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  • 31 July - 6 August 2024
  • Darwin
  • 7 Days 6 Nights
  • 40 people
Tour Details

SOLD OUT IN 2022 & 2023 – REGISTER NOW FOR 2024

The 2024 Darwin Cup Carnival is yet again set to be one of the biggest yet and continues to be the biggest sporting and social event in the Northern Territory. We’ll take in the two main race days, attend the gala ball and explore the beautiful Litchfield National Park.

The Darwin Cup Carnival is a bucket list event for all Australian racing fans as we’ve heard so many fantastic stories from visitors. The biggest outdoor gala ball in the Southern Hemisphere is an event not to be missed with quality food and live performances by some of Australia’s best entertainers  – All under the great northern starry skies in the Top End of Australia. With 20,000 in attendance at the Cup, we’ll have an experience not soon forgotten.

Price Includes

  • 6 Nights Accommodation at a four-star Adina Darwin Waterfront Apartment Hotel
  • Breakfast daily
  • Welcome dinner and drinks
  • Explore Litchfield Park and the Jumping Crocodiles Cruise Tour
  • Visit to leading trainer stable
  • Palmerston Sprint Day Races - Premium hospitality in The New Grandstand including food and drinks
  • Entry to the Darwin Turf Club Gala Ball including full hospitality
  • Darwin Cup Calcutta or Sunset Cruise with Dinner
  • Darwin Cup Day Premium Hospitality in The New Grandstand including food & drinks
  • Transfers throughout
  • Experienced Host

Price Excludes

  • Flights to Darwin
  • Airport Transfers
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel Insurance (highly recommeneded)
Double Room Per Person
Twin Room Per Person
Single Room

PAYMENT – Refundable $500 Deposit due on booking, $1000 further payment due Feb 1st, with the balance due 60 days before the tour begins.


WEDNESDAY 31 JULY 2024Welcome Dinner & Drinks

Upon arrival in Darwin, make your way to the centrally located Adina Apartment Hotel located in the heart of the Darwin CBD and a short walk to the Darwin Waterfront. We’ll meet up for some welcome drinks to settle in before heading out a lovely welcome dinner, to enjoy the warm weather, get to know everyone and enjoy some local produce.

We can arrange extra night’s accommodation if you wish to arrive early, attend the Wednesday races or just explore more of Darwin and the NT. Get in early for extra nights.

THURSDAY 1 AUGUSTLitchfield Park Tour

This morning we’re off early to enjoy a guided tour of the Litchfield National Park. Visit the incredible Wangi Falls, Florence Falls and Buley Rockhole where you’ll have a chance to see and swim in stunning waterfalls. See the Magnetic and Cathedral Termite Mounds and hear about their unique role in our Tropical Eco-system.  

We’ll stop for lunch at a nice cafe in the wilderness, then the late afternoon and evening are yours to relax and explore Darwin.  

FRIDAY 2 AUGUSTStable Visit & Croc Tour

We’re up early to head down to the Darwin Turf Club for breakfast and watch the Cup horses go through their final paces. We’ll hear from a leading trainer to see how training is done up in Darwin on the dirt and get the last word on all his runners across the weekend. 

Then we enjoy a group crocodile spotting cruise along the Adelaide River, skippered by our local wildlife expert with a stop at Humpty Doo Pub for lunch.

Upon returning to the hotel you have the rest of the day to relax by the pool or head out for a walk to explore Darwin.

SATURDAY 3 AUGUSTPalmerston Sprint Day & Gala Ball

After a busy 48 hours, enjoy a lazy sleep-in and swim in the pool as we have a big afternoon and evening ahead! Luckily the races don’t start until mid-afternoon. We kick off the weekend’s racing at Palmerston Sprint Day, with the big 1200m dash the highlight of the day’s races. We have premium hospitality in The Public Grandstand with reserved tables, 3-course meal, a beverage package all afternoon and a fantastic balcony looking over the finish.

Then we get ourselves dressed up and head off to the amazing outdoor black tie Gala Ball where we’ll enjoy an amazing evening under the stars as the biggest social event on the Darwin calendar goes off in style. Red carpet arrival, three-course meal on reserved tables, premium beverage package and exceptional entertainment await.

SUNDAY 4 AUGUSTRest Day & Calcutta or Sunset Cruise

Today is a well-earned rest day after a massive Saturday. You may want to just sit around the pool, head out to a nice restaurant, explore the history of Darwin or even head out to Kakadu National Park on a day trip (we can help book this).

For those keen to join in the fun, we’ll head off to the famous Darwin Cup Calcutta and try to get a runner in the Cup to win big or you can join us for a sunset cruise and dinner (drinks available for purchase) on the water.


After a relaxing morning, we’re back out to Fannie Bay racecourse for the day we’ve all been waiting for, the Great Northern Darwin Cup. With over 20,000 people trackside for the $200,000 race on the best dirt track in Australia.

We’re back in The Public Grandstand with reserved tables, a 3-course meal and a beverage package all afternoon. This is a great spot to soak up all the racing atmosphere and watch it unfold.

TUESDAY 6 AUGUST 2024Tour Concludes

Our visit to Darwin finishes today as we make our way back down south and back into winter, hopefully with lots of great memories and some winnings in our pockets.

We can assist with extra nights accommodation and packages if you wish to stay up north longer and explore the amazing NT.