Finniss River Lodge


Check In: 14:00|Check Out: 11:00
Hours: 8am to 6pm

At Finniss River Lodge, we integrate your wishes seamlessly into a range of exceptional tailored experiences, complemented by personalised service and just 6 beautiful suites. We want every guest to come away from Finniss River Lodge enriched and with the same love of the property we have. Feel the demands of daily life slip away at Finniss River Lodge, Australia’s newest experiential luxury lodge near Darwin in the Northern Territory. Forsake the clock for the rhythm of the days. Reconnect with nature, storytelling and family. Your bespoke stay at Finniss River Lodge can be as adventurous or relaxed as you choose.

Perched on the edge of a vast floodplain, every one of Finniss River Lodge’s 6 spacious rooms
commands expansive views and fiery sunsets. The style is bush character meets contemporary
elegance; understated luxury and attentive service with just 12 indulged guests. The Lodge is fully
screened and temperature controlled, and features a large dining lounge space (with library) opening
onto a stunning deck featuring an infinity edge pool. The minimum length of stay is two nights.
However, we recommend a 3 or 4 night stay to truly experience the best of Finniss River Lodge. With
its intimate size Finniss River Lodge can be booked exclusively (5 or more rooms). Blessed with a
location within easy reach of some of the country’s best tropical produce, your chef will create
unforgettable meals showcasing Finniss River Station dry-aged beef, local prawns, mud crab,
barramundi, venison, and seasonal produce, such as mangoes, limes, and native plant foods all
sourced locally.
• Offers luxury accommodation in just 6 beautifully appointed, ensuited rooms
• Delivers a range of engaging guided experiences for children and adults - wildlife spotting,
bush survival, hiking, air boating, fishing and heli flights
• Boasts floodplains, 15km of coast, the Finniss River, rocky escarpments, savannah, magnetic
termite mounds and remnant rainforest
• Hand picks only the very best guides to give you experiences that will stay with you long after
you leave
• Is a working cattle station and offers the opportunity to connect with station owners and
• Serves locally inspired, chef-cooked meals tailored to individual guests
• Family friendly, and welcomes children from 6 years of age
• Just a 20-minute charter flight or 90-minute drive from Darwin


  • Ceiling Fan
  • Restaurant
  • Balcony
  • Bedding
  • Swimming Pool
  • Car Parking
  • Outdoor pool - unheated
  • Wifi access
  • Internet Access
  • Rainwater Tanks
  • Onsite Manager
  • Coffee Machine
  • Dining Area
  • Firepit
  • Internet Access Available
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Barbecue
  • Deck
  • TV
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Interconnecting rooms
  • Air Conditioned
  • Wood Fire Pits
  • Unsealed Road Access
  • Breakfast included in tariff
  • Bush Setting
  • Shower
  • Rural Setting

Map & Directions

No 4295 Fog Bay Rd, Rakula NT

Cancellation Policy


A 30% deposit is required within 7 days of making your booking. Full payment must be made 45 days prior to Clients’ arrival. For bookings made within 30 days payment must be made within 48 hours.

A binding contract is only formed when FRL confirms receipt of the deposit.


An exclusive booking is defined as booking 5 or 6 rooms at FRL. If Clients are using 5 rooms they are obligated to pay for 6.

A 35% deposit is required within 7 days of making an exclusive booking. Full payment must be made 45 days prior to Clients’ arrival. For bookings made within 45 days payment must be made within 48 hours.

A binding contract is only formed when FRL confirms receipt of the deposit.


Tour series bookings are subject to the same Terms and Conditions as an exclusive use booking.


All rates are subject to increases in the event of tax alterations imposed by the Federal or State governments or other third party Suppliers (e.g. fuel costs).



All cancellations must be provided in writing to FRL. As a small property our business depends on maximising occupancy and cancellations often result in empty rooms. The following cancellation penalties apply:

61 days or more prior to arrival - the full deposit (or all funds) will be refunded.

60 and 46 days prior to arrival - the full deposit (30% or 35% for exclusive use) will be retained

45 days or less prior to arrival - all monies will be forfeited

In addition the Client will be required to pay any cancellation fees imposed by third party Suppliers on FRL which are in addition to the cancellation fees detailed in this clause and are not covered by the cancellation fees detailed in this clause.


No shows or premature departures will incur 100% cancellation fees as will unused services or unused nights due to flight/weather disruptions.


