The Didgeridoo Hut


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The Didgeridoo Hut

This aboriginal-owned and run shop, workshop and art gallery is about half an hour by car down the Arnhem Highway from Darwin. Exquisite examples of this fascinating handmade aboriginal instrument are for sale, and can be seen in the production process. There is also authentic aboriginal artwork on display, making great souvenirs and gifts.


Darwin is no great shakes as a designer shopping venue, except in terms of outback necessities, aboriginal artefacts and surf gear. The main shopping areas are Mitchell Street and the parallel pedestrian precinct of Smith Street. Mitchell Street offers mainly tour agencies, cafes, bars, Internet cafes, aboriginal art and a few other miscellaneous shops. The Smith Street pedestrian precinct is a more relaxing retail environment with fountains, outdoor cafes, bookshops, shoe shops and tourist stores.