Howard Springs Nature Park protects 283 ha of diverse habitats
including monsoon forest, extensive swamps and riverine areas. These
areas provide valuable wildlife habitats. Barramundi, turtles, file
snakes and fish are all on show in the main pool.
There is a 1.8 km walking track below the weir. Signs along the
track explain some of the different vegetation and animals you may see.
Another short track off the main road will take you through dense
rainforest to the springs which feed the main pool.
You can often see Ibis and Agile Wallabies on the lawns near the
main pool, also a variety of fish including Barramundi, can be seen
from the weir wall. Signs on the weir walkway will help you identify
some of the fish.
Location: 35 km south of Darwin via Stuart Highway, then Howard Springs Road.
After dark in a park - Join a Ranger to discover the critters that
come out after dark. Bring a torch and insect repellent; wear enclosed
shoes and suitable clothing in case biting insects are active. 6.30 -
Nature walk - Join a Ranger to discover some of the animals and
plants and that call the park home. Please wear suitable clothing and
bring insect repellent in case biting insects are active. 10 - 11 am