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“How sad- there is so much potential”
Review of Manton Dam

Manton Dam
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Ok, rented a kayak, figured for a great day of paddling, walking, and getting to know the history of the area. - the view from shore- sadly to much underbrush to see much the place does not appear to be kept up. The paddle was great - ( 4 hrs.) and only one motor boat on the lake.
next to the dam itself -lots of buildings to explore -however, all padlocked up - looking in the windows could see lots of info posted on walls (pump house etc.) but couldn't get in to read it. Outside points of interest signs - no info - bleached out by sun and rain - paths - no maintenance -the engines on display (again locked up) covered in dust and spider webs - sadly what could have been a great tourist attraction appears to be left to a mention in the history books

1  Thank Barrie H
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Great place to go out with friends and family. Have all facilities that needed for camping . Also if you have boat its a heaven for fishing

1  Thank Arash K
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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.

Thank blackboys2015
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