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East Point Reserve

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“military museum”(30 reviews)
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Alex Fong Lim Drive | East Point, Darwin, Northern Territory 0801, Australia
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 5 April 2016

We took a drive out to East Point after visiting the Military Museum and I went crazy with photos! The rock formations of the cliff are to die for (if your into that sort of thing lol) and the water is typically tropical green blue...More

3  Thank diamond_wilson
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

We drove around East Point, which had nice roads and decent ocean views, but it's dry and dusty with not a lot to see. We happened across the Military Museum (hubby is a veteran and he thought it was a complete waste of time) then...More

1  Thank DM S
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All reviews lake alexander military museum fannie bay bike ride pee wees point road great spot darwin city man made lake gun emplacements lots of photo opportunities watch the sunset sun sets mindil beach fish picnic wallabies
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Reviewed yesterday

With my wife having next to no interest in the Museum I still showed her the interesting artifacts of the war years from battery positions to ammunition storage to radar towers ! Ended up she was impressed by the whole area and agreed that it...More

Thank Skeney57
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great for picnicking or a bbq and superb for viewing the free fireworks display each July 1st. Always a great place to sink back with a coldie and chill.

Thank Wayne F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here after a tiring morning. We had the best view of the city on the left and the serene beauty of the Reserve on the right. The beach was calming and the Aboriginals around were welcoming and harmless.

Thank tumfave815
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

awesome bike tracks for a leisurely ride amongst some of the best views realy close to the city safe enough to take the realy small kids and just a beautiful place to walk around with free public barbecues, water fountains outside gyms and kids playgrounds...More

Thank bwpritchard
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This area is easily accessible from Fannie Bay. Take a walk or a bike ride around to see the wallabies, WW2 military buildings and the military museum. The kids loved the big gun emplacement and getting a close look at all the buildings. On the...More

Thank Roamingfambam
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Often go to East Point for picnics or for morning tea with clients, it's great to see the wallabies and the horses, peaceful place.

1  Thank Lyn D
Reviewed 20 September 2018

East Point is a little slice of paradise. You have an abundance of wildlife, wallabies, snakes, birds and horses. The walk is about 6km and a slight incline. The views are stunning and the sea breeze is refreshing.

Thank ms_keeks89
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

While visiting family in the Darwin area I always look forward to our early morning cycle rides around East Point Reserve. No matter how many times you ride here there is always something different to see albeit the wildlife the changing tides or just a...More

1  Thank _glynndav9
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Must visit for every tourist. East Point Reserve is a rather large area, so any one review is unlikely to cover all it's points.

1  Thank ravir685
Reviewed 29 August 2018

East Point Reserve is a rather large area, so any one review is unlikely to cover all it's points. It includes Lake Alexander, a shallow man-made shallow saltwater lake that has both a swimming area, and an area set asside for canoes, windsurfers and the...More

2  Thank Ryan B
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Leonie B
24 February 2018|
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Response from oldaussieiady | Reviewed this property |
The East Head reserve is free access. With lots of army buildings or relics of them. It is a long walk from anywhere. I dont know if there is a bus. We found buses a bit hit and miss and never went where we wanted. Taxis... More