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Aerial view of Palmerston and surrounds


Palmerston is a dynamic city offering all modern facilities and is a great base from which to explore the Darwin region.

Palmerston is located just 22 kilometres from the centre of Darwin and has a population of around 37,000. Palmerston is the site of the Australian Army’s Robertson Barracks, purpose built for the First Brigade and First Aviation Regiment.

There are several shopping centres at Palmerston and a pleasant 18 hole golf course. Another popular attraction is Marlow Lagoon, a picturesque lake and park with playground, also offering an area for off-leash dog walking.

The Palmerston Markets are very popular with locals during the dry season. Located in the heart of Palmerston's CBD, the markets offer a variety of foods from different cultures as well as entertainment for the entire family.

If you are looking to cool off the Palmerston Water Park is close to the Palmerston town centre. Facilities include a water slide, wet play area, wading pools, skate park and shaded picnic areas with barbecues.


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  • Swimming


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