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Things You Can Do at Stokes Hill Wharf

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Published January 6th 2018
Stokes Hill Wharf's history began in 1885, where the old railway jetty was built in the same general position as today's Stokes Hill Wharf. The railway connecting Palmerston (the previous name for Darwin) to Pine Creek ran onto the wharf. A small steam engine, known as the "Sandfly", was used to shunt rail stock the length of the jetty. The restored "Sandfly" can be found today at 1934 Qantas Hangar.

Stokes Hill Wharf, eateries place, sunset watch, Bombing of Darwin, cruises and harbour tours




In 1942, Stokes Hill Wharf was Darwin's only wharf. Today, Stokes Hill Wharf is a home to the Bombing of Darwin tourist attraction and Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Darwin Tourist Facility. RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility features cutting-edge technology, including virtual reality and holographic experiences that are the first of its kind in Australia, focusing on the history of WWII. Entry fees apply.

Stokes Hill Wharf, eateries place, sunset watch, Bombing of Darwin, cruises and harbour tours
Darwin Bombing in 1942


Stokes Hill Wharf, eateries place, sunset watch, Bombing of Darwin, cruises and harbour tours
Japanese bombing aircraft that used in WW II


Beside many historic sites, Stokes Hill Wharf also offers a relaxed friendly atmosphere with seaside alfresco eateries and casual restaurant dining. With all year-round panoramic views and sensational sunsets, your dining experience will be truly unforgettable. You can choose one of their Asian food stalls, burger places, or seafood places offering fish and chips and oysters. Enjoy free live entertainment on Wednesday and Sundays during the Dry Season. There is a small playground where children can play while waiting fot their food order.

Stokes Hill Wharf, eateries place, sunset watch, Bombing of Darwin, cruises and harbour tours
Seating area at Stokes HIll Wharf


Stokes Hill Wharf, eateries place, sunset watch, Bombing of Darwin, cruises and harbour tours
Captain Jolly Rogers Playground


Stokes Hill Wharf is a spot for recreational fishing too. You can catch a fish from some designated locations along the Stokes Hill Wharf, such as from the fishing platform off the pier. The Wharf remains as a working wharf for smaller marine industry users.





You can catch the free Waterfront shuttle bus to go to Stokes Hill Wharf. Sit out on the water, watch the sunset and enjoy the cool ocean breeze - these are some of many things you can enjoy at the Stokes Hill Wharf.



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