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Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve

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Address: Arnhem Highway, Humpty Doo, Northern Territory, Australia
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Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve is one of several parks in the lower Adelaide...

Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve is one of several parks in the lower Adelaide River catchment that provide havens for wildlife in Darwin's developing rural fringe. One of the few wetland systems accessible to visitors all year round. Enjoy the many walks and viewing areas. Fogg Dam is 70 kilometres east of Darwin. Camping, swimming and fishing are NOT permitted

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Best to visit in the wet season

Abundance of wildlife, couple of good walking tracks and its free. We spent a good hour just at one of the lookouts checking out the different species of birds and wallabies.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Abundance of wildlife, couple of good walking tracks and its free. We spent a good hour just at one of the lookouts checking out the different species of birds and wallabies.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stoped off here on the way home and enjoyed the view, it is full of wild life the birds are spectacular, there wasn't much water but still enjoyed it, would love to go back after there is more rain

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

It's free and it's excellent. See photos. Stand and absorb nature at its finest. Walk the 2 hour walk or just sit in the observatory at the end of the driveway. Bring cold water. Enjoy!

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Burgess Hill, England
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

This is on the way to Kakadu National Park and worth a short stop. We only saw a very few birds but this was probably down to the time of year. Go right to the end and climb the viewing platform.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

This was our second visit to this location. A pleasant surprise were the 2 new and excellent trails available to visitors (free of charge). There are good interpretive signs at the entrance explaining what you are about to see and there were some plaques with information and names of the plants along the way. We took the Monsoon forest trail... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Considering our tour company goes here every week, they would have known it was currently 'dry' and there was bugger-all to see.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Fogg Dam is one of my favourite places to visit when in Darwin. The birdlife there can be prolific at times. For photographers you can sit in your car and just shoot out the window and take great photos, particularly if you have a good zoom.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Fogg Dam was recommended by a friend as a wetlands near Darwin that was worth a visit the for bird photography. Alas the end of the dry season (mid September) was not the best time to visit Fogg Dam. What looks like might be a vast wetlands at other times of the year is reduced to small wet patches in... More 

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Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

This area has close up birding potential for birds ; the area is a one hour drive out of Darwin on the way to Kakadu Park. We were there at 8:30AM on a partly cloudy day, and saw a pair of sea eagles and at least 15 other species of bird. They have an observing platform, and you cannot walk... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Its a nice place to go especially when you want to go crocodile jumping it on your way go there and enjoy the walk and the amazing nature

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