Charles Darwin National Park

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Charles Darwin National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
CDNP lookout.jpg
Looking at Darwin from a park lookout
Charles Darwin National Park is located in Northern Territory
Charles Darwin National Park
Charles Darwin National Park
Territory Northern Territory
Nearest town or city Darwin
Coordinates 12°27′03″S 130°52′24″E / 12.45083°S 130.87333°E / -12.45083; 130.87333Coordinates: 12°27′03″S 130°52′24″E / 12.45083°S 130.87333°E / -12.45083; 130.87333
Area 13.03 km2 (5.0 sq mi)[1]
Established 8 April 1998 (1998-04-08)[1]
Managing authorities
  • Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory
  • Aboriginal traditional land owners
Website Charles Darwin National Park
See also Protected areas of the Northern Territory

Charles Darwin National Park is in the Northern Territory of Australia, 4 km southeast of Darwin. It is notable for its World War II–era concrete bunkers, one of which has been converted into a visitors centre and display of World War II memorabilia. It also has lookouts towards the city of Darwin. It contains middens used by the Larrakia people.[2]

The park has extensive fire trails suitable for bush walking, as well as a mountain bike trail maintained by the Darwin Off-Road Cyclists Club.[3] Regular events held in the park include the Earthdance festival.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "CAPAD 2012 Northern Territory Summary (see 'DETAIL' tab)". CAPAD 2012. Australian Government - Department of the Environment. 7 February 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Charles Darwin National Park
  3. ^ Darwin Off-Road Cyclists Club