Darwin Wharf Precinct, Darwin

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The renovated Darwin Wharf Precinct now includes a large convention and exhibition center, retail and entertainment outlets, a large wave pool, and a protected lagoon, which extends into the harbor and provides several spots for safe swimming and relaxing in the sun. This district is located just 5 minutes from the city center, but you can easily reach it by bus or car from any other part of town. The neighborhood is known for its many restaurants with outdoor seating and numerous kiosks selling cold beer. The harbor stays busy with passing ships and visitors from around the world. In the early morning, watch the sun rising over the wharf's calm waters. Add Darwin Wharf Precinct and other attractions to your Darwin trip itinerary using our Darwin vacation route planner.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Stokes Hill worth can be reached by walking from centre of Darwin or by vehicle. The highlights of your visit here would have to be the Royal Flying Doctors exhibit and the Bombing of Darwin. Besides ...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    One stop that I never miss is the wharf precinct. Great variety of food and the wharf to enjoy it on along with a beverage of your choice.  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    The range of take away styled options are great. They all looked really delicious. A couple of restaurants are licensed and allow you to take the drinks away, reasonably priced.  more »

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A small but distinctly cosmopolitan city, Darwin offers a surprisingly diverse range of lodgings, with most hotels located in or near the central business district. Despite this, finding a comfortable room during the peak May-to-September season can be extremely difficult, especially if you don't book ahead of your visit. If planning months in advance isn't an option, consider staying at a backpacker hostel or guesthouse outside the city center. Many of these smaller establishments offer access to free Wi-Fi and outdoor swimming pools.
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