Darwin – East Point Reserve, NT

East Point Reserve is a special place for the people of Darwin and is one of the most popular recreation areas for both locals and visitors. Rich in history and biodiversity, East Point is easy to access and has an abundance of facilities and attractions for everyone.

East Point Reserve is one of the largest reserves in the Darwin municipality boasting 200 hectares of green space and recreation spaces. Darwin City Council has been looking after the reserve since 1984 and aim to balance the ecological, cultural and historic values whilst providing recreational areas for everyone to enjoy.

science trail map East Point Reserve Interactive Science Trail map courtesy of City of Darwin

The ClimateWatch trail here monitors several species of plants and animals for seasonal life cycle changes. Species of management concern include the (introduced) Cane Toad, Agile Wallaby and Atlas Moth ( a species that has been reintroduced back into the reserve through revegetation efforts). 

Atlas Moth Flickr Garrys1 26.01.2015 Atlas Moth/ Flickr

Litsea glutinosa fruit Flickr Edward Steven 20.12.2017
Lisea, Edward Steven/Flickr. The Litsea is an important food source for the Atlas Moth.


How to get involved

This is a public ClimateWatch trail that you can do whenever you like. 

For more information about East Point Reserve, visit the City of Darwin website here


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See species on this trail