Casuarina Coastal Reserve - NT

  National Parks,Reserves

Position

DEG: -12.347819 130.872742
DMS: 12º 20' 52.15" S 130º 52' 21.87" E
UTM: 52 L 8634273mN 703633mE
Altitude: 0m

Description

Place Type

Reserves - National Parks,Reserves

Location

12.72kms North of Darwin

Address & Contact

0822
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Information

The Casuarina Coastal Reserve conists of approximately 13 km of sandy beaches, and 1500 hectare of coastal habitat. It stretches from Lee Point and Buffalo Creek at it's most Northernmost point, to the mouth of Rapid Creek (and the creek itself). It includes sand dunes, patches of woodland, monsoon forests, mangroves and paper barks.

During the 1940's fortifications were built along the beach front as part of the Northern Defence Plan of Australia. You can walk along the beaches or along the paths (shared cycle/pedestrian paths) above the cliffs, and through the patches of forest behind the dunes. You may even observe some of the "local wildlife" at Darwin's only nudist beach, also located within the Reserve. If that's not for you, then maybe the spectacular sunsets and cool evening breeze are the way to go.

The beach areas are important resting and feeding areas for migratory birds (especially around Buffalo Creek), while marine turtles nest on the beach. Ring Parks and Wildlife for information on (08) 8999 4555 for further information and timing on seeing the turtles.
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TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

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Darwin Airport
Distance from Casuarina Coastal Reserve 8.72km S
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C31.831.431.932.732.030.630.531.432.633.233.332.6
Mean Min. °C24.824.724.524.022.119.919.320.423.024.925.325.3
Mean Rain mm423.8374.6322.1101.221.31.91.25.015.770.2139.3251.3

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