THINGS TO DO

The Top End has a plethora of activities to keep even the most avid traveller busy.

Darwin and surrounds are ready for you to explore!

The Leprechaun Resort can offer assistance when booking day tours and leisure activities. 

The Spectacular Crocodile Cruises take guests on a river cruise and educate them on Croc biology, territorial habits – and their value to the ecosystem. The Crocs are wild and have a healthy diet of barramundi, mud crabs, stingray and the occasional wallaby. Tours offer the crocs a taste of buffalo meat in return for them swimming out to say hello and show their incredible hunting techniques.​​​

The crocodile is a cold blooded animal, they bask in the sun during the cooler months of June, July, and early August. Most of the time it's warm, Crocodiles are buried in the mud, under the trees in the shade. ​

Tour staff are avid wildlife guides – they know the Crocs by name – and personality.!

Meet these remarkable creatures that we share planet earth with a river cruise or extend your tour to include an  aerial view of the wetlands with a Spectacular Helicopter tour and an up close and personal snake handling demonstration.

Leprechaun Resort guests receive a discount rate on Spectacular Tours. Book Now!

Litchfield National Park

Together with stunning tropical waterfalls and swimming holes, this is a truly beautiful destination found just south of Darwin, the capital city of the Northern Territory. Litchfield National Park features numerous waterfalls which cascade from a sandstone plateau called the Tabletop Range, monsoon rainforests, intriguing magnetic termite mounds and historical sites. Litchfield National Park is chosen by local Darwin residents and tourists as 1-3 day destination for it's waterfalls and magnetic termite mounds. Also noted are the 4WD tracks into some of the more remote parts of Litchfield National Park and surrounding region. Litchfield National Park lies approximately 130kms southwest of Darwin near the town of Batchelor and covers around 1,500 sq kms. 

Take a day trip or weekend camping experience right from your accommodation base at The Leprechaun Resort. Of all Darwin hotels, our resort accommodation is closest in proximity to Apollo campervan hire and Britz Rentals, both being a 10 minute walk away.  

Territory Wildlife Park

At the Territory Wildlife Park, not only do you see wildlife up-close in their natural habitats, you meet them walking through tree top aviaries, strolling around a natural lagoon and even get to interact with them during daily presentations. 

Just a short trip from all Darwin hotels, and even shorter from The Leprechaun Resort. A fantastic day trip for the whole family during school holidays.

Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park an Australian Natural Icon covers almost 20,000 square kms and is 257 kms East of Darwin the capital city of the Northern Territory, Australia. Kakadu National Park is a World Heritage listed area that has been listed for it's cultural and natural heritage and Kakadu is the largest terrestrial national park in Australia. Life in the park does depends on the water, also in respect to the tropical monsoon climate that produces the downpours of the tropical humidity of the "wet" season, and the milder weather of the "dry" season. Take a day trip or weekend camping experience right from your accommodation base at The Leprechaun Resort. Of all Darwin hotels, our resort accommodation is closest in proximity to Apollo campervan hire and Britz Rentals, both being a 10 minute walk away.  

Multicultural Markets

Darwin is a melting pot of cultures and many of the Markets around town can be seen as living proof. You will find a mix of artisan wares and handmade crafts, delicious International food and spectacular entertainment at the many markets Darwin has to offer. Most are a short distance from the hotels central location. Try the seasonal Mindil Beach Sunset market and Palmerston night Markets, or the all year round Parap Village Markets, Nightcliff Markets and Rapid Creek Markets .

Darwin Cup Carnival

The Darwin Cup Carnival is held in August every year at the beautiful Fannie Bay Racecourse, Darwin. The spectacular annual event sees punters come from near and far to back a winner and flash the latest fashion trends. 

All your accommodation needs are sorted for your ultimate Darwin Cup Day with The Leprechaun Resort. Whether you back a winner or not, you will still come out in front with a relaxing stay at the tranquil luxury resort over the long weekend.  

Darwin Festival

Celebrate Darwin at an 18-day festival packed with free outdoor events, theatre, dance, music, and comedy, plus the sensational cuisine and weather. This annual festival is held in August each year and all venues are but a short distance from the luxury of our resort accommodation. Of all Darwin hotels, our resort offers the most relaxing stay while still within close proximity of all Darwin Festival events. 

