Darwin International Airport (DRW)
Facilities and Services
(Darwin, Northern Territory - NT, Australia)
Passengers waiting for their flight at Darwin Airport (DRW) may like to take advantage of the various onsite facilities. There are a number of places to shop and enjoy a meal, and lockers are located on the Ground Floor (near the domestic baggage carousels) should you wish to store your luggage and lighten your load.
Visitors often spend time at the Public Viewing Deck, where you can watch the planes taking off whilst enjoying a coffee or snack. Darwin holidaymakers should check out the Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS) office, which is located on the First Floor, close to Gate 5. Business travellers with laptops should head to the terminal's First Floor, where wireless Internet access is available. At the front, close to the entrance, postcards and letters can be posted in the Australia Post mail box (collected daily).
Airport Information Desks
Tel: + 61 (0)8 8920 1805 (Lost Property)
Darwin International boasts a well-stocked and well-staffed information centre for tourists and travellers, named Tourism Top End. This desk is site next to the Baggage Reclaim area, on the Ground Floor. If you think you have mislaid an item, then pay a visit to the Lost Property Office at the Terminal Control Centre (Ground Floor - near Gate 6).
Shops, Duty-Free and Retail Outlets
Tel: + 61 (0)8 8945 2688
There are good shopping opportunities within Darwin Airport. News Travels provides everything from newspapers and books, to travel accessories, gifts and basic refreshments (drinks and snacks). At the Territory Store you can purchase a variety of handicrafts related to Australia's Northern Territory, while Runway News is something of a newsagent / chemist / gift shop. For tax-free goods, JR Duty Free is the place to come and resides within the Transit Lounge of International Departures (First Floor). Here you can choose between alcohol, various perfumes, tobacco goods, cameras, souvenirs, cosmetics and watches.
Bars, Cafés and Restaurants
If you are looking for a bite to eat or simply a coffee, there are a handful of eateries to choose between. Velluto's Cafe (located both at International and Arrivals Landside) further hot and cold meals and accompanied by cappuccinos, lattes and chilled drinks. Elsewhere, in the Domestic Departure and Arrivals Lounge, the Fannie Bay Ale House offers light meals, with seating based around a large television screen, and at the Red Rooster, roast chicken meals, salads, seafood dishes and burgers are always popular. Close by, the Aromas Cafe offers fresh coffee, cakes and pastries, together with sandwiches, wraps and hot snacks.
Currency Exchange, Communications and Banking Facilities
You can convert your money to and from Aussie dollars at the resident Travelex outlet, which is to be found within the International Departures Lounge, on the Ground Floor. If you are simply wishing to withdraw cash from a cashpoint machine, then both the Ground Floor and the First Floor have ATMs to hand. To change notes into coins, look out for the change machines on the Ground Floor.
Darwin Airport is considered to be very disabled-friendly, with good access for wheelchair users, allocated parking bays (near the pedestrian walkways leading to the terminal) and assistance where required - it is advisable to arrange this in advance.
Other facilities at DRW include a first aid and medical facilities, airport luggage trolleys, change machines throughout the ground floor, Internet kiosks and wireless Internet 'Hotspots', an airport lost property desk, public showers and toilets, baby changing rooms and drinking water fountains. There are also pay telephones, video games and designated smoking areas, as well as an airline viewing area.