Catalina Lounge is Australia’s first premium international departures lounge that;s open to all guests, regardless of airline or membership status.
Welcoming everyone from locals to tourists to VIPs, Catalina Lounge was developed by the Darwin International Airport, in partnership with the NT Government and Tourism NT.
Catalina Lounge is not affiliated with a specific airline, instead welcoming travellers from any carrier, and hoping to play a role in attracting new carriers to add Darwin to their flight schedules. The lounge was designed to accommodate around 70 guests, and for a small fee, offers a comfortable space for travellers to rest, recharge and regroup while awaiting their transit onwards.
A diverse menu of food and beverage options is available and Catalina is fully licensed. Along with food, refreshments and comfortable seating, there is a designated VIP area, fully equipped for the needs of the business traveller, as well as a kids’ zone for travelling families. Catalina Lounge’s hours will accommodate for all flights arriving, departing and transiting through Darwin International Airport.
Another key attraction of Catalina Lounge is its remarkable styling and design. Catalina Lounge is tastefully appointed in a way that recognises Darwin’s aviation history, while respecting the Top End’s Indigenous origins and culture. The lounge was named after the Catalina Flying Boats, which played a crucial role for Australia’s air force during World War II during missions in Asia and across the Pacific and Indian Oceans. The walls of the lounge are decorated with intricate Arnhem Land designs and the featured piece is the famous Indigenous artwork Waterlilies, by Malaluba Gumana, an artist representing Buku Larrnggay Mulka Art Centre in Yirrkala, Arnhem Land.
Catalina Lounge is open two hours prior to scheduled international flights. Entry packages start at $28, which includes food and non-alcoholic beverages.
Images courtesy of Catalina Lounge
Darwin International Airport, 40 Henry Wrigley Drive, Eaton 0820
Tel: +618 8920 1811