East Point Reserve, Darwin

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Just north of the city, East Point Reserve is noted for its many walking trails, cycling paths, and lush surroundings teeming with native wildlife. This area is also home to the city’s East Point Military Museum, introducing tourists to the region’s rich military history. The reserve is particularly attractive at dusk, when you can watch a large mob of wallabies emerge to feed as the sun sets over the bay. A small saltwater lake is also located inside the reserve, created specifically to allow visitors year-round swimming and fishing opportunities in safe waters. You can also explore the offshore coral reef, a rich underwater world of protected marine wildlife. A large children's playground and barbecue facilities are provided for visitors planning family picnics in this spot. Plan to visit East Point Reserve during your Darwin vacation using our convenient Darwin tourist route planner.
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  • July 14, 2017
    By far the best beach area in Darwin, great spot to either walk the beach or laze under the tree's in the park area whilst the kids play. Clean toilets, bbq's and plenty of parking.  more »
  • July 2, 2017
    What a great place to spend a lazy afternoon. You can watch the kids play in the water as the tide slowly goes out. You can take pictures of the birds and mangroves. You can watch the kids play on the...  more »
  • May 15, 2017
    Grubby looking beach with rocks up the one end. Virtually no facilities. There has to be 10,000 better beaches in Australia.  more »

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