Located between the estuaries of Rapid Creek and Buffalo Creek, north of Darwin,
Casuarina Coastal Reserve protects about 1,500 ha of coastal habitats that
includes 8 km of sandy beaches, dramatic cliffs and casuarina trees.
The Larrakia people speak for the area and maintain links with the land, its
sacred and significant sites that include Dariba Nunggalinya (Old Man Rock), a
rock formation offshore visible at low tide from Dripstone Cliffs lookout.
Although fishing is permitted, disturbing the rock in any way or the removal of
shellfish from this site is prohibited.
Also found in the park are artillery
observation posts, a reminder of our involvement in World War II. These can be
seen on the walk between Trower Road and Lee Point. Access to the reserve is via
the Rapid Creek, Trower Road (Brinkin), Lee Point or Buffalo Creek Roads.
reserve is accessible throughout the year.