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The Peninsula Way region allows you to connect with the Top Ends most pristine landscapes and unique wildlife within an hour from Darwin City.

Connection to country

This is an important area to the Koongurrukun, Marranuggu, Werat, Wagait, and Warray Aboriginal people.

The Peninsula Way encompasses Berry Springs, Dundee Beach and Mandorah, travelling west off the Stuart Highway on the Cox Peninsula Road.

Locals consider The Peninsula Way as their best-kept secret; the perfect getaway for a weekend of relaxing by a spring fed creek, saluting a sunset on an isolated beach or hauling in a big fish within cooee of the pub. The Peninsula Way spoils action lovers for choice with fishing charters and four-wheel drive adventures. It is easy to spend a few days or more exploring The Peninsula Way.

It provides a northern entrance to Litchfield National Park which can also be accessed via the southern entrance via Batchelor.

Adventure the way you want it

Berry Springs

Berry Springs Nature Park located just 48km south of Darwin is a favourite relaxation spot for locals and visitors alike. With two large spring-fed pools and a small waterfall fringed by pandanus and monsoon rainforest make for an ideal spot for leisurely barbecues, swimming and walking.

Curious creatures and wildlife

Berry Springs is also the home of the world acclaimed Territory Wildlife Park, nestled on 400 hectares of natural bushland and showcasing the wildlife of Northern Australia in their natural habitats. There are six kilometres of walking trails and a free shuttle train to link the 26 major exhibits. Allow at least four hours to explore the park. Presentations, encounters and displays start from 9.40am daily.


Dundee Beach and Crab Claw Island

This relaxed coastal town and popular fishing spot is 138km south-west of Darwin and a popular weekend destination for Top End locals. Fishing, boating and long walks at sunset are just some of the activities to enjoy here. Call into Crab Claw Island on the way for fishing, food and accommodation.


The beachside locality of Mandorah is near the Peninsula’s tip. Within easy access of Darwin, either by a 20-minute ferry trip from Cullen Bay, or 120km along the Cox Peninsula Road. There are excellent beaches and creek and blue water fishing with convenient boat ramp access at Mandorah.

Here you can explore natural springs, wetlands and termite mounds rivalling those near Litchfield and visit historic WWII sites including the Liberator Memorial.


Look out for loads of luscious mangoes in season and cooling mango icecreams.

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