5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

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  • Location: Darwin, Australia
  • Duration:  7 hours (approx.)
See an abundance of birds, saltwater crocodiles and other wildlife on a full-day tour to the Corroboree Billabong, from Darwin. En route, visit Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre before continuing to the Corroboree Billabong for a 2.5-hour boat cruise. You’ll get an up-close experience of the wetlands and informative commentary from your friendly and knowledgeable guide throughout the day. With round-trip transportation and lunch included, this tour is the perfect way to explore the wetlands from Darwin!


  • 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

What You Can Expect

Best Corroboree Billabong Wetland Cruise from Darwin Including Lunch

Corroboree Billabong

After morning pickup at your Darwin hotel, travel by air-conditioned coach about 90 minutes to Corroboree Billabong. Along the way, enjoy live commentary from your expert guide and a stop at Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre, where interactive displays and superb views give you an excellent introduction to the northern coastal wetlands ecosystem.

When you arrive at the Corroboree Billabong, hop aboard a roomy open-sided boat with a full-length shade canopy. Your knowledgeable guide points out a huge variety of wildlife throughout the 2.5-hour cruise.

You may spot jabiru, ibis, brolga, jacana, egrets, herons, kites, sea eagles, whistling ducks and magpie geese among many other birds in this area, which shelters more than 30 different species. And be sure to keep an eye out for crocs: Corroboree Billabong is part of the Mary River Wetlands, which boasts the world’s largest concentration of giant reptiles! Depending on the time of year and day, the crocs may be swimming in the water or sunning themselves on the banks.

At midday, enjoy a picnic lunch to eat on board the boat as you float along in nature with your guide. The lunch consists of prepared salads, plus sliced meats and bread for sandwiches. Cold drinking water is available throughout the cruise.

It is recommended that you bring a hat and sun protection, as well as a camera and binoculars. This tour operates with a maximum of 32 people, allowing you to enjoy the advantages of a smaller group.

At the end of your boat cruise on the wetlands, return to your coach for the trip back to Darwin, arriving in the early evening to end your tour.

Customer Reviews

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!

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

It made my whole trip to Darwin worth it!

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.

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