Darwin East Point Reserve

Darwin East Point Reserve is a rocky headland between Fannie Bay beach and the Nightcliff Headland, with a military museum and WW11 relics.

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The area was heavily fortified during the war, with several large guns designed to protect Darwin Harbour.

The East Point Military Museum is now housed in the original concrete army command post on 4 acres of tropical gardens.

Each year the museum has an Open Day when entry is free, otherwise there is a small entry fee.


This gun bunker was installed to defend Darwin Harbour from an assalt from the sea, which fortunately never eventuated. The gun was sold to the Japanese after the war as scrap metal.gun emplacement

Sunset at East Point DarwinSunset at East Point Darwin
Outlines WW11 buildings and lookout.

The reserve has never been developed and is a pleasant place to watch the sun set over the sea. A resident population of wallabies comes out to graze as evening approaches.

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model plane at East Point
Model plane at East Point

East Point Aeromodellers Club uses the quiet open space at East Point to fly all sorts of model planes. For 40 years this group of enthusiasts have been holding competitions, night flying, novice events and family fun days. If you would like to find out more contact the club secretary Mr.Alex Skultety on 0427 603 975


The entrance to the reserve is a popular picnic place, with a large children's playground, a man-made lake for swimming and the Fannie Bay beach providing plenty of space for family recreation.
The Mangrove Walkway begins from the car park beside Lake Alexander and provides a way to gain a close look at Mangroves without churning through kneee deep mud.
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