East Point Reserve

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Overview

Highlights

East Point Reserve is Darwin's largest park area. It is popular with locals and visitors for its safe year-round saltwater swimming at Lake Alexander, military history, and the uninterrupted views of Darwin and Fannie Bay and sunsets from Dudley Point. It is has an extensive network of walking and cycling paths, landscaped picnic areas with free barbecue facilities and playgrounds for the kids.

East Point played a significant role in the protection of Australia during World War II. Visit the Darwin Military Museum to see footage of the WWII bombings of Darwin, its photographic and information displays, and explore the gun turret precinct.

East Point Reserve is home to abundant wildlife, so go for a stroll to look for wallabies, bandicoots, brushtail possums and numerous species of reptiles, butterflies and birds. Take the 30-minute loop walk from the car park near the lake through monsoonal vine forest into the mangroves. Follow the boardwalk into the tidal region - look out for many species of fish, crustaceans and molluscs.

East Point Reserve includes several popular beaches, including Darwin's most popular family beach at Fannie Bay. Lake Alexander draws its seawater from the bay, for safe and 'stinger-free' swimming throughout the year. 

Activities

  • Walking
  • Swimming
  • Cycling
  • Picnics

Facilities

  • Walking trails
  • Boardwalk
  • Playground
  • Salt-water lake for swimming
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecues
  • Toilets
  • Car park

Important Information

Guidelines

  • Always do some research before heading out for your journey. Visit the parks website for up to date information on the current conditions, opening and closing times.
  • Wear suitable footwear and always ensure to bring a hat and sunscreen to protect yourself from the elements when exploring the Northern Territory.
  • Always stay on the marked tracks where possible. Never climb fences, they are there for your own safety.
  • Please consider the environment, take your rubbish with you or place in the bins provided. We want to ensure these beautiful places are still here for our future generations to enjoy.
  • Do not feed the wildlife.
  • Leave nothing but footprints. Take nothing but memories.

Photo & content credits: NT Government


Location & Supplier

East Point Reserve

Address: East Point Reserve, Darwin, Northern Territory 0820

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