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Mantra on the Esplanade
8.4
83 AUD
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Travelodge Resort Darwin
8.0
76 AUD
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Skycity Darwin
8.2
128 AUD
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Frontier Darwin Hotel
7.6
43 AUD
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Hilton Darwin
8.1
136 AUD
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Novotel Darwin Cbd
7.5
72 AUD
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The Cavenagh
7.2
65 AUD
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Palms City Resort
8.6
64 AUD
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Rydges Darwin Central
8.3
75 AUD
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Coconut Grove Holiday Apartments
8.0
56 AUD
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Cullen Bay Resorts By Vivo
7.9
54 AUD
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Marrakai Apartments
8.0
111 AUD
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Darwin Yha - Melaleuca On Mitchell
7.5
49 AUD
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Value Inn
7.1
47 AUD
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Mercure Darwin Airport Resort
7.7
87 AUD
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Alatai Holiday Apartments
7.9
62 AUD
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DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin
8.1
118 AUD
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Mantra Pandanas
8.3
83 AUD
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Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront
8.2
75 AUD
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Casa on Gregory
8.2
78 AUD
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Adina Apartment Hotel Darwin Waterfront
8.2
90 AUD
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Botanic Gardens Apartments
-1.0
130 AUD
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Luma Luma Holiday Apartments
7.6
54 AUD
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DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin, NT
7.8
133 AUD
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Argus Apartments Darwin
9.0
132 AUD
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One30 Esplanade Serviced Apartments
8.8
222 AUD
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City Gardens Apartments
9.0
111 AUD
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Bamurru Plains
-1.0
1950 AUD
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Barramundi Lodge
7.8
53 AUD
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Darwin Deluxe Apartments
9.0
235 AUD
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Quest Parap
8.9
137 AUD
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Palms Motel
7.9
62 AUD
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Youth Shack Backpackers - Hostel
6.6
53 AUD
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Discovery Parks - Darwin
8.0
65 AUD
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Chilli's Backpackers - Hostel
-1.0
60 AUD
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Darwin Boomerang Motel and Caravan Park
8.2
100 AUD
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Darwin City Edge Motel & Suites
7.4
68 AUD
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The Leprechaun Resort
8.5
60 AUD
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Darwin City Point Hotel
6.2
50 AUD
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Eagles Nest Waterfront Retreat
9.2
386 AUD
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Darwin Waterfront Luxury Suites
9.4
169 AUD
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Club Tropical Resort Darwin
8.9
86 AUD
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Big4 Howard Springs Holiday Park
7.8
114 AUD
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Paravista Motel
8.0
58 AUD
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Peninsula Apartments Darwin
7.5
57 AUD
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Darwin Executive Suites & Free Car
9.5
169 AUD
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Beachlife Holiday Apartments
9.7
179 AUD
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H Hotel
8.6
80 AUD
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Parap Village Apartments
8.6
144 AUD
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Oaks Élan Darwin
8.4
92 AUD
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Down Under Hostels - Darwin
6.8
50 AUD
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Signatures on Woods
8.3
122 AUD
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Darwin Waterfront Apartments
9.1
211 AUD
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Stayover in Darwin
8.8
143 AUD
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Mandalay Luxury Stay
-1.0
436 AUD
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Darwin Esplanade Escape
8.3
165 AUD
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The Bali House
8.7
436 AUD
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Ramada Suites by Wyndham Zen Quarter Darwin
8.6
99 AUD
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Saltwater Suites
9.5
161 AUD
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Capricornia Motel
5.4
62 AUD
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H On Mitchell Apartment Hotel
8.5
82 AUD
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Seabreeze on Nightcliff
9.1
211 AUD
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Sunset on Nightcliff
9.0
203 AUD
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Villa Frangipani
8.4
261 AUD
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Argus Hotel Darwin
8.7
78 AUD
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Bluewater Escape
-1.0
234 AUD
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Frogshollow Backpackers
5.6
57 AUD
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Cardona Crt
-1.0
215 AUD
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Nineteen on Nudl
8.3
373 AUD
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Crocodilly Inn - Hostel
7.6
82 AUD
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Jewell Apartment
9.0
171 AUD
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Darwin City Chic Apartment At The Kube
9.2
164 AUD
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Suburban Tropical Retreat
-1.0
213 AUD
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2 Bedroom Waterfront Apartment - 6206
8.4
199 AUD
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336 Horizon Darwin Waterfront
-1.0
301 AUD
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Ananya - Located At Darwin
-1.0
264 AUD
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Onethirty At The Beach Darwin City 2 Lounge Rooms Sleeps 9 Tennis Court Pool Gym Luxury
-1.0
210 AUD
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Quick facts about Darwin

