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6 Incredible Northern Territory Hotel Stays

NT have some fancy stays that will have you booking flights to Darwin asap.

6 Incredible Northern Territory Hotel Stays

NT have some fancy stays that will have you booking flights to Darwin asap.
Best Hotel Stays Darwin 2022 - Mindil Beach Casino Resort

The Northern Territory isn’t just all bushland and adventure, you’d be surprised at just how chill you can really be in the NT with a stay at these incredible and luxury hotels.

Take some time out on the beachfront with a cocktail in hand, float in remote waterholes or wake in the morning to spectacular views of Uluru right out your window- the top of Australia sure has some pretty boujee stays that you’ll be dying to try.

1. The Mindil Beach Casino Resort

Northern Territory Hotel Stays - mindil beach casino resort
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One word: Wow.

Sitting pretty among the tropical beachfront gardens that overlook Fannie Bay, Mindil Beach Casino Resort takes paradise vacay vibes to a whole new level.

You’ll feel a world away in your own tropical oasis complete with plenty of bars and delectable, award-winning restaurants serving up only the best Aussie cuisine. Take a morning stroll on the soft white beach sand or laze around in the pool with a cocktail hand as you soak in the sunshine.

Feeling lucky? The casino on site is a hot commodity in Darwin and a top choice for an exciting night out.

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2. Tiwi Island Retreat

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If you’re looking to get a little peace and quiet and avoid the inevitable holiday crowd, Tiwi Island Retreat might be your blessing.

Often referred to as the island of smiles, we can guarantee one won’t be leaving your face as soon as you step foot here. The exclusive beachfront location, 12-meter pool, coastal-style rooms, and swaying palm trees are the perfect recipe for a little R & R.

The retreat itself is tucked away on the western side of Bathurst Island for total privacy. And If lazing around the pool all day isn’t your style, they also host world-class fishing trips, bucket list adventures, Indigenous cultural experiences, and wildlife encounters.

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3. Longitude 131

Northern Territory Hotel Stays - longitutde 131

Waking up in the morning to direct views of Uluru in a luxury camp set among the vibrant red-rust dunes of the Central Desert? Say no more.

This is seriously the place to go if you want to be treated like royalty for a few nights and experience the Australian outback in all its glory. The fifteen luxury tents (emphasis on luxury) offer a night under the stars and a chance to explore The Red Centre in a series of unforgettable experiences.

Connect with Aboriginal artwork, be dazzled by artist Bruce Munro’s internationally acclaimed Field of Light, tuck into a uniquely outback dining experience, or walk the base of Uluru and Kata Tjuta to see some of the world’s greatest wonders.

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4. Bullo River Station

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Take on the outback in style.

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city on a working cattle station sitting atop 500, 000 acres of privately owned countryside. The pristine landscape overflows with nature, gorges, and flowing waterfalls in one of the most breathtakingly beautiful Australian locations.

Each room opens out onto tropical gardens and rockeries, and you’ll spend the day exploring the stunning landscapes, floating in remote waterholes, discovering Aboriginal rock art, or getting down and dirty as you join in the exhilarating activities of station life. You’d be hard-pressed to find an experience like this anywhere else.

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5. Bamurru Plains

Northern Territory Hotel Stays

Bamurru Plains is a completely unique safari lodge escape with access to 300 km of floodplains and savanna woodland on the Mary River, and it’s all waiting for you to come and explore.

The rustic-chic bungalow will become your home in wild bush luxury as you fall asleep to the sounds of nature and wake in the morning to a view of the wildlife as you get ready to take on a safari through the floodplains, a cruise across the Sampan River, or a guided walking tour followed by a feast of native ingredients and warm sunset.

There’s no wifi or even cell service here, just the simple sounds of nature so you can truly escape.

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6. Freshwater Retreat

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Welcome to your very own private escape in Darwin.

Freshwater Retreat is absolutely dripping in luxury in a large four-bedroom house and four beautifully appointed safari-style villas. The bright and airy feel and outdoor tropical bathroom are just a small part of what makes this retreat a must-see getaway- you can even visit some freshwater crocodiles in the lagoon courtyard.

It’s located just 10 minutes from Darwins CBD and a 5-minute walk from the famous Rapid Creek Markets, so you’ll have plenty of exploring to do.

All the accommodation can be booked out privately, or the main house and villas can be booked separately.

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