Walks in the gardens

Tree walk

You can follow a trail in the gardens to see many different kinds of trees.

The trail has posts with yellow markers along the road between the orientation centre near the gardens office and Eva's Cafe, also known as the Wesleyan Church. See a map.

Cycad walk

There are 11 species of NT cycad plants in the gardens at the Geranium Street entrance near the car park.

The cycad area displays exotic, Australian and Northern Territory cycads.

Larrakia coastal walk

This walk takes you from Mindil Beach onto a boardwalk, through natural mangrove forest and up to Bullocky Point.

From there, you can walk to the museum and art gallery.

En route are painted poles indicating various Larrakia coastal plant uses.

Aboriginal plant walk

There are Aboriginal plants and Top End native plants at various points around the gardens.

See numbers one and two on the map for areas around the Tiwi wet forest and woodland areas.

Many of these can be used as bush tucker and for medicinal purposes.

Free guided walks

You can take a free locally guided one hour tour.

Find out about 130 years of history and heritage including;

  • landscapes filled with palm groves
  • ponds
  • rain tree canopies
  • shady walks
  • seasonal flowers
  • local birds and wildlife.

You can walk at a moderate pace and you will need to bring a hat, water and walking shoes.

Bookings are essential. Phone Walk Darwin on 0428 183 444.

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Last updated: 03 September 2018