Lake Alexander, Darwin

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#13 of 17 in Parks in Darwin
The man-made Lake Alexander sits languorously amid trees and lush grassland, giving it a laid-back, picturesque air. Officially opened in 1991, the lake was named after Alec Fong Lim, a former Mayor of Darwin. The water is filtered, meaning that dangerous marine predators are usually not to be found in the lake. Put Lake Alexander at the forefront of your travel plans using our Darwin trip itinerary site .
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  • A nice place to visit to cool off or enjoy water activities, close to CBD. Good for picnics or a quiet stroll.  more »
  • a little disconcerting seeing people swimming a short distance from the sea shore-not very far for a hungry croc to travel if so minded!Avery pleasant shady spot for a picnic  more »
  • This area has an amazing walking track that goes around the whole park. Many people use it of a weekend but during the week in the day you can have it to yourself. So relaxing listening to the amazing...  more »
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  • Great place for family. Beautiful scenery, heaps of free BBQ.
  • You can swim there but i wouldnt do this. Its a hot and salty soup. Go to the Wave Lagoon at the Convention Centre Darwin. Here you have 2 pools, 1 free and 1 with a few dollars entry but with wave simulator/wave pool
  • Beautifully relaxed, great for a picnic, nice ocean breezes

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A small but distinctly cosmopolitan city, Darwin offers a surprisingly diverse range of lodgings, with most hotels located in or near the central business district. Despite this, finding a comfortable room during the peak May-to-September season can be extremely difficult, especially if you don't book ahead of your visit. If planning months in advance isn't an option, consider staying at a backpacker hostel or guesthouse outside the city center. Many of these smaller establishments offer access to free Wi-Fi and outdoor swimming pools.
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