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The Urban Retreat

· Darwin, Northern Territory
5 acres hosted by Peter M.
1 lodging site · 6 Vehicle/Tent sites
Best in Northern Territory: 1st place
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
Private sites
98% of recent Hipcampers say the sites felt private.
Big rig-friendly
Spacious, level camping well-suited for travel trailers over 40 ft long.
Peter is a Star Host
Star Hosts are highly rated, responsive, and committed to providing incredible experiences.
Darwin is the gateway to the amazing Kakadu National Park. There are many popular waterfront areas with several beaches and green areas like Bicentennial Park. While sightseeing, make sure you visit the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, displaying Southeast Asian and Pacific art. For outdoor enthusiasts, there are some good fishing and mountain biking spots. We are located on a 5-acre block on the edge of town. The top 2 acres are laid out in a tropical garden setting, with the other 3 acres set out with native Darwin plants visited by lots of native animals and birds. You'll feel like you're a whole world away yet you will only be 2 minutes from the supermarket, 5 minutes from a large shopping centre, and 15 minutes from Darwin's CBD. We are a small boutique site and only have currently 3 sites on the 5 acres. Your site is private and you will be able to enjoy your stay without interference from others. IMPORTANT: Each site can accommodate 2 adults MAX. If you have 3 or 4 adults, you will need to book both sites. Please note Pool site is open all year round and has permanent cover. Other sites are dependant on weather and access.
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128 Ratings · 121 reviews
Jen M.recommends
May 29, 2024
Bougainvillea Site
Was lovely staying on Pete’s property, beautiful space, great host, lovely pool and amenities. Would definitely stay here again. Jen and Matt.
Erol T.recommends
May 29, 2024
Bush Site 1 No Power Water Yes
Urban Paradise
Much more than an urban retreat. An urban paradise! Felt like we were in our own little world. Amenities faultless. Best camping spot around Darwin.
Rick G.recommends
May 26, 2024
Bougainvillea Site
We had a great stay at peters property, quiet a peaceful . Peter is a lovely host with loads of information on all the plants he has planted on his property, and gave as great information on Darwin with on where to go . Will recommend other people to stay there..
Heather T.recommends
May 24, 2024
Ficus Longifolia Site
Great location, peaceful & private
First time Hipcamp and what a fantastic hidden gem! Conveniently located, lush and green. Loved our shady site, and learning about the plants rehabitation of the area. Peter is a great host and works tirelessly! Really appreciated his flexibility and assistance with storing our van for a few extra days. Loved our stay here - thank you ☺️
Tara S.recommends
May 21, 2024
Bougainvillea Site
Urban Retreat
Urban Retreat is relaxed and comfortable. Peter is an excellent host. The sites are flat and private, the facilities are clean and comfortable, and the gardens are fantastic.
Tana L.recommends
May 20, 2024
Bamboo Site
Our stay at Pete's was fantastic! He offered us to upgrade campsite as he had cancellation. All the facilities are great and clean ! The space, garden, animals are lovely. We were happy to buy fresh eggs from him as well! We also loved all the documentation he provided about widlife , what to do , insights about restaurants, markets, bars. Thanks Pete !
Darwin, Northern Territory, AustraliaTraditional, ancestral territory of Larrakia First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Peter M.Joined in January 2022
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