Trip Planner: South Pacific / Australia / Northern Territory / Top End / Darwin / East Point Reserve
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. Using our world travel planner, Darwin attractions like East Point Reserve can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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East Point Reserve Reviews
Lovely spot to sit and enjoy the view over the harbour, even if the weather was not perfect. Lots of seating and good place to take the children to throw around a ball or play games. more »
I love visiting the reserve with my family. I can kick back and let the kids enjoy the beach or playground. All year safe swimming makes it though. more »
Absolutely beautiful. Great for a stroll along the beach. Lot if little critters to find amongst the rocks. Parks are near by for the little ones.
Great spot for the family. Picnic areas, tables, bbq, toilets and kids playground. Some good fishing to be had as well off the Rocks in the dry season.
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