If you haven't already booked your transport, have a look at our getting here page for infoamation about how to get to our departure points.
People often ask us where they can stay and what they can do in our departure towns. Here are some good websites for info.
Accommodation in Darwin is both fairly expensive and in high demand in the peak season. Some places book out months in advance. (The first weekend in August is the absolute worst.) If you are coming up, book your accommodation as soon as you can. The Tourism Top End website has the most comprehensive listing. To see a list of Darwin accommodation, click the link below. Before clicking "show all" or "show availability", you must
You will then see a list of places which are actually in Darwin.
Red Eye flights are often the cheapest way to get to Darwin. If you are going to arrive too late for our pre-trip meeting and want to maximise your sleep time, you might want to consider staying near the airport. The Darwin Airport Resort and the Darwin Airport Inn are both only about a 350 m walk from the airport terminal. The Darwin Gateway Airport Motel is about 1.5 km from the terminal and less expensive than the other two. All three are well out of town so you would probably be better off in the city if you'll be in Darwin for more than a single night.
Many people know that the Tourism Top End website has good information about tours and accommodation. Not so many know that it has a lot more. Have a look at their page for locals. Click on their links to things like "Brain food for kids" or "Top Ten Kissing Spots" (I think we could add a few). Why should the locals have all the fun?
Darwin is flat. The dry season weather is near perfect. It has a great network of purpose build cycle paths which make it one of the best places in Australia for cyclists. I couldn't find a single listing for all the places which hire bicycles, but a Google search for "bicycle hire Darwin" will get you a good list.
Want more ideas? How about one or more of the following.
The Kununurra Visitor Centre accommodation page has the most comprehensive listing.
Be sure to click the link to page two near the top of the page if you want to see the full listing.
The Kimberley Australia Travel Guide website is a great source of information.
The Kununurra Visitor Centre website has more information. Three particularly useful pages on that site are the
The Department of Land Administration Kununurra map has even more detail than the one produced by the Visitor Centre.
The Tourism Central Australia website has the most comprehensive listing we have found. Put your cursor on accommodation on the left menu, then slide across to Alice Springs and surrounds, then across to the type of accommodation you are looking for and click that.
The Alice Springs Accommodation Guide has a fairly comprehensive listing as well.
The"Things to see" page on the Tourism Central Australia website has a good list of things to see. The many other pages on this site offer a wide variety of additional information.
Two attractions which we think deserve a special mention are the
The Tom Price Visitor Centre accommodation page has a good listing of what's available there.
There isn't a lot to do in Top Price. Two things which have been recommended to us are the mine site tour and the walk to the top of Mt Nameless. The walk leaves from near the caravan park, so it's a fair way if you are staying in town. See the Tom Price Visitor Centre website for more information.
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