Charles Darwin National Park

Charles Darwin National Park

Charles Darwin National Park
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Charles Darwin National Park incorporates areas of natural significance and has a wealth of history including Darwin's involvement in WWII. It protects part of the Port Darwin wetland, one of Australia's most significant.
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Peter M
Melbourne, Australia1,301 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Charles Darwin National Park is a national Park just out of town. It has a World War 11 concrete bunker which has World War 11 memorabilia, and I had no idea the Japanese took over so many Asian countries.
Written 25 September 2023
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904agnesc
Zoutleeuw, Belgium327 contributions
July 2022
Quite a bit of walks to do there. Bring plenty of mozzie repellent because the midges are out in full force. Good place to see Varied Lorikeet.
Written 28 August 2022
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gitte h
13 contributions
Aug 2022 • Business
Lots of insect bites even after using repellent. Great war display which is free of charge. Easy driving even on a coach.
Written 5 August 2022
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Magdalena K
Perth, Australia4 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
we were here on 3 April. It was very unkempt with long grass that has spikey seeds which would lodge themselves in our pant legs.

The view was pretty much covered by overgrowth.

Benches coverdd in ants.

The bbqs turned green but 30 mins pater were still cold to the touch.

It might be better in the dry, bit we are unlikely to come back and find out.
Written 2 April 2022
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Kirsty B
Perth, Australia38 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Close to the town centre, but such a beautiful place. Saw lots of stunning plants and wildlife, the highlight for us was seeing an enormous python lounging in a big tree.
Written 28 August 2021
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Jonique Life
Australia2,540 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
This national park was amazing but please wear long sleeves and spray insect repellant as there is signage saying to do so for good reason, we came out and could feel the midges biting us, the next day we flared up. It’s a great stop over though, with so much thorough history where you can walk into different bunkers to read some history and the views from the lookout were awesome. There is a lot of MTB tracks and walking tracks to enjoy and find hidden places.

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Written 18 August 2021
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Lorraine L
Tarwin Lower, Australia3,012 contributions
June 2021
We drove through the park stopping to look at the bunker that was open for public viewing and then down to the harbour view lookout which was a bit of a disappointment, probably with a few trees cut down we would see more but I suppose it being a National Park that wasn't going to happen.
Written 26 June 2021
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Mary W
Darwin, Australia94 contributions
Sept 2020
Great view - dont forget your walking shoes hat and water bottle as its unshaded. Need a vehicle to get there.
Written 20 October 2020
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Cedric Å
Stockholm, Sweden98 contributions
Dec 2019
The national park was relatively easy to access using Darwin's public buses, although some walking is needed. The tracks are mainly meant for mountain biking, but the track down to the look out point provides a nice walk. Great way to get out in the nature. Also interesting to learn more about the park's history as a munition storage site. The picnic area at the lookout point is fully equipped with water fountains and toilets. The insects were annoying though...
Written 9 December 2019
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Fyti
George Town, Malaysia240 contributions
Sept 2019
Like several national parks in the Northern Territories. the entry to the Charles Darwin park is free and access is on a sealed road. One of the main attractions close to the entry is a storage area used for armaments during the Second World War. There are clear and concise pictorial displays explaining how life was in this location.
Farther into the park is an extensive picnic and BBQ area with toilet facilities and a viewing platform for a great view over the harbour to the downtown Darwin area. In addition there are several other nearby locations connected with World War 2
Written 31 October 2019
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