the best Darwin parks, gardens, public recreation areas and bike ways
to enjoy the scenery, cool breezes and tropical gardens around Darwin
with friends or family.
These are free, friendly & fun for kids of all ages.
smaller parks are also dotted through the suburbs. The Darwin City
Council has upgraded equipment on 18 parks recently, which makes
them even better for families.
All these parks and the lush suburban gardens of most households makes Darwin a haven for hundreds of species of birds.
You can see some photos of Darwins birds here, some water birds often seen in suburban water ways and common garden birds.
Many more birds can be seen at Fogg Dam and Kakadu National Park within a days drive of darwin.
Charles Darwin National Park is also located within the city limits, on the edge of the harbour overlooking Frances Bay and the Darwin CBD. Although it has picnic facilities and walking tracks, this is a natural bush park set aside to protect important areas of mangroves and woodlands.
are also swimming pools at Casuarina, Parap, Nightcliff and Palmerston
which are open year round and great places for a cool swim.
Tropical gardens and parks are a feature of Darwin, with walkways, bike tracks and public facilities which make them popular.
Everything from birthdays
and weddings to Shakespeares plays can be seen as people make the most
of a friendly climate.
Covered childrens playgrounds and picnic tables wait beside lily covered ponds for the weekend activity. There are several similar areas here at Jingili Water Gardens with gas fired BBQ's, nearby toilets and plenty of green grass and open space. A great place for birthdays, club activities and any other excuse for a day in the park.
if you happen to have an itchy green thumb and nowhere to grow
anything, maybe the Jingili Community Garden could be your patch of
Limited numbers of small plots are available for local people, located next to the Water Gardens.
inspiring gardens can also be enjoyed through the Darwin Open Gardens
Scheme which allows visitors to wander through exceptional private
gardens and collects a small donation for community charities. Read more
The beach is always a favourite for families, like these taking advantage of low tides near the Rapid Creek Footbridge.
The red sunset glow from sandstone cliffs makes a perfect setting for an evening picnic. If the cook needs a holiday, baked potatos, pizzas and hamburgers are usually available from stalls along the cliff tops on weekends or public holidays. Definitely one of the most popular Darwin parks.
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