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Looking for the top Northern Territory Hotel Resorts and places to stay? We have listed the best with reviews and great travel deals the Top End through to the Red Centre.

As soon as I touched down in the Northern Territory, I could feel the ruggedness and beauty of the region. It was like stepping into another world. I was greeted at the airport by none other than Paul Hogan (fan fiction) himself, who had agreed to show me around the territory.

"G'day, Sarah!" Paul boomed as he shook my hand. "Are ya ready to see some crocs?"

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I nodded eagerly, already feeling a bit of chemistry between us. I had grown up watching Paul Hogan in Crocodile Dundee and was excited to be exploring the Northern Territory with him.

We set off on our adventure, traveling through the top end and red center of the territory. Along the way, Paul regaled me with tales of his adventures in the outback and his encounters with some of the local wildlife.

G'day mate, it's the Aussie Summer and the rains are coming down hard in the top end of the Northern Territory, but not before a real sweaty build-up, if you know what I mean. When the monsoon arrives, it can make some of the top tourist spots like Kakadu real hard to reach and tours won't always be up and running.

Best to plan ahead and book in the dry season from June to the start of September when it's more comfortable. The shoulder seasons, stretching from April to October, are a good way to balance cost and weather, cobber.

Now, when you head down to the southern desert end where Uluru and Alice Springs are, it can get hotter than a bun in the oven during summer, with temps easily topping 40C. But come winter, things get a little more chill, so you'll wanna pack a jumper, as it can get down to subzero at night, fair dinkum.

Climate in Alice Springs:

Average min and max temperatures in Alice Springs, Australia

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The Red Centre and Uluru Travel

The Red Centre and Uluru are iconic travel destinations in Australia. This huge monolith is the geological and historical centre for cultural in Australia and is regarded as a sacred place.

You're in for a ripper time, mate, if you're heading to the Red Centre and Uluru. It's a bloody beautiful part of the world, but you gotta be ready for the heat.

I'll tell you what, Sarah, during the day, it's hotter than a barbie on full blast, with the sun bearing down like a relentless blowfly. But don't let that stop you from getting out there and exploring.

When you get to Uluru, you'll be blown away by the sheer size of the thing. It's as big as a bloody skyscraper, and it's got this spiritual vibe that'll make you feel like you're in a dreamtime story.

Now, if you're planning on doing some hiking, you'll wanna make sure you're well-prepared. Bring plenty of water and a hat, and if you're not used to the heat, maybe take it easy and do some shorter walks.

And when the sun goes down, you'll wanna stick around for the most bonzer light show you've ever seen. The colors change right before your very eyes, like a chameleon on steroids. It's fair dinkum amazing, mate.

Overall, the Red Centre and Uluru are a must-see for anyone who loves the great outdoors and wants to experience the heart of Australia. Just make sure you're ready for the heat, and bring plenty of water and sunscreen. And, of course, don't forget to pack your sense of adventure, because you're in for a real corker of a time.

Longitude 131 Lodge

Well, hello there, my fine friend. If you're thinking of checking out the Red Centre and Uluru, you're in for a real treat. It's a marvelous part of our fair dinkum country, but it's not for the faint-hearted.

I must say, the Longitude 131 Lodge is an absolute ripper of a place to stay. It's the creme de la creme, the bee's knees, if you will. It's got all the mod cons and then some, and the view of Uluru from the room is truly a sight to behold.

But I must warn you, old sport, that the weather in the Red Centre can be a bit of a scorcher. During the day, it's hotter than a tin roof in the middle of summer, so you'll want to make sure you're well-prepared with plenty of water and sunscreen.

Longitude 131 LodgeLongitude 131 Lodge

And when the sun goes down, well, that's when the magic really happens. The colors of Uluru change right before your very eyes, like a bloomin' kaleidoscope. It's a true wonder of the world.

So, if you're looking for a posh and sophisticated adventure in the heart of Australia, the Red Centre and Uluru are definitely worth a visit. And if you're looking for a bit of luxury, the Longitude 131 Lodge is the top dog.

