Swimming in the Top End
Where can you swim in the Top End, when everything in the sea - from sea snakes, to giant crocodiles, lethal jellyfish and the like - will more or less kill you?
Head inland to man-made waterholes like the one at Berry Springs, south of Darwin. It was built by the Australian army during World War Two, when 100,000 servicemen were stationed up in Darwin and needed a place to cool off in the sweltering tropical heat.
When you get to Berry Springs, you’ll be met by a sign that warns you about crocs. It’s most likely the last thing you plan on seeing. Fortunately, the crocs are removed by local authorities before the area is opened to the public every season. So enjoy your swim; it’s a beautiful place.