Franchisee Focus: Rebecca Auld

Franchise Focus-Bendigo

We’ve talked about operating a Pinot & Picasso from a completely different state, and it is now a reality for some of our franchisees! We spoke to Pinot & Picasso owner, Rebecca Auld, and her experience operating her studio from her home in NSW!

 

How did you first hear about Pinot & Picasso?

I attended this newly talked about place called Pinot & Picasso in Terrigal as part of a mothers group night out. It was our first night out since having our babies and it followed the first lot of long COVID lockdowns! So, you can imagine we were super keen to be out! I was so worried about the painting part as my artist ability stopped at stick figures – I hoped my drinking would pull me through, ha! I hoped it was a bit like playing pool, the more you consume the better the artwork will be. 

To my surprise, I loved the whole experience and was so proud of myself and my masterpiece! The experience made me feel very accomplished all at the same time of enjoying social time with friends, which was so very needed! My artwork (In the Old Gumtree) was placed in the loungeroom of our family home along with some of our children’s artworks. Kooka will soon be displayed in our Bendigo studio as a constant reminder of where it all began for us!

What convinced you to join Pinot & Picasso as a Franchisee?

I’m not sure we needed convincing as we were very keen to be part of this very clever business model and experience – I mean, who doesn’t want to drink, eat, paint, laugh and make money! After speaking with Aaron and James on a few occasions and also speaking with a couple of franchisees, we just felt it was the right fit for us and our family/business goals. The team at HQ were informative and being able to speak with other franchisees made us feel comfortable, answering all our questions (we did have a lot) and reassuring us of our decision to move forward.

What was the process like becoming a Pinot & Picasso Franchisee?

Pretty seamless really. Once we made the decision on our territory, it was all go, go, go from there! We had access to the information we needed to make some clear decisions and although the legal part is never fun, this seemed to be pretty straight forward. I attended the HQ training which really tied a lot of the early information and operational aspects together for me and then having a direct HQ contact such as Sally has been super helpful as a new Franchisee. I have met with Sally weekly in the lead up to Opening weekend and she has been a saviour in moments that mattered. HQ has done a lot of work developing the systems and processes in order to set us up for the best success!

What made you decide to operate an interstate studio?

There were not many options left for us in NSW and working remotely was not foreign to us in business so we thought why not, let’s look at another state and see what is available. We were given 5 territories as options within NSW, VIC, QLD and SA. We had both travelled to Regional VIC for work and pleasure. My husband and I both appreciate good art and great architecture and both growing up in smaller regional locations (him in the North Island of NZ); we know how important experiences such as P&P are for regional areas. It was as you would say, love at first sight when Bendigo territory was on the table – an absolute no-brainer! 

Pinot & Picasso Bendigo

You’ve done everything without even going to Bendigo. What was the process like from finding your studio to getting it open?

It has been actually very smooth considering we have never stepped foot inside the location or been able to visit Bendigo in the lead up. The local community of Bendigo is very special, which we already knew from being visitors to the region, often taken in as a local during our trips there. We did our initial search ourselves for our studio and found a few options we thought would be a nice fit. We contacted the real estate agent who was able to give us even more information about the properties that made our decision even easier.

Aaron was our go-to person for the studio and he sorted all the negotiations from there, scoring us a great deal for the location. We planned out our opening and fit-out, and had the amazing help and support from Phia, HQ’s Victorian Studio guru! Phia was our feet on the ground as the extended lockdowns in NSW not letting us out of the state anytime soon. She took videos, photos and helped find our builder for us. Phia also helped get our staff up and running! We had a vision for the studio and this was brought to life by our builder and his team of professionals. 

Our studio mural was very important to us as we really wanted it to bring to life the history that is stemmed so deeply in Bendigo. Funnily enough, I had been on the search for a mural artist since our Hello days. However, I placed our ad up for staff and this very quirky and fun loving person applied and told me of her mural she had completed recently in Bendigo – and the rest is history! She brought our vision and studio wall to life, it really is a must see! There is no mistaking which studio you are in when you look at our mural! 

We wanted people in Bendigo to have a city experience without needing to go to the city and we have many people comment to us that the studio definitely gives off that vibe. We decided to add to the Paint & Sip experience and deck out our studio with a luxe lounge area and a selfie mirror, all lit up by a gorgeous chandelier. Our partner florist brough this space to life with an amazing flower wall hang – it has to be seen to be appreciated! 

