Darwin Hotels Guide

Northern Territory, Australia

northern territory accommodation guide

Known locally as 'The Top End', the Darwin region of the Northern Territory is a place of stunning natural beauty, and one of the last true wilderness regions of the world. Darwin, the main city in the region, has a population of 75,000 and is a relaxed yet sophisticated tropical city worth a few days visit before heading to the main attraction of Kakadu National Park, a vast wetlands area teaming in bird-life and with fantastic fishing, hiking and cultural sites to explore.

Darwin Highlights

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There are many galleries in Darwin displaying wonderful Indigenous art. The new Waterfront District, with its wave-pool, natural lagoon and trendy bars and caf├ęs, is a great place to spend a day soaking up the sun. Crocosaurus Cove is a fabulous attraction where visitors can get up close and personal (and even swim with) huge crocodiles. The Mindil Beach sunset markets, a must for every visitor, are a great place to find unique art and craft, grab a bite to eat and sit on the beach watching the sunset.

In Litchfield National Park, only one and half hours from Darwin, visitors can swim in the refreshing waterfalls that plunge from the escarpment country. It's a pristine environment that visitors don't easily forget.

Dry Season (May to September) is the best time to visit, with low rainfall and temperatures averaging 21°C minimum to 31°C maximum. The Festival of Darwin, featuring outdoor theatre and music, runs from mid-late August.

Darwin Accommodation Search

Accommodation in Darwin ranges from 5-star hotels to comfortable caravan parks and budget backpacker hostels All the major camper-van hire companies have outlets in Darwin. The following Darwin hotels provide some of the best deals for a holiday in Northern Territory – please search below for availability and get the very best room rates sourced from over 100 local and online booking agents:

Darwin Travel Info
Darwin is a small city with only light traffic, which makes it very easy and fast to get around. It is a 4 hour flight from all the Australian capital cities, or a 4 – 5 day drive. Visitors can also travel on the historic Ghan railway from Adelaide to Darwin, with connections from Sydney and Perth.