Cullen Bay ferry port in Australia connects you with Wurrumiyanga in Tiwi Islands with a choice of up to 3 ferry crossings per week. The duration of the Cullen Bay to Wurrumiyanga crossing is from 2 hours 30 minutes and the crossing is operated by Sealink Northern Territory.
Tucked within a narrow inlet of the Timor Sea on the north coast of Australia is the port of Cullen Bay. Located on a rugged peninsula in the city of Darwin, the capital of the country’s sparsely populated Northern Territory, Cullen Bay is a sprawling waterside resort built around a luxurious marina. Here yachts float upon glistening turquoise waters encircled by holiday apartments, restaurants and a host of leisure facilities ranging from swimming pools to spas that take full advantage of the region’s tropical climate.
As part of the largest municipality in the north of Australia, Cullen Bay is easily accessible via a number of transport routes. A bus service stops directly outside the marina and takes passengers across the city and to the Charles Darwin National Park; a nature reserve that is home to mangrove trees and important sites of Aboriginal history.
Due to its location at the northern end of the long Stuart Highway, the port can also be easily reached from almost anywhere in the Northern Territories, including the desert town of Alice Springs over 900-miles south. The Darwin International Airport, the main gateway into the city is just fifteen minutes from the marina too.
The ferry terminal in Cullen Bay is a compact building found by the narrow sea entrance of the marina, at the far end of a palm-lined boulevard. Facilities are limited to an undercover seating area, a few vending machines, and a small-scale car park.
At present only one route operates from the port. A Sealink service sails northwards to the rural community of Wurrumiyanga on the sparsely inhabited Tiwi Islands, a voyage that skates past Fannie Bay and crosses the shallow Timor sea.
Ferry Terminal, Larrakeyah NT 0820
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