The Cullen Bay Marina serves as the embarkation point for fishing trips, sightseeing cruises, and sunset sails in the Darwin area, making it a convenient location to explore or grab a meal before or after an outing. Those with an interest in the history of the area can take a cruise from Cullen Bay through Darwin Harbour to learn more about the devastating air raids of February 1942. The neighborhood is also a stop on the hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus, along with Crocosaurus Cove, Doctors Gully, the Darwin Military Museum, and the Waterfront Precinct.
Things to know before you go
- Cullen Bay is a great spot to grab a meal, watch a sunset, or get out on the water.
- The ferry trip from Cullen Bay to Wurrumiyanga takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes.
- Don’t forget to bring sun protection, as many of the restaurants offer outdoor seating.
How to get there
Cullen Bay is about 10 minutes outside of Darwin. Public buses from across Darwin and Charles Darwin National Park stop outside the marina.
When to get there
The businesses around Cullen Bay all maintain their own hours, so the best time to visit depends largely on what you’re planning to do. Come in the morning for a coffee at one of the quiet cafés or in the evening to watch the sunset over a cold drink.
The Cullen Bay Marina
The man-made Cullen Bay Marina was designed to give vessels a refuge against natural elements. Its locked waterways and seawalls offer protection against cyclones, and the area is accessible regardless of the tide status.
- Myilly Point Heritage Precinct
- Mindil Beach
- George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens
- Bicentennial Park
- Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT)
- Parliament House
- Lyons Cottage
- Magnetic Termite Mounds
- Crocosaurus Cove
- Qantas Hangar
- Fannie Bay Gaol
- Darwin Waterfront Precint
- East Point Reserve
- Defence of Darwin Experience