|Most expensive month:||July|
|Average price in Darwin:||$191/night|
|Cheapest price found:||$31/night|
|Most expensive day:||Thursday|
Melaleuca on Mitchell Backpacker Accommodation
52 Mitchell Street, Darwin, NT, Australia
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From beaches to art galleries, botanic gardens and fishing expeditions, Darwin offers something for every type of visitor. Best known for its nature and wildlife experiences, Darwin is home to fascinating attractions such as Crocosaurus Cove, the world's largest display of Australian reptiles.
No trip to Darwin is complete without spending a few hours at Mindil Beach Sunset Market, about two kilometres from Darwin. Brimming with tie-dyed garments, Aboriginal artefacts and handmade crafts, the market also offers diverse cuisine ranging from Brazilian fare to Sri Lankan, Greek and Malaysian delicacies. After sunset, the beach area’s pubs and restaurants start buzzing as well.
The Darwin Wharf Precinct lets you reel in dinner from free fishing platforms, or embark on a harbour cruise. It’s here that you can also experience some of the city’s best shopping, entertainment and fresh seafood eateries. Indo-Pacific Marine gives a glimpse of tropical marine animals in its spacious aquarium, while the Australian Pearling Exhibition reveals the secrets of both historical and modern pearl farming.
Darwin honours history with numerous World War II military heritage sites as well as the Darwin Military Museum, located in the in the East Point Nature Reserve. Make sure to catch the multi-sensory theatre depiction of the Defence of Darwin.
Public buses are in abundance in Darwin, and a dedicated tourist bus provides transportation to the primary attractions. The city is pedestrian and bike-friendly, with compact roads and shopping areas. Bike-hire systems operate from stations throughout Darwin, and taxis wait along main strips such as Knuckey Street.
Oaks Darwin Elan Hotel is a very popular hotel in Darwin, with a score of 8.4 from 1,668 reviews. Argus Hotel Darwin (8.4 from 2,718 reviews) and Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront (8.2 from 550 reviews) are also highly rated Darwin hotels based on recent feedback from HotelsCombined users.
Reviews of Hilton Darwin recommend it as a good place to stay near Darwin Waterfront, scoring 7.8/10 from 628 ratings.
H On Smith Hotel is a hotel near Mindil Beach that is popular with HotelsCombined users, scoring 8.0 from 2,585 reviews.
The average price of a hotel in Darwin is $371 per night, based on the last 3 days’ data. The average price of a 4-star hotel in Darwin around is $376 per night, whereas for a 5-star hotel it’s $487 per night.
Prices for Darwin hotels have been found for as low as $123/night over the last 3 days.
If you're looking for the best places to find hotels in Darwin based on the nightlife scene, you'll want to find Darwin accommodation close to the city centre and towards Bicentennial Park, such as Novotel Darwin CBD or Mantra On The Esplanade. These properties are a short walk away from local favourites such as The Deck Bar, Opium Nightclub, Mayberry, and Throb Nightclub. You'll have access to a variety of restaurant and bar options in the area that are all easily accessible either on foot or via taxi. Darwin tends to get quite hot, so the drinking culture is lively, and you'll find numerous watering holes in and around the city centre. Drinking and eating is a culture in Darwin, and many of the top spots for locals and visitors alike are along Mitchell Street in the heart of the city.
If you're travelling with your family and looking for accommodation in Darwin, you'll probably want to spend time in areas close to the beach. You'll find accommodation a little further west of The Gardens, like Mindil Beach Casino Resort, to be on the beachfront surrounded by activities. A little further north, you'll find Darwin hotels like Capricornia Motel or accommodation like Nomikis On The Avenue, where you'll be a short walk away from places like Fannie Bay. Spend some time on the beach soaking up the sun and the waves and take advantage of the many beachfront activities.
Darwin stands as the current capital of Australia's Northern Territory and is a gateway to the large Kakadu National Park. You'll find a variety of beaches around the waterfront, as well as green areas like Bicentennial Park. The city offers visitors an array of activities to indulge in, sights to see, and food to try. If you're travelling with children, spend time with them exploring the Crocosaurus Cove, where you can spend time up close and personal with a crocodile. Take time out of your schedule to visit the Tiwi Islands, a chain of nine islands north of the city. If you're an art fanatic, you'll want to explore the range of exhibits available at the Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. Take time out to hop on a boat and cruise through the wetlands, where you'll get views of crocodiles and the birdlife in the area. As a history lover, you can learn about the World War II history of Darwin at a variety of sites in and around the city, including the Defence of Darwin Experience, the Aviation Heritage Centre, the Darwin Military Museum, as well as the Cenotaph overlooking the harbour.
If you're looking for hotels in Darwin close to attractions in the city, the best place to stay would be in and around the city centre, at places like the Travelodge Resort, City Gardens Apartment, and Vitina Studio Motel. The city centre is well-connected to the rest of the city and easily accessible by local taxis. The city centre is close to both the Darwin Waterfront Precinct and the Crocosaurus Cove.