Shop Local: Northern Territory Christmas Gift Ideas for Supporting Local Businesses

This year we‘re showing our support for the Northern Territory’s amazing local businesses in our Gift Guide.

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It’s daunting to find Christmas gifts for everyone on your list. That’s why we have some amazing ideas from local Northern Territory businesses. You can make a huge difference in your community by shopping locally. That’s why Norther and Darwin We Love You have put together the “NT Shop Local” shortlist to help you find the very best gifts and support some local businesses along the way! With the help of our Northern Territory gift guide, you can spread joy and positive vibes this Christmas. We have everything from local handicrafts to beauty products and much more. We promise you’ll find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Happy shopping!

For the friend down South:

Ethical Adventures

Looking for new adventures? With them, you are not a tourist but their partner in fun, adventure and discovery. The vision was to create a tour company that meshed conservation and tourism together. Something that included the fun and enjoyment of a traditional holiday with a deeper understanding and appreciation of the places that they visited.

11 Harcus Court, Malak | Phone:04 8844 2269
[email protected]

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Crab Claw Island Resort

This fisherman’s dream is a 90 minutes’ drive from Darwin. You can hunt for monster mud crabs or go for a dip in the pool with your mates. Fishing here feels like you are on an exotic island in the middle of the NT! From the fabulous food and great accommodation looking out over the water this is a dream location for all things fun! You can walk through the cycad forest and experience the vibrancy and excitement of the Tropical Summer. The great thing is there is something unique for everyone!

Bynoe Harbour PMB 268, Winnellie 

Book online here. 

Mindil Beach Casino Resort

Known for its friendly Aussie service, this ultimate entertainment destination is a five-star beachfront resort. With its white-sand beaches and facilities that redefine comfort, this is a place to be this Christmas. Bring your family to enjoy this Aussie definition of luxury. Why do the dishes when you can enjoy Christmas at the beach in style? Take a break and book here. 

Mindil Beach, Gilruth Ave, Darwin City

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Airborne Solutions

Get your crew together for Heli Adventures in the NT! Airborne Solutions, also trading as Darwin Helicopter Tours, conducts specialist scenic tours and adventure experiences throughout the Northern Territory. Their tours are the ideal way to explore what the NT has to offer and impress your friends down South.

Opt for a Heli Pub Tour Gift Card or a Darwin From Above 20 min Tour Gift Card for an adventure they’ll never forget!

557 Stuart Highway, Winnellie

00Seven Adventures

Experience an incredibly fun way to see the magnificent beauty found around Darwin. On this Thrilling jet, Ski adventure will not only pass by some of the most beautiful coastal locations around Darwin but get the chance to see some of our magnificent marine life. Sea turtles, seabirds and dolphins are often encountered on tours now, and that is a great way to explore.


Beside Wharf One and Bella Restaurant

F3/19 Kitchener Drive, Darwin City 0800

Crocosaurus Cove

58 Mitchell Street, Darwin City 0800 

Or, book online here

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Barramundi Adventures

Your ideal adventure partner for family friendly thrills. You can introduce the fun of catching your first fish to the kiddos and bring the family together while you are at it. Their experienced guides will cater to any skill level. They are wheelchair friendly so nobody misses out on the adventure of catching a barra. They also offer remote and harbour fishing charters.

1612 William Rd, Berry Springs 

Book online here. 

For the nature lover:

Louise Denton Photography

Ensuring that you get transported into the most epic shot of the Northern Territory you have ever seen, Louise incorporates creativity and uniqueness into all of her work. Any of her pieces are a gift worth giving to your loved ones. Dare I say, this should be a gift reserved for your favourite person!

The photographs tell a story of her adventures in the Northern Territory. She draws you in with her lenses and hanging her work in your home will put a smile on your loved one’s face daily!

PS: Her 2023 planner/diary will take you on an adventure with each page turn and inspire you to explore more. Now that is a terrific way to say Happy New Year to someone!

19 Kitchener Dr, Darwin City | Phone: 08 8967 1685

[email protected]

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For the foodies:

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The Darwin Club

Want to shower your favourite people with some indulgent seafood modern Mediterranean cuisine? All you need to do is book a seat and you too can have a feast in the heart of Darwin. 

You can enjoy The Darwin Club’s tasty menu while enjoying the blue waters of the Arafura Sea. For a mouth-watering experience, they will help you pair your dish with a complimentary beverage. 

