Start with breakfast at Laneway Specialty Coffee, discreetly flipping through the anything-but-discreet Northern Territory News. Take a stroll downtown and through Bicentennial Park. Don't miss the high-tide action at Aquascene, and as the day warms up, head down to the waterfront precinct, stopping for lunch at Curve and a dip in the Wave Lagoon. As the sun sets, make your way to Mindil Beach Sunset Market, packed with food outlets, buskers and souvenirs.
On day two, hire a bike and head out to the Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, then lunch at the adjacent Darwin Ski Club. Continue your coastal jaunt with visits to the East Point Reserve and the Defence Military Museum. Watch the sunset at Darwin Ski Club, dine at PM Eat & Drink, catch a movie under the stars at the Deckchair Cinema, and then cocktail into the night at Lola's Pergola.