Howard Springs Nature Park
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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Vicki J
Woodend, Australia568 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 8 March 2021
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Peter S
Aarhus, Denmark810 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We had a short stop at Howard Springs Nature Park to see the feeding of the Barramuni’s – it was interesting to see. We felt that there was a lot more to see however this was part of a round trip returning to Darwin. The seems to be good for families with children.
Written 25 January 2023
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Tim W
Elimbah, Australia440 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Really nice, easy accessible spot. Plenty of creatures to see in the main springs area from the boardwalk viewing area, and a nice easy walk to view some upper springs. There is a very relaxed 1.8km loop walk that meanders through bushland, next to and over a creek.
If you have kids, there is a massive playground and some fully covered, man made swimming holes of various depths
Written 20 May 2024
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Kelly H
Tarneit, Australia14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 14 August 2021
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TheBirdWhoToldYou
Mackay, Australia37 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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 31 August 2020
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Helen m
Brisbane, Australia18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
This is a beautiful part of Darwin surrounds. Highly recommend a visit at any time of day. Very well looked after by the rangers.
Facilities are great, and the area is calm, green, and clean.
Didnt take kids, but its completely kid friendly.
Written 22 February 2023
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Geoff C
Geelong, Australia24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 1 June 2021
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Ellemay 🍹🐠🐳
Sydney, Australia47,308 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 5 December 2018
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Michelle M
Sydney, Australia207 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Limited parking area, short easy walk, no swimming, boardwalk and bridges over the water, clear water where you can see the barramundi, turtles, fish, playground for the kids with a swim area. Nice place to visit.
Written 3 July 2021
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Christine G
Greater Sydney, Australia149 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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 22 April 2021
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