East Point Reserve, Darwin

4.6
#8 of 18 in Parks in Darwin
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. Using our world travel planner, Darwin attractions like East Point Reserve can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Worth a visit by car or walking/bike riding. There are many places for a picnic or just to sit and view Darwin Harbour.  more »
  • A very pretty place but sadly I saw 2 large Crocodiles not far from the beach in the sea. Wonderful for photos all day and especially at sunset. The Sunday I was there there was a carriage with 4 beau...  more »
  • We enjoyed driving right to the end of East Point Reserve. Beautiful views, exquisite colour of the water, lots of families enjoying a picnic. We did the Monsoon Forest Trail which is an easy, flat wa...  more »
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  • Great place for families. There is a nice playground and it is well maintained. Coffees and bean bags are also available. Please be aware of the tide if you are near the water. Here it comes faster than normal places. There is a lake as well and saw some local children swimming happily. Do not forget visiting the lookout. Enjoy :)
  • Enchanting! Such a special place. The walk to the mangrove forest. I've never been able to walk on the ocean inside a forest before. So lovely.
  • Such a great place to walk the dog, exercise, go for a walk, or take your family for an afternoon. There is a field right off the entrance that hosts many wallabies in the morning and evening. The jogging trail follows the waterline all the way around.
  • Love the place. Great scenery, fishing & BBQ facilities are excellent. Highly
  • Lovely views and wallabies. A nice recreational area.
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