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Charles Darwin National Park

Open Now: 08:00 - 19:00
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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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Off of Tiger Brennan Drive | 5.5 Kilometres from Darwin City, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
+61 8 8946 5126
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All reviews insect repellent great view of the city bbq area world war ii nice picnic area small display beautiful spot ammunition bunker midges lookout ww2 bush ranger memorabilia camouflaged information
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Reviewed 16 December 2018

A small national park close to the Darwin CBD it has several hangars that were used in the war. Interpretive signs explain their history and uses. The view back to Darwin city was spectacular.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

Compared to the other parks this is underwhelming and not much to write home about. Good views back across the city and only a short drive away but other than that a disappointment.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nigel C
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Charles Darwin National Park is a small and very quiet park. My husband and I love walking so we found a nice scenic walk trial and it was very special. We could also see parts of the city from the Lookout. They have bbq areas,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Joy M
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Went for a drive was amazed at the army bunkers, quiet a few of them. One was open to walk into and read about the bombing of Darwin with historical items. View from the park also overlooks Darwin city.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Cheryl C
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Not far out of the city. Large park. Great picnic area with walks and great views of the city. WW2 ammunition bunkers are scattered around and one is accessible with information and displays. Worth a drive.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MarkE20
Reviewed 12 August 2018

The National Park provides a good view of Darwin City from across the bay and has a nice picnic area. Ammunition bunkers from World War II are dotted throughout the Park and one provides a display of relevant historical material.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 21 July 2018

I didn't expect that you can have a good view on Darwin till I was in this park. You get some really nice views over Darwin and you can go into WWII Bunker exhibitions with intersting informations. In my opinion the best time to visit...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank steve123533
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We hired mountain bikes from the Scooter Shop and cycled out there, mostly on a wide bike path. There are 3 levels of mountain bike trails in the park, or you can use the quiet park roads with mostly just the occasional tour bus. The...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank tandemridersOz
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Charles Darwin National Park has an amazing amount of history from WWII about Japan bombing Darwin which was close to an invasion. Loads of great reading and items to see in camouflaged bunkers. At the top is s beautiful garden with outdoor seating which is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Kim D
Reviewed 21 June 2018

Went here for a quick stop before renting our car into Darwin. Great view over the bushes and Darwin

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Ben W
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