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Beth McFadden4 years ago

Go to Darwin for a royal weekend away

The biggest news in Australia at the moment is that Prince Harry has just touched down in Darwin for a month-long secondment, and guess what ladies? He’s on the market for a wife. If you’re looking to nab yourself a royal husband or just have a serious love of the English monarchy, then head to Darwin for a royal weekend. Get yourself pampered to look your best, check out these bars for a chance to have a glimpse of the redheaded prince and make sure you get your beauty sleep at these hotels fit for a king or queen.

Café Del’ Art

Crazy latte art, Cafe Del' Art - Darwin
Crazy latte art, Cafe Del’ Art – Darwin

Boasting incredible reviews by the pickiest of coffee drinkers, Café Del’ Art will set your day off in the right direction with their smooth coffee and unique latte art. With views of the water from the café, you can sit back and sip on your cappuccino while wistfully thinking about that dreamy prince. If you’re lucky, the experienced baristas may even whip you up a coffee with a crown on top so you feel like royalty yourself. Choose Café Del’ Art as your first stop for the day and treat yourself to amazing coffee and service.
Where: 24 Mitchell Street, Darwin NT 0800

Royal Mane Hairdressing

Royal locks, Royal Mane Hairdressing - Darwin
Royal locks, Royal Mane Hairdressing – Darwin

For a fitting haircut and style, head to Royal Mane Hairdressing right in the centre of Darwin. Focusing on absolute luxury, their salon is prepared to cut, treat and style your hair for your big weekend. Whether you want a full head of foils, a completely new hairstyle, their expert colourists and stylists are waiting for you to give them a buzz and book in for an appointment. Sit back, relax and know that you’re in good hands. You’ll leave with locks to woo even the highest of royalty.
Where: Shop 18 Metro Building, 21 Cavenagh Street, Darwin NT 0800

Discovery Nightclub

The Level 1 dancefloor, Discovery Nightclub - Darwin
The Level 1 dancefloor, Discovery Nightclub – Darwin

Your best bet of seeing the party boy prince is to head to one of the local nightclubs on Mitchell Street. Notorious for his drinking and antics, there are even bets on which bar Harry will show up to during his stay in crocodile country. One of the hottest tips is that he will show up in Discovery Nightclub located just a short walk from the Army base. Known for it’s incredible atmosphere, Discovery Darwin is a great night out even if you don’t get to spot the prince, with three levels of party filled floors to keep you entertained. Whether you want to dance your heart out on Level 1 or belt out your karaoke favourites on Level 3, Discovery Nightclub will not disappoint.
Where: 89 Mitchell Street, Darwin NT 0800

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Darwin

Luxurious views, DoubleTree Hilton Hotel -Darwin
Luxurious views, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Darwin

From one royal family to another, book your accommodation at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Darwin on the esplanade. Overlooking the ocean and Darwin’s most popular restaurant strip, these suites have been recently renovated to suit the most elite. If you’re as sensitive sleeping as Hans Christen Anderson’s Princess and the Pea, then the comfortable beds and couches in the private suites won’t disappoint you. The convenient location of the DoubleTree means that it will be easy to find your way home even after a big night out. If you’re feeling a bit rough in the morning, wander down to the poolside restaurant for lunch and a dip in the pool surrounded by lush gardens.
Where: 122 The Esplanade, Darwin NT 0800

Burnett House

Quaint high tea location, Burnett House - Darwin
Quaint high tea location, Burnett House – Darwin

Built in 1938, Burnett House is a little slice of history located just 10 minutes from the centre of Darwin. Complete with bullet holes and remnants from WW2, this heritage-listed building has now been revived and turned into a prime spot for high tea on a Sunday afternoon. With traditional English scones, cakes and tea, this little haven is the perfect place to relax and practice your table manners. Wear your finest tea dress and only bring the most refined of conversations to this exquisite location.
Where: Burnett Place, Larrakeyah NT 0820

Have you seen Prince Harry yet? Help a girl out, let us know where in the comments below!

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