Charles Darwin National Park

Pictures of old munitions store, view out over tidal areas and termite mounds.

Charles Darwin National Park is located directly east of Darwin CBD and is approximately 8 kms from the CBD by road. The National Park has a strong link with World War 2 history with numerous ammunition dumps still present with one on the road in containing a good display of wartime items.

The trails in the area can be found on the Darwin Off Road Cyclists (DORC) website. These are the Main Trail (12 km) which has a loop to the north west and south of the car park. Another track is located in the eastern portion of the park called the Pump Track (not because it's a Pump Track in MTB terms but because it is accessed via a pumping station) and is 3.5 km long. Both tracks are for intermediate to experienced riders. Large portions of the Main Track are of intermediate standard but some of the technical bits are challenging but some have B line options or can be walked if required by the less experienced. The Pump Track is a rocky track and has some mongrel sections in the rocks which tend to grab tyres and bring you to a quick halt if you take a wrong line!

Trail Links
DORC Darwin Off Road Cyclists web site.
Main Track (Bancoora) Main Track trail information
Pump Track (Bancoora) Pump Track trail information
Maps and Directions To Get There
Main Track Click on link for map showing how to get there.
Pump Track Click on link for map showing how to get there.
Tourist Information

Local area information can be obtained at the NT webpage. This webpage has good information on the area and details options for accommodation and other holiday oriented activities in the area.