Bordered by desert landscapes and the ocean, Darwin is the capital of Australia’s Northern Territory. With a population of just over 130,000, it’s the smallest state capital in the country. This means there’s less traffic and lower living expenses but still plenty of exciting opportunities for students.
Famed for its multicultural festivals and food markets, Darwin’s diverse community makes it a vibrant place to live and study. UniLodge has student accommodation in Darwin located within walking distance of Charles Darwin University and other colleges. Learn more about what it’s like to live in Darwin and the accommodation options available.
Charles Darwin University’s Casuarina campus is the city’s main hub for higher education, vocational training, and research programs. Located in Darwin’s northern suburbs, the campus is just 15 kilometres from the centre of town and is serviced by several public bus routes. There’s also a free inter-campus bus service between Casuarina and CDU Waterfront, which houses the Asia Pacific College of Business and Law and CDU International College.
Built on 56 hectares of parkland, the Casuarina campus is designed to take advantage of Darwin’s tropical climate. If you want to live close to the university in a friendly student community, UniLodge Darwin is just a few kilometres away. Other colleges nearby include the International College of Advanced Education, Nungalinya College, and Northern Territory General Practice Education. You can walk to class or jump on a bus to get where you need to go within a few minutes.
Our purpose-built apartments offer student accommodation in Darwin that’s secure, modern, and close to essential amenities. Whether you’ve travelled from overseas to study in Australia or you’re a domestic student, UniLodge Darwin is designed to help all students enjoy university life.
Residents of our student accommodation in Darwin love the city for its laidback lifestyle and friendly atmosphere. Once a frontier outpost, Darwin has grown into a bustling multicultural capital with endless sights and attractions to discover.
If you want to have an adventure in between study sessions, Darwin is the gateway to Kakadu National Park. An enormous nature reserve featuring wetlands, crocodile-infested rivers and ancient sandstone rock formations, Kakadu is around an hour and a half’s drive from Darwin.
The city also has several waterfront areas, beaches, and green spaces to explore such as Bicentennial Park and Stokes Hill Wharf. If you’re feeling brave, you could try swimming with crocodiles at Crocosaurus Cove or go fishing in the surrounding wetlands. To learn more about the history of Darwin, pay a visit to the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.
Choosing to study in Darwin is an exciting opportunity to live and learn in one of Australia’s most unique cities. Book your student accommodation in Darwin with UniLodge today.
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