There’s no better way to get fit than cycling. It’s a solid test of your cardio, strength and physical endurance.

But you’re not here to read all about the joys of cycling, are you? You’re here to find the best bike paths Darwin has to offer. So, let’s run through the NT capital’s top spots for a sneaky cycle.


Karama to Darwin

Karama to Darwin Cycle Paths

If you work in the city, there are a few smooth options for you to cycle to work each day. Sure, you’ve got that whopping great airport in the way. But if you head west along McMillans Road, meet up with Bagot Road and head south, you can coast along the flat roads to the city.

And if you’re ever feeling brave, you can even take Vanderlin Drive and the Stuart Highway along the southern border of the airport, and find yourself in the same spot. How adventurous!

Scenery: 2 Wheels

Track Quality: 4 Wheels

Difficulty: 1 Wheels (it’s an easy one)

This Darwin cycling track is perfect for:

CBD workers / anyone around Malak or Karama.


East Point Racetrack

East Point, Darwin Cycle Paths

Sure, this isn’t actually a racetrack. But if you start down in Fannie Bay, you can take a 10km cycle along the coastline and circle back to meet the path around Lake Alexander. And if you’re simply looking for a fitness ride, you can easily run a few laps of East Point and see if your times improve.

Scenery: 5 Wheels

Track Quality: 3 Wheels

Difficulty: 1 Wheels

This Darwin cycling track is perfect for:

Fitness cyclists and sightseers.


The Rough Run

Bike Tracks in Darwin and Lee Point

Do you find roads a bit boring? Or maybe wish you could find a shared path without the comfort of pavement?

The Rough Run is for you.

You can start wherever you like, then find the start of the unsealed shared path in Dripstone Park. From there, it’s all up to you. You can go as far as the mountain bike trails up in Casuarina Coastal Reserve or all the way around Lee Point.

Scenery: 4 Wheels

Track Quality: 1 Wheels (it’s a rewarding challenge)

Difficulty: 4.5 wheels

This Darwin cycling track is perfect for:

Fitness cyclists and sightseers.

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