Friends of Casuarina Coastal Reserve acknowledge the traditional owners of the reserve, the Larrakia people, and pay our respects to Elders both past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Casuarina Coastal Reserve is the most visited park or reserve in the Northern Territory (it is within thirty minutes drive for half of the population of the Territory). Darwin locals, interstate and overseas visitors enjoy cycling, walking, exercising their dogs, bird watching, orienteering, swimming and picnics in the bush and by the beach and cliffs.

Join us on one of our Discovery Walks!

The Reserve’s 1361ha of bush stretches along the coastline between Buffalo Creek and Rapid Creek and its land, waters and seas have outstanding natural, cultural and recreational values. Mangroves, Paperbark Swamps, Eucalypt Woodland, Monsoon Vine Forest and Rainforest plant communities are part of the Reserve. They are home to a wide range of plants, animals, insects, reptiles and birds including many endangered species.

The Friends of Casuarina Coastal Reserve Inc. works to ensure that the natural values of the Reserve are recognised, protected, enhanced and cared for.

We do this by:

Advocating for ecology

Promoting respect for the Reserve’s natural values

Acting with others who share our aims.

There are more than 1.4 million human visits to the Reserve per annum. This human impact, along with uncontrolled fires, poorly managed dogs, invasive weeds, clearing of nearby bush, adjacent suburban development, changes to creek flows, pollution and sea level rises all threaten the natural values of the Reserve.

Join the Friends to be part of a movement to care for this precious part of Darwin’s environment.