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“Worth the drive for a look if your already checking out the windows of the wetlands”
Review of Manton Dam

Manton Dam
Darwin
Level 6 Contributor
163 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Worth the drive for a look if your already checking out the windows of the wetlands”
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

Visited February 2014
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English first
Darwin, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great place for recreational water sports”
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.

Visited January 2013
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Sydney, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Manton Dam”
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.

Visited May 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
131 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“pretty average”
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

Visited February 2013
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Darwin, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
195 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Picnic?”
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.

Visited May 2012
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