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Charles Darwin National Park

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Address: Off of Tiger Brennan Drive | 5.5 Kilometres from Darwin City, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
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+61 8 8946 5126
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08:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 19:00
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Charles Darwin National Park incorporates areas of natural significance and...

Charles Darwin National Park incorporates areas of natural significance and has a wealth of history including Darwin's involvement in WWII. It protects part of the Port Darwin wetland, one of Australia's most significant.

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Nice to wander around the well kept park.Some nice views.Some picnic spots with benches etc.Goog for photos

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 October 2016
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Caloundra, Queensland, Australia
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Charles Darwin National Park can be another vantage view of the growing metropolis of Darwin. It is a nice little place where you can contemplate what the city would look like if you were a tourist and are about to go to the city. It gives you a look at the forest that is Darwin, a little jungle of concrete.... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We spent three days in Kakadu NP enjoying this birds and wildlife. Even though many roads were closed due to early rains, we thoroughly enjoyed the park. The 4WD was our insurance, but it was not needed, although the rental car companies will not permit you to travel on gravel roads, even national roads, unless you have a 4 WD... More 

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Caloundra, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Nice to wander around the well kept park.Some nice views.Some picnic spots with benches etc.Goog for photos

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

On impulse my wife and I turned into the Charles Darwin National Park, whilst returning from a drive to Palmerston. we were pleasently suprised with the park with it,s sceanry, WW11 sites lay out of the park and stunned by the view of Darwin accross the harbour.

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Interesting to see the bunkers hidden away. All locked up bar one. Picnic area with views over water to Darwin. Not a particularly special place.

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Moncton, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Sadly this is the least impressive National Park we have visited so far during our adventure around Australia. The Charles Darwin NP in Darwin I think it too centrally located and with earshot of the airport with planes flying low overhead and there is not a heckuva lot to see or do here. Some interesting rocks and the WWII bunkers... More 

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Perth, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

If you walk really really fast to the lookout point you can avoid getting bitten by a range of insects and enjoy a not so amazing view of Darwin CBD. Just make sure you walk really really fast back to the car. And park it in the shade. With the windows up.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Nice view of the city, but falls short of our expectations of National Parks - especially when you've been to a few! Perhaps this late in dry season is not the best time to visit. If you're not into WWII memorabilia, you may want to give Charles Darwin a miss. Shame.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

We had a very high anticipations fro this park - with such a name it should have been one of the high lights of the area. Besides WWII shelters there is nothing to see there.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

The military exhibition gives an excellent account of our vulnerability during the second world war. it is shocking to see how limited resources were during this period. The short walk around the bunker section is easy and worth doing. There are also plenty of bike tracks for people to use and grassed areas where you could have a picnic. it... More 

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