Darwin Chinatown hotels
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.
29 hotels near Darwin Chinatown
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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