Check out the boutiques in the relaxed alfresco-style of the City Mall and surrounding streets. For the serious shopper, Casuarina Square, the largest shopping centre in the Territory, boasts over 200 retail stores and two major department stores.
A free bus service from the city to Casuarina Square is available with pick-up from all major hotels. Parap Shopping Village is Darwin's most popular boutique shopping centre and home to the infamous weekly Saturday markets. Cullen Bay Marina is the perfect place to spend a lazy afternoon sipping mango daiquiris and soaking up the tropical atmosphere, featuring an eclectic mix of restaurants, cafes and gift shops.
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.