Berry Springs Nature Park
Berry Springs is one of the most beautiful parks to cool off and relax in close to Darwin.
It has great shaded picnic and barbeque areas close to clear swimming pools surrounded by trees and aquatic life.
Native flowers in the park bloom from March to April.
Walkers and bird watchers should take the monsoon forest and woodlands walk, through the Top End habitats.
The park also has remnants of its World War II history, when more than 100,000 armed forces personnel were based in the area.
Berry Springs is an easy day trip from Darwin and can be combined with a visit to the nearby Territory Wildlife Park.
Park and picnic areas are open year round from 8am to 6.30pm.
The kiosk is open daily from April to October – check opening hours at the kiosk.
The pools may close for swimming during the Wet Season from October to April due to flooding and water quality. The park remains open for picnics.
Travel south along the Stuart Highway from Darwin. Turn right into Cox Peninsula Road.
Berry Springs Nature Park is 10km along the road on the right.
Check road conditions before you go.
You can do all of the following activities at the Berry Springs Nature Park:
- wildlife watching
- visit historical ruins
- swimming – may be closed during the Wet Season from October to April
- ranger-guided activities.
Berry Springs Nature Park has all of the following facilities:
- public toilets
- wheelchair access
- information signs
- picnic area
- fire pits
- ranger station – for emergencies only
- drinking water.
When visiting the park, remember all of the following:
- put your rubbish in the bin or take it with you
- beware of theft, lock vehicles and secure valuables
- cultural items and wildlife are protected
- pets are not permitted in the park
- nets, traps and firearms are not permitted
- no fishing
- camping is not permitted.
There are varying levels of potentially harmful microscopic organisms found at the park. These can cause gastroenteritis, tropical ear or other infections.
There are also slippery surfaces and varying water depths. For safety reasons it is important that you:
- do not jump or dive from trees, bridge or concrete edges
- supervise children at all times
- swim only where recommended and watch for warning signs.
You can have a safe and comfortable trip to Berry Springs Nature Park by doing all of the following:
- observe park safety signs
- wear a shady hat, sunscreen and insect repellent
- don't take glass near the pools as breakages are unsafe
- stay on marked roads, tracks and parking areas
- be careful with fire and light fires only in fireplaces provided
- use firewood provided sparingly.
Phone: 08 8988 6310
Last updated: 23 February 2022
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