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Manton used to provide all the water for Darwin. The water pipes run into Darwin alongside the... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2018
Maureen K
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Darwin, Australia
A stop on the way discovering NT

Might be one of those places to stop and have a leg stretcher If you pass by for some reason. Croc... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
Elrobo G
,
Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Visited Manton dam recreational area as I heard it was good for a picnic & swim. I agreed it's a nice picnic location, but doubt for a swim as its not safe enough. There was a tiny piece of paper hang outside the gate of dam indicating there was a Saltie croc. Not the best way to give caution sign.

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Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

If you want to take some beautiful Photography this is the place to be. It's a nice place to relax! There is a lot of Birdlife happening. It's a nice place to have a BBQ but you have to bring everything your self as there is no Shops there.

1  Thank Stefan U
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Reviewed 24 June 2016

Not a bad place to relax but is a small drive out of darwin city so probably only suitable for those with a car etc.Nice expansive area with picnic tables etc.

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Reviewed 14 May 2016

Go packed prepared if you're going to go here. Take your portable bbq, fluids and good walking shoes and good bathers. Locals do swim here (although I wouldn't because crocs are everywhere and crocs walk very easily over land). There are interesting history placques on here that really only show half the story, with a majorly overlooking of what happens and continues to happen with aboriginal land.
Take sunscreen, water, mosquito spray and all your supplies because the nearest shops to here are 30 minutes away.
Nice walks to do if that's your thing.

1  Thank Merilyn_S_12
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Reviewed 16 April 2016

This is a good place to see water birds and other creatures that enjoy the water. Be careful if you go wandering around in the bush as we saw a water buffalo there that almost gave me a heart attack!

1  Thank tracey k
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