Hiring staff was my biggest concern during the whole process – something I assumed would actually be my easiest task given my background in business and HR. Being so far away and not being able to meet people personally was more difficult than I thought, as I like to build rapport and have that individual approach to recruiting the right people. We did everything virtual in the end and we have the most amazing team made of local artists and creatives who are ready to bring this experience to Bendigo!

We had the devastating news the week before opening weekend that VIC was to head into Lockdown 6.0. We had already come to terms with the fact that we would not be attending the opening weekend with NSW in lockdown, but to hear we may not even open as planned was gut wrenching. So many people had invested so much time thus far, we wanted it to open for them as much as for us. We had 10 booked out sessions prior to opening, the community was abuzz with the news of our new studio opening in Bendigo, and our staff were excited to get painting with guests. We stayed positive albeit unsure of what would happen and to our excitement, Regional VIC was lifted and we were back into the opening planning mode as quick as we could say Pinot! Opening weekend was so much fun! All the sleepless nights, late nights working and phone calls were all very worth it.

 

What has the community been like towards your business?

We have been overwhelmed with the support from the local community. They have embraced us with open arms and are just as excited (if not more) to have us opening our studio doors in their local area. I was needing to add more tickets, sessions and even went to opening up October sessions due to the level of demand in lead up to our opening. We had sold out sessions for August and September and this mostly before anyone had had a chance to step foot inside the studio (and some of these even purchased during a lockdown!). We will always be forever grateful and thankful for their support. 

As a way of giving back to our local community, we have commenced ‘Local Thursdays’ where $5 from each ticket sold will go towards that month’s local community group/charity. Our mission is to be immersed and connected with our community, always.

 

What’s been your favourite thing about Pinot & Picasso?

There is so much to love about the P&P experience but if I need to pick one, it’s the feeling of family. There is a real sense of community and family amongst the network. Aaron, James and the team have set it up in a way that although you are part of this bigger Franchise, you still feel valued – whether you have one studio or five! 

We also have many opportunities to come together and learn from each other. I have had other Franchisees reach out to offer support which has truly been a blessing, especially when Lockdown 7.0 happened and I was able to get some hands on support from the team at Ballarat. 

 

What advice would you give to someone thinking about buying a Pinot & Picasso franchise? 

Go for it! We will not be stopping at one studio and cannot wait to get our hands on another studio in the near future. It’s been exciting, tiring, liberating, stressful, and fun all at the same time, but when you see those smiles and hear from guests to say how amazing their experience was, it is all so very worth it. We really are part of something very special – who wouldn’t want to make money while having the best time of your life!?

Franchisee Focus: Elayna D’Ermilio

FranchiseeFocus-Elayna D'Ermilio

Pinot & Picasso Wetherill Park owner Elayna D’Ermilio has been a part of the Pinot & Picasso family for over two years. Her journey from P&P Artist to our youngest studio owner is truly inspiring. 

Elayna chatted with us about her experience so far as a Franchisee with Pinot & Picasso, her biggest challenges and what she loves about the brand! 



How did you first hear about Pinot & Picasso?

“A couple of years ago, I was working for a pretty awesome guy (now a fellow franchisee) tutoring his children. In May 2019, he told me about this business he was opening and offered me a job. That business happened to be Pinot & Picasso Rouse Hill, and I JUMPED at the opportunity because I loved art, and it just sounded so fun. For  the next couple of months, I got to learn what the business was all about and along the way, I got to see first-hand what it took to open one of these studios. In June 2019, I worked as the artist for his grand opening night!”



What convinced you to join Pinot & Picasso as a Franchisee?

Fast forward 2 years, having worked for Hany as both an artist and a manager for the Hills studios, I became interested in investment and business. I spoke with Hany and his wife about this, and they simply asked the question, “Have you ever considered opening your own studios?” I kind of laughed it off at first as I never thought that kind of investment at 21 years of age would be in my reach.

 After doing my research and deciding that I wanted to take the leap, I went for it and signed for Pinot & Picasso Wetherill Park in September 2020. Going into a franchise that I had prior experience with made sense because as a uni student, I was also concerned about taking on the additional commitment. In the end, I knew that managing these studios is a flexible model which can work around any lifestyle.”



What’s it been like working for P&P as both an artist and franchise owner?

“I thoroughly enjoyed my time as an artist when I was working for Hany. Working is always a blast when you get to do something you enjoy. I did it all – from pop-up functions to marketing events to local business evenings. I wanted to use my experience to mould my staff to the standard I knew worked at previous studios and be as personally involved with my business as possible. 

