Cruises from Darwin

Our Cruises departing from Darwin are both domestic and international. Domestic Cities within reach of Darwin include Broome, Wyndham, the Great Barrier Reef and Brisbane. For international departures you could be sailing towards Indonesia and Malaysia. Located in the Northern Territory, and fondly known as Australia's "Top End", Darwin is the capital and is well within reach of the famous Kakadu & Litchfield National Parks, and other Northern Territory landmarks such as Ayers Rock (Uluru) / Alice Springs. Combine a journey that entails a unique Australian adventure with an South East Asian cruise through some of the most beautiful tropical beaches and islands you have ever seen.

Cruises Departing from Darwin

Popular Short Cruises from Darwin in Australia include Broome, Wyndham, the Whitsunday's and the city of Brisbane. Longer Cruises out of Darwin include South East Asia adventures through Bali, Lombok, and onwards to Kota Kinabalu. If short notice is required, we may be able to slot you into a Last Minute Darwin Cruise.

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When to Go

Departures from Darwin occur all year round.

Cruise Ships Departing Darwin

  • Cunard - Queen Mary 2
  • Silversea - Silver Discoverer

Port of Darwin

The Darwin Cruise Ship Terminal is located at Fort Wharf, which is situated right at foot of the city. The city centre is a short 1.6km away.
The Darwin waterfront terminal includes facilities for immigration, customs, passenger queuing, quarantine and baggage collection.
For up to date Cruise Ship arrival and departure information visit the Port of Darwin Website and click on "Cruise Ships".

Darwin Airport is about 16 mins away or 13km - approximately $22-32 in a Taxi.

Transport to/from the Port

Getting to the Darwin Cruise Passenger Terminal is cheapest by Taxi or Shuttle Bus.

By Car

The Central Business District (Downtown) is a 3 minute drive by Car or a 15 minute walk.
A car park adjoins the facility.


Taxis to/from the CBD will cost approx $22-32 -
Blue Taxis - Phone 13 TAXI (138294)

Car Hire

Hertz, Avis, Thrifty and other Car Rental companies in Darwin can be found here - Darwin Car Hire.


Limited car parking is available at Stokes Hill wharf and around the shore area. There is also a multilevel car park on Kitchener Drive.

Shops and Restaurants

A small variety of food outlets are available in the Cruise Passenger Terminal. With the CBD of Darwin so close, there are multiple food and shopping outlets located in the city centre.

Darwin Tours & Sights

For Longer Tours out of Darwin through the Northern Territory, visit Uluru (Ayers Rock), Alice Springs, Sydney and Melbourne. Or why not take "The Ghan" train from Darwin to Adelaide.

For Shorter Tours and sights close to Darwin visit Litchfield and Kakadu National Parks, Katherine, Jumping Crocodile Tours or take the Hop on Hop off Bus around Darwin city.