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Howard Springs Nature Park
Address: Howard Springs Road
Managed by NT Parks and Wildlife the park offers lots of shaded picnic areas with barbecue facilities and safe swimming in the shallow rock pools or toddler’s pool.  Nature trails wind through the rainforest with signs explaining some of the different vegetation and animals you may see along the way. There is a large children’s paly area, including flying foxes and a toddler pool.  A spring fed waterhole is home to a variety of fish, turtles and large barramundi.  The park is home to Ibis and Wallabies. 

 

Howard Springs Hunting Reserve 
Address: Gunn Point Road
The Howard Springs Hunting Reserve protects a large area around the Howard River.  The Reserve also protects areas of cultural significance. The Larrakia people speak for this land. The Howard Springs Hunting Reserve provides an area where hunting of ducks and magpie geese can occur during the hunting season (permits Required, see NT Parks and Wildlife website »).

 

The Didgeridoo Hut and Art Gallery
Address: Lot 10 Arnhem Highway
Phone: (08) 8988 4457
Situated in Humpty Doo, Northern Territory the Didgeridoo Hut is a relaxed, friendly Art Centre, open seven days a week for their artists who work on site, art collectors, visitors looking for authentic gifts and not to mention their rescued animals who get to roam freely around the art gallery each day.

 

Manton Dam
Address: Stuart Highway, approx. 70km south of Darwin

Built in 1942, Manton Dam was Darwin's first reliable water supply.  Now a recreation area hugely popular with watersports, Manton Dam is a great spot to escape the heat and relax by the water. Picnic and barbecue facilities are set among shady trees, while areas are set aside for both swimming and fishing. This area is important to Aboriginal people from a number of language groups: Larrakia, Limilngan, Wulna, Waray and Koongurrukun.

See our History section for more information on Manton Dam.

 

Window on the Wetlands
Address: Beatrice Hill, Arnhem Highway
Phone: (08) 8988 8188
60 kilometres from Darwin, perched on Beatrice Hill off the Arnhem Highway overlooking the Adelaide River floodplains this tourist centre  is literally a window on the wetlands.  The Limilngan-Wulna people speak for this land and call Beatrice Hill Ludawei. The three hills represent Turtle Dreaming and this site is an important part of their culture.  Touch screen computers allow visitors to find detailed information on local Aboriginal and European history, land management and the diversity of wetland animals. The top floor of the centre commands superb views across the floodplains.  Open daily from 8am to 7pm with free entry.

 

Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve
Address: 530 Anzac Parade, Middle Point (Via the Arnhem Highway)
Phone: (08) 8988 5599
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This reserve, 70kms east of Darwin, is one of several parks in the lower Adelaide River catchment that provides a haven for wildlife. These wetlands have international significance because of their beauty, natural systems and culture. The Limilngan-Wulna Aboriginal people are the traditional owners of the area and their ancestor's dreamtime journeys are recorded in the landscape.

 

Humpty Doo Hotel
Address: Arnhem Highway, Humpty Doo
Phone: (08) 8988 1372
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If its possible to name a date when Humpty Doo evolved from a place in the bush with a funny name into an suburban area, that date would be 11 September 1971.  That was the day that the Humpty Doo Hotel - Motel was officially opened for business.  You can still enjoy a counter meal and cold refreshing drink in the outback style bar.  Accommodation is available.

See our History section for more information on Humpty Doo Hotel.

 

Humpty Doo and Rural Area Golf Club
Address: 565 Pioneer Drive, Humpty Doo

The 18 hole 5855 metre Par 72 golf course consists of 9 holes, with grass greens and two tee positions on each hole. The wide flat fairways make easy walking, or you may prefer to ride in a motorised cart. Golfers of all abilities will enjoy the challenging layout. There is also a practice putting green with an attached bunker, and a driving range.

The clubhouse is air conditioned, has a restaurant and a large under cover verandah and children’s play area.

Golf clubs and carts are available for hire; bookings are essential for the carts.

 

Humpty Doo Tavern
Address: Humpty Doo Shopping Centre
2 Challenor Circuit, Humpty Doo
Phone: (08) 8988 2550

The Humpty Doo Tavern has a modern outback charm with a newly renovated beer garden, sports bar with full Keno and TAB facilities, gaming room with the latest machines, a great bar and a bistro with meals available all day from 11am-9pm.

