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Darwin Delights

If you’ve ever considered visiting the top end, there has never been a better time than right now.

Whilst the rest of the country, in fact the rest of the world, is in absolute chaos, you will find your oasis in tropical Darwin.

As the territory opens its borders on 17th July, there’s an array of events and things of interest that will take you all the way through to the end of the year.

Reset 2020 has been moved to Saturday 19th September and features artists such as Jon Stevens performing the Noiseworks and INXS collection, Daryl Braithwaite riding high as always and touring his brand new single “Love Songs”, Aussie legend Shannon Noll and unquestionably one of Australia’s finest live acts Thirsty Merc. They will be joined by some of the Northern Territory’s finest artists such as Dr Elephant at one of the most picturesque festival locations in Australia, The Darwin Ski Club.

The event organisers have a COVID-19 Event Safety Plan in place and will follow the guidelines set out by the Department of Health. See the website for bookings and details.

Alternatively, come and soak up the atmosphere and flavours of Darwin’s biggest street market every Sunday, from 4:00pm to 9:00pm!

Bask in the Dry Season glory in true Darwin style by enjoying a picnic dinner on the beach whilst experiencing a spectacular sunset at Mindil Beach Sunset Market – Every Sunday.

See you there!

For the lovers of sport, Darwin has you covered. Check out two of the largest sporting and social events in Darwin, the iconic Great Northern Darwin Cup on Monday 3rd August or the roar of the BetEasy V8 Supercars on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th August.

For the cycling enthusiasts, the 2020 Sunbuild Top End Gran Fondo will be held on the 30th August.

All events start and finish at the Darwin Waterfront, the traditional Sunbuild Full Fondo will be the same as 2019 and they have added a couple of new events this year: 109km and 10km. The traditional Darwin Family Law Half Fondo has dropped back to 60km, with the 25km Fun Fondo and 3km Mini Fondo being the same. So now there truly is a distance for everyone with 6 rides on offer. I know I’ll be there!

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For the culture vultures, there’s the Darwin Festival including The Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards, Australia’s longest running and most prestigious art awards dedicated to indigenous artists.

Award winning comedian Amy Hetherington and Settle Down Sisters will also be there for your entertainment.

Go to for more information.


With so much to do, there’s no excuse to be stuck at home in the cold. Darwin has it all.

And of course, what trip would be complete without your ever faithful and comfy Slappa’s Thongs.

Whilst the rest of the world is in a spin, the one thing you can rely on is that Slappa’s Thongs are still as comfortable and durable as they ever have been.

So, before you come to see us (and we hope you do) why not jump on to our new website and pick up ‘An Advanced Australian Pair’?

If you don’t have time to get a pair delivered, you can always come and see us at Mindil Beach Sunset Market or grab a pair from one of our local stockists.

Your feet will love you for it!

Safe travels and stay healthy.