It is easy to spend one whole Saturday at Nightcliff Jetty as there are so many things you can do. Nightcliff Jetty is located at Casuarina Drive, Darwin.
On the jetty itself, you can see lots of people fishing. You can catch good-sized estuary rock cods, blue salmon, small sharks, squid, trevally and queenies. Some people say that the rocky outskirts to the left of Nightcliff Jetty provide the best spots for fishing. Dont forget to check the tides before preparing your fishing gear. If you are lucky, your catch can be your lunch or your dinner and you can cook it using one of BBQ tables that provided by the City Council near the jetty.
BBQ table and picnic table near the jetty
Into the sea
Nightcliff Jetty's picturesque location invites many photographers to capture its beauty. There are many seating areas, benches and picnic tables for people to come and enjoy a cool sea breeze and beautiful views of the red sandstone cliffs and Beagle Gulf and of course, the famous Nightcliff Jetty's setting sun.
Some wildlife enjoying the nature
On Saturdays, Nightcliff Jetty is visited by a fish and chips van and a coffee van. If the food from food vans don't attract you, you can cook your own on the BBQ tables. Another option is bring your own picnic and picnic chairs or just use one of the picnic tables provided.
The food trucks
With a lenghty walking and bicycle path along the Nightcliff Forshore, Nightcliff Jetty is regarded as a local hangout for the fitness folks and the cyclists. Nightcliff Forshore runs for about 7 kms and is approximatley 8 km from Darwin CBD. You can get to the Nightcliff Jetty and Nightcliff Forshore from Bagot Road or East Point Road and turn onto Dick Ward Drive. When you come to the second roundabout on Dick Ward Drive (the first roundabout is where Woolworths is) turn left and you are on the commencement of the drive. Also at the second roundabout, look to the right and that is the place of the famous Sunday morning Nightcliff Market.
Capturing the beauty of Nightcliff Foreshore
For children, the rock pools around the jetty will attract their curiosity. You can see different kinds of crabs and also some little fish that trapped in the rock pool. Not far from the jetty, you can find a playground for children or you and the little one can kick a ball on the green lawn area near the playground.
There is something for everyone at Nightcliff Jetty. Enjoy the scenery, get active and be seen at Nightcliff Jetty.