Darwin is the capital of the Northern Territory. The city is a must-see tourist destination, located on the doorstep to some of the world's greatest tourist attractions like Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks. But where should you stay in Darwin?
Fast becoming one of Australia's must-see cities, Darwin has a cosmopolitan culinary scene, vibrant nightlife and wide variety of accommodation options.
And while the city may have a steadfast commitment to 'taking it easy' and a liberal attitude to footwear, luxury in the Top End is still easy to find.
From the lap of luxury to the snuggle of a swag – and everything in between – you'll find it here in Darwin.
To help you find what you're looking for, we've created this epic list of Darwin accommodation options to suit your needs, timeline, budget and plans. Of course, there are so many awesome accommodation options in Darwin we simply couldn't list them all. Check out Northernterritory.com for more details.
Darwin luxury accommodation
There are plenty of luxury accommodation experiences in Darwin, including luxury waterfront serviced apartments and indulgent hotels.
The name Hilton is synonymous with luxury – and you'll find plenty of it at Hilton Darwin. Overlooking Darwin Harbour, the hotel is a short walk to excellent restaurants, shopping and entertainment. If you'd prefer to stay in, Mitchell's Grill restaurant offers some of the freshest seafood and prime beef you'll ever taste, while the fully equipped gym lets you work off dessert in the morning.
Mindil Beach Casino Resort is a hotel and poolside resort with so many amenities (including a lagoon that allows you to swim right up to your room, and a variety of deluxe suites and rooms with a view) you'd be excused for not leaving the premises! With a bustling casino and several restaurant options, you're guaranteed entertainment – and that's not even mentioning the bar by the pool, which won the 2014 Gourmet Traveller Award for best hotel pool in Australia.
If you're looking for a waterfront stay in Darwin, there are plenty of comfortable options. Darwin Waterfront Luxury Suites have some of the best ocean views on offer, and the large and spacious rooms are ideal for a family holiday. Depending on the time of year, you'll also get access to the free courtesy car to use during your stay – be sure to ask when booking.
Situated right on the Darwin Esplanade is Mandalay Luxury Stay, a self-contained luxury travel experience. Feel at home while on holiday, as the fully-equipped kitchen lets you cook up delicacies from the local market – or even the catch of the day as you come back from a fishing tour.