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The Peninsula Way region provides a tantalising taste of the Top End’s most pristine landscapes and unique wildlife within an hour from Darwin City.

Must do:
• Get up close with huge raptors at the Birds of Prey presentation at the Territory Wildlife Park
• Take an adventure from bush to beach on a Quad Safari  
• Visit Dundee Beach and you can go Fishing, boating and long walks at sunset
• Take a tour of Mandorah and visit the WWII sites, wetlands, termite mounds and finish off with a beautiful beach sunset
• Enjoy farm gate produce - home made mango ice-cream is a must!
• Swim in the local Berry Springs Natural Springs    
• Launch at Bynoe Harbour, go fishing or catch a crab or two


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Locals consider The Peninsula Way as their best-kept secret; the perfect getaway for a weekend of relaxing by a spring fed creek, saluting a sunset on an isolated beach or hauling in a big one within cooee of the pub. The Peninsula Way spoils action lovers for choice with fishing charters, helicopter safaris, quad bike tours, and four-wheel drive adventures. It is easy to spend a few days or more exploring The Peninsula Way.

The Peninsula Way encompasses Berry Springs, Dundee Beach and Mandorah, travelling west off the Stuart Highway on the Cox Peninsula Road.

Berry Springs

Berry Springs Nature Park located just 60 kilometres south of Darwin is a favourite relaxation spot for locals and visitors alike. With two large spring-fed pools and a small waterfall fringed by pandanus and monsoon rainforest make for an ideal spot for leisurely barbecues, swimming and walking.

Berry Springs is also the home of the world acclaimed Territory Wildlife Park, nestled on 400 hectares of natural bushland and showcasing the wildlife of Northern Australia in their natural habitats. There are six kilometres of walking trails and a free shuttle train to link the 26 major exhibits. Allow at least four hours to explore the park. Presentations and displays start from 10am daily.

Dundee Beach

This relaxed coastal town and popular fishing spot is 140 kilometres south-west of Darwin and a popular weekend destination for Top End locals. Fishing, boating and long walks at sunset are just some of the activities to enjoy here. Dundee is a great place to target big, hard fighting sports fish.


The beachside town of Mandorah is near the Peninsula’s tip. Within easy access of Darwin, either by a 20 minute ferry trip from Cullen Bay, or 128 kilometres along the Cox Peninsula Road. There are excellent beaches, creek and bluewater fishing opportunities and convenient boat ramp access at Mandorah.

You can explore natural springs, wetlands and termite mounds rivalling those near Litchfield and visit historic World War II sites including the Liberator Memorial - the crash site of a WWII Liberator bomber and the WWII bunkers, a submarine defence cable anchor site.