Due to the size of my studio, we often require two staff members. Nine times out of ten, it is me and one of my other girls. At first, the plan was to work there myself for the first few months and be a backup, but I genuinely enjoy it so much that I don’t think I will ever be able to take a step back!”

 

What was the process like becoming a P&P franchisee?

“After speaking with Hany, he arranged for me to talk to Aaron and James about what the process entails and the financial commitment. After getting all the information, we talked about the location. The Wetherill Park area was perfect for me as it was close enough to home. The territory that came with it had so much potential too. I took some time to explore and think it over, but once the decision was made and the deposit paid, I was on the hunt for a studio! 

This was definitely the most challenging part of my experience, as, at the time, there was not a lot of real estate on the market available. Whilst I was on the hunt, Head Office ensured I was equipped for when the time came. I received my training and began sourcing my staff. My previous experience with the company allowed me to start trading straight away doing pop up functions. This really supported my start as I could get my name out there by going into peoples homes and local businesses. Over that Christmas period, I ran 22 sessions with the help of my parents and partner.

But as they all say, good things come to those who wait! In December, I signed the lease for my dream studio space. Two months of designing and fitting out the studio, and bam! I had my grand opening on February 12th of this year with my first public session on Valentine’s Day!”



What have been your biggest challenges as a franchise owner?

“Being a business owner in my early twenties has also come with its challenges. There was so much to learn in terms of understanding the ins and outs of business ownership. Beyond that, I feared that I would potentially not be taken seriously when it came to negotiating with landlords, approaching fellow business owners and such. I quickly learned that I had nothing to worry about! Coming through as a franchisee of a massive brand like Pinot and Picasso, there is no way people can’t take you seriously. If anything, I was commended for pursuing this side hustle at my age!

This also may come as no surprise, but navigating the current pandemic has also been perhaps the biggest challenge so far. Going into this business last year, I knew that I was signing up with risk as COVID was not over. Still, I could not have predicted that after only 4 months of trading we would be closed until future notice. I had the experience of managing the Hills studios in 2020 during the lockdown, so I was prepared to handle the customer service side of things. Perhaps the biggest challenge now is having a positive mindset. Considering how busy we were pre lockdown, there are only good times to look forward to after getting through this!”



What is a typical day for you as a franchisee?

“Every day is different, but a typical day as a Franchisee would involve answering any email enquiries that have come through overnight first thing, followed by heading over to the studio to clean and set up for the weekend to come. 

Each week, I like to make my way around the area and do some networking. Whether that be grabbing a coffee and some lunch from our local cafe or visiting other business owners at potential pop up locations – it is important to be visually present and put back what you hope to receive into that community!”

 

What’s been your favourite thing about Pinot & Picasso?

“I adore meeting new people which has honestly been the highlight of both my time working as an artist and as a franchisee. As an artist, you get the opportunity to talk to people, ask what brought them into the session, and be a part of their celebration. I have seen many birthdays, hen’s nights, team building events and Christmas parties walk through P&P doors. They always leave raving about how incredible the experience was, particularly those who were sceptical people at first!”



Has becoming a Franchisee changed your life? If so, how?

“Becoming a Franchisee has changed my life in more ways than I could have imagined. Not only do I feel more financially independent and secure than I ever have before (or as early in my life as I could have imagined), I do feel as though I have grown as a person. I learned how to be confident and determined when making difficult decisions, and I quickly learned how passionate you become when you own something. I have never been as proud of myself as I was on my Grand Opening night.”



What advice would give to someone thinking of buying a Pinot & Picasso Franchise?

“Just like going into any business opportunity, you really want to make sure you are as informed as possible about everything to do with the brand, the owners and the overall culture of the company. For P&P, I would highly suggest that you visit a studio and have a go at a session if you haven’t already. Speak to a number of our franchise owners about their experience and ask why they chose to jump on board. Everyone has a different experience, but many of them will tell you that it all stemmed from attending a session, which honestly just goes to show how memorable the experience is. The franchisee community is willing to help!

If you are looking into purchasing a territory that may not be local to you, try and become as informed as possible regarding the culture and vibe of the local community. Find local vendors that you trust! Finally, my most significant piece of advice would honestly be to wait for the perfect studio site to come along. Don’t settle for something that isn’t ideal for you or your customers’ experience in the hopes of opening earlier.”



Does the Pinot & Picasso lifestyle sound like a dream to you? Enquire about becoming a Franchise Owner today!