Time, currency, and the basics — see the local time and get an idea of how much money you will spend on the basics in Darwin
Local time
Currency
Australian Dollar
Beer
Pint of beer
3.06 AUD
Food
Inexpensive restaurant
22 AUD
Public transport
One-way ticket
3.04 AUD

When to book a hotel in Darwin

Low season
April
High season
August

cheapest month to stay

39%

expected price decrease

most expensive time to stay

123%

expected price increase

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Base
Price
73 - 269 AUD
Highest day of week
Saturday
Cheapest day of week
Wednesday

avg. price over the last two weeks

Average price (weeknight)

102 AUD

avg. price over the last two weeks

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Average price (weekend night)

134 AUD

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Darwin travel tips

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Best time to visit Darwin

Darwin has 2 distinct seasons. The dry season from April – September has warm balmy days, clear blue skies, and average temperature is around 30 degrees Celsius. During the wet season from October – March, average temperatures are similar to the dry season, but the frequent rains and high humidity make it feel a lot warmer. Mid-June – August is a good time to visit Darwin, when average night temperatures drop to 19 – 20 degrees Celsius. At this time of the year, the city is alive and buzzing with plenty of activities and pop-up markets, but this is also the peak tourist season and accommodation costs are higher. If you don’t mind the daily afternoon rain and frequent storms, visit Darwin in the wet season, also called ‘green’ season because of the lush green landscape, spectacular waterfalls, wildlife mating, and sightings of several exotic bird species during this time of the year.

Getting around Darwin

Darwin is well-connected by a public bus network and fares start at $3.00 AUD for unlimited travel up to 3 hours from purchase. A daily ticket for unlimited travel until the last service of the day costs $7.00 AUD. The Tour Tub Darwin City Explorer offers a 5-hour guided tour of Darwin with free entry to several attractions and costs $110.00 AUD per person. To book a taxi, call one of the several service providers such as Darwin Radio Taxis, or City Radio Taxis, amongst others. Many of the sights and attractions are within walking distance of each other and can be covered on foot. You can also hire a bike 24 hours a day, from multiple locations of Spinway Bike Stations across the city.


How much does a hotel in Darwin cost?

4 stars and above
#1 most popular
Mantra on the Esplanade
8.4
83 AUD
#2 most popular
Travelodge Resort Darwin
8.0
76 AUD
Best value
Cullen Bay Resorts By Vivo
7.9
54 AUD
3 stars
#1 most popular
The Cavenagh
7.2
65 AUD
#2 most popular
Palms City Resort
8.6
64 AUD
Best value
Frontier Darwin Hotel
7.6
43 AUD
2 stars and below
#1 most popular
Youth Shack Backpackers - Hostel
6.6
53 AUD
#2 most popular
Chilli's Backpackers - Hostel
-1.0
60 AUD
Best value
Darwin Yha - Melaleuca On Mitchell
7.5
49 AUD

Where to stay in Darwin

Best places to stay in Darwin

Gazing out across the Timor Sea, Australia’s only tropical capital, Darwin is a cosmopolitan city, rich in history, art, culture and nature. With a relaxed, outdoor lifestyle, splendid sunsets, and plenty of parks and museums, Darwin and its neighbouring areas cater to a wide range of interests amongst travellers.

Darwin City Centre

Characterised by wide streets, leafy parks, unmissable waterfront sunsets, and alfresco dining, the city centre is where you will see most of the action and popular attractions. Indulge in a stay at the self-contained, award-winning accommodation at Mandalay Luxury Stay on the Esplanade. Overlooking the Darwin Harbour, you have the Hilton Darwin hotel which features elegant rooms and suites with modern amenities and stunning water views. Or you can consider the H Hotel Darwin on Smith Street in the heart of Darwin’s central business district.

