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==Darwin, Northern Territory==
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'''Overview'''
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Darwin is situated in the Northern Territory, on the Timor Sea. The town proper is built on a low bluff overlooking Darwin harbour, flanked by Frances Bay to the east and Cullen Bay to the west. The remainder of the city is flat and low-lying, and coastal areas are home to recreational reserves, extensive beaches, and excellent fishing.
Darwin is situated in the Northern Territory, on the Timor Sea. The town proper is built on a low bluff overlooking Darwin harbour, flanked by Frances Bay to the east and Cullen Bay to the west. The remainder of the city is flat and low-lying, and coastal areas are home to recreational reserves, extensive beaches, and excellent fishing.
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The NT has large tidal variations, so take this into account when anchoring or planning a passage.
The NT has large tidal variations, so take this into account when anchoring or planning a passage.
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: AUS722 Australia North Coast - Northern Territory - Beagle Gulf and Clarence Strait
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Darwin has a tropical climate with distinct wet and dry seasons. The dry season runs from May to September (the southern hemisphere winter), during which nearly every day is warm and sunny, and afternoon humidity averages around 30%. There is very little rainfall between May and September. In the coolest months of June and July, the daily minimum temperature may dip as low as 14°C (56°F), but very rarely lower, and frost has never been recorded.
Darwin has a tropical climate with distinct wet and dry seasons. The dry season runs from May to September (the southern hemisphere winter), during which nearly every day is warm and sunny, and afternoon humidity averages around 30%. There is very little rainfall between May and September. In the coolest months of June and July, the daily minimum temperature may dip as low as 14°C (56°F), but very rarely lower, and frost has never been recorded.
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Weather forecast sources:
* [http://www.weatherzone.com.au/nt/darwin-daly/darwin Weatherzone]
* [http://www.weatherzone.com.au/nt/darwin-daly/darwin Weatherzone]
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''See also [[Northern Territory]]''
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''See [[Australia#Communication|Australia]]''.
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[[{{PAGENAME}}]] is a port of entry for Australia. For details ''see [[Australia#Entrance|Entrance: Australia]]''.
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===Check-in facilities (for Customs and Immigration)===
 
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====Boarding station for arrival====
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; Anchorage:  {{mark| name= Quarantine Buoy| type= buoy | lat=-12.475 | lon=130.8325|zoom=16 }} inside Fannie Bay or on the Northern side of sandbar outside of Cullen Bay / Emery Point. May shelter in Doctor's Gully if adverse sea conditions.
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; Clearance: {{mark| name= Cullen Bay pontoon | type= berth | lat=-12.45177 | Lon=130.81991 | zoom=17}} outside of lock. Contact Cullen Bay Lockmaster (CH 11) or Customs prior to coming alongside pontoon.
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'''Anchorage:''' Quarantine Buoy 12°28.5'S 130°49.95'E, inside Fannie Bay or on the Northern side of sandbar outside of Cullen Bay / Emery Point. May shelter in Doctor's Gully if adverse sea conditions.
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==Berthing==
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{{poi | lat= -12.45553 | lon=130.84794
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| text= This is mainly for fishing boats but yachts can be accommodated ii concrete quays. Water, electricity, toilets, showers.
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'''Clearance:''' Cullen Bay pontoon outside of lock 12°27.112'S 130°49.233'E. Contact Cullen Bay Lockmaster (CH 11) or Customs prior to coming alongside pontoon.
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* [[Dinah Beach CYA|Dinah Beach Cruising Yacht Association]]
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| text= Visiting sailors may become temporary members for a small fee. The club has comprehensive facilities, washing machines and dryers, and a very good restaurant serving lunches and dinners.
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| text= Access is via a lock (open 07:00 to 18:00 local time). All facilities. No fuel berth. Quarantine certificate required before entry.
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''For the latest prices see [http://bayviewmarina.com.au/marina-info/ Price Listing]''.
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: Lockmaster:  {{email|lockmaster@sterlingms.com.au}}; Tel: +6141 8910 888 (07:00 to 18:00, 7 days a week)
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* [http://www.nt.gov.au/dpifm/Fisheries/index.cfm?header=Vessel%20Inspections Vessel Inspections] Dept. of Fisheries.
* [http://www.nt.gov.au/dpifm/Fisheries/index.cfm?header=Vessel%20Inspections Vessel Inspections] Dept. of Fisheries.
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WorldIndian OceanAustraliaNorthern TerritoryDarwin
Darwin
Port of Entry
12°27.769'S, 130°50.506'E Chart icon.png
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Darwin is situated in the Northern Territory, on the Timor Sea. The town proper is built on a low bluff overlooking Darwin harbour, flanked by Frances Bay to the east and Cullen Bay to the west. The remainder of the city is flat and low-lying, and coastal areas are home to recreational reserves, extensive beaches, and excellent fishing.


The NT has large tidal variations, so take this into account when anchoring or planning a passage.

Charts

Australian Hydrographic Service
AUS24 Darwin & Wickham Point
AUS26 Approaches to Port Darwin
AUS722 Australia North Coast - Northern Territory - Beagle Gulf and Clarence Strait

Weather

Darwin has a tropical climate with distinct wet and dry seasons. The dry season runs from May to September (the southern hemisphere winter), during which nearly every day is warm and sunny, and afternoon humidity averages around 30%. There is very little rainfall between May and September. In the coolest months of June and July, the daily minimum temperature may dip as low as 14°C (56°F), but very rarely lower, and frost has never been recorded.

