The McMinns Lagoon Recreation Reserve is situated in 41 hectares of unspoilt wetland. It is a natural jewel amongst the Municipality's Reserves. It offers nature enthusiasts and bird watchers alike a wide spectrum of bird life and butterfly activity all year round.

The Reserve holds a comprehensive Bird Sanctuary and contains one of the largest varieties of flora and fauna habitats in the Northern Territory.


The Lookout is a well kept lawn area with picnic tables and a light at night for people to relax and unwind whilst looking over the scenic lagoon. A very popular lunch spot for many, it is also a favoured location for professional and amateur photographers. A perfect venue for bush weddings.

There are a number of walking tracks including "Scotty's Walkway" that take visitors around the lagoon and through the surrounding woodland.

Twitcher’s if you have species on your bird watching list that you have not crossed off, this is the place you will find them.

The Reserve is located amidst the rural properties and winding roads of McMinns Lagoon area. Located at 5 Dreamtime Drive, McMinns Lagoon. Some tables can also be accessed via Sayer Road with the lagoon access from Dreamtime Drive. Off-street parking is available in the small car park near the Association's Meeting Room.

McMinns Lagoon Reserve Association Inc

The McMinns Lagoon Reserve Association Inc is a volunteer community management committee that cares for and maintains the Reserve on behalf of Litchfield Council which largely funds the Association to cover maintenance of the Reserve. Additional funding is secured through grant programs to assist with land care and weed control.

Membership of the Association is open to residents of the area who wish to join and who will volunteer some time to the care of the Reserve.

If you would like to volunteer or want more information please contact the President - Brian McWilliam on (08) 8988 2381 or 0409 882 120.



  • Walking trails
  • Bird watching
  • Picnic area


Address: 5 Dreamtime Drive, McMinns Lagoon

Phone: 0409 882 120