Finniss River Station

Easily accessed from Darwin and with just 6 luxury rooms, the best guides and fun, engaging activities,
Finniss River Lodge is the perfect family destination
Easily accessed from Darwin and with just 6 luxury rooms, the best guides and fun, engaging activities, Finniss River Lodge is the perfect family destination

Getting there

Just a 90 minute drive or a 20 minute charter flight south west of Darwin, Finniss River Lodge is easily accessible from Australian capital cities in a day, making it ideal for a quick escape or part of a longer itinerary.

You may wish to hire a car in Darwin and make your own way to the Lodge, or let our friendly reservations team book your shared or private road transfer from Darwin Airport. The road to Finniss River Lodge is sealed apart from the last 5 well-maintained kilometres of dirt driveway.

Finniss River Lodge reservations can also arrange your helicopter or fixed wing charter flights from Darwin or other locations direct to the Finniss River Lodge airstrip.

See our rates sheet for details.

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Finniss River Climate

Seasons

Finniss River Lodge is located in the tropical savannah region of Australia’s Top End, and enjoys a warm climate year-round. The ‘dry’ season typically extends from April to November, and the ‘green’ (or wet) season usually runs from December to March, although the Indigenous calendar identifies 6 seasons a year as heat and humidity rise and fall in between the dry and the wet.

Average Temperatures

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April, May and September

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June, July and August

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October to March

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Finniss River Lodge is air-conditioned and fly-screened

The Lodge is surrounded by floodplains and wetlands, and mosquitoes and sand flies (midges) are present, particularly at dawn and dusk. Whilst the lodge takes all efforts to minimise their presence, this is an outback bush environment and guests are advised to protect themselves with repellent and to wear long sleeves and long trousers at these times. Repellent and sunscreen are available at the Lodge, or bring your own favourite brand. A hat or cap is also highly recommended.

Flock of brolgas at Finniss River Station

Burning off is an important element of farming in the Top End

Controlled burning reduces fuel for bushfires and encourages new growth. Burning off occurs predominantly from April/May to September, and is carried out under stringent safety restrictions. It affords excellent bird and wildlife spotting opportunities and stunning sunrises and sunsets.

Finniss River Lodge is closed from mid-January to end of February

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The Lodge opening date is expected to be May 2022.

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