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Darwin is the front door to some of the most extraordinary landscapes in Australia. The topography of the Top End is typically savannah and rainforest, with plenty of water in rivers, creeks, waterfalls, wetland shallows and seasonal lakes to satisfy the keenest water lover.

  • Howard Springs: Just 35km east of Darwin, Howard Springs is a delightful short excursion with a safe swimming hole set in the forest, lots of bird life, freshwater fish and turtles, semi-tame wallabies and short bushwalks. Try to visit during the week as it gets crowded at weekends. This is an opportunity to swim with huge barramundi!
  • Berry Springs Nature Park: A little further away, this park also offers safe freshwater swimming in the network of pools.
  • Litchfield National Park: At 140km south of Darwin, the Litchfield NP is further away, but well worth the distance. It showcases the Tabletop Range, a huge sandstone escarpment over which waterfalls pour. Strange sandstone sculptures known as The Lost City are accessible by 4WD. At Wangi Falls there is a lovey waterhole safe for swimming, though it's sometimes closed during the Wet. Camping facilities are available here, as are barramundi fishing opportunities. Giant termite mounds, all built north-south to keep the interiors cool, will astound you.

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