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Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve

#1 of 7 things to do in Humpty Doo Features Animals
Arnhem Highway, Humpty Doo, Northern Territory, Australia
+61 8 8988 8009
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Beautiful place for wildlife watching

A beautiful place with easy access, a fairly short drive from Darwin. The dam has an abundance of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mark T
Darwin, Australia
via mobile
Lovely early in the morning

We got there at 8 am and did the woodlands to waterlillys walk which was lovely. Boardwalk most of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cheryl K
Perth, Australia
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Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve is one of several parks in the lower Adelaide River catchment that provide havens for wildlife in Darwin's developing rural fringe. One of the few wetland systems accessible to visitors all year round. Enjoy the many walks and viewing areas. Fogg Dam is 70 kilometres east of Darwin. Camping, swimming and fishing are NOT permitted
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Arnhem Highway, Humpty Doo, Northern Territory, Australia
+61 8 8988 8009
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful place with easy access, a fairly short drive from Darwin. The dam has an abundance of bird life. It is an amazingly tranquil place. While there were no abundance of picnic tables there are plenty of places to set up a picnic in...More

Thank Mark T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got there at 8 am and did the woodlands to waterlillys walk which was lovely. Boardwalk most of the way , with places to sit and watch the bird life. The pandanas lookout was great. Lots of birdlife which go into full flight as...More

Thank Cheryl K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On your way to Kakadu stop at Fogg Dam, if you like birds, this is the place to see a wide variety and Water Liliy and Rainforest Walks are worth a visit.

Thank Nick H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been here during the day and at sunrise and the amount of birds at sunrise was incredible. The noise was amazing. The bird hides are easy to access. The trip over the dam wall is beautiful.Lots of things to see but the mozzies...More

Thank hbrisbane
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Spend a few hours and walk around in this pristine wet land area.Plenty to see and great walking tracks.Plenty of bird life and watch for crocks.Ideal area to do a bit of wandering in a beautiful space.Take the insect repellant.

Thank 1355Tony
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Fogg dam is on the tourist trail out to Kakadu, great for bird watching , Photography. A two level lookout gives a great view over the wetlands. NOT allowed to walk dam wall or get out of vehicles on the wall cause of the risk...More

Thank Lindsay T
Reviewed 18 March 2017

This is a magical place to visit in the wet (I imagine it is great in the dry too). We saw countless waders, including spoonbills, egrets (all sizes) herons, darters etc. On our second visit there was a white-bellied sea eagle that obligingly posed for...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2017

Due to heavy rainfall, the Fogg Dam Road was overflowed and the Pandanus lookout could not be reached. But no dull moment with the ever changing landscapes and skies.

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Saw alot of snakes on the road at sunset...They were warming their cold bodies i guess before nightfall ,so I didnt go any further that day! Beautiful area otherwise.

Thank constance w
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Fogg Dam is currently flowing over the wall and lots of birds catching fish and frogs in the overflow. If you intend doing one of the monsoon nature walks make sure you cover up as the mosquitoes are in full force believe me I got...More

Thank Robyn W
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Hi there What kinds of flora can we expect in dry season ( July) will the water lilies have gone by then ?
4 June 2016|
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Response from RPWMJG | Reviewed this property |
If you are looking for water lilly flowers. Most have finished by July. However as we are stiil getting rain some lillies are still in flower now.and there may still be some still in flower in July. Fogg dam or corroboree... More