Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin

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The Casuarina Coastal Reserve Landcare Group manages one revegetation area in the dunes 200m north of the last Daribah Road car park. We have another site accessible from Rocklands Drive 200m behind the sewer pumping station at the start of the mangrove board walk. We meet monthly on the third Sunday around 8.30 at one of the sites to plant, water, remove weeds, birdwatch...aiming to enjoy being in the natural habitats of the Reserve.

Casuarina Coastal Reserve protects about 1500ha between the estuaries of Rapid Creek and Buffalo Creek in the Darwin area. It includes 8 km of sandy beaches, dramatic cliffs and shady casuarina trees. Behind the dunes are lush monsoon forests, mangroves, paperbarks and woodlands. Wildfire and invasive grasses are the main threats we working to reduce.

The Larrakia people speak for this area and maintain links with the land, its sacred and significant sites include Dariba Nunggalinya (Old Man Rock) visible at low tide from Dripstone Cliffs lookout. Although fishing is permitted, disturbing the rock in any way or the removal of shellfish at this site is prohibited. Also in the Reserve are World War II artillery observation posts providing a reminder of the area's wartime involvement.
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  • Great walking paths everywhere and pretty much untouched natural flora and fauna. You can take short walks or long walks. Beach is easy to get to with picnic tables available. Take drinking water, com...  more »
  • I met my husband on this beach, we got married too! Today friends have opened a café on site just below the Darwin Surf Life Saving Club, a very nice place, always very good with rich menus for the taste buds: the "Café de la Plage" is waiting for you! The beautiful beach is the only one where you can walk around with your dogs without a leash!
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