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Where to Stay in Darwin

Darwin is situated on the Timor Sea. Visitors flock to its beaches on Casuarina and Mindil. Eccentric and beautiful, the Northern Territory's capital city is known for its national parks and botanical gardens. There's also a saltwater crocodile reserve called Crocosaurus Cove. The area offers a variety of accommodations from city resorts to suburban bungalows. Because Darwin International Airport (DRW) is within five miles of the city centre, there are many convenient hotels near the airport.

Darwin City Centre

Besides a wide selection of restaurants and bars, travellers who walk downtown Darwin can also visit the nearby Smith Street Mall. The area houses landmark buildings like Fannie Bay Gaol and the Aviation Heritage Centre.

1. Darwin Central Hotel

This hotel is located across from the Smith Street Mall on a site that was once Darwin's post office. They offer a restaurant and cafe on-site and an outdoor plunge pool.

2. Metro Advance Apartments and Hotel

This thoroughly modern facility is a five-minute walk from Darwin's famous Crocosaurus Cove. If you're looking for last-minute hotels in Darwin, this place has both suites and apartments.

3. Vibe Hotel

Located in the Waterfront Precinct near a large park and natural lagoon, Vibe is within walking distance of Darwin's downtown nightlife. The hotel offers a shaded pool, spa, and gym. Guests can also enjoy the popular bar and eatery downstairs.

The Gardens

Darwin has many residential suburbs, but the Gardens district offers the most variety. Located near George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens and Mindil Beach, the area is rich in open spaces and natural beauty.

1. Darwin Frontier Hotel

This large hotel is located near the golf course. It contains a bar with poker machines and access to other casino games. Their rooftop restaurant is open daily.

2. SKYCITY Resort

Known as the most luxurious hotel in Darwin, SKYCITY is home to a casino and suites that let you swim out into a man-made lagoon. There are five restaurants and a swim-up bar near the adjacent cove.

3. Barramundi Lodge

This lush, laid-back boutique hotel in Darwin offers kitchenettes, a pool, and a barbecue area. Perfect for younger travellers, you can walk from the grounds to Mindil Beach Market.

Darwin Airport Hotels

Darwin International Airport is the 10th-busiest airport in Australia and located only 5 miles from the city centre. If you fly into the Northern Territory, finding last-minute hotels in Darwin can be affordable and convenient.

1. Novotel Darwin Airport

This modern hotel has a la carte Chinese food, a poolside bar, and a gym. A short drive from the business district, it is among the best cheap hotels in Darwin.

2. Mercure Darwin Airport Resort

This beautiful resort is adjacent to the pools and wetlands of Rapid Creek. It complimentary shuttle service and access to the Casuarina Shopping Centre.

3. The Leprechaun Resort

This relaxed boutique hotel in Darwin is situated among landscaped gardens and provides easy access to public transportation. You can enjoy Irish cuisine at the on-site restaurant. If you are looking for cheap hotels in Darwin with specific amenities, Skyscanner's extensive search filters can help you find them.

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Leigh Virkus
Leigh VirkusPittsford

This is the city to stay in if you are going to the Outback. We were not here long enough to take advantage of that. Nice compact city walkable from the port area, although it was very hot the day we were there. Free internet in the shopping area.

Matthew Crompton
Matthew CromptonSydney

The capital of the Northern Territory, Darwin is a world away from Australia's other big cities. With a laid-back tropical feel, some gorgeous coastline, good food and decent attractions like the Botanic Gardens and MAGNT, it's a fun spot in its own right for a couple of days before you head off deeper into the Territory.

Stephen Hubbard
Stephen HubbardSydney

Hot, humid, damn hot. Very casual town, with a very young transient population.

Leow Cheng Lam
Leow Cheng LamKlang

Darwin is a city which situated in Northern Territory Here got different races, different culture and many stories. Darwin have a lot of crocodiles and many countries also have Crocodile Theme Park like Malaysia. Darwin is special because they have Crcosaurus Cove.


The least expensive month is December, with an average of £59 per night. The most expensive month to stay in Darwin is June, with an average price of £121 per night.
The average price of a hotel in June last year was £71 per night. This is 12% less than the average nightly price of £81 seen over the previous 12 months.
In Darwin, the expected average temperature in June is 24.5°C/76.1°F. The warmest month is typically November, which averages 32.8°C/91.0°F. The coolest month is July, with temperatures averaging 19.0°C/66.2°F.
The nearest airport to Darwin is Darwin (DRW) (3.79 miles).

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