Five best Northern Territory Airbnbs

Home to waterfalls, gorges, Uluru, world famous art and some of the most dramatic landscapes on the planet, the Northern Territory has to be seen to be believed.

While many people choose to explore the landscape in four-wheel drives or RVs – the campsites are often filled with talkative grey nomads – extended pitstops at Airbnbs are a great way to relax and connect with the landscape. 

One Airbnb that hasn’t made the top five – though likely deserves a position – is the Squeakywindmill Boutique, as we have written about it previously and there is no shortage of contenders.  

Escarpment Escape
4.94 stars
$290.00 per night

Just 7km from Katherine Gorge and an easy 20-minute drive to Katherine town, this standalone cottage enjoys stunning views of the surrounding escarpment, acting as your luxurious gateway to the Nitmiluk National Park. From your vantage point on a rocky outcrop, you can watch the day go by over the rugged outback landscape from your very own private gardens and spa. Enjoy barramundi fishing and bushwalking at the nearby Maud Creek and Katherine River, or simply admire the many species of native birds you’ll be calling your neighbours.

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Hideaway Litchfield
4.98 stars
$375.14 per night

This luxurious cabin located only a few minutes’ drive from waterfalls and rockpools, is actually a dressed-up shipping container. You’ll be fed eggs and bacon for breakfast, can swim and explore the bushland throughout the day, and be kept company by the stars at night. The cabin operates off solar and generator energy and has sparkling water on tap. These hosts actually manage two cabins, just a short walk from one another on the same property, so if this outback beauty isn’t available on your preferred dates, make sure to inquire about her sister.

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Desert Stillness – Apartment
5.0 stars
$150 per night

It’s not every day that you find a five-star guest suite for just $150 a night. This suite is situated on a five-acre scenic property with views of the MacDonnell Ranges, frequented by kangaroos and eagles. The apartment stands completely separate from the main house and has been recently renovated to feature a full kitchen, stylish bathroom and north facing patio. Just an eight-minute drive from Alice Springs, this property unites city living and with the Australian bush.  

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SS Retreat
4.96 stars
$270 per night

This spacious bungalow has its own private pontoon and spa. It comes equipped with a dingy, which has an electric motor, sporting equipment, push bikes, paddle boards, a large canoe and kayaks. The interior of the bungalow is a combination of funky, unique furniture pieces and high-quality linen. If you’re looking for fun from the comfort of your own accommodation, this is the stay for you.

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On Clarke
5.0 stars
$110 per night

This guest suite is located close to town but sits in a nice, quiet neighbourhood. The practical amenities and proximity to town make it a great, comfortable launch pad from which to explore Katherine. Upon request, two push bikes are available for guest use, and the nearby river loop bike path leads to the local hot springs.

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Have you travelled through the Northern Territory? Where was your favourite place to stay? Which areas would you recommend other readers visit?

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Written by Liv Gardiner

Writer and editor with interests in travel, lifestyle, health, wellbeing, astrology and the enivornment.

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