Charles Darwin National Park

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Charles Darwin National Park
Northern Territory
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
Nearest town or cityDarwin
Coordinates12°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
Established8 April 1998 (1998-04-08)[1]
Area13.03 km2 (5.0 sq mi)[1]
Managing authorities
WebsiteCharles Darwin National Park
See alsoProtected 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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  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