Howard Springs Nature Park

Howard Springs Nature Park, Darwin: Address, Phone Number, Howard Springs Nature Park Reviews: 4/5

Howard Springs Nature Park
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The 283 hectare Park is on the doorstep of Palmerston and a short drive from Darwin and is a small patch of preserved natural bushland in an area of high development. Howard Springs Nature Park is a place where visitors can walk, relax, explore and cool off close to Darwin. It is maintained as bushland oasis for families to 'get outdoors', enjoy picnics and barbeques, get close to local wildlife and aquatic wildlife, such as barramundi and turtles.
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Lorraine L
Tarwin Lower, Australia2,521 contributions
Jul 2021
This is not what I was expecting, it is a very attractive park. It seems to be popular with young families and there was a party going on today. We walked around to the lake and watched the numerous fish and water animals feeding including tortoises and barramundi, someone even spotted a water python but I couldn't see it. From here we walked back to the man made swimming pools where there is a man made water fall at the back that I suppose feeds water down to the pools. There are lots of grassed areas for picnics and there were a lot of people around.
Written July 11, 2021
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Kate F
Karratha, Australia70 contributions
Jan 2021 • Family
We went here with our 3 year old and 6 month old but we both swam there too. Shaded pools, a water feature and a playground. Shaded tables. Not busy. We went on our last day and wish we had discovered it earlier as we would have gone lots.
Written February 4, 2021
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Vicki J
Woodend, Australia510 contributions
Feb 2021
Visited here with a bus tour to feed the fish. A lovely park well set up for kids and many families were making use of the park. The barramundi that were fed are huge and there are turtles as well. A lovely place to have a picnic on a hot NT day well worth a visit.
Written March 8, 2021
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Kelly H
Tarneit, Australia15 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
We spent the morning here with the 3 kids (4 and under). Make sure you pack swim wear. Kids had a great time playing in the water and on the small playground. Small walk to see the fish and turtles. Highly recommended for young families.
Written August 14, 2021
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TheBirdWhoToldYou
Mackay, Australia32 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
Googles first result for this place links you to a trip advisor review titled Amazing Hot Springs. Let’s be clear, these are NOT hot springs. It is cold water. I wish they would remove that review.
Written August 31, 2020
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Geoff C
Geelong, Australia24 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
What a surprise!
Well presented area, that encompasses areas for play, leisure and connection with the environment. Loved the fish, turtles, goanna and even the half possum that an eagle nearly dropped on me. Suits all ages. We walked the monsoon walk, to the real springs near to the play/water area. Great,free,relaxing area!
Written June 1, 2021
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Ellemay 🍹🐠🐳
Sydney, Australia47,228 contributions
Dec 2018
Howard Springs Nature Park is located 35kms from Darwin & has been a recreational park for the people of Darwin for many years. There is numerous walking tracks through rainforests & bushland, rock pools, picnic spots, & a waterfall.
Written December 5, 2018
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Christine G
Greater Sydney, Australia132 contributions
Apr 2021
It is a great place to go if you want to have a picnic & take the kids for a dip in the kids pools but it is not what it used to be. We were looking forward to a swim in the waterhole but it has been shut off and the only "swimming" is in the man made pools that are primarily for kids. Appears to have good picnic areas, kids playgrounds etc.
Written April 22, 2021
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John L
Brisbane Australia134 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
Don’t bother
During world war 2 this was a R n R oasis for US and Australian troops to rest
It is now basically a fish farm with a few turtles and a couple of barrumandes
On the way from / to Kakadu or Litchfield to Darwin
Spend your time elsewhere
Written February 8, 2019
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Fiona H
Adelaide, Australia38 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
Spent an afternoon going for a walk in the moonsoon forest, then a cool dip in the manmade rockpools. Was fun watching the barra and turtles in the lagoon.
Written July 14, 2018
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