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“Of the beaten track gem”

Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve
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Owner description: Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve is one of several parks in the lower Adelaide River catchment that provide havens for wildlife in Darwin's developing rural fringe. One of the few wetland systems accessible to visitors all year round. Enjoy the many walks and viewing areas. Fogg Dam is 70 kilometres east of Darwin. Camping, swimming and fishing are NOT permitted
Reviewed 19 August 2014

I found this conservation area while looking for a stop between Darwin and Kakadu.
This place is hardly on the map but has great views of wild life.
We planned on walking but were met by a sign that warned of crocodiles so we decided to drive across the dam and soon saw that the warning was for a good reason.
We saw a great display of a crocodile swimming around a Cormorant that was diving then all of a sudden the Cormorant fled.

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Reviewed 18 July 2014

This is a beautiful spot to see birds and is well worth the stop. There are walks around but it is also worth a quick transit stop.

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Reviewed 16 July 2014

Mature aged couple who visited for the first time. Apart from a multitude of birds we managed to see ( from our vehicle) both a large monitor lizard and medium size salt water crocodile whilst driving slowly along the "wall". We were based at Humpty Doo so it was only 40km round trip but well worth even from Darwin Central. Mix this and Berry Springs ( for swimming) for a day trip from Darwin.

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Reviewed 15 July 2014

On our return from Kakadu we called into Fogg Dam. First activity was a wetland rainforest walk. This was just beautiful. Very easy. Shade all the way and you end up looking out over wetlands, before continuing round an easy boardwalk. Probably best to allow an hour for this, just to enjoy the experience.The dam wall walk was closed due to crocs, but you could still drive across and go to the lookout. The birdlife there was amazing--noisy with birds! As good as much of what you get in Kakadu and not far out of Darwin.

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Reviewed 30 June 2014

There is an amazing volume and variety of birds at Fogg Dam Reserve but also be on the lookout for other wildlife.
On a recent visit of less than 1 hour we spotted a large Monitor Lizard and a medium sized Saltwater Crocodile, both within a couple of metres of out tour bus!!!
We were there late in the afternoon when the angle of the sun is low making it the best time for taking photos (the golden hour)
Go there and enjoy but beware the animals still command some respect!

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