East Point Reserve Park in Fannie Bay in Tropical Darwin
Northern Territory Australia
Darwin is the capital city of Northern Territory
Going to East point is a must for every tourist. The walk,
drive or ride down East Point Road is a memorable one. With
stylish houses on the right and stunning seascapes on the left.
What To See At East Point - Darwin
Nothern Territory Australia.
You can go there for a day or an hour. East Point offers a miltary
museum., the famous Lake Alexander for swimming, BBQ areas,
a large playground for children and some of the most stunning
views in all Darwin.
Catch the Darwin Bus Line it's convienant and cheap.
It will stop in the area of the East Point Road around the Cool
Spot Cafe around the corner also from the old Darwin Goal.
Weekday services to most areas run at least every half hour.
Services on weekends and public holidays are less frequent but
still regular and reliable.
Darwin's public buses also run regularly to and from the Royal
Darwin and Darwin Private Hospitals and Charles Darwin University.
Cool Spot Cafe - this Darwin Icon also has fantastic views from
the tables. A good spot to wait for someone or the bus.
Drive down to East Point - Darwin Nothern
The drive down the road is very easy for our motorhome clients.
Just be careful the views are distracting.
Notice the speed limit is 60klm and further down once you enter
the entranc there are numerous speed humps which are man made
rises in the road to slow traffic down.
Depending on the tide you will notice the shades of blue in
the waters. these colours can change from pastel blues to occassion
vibrant green's at East point Reserve in Darwin Nothern Territory
East Point Lake Alexander has everything you need for that picnic,
swim or just relaxed on a rug and watch the sky pass by.
The famous Darwin Rocksitters Club
The East point Reserve in Darwin Nothern Territory Australia
is home to the famous Darwin Rocksitters Club. If you are there
on a Saturday evening feel free to join the Rocksitters'
Welcome to the Darwin Rocksitters Club Established in 1974,
still sitting every Saturday East Point Reserve Darwin NT Australia
6pm onwards BYO.
What made Rocksitting so unique was that due to Darwins 7 metre
tides the Rock would be a metre underwater at high tide, this
ensured that only the hardiest of drinkers would earn the right
to become a Rocksitter!
No Camping at East Point Reserve
There is no camping allowed at East Point and fines apply. Often
you will see backpacker selfdrive campervans camping though
rangers are frequently requesting them to move on.
The cycle path at the entrance to East point Reserve in Darwin
Nothern Territory Australia.
There is a bit of a hill on the way from Darwin city centre
just before where the museum is situated.
The ride here takes about an hour plus.
Map Link Courtesy of DDC
Darwin - East Point at certain times of the years comes alive
with the flora and even fauna.
Depending on tides you will see the beach just before the entrance
gates to Darwin East Point.
A local haunt as the BBQ are just back from it and also Lake
Alexander is on the other side of the road only 100meters away
for the family to swim in.
East Point Reserve in Darwin Nothern Territory Australia.
The gates nowdays close at 11pm so the nightlights of Darwin
clearly visible from east Pont is also a delight to see.
At the end of East point if you look directly across the harbour
you will see the sleeping town of Mandorah.
A secret getaway with the Darwin locals.
There is a ferry that will take you across and back from Cullen
The start of East Point is the Alec Fong Lim Drive, East Point
The drive down East Point Road is amazing especially
in November when the flowers are their brightest.
In the parklands at the end of East Point behind the Gun Emplacements
there were at one numerous Wallabies many years ago.
Which came out to graze cautiously at Dusk.
Lake Alexander after a day of touring Darwin this is a favourite
spot for many of our clients to stop and just relax for a while.
Drive down East Point Road to the end and veer right for another
1klm and the museum
is opposite the gun emplacements.
East Point Road, East Point
Tel: (08) 8981 9702.
There is a steel tower of around 6m on the left. This
was the anchor point for the steel submarine nets that stretched
right across the harbour to Talc head in WW11. After the war
the net was stored near the carpark. One net link was around
300m and you would 'bust a gut' to pick it up. The japese bought
it for scrap metal in around 1965. Carl Atkinson was commissioned
to remove the ships out of the harbour that was bombed and the
net. (Including the 3SQx2m bouys)
This small but interesting military museum, which displays
mainly displays from on the World War 11 including the 'Bombing
of Darwin' by the Japanese, is situated in a gun command post
Point Reserve in Darwin Nothern Territory Australia.
On display inside and outside are armoured vehicles, historical
weapons, videos along with a vast display of orginal photo's,
Japanese swords and other pieces from this era.
Also the view from east is amazing right back to the Skycity
Casino Resort, along Mindel Beach with the numerous yachting
gentlt bobbing up and down in the whislt moored outside the
darwin Sailing Club.
After the museum you can drive further down the road around
another 150 meters before it turns into a T Junction to East
point Reserve in Darwin Nothern Territory Australia..
Left is a no thru road and the right the same but they are
nice spot to park get out and take a few photograph's.