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Lake Alexander Recreation Area

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Published November 28th 2017
Lake Alexander is a man-made lake named in honour of Alec Fong Lim, who was Lord Mayor of Darwin from 1984 to 1990. This peanut-shaped lake is situate at 152 Alec Fong Lim Drive, East Point, about 6 Km north of downtown Darwin.

Lake Alexander, free, family, Darwin, children play, water sports
Lake Alexander


You can swim in this lake all year round because the water is filtered from the adjacent bay to prevent marine organisms from entering. You don't have to worry about saltwater crocodiles, bull sharks or deadly box jellyfish here.

Lake Alexander, free, family, Darwin, children play, water sports
You can find lots of little fish here


Beside for swimming, Lake Alexander is popular for kayaking, canoeing and standup paddleboarding.

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Stand up paddleboarding


After swimming, you can freshen up yourself at the onsite shower facility. Plenty of shady trees nearby make Lake Alexander Recreation Area the perfect spot for a picnic. There are also some undercover sitting areas and a free gas BBQ.

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Great picnic spot


Lake Alexander Recreation Area has an amazing walking track and a playground that is suitable for toddlers and older children. There is also outdoor exercise equipment here.

Lake Alexander, free, family, Darwin, children play, water sports
Children's playground


Lake Alexander, free, family, Darwin, children play, water sports
Liberty swing


No entrance fee, plenty of free parking and a range of facilities make Lake Alexander Recreation Area the best options for everyone. Please contact phone number (08) 8930 0300 if you have any queries regarding Lake Alexander.

Lake Alexander, free, family, Darwin, children play, water sports

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Why? Free place that offers outdoor activities for everyone
When: Anytime
Phone: (08) 8930 0300
Where: Lake Alexander, 152 Alec Fong Lim Drive, East Point, Darwin
Cost: Free
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