Luxury, Romantic and Boutique Accommodation in Darwin and Surrounds

An intoxicating mix of colours, art, food, culture and architecture.

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Famous beach markets and waterfront accommodation in Darwin and Surrounds

Australia’s northern capital has assumed a legendary status in the national consciousness: the city whose spirit could not be quenched by bombings in WWII or cyclonic destruction in 1974. A special breed of men and women call Darwin and the Northern Territory their home and they are a bit part of what makes this place so exciting, cosmopolitan and totally beguiling.

As Australia’s only tropical capital city, Darwin immediately sets itself apart from its southern counterparts. If its year-round balmy weather isn’t enough to convince you of Darwin’s merits, the city’s food and culture scene and proximity to some of the Northern Territory’s best sites – Kakadu, Litchfield National Park, Tiwi Islands – surely will.

Fill your days in Darwin by soaking up some the city’s past; the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory has an excellent Cyclone Tracy display, and the Defence of Darwin Experience will entice history lovers. As the hours inch closer to dinnertime, hightail it to the waterfront precinct for a sunset cruise.

Another option as dusk approaches is to head towards the city’s Mindil Beach Sunset Market, a maze of buzzing stalls famous for melding global cuisines. It isn't all food though, and you'll likely spot some art or piece of jewellery you want to take home as a momento. Live music and street performers provide the backing track for your visit here. Pick up a plate of international fare and sit on the sand to watch as the sinking sun sets the Darwin sky ablaze with reds, oranges and yellows. Return to your Darwin accommodation to rest up for a jam-packed schedule the next day. 

One of the Territory’s great environmental treasures is Litchfield National Park. Batchelor, about 100 kilometres south of Darwin, makes a good entry point to Litchfield. The park has monsoon rainforests, waterfalls (including the stunning Florence Falls), streams and magnetic termite mounds. Litchfield is a must-see on any Territory trip.

Darwin accommodation covers a wide spectrum, including contemporary self-contained apartments, comfortable hotel rooms, eco-friendly retreats and waterfront townhouses boasting spectacular views. Your time in Darwin might leave you to explore the rest of the state, so head to our collection of Northern Territory accommodation to find your next boutique stay.