For a quiet, peaceful day that is relaxing and fun Lake Alexander offers the best of everything. Located on Darwin East Point Reserve overlooking Beagle Gulf, Lake Alexander has free swimming and playground facilities as well as bike tracks, BBQ and picnic areas. It makes the perfect place to spend a day outside enjoying the fresh air and taking part in outdoor activities. Drive over in your rental car and enjoy a day in the sun.
Lake Alexander is a manmade lake which was opened officially in 1991 for locals and visitors of Darwin to enjoy. There is plenty to do once you get there, including swimming and walking along one of the many of the walking paths.
The water is safe all year round so you can enjoy swimming at any time. In some parts of Northern Australia, including in Darwin, swimming in open seawater is dangerous during the summer months due to lethal jellyfish. The water in Lake Alexander is free from these stingers and so you can swim comfortably all year round. Water sports also take place on Lake Alexander including sailing and kayaking. The lake is split into two areas – one for water sports and one for swimmers so you can happily take part in either activity.
If cycling is your thing, there are also plenty of cycling paths if you’d like to go for a leisurely bike ride around the area. If you’re traveling with kids, Lake Alexander is a great place to come as a family, with plenty of things to keep your little ones entertained. In addition to the swimming and water sports facilities, there are playgrounds with plenty of equipment for your kids to play on.
The lawn is a great place for a picnic, either on a picnic rug or on one of the picnic tables. Bring your own food and take advantage of Lake Alexander’s BBQ facilities.
Lake Alexander is a short drive in the rental car you picked up at Hertz Darwin Airport Car Rental. Free parking is provided at Lake Alexander, so you can park your hire car and go off and enjoy your day.