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Darwin-Chinatown

The Chinese immigrants who arrived in 1874, to find labor in the gold fields and railways, built the first Chinatown along the Cavanaugh Street with fifty shops. The bombing of Darwin in 1942, during the World War II brought down the whole town to ashes.

Presently Chinatown is a very small market with a maze of streets and alleys packed with shops and street vendors. These stalls provide traditional Chinese herbs and medicines, exotic foods, handicrafts and fortune-tellers. The merchandise is fairly inexpensive and of reasonably good quality. The Darwin Chinatown market at night is the best sample of authentic Chinese favorites at the bustling hawker centre of food filled streets.

Sixty years after that unfortunate bombing the efforts are being made to bring back the glory of the lost town to its full vigor, with the help of the local Chinese community and Darwin City Council. Chinatown is being expanded and reconstructed to make it a popular place attracting many tourists in Darwin once again. This extended Chinatown of the Northern Territory is planned to be completed by 2010 with a cost of AU $90 million, which will include a Chinatown complex, nine floor office tower, two major hotels, eight levels of city council car parks, 30 retail outlets and a food hall. The vitality and excitement of the complex will attract local, national and overseas tourists alike which will have blend of both ancient and modern culture. The accommodation is very easy to find with hotels like Skycity Darwin, and Marina View Holiday Apartments Darwin only a walk away from Chinatown. Check for cheap bookings with the Hotel.

Hotels near Darwin Chinatown

29 hotels near Darwin Chinatown

1 Melaleuca On Mitchell

4 stars
4.0 / 5 4 reviews

52 Mitchell Street Map

Right in the middle of vibrant Mitchell Street in Darwin's CBD is where you will find Melaleuca On Mitchell Darwin. Shopping, eating, and clubbing are all at the front door. The backpacker's... More

2 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin

4 stars
3.7 / 5 6 reviews

116 The Esplanade Map

Set beside Darwin Entertainment Centre overlooking the lively Esplanade, Doubletree By Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin invites corporate and leisure travellers to comfortably appointed accommodations... More

3 Advance Serviced Apartments

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

55 Cavanagh Street Map

Whether in Darwin for a vacation or business trip, Advance Serviced Apartments makes an ideal retreat with its self-contained units and fitting services. This value-for-money property places... More

4 Darwin Central Hotel

4 stars
4.5 / 5 59 reviews

21 KNUCKEY STREET Map

Darwin Central Hotel is a chic boutique hotel that offers comfortable accommodations complemented by friendly service and convenient location. This contemporary Darwin hotel offers travellers a... More

5 Luma Luma Holiday Apartments

3 stars
3.5 / 5 2 reviews

Cnr Woods & Knuckey Streets Map

With self-contained accommodations in a city centre location, Luma Luma Holiday Apartments makes for an ideal starting point for travellers in a short or long stay in Darwin. After attending... More

6 Mantra On The Esplanade Darwin

4 stars
4.1 / 5 27 reviews

88 The Esplanade Map

Offering chic comfortable accommodations with city or Darwin Harbour views, Mantra On The Esplanade Darwin makes for an ideal base for travellers while in lively Darwin. This stylish hotel is... More

7 Elan Soho Suites

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

31 Woods Street Map

Situated in the central business district close to the beach and other local attractions, Elan Soho Suites makes for an ideal base for business travellers and holidaymakers in the Northern... More

8 Travelodge Mirambeena Resort Darwin

4 stars
4.2 / 5 129 reviews

64 Cavenagh Street Map

Travelodge Mirambeena Resort Darwin is an inner city oasis, close to the action while providing privacy in a lush setting. Designed around resort style swimming pools and a waterfall, the hotel has... More

9 Palms City Resort

3 stars
4.2 / 5 25 reviews

64 The Esplanade Map

Boasting breathtaking views of Darwin Harbour and right behind the city's business district, Palms City Resort is the perfect spot for a quick business trip or a tropical holiday. The Cenotaph is... More

10 Adina Apartment Hotel Darwin Waterfront

4 stars
4.6 / 5 68 reviews

7 Kitchener Drive Map

Whether in Darwin for business or for leisure, travellers find an ideal base in the plush spaces and top-notch facilities of Adina Apartment Hotel Darwin Waterfront. This Australia hotel is in a... More