10 romantic getaways in the Northern Territory

Your couples getaway awaits at some of the red centre’s most picturesque stays.

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If you want to add a dash of romance to your relationship and escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, the landscape of the Northern Territory is sure to get those sparks flying. To make planning your perfect getaway that much easier, we've chosen a few romantic stays that'll have you and your partner loved up in no time.

Our top romantic hotels in the Northern Territory

Hideaway Litchfield

1. Hideaway Litchfield - Cabin One

Where is it? Litchfield National Park, 1.5 hours south of Darwin.

Rekindling your romance is made simple when you stay in one of the Northern Territory's top national parks. Hidden away in Litchfield National Park, you'll be a mere seven kilometres from Wangi Falls and a handful of waterholes that you can cool off in. Your cabin comes with floor-to-ceiling doors and windows, so you'll be able to catch the sunrise and sunset while cozied up in bed.

  • Star rating: 5 stars.
  • Romantic features: Bedroom views, privacy, outdoor patio with couches and a large walk-in shower.
  • Why do we love it? You can't get much closer to Litchfield National Park than with this hideaway cabin.

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Sails in the Desert Hotel

2. Sails of the Desert Hotel

Where is it? Yulara, 5 hours south of Alice Springs.

Connecting with your loved one is effortless when holidaying in the red centre. The Sails of the Desert Hotel is surrounded by uninterrupted views of the Australian outback. Reviews from couples who have previously stayed here rave about everything from the great location to the comfort of the bedrooms. Spend your days basking in the sun by the pool, taking a tour of Uluru or playing a friendly game of tennis on the courts.

  • Star rating: 5 stars.
  • Romantic features: Massage parlour, spa and wellness centre and bars and restaurants perfect for romantic nights out.
  • Why do we love it? If you and your partner have some free time, consider taking a walk through the on-site Indigenous Art Gallery.

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Adina Apartment Hotel Darwin Waterfront

3. Adina Apartment Hotel, Darwin Waterfront

Where is it? Darwin Waterfront Precinct.

Get a taste of what Darwin has to offer in terms of accommodation, food and that all-important view. Situated right on Darwin's waterfront, the Adina Apartment Hotel boasts picture-perfect views of the wharf and Kitchener Bay. We recommend taking date night out to the wharf where you'll find a plethora of dining and entertainment options at your fingertips.

  • Star rating: 4.5 stars.
  • Romantic features: Bar/lounge, spa, sauna and a hotel restaurant.
  • Why do we love it? Soak up the sun poolside or take a stroll by the water, which conveniently happens to be just outside the hotel.

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An accommodation in NT with veranda

4. Ooraminna Station Homestead

Where is it? Hale, 30 minutes south-east of Alice Springs.

Forget the outside world with a slice of outback paradise on the Ooraminna Station Homestead. Enjoy the landscape with a variety of walking trails, hillsides, escarpments and even a billabong to explore. You'll be nestled between the Simpson Desert and the West MacDonnell Ranges, so your itinerary options are endless.

  • Star rating: 5 stars.
  • Romantic features: Spa for two, champagne and a luxury four-post timber bed.
  • Why do we love it? Its remote location ensures that it's just you, your partner and the stars.

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DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs

5. DoubleTree by Hilton, Alice Springs

Where is it? Alice Springs.

Surround yourself by the pristine landscape of Alice Springs at the DoubleTree by Hilton. Find that Northern Territory tranquillity as the setting sun melts into the gardens and red hills. You'll have an outdoor pool, beauty services and a terrace to enjoy after a long day of seeing everything that Alice Springs has to offer.

  • Star rating: 4 stars.
  • Romantic features: Spa baths, a sauna, breakfast available, snacks upon arrival and in-house dining options.
  • Why do we love it? The DoubleTree by Hilton is an eco-friendly hotel that boasts mountain views from all suites.

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Sturt Desert Pea House

6. Sturt Desert Pea House

Where is it? Connellan, 15 minutes south of Alice Springs.

