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Beth McFadden4 years ago

The 3 best retreats near Darwin

If life is starting to stress you out and you can’t tell the difference between your screaming child or your screeching car engine, it might be time to book in to a retreat for some time out. The Northern Territory is home to a huge number of nature escapes designed to help you wind down and zen out. You can choose to camp by a river or stay in a bungalow; it doesn’t matter what holiday you pick, you’re sure to be feeling less stressed and more at one with nature after visiting one of these fantastic retreat accommodation options near Darwin.

Mary River Wilderness Retreat

The sunset on the Gecko Restaurant, Mary River Wilderness Retreat - Humpty Doo
The sunset on the Gecko Restaurant, Mary River Wilderness Retreat – Humpty Doo

At the Mary River Wilderness Retreat, you’ll find a huge range of facilities and accommodation options for couples, friends and families. Take a short drive from Darwin and find yourself in this fantastic riverside property. You can choose to stay in a poolside or bush bungalow, if there are a few of you travelling, or a full size family bungalow that sleeps up to five people. If you’d prefer to enjoy the surroundings and really immerse yourself in nature, book out a camp site for your tent or campervan.

Staying at the Mary River Wilderness Retreat will not only give you access to fantastic facilities such as a pool and restaurant, but you can also hire a boat to explore the Mary River or take part in one of the many nature walks on the property. Grab yourself a hire bike or buggy and explore the property to see wallabies, Bowerbird nests and even crocodiles! Take some time out to visit this retreat and watch the native wildlife while the kids entertain themselves in the pool. Wake up to a fresh coffee and continental breakfast in the Gecko Restaurant and breathe easy again.
Where: Arnhem Highway, Humpty Doo NT 0836

Palmerston Sunset Retreat

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Check into a relaxing Balinese style bedroom, Palmerston Sunset Retreat – Darwin

The Palmerston Sunset Retreat is a premium bed and breakfast located fifteen minutes from Darwin’s town centre. Choose from one of two suites, both with modern comfortable décor, televisions and private bathrooms. This is the perfect place to stay if you’re looking to find a comfortable home base while seeing the sights and attractions that Darwin has to offer.

Nestled into a private location, you’ll have access to the pool, open kitchen and laundry facilities. Take a dip during the hot days, or relax on your deck in the Sunset Suite while you read a book and catch up on some ‘me’ time in between sightseeing. Tourists love the Palmerston Sunset Retreat for the fabulous service and private rooms that will help you to unwind and relax just a short drive from the heart of Darwin.
Where: 8 Renwick Court, Gray NT 0830

Wagait Beach Bush Retreat

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Sit back and relax, Wagait Beach Bush Retreat – Wagait Beach

The Wagait Beach Bush Retreat is a self-contained 2-bedroom holiday house located just a block from the ocean. This is well suited accommodation for either couples or small families looking to explore the best the Northern Territory has to offer. Cook in the fully equipped kitchen or barbecue your meals outside by the crystal clear inground pool.

You’ll almost forget how close you are to the beach with the lush bush surroundings that keep this holiday home private. Relax by the pool, or take a short walk to the beach and relax with some deep-sea fishing or watching the wildlife. The Wagait Beach Bush Retreat is located in one of the quietest towns in the Northern Territory, so it’s the perfect place to escape and clear your head in comfortable accommodation. You will find this tranquil location just a thirty minute ferry ride from Darwin.
Where: 11 Pak Place, Wagait Beach NT 0822

If you’re still feeling stressed, try taking a leaf out of Julia Robert’s book and Eat Love Pray through Darwin.

Have you found a relaxing retreat in the Northern Territory? Let us know in the comments below!

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