The service here is exceptional and they make the dining experience a memorable one that you will definitely want to repeat!

We recommend making a reservation; you won’t want to miss out on this experience!

70 Esplanade, Darwin City | Phone: 08 8981 4544

[email protected] 


Berry Springs Tavern

Driving down from Darwin? This makes for a great stop to be included in your trip. Fresh seafood, hand-cut beef fillets, scrumptious stews or any other mouth-watering dishes are a reason to stop!

The large verandahs look out over the beautiful NT bush making the atmosphere second to none. Yes, they cater to beer lovers too, their icy cold beverage selection is the perfect break you need from the NT heat.

They also have a great indoor and outdoor kid’s area.

795 Cox Peninsula Rd, Berry Springs | Phone: 08 8988 6186


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Darwin Harbour Cruises

Darwin Harbour Cruises was awarded Tripadvisors Travellers’ Choice of 2022 for a reason! The buffet, gorgeous sunset views with a glass of vino and the seafood, oh my, the seafood (it’s heaven!)

Having been operational since 1996, you can trust that your gift will be the one bringing all the smiles. This is the perfect gift for a friend or family member who enjoys a  combination of adventure, luxury, and entertainment and who likes the WOW experience.

Spoil your special someone with an epic offshore happy hour.

You can purchase a gift card and let the experience speak for itself!
Happy Dining.

Shop 7, Port Arcade Stokes Hill Wharf, Darwin

Book gift card here. 

Darwin Gourmet Tours

If you or your loved one have a passion for great food and drink. These are the people to look up! Their relaxed tours are a great way to sample the best of Darwin. Their knowledgeable, and experienced local guides will take you on easy walking tours. Here you will be able to try gourmet tastes from Aboriginal bush foods to regional delicacies. They will take you on a food journey like no other!

This is the perfect gift for the foodie in your family, you can purchase a tour and they will get to explore and expand their palette.

How fantastic is that?!

Book gift card here. 

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For your burnt-out friend:

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Darwin Yoga Space

Darwin Yoga Space is the place to practice yoga and look after your health and well-being. Being the largest yoga school in Darwin they have highly qualified teachers who pay a great deal of attention to individuals and their alignment needs. Iyengar yoga classes here are a thoughtful gift for someone who is starting out in yoga or a seasoned practitioner. Darwin Yoga Space believes that Yoga is a mindful practice that will touch all aspects of your life.

This is a thoughtful gift for someone who wants to stretch out the kinks of life, chill out and get healthier. 

When you purchase classes or yoga clothing/props for your friend or family member please email us at [email protected] or, pop in just before or after class (see their online timetable). 

11-12/10 Caryota Court, Coconut Grove | Phone: 08 8948 2299


For the New Business Owner:

Belong Group

Photography Gift  


  • Know someone who has recently started in business? 
  • A friend or family member that just got engaged or welcomed a new baby? 
  • Or want to simply capture a special moment?  
  • This is the perfect gift that will be remembered for a lifetime.  

1 Hour Photography Session $275 Inc GST.  

Simply email: [email protected] to purchase your gift voucher.  

Only 10 packages available. Subject to Photographer availability.  


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For the socialite:

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Enchanted Moments

Every event is special, be it an intimate wedding for 50 or a large corporate dinner for 1,000. Enchanted Moments can set the scene with creative ideas and exceptional outcomes. Their main concern is to assure you that you have the event of your dream. Making you happy is what makes them proud. That is what you need in an event planner!

Unit 1, 4 College Road Berrimah | Phone: 08 8984 3336

[email protected]


For the stylish friend:

Skin Official

Skin Official is a curated retail space showcasing a selection of Australian labels exclusive to the Darwin area. You can treat your friends and family this holiday season to plenty of special pieces from us.

 You can treat your friends and family to exquisite collections of skin care products and luxurious designer pieces. This is the kind of gift anyone special in your life will appreciate!

Find the latest online and in our Darwin store.

45 Stuart Hwy, Stuart Park | Phone: 0476 070 905

[email protected]

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Wow! Phew, you’ve come this far! The Norther® team hopes that the above helps you give your family, friends and loved ones an unforgettable gift to send this Christmas. And, thank you for choosing local!

We would love your feedback on this page – please comment below if you’ve found our gift ideas useful in your shopping! Get your daily fix of Northern Territory beauty by following @darwinweloveyou and @northerhq. Please signup here to join our newsletter list to be the first to get travel hints and local recommendations. 

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