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“Quaint experience for visitors .. (aka Stokes Hill Wharf)”

Darwin Wharf Precinct
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Ranked #10 of 127 things to do in Darwin
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

Visitors to Darwin flock here in the Dry Season and it's also a place where locals tend to bring their visitors to. Basically it's an array of various open-air cafes which you order food from and then sit at umbrella covered tables on the wharf in a casual and relaxed atmosphere and eat your meal.

Most of the cafes are seafood or burger type places and some offer tourist-delicacies like crocodile etc. An array of ice-creams, cold soft drinks or alcoholic beverages are available.

Apparently at night the lights shine down on the water which attracts the fish which in turns attracts the tourists :)

Only downfall is the lack of parking. Tip: arrive early.

Thank Brissy2
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Reviewed November 21, 2012

An old warf freight shed turned into a collection of cafes and takeaways with an outdoor eating area overlooking the harbour. Great idea and fun for the kids but much of the food is similar and there's a touch of Fawlty Towers to the whole experience.

Thank chrisnjack
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

A must-see area when visiting Darwin. A pleasant stroll along the wharf, watching the local anglers risking their children's lives on a jetty 20 metres above the water with no guard rail! Fish and chips for lunch followed by an ice cream. What more could you ask for on a Sunday?

Thank samandjude
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

With the balmy weather this walk is best started early in the morning at sunrise - which also offers the best photo opportunities. The buidlings and facilities in this precinct are impressive. A it is unsafe to swim in Darwin's beaches during the wet season they have and artificial beach with a wave making machine which costs $5 for half a day. There is also a fenced off section of the bay, without waves, where you can enjoy an ocean swim as well. There is even a life guad on duty from 9 am tgo 5 pm. There are numerous water front walks and I was impressed by the cleanliness and how well the facilities are maintained. The lack of graffiti was also welcome.

Thank SydneyConcordian
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Reviewed November 12, 2012 via mobile

Amazing atmosphere, fantastic view, the best barramundi burgers in Darwin at a bargain price.

Such a cool part of Darwin and would love to go back and spend more time there. Not to be missed on your tour of Darwin.

Best at nights with the view of the city lights!

Thank emptyfield
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