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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  • This is a relatively large park next to the ocean. Plenty of shade and manicured gardens, a good place to walk or jog and good place to see and hear birds. The mangrove walk is excellent. This walk en...  more »
  • Good roads and walking tracks throughout.Lots of wartime bits and pieces,buildings and gun turrets and so on.A museum on site but we didn't enter.Lots of photo opportunities,ocean and parkland. 
  • Forget sunsets everywhere else in Darwin. You'll see the BEST ever sunset here. Great place to sit and have a picnic dinner and a few beers. 
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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.