Walking and Bike Paths

Walking and Bike Riding paths around Darwin


Visitors to Darwin NT Northern Territory can expect to see some spectacular scenery and views as they wonder or bike ride along picturesque paths. Most of our walk and bike paths stretch along the coast ensuring an abundance of natural flora, fauna, and sea breezes. Most paths have all the necessary facilities including drinking water fountains along the paths.

Fannie Bay walk and bike path

Darwin's walk and bike paths FANNIE BAY  

This walk stretches all the way from Fannie Bay to East Point following the coast the entire way. There is a mangrove walking track that winds its way through a spectacular mangrove forest. One of the most picturesque walk and bike paths around Darwin. LOCATION East Point Rd Fannie Bay

Walk and cycle path along the Esplanade

Darwin's walk and bike paths THE ESPLANADE

A beautiful area with plenty of shade and area for the kids to run around, there are no BBQ Facilities but is still a picturesque place for a picnic with lovely sea breezes. There is also a walk and bike path with interesting displays of Darwin history splashed along the path. The area also has a WW2 memorial. LOCATION In the city of Darwin itself, head south-east from the city center. It strethches along the harbour

Holmes Jungle walking and bicycle path

Darwin's walk and bike paths HOLMES JUNGLE NATURE PARK

Holmes Jungle Nature Park protects one of the few remaining area’s of monsoon forest in the Darwin area. View a large numbers of birds, mammals and reptiles in the monsoon forest. There is a lookout, walking and cycling path, horseriding, and European history to learn about. LOCATION Turn north off Vanderlin drive to the Shoal Bay Recycling Centre, then enter the Park through the second gate on your right, signs show the way.

rapid Creek Water Gardens Walk and Bike Paths

Darwin's walk and bike paths RAPID CREEK WATER GARDENS

Surrounded by beautiful water gardens and fountains, this park has the most picturesque walk & cycle paths around. There is a huge shaded playground, bbq’s, shaded picnic table areas, drinking fountains & toilet facilities. Very close to the sunday Rapid Creed Markets. LOCATION Turn off Trower Rd onto freshwater Rd JINGILI

Darwin's walk and bike paths THE JATBULA TRAIL – KATHERINE GORGE (NITMILUK) TO EDITH FALLS

Nitmiluk National Park has over 100 kilometres of marked walking trails but for the more adventurous trekker, the 66-kilometre Jatbula Trail from Katherine Gorge (Nitmiluk) to Leilyn (Edith Falls) is a great way to really get away from it all. The one-way hike, spanning five days, is an opportunity to experience rarely seen Northern Territory waterfalls, rockpools, bushland, tropical rainforest pockets and Aboriginal rock art dating back 7,000 years. A brochure provided free of charge by the Conservation Commission gives details of the walk. For more information contact the Katherine Region Tourist Association Tel: 1800 653 142 (Freecall in Australia), www.krta.com.au – For more information on these and other great bushwalks throughout the Territory, contact visitor information centres in Darwin Tel: 1300 138 886, Katherine Tel: 1800 653 142 or 08 8972 2650, Tennant Creek, Tel: 08 8962 3388 and Alice Springs Tel: 1800 645 199 or 08 8952 5800. 

Casuarina Coastal Reserve Walk and cycle path CASUARINA COASTAL RESERVE

The reserve also protects areas of cultural significance. The Larrikia people speak for this land. Off shore is Old Man Rock, Dariba Nunggalinya, which is a registered Aboriginal sacred site. Although fishing is permitted, disturbing the rock in any way or the removal of shellfish at this site is prohibited. World War II artillery observation posts provide a reminder of the areas wartime involvement. Barbecues, tables and plenty of shade make the area a popular picnic spot. Enjoy a stroll on the beach or along the track to Sandfly Creek. There are also cycle paths along the main roads. Wildlife such as ospreys, sea eagles, cormorants and gulls can be seen along the dunes or soaring overhead. You can see a variety of marine life in the rock pools at low tide. LOCATION Coastal strip between Rapid Creek mouth and Lee Point Road Casuarina
Darwin. CONTACT Ph 08 8947 2305