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Darwin Wharf Precinct

The Darwin Wharf Precinct, a scenic waterfront area full of options for dining and play, exists thanks to an initiative by the city of Darwin that turned 61 acres of industrial wasteland into a thriving center for the city.

The area includes the Stokes Hill Wharf, a historical site that was constructed in the early 1800s by Darwin’s first European settlers and bore much damage from the 1942 air raid upon the city during World War II. These days, the wharf is home to a much livelier atmosphere. Award-winning dining, entertainment, shopping and outdoor attractions have helped transform the wharf precinct into one of the most celebrated parts of Darwin.

The wharf is connected to Darwin’s Central Business District by a dedicated walkway lined with parks, tropical landscaping and, of course, the waterfront itself. The lifeguard-patrolled swimming lagoons make for a great daytime spot to splash around, and the Indo Pacific Marine lets visitors get up close and personal to the coral ecosystems of the area. 

There is a wealth of shopping and pampering opportunities at the wharf – a surf shop, a boutique gift store, a luxury hair salon and a day spa are just some of the offerings. Visitors shouldn’t pass up a stop at the StormBird Gallery, where stunning nature photography by local Jacci Ingham is on display. Restaurants along the promenade range from a traditional Irish pub and a tapas lounge to a Greek restaurant and an open-til-late gelato shop. Come nightfall, the deckchair cinema serves guests from its kiosk as viewers settle in to watch the nightly film at 7:30 p.m.

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The Darwin Wharf Precinct is full of restaurants, shops, arcades, hotels and more, all lined up along ocean in Darwin.

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Darwin Afternoon Sightseeing Tour, Darwin, null
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Darwin Afternoon Sightseeing Tour

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Discover Darwin on this 4-hour afternoon coach tour. Darwin is a unique city situated on the Arafura Sea, rich in past heritage of settlement. The ravages of ...  Read more

Location: Darwin, Australia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.74
Darwin Sunset Cruise Including Fish'n Chips, Darwin, Half-day Tours
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Darwin Sunset Cruise Including Fish'n Chips

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As the sun sets over Darwin, take to the water for a scrumptious serving of fresh, wild caught Northern Territory fish and chips. Accompanied with a ...  Read more

Location: Darwin, Australia
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $42.95
Darwin City Sights Scooter Tours, Darwin, Dinner Cruises
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Darwin City Sights Scooter Tours

Fresh, exciting and hands on - the only way to see Darwin. This is the ultimate way to see and experience the Top End. The warm balmy climate makes scooters ...  Read more

Location: Darwin, Australia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $70.28

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