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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia7,762 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
We enjoyed spending time viewing all that the mall had to offer including Smith Street at each end. All new to us, my wife in her element with the shops while I wandered viewing the architecture and monuments and enjoyed a pedicure and foot massage. We certainly parted with more money than intended but no regrets. The Mall wasn't very busy, fellow passengers from the ship seemed to outnumber other before lunchtime. Shame that the water fountain wasn't working.
Written January 2, 2023
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SuhaimiKuantan
Kuantan205 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Actually I like this place as it is a pesestrian Mall which means it has free flowing ventilation. There are several shops which sell good souvenirs like the Darwin gift shop and NT. There is also a decent bookshop,Darwin Bookshop which I really appreciate very much as being an avid reader. There are several eateries with reasonable prices. Nice experience.
Written March 4, 2020
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand3,908 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Solo
Typical mix of shops and restaurants in an open-air, walk-through setting. I had to go there to find an eyeglasses shop for an emergency repair to my glasses and was given very kind help from a wonderful staff at the OPSM shop. She went out of her way to repair my glasses and didn't charge me for her efforts.
Written September 28, 2023
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Toan N
Brisbane, Australia3,420 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
I've been to all the capital cities across Australia, as well as smaller towns, and for a capital this place is unfortunately uneventful and needs a revamp to rejuvenate the city area. I know COVID-19 hit, but maybe it would be a good time for some authorities to think how to rejuvenate it once the restrictions and borders are lifted, especially since it is the closest city and transit spot to Asia, and make it more attractive to not just tourists, but locals as well.
Written November 25, 2020
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Bruce H
Adelaide, Australia49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Business
Smith Street Mall is mainly a tourist strip now to buy souvenirs. Casuarina is a huge shopping centre in the northern suburbs, and most people live in those suburbs and shop there now. There's plenty to see and do in the CBD though. Darwin is a beautiful city.
Written June 6, 2019
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PetalMelbourne
Melbourne89 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
We came here on Boxing Day and it was like a ghost town. Cotton On is the only major shop here, the rest are boutiques, camping shops and souvenir shops. There are also plenty of ‘massage’ places that seem to be open 24 hours a day. There was no one around. A lot of empty shops. The NT government wonders why they are losing tourists to Bali and this is the reason. You can get a pedicure or noodles any time of the day and night there. They need to re-visit opening hours if they want to bring the tourists in. Nail places especially need to be open longer (and on Boxing and New Years Day!) if they want to entice women (and in turn their husbands).
Written December 26, 2018
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241cathyg
West Nowra, Australia123 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018
The Mall has some nice cafes & touristy shops as well as some really good jewellery shops. It is not a large shopping mall but is worth a visit. I managed to purchase an opal pendant from the jewellers & a Darwin NT shirt for my husband from one of the tourist shops which had larger sizes & good quality material.
Written September 8, 2018
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Lou G
Darwin, Australia18 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Family
If you are the shop 'til you drop type, you may want to give the Mall a miss. Plenty of souvenir shops selling the same things, not a lot of food variety, you're token shops - Reject Shop, pharmacy, newsagents etc. A few lovely boutiques, mainly in mini shopping centres on the Mall but I spent the most time shopping in the Op Shop.
Tip: Don't expect a shopping Mecca
Pro:Play area for kids, the water feature the kids could play in was refreshing.
Con: Tacky souvenirs shops and being humbugged (bothered) for loose change.
Written September 18, 2015
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Michael-4551
Caloundra, Australia5,534 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Visited a few times during my stay in Darwin, used it more as a thorough fare to go somewhere else, always seemed deserted and a bit neglected.
Written June 16, 2023
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K72
Melbourne, Australia3,063 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Friends
Uninspiring mall that was a ghost town bat a few homeless people after 6pm on a Wednesday. Nothing was open after 6pm. Earlier in the day there were a few people around but no crowds. A few ok stores like Just Jean's and Cotton On. Nice walkways with interesting metal drain covers.
Written September 25, 2019
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