This Darwin City rain forest in Doctors Gully is an unexpected bonus to anyone visiting the fish feeding or walking down from the Esplanade.
The area has a colourful history, site of the first freshwater well in the new settlement established by George Goyder in 1869, but today is a quiet boardwalk through dense rain forest.
|The easy way there if you are on foot is to walk down behind the bus stop outside the YWCA in Mitchel St.
A short walk takes you from a busy street to a long stairway leading to a dense forest area.
|Follow the wooden walkway through the jungle to emerge at the location of the fish feeding tourist centre. |
A rusty harbour buoy stands guard, carrying a memorial plaque for the WW11 Catalina Squadron.
|If you arrive at low tide the place will be quiet, fish need water to put on a show - check the tide times if you want to see the hundreds of fish and rays that come in for a free feed at high tide.|
Relics exposed at low tide
Rain forest boardwalk
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