This eco-sensitive resort is in Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park. It offers private views of the sun rising and setting over Uluru (Ayers Rock). You'll stay in a luxurious tent in a king-sized bed with white linen. 

It gives the illusion of camping while being a complete luxury experience. You can flick a switch in your tent and blinds lift for you to watch the sunrise.

There is a maximum of 30 guests. It's very remote, serene and rejuvenating. The restaurant offers Australian contemporary cuisine. Note that children under 12 are not catered for.

Reviewers say it's one of the best rooms they've ever stayed in, a once-in-a-lifetime experience and highly recommended. One of the common negative comments is that it's too expensive considering the service.

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Kakadu Resorts and Hotels

G'day, Sarah! Now, if you're looking for a real adventure in the Northern Territory, you can't go past Kakadu National Park. It's the bee's knees when it comes to exploring the wild side of Australia.

And when it comes to places to stay, Kakadu has got it all. From roughing it in a swag under the stars to kicking back in luxury at one of the fancy-pants resorts.

But if you really want to get a true-blue Kakadu experience, you've got to check out the Aurora Kakadu. It's a bloody top-notch hotel, with all the bells and whistles. And the best part? It's smack-bang in the middle of the park, so you won't miss a thing.

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But Sarah, you've gotta be ready for the heat. The Northern Territory can be hotter than a sheila in a sauna, especially during the build-up to the wet season. So you'll want to make sure you're packing plenty of water and wearing a hat.

But let me tell you, mate, the sights you'll see in Kakadu are worth any bit of heat. From the ancient rock art to the thundering waterfalls, it's a true-blue Aussie experience that you won't forget in a hurry.

Traveler review

In this episode of the Oz and Beyond Travel Series, Paul and Sarah join host Adam Ford as he explores the breathtaking Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory of Australia. In the video, they cover the top five things to do in the park, including a Yellow Water cruise, visiting Norlanje rock art sites, hiking to Jim Jim Falls, taking a scenic flight over the park, and climbing to the top of Ubir. Join them as they take in the stunning scenery and cultural highlights of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed park.


Aurora Kakadu

Well, Sarah, if you're after a real top-notch experience, you've got to check out the Aurora Kakadu. It's a bonzer of a hotel, with all the mod cons you could ever want. And the best part? It's right smack-bang in the middle of the park, so you won't miss a thing.

But let me tell you, mate, you've got to be prepared for the heat. The Northern Territory can get hotter than a sheila in a tanning booth, especially in the build-up to the wet season. So you'll want to make sure you're packing plenty of water and wearing a hat.

Ah, no worries, Paul. I've got my trusty hat and sunscreen at the ready. What else should we check out while we're in Kakadu?

This is an average hotel (but good location) in the South Alligator region with is spectacular for it's wildlife made famous in the movie Crocodile Dundee.

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"G'day mate, I reckon this Kakadu Lodge is the perfect spot for exploring the national park. Here are some pros and cons we should consider."

Pros:

  • Set in the heart of Kakadu National Park
  • Tranquil tropical surrounds with abundant wildlife
  • Magnificent lagoon style pool surrounded by lush gardens
  • Convenient location for Kakadu tours
  • They have 186 powered caravan and campsites available for camping lovers

Sarah: "Those sound like some great features. What about any cons?"

Cons:

  • The Poolside Bar & Bistro will be closed for a month from 15th Dec 2020 to 15th Jan 2021

Paul: "Well, that's a bummer. But at least they still have BBQ facilities available for guest use."

Sarah: "And all Kakadu tours pick up and drop off at the lodge, making it super convenient for us."

Paul: "Exactly. This lodge is like an oasis for travelers in the midst of the national park."

Well, Sarah, you've got to check out the ancient rock art. It's a true-blue Aussie treasure, and it's been around for longer than you can imagine. And the waterfalls, mate. They're a sight to behold. You'll feel like you're in your own private oasis.

