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Darwin River: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Crazy Acres


Crazy Acres Mango Farm and Cafe 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.

Al fresco dining at the cafe serving food all day. Deliciously different options including pulled pork rolls, 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. (Check website for opening/closing dates)




70 Reedbeds Road
Berry Springs, NT, 0838

Located 8.3K from Darwin River

Southport Cemetery


The site is the former Southport town site cemetery.

The Southport Cemetery, circa 1873 - 1887, located south west of Darwin, is associated with the town of Southport, which was surveyed by George Woodroofe Goyder in 1869 and settled soon afterwards. Southport was an important district centre and port for the construction crews of the Overland Telegraph Line and prospectors travelling to the inland goldfields, and despite its short life, played a fundamental role in the development of the Territory. Sixty six (66) people are recorded as being buried in the cemetery, mostly Chinese.

Difficulties in living in a tropical climate in a remote location may be inferred from the numbers and causes of deaths and the variety of age, sex and former occupations of the deceased provide significant information in determining the population profile of Southport. The Southport Cemetery provides a tangible reminder of the exploits and lives of many who have contributed to the development of the Territory. Each grave represents the last resting place of people whose contribution collectively is important to the interpretation of the Territory's historical, social and cultural background.



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Part of Section 2231, Hundred of Cavenagh designated Section 2704(A).
Southport, NT, 0822

Located 8.8K from Darwin River

Former Southport Police Station and Telegraph Station site


Southport was a significant township in the early development of the Northern Territory. The remnants at Southport offer an example of early township life in the Northern Territory between 1872 and 1889. Little remains of both sites except for the floor slabs and foundation stones of the Police Station and the floor slab, section of stone wall and a well for the Telegraph Station.




33 Ringwood Road,
(Telegraph Station) (Police Station
Southport, NT, 0822

Located 8.8K 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

MUFF 2017 Mandorah Ukulele Folk Festival


One of Australia's remotest and most fun Ukulele festivals, two days of Ukuleles, Australian folk music and Bush Poetry. Camp over night, or get the ferry from Darwin's Cullen Bay.

The festival is held underneath the Banyan trees at beautiful Wagait Beach - come spend a day listening to music, drinking cold beer and chowing down on bushtucker in Australia's Tropical Bush!


Event Dates
2017
      1st Jul
      1st Jul
      2nd Jul
      2nd Jul


Cox Peninsula Drive,
Wagait Beach
Darwin, NT, 0822

Located 4.2K from Darwin River

Territory Wildlife Park Christmas Markets


The Territory Wildlife Park is once again holding its annual Christmas Markets. This year the event will be held on Sunday 4 December from 9am-1pm. There will be a huge range of stalls, from food to crafts and everything in between. There is certainly something for everyone. These are the last of the Christmas Markets so this is your last chance to grab your Chrissy gifts. Waterslides, backyard water play and glitter face painting for the kids as well as Santa photos, Artist-in-the-Park displays and stalls, live music and ATM Facilities.




Cox Peninsula Road
Weddell, NT, 0838

Located 11.0K from Darwin River

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
2017
      29th Jan


Cox Peninsula Road
Berry Springs, NT, 0837

Located 19.4K from Darwin River

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