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Manton Dam

Stuart Highway, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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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 17 January 2018
Maureen K
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Darwin, Australia
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I love this place, so quiet, so beautiful, so lack of other people. If i lived in Darwin one of the... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
John-and-Rhonda
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16 Jan 2018
“Historic site”
23 Jul 2017
“A stop on the way discovering NT”
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Stuart Highway, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Reviewed 17 January 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
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Reviewed 18 August 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.

Thank John-and-Rhonda
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Reviewed 23 July 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..

Thank Elrobo G
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Reviewed 3 July 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

Thank Barrie H
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Reviewed 14 February 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

Thank Arash K
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Reviewed 25 July 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

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Reviewed 13 July 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

Thank Stefan U
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Reviewed 25 June 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.

Thank blackboys2015
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Reviewed 14 May 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

Thank Merilyn_S_12
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Reviewed 17 April 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!

Thank tracey k
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