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Fannie Bay Gaol

Easily one of Darwin, Australia’s most fascinating and popular holidaymaker attractions is the historic prison of Fannie Bay Gaol, which opened in 1882 and once hosted some of the country’s most dangerous criminals until 1979, when the detention centre officially closed. Self-guided tours are available for visitors hoping to explore this labyrinthine structure at their own pace. A famously compelling experience for visitors of all ages, a Fannie Bay Gaol tour provides one-of-a-kind insights into a kind of lifestyle few on earth have ever faced. This facility’s extensive interior chambers, including the original kitchen, cell blocks, aboriginal prisoner section, infirmary, and watchtower are still in top-notch shape, making this incredible attraction a genuine blast from the past.

  • Visit the Darwin Botanic Gardens, which is easily accessible from the Fannie Bay Gaol, and features some of the most stunning marine life anywhere in the country.
  • Spend an afternoon at Darwin’s Museum and Art Gallery at the Northern Territory, a museum and art gallery featuring stunning collections of aboriginal art, maritime archaeology, oceanic art, and Southeast Asian pieces.
  • Enjoy great eats at the popular Darwin restaurant known as the Blue Marlin Bistro, which features five-star authentic seafood and unspeakably delicious pepperberry pork ribs.

Visitors arriving by plane should fly into the Darwin International Airport. From there, travellers can access Fannie Bay Gaol via shuttle buses or abundantly available rental car providers and taxis surrounding this transport hub. Holidaymakers can also reach this inimitable destination via the local ferry system. The greyhound bus system likewise offers transit throughout the region, and from Fannie Bay, several transit options exist, though the area is also easy to navigate simply on foot or via widely available rental bicycles.

Hotels near Fannie Bay

29 hotels near Fannie Bay

1 Casa on Gregory

4 stars
3.8 / 5 15 reviews

52 Gregory Street Map

Set amidst beautiful tropics, Casa On Gregory Darwin Motel offers a relaxing retreat for holidaymakers visiting the Northern Territory. Aside from enjoying the cool breeze from Fannie Bay, tourists... More

2 Alatai Holiday Apartments

3 stars
4.0 / 5 2 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

3 Cullen Bay Resorts Darwin

4 stars
4.1 / 5 78 reviews

26 Marina Boulevard Map

The fully serviced Cullen Bay Resorts overlooks the magnificent Cullen Bay Marina and offers superb views of Darwin Harbour and the Timor Sea. It's just a five minute stroll to some of Darwin's... More

4 Skycity Darwin

5 stars
4.3 / 5 50 reviews

Gilruth Avenue Map

Skycity Darwin Hotel is a full-featured boutique retreat suitable for travellers looking for a relaxing base in Darwin. For an adventure-packed vacation, holidaymakers can enjoy water sports at... More

5 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

6 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

7 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

8 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

9 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

10 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