Duct tape and beer cans make surprisingly good floaties.
Stay an extra day
Mindil Beach is a premier attraction in Darwin and worth another day after the throngs of the Regatta dissipate.
Browse the Mindil Beach Sunset Market
Settle under the coconut palms for sunset while deciding which of the tantalising food-stall aromas holds the greatest allure.
Try a local favorite satay stick from Bobby's Brazier
Pair it with fresh fruit salad, decadent cakes or luscious crêpes.
Darwin International Airport (DRW)
Fly from Sydney or any other major city down under. Virgin Australia services the continent with frequent flights. Mindil Beach is a mere 2km from the city center. The festival takes place in late July, held annually since 1974 in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia at Mindil Beach.