Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin

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Casuarina Coastal Reserve is a coastal reserve in the northern area of Darwin in the Northern Territory of Australia.
The reserve comprises approximately 1361ha of habitats between Rapid Creek and Buffalo Creek. The area includes 8km of sandy beaches backed by Casuarina trees and sandstone cliffs. The reserve includes areas of mangroves, paperbark forests and monsoon vine thickets.
The Buffalo Creek boat ramp was built in the early 1970s and the reserve area was acquired by the Commonwealth in 1978. During the 1980s the boat ramp was upgraded and a carpark and toilets were constructed nearby. In 2001 facilities were upgraded and the second management plan was completed.
Fauna found within the park include ospreys, sea eagles, cormorants, gulls and a variety of marine life including crocodiles. Mammals found in the area include the northern brushtail possum and the northern brown bandicoot which both thrive in the forests.
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  • it is ok for one time visit, better to go before the sunset. Not much attractive compare to other place in Darwin . 
    it is ok for one time visit, better to go before the sunset. Not much attractive compare to other place in Darwin .  more »
  • AVOID fishing at BUFFALO CREEK Buffalo Creek receives wastewater discharge from the Leanyer-Sanderson sewage treatment plant. Water quality is extremely poor inside the creek and even the beach side....  more
    AVOID fishing at BUFFALO CREEK Buffalo Creek receives wastewater discharge from the Leanyer-Sanderson sewage treatment plant. Water quality is extremely poor inside the creek and even the beach side....  more »

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