Berry Springs Nature Reserve, Berry Springs NT 0837.
Mid-APR to mid-DEC daily 8-18:30.
|Guided tours:||self guided|
|Address:||Berry Springs Nature Reserve, Cox Peninsula Rd, Berry Springs NT 0837, Tel: +61-8-8988-6272.|
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Berry Springs is the name of a spring and a village located at the spring. The location was called Laniyuk by the indigenous Kungarakany people. The spring is the source of Berry Creek. It is protected by the Berry Springs Nature Park and a popular swimming and picnic area with several pools and a small waterfall. As the creek below is crocodile country, swimming is definitely not recommended. But the swimming pools are separated by a low weir, which keeps the crocodiles out. The area was developed during the Second World War as a rest and recreation area for troops. At this time more than 100,000 armed forces personnel were based in the area.
Berry Springs Nature Park is open all year, which includes shaded picnic and barbeque areas. But swimming is actually not possible due to seasonal weather conditions. The pools are closed for swimming due to flooding and the poor water quality during the Wet Season from October to April. All other activities like bushwalking, birdwatching, wildlife watching, and picnicking is possible all year.