Berrimah is a suburb of Darwin that is seeing increased investment to turn it into a prime residential estate, to support the myriad of businesses and manufacturing firms that operate locally. Its location outside of the main urban area mean it is an ideal place for those looking for a slightly more relaxed pace of life, as well as those looking to explore the wider region - including the awe inspiring Kakadu National Park. Whilst the area is predominantly an industrial one, the volume of business visitors it receives means it is well populated with cafes, restaurants and bars.
Despite a degree of remoteness, Berriman is a popular area for those commuting into Darwin for work and as such, it is an ideal base for those who may be visiting on business. There are several options for accommodation, but serviced apartments are definitely best suited to those making an extended stay in the neighbourhood. The Squa.re present a range of such properties, each having been selected according to our exacting standards, meaning you get the best the area has to offer. Whether you are looking for a luxury apartment of functional corporate housing, each of our properties offers a host of conveniences, including dedicated secure access and full kitchen facilities.
Berrimah itself is primarily a commercial/industrial area, so there are numerous amenities to support the local workforce - such as a surprisingly diverse selection of restaurants and cafes, ranging from fine dining to home-style cooking. There are also several bars in the area for those who are looking to enjoy a relaxed evening out.
Berrimah also presents an opportunity to explore some of the incredible landscapes that surround Darwin - with diverse coastline and inland national parks and nature reserves showcasing some of Australia’s incredible wildlife. Day Trips can be arranged locally, or self-guided trips are easy to organise for those who rent their own transport.
Of course, there is also the option to head into Darwin’s central urban area, which offers a diverse selection of things to see and do. Whether you enjoy perusing a modern art gallery, taking in a theatre show, or perhaps exploring the city’s rich history, Darwin has something to offer. The city is also known for its incredible stretches of beach, which host numerous bars, restaurants and the famous night markets.
Berrimah offers a surprising amount of diverse options when it comes to eating out. Santa Fe Cafe Bar & Restaurant and the Meat House are popular with locals, offering a casual atmosphere and no frills local cuisine. Alternatively, for something a little more upmarket, there’s Elements, which offers late night dining in a sophisticated setting, or Hidden Valley Tavern, which is one of the area’s most popular places to enjoy elegant Australian cuisine.
Berrimah has several stores dotted along its main highway. Most of these are specialist retailers, such as JB Hi-Fi Home, Craig's Fishing Warehouse, Maccas Motorcycles and Stockfeed Shop, which are aimed primarily at serving the local community. Those looking for bigger retail opportunities will probably find they need to head into Darwin proper - especially if they are looking for high street fashion and global brands.
Those looking for things to do in and around Berrimah will find the neighbourhood offers some quirky activities. Crocodylus Park is a wildlife experience that is popular with tourists, as is Holmes Jungle Nature Park, whilst Stokes Hill Wharf is a historic fishing platform with demonstrations and interactive activities. Those looking to explore the countryside can head to nearby Knuckey Lagoon, or Charles Darwin National Park - a sprawling reserve showcasing the region’s diverse flora and fauna.
Public transport in Berrimah is more or less limited to buses, which run frequently across the local area. Those wishing to make longer journeys or to more remote locations will find they need to travel into Darwin city centre to get a connecting service. Due to being on the highway linking the city to surrounding areas, it’s often a good idea for those staying in Berrimah to rent there own vehicle, which can be arranged locally or at the city airport upon arrival.
Mining and tourism are the major contributors to the Darwin economy. The city’s port is also an important transport hub for import and exports - serving as a gateway to Asia. Northern Territory Department of Mines and Energy is one of the major employers in the area, overseeing the most powerful local industries. There is also a financial services presence from EY and Australia and New Zealand Banking. Local tourism operators also play an important role and are increasing their presence as more and more visitors look to explore Darwin each year.