Howard Springs Nature Park
Howard Springs Nature Park
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The 283 hectare Park is on the doorstep of Palmerston and a short drive from Darwin and is a small patch of preserved natural bushland in an area of high development. Howard Springs Nature Park is a place where visitors can walk, relax, explore and cool off close to Darwin. It is maintained as bushland oasis for families to 'get outdoors', enjoy picnics and barbeques, get close to local wildlife and aquatic wildlife, such as barramundi and turtles.
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Helen m
Brisbane, Australia18 contributions
Feb 2023
This is a beautiful part of Darwin surrounds. Highly recommend a visit at any time of day. Very well looked after by the rangers.
Facilities are great, and the area is calm, green, and clean.
Didnt take kids, but its completely kid friendly.
Written 22 February 2023
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Peter S
Aarhus, Denmark793 contributions
Aug 2022
We had a short stop at Howard Springs Nature Park to see the feeding of the Barramuni’s – it was interesting to see. We felt that there was a lot more to see however this was part of a round trip returning to Darwin. The seems to be good for families with children.
Written 25 January 2023
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Rachelle
48 contributions
Aug 2022
Easily accessible the Nature park is great for families with young children with the waterfall and shallow man made water pools. Zip lines and swings and well as walking tracks etc.
Written 27 December 2022
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Ann T
Pascoe Vale, Australia1,439 contributions
Oct 2022
Having been to a number of other nature parks in the NT, this one was pleasant but a little on the manicured side for me. Having said that, we did spot owls and a water monitor amongst the other flora and fauna. This would be a pleasant place for a picnic.
Written 14 November 2022
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Emma S
Sydney, Australia17 contributions
May 2022
There is so much to do here. It's a lovely spot to walk around. Fish and Turtles you can see swimming in the water.
Written 8 June 2022
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Rennus C
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia24 contributions
May 2022
Our AAT Tour took us here along with some food to feed the fish. There were good toilets at this stop which many off the coach used.
Written 18 May 2022
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Kelly H
Tarneit, Australia15 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
We spent the morning here with the 3 kids (4 and under). Make sure you pack swim wear. Kids had a great time playing in the water and on the small playground. Small walk to see the fish and turtles. Highly recommended for young families.
Written 14 August 2021
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Lorraine L
Tarwin Lower, Australia2,956 contributions
Jul 2021
This is not what I was expecting, it is a very attractive park. It seems to be popular with young families and there was a party going on today. We walked around to the lake and watched the numerous fish and water animals feeding including tortoises and barramundi, someone even spotted a water python but I couldn't see it. From here we walked back to the man made swimming pools where there is a man made water fall at the back that I suppose feeds water down to the pools. There are lots of grassed areas for picnics and there were a lot of people around.
Written 11 July 2021
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Michelle M
Sydney, Australia176 contributions
Jun 2021
Limited parking area, short easy walk, no swimming, boardwalk and bridges over the water, clear water where you can see the barramundi, turtles, fish, playground for the kids with a swim area. Nice place to visit.
Written 3 July 2021
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Geoff C
Geelong, Australia24 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
What a surprise!
Well presented area, that encompasses areas for play, leisure and connection with the environment. Loved the fish, turtles, goanna and even the half possum that an eagle nearly dropped on me. Suits all ages. We walked the monsoon walk, to the real springs near to the play/water area. Great,free,relaxing area!
Written 1 June 2021
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