Clicking on the RASNT logo  anywhere in this site will take you to
the official Royal Agricultural Society website


The NT Show Circuit now has its own site:

Most questions that have arisen, particularly from interstate exhibitors, in previous years have related to information about Darwin, particularly about accommodation. Hopefully, this page provides some useful links and also some interesting links in and around the Top End.

Should you find anything not covered in these Links or on the Frequently Asked Questions page then please e.mail your questions.

Accommodation   |   Previous Years  |    Official Forms


Click Telstra Yellow Pages to search for accommodation and boarding kennels. There were 5 boarding kennels in the Darwin and the neighbouring rural area last time I looked. The furthest of these would be approximately 30 minutes from the showgrounds.

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Click the logo for the AANT (Automobile Association of the NT) Page.  Also includes sample journey maps for the Alice Springs to Darwin route.

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Click on the logo to read the Lonely Planet description of Darwin.

Darwin Bureau of Meteorology -- the weather outlook in late July would be fine with a minimum of 13 degrees and a maximum 32 degrees (this is our "Dry" season).

Get a copy of a local Travel Guide and consider the following *FREE* options:
  • Charles Darwin National Park - a waterfront park close to the CBD developed to show visitors the rich mangrove habitats of Darwin Harbour.  Opportunities for a relaxing picnic.
  • Cullen Bay Marina - just a short trip from the CBD and a great place to watch a working lock.  Great restaurants and atmosphere.
  • Darwin Wharf Precinct - Stokes Hill Wharf offers visitors alfresco dining, great sunsets and cool breezes.  Good fishing point to throw in a line.
  • East Point Reserve and Lake Alexander - 200 hectares of recreation area with natural forest and mangroves, open parkland, public picnic and BBQ facilities and saltwater swimming in the safety of Lake Alexander.  Gun emplacements dating back to WWII and another fabulous place to watch a Fannie Bay sunset.
  • Fannie Bay Gaol - was still in use until 1979 when the Berrimah Prison officially opened and is now a museum.
  • George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens - 42 hectares showcasing the flora of the Northern Territory and other tropical habitats.  Wander through rainforest, coastal foredunes, mangroves and open woodlands.  See orchids, aroids, bromeliades and other striking plants up close.
  • Museum and Art Gallery of the NT - Connacher Street Fannie Bay - fantastic collections on Aboriginal Art and culture, visual arts and crafts including pieces from the South-East Asia and Pacific regions, maritime archaeology and NT History - the home of the NT's "Sweetheart" and the Cyclone Tracy display.
  • NT Parliament House - Australia's newest Parliament House opened in 1994.  Guided tours depart from the foyer at 10.00am and 12noon every Saturday.  Tours last 90 minutes are are free.
  • USS Peary Memorial - overlooking Darwin Harbour this gun, salvaged from the wreck of the USS Peary, serves as a memorial dedicated to the Officers and Crew who lost their lives when the vessel was attacked and sunk during the air attack on Darwin by the Japanese on 19 February 1942.
  • Mindil Beach Markets logoThe Mindil Beach Markets - Thursday nights and Sunday afternoons - the best place to watch a great sunset and grab  a feed.

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