5 Things To Do On Darwin’s Historic Stokes Hill Wharf

5 Things To Do On Darwin’s Historic Stokes Hill Wharf

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 07/08/2024

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Throughout the year, Stokes Hill Wharf is one of Darwin’s liveliest areas.

From views across Darwin Harbour to live entertainment and stunning sunsets, Stokes Hill Wharf is a Darwin highlight. Stokes Hill is a popular area visited by locals and travellers alike year round, making it a must-visit location in Darwin.

If you’re looking for things to do at Stokes Hill Wharf, be sure to check out at least one of these five options.

1. Enjoy the food

There’s nothing quite like enjoying delicious food right by the seaside. Stokes Hill Wharf offers a great selection of cuisines where you can indulge in amazing seafood or a juicy steak. Whether you’re looking for lunch or dinner, the food court or one of the amazing restaurants will have something for you.

2. Fishing

Find yourself a spot to sit on the dedicated fishing platform or by the main car park and try your luck catching tonight’s dinner. There are also fishing tour operators where you can fish at wrecks and reefs.

3. Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Tourist Facility

The RFDS Tourist Facility is a must-visit while in Darwin. It features state of the art virtual reality and holographic technology where you can discover the history of the RFDS and the WWII bombing of Darwin.

4. Harbour cruises

Departing from Stokes Hill Wharf, you can experience one of the many harbour cruises available. Choose from historical cruises or enjoy a delicious dinner cruise at sunset.

5. Try jet skiing

Whether you’ve tried it before or you’re a beginner, jet skiing is a thrilling activity, and there’s no better place to do it than here in Darwin! Book online to secure your spot and enjoy the thrill of jet skiing along the beautiful water.

To get to Stokes Hill Wharf, you can drive yourself, take the shuttle bus that operates around lunch and dinner, or try out one of the e-scooters!

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.

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