Knuckey Lagoons Villa, winner of Stayz Best Romantic NT 2012 award is a luxury bed and breakfast just 15 minutes from Darwin city.

We are proud to offer you our exclusive villa with its own pool surrounded by tropical gardens, giving you the privacy and space you deserve on your holiday.

Knuckey Lagoon is a prime Darwin suburb and the villa is established on 20 acres (8 hectares) around a natural lagoon.

The lagoon is a breeding area for the Territory's abundant bird life and with significant populations of magpie geese, long neck turtles and aquatic wildlife, captures the true essence of the Territory without leaving the property.

Described by Beautiful Accommodation "?you could easily be in Kakadu?close to Darwin yet in a precious wilderness setting?."
Guests have described it as "Kakadu in your own backyard"

A large lazy daybed, beautiful Indonesian teak and mahogany furniture and your own private grounds provide the backdrop for this romantic getaway.

The property is minutes away from the International Airport, Casuarina Shopping Centre and within walking distance to Crocodylus Park.

Knuckey Lagoons Villa is a serene and secluded resort where you can relax and soak in the Territory experience in the comfort of your own surrounds.

The villa & property

The villa was designed for comfort and the tropics. A relaxed atmosphere is created by the large open plan interior, incorporating living, dining and kitchen space.

It has surrounding louvres with insect screens, which can be left open day and night, allowing cool cross- flow breezes and good ventilation throughout.
Two large double french doors open out onto the pool and barbecue areas.

Wide verandas provide shade and natural cooling to the villa.

A salt water pebble lined pool overlooks the lagoon.

The villa is completely self-contained and includes a fully equipped kitchen, laundry and garden shower. The en-suite bathroom has a full size bath and twin vanity.

Inside is a large comfortable queen bed, convection microwave, a full size fridge/freezer, electric roast cooker, widescreen TV, radio and iPod player, DVD player and DVD library.

The villa has both air-conditioning and ceiling fans. It has solar hot water and low energy lighting throughout. The pool and garden lights are on timers and solar.
The property is also eco friendly and the grey washing water is treated through an aqua nova system and waters the surrounding gardens.

There is a large paved barbecue area with a choice of either gas or a wood fire.
A cosy campfire site and a nearby picnic area overlooks the lagoon.

The large varieties of fruit trees including avocados, lemons, oranges, rambutan, mangoes, bananas and asian fruits are all organic. Only biodegradable and eco friendly products are used to control weeds.

Native bushland, tropical orchards and gardens ensure unmatched privacy and seclusion at Knuckey Lagoons Villa


Knuckey Lagoons comprises of four lagoons and is the closest fresh water lagoon system to Darwin, situated approximately 12km south-east of Darwin city.

During the wet season, the lagoons fill and join together to form one large water body, covering an area of approximately 100 hectares.

Experience the seasonal moods of Knuckey Lagoons.
The wet season sees the lagoons fill and expand as the spectacular monsoonal rains and storms sweep across the Territory.
Then during the cooler clear days of the dry season, hundreds of birds flock to the lagoons as the waters recede.

Walking tracks are around the lagoon for the keen bush walkers.

Birdwatchers are welcome!

In the evenings, enjoy our romantic lagoon sunsets.

Knuckey Lagoons Villa an ideal base for those wanting to venture beyond and explore the rest of the top end.

A luxury retreat for couples.

Linen and pool towels are provided.

Bookings are a minimum of 3 nights. Breakfast is included.

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Knuckey Lagoons Pool Villa is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Knuckeys Lagoon Villa is a wonderful private villa that we heartily recommend to anyone. Kath and Rick were the perfect hosts. We spent a lovely relaxing few days in this beautifully appointed private villa. It is a perfect location to explore Darwin and surrounds and we have no hesitation in recommending this oasis.
Date published: 2013-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We chose Knuckey Lagoon Villa as our final destination in Darwin just to relax after touring the week before,as a photographer i could not have chosen a better place .I spent the week exploring the property itself and took over 1000 photo's the birds and dragon fly's are incredible .We would relaxed in our private swimming pool,enjoyed the outdoor shower in complete privacy the wide verandahs provided plenty of shade and only ventured indoors to sleep in our stunning Balinese villa .Our hosts Kathy and Rick where around if needed and where so helpful pointing out all the special places on property, and the gardens what a credit to Rick, you feel as if they placed the villa in the middle of the botanic gardens in Darwin.Please feel free to visit my site for photos you Kathy and Rick see you again soonthere is not a single place in Darwin that comes close to anything you have to offer your guests.Kathryn and John
Date published: 2010-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Despite arriving at midnight in the pouring rain (it was the start of the rainy season) the owners were at the end of the driveway to meet and show us around which was a great welcome we appreciated. We were absolutely delighted with the villa and spent most of our stay at the villa admiring the views and relaxing by the pool. We would highly recommend Knuckey Lagoons Villa and will definitely stay here again when we next visit Darwin.
Date published: 2009-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We stayed for a week and had a relaxing, comfortable break. I thoroughly recommend anyone who wishes to spend a few days in Darwin to seriously consider this instead of the usual hotel accommodation, as it is a far better experience. The villa is just how tropical living should be, while the hosts are friendly but not intrusive. Fantastic surrounds top it all off, this was a great way to spend a week away.cheers!
Date published: 2009-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We stayed at this wonderful place for five days. The accommodation was beautiful, nicely appointed, and secluded, with great views of vegetation, flowers, and other wildlife in which we were interested. Be sure to bring your bathing suit for the private little pool. Our hosts were extremely nice and thoughtful. We celebrated our 48th wedding anniversary, and the Jibaru (a magnificant stork) visited us for our last night here.
Date published: 2009-07-27


DVD library (music & movies)
Breakfast supplied
Electric roaster
Private Pool
Tea/coffee making facilities
Widescreen TV


Property Overview

Property Rates & Min Night Stay
From To Sun to Thurs ($ p/n average) Fri & Sat night 7 night stay Min night stay Extra adult ($ p/n) Extra child ($ p/n)
* $275 $550 $1925 3 $0 $0

Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner.

Prices listed based on 2 adults. Property has 1 beds and can sleep a maximum 2 people.

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