About the Spinifex Hotel

The Spinifex Hotel is in Derby, reputed to be the oldest town in the Kimberley.

The town is approximately two hours north-east of Broome, in Western Australia’s North West. This area is home to the famous boab tree; a tree that lines the streets of Derby, creating a truly distinctive character for the town.

For business, Derby is an ideal base, as it is the administrative centre for the area.

For pleasure, Derby provides a home away from home for visitors wishing to explore the gorge country, witness the giant northern tides, visit Buccaneer Archipelago, and so much more.

Our aim is to make your stay here as enjoyable as possible and our friendly, efficient staff are always on hand to help.

Our aim is to make your stay here as enjoyable as possible and our friendly, efficient staff are always on hand to help.

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The Spinifex Hotel is a mere 25 minute drive from the Derby Airport. This makes arrival and departure from the Hotel a relatively effortless task. What makes these tasks even easier is the Airport Transfer service we provide.

Transfers from Derby Airport can be arranged – please phone Hotel Reception ahead to organize.


Derby, much like the Top End in general, is a beautiful part of the World. When staying at the Spinifex, you’ll appreciate that fact even more because the Hotel is nestled in such lush surrounds.

The gardens of the Spinifex are landscaped with tropical native flora to enhance the natural environment. That environment includes existing, mature boab trees, iconic for the region, which are dotted around the Hotel. Complimenting the statuesque presence of these bizarre ‘upside-down’ trees are palms, yuccas, cordyline grasses, frangipanis, and more.

It’s important to note, while landscaping the gardens there was ample consideration given to providing space for children to play. That’s why you’ll find large grassed, decked, and shady areas to cater for their enjoyment. Of course, the same areas are ideal for your enjoyment, as they are perfect for outdoor entertainment and functions of every kind.

Set amid the Kimberley’s iron-red, ochre soils, the oasis of the Spinifex Hotel truly is something special.

Secure Grounds

The grounds of the Spinifex Hotel are completely enclosed. That means, once you’re on the premises, you have the peace of mind only provided by a private sanctuary.

Indeed, access to individual rooms, and guest only areas, such as our recreational facilities, are only available via our unique, high-security, electronic key-cards. That means, when you stay in the secure environment of the Spinifex Hotel, you can have absolute peace of mind.