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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

1 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin

4 stars
3.8 / 5 8 reviews

116 The Esplanade Map

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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

2 Melaleuca On Mitchell

4 stars
4.0 / 5 5 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

Great Location
This hostel is in a great location right in the centre of all the night life. The only issue is the size of the kitchen, it gets very busy at times and is extremely hot.
16 Jun 2015

3 Darwin Central Hotel

4 stars
4.5 / 5 60 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

Darwin Business Trip
Generally very good. Staff service, room cleanliness top class.
21 May 2015

4 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Darwin

4 stars
3.7 / 5 3 reviews

122 The Esplanade Map

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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

5 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

Stay
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

6 Hilton Darwin

5 stars
4.7 / 5 30 reviews

32 MITCHELL STREET Map

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Boasting top-of-the-class accommodations, rich interiors and central location, Hilton Darwin makes for a fitting base for discerning travellers in the Northern Territory capital. This luxury hotel... More

4 nights in Darwin
Hilton hotel. Was great ,excellent location on Mitchell st with just walking distance out the front to door for restraunts and bars ,hotel staff friendly only complaint was food very expensive for...
13 Oct 2014

7 Travelodge Mirambeena Resort Darwin

4 stars
4.2 / 5 132 reviews

64 Cavenagh Street Map

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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

Somewhat disappointing
While the location of Mirambeena is good - close to the centre of town, bus stop and supermarket, we were disappointed with our room which while clean, seemed to be only half way through being...
14 Jul 2015

8 Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront

4 stars
4.5 / 5 97 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

Excellent value for the money
We have stayed at VIBE several times before. The reception staff are very helpful and house keeping is consistantly excellent.
16 Mar 2015

9 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

10 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
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