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Jessica McCabe3 years ago

There's no better companion to tackle Darwin with!

Nothing beats spending quality father and son time together. Sometimes we can neglect our loved ones unintentionally, so rekindle with these father and son friendly activities in Darwin that will leave you both grinning from ear to ear. Enjoy a nice cold beer at a magnificent waterfront location or splash around in one of Darwin's best swimming destinations. Visit an awesome café for a mouthwatering feast, or stay in a cool lodge that is central to all of the best bits of Darwin. Maximise your father and son day while you're both able to enjoy some relaxing downtime together.

Barramundi Lodge 

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Outside view, Barramundi Lodge – Darwin

This quaint, character-filled gem is a cool place to spend the night with your son in Darwin. It’s in a prime location to simply stroll across to cool father and son venues in the morning. Some super close places that will keep your little one or young adult cheery, are the Botanical Gardens, MGM Grand Casino and Darwin’s famous Mindil Beach Markets. Just a hop, skip and a jump will take you to the centre of Mitchell Street, with a huge plethora of cafes, restaurants, bars and nightclubs. Whatever activities you fancy doing with your boy or old man, Barramundi Lodge will prop you up in the ideal spot.
Where: 4 Gardens Road, The Gardens, NT, 0820

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Crepe Escape

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Hotdog crepe, Crepe Escape – Darwin

After a morning of activities with your son, head to Crepe Escape for one of the best meals in town. They have savoury options like the Texas Gouda cheese crepe with smoked turkey. Or an absolute heartstopper, the Hot dog crepe with a spicy sausage, ham, cheese, bacon mustard and fries. They also have a great selection of burgers and sandwiches or amazing crepes flavoured with liquor. Indulge in the Nutella, milk chocolate, Oreo cookies, banana and scotch whiskey crepe; it will be like nothing you’ve ever tasted. At Crepe Escape they have a menu that will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters with numerous baguettes, big breakfast options, toasties and amazing thick cut fries and wedges.
Where: 19 Kitchener Drive, Darwin, NT, 0800

Darwin Waterfront Corporation

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Wave Lagoon, Darwin waterfront Corporation – Darwin

Make sure you let your food settle before heading for some father and son water fun at Darwin’s safest, stinger and crocodile free swimming lagoon. If you have a baby boy this is the ideal activity because he can splash around in the shallow water section specifically designed for toddlers. If you’re a bit more of a thrill seeker, Wave Lagoon has swells of up to 1.2 metres in height. You can ride a boogie board or even just soak up the sun on one of their deck chairs. If you prefer still water the waves run on 10 minute cycles so you can have some downtime to have a relaxing wave free swim as well.
Where: 19 Kitchener Drive, Darwin, NT, 0800

Frying Nemo

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Burger with Asahi, Frying Nemo – Darwin

Complete your father and son day out at Frying Nemo. These guys boast some of the freshest fish and chips around and are on a prime waterfront location in Darwin. Sit back and order a big beef burger while sipping on an Asahi with your mini-me. They are a licensed premises with a fully equipped bar and a wine list to really help you guys wind down after your adventure filled day. Chow down on some of their famous mini burgers accompanied by a milkshake if your son isn’t of age. If you have built up a serious appetite throughout the day visit Frying Nemo for the ultimate dining experience with your father or son.
Where: 90 Frances Bay Drive, Stuart Part, NT, 0820

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