Cabin living doesn't get much better than this. The Sturt Desert Pea House is located just outside of Alice Springs and comes with everything you'll need to enjoy a getaway with your special someone. We recommend making the most of the outdoor BBQ, taking a dip in the pool and enjoying a glass of your favourite wine under the gazebo.

  • Romantic features: Firepit, wine, wishing well, large garden and private pool.
  • Why do we love it? Enjoy no service fees and walking distance proximity to local restaurants.

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7. Kings Canyon Resort

Where is it? Watarrka National Park, 3.5 hours west of Alice Springs.

Unwind in the peaceful surrounds of the Watarrka National Park. This resort offers accommodation that ranges from suites with their own spa baths, to tents with their own veranda overlooking the wilderness. Grab a bottle of your favourite bubbly, sit back, relax and gaze out at the uninterrupted views of the stars.

  • Star rating: 4 stars.
  • Romantic features: Spa, beauty and wellness centre, massage parlour and picnic area.
  • Why do we love it? Many couple reviews mentioned the immaculate rooms and the in-house restaurant.

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Tropical Oasis - Darwin NT

8. Tropical Oasis

Where is it? Humpty Doo, 30 minutes south-east of Darwin.

This picturesque getaway will have you feeling like you're a million miles away without actually being too far from Darwin's city centre. Enjoy the privacy of the native flora, while still being in close proximity to all the town's amenities. After a day of exploring, come home to a dip in your lagoon-style pool, fire up the BBQ and watch the moon rise from your large outdoor deck.

  • Star rating: 5 stars.
  • Romantic features: Private pool, separate master suite and a shower with room for two.
  • Why do we love it? You may have seen this home featured on Channel 7's Instant Hotel program. The backyard garden is the perfect spot for you and your partner to unwind.

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Veranda

9. Drift

Where is it? Nightcliff, Darwin.

This home has the advantages of both the city centre and the serene beachside. A stone's throw away from the Arafura Sea, this stay offers a large outdoor deck overlooking the water, a pool table, TV subscription services for movie night and a BBQ. Walk off your post-dinner food coma with a stroll to the Nightcliff Jetty as the sun makes its way down for the evening.

  • Star rating: 5 stars.
  • Romantic features: King-sized bedroom, candles, wine and incredible views from your private deck.
  • Why do we love it? Open plan living means that those ocean views are all yours to enjoy.


Shipping Container Home

10. Shipping Container Home

Where is it? Ross, 10 minutes south of Alice Springs.

Calling all lovers of unique homes! Take a step outside of the box and escape to this remodelled shipping container (pun fully intended). You can find this treasure surrounded by the red desert, which can be enjoyed from the outdoor patio and dining area. It doesn't stop there, with large windows that let you take it all in from almost every room.

  • Romantic features: Bath, complete privacy and uninterrupted views of the outback.
  • Why do we love it? With no neighbours, you and your partner have the starry night sky and the Australian outback all to yourselves.

How did we pick these Northern Territory stays?

Our editorial team selected these Northern Territory 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 Northern Territory to make recommendations.

Where should I stay in the Northern Territory?

With so much to see up in the Northern Territory, we've put together a list of our favourite locations for your next romantic adventure. You can also check out our full guide to the Northern Territory here.

  • Yulara: Otherwise known as Uluru, Yulara is your go-to if seeing this ancient monument is on your bucket list.
  • Darwin: If a waterfront location is at the top of your checklist, Darwin will give you your money's worth. With accommodation right on the water and retreats that feel like they might as well be on Hamilton Island, this tropical city is the perfect beach getaway.
  • Alice Springs: Situated in the southern region of the territory, Alice Springs offers an outdoor getaway unlike any other. Your itinerary can't miss the West MacDonnell Ranges, Ormiston Gorge and Ellery Creek.
  • Litchfield National Park: Escaping into some of Australia's most beautiful bushlands is easy at Litchfield National Park. If you're in the area, you can't go past Florence Falls or Buley Rockhole.

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