47 km south of Darwin, NT
A popular picnicking and swimming spot for tourists and Darwin locals. Berry Springs is a beautiful nature park with an abundance of wildlife. The spot also has historical significance as it was a Rest and Recreation Camp for the armed forces during WWII. There are several pools for swimming along the creek. The first pool is shallow and has a small waterfall. The other pools further along the creek are larger and deeper. There is plenty of wildlife to be seen as you swim especially birds and native fish.
How To Get There: Head south from Darwin along the Stuart Highway, turn right onto Cox Peninsula Road. Berry Springs Nature Park is on the right hand side and is clearly signposted. Plenty of parking is available at the Nature Park.
Difficulty of access: 3/10 – One to two minute walk from car park to waterholes. Waterholes are easily accessed by steps.
Opening Times/Seasons: The park is open from 8.30am – 6 pm daily. The pools are closed from swimming during the Wet Season (October to April). More up to date info can be found here.
Entrance Fee: Free
Facilities Nearby: Toilets, kiosk, picnic tables and bbqs.
Other Activities: Walking tracks
Other Places of Interest Nearby: Territory Wildlife Park
Wildlife: Native fish, birds, goannas
Places to Eat: Berry Springs Tavern
Where to Camp: (Closest camping areas).
Other places to Stay: Lakes Resort and Caravan Park
Nearby Towns: Berry Springs
Other Swimming Spots Nearby: Litchfield National Park
Comments: See the NT Parks and Wildlife information page for more info.
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