East Point Reserve, Darwin

(4.6/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • East Point has a lot of military and social history and excellent bike paths. Can be a long ride from the city but well worth the visit. 
  • Plenty of time on your hands? EAST POINT RESERVE could soak up a whole day – and there are other nearby good value attractions (see down page). Some East Point Reserve Venues: - DEFENCE OF DARWIN WAR ...  more »
  • East Point reserve was a lovely suprise we had no intentions on visiting this place. We had a hire car and drove by it by chance, East Point also had a bike trek which would of been awsome to do. We v...  more »
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  • Beautiful spot, one of the best locations for a magnificent Darwin sunset. Barbecues, playgrounds and picnic areas mean it's a lovely family location. Fabulous 5/7km running/riding circuit and exercise stations by the beach make it a great place to work out as well. Like nearly all Darwin public areas the toilet block should be torn down and rebuilt.
  • Great place for a walk along the beach and around Lake Alexander. Can see plenty of wallabys hoping around also.
  • A lovely place near Darwin city yet far enough that it won't get overcrowded. About 20 minutes from the closest bus stop but well worth the visit.
  • Fantastic place for a fish or a BBQ, super hot during the daytime but plenty or share under the giant trees.
  • Have a swim in the lake. Have a picnic. It's a great place to be.