Located on the fringe of the city's northern suburbs, the park is popular with picnickers, walkers and birders at any time of the year. Cyclists and horseriders are welcome, on a separate shared track.
Panoramic views of the wetlands to the north, monsoon forest to the east and undulating ridges and savannah woodlands to the south from the main picnic area.
Holmes Jungle Nature Park protects an isolated pocket of monsoon forest and is nestled on the fringes of Darwin’s northern suburbs. Take the Jungle Walk along Palm Creek through the monsoon forest, and then a further section of track to the main picnic area, which provides easy access to Palm Creek.
Large numbers of birds, mammals and reptiles breed and seek refuge in the monsoon forest, with the dense vegetation offering protection from the heat and predators.
Keep an eye out for Spangled Drongoes and the Torres Strait Imperial-pigeons in the wet season. The park covers 250 hectares, with Palm Creek winding its way through the centre. The tiny Red-backed Fairy-wren is commonly found in clumps of pandanus throughout the Park.
The park has been popular for picnics since first non-Aboriginal settlement of Darwin over 100 years ago.