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Address: Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nice place to meander!

You can easily walk right round the lake in about 30 minutes, either on the grass or the sandy/gravelly surface adjacent to the lake. Beautifully maintained gardens well worth a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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300 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can easily walk right round the lake in about 30 minutes, either on the grass or the sandy/gravelly surface adjacent to the lake. Beautifully maintained gardens well worth a visit

Thank MaryBarryJackdon
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143 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

I swim here a few times a week after work. It's a good option for those who don't like public pools, especially during the Wet when you can't swim in sea. Safe, clean, bar quest at one end, nice spot.

Thank VinceDarwin
Victor Harbor, Australia
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150 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Great swimming hole surrounded by miles of well grassed shady spots. Ideal and safe to take the family on a hot day.

Thank Peter D
Darwin, Australia
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This is a family favourite! Magnificent ambience, excellent public facilities & fresh air! For picnic, relaxing drive-thru, early evening BBQ and breakfast! Once a year during the dry season a group of friends meet for 'bacon n eggs' brekky. Free facilities. Further down, there is more to see - Military museum and if you are lucky ...greeted by wild kangaroos!... More 

Thank Lily C
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22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

For a safe place to swim with the children, you cannot beat Lake Alexander, near the water at Fannie Bay,and sandy bottom, safe location to swim with the little ones. A popular spot all year round with great BBQ, and Picnic amenities located close by the swimming area.

Thank Peter M
Perth, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

Good place to have our outdoor Easter egg hunt. Had to double check trees for green ants otherwise it was nice. Able to swim too. Big playground.

Thank Fleur C
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20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

Good parking, fantastic playground, clean park and BBQ areas. But I would never go swimming or let my son near the lagoon water. Wish there was a fence around the play equipment, so it would be easier to keep my son contained lol Defiantly recommend it for young families

Thank AnneTheAussie
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104 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

A fantastic place to take the kids. You can swim in the pond or watch them play on the play ground equipment. Parking is easy. BBQs are available. Lovely fresh air and views of nature.

Thank GilbertDog
Perth, Australia
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453 reviews
285 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This is a gem of a spot in Darwin, with a great view over the harbour, undercover BBQ facilities and a nice walking/bike track that takes you out to East Point. The type of place to take a picnic down too, and enjoy the afternoon and the view. But make sure you take supplies because there are no shops down... More 

Thank Merilyn_S_12
Palmerston, Australia
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

You honestly expect us to believe that a croc won't walk 50m from the beach into this place and that it's safe!? We saw what looked to be a field trip of school kids swimming in this Lagoon. My advice is that you visit one of the croc parks and confide in a crocodile expert before trusting places like this.

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