We had no idea that we’d be in the capital of the Northern Territory during their Festival and it was a wonderful surprise.
Parking was easy in Port Darwin and we walked past the impressive Parliament House, following the crowds and the lights to one of the entrances.
The art displays, entitled Wish Upon A Jellyfish, by Aly deGroot, were illuminated and free,
along with general entry which also gave you live entertainment in a huge Amphitheatre.
Having not scoured the program to see what we might be interested in, we just took a turn about the park, admiring the sculptures and the music and marveling at the number of people at long trestles, eating from the variety of takeaway on offer.
From here we took the road to the Waterfront precinct and from the skywalk, admired the illuminations of the Ferris Wheel.
There were many venues and exhibitions.
If you are going to be in Darwin in August, do some research beforehand and book in for your taste of culture, art and entertainment. We certainly will, next time.
Well, the ONLY way I want to meet one of these jellyfish is where they’re up in a tree and not real. On a hot night, who doesn’t enjoy splashes of light and colour!
Love the illuminations. Looks like a good time was had by all!