8 New Studios coming soon!

Pinot & Picasso is raising the bar because we’ve officially reached the 50 studio milestone! We are doing it in true Pinot fashion with our BIGGEST studio announcement for 2021! 

We’re welcoming 8 NEW STUDIOS to the Pinot & Picasso family over the next couple of months! The best part? All of these new studios are all interstate! Pinot & Picasso is undeniably proud to also be expanding into TWO NEW STATES! When we say we are Australia’s #1 Paint & Sip experience, you better believe it, baby!

Check out where we are launching these new studios!

How incredible are these territories? We cannot wait to bring Pinot & Picasso to these wonderful communities! These studios will be opening over the next couple of months.

AUGUST
BENDIGO
NORTH BRISBANE
BRUNSWICK 
MELBOURNE CBD
WERRIBEE
HOBART

SEPTEMBER
FREMANTLE
FITZROY

 

Our new Franchise Owners cannot wait to bring Australia’s #1 Paint & Sip experience to these exciting communities! 

Pinot & Picasso has landed in New Zealand!

It’s time to share some news to your pals in NZ… Pinot & Picasso is going INTERNATIONAL! We are bringing our iconic Paint & Sip experience across the ditch to NEW ZEALAND!

We could not be more excited about this giant step for our company! We really think our Kiwi neighbours are going to LOVE this experience just as much as our Aussies do! 

Find out where we are opening in NZ next month!

We are opening THREE new studios in NZ next month! We’re excited to be operating in the amazing locations of Hutt Valley, Albany & Parnell! We are hoping to have almost 10 NZ studios serving up our incredible paint & sip experience by the end of this year!

Be sure to follow our Pinot & Picasso New Zealand Facebook and Instagram pages to keep up with all our exciting updates!

Welcome to the Family, Broadbeach!

Pinot & Picasso is one studio away from raising the bat for our half-century! We’re welcoming Broadbeach to the team as Studio #49!

The opening date is:
Broadbeach – 10th July

We’re so thrilled to be bringing another amazing studio to the Gold Coast, joining our thriving locations of Southport and Palm Beach!

We’ve got a total of 9 studios now in Queensland, and many more wonderful territories available! Thinking of owning a studio in the Sunshine State? Here are some locations that may spark your interest: Townsville, Cairns, Mackay, Rockhampton, Morningside, Caboolture, and more!

If you’d like to find out more about our studios, available territories or our brand – please book a call with Alyce today!

Franchisee Focus: Kress & Dave Laguidi

Pinot & Picasso Franchising

Kress Laguidi was a proud and hard-working artist at Pinot & Picasso. Last year, she took off her P&P apron and put on her business woman cap and joined the Pinot & Picasso family as a Franchise Owner!

We chatted with Kress about what her experience as a Franchisee has been like since opening Pinot & Picasso South Coast! 

 

What convinced you to join the Pinot & Picasso as a Franchisee?

“I was working for the Pinot & Picasso Camden team as an artist for a year (since it’s opening in mid-2019) and I loved every minute of it. Everyone always had a good time, whether it was because of the painting or because of the sipping, it didn’t matter! If they had a bad day, that was left at the door and was always such a good vibe.

In 2020, after the COVID lockdown, so many new Pinot & Picasso studios started opening and Dave decided we wanted to be a part of the family.” 

 

What was the process like becoming a P&P Franchisee? 

“It was really quick for us. We had a phone meeting with James on the last day of August and by the end of October, we were trading.”

What’s been your favourite thing about Pinot & Picasso?
“The thing I love about Pinot & Picasso is that it is a big family – everyone from HQ, the Franchise owners, and even the staff hosting in the studios. Everyone wants to help everyone out as much as they can and are happy to share ideas. If there is a problem, there is always someone willing to give advice.”

 

How has your studio been received by your community?
“The South Coast loves having us down there. It is something different for them and something (cultural/entertainment) they don’t have to travel to the cities for. We also have a lot of city folk who are on a weekend escape or holiday who will come to a session.”

 

Since becoming a Franchise Owner with P&P, what benefits have you seen in life and business?
“Working with Pinot & Picasso is great because there is flexibility with work house. I have 2 small children so I can work early or late to make sure I have time in the day for the,. I am working mostly from our home office and when I am working the sessions with my staff doing pop-ups, we are usually by the beach or looking over rolling hills. It’s pretty hard work… wink wink!

