Swimming in the Top End

Date published: 10 Sep 2018 - Written by: Jasmin

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?

One of the swimming holes

One of the swimming holes

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.

One of the other swimming holes

One of the other swimming holes

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.

Termite mounds - an everyday sight in the NT

Termite mounds - an everyday sight in the NT

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