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“Nice spot to relax”
Review of Lake Alexander

Lake Alexander
Ranked #49 of 131 things to do in Darwin
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 5, 2014

When I lived in Darwin I loved coming out here to just sit under a tree, relax and read a book. Yeah it's not the best scenery but it tended to be less crowded here than elsewhere in the tourist season. A few people do swim in the lake though I never wanted to. Jut went back there this last visit (July 2014) and it still looks the same though there a were a few more people there, it still didn't feel crowded. I liked coming here but it might not be everyone's cup,of tea

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Reviewed May 17, 2014

Slightly set aside from the buzz of Darwin's main attraction, Lake Alexander is a great place to get away and have a truly relaxing time. The sheer size will allow you to have your alone time even with other visitors...with a great water temperature and deep enough for some swimming. After a couple of lazy hours, we packed up and headed to the sailing club (a short walk away) to enjoy the sunset. Great place to go as a family, with friends, in a couple or even on your own...the BBQ areas are the icing on the cake!

1  Thank NaomiF2901
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Reviewed February 24, 2014

Well, this review is a little late, as I was here 9 years ago (2005).. But thought I'd still write a review anyway..Although it might have changed since then..

Lovely location, wonderful scenery on the drive to the lake from the CDB.. Lots of lovely big houses and palm trees. You definately feel like your in a tropical place..
The actual lake is a great retreat from the City and obviously the beach, as you can't swim at the beach due to the box jelly fish.. So at least here you can have a dip and cool off.. Also there are various BBQ points for anyone wanting a BBQ.. Just a great place to relax for the day..

The only down side is that you can't camp here.. We were sleeping in our camper van here one night and got asked to move on.. Shame really as it would have been lovely to wake up with a view of the lake.. Although, I'd say, they don't always check, as we got away with it for a few nights...

Thank sp0rtygal
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Reviewed January 15, 2014

A bit, something or nothing. Lake Alexander its self is nothing special at all. The views from the beaches/ cliffs around the park where Lake Alexander is situated are much more deserving of ones time. Also there were a lot of shoes hanging from the telephone cable so I'm guessing, that's the place to be if your looking for a smoke and a pancake.

Thank lewis f
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Reviewed December 8, 2013

The play area is great for kids, if your going to BBQ make sure you bring stuff to clean them first, the homeless use the facilities from time time, the council does clean them daily. Lots of shade and the lake is safe.

2  Thank WJeremiah
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