Darwin YHA - Melaleuca on Mitchell

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

Burger Night

How better to start an evening than a few bevvies and a burger?

7:00 pm Tuesday & Wednesday

Party Games

Join us on the roof for a few cheap drinks and some old school party games! 

8:30 pm Wednesday

Happy Hour!

Every hour is happy hour on Thursdays! Head to the rooftop and sink a few bevvies. This is the life. 

11:00 am Thursday

Sausage Sizzle

One of the more delicious Aussie traditions! 

7:00 pm Friday

Parap Market Tour

Your very own transport and guide to the famous Parap Market - make sure to bring some cash for food, drink and souvenirs! 

9:15 am Saturday
Leaves reception

Street Art Walking Tour

Forget Melbourne, this city has some serious street art. Instagram at the ready!

5:00 pm Tuesday
Leaves reception

Aboriginal Bush Traders Walk

Join us for a short walk to Aboriginal Bush Traders, a local non-for-profit art gallery and gift shop. Learn about local Indigenous artists, their pieces, and the history of art in the region.

Leaves reception

Tours & activities related to this hostel

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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.
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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.
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Darwin To Alice Springs Tour 10 Days

Score 2 FREE nights at YHA. Jump on a Kakadu and Litchfield tour and end up in the Red Centre checking out Uluru
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Kakadu Day Tour

Short on time and want to experience the breathtaking Kakadu National Park. Then this tour is for you.
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Litchfield National Park Day Tour From Darwin

Experience Litchfield National Park, a spectacular landscape filled with waterfalls, swimming holes and amazing bush walks
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The Rock Tour from Alice Springs - 3 days

YHA’s most popular outback tour! Includes Uluru, Kings Canyon, Kata Tjuta and so much more. This unforgettable tour starts and finishes Alice Springs.
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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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Crocosaurus Cove
Located in the heart of Darwin city, Crocosaurus Cove is home to the world’s largest display of Australian reptiles and the iconic “Cage of Death”, Australia’s only crocodile dive! Offering 9 reptile shows daily, including the Big Croc Feed Show.
  • (08) 89817522
Outback Ballooning
10% discount
Experience the breathtaking feeling of floating silently above the Outback as the sun slowly rises over the desert. 10% discount on our flight tours in Alice Springs when booked directly.
  • (08) 8952 8723
Willis's Walkabouts - Kakadu
5% discount
5% discount plus up to 20% off advance purchases. Our Kakadu trips begin where the 4WD tours leave off. No-one else takes you off-trail into the wilderness where you camp next to beautiful pools you share with no one but your walking companions.
  • (08) 8985 2134
Spinifex Ballooning
10% discount
View the rugged landscape of Central Australia on an early morning balloon flight. 10% discount off flight price only.
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