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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 in Darwin Chinatown

Recommended hotels

From US$68

1 Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront

4 stars
4.5 / 5 100 reviews

7 Kitchener Drive Map

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Sleek and stylish, Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront makes for an ideal base for business and leisure travellers with its proximity to Darwin's central business district and entertainment attractions.... More

Great location, but...
Great location and price! Unfortunately this was let down by the poorly maintained room. From the leaking shower/bathtub to the broken ventilation fan (so the bathroom looked like a scene from...
30 Sep 2015
From US$19

2 Melaleuca On Mitchell

4 stars
3.5 / 5 6 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

a disappointment
I have made a mistake in this case, it was not obvious to me that this is a hostel & not at all a hotel by any description. I was out of place & thought I had booked a hotel, my mistake. Changed my...
28 Aug 2015
From US$55

3 Travelodge Mirambeena Resort Darwin

4 stars
4.2 / 5 133 reviews

64 Cavenagh Street Map

Kids Stay FREE!

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

quite comfortable
Hotel lived up to its reputation as a Travelodge property with all services provided
24 Nov 2015
From US$73

4 Adina Apartment Hotel Darwin Waterfront

4 stars
4.6 / 5 69 reviews

7 Kitchener Drive Map

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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

Nice hotel
This is a nice property - unfortunately the staff were quite defensive and impolite when questioned on room inclusions.
4 Jun 2015
From US$69

5 Palms City Resort

3 stars
4.2 / 5 26 reviews

64 The Esplanade Map

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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

Winter in Darwin
Palm City Resort is ideally located around the corner from Mitchell St and the main shopping precinct and in walking distance to the waterfront and main attractions within Darwin. There is a local...
17 Aug 2015
From US$76

6 Mantra On The Esplanade Darwin

4 stars
4.0 / 5 30 reviews

88 The Esplanade Map

Bottle of Sparkling, Chocolates, 10% Meal Discount

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

Mantra on a Esplanade
Just across from Crocosaurus Cove which my 4 year old son loved. Breakfast was included in the deal. Could have had a bit more variation over our 5 day stay. Would have expected some tropical fruit...
23 Sep 2015
From US$76

7 Mantra Pandanas

4 stars
4.0 / 5 13 reviews

43 Knuckey Street Map

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Whether in Darwin for business or leisure, travellers find an ideal base in the stylish accommodations and central location of Mantra Pandanas. This sophisticated hotel places visitors near the... More

I Purchase accommodation including Breakfast, and then was charge extra to have eggs cook, because all I was entitle to was a warm selection of dried out food.
5 May 2015
From US$54

8 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin

4 stars
3.8 / 5 9 reviews

116 The Esplanade Map

Signature chocolate chip cookie at check-in

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

Stopover Visit
Darwin seems overpriced, when it comes to accommodation. The hotel is what you would expect from Double Tree by Hilton. The rooms were comfortable but some of the finer touches were missing and the...
30 Jul 2015
From US$52

9 Darwin Central Hotel

4 stars
4.5 / 5 62 reviews


FREE Full Buffet Breakfast for 1

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

Family Trip
We stayed here a few years ago, and happy to return. The hotel is in a great central location across from the mall. It only has a small swimming pool, but all we needed to cool off.
28 Oct 2015
From US$69

10 Mediterranean All Suite Hotel Darwin

3 stars
4.2 / 5 30 reviews

81 Cavenagh Street Map

Located on the edge of the city, the Mediterranean All Suite Hotel is ideally placed between Darwin's hub and the magnificent Cullen Bay Marina. Offering comfortable, fully serviced, self contained... More

a relaxing break from the cold
The Mediterranean All Suites is in a great location reasonably close to the CBD. Staff are very helpful and the cleaners did a great job for the 15 days we stayed. We hire a car when in Darwin and...
1 Sep 2015
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