And if you're feeling really adventurous, you can even go on a croc-spotting tour. Just make sure you've got your wits about you, because those crocs can be sneaky buggers.

Sounds like we're in for a real adventure, Paul. Can't wait to check out the Aurora Kakadu and all the other sights in the park.


Darwin Hotels and Resorts

G'day, Sarah! If you're planning a trip to Darwin, you're in for a bloody good time. It's a real gem of a city in the Northern Territory, and there's no shortage of great places to stay.

If you're after a bit of luxury, the Darwin Hilton is the bee's knees. It's got all the mod cons you could ever want, and the views over the harbor are fair dinkum amazing.

But if you're looking for something a bit more budget-friendly, the Darwin Central Hotel is a top-notch option. It's right in the heart of the city, so you won't miss a thing. And it's got all the basics covered, so you can kick back and relax after a long day of exploring.

Mantra on the Esplanade

G'day, Sarah! If you're after a bonzer place to stay in Darwin, the Mantra on the Esplanade is a real top-notch option. It's got all the bells and whistles, and it's right in the heart of the city.

And let me tell you, mate, that outdoor pool and spa tub are fair dinkum amazing. You can kick back and relax after a long day of exploring and soak up the Northern Territory sun.

And the best part, Sarah? This 4.5-star AAA rated hotel is a real steal. You won't find a better price for a hotel this posh in central Darwin.

Mantra on the EsplanadeMantra on the Esplanade

Pros:

  • Sarah: Offers a tropical style and comfortable atmosphere that reflects the local culture
  • Paul: Close proximity to tourist attractions and amenities such as Darwin Harbour, entertainment venues, and museums/art galleries
  • Sarah: Apartments feature large private balconies, fully-equipped kitchens and laundry, air-conditioning, and entertainment options
  • Paul: Outdoor pool, beauty salon, same day laundry service (excluding Sunday), business and secretarial services, and tour desk available for guests
  • Sarah: Convenient location in the CBD and shopping precinct
  • Paul: Reception available to provide information on any temporary closures or changes

Cons:

  • Paul: Can be a bit pricey for those on a tight budget
  • Sarah: Housekeeping service could be more thorough

Overall, Mantra on the Esplanade is a great choice for those looking for a comfortable and convenient stay in Darwin, especially if they are willing to spend a bit more on accommodation. However, those looking for a more laid-back vibe or more thorough housekeeping service may want to look elsewhere.

Mantra on the Esplanade

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But if you're after a bit of adventure, mate, Darwin has got it in spades. You've got the croc-infested waters of the Adelaide River, where you can take a real heart-pumping crocodile cruise. Or if you're after something a bit more chilled out, you can check out the Darwin Waterfront, where you can chow down on some fair-dinkum good food and soak up the Aussie sun.

So, Sarah, whether you're after luxury or adventure, the Mantra on the Esplanade is a real top-shelf option. And with so many attractions to explore in Darwin, you're in for a real rip-snorter of a time.

And speaking of exploring, mate, Darwin has got some real top-shelf attractions. You've got the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets, where you can chow down on some fair-dinkum good food and pick up some souvenirs. And if you're after a bit of history, you can check out the Australian Aviation Heritage Centre, which is an absolute ripper.

So, Sarah, whether you're after luxury or budget, Darwin has got you covered. And with so many attractions to explore, you're in for a real cracker of a time.

Alice Springs Northern Territory Hotel Resorts

Sarah! If you're planning a trip to Alice Springs, you're in for a true-blue Aussie adventure. It's the heart of the Outback in the Northern Territory, and there's no shortage of great places to stay.

One of the best hotels in Alice Springs is the Lasseters Hotel Casino. It's a ripper of a hotel, with all the mod cons you could ever want. And the best part? It's got a casino right on-site, so you can try your luck at the pokies or the blackjack tables.

