Pull up a plastic chair on a patch of Darwin’s best real estate. The “Ski Club” is probably the best place in town to stop and settle for a sunset drink. There’s plenty of room for everyone to stretch out and enjoy a tipple. Outdoor tables and chairs are spread across the lawns and the sunset view across Darwin Harbour is interrupted only by fairy lights strung between palm trees.
It’s a great place to take kids, there’s a load of lawn and two salt water pools and there’s live music on weekends.
Friday and Saturday nights, the Ski Club plays host to local and interstate bands.
Drinks at this outdoor bar are ‘club’ in style, inexpensive and in stubby holders. Bistro meals and bar snacks are perfect for the laid-back setting.
Officially a hub for water sports aficionados and their guests (the club is home to the NT Waterski Association), visitors are required to sign in as temporary club members in a quick and easy process that’s well worth the time and ink.