Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve, Humpty Doo

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The Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve is a wetland area approximately 70km east of Darwin in the Northern Territory of Australia. It lies within the Adelaide and Mary River Floodplains, which is an Important Bird Area.It attracts a wide range of local and migratory water birds and other wildlife including one of the largest populations of snakes within Australia (including the Water Python and Death Adder), and includes a several raised observation platforms.Saltwater Crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus) and Freshwater Crocodiles (Crocodylus johnstoni) can be seen at Fogg Dam all year around. Fogg Dam is open 24/7/365.
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  • Visited here over Christmas and it was deserted of people..very nice! We had hoped to see more bird life, but the area was still relatively that was somewhat limited. From what we saw it is c...  more »
  • 70km from Darwin, Fogg Dam is well worth a visit for itself or if you are heading to the Adelaide River Jumping Crocodile cruise or Kakadu. Built by the RAAF in 1956 in a natural water catchment area,...  more »
  • Had read that is full of birds, fish, frogs, native rats, snakes and spectacular landscapes of wetlands and the concentration of snakes is 800 per square kilometre, the highest in the world. With this letter we seek a niche in our planning. But we did not see a snake or a! Well it is true, that we arrived at 11.00 and apparently they come out as many animals from there, at dawn and dusk when it does not heat the Sun. It is a similar to kakumala billabong, but here you go by car along a road of double meaning of which can not download because since last year have seen a crocodile of 5 meters and do not give him. You have platforms so you went down the car and watch the billabong from it. I saw no danger. You take a look and upload without stopping. The probability that des with that animal is remote and is only one, namely where it will be... However, taking all security measures and attentive to the signs. After this road called Dam Fall already little more you'll see. There were people of Darwin coming in plan picnic with the family. In our case coo tourists did not have much interest, except for the birds and birds and those as we saw them in other parts of the planning such as billabong and Yellow Waters. We are not understood in the subject, but that was my experience.
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  • So far the best place in NT to see amazing bird life. We even spotted a small croc 🐊. Early morning or late afternoon is the best time to visit.
  • A birder's paradise! Get in early for the spectacular sunrise.
  • Excellent. Well worth the drive.
  • Brilliant wetland only a 45 minute drive from Darwin. Head out any time to see the different landscapes of Wet and Dry (although it is probably better in the wet). Keep an eye out for crocs, they are often sighted (in the wet season) as you drive through to the lookouts.
  • Not much to see during the Wet season. But nice view from the lookout at the end
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