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Northern Territory Shopping and nightlife
Shopping in Northern Territory
Darwin specialities include opals, Aboriginal artefacts and outback clothing, which are also available in Alice Springs. You can also find unique, handcrafted goods in Darwin's markets, which are great attractions in themselves. Mindil Beach Sunset Market in Darwin is an incredibly popular market open from May to October and a great place to sample the diverse cuisine of the territory.
Didgeridoos are highly popular souvenir pieces in Alice Springs - and throughout the NT, but make sure you ask for a certificate of authentication and a practical demonstration of the instrument when you buy.
Nightlife in Northern Territory
There is plenty of nightlife in Darwin with some of the best at outdoor foreshore bars where a beer and a flaming red sunset in tropical heat is unforgettable. The city also boasts the Skycity Darwin (www.skycitydarwin.com.au), built in an extraordinary modern architectural style. This A$30-million casino complex also encompasses luxury accommodation, restaurants, discos and sporting and convention facilities and is surrounded by lush gardens perched along the shores of Mindil Beach.