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Older parts of the trail are now well shaded by trees after an extensive tree planting program.
A high standard rail trail that is part of Darwin's extensive network of cycle pathes.
Follows the route of the historic former North Australian Railway and many reminders of the railway remain
The cycle path has retained original railway embankments, hand-excavated cuttings, culverts and four remnant bridges as heritage features. By conforming to the railway corridor there has been minimal disruption to bordering eucalypt woodland and riparian habitats.
An interpretative shelter built at Yarrawonga and Howard Springs includes displays of local and railway history. Path-mounted solar-powered lights have been installed selectively.
About the region
Darwin is the capital of Australia's Northern Territory and a former frontier outpost. It's also a gateway to massive Kakadu National Park. Its popular waterfront area has several beaches and green areas like Bicentennial Park. Also near the water is the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, displaying Southeast Asian and Pacific art, plus a pearling lugger and other seafaring vessels.
Darwin to Howard Springs in Darwin
For more information and a location map please visit RailTrails Australia.