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ExitIsNearSign Red Wharf ExitSign
World(s) Cape Codswallop
Type Boardwalk
Music Theme(s) Stilt Village

Bonus Room(s) 2

Enemies Encountered Sneeks, Kobbles, Koin, Koco
Game(s) Donkey Kong Land III
First Appearance Donkey Kong Land III (1997)
Latest Appearance Donkey Kong GB: Dinky Kong & Dixie Kong (2000)
Adjacent Stage(s) Donkey Kong Land III >>
Donkey Kong GB: Dinky Kong & Dixie Kong >>

Red Wharf is the first stage of the world Cape Codswallop of the Northern Kremisphere, as well as the very first stage overall in the game Donkey Kong Land III. It is followed by Seabed Shanty.


This stage takes place in a wharf, as the name states. It mainly has Dixie and Kiddy Kong on a large boardwalk along with sometimes taking place swimming in the water or even clinging on ropes. There are also nine Kobbles and seven Sneeks in this stage. A lone Koco can also be found, but only in the first Bonus Room.


At the start of the stage Dixie and Kiddy Kong must scatter along the boardwalk after exiting the small shaft until finding a few Sneeks. Next to the group of Sneeks is the letter "K". The Kongs must then nab the letter and advance on to the next part. Then, the monkeys must continue along until find an elevated part of the boardwalk and jump onto it. They then must continue while collecting bananas in the formation of an arrow. Then, the two primates must continue along until finding a crack in the boardwalk with an arrow of bananas pointing downwards. The two must jump down into the area to find the letter "O" and continue along on the left if they desire to enter a Bonus Barrel leading them to a Bonus Room. When they are done with the task, the two must continue a few steps to find the Star Barrel.

After the Star Barrel, the heroes must continue collecting bananas, defeating enemies, etc. Shortly after, they can find a Barrel Cannon which shoots them to the letter "N" and leads them to also collecting a couple of bananas and two Bear Coins. After this, they can be led by bananas trails to the letter "G" stuck in a boardwalk crack. Then, the monkeys should advance on, collecting bananas, defeating enemies or even hopping into a Barrel Cannon that leads them to Koin on top of the shaft, at the end of the stage. After doing all these tasks, the Kongs must go on, and touch the Stage Flag so they may move on to the stage Seabed Shanty.

Collectables and Secrets[]


  • Bananas: 72
  • Extra Life Balloons:
    • On top of a shaft at the start of the stage.
    • Underneath a boardwalk, near the Stage Flag.
  • K-O-N-G Letters:
    • K: Right after a pair of two Sneeks.
    • O: Underneath a crack in the boardwalk with bananas shaped like an arrow and near the first Bonus Room.
    • N: In an area past the Star Barrel with a Barrel Cannon that shoots the primates to the letter.
    • G: In a crack of a boardwalk, close to the Stage Flag.
  • DK Coin: On top of a shaft over the Stage Flag, a Koin can be found with his shield with the DK Coin on it. Dixie and Kiddy must throw a Steel Keg located next to the Koin and throw it on the opposite side when the Koin is not looking to defeat the enemy and gain the coin.

Special Barrels[]

  • Star Barrel:
    • Right after the letter "O"
  • DK Barrels:
    • Right at the start of the stage.
    • Directly after the Star Barrel.

Bonus Rooms[]

  • The first Bonus Room is located in a boardwalk crack with a banana trail pointing the way, past two bananas, left of the letter "O" with a Bonus Barrel leading the primates to the room. Here, the monkeys must walk on boardwalks and swim underwater to nab the Bonus Coin along with passing a Koco.
  • The second and final Bonus Room can be found shortly after the letter "O", on a lower elevation of the boardwalk. They should cling on a high rope to jump high enough so they may reach the Bonus Barrel. In the Bonus Room, they must collecting fifteen stars within twenty seconds. There is also a Rotatable Barrel which shoots the two at the stars. When they are done, they must collect the Bonus Coin on the right edge.



Names in Other Languages[]

Language Name Meaning/Translation
Arabic ريد وارف Red Wharf
Simplified Chinese 红码头 Red Pier
Traditional Chinese 紅碼頭 Red Pier
French Quai Rouge Red Dock
German Roter Kai Red Quay
Italian Molo Rosso Red Pier
Japanese 赤い船着場 Red Dock
Korean 레드와프 Red Wharf
Spanish Muelle Rojo Red Pier


  • This stage could be considered as the equivalent to Lakeside Limbo, the first stage from the game Donkey Kong Country 3.
  • The name of the stage is probably a wordplay on the title of the science fiction comedy TV series Red Dwarf[1].