Holidays in Darwin Waterfront

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Darwin Waterfront which includes swimming as well as a large group of people

Explore Darwin’s scenic waterfront, where you can swim in the wave pool, see turtles up close and dine in restaurants overlooking the sea.

Head to the Darwin Waterfront and enjoy the music, food and atmosphere of this lively precinct. Just a short walk from the CBD, this picturesque oceanfront esplanade is very popular with locals. Enjoy sweeping views of the harbour, escape the summer heat at its swimming areas or try some seaside dining.

During Darwin’s steamy summers and dry winters, head to the waterfront Wave Lagoon to keep cool. This pool charges a small entry fee but is safe all year and has shallow areas for children. Find your own space in the 4,000-square-metre (43,000-square-foot) lagoon. Alternatively, join the crowds at the wave section, where you can surf up to 10 different types of waves. Nearby, a seawater Recreation Lagoon and beach area are free to use. Find a spot on the sand and work on your tan.

Dry off and visit the Indo Pacific Marine exhibit, where you can learn about the balanced ecosystem of coral reefs. Delight in close-up views of sea horses and clownfish grazing the floors of their enclosures. At certain times of the month, you can take a cruise to a secluded beach nearby to watch turtles laying their eggs.

Take a fishing trip to Darwin’s sheltered reefs and explore the ocean floor. Charter boats can be booked at hotels along the promenade. If you are looking for an adrenalin rush, take a jet boat tour around the headland. For something more laid-back, board the restored Streeter sailboat for a sunset cruise.

Back on dry land, head to one of the world-renowned restaurants along the promenade for some fresh seafood. Take a seat at the Deckchair Cinema, an outdoor movie theatre just next to the Esplanade. This cinema shows a range of Australian, popular and foreign films. Movies screen in the evenings between April and November.

The Darwin Waterfront is situated on the southern tip of Darwin’s peninsula. Get there by bus or car and use the metered parking available.

182 Cheap Hotels Near Darwin Waterfront

Darwin City Hotel
Darwin City Hotel
4 out of 5
59 Smith Street, Darwin, NT
The price is AU$91 per night from 7 Feb. to 8 Feb.
Located in Darwin City Centre, this golf hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The Esplanade, Parliament House and Bicentennial Park. Government House and Darwin ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (285 reviews)
"Very central city location to nice car companies , tourist information centre , cafes restaurants, supermarkets"

Reviewed on 22 Oct. 2021

Darwin City Hotel
Oaks Darwin Elan Hotel
Oaks Darwin Elan Hotel
4 out of 5
31 Woods Street, Darwin, NT
The price is AU$169 per night from 24 Jan. to 25 Jan.
Located in Darwin City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Smith Street Mall and Darwin Waterfront. The Esplanade and Mindil Beach are also within ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (855 reviews)
"Spacious room, excellent view, comfortable bed and very clean. Loved my stay"

Reviewed on 8 Jan. 2022

Oaks Darwin Elan Hotel
Mantra Pandanas
Mantra Pandanas
4.5 out of 5
43 Knuckey Street, Darwin, NT
The price is AU$145 per night from 24 Jan. to 25 Jan.
Located in Darwin City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Smith Street Mall and Darwin Waterfront. The Esplanade and Mindil Beach are also ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (995 reviews)
"Nice and close to everything walking distance to shopping ,restaurant ."

Reviewed on 27 Dec. 2021

Mantra Pandanas
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Top Darwin Waterfront Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Darwin City Hotel
Darwin City Hotel
4 out of 5
59 Smith Street, Darwin, NT
The price is AU$91 per night from 7 Feb. to 8 Feb.
Darwin City Hotel
Oaks Darwin Elan Hotel
Oaks Darwin Elan Hotel
4 out of 5
31 Woods Street, Darwin, NT
The price is AU$169 per night from 24 Jan. to 25 Jan.
Oaks Darwin Elan Hotel
Mantra Pandanas
Mantra Pandanas
4.5 out of 5
43 Knuckey Street, Darwin, NT
The price is AU$145 per night from 24 Jan. to 25 Jan.
Mantra Pandanas
Ramada Suites by Wyndham Zen Quarter Darwin
Ramada Suites by Wyndham Zen Quarter Darwin
4 out of 5
6 Carey Street, Darwin, NT
The price is AU$158 per night from 10 Feb. to 11 Feb.
Ramada Suites by Wyndham Zen Quarter Darwin
Palms City Resort
Palms City Resort
3.5 out of 5
64 Esplanade, Darwin, NT
The price is AU$107 per night from 24 Jan. to 25 Jan.
Palms City Resort
Mindil Beach Casino Resort
Mindil Beach Casino Resort
4 out of 5
Gilruth Avenue, The Gardens, NT
The price is AU$178 per night from 24 Jan. to 25 Jan.
Mindil Beach Casino Resort
Argus Hotel Darwin
Argus Hotel Darwin
3.5 out of 5
13 Shepherd Street, Darwin, NT
The price is AU$91 per night from 28 Jan. to 29 Jan.
Argus Hotel Darwin
Adina Apartment Hotel Darwin Waterfront
Adina Apartment Hotel Darwin Waterfront
4.5 out of 5
7 Kitchener Drive, Darwin, NT
The price is AU$231 per night from 24 Jan. to 25 Jan.
Adina Apartment Hotel Darwin Waterfront
Darwin Waterfront Short Stay Apartments
Darwin Waterfront Short Stay Apartments
3.5 out of 5
Shop D4A, 19 Kitchener Drive, Darwin, NT
The price is AU$330 per night from 17 Feb. to 18 Feb.
Darwin Waterfront Short Stay Apartments
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