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Darwin City Rainforest

This Darwin City Rainforest 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.

Darwin city rainforestDarwin city rainforest

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.

Catalina Flying Boat MemorialCatalina Flying Boat Memorial

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.

Low Tide at Doctors GullyLow Tide at Doctors Gully

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.

Aquascene Admission Prices

Adult: $15.00
Child (3-15 years): $10.00
Seniors: $10.00
Families (2 Adults plus 2 or 3 Children aged between 3-15): $43.00

WW11 relics exposed at low tide.WW11 relics exposed at low tide.
Boardwalk through the rain forest.Boardwalk through the rain forest.


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