Darwin V8 Supercars

It’s all about the action, the entertainment, the concerts and the party! Escape the winter and join in Darwin’s best event! Get ready for lots of excitement on and off the track at the Annual V8 Supercars at Hidden Valley. Of all Darwin hotels, The Leprechaun Resort is the closest hotel, just a stone's throw away from all the action of the track. Book your group accommodation now!

Darwin Waterfront Precinct

Experience the best of Darwin’s tropical lifestyle at the Darwin Waterfront Precinct, just 10 minutes by car from The Leprechaun. Relax with a coffee or linger over a long breakfast, lunch, dinner or drinks at one of the precinct’s many cafes, restaurants and bars. Ride the swell at the Wave Lagoon or float in the free saltwater Recreation Lagoon with a manmade beach and shady lawn beyond. Book a luxurious beauty or hair treatment, find the perfect souvenir or just meander around the lush parklands and walkways dotted with public art and soak up the tranquil ocean views.

WWII Memorials & Sites

The Northern Territory, and Darwin in particular, played a significant role in Australia’s defensive and offensive activities during World War II. There are a number of heritage places within easy drive across Darwin and down the Stuart Highway.

Military Heritage places include airfields, explosives stores and watch towers as well as important sites and scenic locations along the Darwin foreshore.

All of these places reflect a facet of Darwin’s World War II history as told in the exhibitions at the Defence of Darwin Experience (DDE) facility at East Point Reserve. Enjoy exploring Darwin’s wartime heritage, as part of the Defence of Darwin Experience.

Be sure to explore the East Point Military Complex, WWII Oil Tunnels, Strauss Airfield, USS Peary Memorial to Doctor’s Gully, Quarantine Anti-Aircraft Battery, Survivor’s Lookout to Government House or the Aviation Heritage Museum and Charles Darwin National Park which are both a short walk from the hotels location.

Museums & Art Galleries of the Northern Territory

The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) is the Northern Territory's premier cultural organisation.

The Museum and Art Gallery in Darwin is set in a scenic location overlooking the Arafura Sea at Bullocky Point. MAGNT is home to internationally renowned artistic, cultural and scientific collections and research programs.

Indigenous Art & Culture

The world's oldest living culture is found in the Top End, a place that the Aboriginal people of Northern Australia have called home for more than 40,000 years. From Darwin you can explore rock art sites, sample bush tucker or learn traditional weaving and hunting techniques.

Indigenous art is thriving in many communities throughout the Top End's tropical outback. Visit the galleries in Maningrida, Oenpelli, the Tiwi Islands and Yirrkala, exhibiting both contemporary and indigenous art. While buying art direct from these communities is a unique experience, indigenous art can also be conveniently purchased from the many art and craft outlets in and around Darwin, Kakadu and Katherine.

The Top End is also home to a number of arts and cultural festivals including the Barunga Festival, Merrepen Arts Festival, the Tiwi Islands Football Grand Final and Art Sale, Garma Festival, Kakadu Mahbilil Festival, Darwin Festival and many more. Take a day trip or weekend camping experience right from your accommodation base at The Leprechaun Resort. Of all Darwin hotels, our resort accommodation is closest in proximity to Apollo campervan hire and Britz Rentals, both being a 10 minute walk away.  

Nightlife

Darwin nightlife is centred around a 500m stretch of Mitchell Street in the CBD. Mitchell Street is regarded as the nightlife centre of Darwin with it's cinemas, sidewalk cafes, open air sidewalk bars, upmarket restaurants, 5 Star hotels and quaint Irish, English oh yes and Aussie pubs. When you have had your fill of excitement, retire to the hotels serenity and relaxing atmosphere.

Shopping

Casuarina Square was built to provide the most comfortable shopping experience in the Northern Territory. The Centre is continuously evolving to meet the needs of the area’s residents. A convenient location and the Centre has been offering unparalleled service to the local community since 1973. 
With over 190 stores and retailers, including Kmart, Big W, Woolworths and Coles, Casuarina Square has something for everyone. We also have a wide variety of specialty retailers, offering you the latest fashion, and everything else you could possibly desire. In addition, Casuarina Square has an eatery which offers a variety of cuisine. and an impressive seven-screen Birch Carroll and Coyle Cinema to catch up on the newest releases on the big screen.
The Centre is easily accessible from hotels central location, by bus, car or taxi. When visiting by car, you’ll be happy to find that there’s plenty of available parking, both undercover and outdoor. The Casuarina bus interchange is directly adjacent to the Shopping Centre, giving you easy access both to and from the resort.

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