My first impression of this park is it was well maintained - all green, shady with big trees and the harbour as its backdrop, creating even more picturesque views. Bicentennial Park Darwin was built in 1988 to celebrate 200 years since the First Fleet arrived from Britain.
Big trees and green grass
It's one of the most popular spots in Darwin for locals and also for tourists. There are a number of monuments in the park, including Cenotaph, Darwin's first war memorial to commemorate Australians who lost their lives in WWI and the Aboriginal men and women whose bush skills assisted the Army during WWII to protect the remote northern coastline. Bicentennial Park also preserves the history of"200 Remarkable Territorians" with hand-painted tiles dotted along the Esplanade commemorating pioneers, politicians and scientists from the area.
Lameroo Beach (situated around the middle of Bicentennial Park) is one of the best spots to watch a beautiful sunset. Walk down the steps from Bicentennial Park and you'll find a small beach with lots of big stones. Locals suggest to visit Lameroo Beach with your friends and not on your own as a crocodile can pop onto the beach at any time.
With a great network of shared paths for walking and cycling, Bicentennial Park is a great place to do some exercise as well. Besides the new playground on the Esplanade, there is exercise equipment for everyone to use. Bring your backyard game equipment as well as there is plenty of space to kick a ball or two.
Cycling around the park
The new playground on the Esplanade is a big hit for Darwin children as they can ride their bicycles or scooters on the path. Children also can learn something new about wildlife around the park as there are many kinds of birds around Bicentennial Park.
The New Playground
If you were visiting Darwin during their dry season, you can enjoy lots of festivals, such as the Greek Glenty Festival, Tactile Art Market, Darwin Festival. This park also favourite for wedding photos.