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Published November 26th 2017
Stocking up on supplies? Need an Iced Coffee? Scenic Walk?
Fannie Bay has some considerable history. It's full of surprising places. I would recommend doing a Darwin Harbour Cruise to understand how it came to be called Fannie Bay. Not only is Fannie Bay up the road from the old military base, home to Lake Alexandra (and a few resident crocs), but it has an eclectic and diverse range of activities.
Fannie Bay Supermarket IGA 15 Fannie Bay Place Darwin, Northern Territory
Let's start with the Fannie Bay IGA. You will find that it's a mecca of greek supplies and various other things that you need to combat the heat. Feel like some kefalograviera, here is your place.
Fannie Bay Super Pizza Italian Restaurant 4 Keith Lane, Fannie Bay
Next stop Italian. This Italian place in Fannie Bay has been here for years. It's a local mecca for pizzas. It has an Italian feel with its red chequered tablecloths and it's a nice place to cool off.
The Fannie Bay Coolspot
Stifling outside and need a hearty meal? Breakfast, lunch or dinner are all provided at Coolspot. And you can get a meal and peruse a local art on the walls. The pictures can be bought (perhaps take your credit card), and they make a mean iced coffee. Laden with loads of cream, ice cream and full milk.
If you're done with sitting down, then it's only a short walk to go to East Point. East Point is home to the Military Museum and also Pee Wees at the Point.
It's easy to hire a bike and head back into the CBD. You can even take a number 4 bus and you'll be back at Mitchell street within 10 minutes. Fannie Bay is a treasure of Darwin. Where's your favourite place in Fannie Bay?