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Holiday In Darwin

Thirsty for adventure? In Darwin you can trek around Kakadu National Park or come face-to-face with crocs. 

Love shopping? Bet you’ll love it even more at a sunset beach market! Craving culture? Darwin is one of the best places in the country to check out Aboriginal art! And with nightlife, delish food and lovely national parks and gardens thrown in, you can definitely live every lastminute in Australia’s own tropical city. Let our Darwin hotels Dar-WIN you over!

Things to See and Do

Darwin has nature lovers covered. Take a cruise along Darwin Harbour to enjoy the sunset over dinners and drinks. Spend time in the George Brown Botanic Gardens and you’ll be impressed by the range of mangroves, woodlands, forests and foliage, including hundreds of palms and plants from spots like Arnhem Land and the Tiwi Islands.

Kakadu National Park is home to almost 20,000 square kms of rugged wilderness and ancient culture – and it’s less than two hours away from Darwin! Hire a car or take a couch tour to get there and explore wetlands, rivers, sandstone cliffs and waterfalls – plus Aboriginal rock art from over 25,000 years ago! Just 90 minutes south of Darwin, Litchfield National Park has waterfalls tumbling over sandstone plateaus into swimming holes, lush rainforests and possibly the world’s most intriguing termite mounds.

Bit of a daredevil? Make your way to Crocosaurus Cove and tackle “the Cage of Death”. Protected by a transparent cage, you get the terrifying thrill of being lowered into a pit of crocs! If that’s a bit too scary, there’s other stuff you can do, like stand by and watch some of those big boys indulge in feeding time.

Shopping, Dining and Nightlife

You like shopping? How about shopping on a beach as the sun goes down? At Mindil Beach Sunset Market you can wander beneath palm trees and check out stall after stall filled with boutique fashion, handmade jewellery and other goodies to take home. If you’re craving more shopping choice, Casuarina Shopping Centre is the biggest mall in the NT, made up of a shopping square with 165 shops and a cinema, plus a smaller shopping village.

Darwin takes full advantage of being close to the sea with stacks of seafood, as well as other succulent options like steak, noodles, Asian food and healthy organic. Darwin’s hot weather makes al fresco eating an ideal activity too, whether you’re sitting on the footpath outside a coffee shop or enjoying fine food and wine with a view of the ocean.

Darwin’s huge choice of nightlife is its other big attraction. There are Irish-themed pubs, backpacker bars, gay-friendly nightclubs, live music venues, and places with great cocktails. How’s that for choice?

Getting here

There’s so much to see and do in Darwin and the Top End that you might have trouble fitting it all in. But you can start by bundling your flights to Darwin and Darwin accommodation with us for an adventure you’ll remember long after the dust has settled.

Hotels in Darwin

As it's the state capital, you'll have plenty of Darwin hotels to choose between. At the mo, lastminute.com.au features more than 68 places to rest your head.

No matter how you like to roll, there's a room waiting for you in Darwin. For accommodation that's easy on the wallet, check out the Darwin YHA - Melaleuca on Mitchell (52 Mitchell St) or the Frogshollow Backpackers (27 Lindsay Street). Or would you rather spend your holiday in more luxurious surrounds? Get ready to be treated like royalty at the Darwin Waterfront Luxury Suites or the Argus Apartments Darwin.


Guide to Exploring Darwin


Top Hotel Deals in Darwin

Palms City Resort
Palms City Resort
3.5 out of 5.0 64 Esplanade, Darwin, NT
Free Cancellation
AU$104
4.5/5 (37 reviews)

It was nice the staff were very helpful and I could definitely recommend this property for anyone

Reviewed on 24 Mar. 2020
With a stay at Palms City Resort, you'll be centrally located in Darwin, a 3-minute drive from Darwin Waterfront and 5 minutes from Cullen Bay Marina.
Mercure Darwin Airport Resort
Mercure Darwin Airport Resort
4.0 out of 5.0 1 Sir Norman Brearley Drive, Eaton, NT
Free Cancellation
AU$124
4.2/5 (36 reviews)

We had a very late check in and were tired. It was fast abs efficient check in and off to bed quickly

Reviewed on 19 Mar. 2020
When you stay at Mercure Darwin Airport Resort in Eaton, you'll be in a shopping district, within a 15-minute drive of Darwin Waterfront and Casuarina ...
H on Smith Hotel
H on Smith Hotel
4.0 out of 5.0 81 Smith Street, Darwin, NT
Free Cancellation
AU$79
4.2/5 (33 reviews)

Friendly staff, clean modern amenities. We travel to Darwin regularly and find it the best value motel we have found. Make sure you ask for a room that faces Smith street, or you will be looking at the H apartments for your whole stay. Breakfast is usually includes as well!

Reviewed on 30 Mar. 2020
H on Smith Hotel is in the heart of Darwin, within a 5-minute walk of The Esplanade and Darwin Entertainment Centre.
Mindil Beach Casino and Resort - formerly SKYCITY Darwin
Mindil Beach Casino and Resort - formerly SKYCITY Darwin
4.0 out of 5.0 Gilruth Avenue, The Gardens, NT
AU$199
4.2/5 (44 reviews)

Bathrooms had mould but other than that place was pretty good overall. A little dated

Reviewed on 4 Mar. 2020
When you stay at Mindil Beach Casino and Resort - formerly SKYCITY Darwin in The Gardens, you'll be near the beach, just steps from Mindil Beach and SKYCITY ...
Oaks Darwin Elan Hotel
Oaks Darwin Elan Hotel
4.0 out of 5.0 31 Woods Street, Darwin, NT
Free Cancellation
AU$82
4.2/5 (37 reviews)

The appartment was lovely. Except in one room it sounded like something was in the roof, you’d hear whited sounded like rain them there was a noise that would make you jump in fright. It was a bit annoying. For the size of the complex the pool was small.

Reviewed on 7 Oct. 2019
Oaks Darwin Elan Hotel is in the heart of Darwin, walking distance from Smith Street Mall and Brown's Mart Theatre.
Novotel Darwin Airport
Novotel Darwin Airport
4.0 out of 5.0 2 Sir Norman Brearly Drive, Eaton, NT
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4.1/5 (19 reviews)

Comfortable beds and clean but property could do with a bit better maintenance

Reviewed on 14 Mar. 2020
When you stay at Novotel Darwin Airport in Eaton, you'll be near the airport, within a 15-minute drive of Darwin Waterfront and Casuarina Beach.

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