The Outback Travel Guide
From five-star to basic, you'll find suitable accommodations throughout the region. The well-known international chains are largely in Darwin, but there are also sublime boutique accommodations set in wilderness or natural settings outside these centers, especially in the Kimberley. You can also experience Outback Australia at homesteads and working cattle stations, while owner-run bed-and-breakfasts provide comfort, charm, and a glimpse of local life. In the cities and the Outback there are plenty of less-than-memorable motels where you can at least get a clean bed for the night. Popular options—especially for families and small groups—are self-contained apartments, villas, and chalets. With two or three bedrooms, living areas, and kitchens, they allow you to save on dining costs by cooking your own meals; these are best if staying more than one night.