 

If there was one reason to join P&P, what would it be?
“Pinot & Picasso is creative, fun and flexible. Most importantly, the team is growing and improving as the business is, so HQ has refined operations and expanded even since we started down the coast 8 months ago!”

 

Does the Pinot & Picasso lifestyle sound like a dream to you? Enquire about becoming a Franchise Owner today!

Franchisee Focus: Team Orange

Pinot & Picasso Orange

Best mates Clinton, Adam and Daniel took a leap and decided to open a Pinot & Picasso studio in a popular rural destination – Orange! We have said countless times that the P&P business models gives potential Franchisees the opportunity to operate a studio from afar, and the Pinot & Picasso Orange team is a prime example of this! 

Clinton chatted with us on behalf of the team to tell us what they have loved about their experience so far as Pinot & Picasso Franchise owners!

What convinced you to join the Pinot & Picasso as a Franchisee?

“We have always been looking to start a business or invest our money in something for our future. Pinot & Picasso had some appeal because of the market access it provided as a first-time investment compared to other franchise brands. The set-up looked affordable and straightforward, and we also had some mutual friend who already invested in the brand. They highly recommended the business model during our initial decision stages.”

What was the process like becoming a P&P Franchisee? 

“The process was exceptionally smooth and straightforward. Whilst having business experience meant we needed less help getting our business off the ground and running, the Pinot HQ team were always ready and able to help when we needed their industry knowledge and expertise.”

What’s been your favourite thing about Pinot & Picasso?
“Having fun, hands down the most enjoyable business we have been a part of. Not only do we enjoy ourselves, but we also sell a great service that is second to none and the bottom line is, our customers have fun too! It really is a lifestyle that Pinot & Picasso sell to their franchisees.”

What’s it been like operating a studio from a distance?
“Challenging and rewarding all at the same time. The biggest challenge has been injecting ourselves into the local community and being accepted. This also meant long drives, time away from home and away from loved ones. However, we have met some amazing on this journey and made some good friends throughout our adopted community. On top of this, we have a sound understanding of our region and can quite confidently call it a second home.”

Since becoming a Franchise Owner with P&P, what benefits have you seen in life and business?
“We have seen an increase in our work life balance for the better. We have more time to do the things we love. Besides this, going to work for Pinot does not really feel like work when staff and customers all want to be there. After a few months of hard work setting up and pounding the pavement, the benefits have really paid off and the ability to now work from home is fantastic. We can see the opportunity to expand and pivot our entire lifestyle towards solely running Pinot & Picasso.”

If there was one reason to join P&P, what would it be?
“A new lifestyle.”

Does the Pinot & Picasso lifestyle sound like a dream to you? Enquire about becoming a Franchise Owner today!

Franchisee Training 101 at Pinot & Picasso

Pinot & Picasso Franchise Training

Once you have jumped onboard the Pinot & Picasso train, we take you through Franchisee training at our Head Office! We cover all the bases and give you the right tools to help you become the best Franchisee possible! 

Once you have been introduced to everyone at Head Office, your training will begin. Here’s a summary of what we cover in Franchisee training:

 

  • System Access

We use multiple systems and platforms to help run different aspects of the business. The systems we have will help you with marketing, social media, staff rostering, stock ordering and delivery, adding sessions, and so much more! We set you up with a studio email which also gives you access to our Google Drive. Our shared Google Drive has all 

  • Artwork Gallery

What is Pinot & Picasso without its artworks? We’re not going to even answer that! Our Creative Council will show you our entire Pinot & Picasso artwork gallery in training. They will run you through all our types of sessions that we hold in our studio. 

  • Operations Management

This is the most important module in our training session. We cover many topics like roles & responsibilities, customer communication, staffing, studio maintenance, and pop-ups. This section really is the backbone of what it takes to run a Pinot & Picasso studio. Sound daunting? It really isn’t. We think this part of training will get you really excited for getting started and opening your studio!

  • Website Training

Your website is your biggest selling tool. Why? Because this is the place people come to buy tickets to your sessions. We take you through the backend of the website, adding and editing sessions, rescheduling and refunds, and WooCommerce. You’ll be a pro at this in no time!

  • Local Area Marketing

Now that you know the backend information and you’re ready to start selling tickets, we equip you with Our Local Area Marketing guide will be your helping hand in this process. From community outreach and influencers, to establishing yourself as an online powerhouse, all the info you need to get you started is right there!

  • Digital and Social Media Marketing 101

We take a further marketing step to help you with social media itself. Customers are most likely to stumble upon our business through social media so it is vital to know how to market your studio on Instagram and Facebook. We will help you understand the media landscape and create some strategies to be a social media whiz!

