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Address: Stuart Highway, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Amazing place near Darwin

It's was a fun place to be. Great place for fish and day out near Darwin. It's recommend for a family trip and a picnic place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 24, 2015
imranul s
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Went for a day trip and thought it would be an open area with views of the lake (should have checked here). It's run down and only suitable for those with boats / ski's / kayak ect. Picnic area is poor to very poor and overrun with scrub. The walkways are overgrown and the footbridge is busted. This could be... More 

Thank Reece R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

It's was a fun place to be. Great place for fish and day out near Darwin. It's recommend for a family trip and a picnic place.

Thank imranul s
Darwin, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

Lovely day out but for the mozzies. Basic facilities more focused on water sports than picnic area. Water lilies are beautiful though

Thank Michael S
Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Good to visit the dam and the surrounding natural bush, South of Darwin. Pipe runs all the way to Darwin. I have seen water sports here too. Not in the catchment area though. Speedboats and water skiing.

Thank Margriet H
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

We went for a picnic but you can't actually see the full lake, only a few meters! We were expecting vast views over the lake to bee the water sport but you can only see a very very small portion! The area needs trimming back to allow the full view to be seen. With a limited lake view, it feels... More 

1 Thank Cardsdarwin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Best to view it in the wet season but never know what you might see when out there, just don't get out if your car on the spill way as crocs inhabit the area and you spot them on the road from time to time

2 Thank Roara74
Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

A great spot to put your boat in for either some skiing or fishing. The lake has two large areas joined by a small lateral section which nicely separates those making wake and those wetting a line. Crocs appear during or shortly after the Wet on occasion, and the rangers close it for a period.

Thank Pumbadius
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Nice spot to pull off the highway for a picnic or a look around, but unless you have a boat or a canoe, an hour is more than enough time to allow. They apparently catch lots of good barramundi there and we saw many smaller fish in the shallows.

Thank kevin c
Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

i went here a few months ago and it was pretty average. very messy and seemed like there'd be lots of crocs there

Thank Topknotpigeon
Darwin, Australia
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151 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Good spot for a picnic/bbq/swimming - and if you have a boat and skis/knee board etc you can do some skiing - later you can do some barra fishing and if you're lucky come home with a whopper.

Thank johnindarwin

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