FRL will not be liable for any loss of enjoyment financial loss damage cost or expense (including without limitation any property damage or personal injury) suffered by the Client resulting from adverse weather conditions or other circumstances outside FRL’s influence.


It is the Client's sole responsibility to take all appropriate medical advice prior to departure as to whether the Client is fit enough to undertake the trip and as to the vaccines medications and other precautions appropriate to the trip.

The Client acknowledges that medical services and facilities may not be readily available during the trip and that no medically qualified personnel will accompany the trip.

Clients must inform FRL at the time of making a reservation (or any stage thereafter should the client become aware of a medical condition) of any medical conditions which may affect the Client's ability to participate in the trip.

The Client acknowledges and agrees that FRL and its Suppliers may in their sole discretion exclude the Client from the trip or any activity if FRL or a Supplier considers that the Client is unable to safely participate in the tour or activity as a result of a medical condition.


It is the Client's responsibility to ensure that all passports visas travel permits health certificates or other documentation required for the trip are obtained and are in order and that all required vaccinations have been obtained. It is the Client's responsibility to meet any additional costs incurred either by the Client or by FRL on the Client's behalf as a result of any failure to comply with these requirements. FRL is not liable for any loss or costs incurred due to the Client’s failure to comply with this requirement.


FRL strongly recommends that Clients have comprehensive travel insurance. Insurance should cover but not be limited to cancellation fees and loss of deposit or balance payment damage to and loss of baggage and money medical and hospitalisation expenses repatriation or curtailment expenses due to illness the need to return home because of an unexpected death or illness in the immediate family evacuation expenses and accidental death or disability.

It is the Client's sole responsibility to obtain the appropriate insurance cover.

FRL is not liable for any loss or costs incurred due to the Client’s failure to obtain adequate travel insurance and the Client understands and accepts FRL’s full cancellation fees under these Booking Conditions.


Should COVID-19 prohibit Clients from travelling within 30 days of arrival because of Government imposed border closures certified COVID illness or certified exposure to COVID FRL will reschedule the visit to new dates (subject to availability and price increases) or provide a full refund less an administration fee of $100 per person. Third party Supplier COVID-19 cancellation penalties may apply and will be passed on to FRL Clients.

Clients who have booked via a trade partner are advised to contact their booking provider for further information on the terms of their booking.


Two nights


6 guest rooms with capacity of maximum 3 guests in each room with one rollaway bed (the Lodge has 3 rollaway beds)

Maximum total capacity 15 guests

All 6 rooms have king beds that can be split to create 2 singles

There are 4 interconnecting rooms that can be used to create 2 x 2 bedroom family options


FRL welcomes children 6 years of age and over. When confirming at stay at FRL parents/guardians accept all responsibilities for their child(ren).

An exclusive booking may include younger children by negotiation.

Child age is 6 – 13 years. Children 14 years and over are considered an adult.


As FRL is a remote destination it is essential to advise any special dietary requirements at the time of booking. FRL will make every effort to tailor menus accordingly.


Broadband satellite WiFi internet is available at the Lodge. Mobile phone coverage is also available at The Lodge. Phone reception outside the Lodge is limited and patchy. The landline is the best number to provide to family and friends for emergency contact.


Check-in is available from 2.00pm

Check-out is required by 11.00am


FRL can be reached by air (fixed wing and helicopters) Finniss River Lodge road transfer or self-drive.

Flight bookings can only be confirmed based on individual passenger weights being provided.

There is a general luggage weight restriction on flights of 15kg per passenger in soft-sided bags. Weight restrictions are subject to the flight’s overall payload restrictions (passenger weights plus luggage). FRL does not accept responsibility for any expense incurred by a passenger as a result of any delay alteration or mechanical failure with a charter aircraft.


Sustainability lies at the core of FRL’s operation. We are committed to reducing our impact on the environment and making a positive one on the community. Our focus is on aligning best pastoral practices with sustainable tourism. Please feel free to discuss our sustainability policies with FRL staff during your stay.


Clients who have any cause for complaint while travelling must immediately notify FRL where possible in writing to give FRL the opportunity to remedy the complaint.

FRL will not accept responsibility for complaints received more than 14 days after the occurrence of an event leading to the complaint.

Both FRL and the Client will use alternative dispute resolution procedures to resolve disputes prior to resorting to legal proceedings.

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