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Address: Stuart Highway, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

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Nice picnic location

Visited Manton dam recreational area as I heard it was good for a picnic & swim. I agreed it's a nice picnic location, but doubt for a swim as its not safe enough. There was a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
kingsril
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Manton dam recreational area as I heard it was good for a picnic & swim. I agreed it's a nice picnic location, but doubt for a swim as its not safe enough. There was a tiny piece of paper hang outside the gate of dam indicating there was a Saltie croc. Not the best way to give caution sign.

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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

If you want to take some beautiful Photography this is the place to be. It's a nice place to relax! There is a lot of Birdlife happening. It's a nice place to have a BBQ but you have to bring everything your self as there is no Shops there.

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Thank Stefan U
Darwin, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Not a bad place to relax but is a small drive out of darwin city so probably only suitable for those with a car etc.Nice expansive area with picnic tables etc.

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Thank blackboys2015
Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Go packed prepared if you're going to go here. Take your portable bbq, fluids and good walking shoes and good bathers. Locals do swim here (although I wouldn't because crocs are everywhere and crocs walk very easily over land). There are interesting history placques on here that really only show half the story, with a majorly overlooking of what happens... More 

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Semarang, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

This is a good place to see water birds and other creatures that enjoy the water. Be careful if you go wandering around in the bush as we saw a water buffalo there that almost gave me a heart attack!

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Thank tracey k
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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 

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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.

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Thank imranul s
Darwin, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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

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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.

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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 

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