New harbour cruise ticketing offices on the wharf

New ticketing offices for local harbour cruise operators; Darwin Harbour Cruises, Sea Darwin and Cape Adieu, will soon open on Stokes Hill Wharf.

The operators provide a range of services from sunset cruises to charters to diving and eco tours.

This is the first onsite ticketing office for Sea Darwin and Cape Adieu.

“In the past we have relied on our customers planning ahead and booking via the phone, website or booking agent,” Jim Smith from Sea Darwin said.

“The new office allows us to have a physical presence and talk face-to-face with visitors on the wharf. As the only operator offering day time cruises as well as sunset and charters year-round, this will be a great new service.”

“We will now be able to take bookings on the spot from people who visit the wharf and those that make the spur-of-the-moment decision to experience our beautiful harbour from the water.”

“While we’ve operated from the wharf for 11 years, we’re excited to officially become part of the ‘top deck’ of the wharf and work-in with existing businesses including the restaurants and Royal Flying Doctor Service Bombing of Darwin Tourism Facility.”

“Stokes Hill Wharf is a truly iconic location and one which we’re proud to be part of.”

Stokes Hill Wharf is managed by the Darwin Waterfront Corporation on behalf of the Northern Territory Government.

“The new ticketing offices increase capacity for our cruise operators and enhance the visitor experience,” Minister for Tourism, Sport and Culture, Lauren Moss said.

“The Darwin Waterfront Corporation has listened to the needs of businesses on the wharf and responded with a solution which is a win-win for our harbour cruise operators, restauranteurs and visitors to the wharf.”

“Darwin Harbour is an iconic and historic tourist attraction and it’s important we continue to develop our local harbour cruise industry.”

Member for Port Darwin, Paul Kirby is pleased these local businesses who deliver such iconic Top End experiences to Territorians and tourists alike will now have a physical location at the wharf.

“A sunset harbour cruise is an ultimate Darwin experience and to be able to find these three operators in one centralised location is a great outcome,” Mr Kirby said.

The new office building also allows for Darwin Harbour Cruises to relocate from the food arcade, making a highly sort after tenancy available for a new food-outlet to further enhance and complement the existing offerings at Stokes Hill Wharf.

Local company NT Link was commissioned to construct the new demountable offices.

The operators have started moving into the offices this week and are expected to be open in the coming weeks.

Media contact: 

Paola McCarthy
Events and Marketing Manager, Darwin Waterfront Corporation
0437 621 433 (m) or paola.mccarthy@nt.gov.au (e)

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