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Howard Springs Nature Park is a 286 hectares (710 acres) protected area located 35 kilometres (22 mi) south of Darwin, Northern Territory. A suitable habitat for waterfowl of the Northern Territory, it also has swimming areas and walking trails. The actual Springs became important in 1910 when they came under consideration as a solution to Darwin's unreliable water supply.

Howard Spring Nature Park
Northern Territory
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)[1]
Howard Spring Nature Park is located in Northern Territory
Howard Spring Nature Park
Howard Spring Nature Park
Coordinates12°27′42″S 131°03′11″E / 12.461792401°S 131.053066815°E / -12.461792401; 131.053066815Coordinates: 12°27′42″S 131°03′11″E / 12.461792401°S 131.053066815°E / -12.461792401; 131.053066815[1]
Established22 May 1952[1]
Area2.86 km2 (1.1 sq mi)[1]
Visitation43,300 (in 2017)[2]
Managing authoritiesParks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory
WebsiteHoward Spring Nature Park
See alsoProtected areas of the Northern Territory

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  1. ^ a b c d "Terrestrial Protected Areas by Reserve Type in Northern Territory (2016)". CAPAD 2016. Australian government. 2016. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Park visitor data". Department of Tourism Sport and Culture. Northern Territory Government. Retrieved 20 April 2019. Traffic counters located at entry point.

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