Darwin Waterfront
Darwin Waterfront
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There is fun for everyone at the Darwin Waterfront. Home to the wave pool, where you can attempt to ride the waves - and a waterfront lagoon for safe beachside swimming. The Waterfront encompasses many fresh, local food options, including Mexican, seafood and Asian. Stokes Hill Wharf is a short walk across the bridge where you can grab some local fish and chips and watch the sunset.
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Sheryllemark
25 contributions
Couples
Coming to Darwin? Highly recommend staying at the Darwin Waterfront. Great restaurants and bars within easy walking distance.
Free shuttle bus takes you out to Stokes Hill Wharf, where you can visit the RFDS museum and experience the bombing of Darwin.
Written March 20, 2020
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Peter B
Dalby, Australia179 contributions
This is a great place to sit back and enjoy one of the best sunsets you will ever see and if that doesn't get you then you can feed the abundant fish chips while having your own meal.
Plenty of well priced eateries along the wharf as well as a few posh places (that's Darwin posh).
The RFDS and Darwin Bombing experience is also located here and are well worth a visit.
Written March 17, 2021
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Leanna2811
25 contributions
A great area to go to eat. Super fish and chips. The restaurants are great - unfortunately not open all day.

We went early and would have loved to pick up coffee and cake but nothing was open.

Warning - parking can be at a premium on the weekends.
Written August 21, 2020
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Culinary-Consultants
Ferrara, Italy3,462 contributions
The Darwin Waterfront is a place that can and will definitely become a better place. It has so far a heavy and intense night life, but during the day tends to be redundant and boring. We did not see any interesting activity happening there or nearby.

But the place has decent restaurants along the deck and there are interesting new buildings and real state being sold and develop, there fore we assume this will at some point become worthy of more.

We saw a lot of commercial spots being re-rented or sold; still with old furniture and belongings of the failed businesses that were the re before; which gives you an alert of the local economy perhaps being in trouble.

we decided not to give it a bad review as it wasn't hideous, but neither a good one as the local government and private sector needs to be more sensible about what's going on here.

We made a fake request as we portraying to be interested in one of these commercial spots and the price was ridiculous, speculative and shows why many business owners here perhaps had to close and leave everything behind. Not fair; prices have to come down and investment needs to be made to support those business owners.

I hope this review may warn others and perhaps help in the process.

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Written February 9, 2020
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seapicsdavebryant
Byron Bay, Australia5 contributions
Couples
First and foremost when you hire a Neuron scooter be extra careful to make sure you have paid for your 3-day $25 pass and have received a notification of receipt... before you start riding.
I thought I had requested two purchases via my iPhone app but only one $25 payment was received. Then it charged me at 45cents per minute for the second scooter.
I don’t think you can pay for two scooters via the app, so I’d urge users to download the app onto individual phones and scan the QR Code on each phone just so you know you’re not being charged for extra minutes or kilometres.
This was a pitfall for me as I’m not very internet savvy... I presumed I had made two $25 payments but only one had gone thru. I then got charged an additional $26 for 4 small trips (verified via my credit card) before I thought I’d stuffed up...
in reality you would think their App could allow multiple transactions though.
Just be careful.
Written June 17, 2021
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friedrice4
Paynesville, Australia271 contributions
Couples
Walked here from in town, wonderful location to sit and relax and watch the city by night and also offshore. Distant thunderstorms provided a wonderful light show. Large moon fish, giant trevally, queen fish and large mullet provided great entertainment feeding below the jetty lights. Good choice of meal selection and the many restaurants on the jetty.
Written March 7, 2020
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Kirsten and Henk
Brisbane, Australia254 contributions
When visiting Darwin city this is the place to have a walk around as both times we have been it was a Saturday and had like small kids activity/markets on and Dj. Atmosphere was lovely surrounded by restaurants and swimming areas. Just a chill out area to enjoy a meal or ice cream. Very clean and lots of seating. Has a wave pool or lagoon area for swimming. Lots of walking paths.
Written June 6, 2021
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Vannessa J
Brisbane, Australia6 contributions
A short stroll from city centre, very family friendly, variety of food options. Swimming options - small beach (with life guards) and wave pool (at small cost). I always feel relaxed at the waterfront
Written February 15, 2020
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olivia s
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watch out for parking fines here as they hold darwin scale so called large events here and sting people with fines and making a lot of money. looks like they plan it well by having rangers working throughout the day and night of an event in order to make mega dollars from unexpected visitors. avoid this place at all costs.
Written August 12, 2021
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HC2015
Baulkham Hills, Australia100 contributions
Family
Good atmosphere and family friendly. They have many restaurants around although the prices are sky rocket high with poor quality food. Even minimart sells a bottle of cold water for $4.95 whilst major supermarket would be only a dollar or a bit more.

Playground offers covered play area and seats for adults. The area is beautiful at night with lights but be mindful of nasty mosquitoes and other insects.
Written January 12, 2020
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