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  • Casuarina Coastal Reserve


    Casuarina Beach in Darwin Northern Territory Australia
    Darwin is the capital city of Northern Territory Australia.
    Situated on the Timor Sea at the top of Australia.
    Darwin sits on a peninsular in Darwin Harbour and sprawls back some 45 klms.

    Casuarina Coastal Reserve: Is accessible all year round. It is also home to our surf life saving club. This beach is so clean and pristine it's on a must see list in Darwin.

    Most locals tend to hit the beach either at the dripstone Cliffs or new the dripstone picnic area or the Surf Lifing Saving Club. Clean waters, sandy beaches and blue skies the 3 musts for the perfect beach.

    Casuarina Coastal Reserve:Is situated in Darwin's northern suburbs and can be entered via the Rapid Creek, Trower Road (Brinkin), Lee Point or Buffalo Creek Roads.

    Wildlife: In this area consists of Ospreys, sea eagles, cormorants and gulls can be seen along the dunes or soaring overhead. You can see a variety of tropical marine life in the rock pools at low tide.

    Crocodiles: As part of the Parks and Wildlife Services' Saltwater Crocodile management of Darwin Harbour, crocodiles found in this area are removed. They may however enter the area undetected.

    Safety and Warning: Box Jellyfish are common during the wet season (October May) do not enter the water. Jellyfish are less common (June September) but serious stings have occurred during this period. Be cautious if swimming and preferably wear protective clothing especially children.
    If stung, douse the affected area with vinegar and seek medical assistance. Emergancy Telephone is 000.

    Nudist Beach: North of Dripstone Picnic Area. Nudists using this area must stay within the signposted boundaries. A stretch of the 7km (4mi) Casuarina Beach further east is officially designated for nudies. Not really visited many locals from what we know.

    The Dripstone Cliffs: at the carpark at Casuarina Coastal Reserve.
    Bill's Reminising!!! Known when Bill was a kid in the 50's as Dripstone Caves.This Reserve protects about 1500ha of coastal habitats between the estuaries of Rapid Creek and Buffalo Creek, in the Darwin area.

    It includes 8 km of sandy beaches, dramatic cliffs and shady casuarina trees.Behind the dunes lie typical Top End coastal plant communities including patches of woodlands, monsoon forests, mangroves and paperbarks.

    Dripstone Caves and Cliffs

    Getting to Casuarnia beach and Signs: As always in Darwin there is plenty of signage. If you drive past Casuarina Shopping Centre for further app. 5klm on Trower Road you come to the end of the road and the Casuarina Coastal Reserve.

    Now Trower Road changes from Bagot Road at Nightcliff. Also the Royal Darwin Public Hospital is app. 3 km past the Casuarina Shopping Centre also.

    Getting to Casuarnia beach and Signs