Review

One of the key destinations in the Red Centre is Lasseters Hotel & Casino, located in the town of Alice Springs. The resort features a range of amenities, including multiple restaurants, bars, a spa, and a casino. Visitors can use the hotel as a base to explore the surrounding region, which offers a range of outdoor activities and cultural experiences.

And speaking of the Outback, mate, Alice Springs has got some of the best attractions in the Northern Territory. You've got the iconic Uluru (Ayers Rock), the stunning Kings Canyon, and the breathtaking MacDonnell Ranges.

And if you're feeling really adventurous, you can even take a camel ride through the desert. It's a real bucket-list item, mate, and one that you won't forget in a hurry.

Finke River and MacDonnell Ranges Georgie SharpAlice Springs Northern Territory

DoubleTree Alice Springs Accommodation

Paul! I couldn't agree more. Alice Springs is a true-blue Aussie gem, and the attractions in the surrounding Outback are absolutely fair-dinkum amazing.

I reckon we've got to check out Uluru (Ayers Rock) first. It's a real icon of the Outback, and it's just a short drive from Alice Springs. And the best part, mate? You can take a guided tour and learn all about the history and culture of the local Anangu people.

But let me tell you, mate, the Kings Canyon is also an absolute ripper. It's got some of the most stunning scenery in the Northern Territory, and you can take a hike around the rim of the canyon and soak up the views.

And if you're feeling really adventurous, a camel ride through the desert is a must-do. It's a real bucket-list item, and it's a true-blue Aussie experience that you won't forget in a hurry.

Guest Reviews DoubleTree Alice Springs

In this video, the YouTuber Ryan takes viewers on a tour of his room at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Alice Springs, Australia. He shows various amenities such as a mini-fridge, safe, flat-screen TV, balcony, and a large bathtub. Ryan also comments on the comfort of the bed and couch, and mentions that he plans to explore more of the hotel in a future video. The video gives viewers an idea of what to expect from the DoubleTree by Hilton in Alice Springs.

230 room 4.5 star will make your stay in the desert a little more comfortable.

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And if you're feeling really adventurous, a camel ride through the desert is a must-do. It's a real bucket-list item, and it's a true-blue Aussie experience that you won't forget in a hurry.

And don't forget about the MacDonnell Ranges, mate. They're a sight to behold, and you can take a scenic drive or hike through the stunning landscape.

So, Paul, whether you're after a bit of adventure or a relaxing Outback experience, Alice Springs has got it all. And with so many attractions to explore, we're in for a real fair-dinkum adventure.

Sarah and Paul are ready for a Q&A session about the Northern Territory!

Sarah: G'day Paul, what was your favourite attraction in the Northern Territory?

Paul: Well, Sarah, I reckon the Kings Canyon was a real rip-snorter. The scenery was just fair-dinkum amazing, and the hike around the rim of the canyon was a real adventure.

Sarah: That sounds fantastic, Paul. Did you know that Kings Canyon is part of the Watarrka National Park and is located about 300 kilometres southwest of Alice Springs?

Paul: I did, Sarah! And speaking of Alice Springs, what was your favourite hotel or resort in the area?

Sarah: Oh, that's an easy one, Paul. The Lasseters Hotel Casino in Alice Springs was a real top-shelf option. It's got all the mod cons you could ever want, and the on-site casino was a real hoot.

Paul: Fair enough, Sarah. And did you know that Lasseters Hotel Casino is a 4.5-star AAA rated hotel and is located just a short walk from the town centre?

Sarah: I sure did, Paul! And how about you, mate? Did you get to take a camel ride through the desert?

Paul: You betcha, Sarah! It was a real bucket-list item for me, and it was a true-blue Aussie experience that I'll never forget.

Sarah: I reckon that's the spirit, Paul. And for anyone else planning a trip to the Northern Territory, don't forget to check out the iconic Uluru (Ayers Rock), the breathtaking MacDonnell Ranges, and the stunning Kakadu National Park.

Paul: You're fair-dinkum right, Sarah. The Northern Territory is a real gem of a destination, and there's no shortage of top-notch attractions to explore.


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