Where to stay near Darwin?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 108 holiday rentals near Darwin. From 67 apartments to 22 houses, find unique holiday house for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Darwin for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Darwin?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Darwin. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Darwin Waterfront: 110 holiday rentals
  • Stokes Hill Wharf: 110 holiday rentals
  • Indo Pacific Marine: 110 holiday rentals
  • Fort Hill Wharf: 108 holiday rentals
  • WWII Oil Storage Tunnels: 108 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Darwin listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent apartments in Darwin?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 67 apartments in Darwin. Our other popular types of Darwin holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 22 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 2 holiday houses
  • Villas: 2 holiday houses

Can I rent waterfront rentals in Darwin?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 45 waterfront rentals in Darwin. You have also many other possibilities in Darwin area, including:

  • Golf resort rentals: 24 holiday rentals
  • Downtown rentals: 8 holiday rentals
  • Beach rentals: 3 holiday rentals

Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Darwin?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 74 holiday homes with pool available in Darwin. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Gateway to the Northern Territory

    Darwin City lies at the centre of the Northern Territory's capital city and is a great central point of accommodation for holiday makers looking to experience the magic and wonder of Australia's north. The city has been almost entirely rebuilt twice (once due to Japanese air strikes in World War II, the other by Cyclone Tracy in the 1970s), giving the region an exceedingly modern feel. Considered Australia's "Gateway to Asia," the city also showcases a wide-ranging blend of historic Australian, Asian, and contemporary influences.

    What Should I Expect From the Weather?

    The weather in Darwin is warm year-round, with an average temperature of 32 degrees Celsius. Many consider Darwin's dry (April to September) season the best time to travel to the region, since the weather is beautifully predictable: sunny skies, warm temperatures, and not a drop of rain in sight. However, though the city's wet season (October to March) is unpredictable, it doesn't guarantee wet or stormy skies for your entire holiday. In fact, the wet season is a lovely time to see the city without the tourist crowds or on-season cost.

    Getting Around Darwin City

    Darwin's central business district is compact and easily navigable by foot. If you'd prefer, you can also pay a daily fee to hop on and off one of the city's many tour buses, which circle the city's attractions. Travellers can also walk the Esplanade that circles the city and offers stunning views of the harbour. 

    Darwin's Many Sights and Attractions

    Start your trip by strolling through the city centre, shops, and waterfront to see the sights: it's a lovely place to explore on foot. The George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens make for a fabulous afternoon amidst lush flowers, palms, and every specie of baobab tree in the world - best of all, entry is completely free. After you've had your fill of flora, it's time to see the fauna at the Territory Wildlife Park, where you can walk or take a free shuttle through six kilometres of wildlife-filled parkland.

    For something wilder, head to Crocodylus Park and Zoo, where you'll see exotic species of wildlife like lions and Bengal tigers in addition to the park's main attraction: the crocodiles. Attend one of the feeding sessions or (for the truly brave of heart) be lowered into the crocodile enclosure in the Cage of Death, where nothing but a four-sided Perspex "cage" stands between you and the angry crocs. 

    Live Like a Darwin Local

    One of the best ways to see the city is to live like a local. If you're looking for Darwin accommodation, then a Darwin holiday rental can be a great option with rentals sprinkled throughout the city, ranging from luxury apartments to cozy cottage retreats. Darwin City accommodation gives you peace and privacy, while putting you right at the heart of the action, letting you experience the sights and sounds of the city firsthand. Some Darwin City holiday rentals are more like hotels, with continental breakfasts and full-time staff, while others are more traditional rental homes with an off-site owner. No matter where you stay in Darwin City, you're sure to be in the heart of all the city has to offer.

    Activities and attractions in and around Darwin

    Do you want to find attractions to visit in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that Darwin has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Crocosaurus Cove (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
    • Indo Pacific Marine (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
    • Aquascene (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
    • Flight Path Golf & Outdoor Recreation (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
    • Crocodylus Park (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)

    Exploring the natural features in Darwin

    Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Darwin is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Wave Lagoon (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
    • Darwin Waterfront (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
    • Bicentennial Park (0.5 mi / 0.7 km)
    • George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
    • Mindil Beach (1.5 mi / 2.5 km)
    • Charles Darwin National Park (2.5 mi / 4 km)