Darwin Rural Areas

Darwin Rural –Litchfield

Darwin’s Rural Area is comprised of Howard Springs, Humpty Doo, Berry Springs, Coolalinga, Fred’s Pass, Litchfield and Noonamah.

It covers the area beyond Palmerston and is situated in and around the Stuart and Arnhem Highways. There are some great recreational activities and picnic spots for families located in and around the area. Best of all it’s only 35-40 minutes from Darwin.

Fred’s Pass hosts the Fred’s Pass Show once a year in May. A fantastic rural show that has arts and craft, pets, workshops and much more.

Howard Springs Nature Park includes facilities that will provide visitors and families with hours of fun. There are shallow rock pools where you can cool-off in an attractive setting and a playground which uses existing trees as features. The playground includes a slide, flying foxes and a tree-house. There is also a toddler pool and monsoon forest walk. You can enjoy the shady picnic areas with views to a beautiful spring-fed waterhole.

Humpty Doo Village Green Located in the heart of Humpty Doo, just off the Arnhem Highway, opposite Taminmin College is the Humpty Doo Village Green. Have fun in the skate park, children’s play equipment or unwind with a picnic or BBQ’s. Play evening Lawn Bowls or join the Guides or Scouts.

Berry Springs Recreation Reserve Located on Cox Peninsula Rd, and it has an oval, cricket pitch, tennis and basketball courts, children’s playground, as well as plenty of open space, swimming holes and BBQ facilities. There are things to do for everyone in the family, so pack a picnic, head out of town and make a day of it!

Livingstone Recreation Reserve is located on Livingstone Rd, just off the Stuart Highway, approximately 50 kms from Darwin City. Amenities include a large open hall, playground, oval, beach volleyball court and picnic area. The ‘34 Mile Bistro’ is open Friday nights serving meals from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

Only a 60-minute drive hour south of Darwin, Litchfield National Park is possibly the Northern Territory's best kept secret. The park is filled with stunning waterfalls and waterholes that are surrounded by monsoonal vine forests -- all of which offer a cool respite on warm summer days.

Things to do in the area include:
  • Territory Wildlife Park

    At the Territory Wildlife Park, not only do you see wildlife up-close in their natural habitats, you meet them walking through tree top aviaries, strolling around a natural lagoon and even get to interact with them during daily presentations.

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  • Rugby NT

    Come play Rugby!!

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  • Wetland Cruises

    Offering visitors one of the best experiences of the top end, enjoy cruising spectacular wetlands rich in wildlife.

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  • Basecamp Wallaroo

    Basecamp Wallaroo provides an opportunity for teachers and children to expiate, learn, grow and develop strong learn building skills in an odylirC fun and safe environment.

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  • Spectacular Jumping Crocodile Cruises

    Spectacular Jumping Crocodiles in the Wild!

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