The city of Darwin is a coastal community that serves as the capital of Australia's Northern Territory. While it may be the smallest capital city in the country, there's still much to do within that's suitable for travellers of all ages. Being a coastal town, the harbour and beach are teeming with aquatic activities while shops, restaurants and theatres populate the city's centre. Just be prepared for the wet season during the summer in which heavy rains and high humidity are common.
Where to book your Darwin accommodation
Within the city of Darwin, you'll find a wide variety of different experiences and attractions. To make sure your holiday is as memorable and convenient as possible, it's important to make sure that you book a Darwin accommodation that can put you close to what you want to see the most. The old part of town to the south can be entirely different from the newer northern counterpart, so consider which area would appeal to you the most.
Booking Darwin airport accommodation to the north
The 2 areas of Darwin are separated by the airport, so accommodation to the north will put you in the newer region of town. While you'll still find dense city streets, the buildings tend to be sleeker and smaller here. The north side of town is also largely residential, so you can enjoy a more relaxed and quiet holiday. One major section is the Casuarina area which contains the largest shopping centre in the city. Holiday homes in this area are generally houses or apartments with 2- to 3-bedroom layouts. Finding accommodation suitable for a family is relatively easy, as most local rentals will feature a full kitchen.
Finding accommodation to the south
On the south side of the airport, you'll find the older and larger part of town. This is where the central business district and the main attractions are located. Art galleries are particularly prominent, but you'll also find the Darwin Entertainment Centre and the convention centre here. You can also explore the Charles Darwin National Park from this area where you'll find lush and vibrant greenery and a network of walking paths. Darwin accommodation in this area can vary quite a bit. For the most part, rentals are apartments with 1- to 2-bedroom layouts, but some more spacious properties are available.
Top picks for a Darwin accommodation
Before you start your search for quality accommodation for your next holiday adventure, it's important to understand what local rentals offer. The best way to do this is to take a look at the most popular properties in the area. Even if they're not suitable for your specific needs, they provide valuable insight into what local properties provide. Take a look at these top picks to get an idea of what local accommodation is typically like.
If you're travelling alone or with a partner, this waterfront apartment may be the perfect accommodation. There's just a single bedroom, but up to 3 people can sleep comfortably as the bedroom includes a king bed and a single bed. Thanks to the apartment's pristine location, the southern waterfront of Darwin is just a few steps away along with some of the most popular restaurants in town, the convention centre and the wave pool. The apartment may have just a single bedroom, but it also features a private balcony, fully equipped kitchen and washing machine with dryer.
Suburban accommodation with private pool
North of the airport, you'll find this spacious house with room for the whole family. It has 3 bedrooms with room enough for 9 to sleep comfortably. It's located right next to the Darwin Golf Club, so you can enjoy well-maintained green surroundings with luxury amenities. This house features a fully equipped kitchen, but you'll also find a private saltwater pool in the backyard. It's completely fenced with a lockable gate, so it's child safe.