Darwin's East Point Reserve provides safe spaces to swim, cycle, walk and get active outdoors.
The 200 hectare reserve has some great spots for recreation available to those who live in real estate in Darwin, including facilities for barbecues and picnics.
A feature of the area is Lake Alexander, which is a small man-made saltwater lake created to give residents a place to swim away from jellyfish and those dangerous saltwater crocs.
Swimming is a great low-impact form of exercise that is good for the whole family – it forces the body to use oxygen more efficiently, and provides a workout for both heart and lungs.
It is easier on the joints and muscles which means pregnant women, arthritis sufferers and people with other chronic illnesses can benefit from a dip in the lake.
Swimming for an hour can burn around 500-650 calories an hour so this may help Darwin residents stay fit and trim.
Another swimming area is Fannie Bay, which is a popular destination for locals.
Residents of property in Darwin can jump in all year round and then get a history lesson on the side.
The northern point of the reserve features a series of WWII gun emplacements, a gun turret precinct and to make a day of it, you could head down to the Darwin Military Museum which is just a short distance away.