Stokes Hill Wharf

Stokes Hill Wharf is primarily a historical tourist precinct with a number of dining facilities on the wharf itself. The history of the Wharf dates back to the early 1800s with the arrival of European settlers. On 19th February 1942, the Japanese bombed Darwin, with the Wharf bearing the full force of the invasion. Many ships and amphibious planes were sunk and many people lost their lives.

The Wharf Precinct continues to be one of Darwin’s most popular venues among tourists and locals alike, managed by the Darwin Port Corporation and strategically located within the Darwin Waterfront precinct.

Harbour cruise vessels are moored at the wharf with facilities provided to embark and disembark passengers. A fishing area is popular with locals and visitors.

The wharf remains a working wharf for smaller marine industry users and large cruising yachts.

Please note that the information supplied on the Etiquette page of this site does not apply to Darwin Port Corporation managed facilities including Stokes Hill Wharf and Fort Hill Wharf. For more information please contact the Darwin Port Corporation directly on 08 8981 0631 or visit

Stokes Hill Wharf Refurbishment Project (Stage 2)

Work has commenced on Stage 2 of the Stokes Hill Refurbishment Project.

Stage 2 of the project is under way and is expected this stage will be completed by April 2012.

The final phase of works, Stage 3 of the project, will commence in May 2012. It is anticipated that all work should be completed by May 2013.

Safety fencing will be in place to restrict access to the construction site and visitors are asked to heed all safety signage in place.

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