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Historic site

Manton used to provide all the water for Darwin. The water pipes run into Darwin alongside the... read more

Reviewed January 16, 2018
Maureen K
Darwin, Australia
A stop on the way discovering NT

Might be one of those places to stop and have a leg stretcher If you pass by for some reason. Croc... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2017
Elrobo G
Oslo, Norway
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Jan 16, 2018
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Reviewed January 16, 2018

Manton used to provide all the water for Darwin. The water pipes run into Darwin alongside the highway. The walk up to the dam wall is really interesing but remember there are crocs in all waters here in the NT and the ones here have...More

1  Thank Maureen K
Reviewed August 17, 2017

I love this place, so quiet, so beautiful, so lack of other people. If i lived in Darwin one of the first things I'd do is buy a small boat and fish in this beautiful body of water.

1  Thank John-and-Rhonda
Reviewed July 23, 2017

Might be one of those places to stop and have a leg stretcher If you pass by for some reason. Croc sign here as everywhere else in NT, but was great for a walk down to the water..

1  Thank Elrobo G
Reviewed July 2, 2017

Ok, rented a kayak, figured for a great day of paddling, walking, and getting to know the history of the area. - the view from shore- sadly to much underbrush to see much the place does not appear to be kept up. The paddle was...More

2  Thank Barrie H
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Great place to go out with friends and family. Have all facilities that needed for camping . Also if you have boat its a heaven for fishing

1  Thank 87arashk
Reviewed July 25, 2016 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...More

1  Thank sydneytoptours
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...More

2  Thank Stefan U
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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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...More

1  Thank Merilyn_S_12
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!

1  Thank tknzinbj
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