Berry Springs: The Berry Best Swimming Spot Just Out of Darwin | 3 Must-Knows

Where Is Berry Springs?

Berry Springs has become one of our favourite local freshwater swimming spots while spending the dry season in Darwin! After a 40 minute drive south of the city, you will be met by this huge pristine spring! There are three sections to the spring including a shallow, child-friendly pool. Berry Springs is closed during the wet season and only opened in early June this year as they had to relocate some wandering crocs!

drone shot of berry springs northern territory with water, platform and tree canopy
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couple at berry springs northern territory with water and trees
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Best Time To Go

The park is open between 8am to 6:30pm, so if you want to get nice photos and have some time on your own, we recommend going nice and early. The tour busses start rolling in around 9am and then it gets VERY busy until just after lunch time. However, if people don’t worry you, there are plenty of BBQ areas to perch up for lunch and a little kiosk that sells delicious homemade mango ice cream and hires out pool noodles for a small fee.

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What To Bring and What You Might See?

We recommend bringing a good floaty or pool noodle and starting at the left-hand side where the running waterfall will gently push you downstream to the main pool. The water from the waterfall is beautiful and crystal clear. If you’re lucky you may see small archer fish and catfish swimming around. As you go downstream, the water gets a lot deeper and changes to a stunning jade green colour – you can only see the fish life close to the surface here.
girl from the back at berry springs northern territory with water and trees
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Hot tips!

Tip if you get there early the main pool offers an awesome opportunity to get a cool reflection photo of the jade green water as it has not been disturbed by swimmers.

girl swimming with a pool noodle at berry springs northern territory with water and trees
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Berry Springs has become one of our FAVOURITE spots for a swim in the NT so add it to your itinerary for your next visit to the Top End!

Norther would like to invite you to explore more about the beauty of Darwin here. And… as always, you can get more inspiration for other National Parks & Destinations to visit by following @northerhq or get your Darwin City daily fix by joining our FB group Darwin We 💙 Love You by Norther®

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