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Holmes Jungle Nature Park

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.

Vehicles can access the park from 8am to 6pm. Some roads are closed during the Wet Season (October to April). Check our park access information for the Darwin region to see if this park is open now: https://nt. gov. au/leisure/parks-reserves/check-park-open-darwin

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.

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.

  • Information

    Opening times

    Open daily, 24 hours - cars are only permitted access between 7am and 6pm.

    Entry cost

    Free entry


    • Carpark
    • Picnic Area
    • Public Toilet


    • Birdwatching
    • Cycling
    • Walks
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