The wet season is associated with tropical cyclones and monsoon rains. The majority of rainfall occurs between December and March (the southern hemisphere summer), when thunderstorms are common and afternoon relative humidity averages over 70% during the wettest months. It does not rain every day during the wet season, but most days are warm to hot with plentiful cloud cover; January averages under 6 hours of bright sunshine daily. The hottest month is November, just before the onset of the main rainy season.

Weather forecast sources:

See also Northern Territory

Passages

Islands

Communication

See Australia.

Navigation

Add any navigation notes such approaches, dangers etc here. If this section does not apply remove it.

Entrance

Darwin is a port of entry for Australia. For details see Entrance: Australia.

Customs contact details
Customs House,
21 Lindsay Street,
Darwin NT 0800
Office hours: 08 8980 6532
After hours: 0419 788 865
Facsimile: 08 8980 6530
VHF channel 16
Quarantine contact details
1 Pederson Road
Marrara DARWIN NT 0812
Office hours: 08 8920 7000
After hours: 0409 678 675 (on call officer)
Customs will contact AQIS of arrival on behalf of the vessel

Boarding station for arrival

Anchorage
Quarantine Buoy/wiki/Darwin#Quarantine_BuoyBuoy icon Quarantine Buoy [[Darwin#Quarantine Buoy|Quarantine Buoy]] 12°28.500'S, 130°49.950'E inside Fannie Bay or on the Northern side of sandbar outside of Cullen Bay / Emery Point. May shelter in Doctor's Gully if adverse sea conditions.
Clearance
Cullen Bay pontoon/wiki/Darwin#Cullen_Bay_pontoonBerth icon Cullen Bay pontoon [[Darwin#Cullen Bay pontoon|Cullen Bay pontoon]] 12°27.106'S, °'E outside of lock. Contact Cullen Bay Lockmaster (CH 11) or Customs prior to coming alongside pontoon.
'Port draughts
Deep water port subject to large tidal variations.

Berthing

Frances Bay Fishing Boat Harbour

Frances Bay Fishing Boat Harbour/wiki/Darwin#Frances_Bay_Fishing_Boat_Harbour
Harbour icon Frances Bay Fishing Boat Harbour [[Darwin#Frances Bay Fishing Boat Harbour|Frances Bay Fishing Boat Harbour]] (Duck Pond) 12°27.332'S, 130°50.876'E
Port of Entry

This is mainly for fishing boats but yachts can be accommodated ii concrete quays. Water, electricity, toilets, showers.

XX@XXX; Tel: +61 8 8942 1453; Fax: +XX XX XXXX-XXXX; VHF channel 68 & 11
Address:
Hours:

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Darwin Sailing Club

Darwin Sailing Club/wiki/Darwin#Darwin_Sailing_Club
Berth icon Darwin Sailing Club [[Darwin#Darwin Sailing Club|Darwin Sailing Club]] 12°25.633'S, 130°49.143'E

Visiting sailors may become temporary members for a small fee. The club has comprehensive facilities, washing machines and dryers, and a very good restaurant serving lunches and dinners.

admin@dwnsail.com.au; Tel: +61 08 8981 1700; VHF channel XX
Address: PO Box 117, Parap NT 0804, Australia
Hours:

Bayview Waters Marina

Bayview Waters Marina/wiki/Darwin#Bayview_Waters_Marina
Berth icon Bayview Waters Marina [[Darwin#Bayview Waters Marina|Bayview Waters Marina]] 12°26.514'S, 130°51.577'E

Access is via a lock (open 07:00 to 18:00 local time). All facilities. No fuel berth. Quarantine certificate required before entry.

For the latest prices see Price Listing.

reception@sterlingms.com.au; Tel: +61889 813 788; Fax: +61889 813 733; VHF channel 68
Lockmaster: lockmaster@sterlingms.com.au; Tel: +6141 8910 888 (07:00 to 18:00, 7 days a week)
Address: 26A/90 Frances Bay Drive, Tipperary Waters NT 0820, Australia
Hours:

Tipperary Waters Marina

Tipperary Waters Marina/wiki/Darwin#Tipperary_Waters_Marina
Berth icon Tipperary Waters Marina [[Darwin#Tipperary Waters Marina|Tipperary Waters Marina]] 12°26.514'S, 130°51.577'E

Marina Facilities: laundromat, bar/restaurant, supermarket, fast food outlet. Chandlery and sail maker 2 min. away. Live-aboard surcharge charged/day/power connection.

tipperarywatersmarina@bigpond.com; Tel: +61 08 8942 2231; VHF channel 8
Lockmaster: Tel: +6407 075 0778, "Tipperary Lockmaster"
Address: GPO Box 4764, Darwin, NT 0801, Australia
Hours:

Anchorages

Fannie Bay

Fannie Bay/wiki/Darwin#Fannie_Bay
Anchorage icon Fannie Bay [[Darwin#Fannie Bay|Fannie Bay]] 12°25.633'S, 130°49.143'E
In front of the Darwin Sailing Club. You can leave your dinghy in the club.

E of Darwin Wharf

E of Darwin Wharf/wiki/Darwin#E_of_Darwin_Wharf
Anchorage icon E of Darwin Wharf [[Darwin#E of Darwin Wharf|E of Darwin Wharf]] 12°29.161'S, 130°52.765'E
It his is exposed to the south east winds that prevail in July and August, and there are no facilities.

Amenities

See individual marinas above.

Provisioning

Give the names and locations of supermarkets, grocery stores, bakeries, etc.

Eating out

Give the name of recommended restaurant, tavernas, pastry stores, etc.

Transportation

List transportation (local and/or international.)

Tourism

History

Give a short history of the port.

Places to Visit

List places of interest, tours, etc.

Friends

Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.

Forums

List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)

Links

References

See Australia.

Comments

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