Darwin Waterfront
Darwin Waterfront
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Experience the best of Darwin's tropical lifestyle with lush parklands, a man-made beach along the saltwater recreation lagoon, and Darwin's most popular attraction, the Wave Lagoon. Dine on around the world cuisine as you refuel after a morning swim, linger over a luxurious lunch, or stop for a sundowner. Choose from high-end Mediterranean and Mexican restaurants, to more casual cafes and bars - you'll never be too far from an ice cream or a cocktail! Experience Darwin's multicultural and vibrant community with a year-round program of activities, festivals and events. Explore Stokes Hill Wharf, a favourite fishing and fish-and-chip spot and popular starting point for harbour cruises where you can experience the best of Darwin Harbour aboard sunset cruises, fishing tours or 00Seven Jet Ski Adventures. There's so much to love at Darwin Waterfront.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • bilby2009
    Sydney, Australia163 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely waterfront swim location
    Darwin waterfront has plenty of eating options and the oil tunnels is just across the road as well. The waterfront is also great for the waterpark - swimming that you can do and there is also a wave pool. I know that the open water area was free, not sure if you had to pay for the wave pool or not. There is toilets nearby so that you can change into swimming gear/vice versa. There is plenty of sun lounges around for the public to use. Water was lovely and warm (not cold). There is plenty of shading around and would be a nice spot for families to take children for a swim. Very nice and relaxed atmosphere.
    Thank you for your excellent review, we're pleased to hear you enjoyed Darwin Waterfront.
    Written 7 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 29 April 2023
  • nyalpi
    Hong Kong, China178 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pleasant public outdoor space
    Pleasant public outdoor space. Lots of people on weekend, but able to find a place to not feel crowded. Some shaded areas. Nice to sit by the sea. Several places to eat. Public toilet reasonable. Easy and pleasant walk from main part of Darwin.
    Thank you for your great review!
    Written 7 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 4 May 2023
  • Michael-4551
    Caloundra, Australia5,458 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Darwin Waterfront
    Visited a few times during my stay in Darwin from 29th April to 3rd May. I was lucky enough to experience the Thai Festival, great food and entertainment. Then back another night for dinner there as it was only a short walk from my hotel so very convenient.
    Thanks Michael, we're glad you had a great time at the Waterfront!
    Written 7 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 15 June 2023
  • marklealea
    Brisbane, Australia85 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Most beautiful area
    We are staying here in a top floor unit. But visit for a swim lunch or dinner there are so many food options. The atmosphere is beautiful. There is a wave pool, swimming area and an inflatable obstacle course on the water.
    Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us such a positive review.
    Written 7 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 July 2023
  • Valda057
    Coffs Harbour, Australia136 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Refreshing location to swim and dine
    We spent a few hours here enjoying a swim in the free area and then a lovely lunch in one of the many restaurants in the area. There is a covered walk way that takes you to the Jetty area. We didn't swim in the wave pool as the waves only operate for ten minutes every half hour. A cool place to enjoy the heat of Darwin.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 August 2023
  • Louise K
    Gisborne, New Zealand7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great spot
    Definitely a must-visit. Lots to do, great vibes. Family friendly. Safe environment with lifeguards present. Artificial beach was great too, many places to chill-out on the grass, either in the sun or under the trees, sun lounges provided too. Travelling solo I am always conscious of leaving things while I go swimming, but had no worries here. Walking distance from Darwin Central.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 3 September 2023
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Louannec, France33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Business
Easy to get going easy food easy ambuance good view good staff.good cuisine.good music.excellent service very fast pleasure
Written 28 February 2024
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Kay D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Room was amazing - view amazing - very comfortable accommodation - gift basket in the fridge was awesome (unexpected) - staff very friendly - highly recommend to anyone wanting a get-away but still close to restaurants / shops & activities - 10 out of 10 👏👏
Written 29 October 2023
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand3,814 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
The Darwin Waterfront is a large area for swimming, relaxing, entertainment, and lots of restaurants. Probably a bit of something for everyone.
Written 29 September 2023
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Louise K
Gisborne, New Zealand7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Definitely a must-visit. Lots to do, great vibes. Family friendly. Safe environment with lifeguards present. Artificial beach was great too, many places to chill-out on the grass, either in the sun or under the trees, sun lounges provided too. Travelling solo I am always conscious of leaving things while I go swimming, but had no worries here. Walking distance from Darwin Central.
Written 3 September 2023
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Valda057
Coffs Harbour, Australia136 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We spent a few hours here enjoying a swim in the free area and then a lovely lunch in one of the many restaurants in the area. There is a covered walk way that takes you to the Jetty area. We didn't swim in the wave pool as the waves only operate for ten minutes every half hour. A cool place to enjoy the heat of Darwin.
Written 26 August 2023
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Mel A
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Great place to spend the day. Lots of spots with shade available. Keeps the kids entertained, the wave pool is awesome!
Written 14 August 2023
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Tina T
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
A must do. Great atmosphere. Family friendly. Plenty of places to sit and get something to eat and drink. Relaxing too
Written 4 August 2023
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Thanks Tina, we're glad to hear you enjoyed your time at the Waterfront.
Written 8 August 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

gc g
Gold Coast, Australia366 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
visited 10 years ago and loved it. now its just built out and feels crowded and cramped. seems to be buildings, concrete and walkways everywhere. we didnt even get out to the seawall. plenty of eateries around if you want a bite to eat. It was just unappealing and crowded.
Written 31 July 2023
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We're sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your time at the Waterfront. Please feel free to reach out to us if there's anything we can do to improve your experience next time.
Written 8 August 2023
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Camper47334299498
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
I would never stay at the waterfront again definitely not value for money...one towel for four nights, milk for one night.The lighting is bathroom is ridiculous so dark two small lights.No screens on doors so midges would come in if left open..VERY DISSATISFIED
Written 28 July 2023
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Thank you for providing your feedback, could you please let us know which accommodation you stayed in? We can pass this feedback on to the accommodation directly to ensure a better experience in future. Our email is darwinwaterfront@nt.gov.au.
Written 8 August 2023
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Warren B
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
The waterfront is a really great area to relax and swim. There is plenty of shade, grass areas to sit and seating. Its a easy walk from Darwin CBD. Toilets are cleaned regularly. Plenty of eaterys at the Waterfront. The beach area is safe and lots of fun.
Written 18 July 2023
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Thank you for the great review!
Written 8 August 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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