Tour code: 6378WETLAND
See an abundance of birds, crocodiles and other wildlife on this day trip from Darwin with a 2.5-hour Corroboree Billabong cruise. You'll board a shaded, open-sided boat for optimal wildlife viewing along the Mary River Wetlands, home to the largest concentration of saltwater crocs as well as 30 species of birds. Hear commentary from your guide throughout the full-day tour, which includes an informative stop at Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre as well as lunch and round-trip hotel transport.


  • Full-day tour with boat cruise on the Corroboree Billabong, from Darwin
  • Learn about the ecology and history of the Mary River area at Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre
  • Hear informative commentary from your knowledgeable guide about the wildlife of the region
  • Enjoy lunch on the boat cruise surrounded by beautiful wetlands
  • Look for saltwater crocodiles and a variety of colorful birds during your boat cruise
  • Includes round-trip transportation from Darwin with hotel pickup and drop-off

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What You Can Expect

Corroboree Billabong Wetland Cruise from Darwin Including Lunch

Corroboree Billabong

Following hotel pickup from Darwin in the morning, board your air-conditioned coach for the 1.5-hour drive southeast to Corroboree Billabong. En route, listen to your guide’s narration and visit Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre, which boasts splendid views of the Mary River Wetlands. Touch-screen educational displays provide an introduction to the coastal wetlands ecosystem of this Top End destination before your board your boat. 

Take a seat under the full-length shade canopy of your open-sided vessel, which plies the calm waters of Corroboree Billabong during a 2.5-hours cruise. Your guide points out abundant birdlife such as jabiru, ibis, brolga, jacana, egrets, herons, kites, sea eagles, whistling ducks and magpie geese among the more than 30 different species that inhabit this area.

Keep your camera or your binoculars on hand to capture sightings of any saltwater crocodiles that often sun themselves on the banks or swim stealthily by!

Your boat tour includes a picnic lunch on board. Enjoy prepared salads and sandwiches and replenish your thirst with cold drinking water available throughout the cruise. 

After the wetlands and wildlife tour on Corroboree Billabong, return to your coach for the return trip to Darwin, where your day trip ends in the evening.

Customer Reviews

Juyuan Cheng C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

You never ever know, if you never ever go.

Therese C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Lovely day - viewing wildlife in their natural habitat. Commentary provided was excellent.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Murray, our bus/boat driver was entertaining and very knowledgeable on the local wildlife and flora. Lunch was delicious and consisted of different varieties of cold cuts and a salad. It was a relaxing and enjoyable cruise. There was plenty of birdlife to see and photograph, plus we also saw several crocs. Murray knew where the crocs would be located and we weren't disappointed. This tour is suitable for all ages, and wouldn't be strenuous for the elderly. Very happy with the tour.

Alison W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Such a great day. Murray, our driver and guide was so informative. Saw many birds and lots of crocodiles close up. A wonderful experience.

Catherine M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Our guide, Murray, gave us a steady stream of information about Darwin and its surrounds while driving down the road to Corroboree Billabong. On the boat, he was quick to spot--and follow or stop as indicated--numerous birds and crocs. We were lucky that a dead water buffalo had attracted a large number of crocs, so we got many close-up views of the big creatures. The lunch provided was healthy and delicious--salad and cold cuts. This trip was a highlight of our trip to Darwin!

Veronica G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Fabulous trip. We loved it! Murray was a great guide, informative and interesting. He certainly seemed to be very much in touch with the local flora, fauna and birdlife. The cruise gets a very positive YES from us.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Worth the time to see the sights and get very close to some very large crocs.

Loretta A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

It made my whole trip to Darwin worth it!

Bernard S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

For those with just a day to spare, this is a good tour with lots of wildlife to see and not much time in a bus or troopie. Our guide was most informative and entertaining. Great fresh salad for lunch with dietary needs taken into account.

Judith M

4 star rating: Recommended September 2015

It was a lovely day out on the water. We saw loads of wildlife including many big crocs. The salad for lunch was fresh and yummy. The only negative was the waiting around at the beginning whilst the organisers sorted out some issues.

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