Fort Hill Wharf is the Port’s cruise ship and defence vessel facility. A purpose built cruise ship terminal has been added to the precinct. The terminal is a modern air-conditioned facility with a covered walkway to the wharf deck. It is capable of handling complete passenger changeovers for smaller cruise vessels whilst providing a transit lounge for the more infrequent larger international cruise ships.
Frequent naval ship visits to Darwin are catered for at Fort Hill Wharf. Visiting international and domestic naval vessels are important to Australia’s defence but also to the Northern Territory economy. The DP facilitates these calls through providing secure and efficient port facilities and services.
Fort Hill Wharf also provides berthage for tugs and pilot boats used within Darwin Harbour.