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Charles Darwin National Park

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Address: Off of Tiger Brennan Drive | 5.5 Kilometres from Darwin City, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
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+61 8 8946 5126
08:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 19:00

Charles Darwin National Park incorporates areas of natural significance and...

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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Seeing all the old sites was interesting

On the last day I decided to go here and see what it is like. From the viewing area you can see over Darwin nicely. Seeing all the old bunkers is great, and one has old... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2017
Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

On the last day I decided to go here and see what it is like. From the viewing area you can see over Darwin nicely. Seeing all the old bunkers is great, and one has old memorabilia about the bombing of Darwin.

Thank nuggles58
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

We were following the WW11 trail around Darwin and the bunker on display was full of history we enjoyed all the artifacts.

Thank Joanne B
Darwin, Australia
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

If you are training for an event that involves running or walking, this is a good place to go. There are great mountain bike tracks too. Just watch out for the midges and mosquitos. Don't forget your camera - you can get great photos of Darwin.

Thank Donna S
Darwin, Australia
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

Even if you are not interested in real WW2 attractions this is a nice quite place for lunch looking out over towards the city centre. There is plenty of shade for you to rest from the heat just make sure that you have repellent close by.

Thank Daz G
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Our tour leader made a quick stop to allow us to get a better understanding of the impact of World War II. The displays were very insightful regarding the number of Australians injured and killed and how they were treated in the Japanese prisoner of war camps. Another item in the ammunition bunker has stuck with me: the use of... More 

Thank 262DianeV2014
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Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

This is a great NP to visit while in Darwin. There are great water views across Darwin's skyline and plenty of shaded picnic spots. Even during the busy tourist season, it was quiet- this may be due to the alarming warning of 'biting insects' eg mozzies & midgies. Though both of us have been bitten badly in areas of Darwin... More 

Thank Sue M
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

Charles Darwin National Park can be another vantage view of the growing metropolis of Darwin. It is a nice little place where you can contemplate what the city would look like if you were a tourist and are about to go to the city. It gives you a look at the forest that is Darwin, a little jungle of concrete.... More 

Thank Rea901
Little Rock, Arkansas
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Reviewed 12 November 2016

We spent three days in Kakadu NP enjoying this birds and wildlife. Even though many roads were closed due to early rains, we thoroughly enjoyed the park. The 4WD was our insurance, but it was not needed, although the rental car companies will not permit you to travel on gravel roads, even national roads, unless you have a 4 WD... More 

Thank Rwanda17
Caloundra, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

Nice to wander around the well kept park.Some nice views.Some picnic spots with benches etc.Goog for photos

Thank John1358
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

On impulse my wife and I turned into the Charles Darwin National Park, whilst returning from a drive to Palmerston. we were pleasently suprised with the park with it,s sceanry, WW11 sites lay out of the park and stunned by the view of Darwin accross the harbour.

Thank Russellcootamundra

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