Darwin YHA - Melaleuca on Mitchell

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Things to do in Darwin YHA - Melaleuca on Mitchell

Darwin YHA is a great base for exploring the spectacular World Heritage Kakadu National Park, the magnificent waterfalls at Litchfield National Park, the Tiwi Islands and the Arnhem Land Aboriginal Reserve. Darwin enjoys a warm tropical climate all year. The dry season (May to November) is the cooler time of the year in the 'Top End' and allows for excellent outdoor activities like the Mindil Beach Markets.

At the hostel

FREE - CRAB RACING

On your marks... get set... CRAB! 

Join our weekly Crab Race! 

When:
Wednesdays
Where:
The Pool Bar

FREE - DARTS COMPETITION

Think you have what it takes? Take part in our Monday night dart competion. Prizes are available for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. 

When:
Mondays
Where:
The Pool Bar

HAPPY HOUR

Enjoy our all day Happy hour on Thursdays!

When:
Thursdays, 2pm
Where:
The Pool Bar

SLICE OF PIZZA OR TWO

Buy a drink and get a free slice of Pizza compliments of Monsoon’s Bar!

When:
Tuesdays
Where:
The Pool Bar

SUNDAY SESH

Recovering from Saturday night? Join us for a true Sunday Sesh!

Buy 2 drinks to get a free meal including BBQ sausages and salad

When:
Sundays
Where:
The Pool Bar

Tours & activities related to this hostel

$519
per person

Alice Springs To Darwin - 3 Day Tour

Heading North from Alice Springs? This tour takes you from Alice Springs to Darwin and visits the best sights along the way. Includes 1 Free Night at Alice Springs YHA before your tour
$519
per person

Darwin To Alice Springs - 3 Day Tour

Heading South from Darwin? This tour takes you from Darwin to Alice Springs and visits the best sights along the way. Includes 1 night Free at Darwin YHA before your tour
$1395
per person

Darwin To Alice Springs Tour 10 Days

2 nights FREE at YHA 3 amazing tours taking in the spectacle of The Top End, including Kakadu and all the way down to Uluru
$290
per person

Kakadu Day Tour

Short on time and want to experience the breathtaking Kakadu National Park. Then this tour is for you.
$99
per person

Litchfield National Park Day Tour From Darwin

Experience Litchfield National Park, a spectacular landscape filled with waterfalls, swimming holes and amazing bush walks
$1999
per person

Melbourne To Darwin 14 Day Overland Tour

Take an incredible overland journey from Melbourne to Darwin on this EPIC 14 day road trip. Visit the Great Ocean Road, Grampians, Adelaide, Barossa Valley, Kings Canyon, Uluru, Kata Tjuta & Katherine Gorge
$375
per person

The Rock Tour from Alice Springs - 3 days

YHA’s most popular outback Uluru tour. See the highlights including Uluru (Ayres Rock), Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and Watarrka (Kings Canyon)
$1125
per person

Top end Kakadu 4WD tour - 5 days

Explore Kakadu National Park at its best and discover all the spectacular sights of the Top End, on this amazing outback adventure. Package includes 2 FREE nights at Darwin YHA.

FREE things to do in Darwin

  1. Enjoy Mindil Beach Markets and its spectacular sunset, live entertainment and great food and craft stalls (dry season only)
  2. Visit Museum & Art Gallery of the NT and discover the Territories art, natural science, history and aboriginal culture.
  3. Head to Darwin Waterfront and Lagoon to relax, go for a swim or a walk along the wharf.
  4. Have a guided tour of the NT Parliament House, otherwise known as ‘the wedding cake.’ (February to November)
  5. East Point Reserve and Lake Alexander; a large reserve with evidence of Darwin’s wartime history as well as a beautiful lake and the best views in town.
  6. George Brown Botanical Gardens, an oasis in Darwin and a great place to relax and discover the plants from tropical climate.
  7. Litchfield National Park, only 1.5 hours from Darwin and well worth the visit: stunning rainforest, waterfalls, termite mounds, historic ruins... (tours also bookable from reception)
  8. Berry Springs Nature Park, only 45 minutes from Darwin. Perfect area for swimming, walking, picnics, wildlife spotting...

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