 

Book a call via the button below for more details on available opportunities with Pinot & Picasso.

47 Studios in 24 Months!

Pinot & Picasso Franchising

Not too long ago, Pinot & Picasso celebrated two years since we started franchising. Now, we have opened 47 studios in just 24 months! The buck doesn’t just stop there – we’re on track to reaching 50 studios over the next couple of weeks!

The journey from our first studio to our 47th has been a whirlwind to say the least! Here’s what it looked like!

  • Our first franchise: Byron Bay

After the success of our OG studio in Penrith, we took Pinot & Picasso to one of the biggest tourist destinations in NSW – Byron Bay. The studio opened in February 2019 and it kickstarted our franchising journey. It only took a couple of months until the next franchise signed on. Our Byron Bay studio really started the domino effect here at Pinot & Picasso!

  • Going interstate

A big milestone we reached only three months into franchising was opening our first interstate studio. We headed up to the Gold Coast in sunny Queensland with our Southport territory. We now have 13 interstate studios operating in Queensland, Victoria & the ACT. Our first location in South Australia is launching next month. 

  • The post-COVID boom

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, we had 13 studios up & running. By the end of 2020, we had a total of 35 locations across the country. That’s right – we had 22 franchises jump on board in the space of six months! SIX MONTHS! This level of growth has continued into 2021 with an additional 12 studios open for business. 

  • Sold out in Metro NSW

At the end of last year, we sold out in the metro area of NSW. This achievement has turned our attention to targeting more territories in QLD, VIC & SA. We’re also looking to dip our toes into the great states of Western Australia, Tasmania & the Northern Territory by the end of 2021. 

  • To 50 and beyond!

We are only THREE studios away from raising the bat for our half-century! To think this landmark will come in under three years of franchising is truly mind-blowing! We have many more exciting locations in the pipeline and cannot wait to announce them over the coming weeks. 

 

Book a call via the button below for more details on available opportunities with Pinot & Picasso.

Spotlight on: Darwin

Pinot & Picasso Darwin

Pinot & Picasso is continuing to expand into some awesome locations across this great country. The nature of our business is giving those the opportunity to change their lives by owning a P&P Franchise in a new and exciting place. 

Our spotlight today is going away from the east coast and heading to one of our truly unique territories. We’re talking crocodiles, we’re talking Aboriginal culture, we’re talking warm weather – you guessed it, we’ve got Darwin on our minds!

What’s so great about Darwin? 

Darwin is more than just a city in the Northern Territory. It’s a city full of history, Australian & Aboriginal culture, and above all else, has a fantastic community. 

 

  • It’s deep and rich with Aboriginal culture

Aboriginal culture is synonymous with the city of Darwin. Aboriginal art can be found in every nook of the city as well as surrounding natural landmarks. You can discover stories about the Dreamtime as well through local art and heritage. You can see the vibrant traditional & contemporary art at galleries, markets, and even in street alleys. You won’t miss it. 

 

  • It’s a truly pumping city

The city has many great attractions that encapsulates the uniqueness of Darwin. Smith Street Mall is the number shop stop with luxury boutiques and fine crocodile and pearl products. You can learn about the history of Darwin by visiting their national museum, Royal Flying Doctor Service facility, and the History and Wartime Experience. Want to hold or pat a crocodile? There are some great attractions like Crocosaurus Cove and Crocodylus Park where you can get up-close and personal with freshwater and saltwater crocodiles. 

 

  • Natural wonders are everywhere

You don’t have to travel too far out of Darwin to find some incredible waterfalls and rock pools. Litchfield National Park is a popular destination for swimming and marvelling at the natural landscape. Escape further out of town to the must-see Kakadu National Park. At Kakadu, you’ll find rocky escarpments, vast landscapes, lush rainforests, and crocodiles in their natural habitats. 

 

  • Embrace their markets & festivals

Soak up the Darwin community and buzzing atmosphere with their markets and festivals. While there are many local markets around the city, the one to go to is the iconic Mindil Market. Enjoy watching the sunset and walk along the beach while eating delicious food made by local vendors. 

The local festivals also encapsulates all the wonderful art & culture of Darwin. Festivals like BASSINTHEGRASS, Darwin Fringe Festival, and the Darwin Festival will delight you with great Aussie entertainment and stun you with fascinating art & crafts. 

 

If you’d like to find out more about our studios, locations available or territories – please book a call with us today!

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