About East Point Reserve

East Point Reserve is Darwin's largest park area. It is popular with locals and visitors for its safe year-round
saltwater swimming at Lake Alexander, military history, and the uninterrupted views of Darwin and Fannie Bay
and sunsets from Dudley Point. It is has an extensive network of walking and cycling paths, landscaped picnic
areas with free barbecue facilites and playgrounds for the kids.East Point played a signifcant role in the
protecton of Australia during World War II. Visit the Darwin Military Museum to see footage of the WWII
bombings of Darwin, its photographic and informaton displays, and explore the gun turret precinct. East Point
Reserve is home to abundant wildlife, so go for a stroll to look for wallabies, bandicoots, brushtail possums and
numerous species of reptles, buterfies and birds. Take the 30-minute loop walk from the car park near the lake
through monsoonal vine forest into the mangroves. Follow the boardwalk into the tdal region - look out for many
species of fsh, crustaceans and molluscs.East Point Reserve includes several popular beaches, including Darwin's
most popular family beach at Fannie Bay. Lake Alexander draws its seawater from the bay, for safe and
'stnger-free' swimming throughout the year.

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