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Darwin Cruise Ship Terminal

A new Darwin cruise ship terminal has been built for the increasing cruise passenger numbers as the convention centre and waterfront developments make Darwin an even more attractive destination.

Queen Mary 2 visited Darwin in 2012Queen Mary 2 on a visit To Darwin

This photo of the QM2 is actually taken from the Stokes Hill wharf which is next door to the Cruise Ship Terminal.

The Terminal is definitely designed with the visiting cruise ship passengers in mind, whereas the Wharf caters for those looking for a stroll, a meal and a fresh sea breeze.

Darwin Cruise Ship Terminal EntranceDarwin Cruise Ship Terminal entrance

As part of the overall development of the Darwin waterfront, the terminal includes facilities for passenger queuing, immigration, customs, quarantine and baggage collection.

This is a modern air-conditioned terminal with covered walkway, plenty of car parking and public amenities in an attractive landscaped setting.

Inside cruise ship terminalInside cruise ship terminal
Leslie NawirridjAboriginal Artist Leslie Nawirridj displays his traditional style paintings.

The terminal is large enough to accommodate a mini-market of Darwins products that are naturally of interest to cruise ship passengers.

Helicopter flights from the terminal to the spectacular waterfalls and national parks of the Top End are available from North Australian Helicopters.

Darwin is a popular destination. Passenger numbers from cruise ships increased steadily from 2007 to 2015 and there are an increasing number of visits scheduled for 2016.

Wave LagoonWave Lagoon

The Darwin wharf precinct also includes several new hotels, a multi-storey car park for up to 500 vehicles and a wave pool for safe swimming.

Public art displays will help engage visitors with the Northern Territory's thriving art community and set the tone for a unique tropical experience.

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