Holiday homes in Darwin

Escape to the top end with a range of holiday homes to suit any traveller.

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From beachside bliss in Larrakeyah to tropical rainforest retreats, these are the sites that will have you booked in no time. With cheap and luxury options at your fingertips, your home away from home awaits!

Where to book holiday homes in Darwin

Stayz: Best for families
Perfect for getting the whole family together in the top end, enjoy endless accommodation featuring large, open spaces in both houses and apartments on Stayz.
  • Free cancellations
  • Taxes and fees are included in the price
  • You’ll need to pay for your stay on a date set by your host
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HomeAway: Best for poolside homes
Lounging by the water is effortless with HomeAway's range of poolside and waterfront properties in the heart of Darwin.
  • Free cancellations
  • Taxes and fees are included in the price
  • You’ll need to pay for your stay on a date set by your host
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Homestay: Best for budget-friendly accommodation
Don't break the bank with wallet-friendly holiday homes that offer peace and quiet just outside of Darwin's city centre.
  • Free cancellations
  • Taxes and fees are included in the price
  • You’ll need to pay for your stay on a date set by your host
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HomeExchange: Best for cheap getaways
Swap out your own home for a tropical destination stay in Darwin's city and surrounds on HomeExchange.
  • Free cancellations
  • Taxes and fees are included in the price
  • You'll need to become a HomeExchange member which gives you unlimited stays for a year
Book now Best for the whole package
Sort out everything including flights, stays, car rentals, attractions and airport transfers in one place for your next holiday with
  • Free cancellations
  • Taxes and fees are included in the price
  • You’ll need to pay for your stay on a date set by your host
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Airbnb: Best for luxury apartments
Booking 5-star luxury is made simple with Airbnb's selection of homes, apartments, townhouses, villas, cottages, bungalows and guest suites.
  • Free cancellations
  • Taxes and fees aren’t always included in the price
  • You’ll need to pay for your stay upon booking

How did we pick these Darwin stays?

Our editorial team selected these Darwin stays on this list based on price, location and real customer feedback from booking sites and review platforms. Where applicable, we used our own personal experiences in Darwin to make recommendations.

Where should I book a holiday home in Darwin?

  • For the beach: Lounging on the sand is best done in The Gardens, Larrakeyah, Fannie Bay and Casuarina.
  • For national parks: Day-trip tours to Litchfield National Park, Kakadu and Katherine National Park depart from Darwin city, so to make those early mornings easier, consider an apartment overlooking the waterfront.
  • For family-friendly activities: Darwin city centre is one of the best locations for family vacations. You have Crocodile Cove, beaches, Aquascene, the Darwin Aviation Museum and the Leanyer Recreation Park in close proximity.

Where to find cheap holiday homes in Darwin

Budget-friendly stays in Darwin are found in areas such as Parap, Malak, Darwin city centre and The Gardens. Keep in mind that the cheaper accommodation in the city centre is usually a private room. For an entire house, look to stay further north in Parap or Malak. In many cases, you can still score a balcony or pool in homes on the lower end of the price scale.

Where to find luxury holiday homes in Darwin

For 5-star stays, you'll want to book in Larrakeyah, Bayview and Darwin city centre. Typically, luxury accommodation is found in the south of the city and features uninterrupted waterfront views. Expect to have large outdoor entertaining spaces, city or ocean views and, in some cases, a pool.

Spacious Modern Apartment with Large Balcony and Harbor Views
Spacious Modern Apartment with Large Balcony and Harbor Views


Where to stay in Darwin for pet-friendly accommodation

There are plenty of pet-friendly stays in the city centre, but if you want backyard space, then consider Tiwi, Jingili, Nightcliff, Coconut Grove and Marrara. They are your go-to for close proximity to Darwin city as well as for having enough space for your furry friends to run around. Acacia Hills is out of the city but offers more land if you've got a few pets with you.

Some dog-friendly areas include Casuarina Beach, the Holmes Jungle Nature Park, Marlow Lagoon Pet Park and George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it legal to stay at a holiday home in Darwin?

Yes, you can book a holiday home in Darwin without restriction.

What do I need to bring to a holiday home in Darwin?

For the beach:

  • Beach towels
  • Sunscreen/sun protection

For hiking:

  • Hiking shoes
  • Swimwear for swimming holes
  • Detergents for cleaning
  • Backpack or adequate bag
  • Reusable water bottle for day trips

What should I consider when I'm staying in a holiday home in Darwin?

If you're holidaying in Darwin, consider the following home criteria to make your trip effortless:

  • Central air conditioning: Darwin is located in the tropical north, so humidity and heat go hand in hand. Be sure to book accommodation with a cooling system in place.
  • Balcony: Not a must, but scoring a balcony with an entertaining space in Darwin is on our list of recommendations.
  • Pool: If you're looking to relax for a few days away, then you can't go wrong with hours spent soaking up the sun poolside.
  • Private parking space: If you're planning on driving, ensure you have a secure parking space.

How do I get to my holiday home?

Darwin International Airport is situated just 15 minutes by car from the city centre. Public transport is also available with a bus route taking you from the airport into Darwin – this takes around an hour. From the bus stop, you can choose to walk or take a local taxi to your stay.

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