Casuarina Coastal Reserve: Is accessible all year
round. It is also home to our surf life saving club. This
beach is so clean and pristine it's on a must see list in
Darwin. Most locals tend to hit the beach either at the dripstone
Cliffs or new the dripstone picnic area or the Surf Lifing
Saving Club. Clean waters, sandy beaches and blue skies the
3 musts for the perfect beach.
Casuarina Coastal Reserve:Is situated in Darwin's
northern suburbs and can be entered via the Rapid Creek, Trower
Road (Brinkin), Lee Point or Buffalo Creek Roads.
Wildlife: In this area consists of Ospreys, sea eagles,
cormorants and gulls can be seen along the dunes or soaring
overhead. You can see a variety of tropical marine life in
the rock pools at low tide.
Crocodiles: As part of the Parks and Wildlife Services'
Saltwater Crocodile management of Darwin Harbour, crocodiles
found in this area are removed. They may however enter the
Safety and Warning: Box Jellyfish are common during
the wet season (October – May) – do not enter the water. Jellyfish
are less common (June – September) but serious stings have
occurred during this period. Be cautious if swimming and preferably
wear protective clothing – especially children. If
stung, douse the affected area with vinegar and seek medical
assistance. Emergancy Telephone is 000.
Nudist Beach: North of Dripstone Picnic Area. Nudists
using this area must stay within the signposted boundaries.
A stretch of the 7km (4mi) Casuarina Beach further east is
officially designated for nudies. Not really visited many
locals from what we know.
The Dripstone Cliffs at the carpark at Casuarina Coastal Reserve.
Known when Bill was a kid in the 50's as Dripstone
This Reserve protects about 1500ha of coastal habitats 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 lie typical Top End coastal plant communities
including patches of woodlands, monsoon forests, mangroves
always in Darwin there is plenty of signage. If you drive
past Casuarina Shopping Centre for further app. 5klm on Trower
Road you come to the end of the road and the Casuarina Coastal
Now Trower Road changes from Bagot Road at Nightcliff.
the Royal Darwin Public Hospital is app. 3 km past the Casuarina
Shopping Centre also.