Monday 25 September 2017

Darwin: Need to know

Rachel Dugan

GETTING THERE

Qantas (01-407 3278; qantas.com) flies to Darwin via London/ Frankfurt and Singapore with return fares from €958. Silkair (0065 6223 8888; silkair.com) serves Singapore to Darwin. For more on Darwin: australiasoutback.com.

STAYING THERE

Pocket-friendly: Melaleuca on Mitchell (0061 889 417 800; momdarwin.com.au) is a funky hostel on Mitchell Street with rooftop bar and three pools. Dorm beds start from AUS$25 (€20) a night; doubles AUS$60/$69 (€47/€54).

Mid-range: Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront (0061 889 829 998; vibehotels.com.au) is on the wharf development.

Doubles from AUS$139 (€109).

Break the budget: SKYCITY (0061 889 438 999; skycitydarwin.com.au) is part of a five-star casino complex situated just out of town with a stunning infinity pool.

Doubles start from AUS$285 (€223).

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