Stokes Hill Wharf

45 Stokes Hill Rd, Darwin City, NT 0800

The vibrant joys of Stokes Hill Wharf, Darwin

Stokes Hill Wharf, Darwin

Darwin has become one of Australia’s favourite tourism destinations in recent years, and not just as a jumping point to the Kakadu and Litchfield national parks. The city is home to a flourishing art and food scene, with plenty of entertainment and gourmet cuisine to keep you going in between park visits!

One of these vibrant entertainment hubs is Stokes Hill Wharf, renowned for its alfresco dining, seaside restaurants, and for its incredible, tropical sunsets. A visit to the Stokes Hill Wharf is one of the best ways to relax in Darwin, with activities like fish feeding and free live entertainment on Wednesdays and Sundays making it a fun day or night out in this toasty town.

The wharf is also a popular destination with history buffs, as it plays host to both the Bombing of Darwin tourist attraction and the Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility, both fascinating attractions that give you a greater insight into the city and the resilience of its people.

So, now that you have had a breezy afternoon at Stokes Hill Wharf, what are some of the other awesome activities you can enjoy in Darwin?

Eat like a local!

We mentioned that Darwin has become a popular destination with foodies, owing in part to its wonderfully diverse culture and tropical ingredients. The best way to enjoy Darwin’s food culture? At one of its world famous markets, of course! There is no beating the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets, where you can kick back on the beach and enjoy the incredible sunset with authentic Vietnamese, Sri Lankan, French, whatever interests your palate, really!

Other top food markets in Darwin include the Parap Village Markets, the Nightcliff Market and Palmerston Markets, all of which serve up unique fare from all over the world!

Head out to Kakadu

There is a good chance that if you are going Darwin’s way then you are going to Kakadu, too. Kakadu National Park is one of the world’s most surreal natural landscapes: an incredible wonderland of soaring vistas, ruddy desert, gorgeous waterfalls and refreshing swimming holes.

Whether you are learning about centuries-old Indigenous art at Nourlangie shelters, croc-spotting in a billabong cruise or heading out to the otherworldly Koolpin Gorge, there is nothing quite like a visit to the Kakadu National Park. Try and get there for as many days as possible – you won’t regret it!

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