If you feel like driving through, the Humpty Doo Tavern has an extensive bottle shop to quench a Territory thirst!

 

Berry Springs Nature Park
Address: Cox Peninsular Road, Berry Springs
Phone: (08) 8988 7200
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Just 40 kilometres south of Darwin, two large spring-fed pools and a small waterfall fringed by pandanus and monsoon rainforest make for an ideal spot for leisurely barbecues, swimming and walking.

 

Berry Springs Tavern
Address: 795 Cox Peninsular Road, Berry Springs
Phone: (08) 8988 6186
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Berry Springs Tavern is open from 10am to 1am 7 days a week, with happy hour from 5pm week days. Offering an extensive menu of modern Australian cuisine, including vegetarian and gluten free options.

 

 

Humpty Doo Bowls Club
Address: Humpty Doo Village Green, Challoner Circuit, Humpty Doo NT 0836
Phone: (08) 8988 2155
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The Humpty Doo Bowls Club is also part of the Humpty Doo Village Green. The Hon Barry Coulter MLA opened it in September 1988. The Club uses a synthetic green. 

 

Territory Wildlife Park
Address: Cox Peninsular Road, Berry Springs
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This world acclaimed park is nestled on 400 hectares of natural bush land and showcases the wildlife of northern Australia in their natural habitats. There are six kilometres of walking trails and a free shuttle train to link the 26 major exhibits. Allow at least four hours to explore the park. Presentations and displays start from 10.00am daily.

 

Crazy Acres
Address: 70 Reedbeds Road , Berry Springs
Phone: (08) 8988 6227

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Crazy Acres farm shop is situated on a 25 acre mango farm and is the place where you'll find a full range of fresh fruit and vegetables including many which are home grown or local.  With a large assortment of homemade preserves, jams and sauces, local honey, fresh free range eggs, frozen mango products and the old family favourite, a chocolate coated banana, what better way to fill the picnic basket or esky.  Open dry season only.

 

Micks Whips
Address: 555 Parkin Road, Fly Creek

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Mick Denigan is an internationally acclaimed stockwhip maker who has developed a dazzling stage act cracking whips under strobe and laser lights, and also cracks whips ablaze with fire creating an impressive effect.

 

Jenny's Orchid Garden
Address: 10 Niel Crt, Howard Springs
Phone: (08) 8983 1641

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Experience the wonders of one of the most enchanting orchid gardens of Australia while enjoying a Devonshire tea. Open 7 days a week.

 

Lakes Resort
Address: Doris Road (off Cox Peninsular Road)
 Berry Springs
Phone: (08) 8988 6277

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A Northern Territory style welcome awaits you here at The Lakes. Set on 960 acres of peaceful rural property with a variety of accommodation and activities to suit all budgets, we're confident you'll find all you need for your holiday, or fantastic day out, right here in Darwin at The Lakes Resort Caravan Park.

 

Barra Shack
Address: 105 Acacia Road, Humpty Doo
Phone: (08) 8988 1258

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Handmade Gifts and Souvenirs from Territory products including barramundi skin wallets and buffalo leather bags.

 

Reidys Fishing Lures
Address: Stuart Highway
Phone: (08) 8988 4760

Reidys Lures is well known in Northern Australia for designing and producing some of the best Barramundi lures in the world.  Visit Reidys to buy a lure or shirt from the shop or take a tour of the factory to see the process of lure making from start to finish.

 

The Big Boxing Crocodile
Address: Arnhem Highway

Tourist attraction the Big Boxing Crocodile is outside the United fuel station on the Arnhem Highway. This humorous attraction is a reference to the large crocodile population in the area and is one of the many famous big things found around Australia.

 

Wishart Siding
Address: Stuart Highway & Arnhem Highway Junction

A heritage listed relic of the North Australia Railway is located near the junction of the Stuart and Arnhem Highways a short distance west of Humpty Doo.  The site dates back to 1915 and was used as an accommodation facility for maintenance workers when the line was operational.