Fannie Bay

The Fannie Bay neighbourhood is home to the Darwin Sailing Club, Fannie Bay Gaol and the Fannie Bay Race Course. You can book a stay at the Bayview Lodge on George Crescent or the Capricornia Motel on Kellaway Street. You also have several villas and bungalows offered for short stays through operators such as Top End Short Stays.

The Gardens

Home to the George Brown Darwin Botanical Gardens, this neighbourhood, known as ‘The Gardens’ features plenty of green spaces, sports ovals, and a golf course. The beachfront of Mindil Beach hosts plenty of family-friendly fun activities and sunset markets. Enjoy the tropical beachside gardens and stylish accommodation at the SKYCITY Darwin hotel on Mindil Beach. Within a 10-minute walk from Mindil Beach, you have the Gecko Lodge, offering friendly, family-run accommodation set amid lush tropical gardens.

Parap

Originally the site of Darwin Aerodrome, Parap’s long, wide road links Stuart Highway with the Fannie Bay coast. The area has several hotels and short stay holiday apartments and is also home to village markets and shops. Enjoy a stylish and comfortable stay at the Casa on Gregory, a 4-star boutique hotel in the heart of Parap village. Or choose a studio or 1 – 3 bedroom serviced apartments at the Quest Parap, located close to the Parap Shopping Village and Parap markets.

Cheap hotels in Darwin

For a lively backpacking hostel stay, consider the Darwin YHA – Melaleuca on Mitchell or Chilli’s Backpackers hostel. You also have the low-key Darwin City Point Hotel (Poinciana Inn), and Value Inn hotel that offer a comfortable stay at budget prices. At the Palms City Resort, you can choose bungalows, executive villas or standard rooms for a convenient stay in the heart of Darwin City Centre.


What to do in Darwin

The city’s laidback and friendly ambience coupled with an abundance of culture and nature is bound to make your Darwin visit a uniquely Australian experience. There is plenty to see and explore in this area. Just wear your hats and boots and get started on your Darwin adventure.

  • Feed some of the biggest salt-water crocodiles or take a selfie with a baby crocodile at the Crocosaurus Cove.
  • Explore the walk-through aviary, nocturnal house, goose lagoon, aquarium, billabong, and monsoon forest walk at the Territory Wildlife Park in Berry Springs, a 45-minute drive from Darwin.
  • Book an adventurous, 2.5-hour Wetlands Cruise that takes you to the Mary River Wetlands where you can spot a huge variety of birds and other local wildlife in their natural habitat.
  • Watch nature at its best in Litchfield National Park.
  • Get a glimpse of Darwin’s history and role in World War II at the Darwin Military Museum.
  • Go on a Northern Territory Aboriginal Cultural Tour where you can learn about bush tucker and traditional medicine, try blowing a didgeridoo, play the clapsticks, throw a spear, and see basket and dilly bag-making demonstrations.
  • On Thursday or Sunday evenings, visit the Mindil Beach Sunset Market to enjoy some magnificent sunsets while you watch the buskers and browse through hundreds of stalls.
  • Take a leisurely stroll on Mitchell Street which is home to much of the entertainment and nightlife that Darwin has to offer.
  • Visit the 42-hectare large George Brown Darwin Botanical Gardens to see a large collection of local plants, and relax under the canopy of rain trees and tall palms.
  • Walk through the Parap Village Markets held on Saturdays and get a taste of the true Northern Territory atmosphere as you browse through the finest local produce, clothing, jewellery, and artworks.
  • Watch a current or classic film at the open-air screen of Deckchair Cinema on Jervois Road in the Wharf Precinct.

Looking for a specific type of hotel

Kid-friendly Hotels
Best value
Cullen Bay Resorts By Vivo
7.9
54 AUD
No. 1 most popular
Travelodge Resort Darwin
8.0
76 AUD
No. 2 most popular
Hilton Darwin
8.1
136 AUD
Novotel Darwin Cbd
7.5
72 AUD
Alatai Holiday Apartments
7.9
62 AUD
DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin
8.1
118 AUD
Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront
8.2
75 AUD
Adina Apartment Hotel Darwin Waterfront
8.2
90 AUD
DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin, NT
7.8
133 AUD
One30 Esplanade Serviced Apartments
8.8
222 AUD
Big4 Howard Springs Holiday Park
7.8
114 AUD
Paravista Motel
8.0
58 AUD
Ramada Suites by Wyndham Zen Quarter Darwin
8.6
99 AUD

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