The YMCA of Darwin is perfectally located within the city centre of Darwin, boasting stunning views of the harbour and surrounding area. The hostel set amongst tropical gardens which provides a calm and relaxing atmosphere for travellers and working holiday makers. Security and curfews in place means the hostel gates are locked at 10pm.
Elkes Backpackers Darwin is an international hostel situated in the Darwin city center. The hostel is set apart by the tropical style, elevated buildings (which survived the devastation of cyclone Tracy back in 1974) and massive trees with lush gardens. After completing a major renovation in April 2007 the place looks fantastic. Located just 5 minutes walk to the shops and bars, Elkes is close enough to be convenient but far enough away to be relaxing. If you fancy chilling by the awesome swimming pool or hit the nightlife, Elkes is the place to stay while you holiday or sort out fruit picking work.
The Cavenagh, often reffered to as “The Cav” is located in the Darwin city centre within close proximity to shops and services. While sorting out fruit picking work or simply holidaying you’ll be able to stay in one of the 61 rooms at The Cav and enjoy the pool, restaurant, internet and guest facilities.
Wilderness Lodge Backpackers is positioned on Mitchell street in the hustle and bustle of darwin. You’ll be withing close proximity to all amentities, services and bars :) The lodge is very clean with a big pool in the middle of it, a great place to stay while you sort out your harvest work. There’s also tours arranged from the hostel
Frogshollow Lodge & Backpackers is positioned a relaxing street outside the city centre the hostel is surrounded by tropical plants with a pool spa and bbq area. You’ll be able to base yourself here while you sort out harvest work in the surrounding or local area. Dorms all have fans or air-conditioning, with lockers provided for each person (padlock required).
Gecko Lodge is positioned in the centre of Darwin, the hostel is friendly, family run, quiet, clean & cosy. Set in lush tropical gardens, it is a 10 minutes walk to the city or to Mindil Beach. You’ll be able to base yourself from here in the quest for harvest work or if you find a job in the surrounding areas. Their is onsite internet, self catering, 24 hour checking and a swimming pool.
Chilli’s Backpackers is a good base to experience Darwin and find harvest or fruit picking work in the surrounding areas. The hostel is a fun and friendly place to stay, catering for the party animals and more chilled out guests. The hostel has 2 spa decks, large kitched area a TV room and located perfectly in the heart of Darwin.
The Darwin YHA ,also reffered to as the Darwin Globetrotters Backpacker resort is a great place to sort out harvest work in the Darwin and NT region. The hostel will be able to put you onto recruitment agents or farmers they have links with in the region. The hostel offers all the essentials you would expect of a YHA, plus air-conditioning in all rooms, outdoor pool, and a lively bar that opens out onto popular Mitchell Street in the city’s entertainment precinct.
Banyan View Lodge is a great place to base yourself if you’re after harvest work or seasonal employment in Darwin. The hostel will be able to steer you in the right direction and is a affordable solution for a long term stay during picking season. Conveniently located just five minutes walk from shops, bars, cafes and restaurants with itsrelaxing atmosphere and friendly staff Banyan View Lodge is the ideal place to make the most of your Top End experience.
Melaleuca on Mitchell has links with the local recruitment agencies and farmers and is able to provide harvest employment to residents of the hostel! The hostel itself has a 24hr reception and has rooms to suit all; twin, double and 4 share bunks (with and without ensuites!) rooms, or dormitory accommodation with a maximum of 6 people per room. There’s even 2 pools at this fantastically designed hostel.