Finniss River Station

Easily accessed from Darwin and with just six luxury rooms, engaging guides and personalised activities, Finniss River Lodge is the perfect vacation destination

Getting there

Just a 90-minute drive or a 20-minute charter flight southwest of Darwin.

Finniss River Lodge is easily accessible from Australian capital cities in a day, making it ideal for a quick escape. Although, Finniss River Lodge can also become part of a longer itinerary with its prime location being the gateway to a number of National Parks only a few short hours by car. Litchfield National park, roughly a 115 km south-west of Darwin and the enormous Kakadu National Park 250km southeast of Darwin and is one of the largest national parks in Australia. 

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Finniss River Lodge


You may wish to hire a car in Darwin and make your own way to Finniss River Lodge. The road to the lodge is sealed right up to the last 5 km of our well-maintained dirt driveway. Our staff will great you at the main gates and escort you in.

Private Lodge Transfer*

Finniss River Lodge has a number of vehicles that can pick up & return you from the Airport & Hotels in and around the Darwin region in lavish style and comfort.

*Our reservation team is ready to assist you with adding this to your booking.

Fixed Wing*

Discover the breathtaking scenery in flight as you fly through big sky country and get a first-hand look at the lay of the property. Only a 20 minute charter flight landing at the Station’s private Airstrip, a short 5 minute drive from the lodge.

*Our reservation team is ready to assist you with adding this to your booking, *FRL complies with all regulations with weight of baggage & passengers.


Charter a helicopter and land right at the doorstep of the Lodge, a truly stunning way to experience the everchanging scenery. The hanger is located at Darwin airport, only 5min from the arrival area. The local Helicopter company has a fleet of machines ready to whisk you away to your luxury escape. There is even the option to tag on a Scenic or helli fish tour.

*Our reservation team is ready to assist you with adding this to your booking, *FRL complies with all regulations with weight of baggage & passengers.

Finniss River Climate


Finniss River Lodge is encompassed 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 April. Traditionally, the Indigenous calendar identifies between 6 – 13 sub seasons a year in this specific region. Each with its own seasonal indicators as heat and humidity rise and fall in between the seasons.

Average Temperatures


March to May


June to August

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September to December

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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.

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Finniss River Lodge is air-conditioned

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.

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

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The Lodge opening date is expected to be May 2022.