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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 in Darwin Chinatown

Recommended hotels

From US$63

1 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$77

2 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Darwin

4 stars
3.7 / 5 3 reviews

122 The Esplanade Map

Signature chocolate chip cookie at check-in

Offering inviting spaces with vast ocean views and strategic location close to local attractions, Doubletree By Hilton Hotel Darwin makes for an ideal base for travellers in the vibrant North... More

noisy lifts
stayed there for 4 nights and was in 718 kept awake by noisy lifts rattling as they went up/down all night hotel was fine and as I had a hire car location was good for me too admittedly I never...
13 Jun 2015
From US$60

3 Palms City Resort

3 stars
4.2 / 5 26 reviews

64 The Esplanade Map

Book 30 Days In Advance & Save 20%

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$19

4 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$56

5 Darwin Central Hotel

4 stars
4.5 / 5 64 reviews

21 KNUCKEY STREET Map

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

Good location
The hotel had everything I required, Be weary of the car parking as there is only poor options to park unless you use the additional charge car parking. At a less then reasonable $18 a night
20 Dec 2015
From US$70

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$56

7 Mediterranean All Suite Hotel Darwin

3 stars
4.2 / 5 28 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
From US$55

8 Alatai Holiday Apartments

3 stars
4.0 / 5 4 reviews

Cnr Mcminn & Finniss Streets Map

Combining oriental and tropical themes, Alatai Holiday Apartments offers studio and apartment accommodation just a stone's throw from Darwin's CBD and only a five minute stroll to some of Darwin's... More

Constructive comments
After arriving in Darwin and at the Hotel Alatai the reception we received was friendly When I booked a Studio Apartment I honestly did not expect to get a Motel Room with an adjoining door to the...
28 Jul 2015
From US$63

9 Oaks Elan Darwin

4 stars
4.0 / 5 2 reviews

31 Woods Street Map

Stay 2 Nights & Save 5%

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

Work Trip
Rooms are great. Pool excellent and views just perfect. Where possible, ask for a balcony.
20 Oct 2015
From US$74

10 H Hotel Darwin

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

81 Smith Street Darwin Map

Stay 2 Nights & Save 10%

H Hotel is located on Smith Street in Darwin's central business district. The hotel is a short distance from the Darwin Convention Centre (DCC), The Esplanade & Mitchell Street - Darwin's... More

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