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Darwin River: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Crazy Acres


Crazy Acres farm shop is situated on a 25 acre mango farm and is the place where you'll find everything homemade.

Famous for their range of yummy homemade ice creams made with local and home grown produce, nothing artificial added, and Gluten free they have a great range of flavours to choose from.

Now with a cafe serving fresh salads, smoothies, the famous Farmers platter,the every popular mango cheesecake, and many more fresh, homemade, and tasty options, there is no better way to spend a relaxing break in this great rural location.
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With a great range of homemade preserves, local honey, frozen mango products and the old family favourite, a chocolate coated banana, what better way to fill the picnic basket or esky.

Located close to the Berry Springs Nature Park and the Territory Wildlife Park, Crazy Acres is open seven days a week from 9am to 5.30pm, May to September.




70 Reedbeds Road
Berry Springs, NT, 0837

Located 8.3K from Darwin River

Territory Wildlife Park


At the Territory Wildlife Park you can see the Top End of Northern Australia in 4 hours rather than 4 days! The Wildlife Park gives visitors authentic and up-close encounters with the animals and plants of the Top End. The Park is a mix of zoo-type exhibits and natural bush, with attractions spread out around a 4km loop road linked with free shuttle trains and natural walking paths. The Main Station Cafe, Nocturnal House and Aquarium are airconditioned. The Park is a 45 minute drive south of Darwin city adjacent to the Berry Springs Nature Park.

Walk through treetop aviaries, stroll around a natural lagoon and walk into the tunnel beneath an aquarium to stand nose to nose with a 3.7-metre saltwater crocodile. The Monsoon Vine Forest Walk goes through an area supported by the springs that flow into Berry Creek, which is traditionally significant to the local aboriginal people.

The place comes to life during school holiday breaks when the Park schedules great educational workshops and interactive programs to keep the kids entertained for hours.




Lot 960,
Section 1876,
Cox Penisula Road
Berry Springs, NT, 0837

Located 11.1K from Darwin River

Berry Springs Nature Park


Berry Springs Nature Park is a picturesque area 47 kilometres south of Darwin that is a popular daytrip destination for picnics, with shady areas with tables and barbecues. Work up an appetite for lunch with a swim or a bushwalk.

Cool off in one of Berry Creek's clear and shady pools, and if you've brought your goggles along, you should be able to spot native fish and other aquatic life. Or explore the area on foot - the looped walking track takes you through monsoon forest and woodlands. It starts from the picnic area - don't forget your binoculars if you are keen on birdwatching. Visit the Park during March and April to see the native plants in flower and grasslands at their best.

During World War II, Berry Springs was part of a rest and recreation camp set up by the armed forces for the 100,000 personnel based in the area. A number of huts and weirs were built at Berry Springs during this time, and you can still see the remains around the main pool.




57 kilometres south-west of Darwin,
Cox Peninsula Road
Berry Springs, NT, 0837

Located 12.2K from Darwin River

Micks Whips


As you head up the Stuart Highway, consider a brief detour to Noonamah to see the world's largest stockwhip. At 25 metres long the steel sculpture is the entry to Mick's Whips and Leather Goods, a gallery and shop specialising in whips handmade by internationally acclaimed stockwhip maker Mick Denigan.

If you are lucky you will catch a dazzling demonstration of whips cracking ablaze with fire. Mick has cracked his whips at the opening ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, music and art festivals, and performed for politicians, delegates and international celebrities.

Mick makes his finely crafted whips from high quality kangaroo hide. His whips were used by Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman in Australia, and he has made personalised whips for George W. Bush, HRH Prince Phillip, Bill Gates, and Tim Fischer.

As well as whips there are crocodile skins and products, Dundee hat bands, and more. Mick has even created a selection of colourful paintings by cracking his whips, and produced a video outlining a range of tricks and techniques for whip crackers to master.





555 Parkin Road,
Fly Creek, Acacia Hills
Noonamah, NT, 0837

Located 13.3K from Darwin River

Manton Dam Recreation Area


Built in 1942, Manton Dam was Darwin's first reliable water supply. Today the dam is a pleasant destination for an easy daytrip from Darwin, 70 kilometres south, and a popular recreation spot that is accessible year-round.

Manton Dam is a water sport enthusiast's paradise. Swim safely in the designated swimming area, or bring a powerboat and water skis and make some waves in the unrestricted boating zone. Canoeists, windsurfers and low-speed boaties can take an easier pace in the low speed zone. Pack a picnic and make the most of the day - there are tables and barbecues in shady spots. Bring your fishing rod and try your luck - if it's a while between bites there are plenty of ducks and other wader species to spot while you enjoy a relaxing pause on the bank. Alongside the water species, birdwatchers will also be able to see many Eucalypt woodland birds, as this habitat is part of the shoreline in many places. Reptiles and mammals have also been recorded in this area and form a large part of the fauna list for the Dam and its environs.




76 kilometres south of Darwin,
Stuart Highway
Darwin, NT, 0800

Located 19.7K from Darwin River

Darwin River: Events

Berry Springs Community Markets


Come along and join the locals for breakfast or maybe grab an early lunch.

The Berry Springs Community Market has stalls ranging from fresh locally grown produce, to arts and crafts, plants and second hand goods, and local hand-made market products. There are running races and a tug-a-war competition for the kids and for the little ones there's play dough, card making and more.

The markets are open from 8am to 12 noon, the last Sunday of every month with the exception of December.


Event Dates
2016
      25th Sep
      30th Oct
      27th Nov
      25th Dec


Cox Peninsula Road
Berry Springs, NT, 0837

Located 19.8K from Darwin River

Noonamah Tavern Rodeo


NOONAMAH TAVERN RODEO Saturday September 3rd
with Feature Bull "Guns N Roses" he still holds his 100% Buck off rate!

Come along for some action packed fun and see it all happen!
Bull Riding, Saddle Bronc's, Barrel racing, Freestyle motocross Burn out competitions, Mechanical Bull plus sensational Live Band " Melanie Gray "
Gates open at "5:30PM"


Event Dates
2016
      3rd Sep


1801 Stuart Highway
Noonamah, NT, 0837

Located 23.1K from Darwin River

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