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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  1. georgia glenn

    just a quick point; these pools—particularly the two down stream—may possibly have crocodiles within them during the wet season (summer months) so it’s best to swim between the months of May and September. And if you’re still a bit worried during then, as the permanent crocodile trap is a tad concerning, just stick to swimming in the first pool as the water is too fast and too clear for the crocodiles.

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