Darwin Waterfront Precinct

The Darwin Waterfront Precinct is the perfect destination to stay, play and dine. Offering resort-style luxuries, you can spend a day swimming, grazing on delicious food and even fishing on Stokes Hill Wharf. With its tropical vibe you’ll experience a different side to Darwin. And there’s fun for all the family to be had, with the Wave Lagoon to keep the kids entertained for hours, and the Recreation Lagoon for those wanting a little more relaxation. Kick back on the sandy beach and cool off with a dip in the crystal waters.

Connected to the heart of the city centre by a Sky Bridge, the Darwin Waterfront Precinct’s architecture is inspired by a pearl oyster. Its iconic shape has become the focal point of the waterfront.

A walk through history

The Waterfront Precinct is a network of walkways with insights into Darwin's landmarks of old and new. Walk or cycle the heritage and cultural trail and learn the history of early settlers. With an informative map you’ll be taken on a journey through Darwin’s maritime past, the Larrakia sacred sites, you’ll see where the first Japanese bomb fell in 1942, and what the oil storage tunnels look like. You’ll also spot public art that dots the promenade and celebrates the rich culture of Darwin.

Other interesting facts about the Darwin Waterfront

  • The Darwin Waterfront Precinct is an alcohol-free zone, except for designated areas, to help create a relaxed, calm, family-friendly environment
  • There is a Deck Chair Cinema at the Darwin Waterfront Precinct where you can enjoy a movie al fresco, from classics to new releases
  • The Recreation Lagoon is a natural ecosystem with fish, algae and small Cassiopeia jellyfish
  • The walkways connecting the Darwin Waterfront Precinct with the city centre is an experience in themselves, with artefacts and interpretive signs along the way