The Charles Darwin National Park (English Charles Darwin National Park ) is a 13 km ² large park in Australia's Northern Territory Darwin's doorstep. The park borders the southern districts of Darwin and is located on the east side of Frances Bay, opposite the city center, and on the north side of the East Arm. Small parts of the park are located within the city limits of Darwin.
The park includes areas of both ecological and cultural importance.
It only protects the water meadows of the bay of Port Darwin. In a system of small rivers, bays and islands are 36 of the 51 native to the Northern Territory mangroves to find.
On the other hand are found in the park numerous traces of human settlement. Middens in the park point to the Aborigines who inhabit this land for thousands of years. In recent years, the area was part of a network of military bases that were established during the Second World War. As part of the northern line of defense here find bunkers, one of which is converted into a visitor center, and ammunition depots.
The national park was founded in 1998 is named after the naturalist Charles Darwin.