Three days in Darwin gives you ample time to tick off major city sights, explore the Northern Territory’s famous national parks, and learn more about the region’s rich Aboriginal heritage. Here’s the ultimate 3-day Darwin itinerary.
East Point Reserve
Nestled between Fannie Bay beach and the Nightcliff Headland, East Point Reserve is a nature reserve and the largest park area in Darwin. In addition to the many outdoor activities available here, the area’s military history draws both visitors and locals alike. The active at heart can enjoy the many walking trails and cycling paths, or take a swim in the saltwater of Lake Alexander. For those who prefer to lounge, there are dozens of ideal picnic spots from which to catch the views and sunsets, including those at the most popular beach on Fannie Bay.
The area is home to lots of Australian wildlife — everything from wallabies and bandicoots to reptiles and birds. The Mangrove Walkway is the best bet for seeing the animals that call East Point home. The Reserve furthermore played a role in defending Australia in World War II, which can be explored in the Darwin Military Museum here.
Alex Fong Lim Drive, East Point , Darwin, Australia, NT 0820
The park is located along Alex Fong Lim Drive in East Point, Darwin. It is open during daylight hours, with the Mangrove Walk open from 8 am to 6 pm daily. There are many facilities for visitors, including free barbecue areas, public toilets, and playgrounds for children.
Frequently Asked Questions
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What are the nearest attractions to East Point Reserve?
What else should I know about attractions in Darwin?
- Defence of Darwin Experience
- Fannie Bay Gaol
- Qantas Hangar
- Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT)
- Mindil Beach
- George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens
- Myilly Point Heritage Precinct
- Cullen Bay
- Bicentennial Park
- Parliament House
- Magnetic Termite Mounds
- Lyons Cottage
- Crocosaurus Cove
- Darwin Waterfront Precint