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Berry Springs Nature Park

Berry Springs Nature Park is a popular swimming and picnic area with several pools and a small waterfall fed by crystal clear spring water and surrounded by natural bush.

Berry Springs Bush WaterfallSteps leading to Berry Springs Waterfall and swimming.
berry springs information boardInformation Board Map - see red arrow for location at carpark

About an hours drive from Darwin on the Cox Peninsular Rd. this is probably the most popular of the bush swimming pools close to Darwin.

Swimming is sometimes not permitted during wet season flooding.

The picnic facilities usually remain open.

Check here for access information
or phone 08 8988 6310

Next door is the Territory Wildlife Park with it's crocodiles, birds, wallabies and aquariums on display.

large swimming pool Berry SpringsThe biggest of three pools, looking upstream towards the waterfall.
Old Diving Platform, Berry SpringsOld Diving Platform
Berry Springs WeirBerry Springs Weir

Shallow water at Berry Springs poolShallow water at Berry Springs pool

A low weir keeps the swimming pools full, while below the weir is crocodile country and swimming is definitely not recommended.

A rusty diving platform visible in the photo (above left) is from a time when crocodiles had been hunted close to extinction.

Like Howard Springs, the area was developed during the Second World war as a rest and recreation area for troops and has been upgraded over the years to provide an excellent facility.

A large rock provides a foothold in the waterA large rock provides a foothold in the water

There are three main pools along a length of the creek, beginning with a small waterfall and shallow pools suitable for smaller children running into larger, deeper pools and finishing with a small weir.

If you swim with goggles you can see many small native fish and other aquatic life that live in the clear pools. 

The Park is open from 8.00 am to 6.30 pm daily, usually from around late April to late December.

Berry Springs picnic areaBerry Springs has spacious bush picnic areas beside the creek.
Park KioskA small kiosk opens during the dry season.

The Kiosk is open from 11am-3.00pm M-F & 10am-5.00pm Sat & Sun from April - November 

As part of the Berry Creek catchment, the area can become flooded during wet season rains and is closed for safety reasons.
Check here for access information
or phone 08 8988 6310

Jumping into water, Berry SpringsDeep water allows safe jumping

If you are interested in plants, visit the Park during March and April when many of the native plants are in flower and the grasses are still green.

A Park Information Centre has pictures and descriptions of the native fish in the pools and the birds, lizards and other animals that can be seen around the park, including small wallabies and water monitors.

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