5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

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  • Location:Darwin, Australia
  • Duration:5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Mary River Wetlands Cruise from Darwin

See the wildlife and waterways of the Top End – the northernmost section of the Northern Territory – on a cruise of the Mary River wetlands from Darwin. Gliding through lagoons filled with water lilies and water birds, you’ll travel in a high-powered safari boat from Corroboree Billabong, Australia’s prime location for spotting saltwater crocodiles in their natural environment.


  • Cruise the 'Top End' waterways of Mary River
  • See the largest concentration of saltwater crocodiles at Corroboree Billabong
  • Spot herons, kites, sea eagles and other native birds
  • Drive through the outback town of Humpty Doo

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What You Can Expect

Mary River Wetlands Cruise from Darwin

Jabiru Stork

Relax on an air-conditioned coach trip from Darwin to Corroboree Billabong, an hour’s drive from Darwin, passing the outback town of Humpty Doo. Keep a lookout for kangaroos and wallabies hopping through the bush and take in the outback vistas of the Adelaide River’s dry floodplain.

Arriving at Corroboree Billabong, take a 1.5-hour cruise of the Mary River wetlands, the best place in Australia to spot saltwater crocodiles in their natural habitat.

Bring your camera to snap the wildlife and mangroves, as the high-powered boat navigates the waterways and takes you up close to birds, crocodiles, lotus flowers and water lilies. Your expert guide will provide insightful commentary and point out the myriad bird species, including sea eagles, jabiru storks, herons, kites, kingfishers and brolgas.


Hotel Pickup List:
06:50 - Adina Waterfront
07:00 - Air Raid Lodge
07:00 - Alatai Apartments
06:00 - Argus Apartments
07:00 - Bark Hut Inn
07:00 - Banyan View Motel
06:50 - Barramundi Lodge
06:50 - Botanic Gardens Apartments
06:50 - Casa on Gregory
06:50 - City Garden Apartments
07:00 - Darwin Central Hotel
07:00 - DoubleTree Hilton Darwin
07:00 - Elkes Backpackers
07:00 - Frogs Hollow Backpackers
07:00 - Frontier Darwin
07:00 - H Hotel
07:00 - Hilton Darwin
07:10 - Leprechaun Resort
07:00 - Mantra Pandanas
07:00 - Marrakai Apartments
07:00 - Mediterranean
07:00 - Novotel Atrium
07:00 - Palms City Resort
07:00 - Palms Motel
06:50 - Parap Village Apartments
06:50 - Paravista Motel
07:00 - Poinciana Inn
06:50 - Quest Parap
06:50 - SkyCity
06:50 - Steeles Bed & Breakfast
07:00 - Transit Centre
07:00 - Travelodge Mirambeena Resort
07:00 - Comfort Inn Vitina
06:50 - Vibe Waterfront
07:00 - YHA Globetrotters

Customer Reviews

Josie B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015



5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

What a wonderful experience. Gliding along the water, seeing exotic birds, crocodiles resting on banks, wallabies by the water's edge and beautiful water lilies . Very pristine, unspoilt environment alive with wildlife. An unforgettable experience. Our guide on the boat was wonderful.

Barbara J Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

Our day trip to Mary River Wetlands was a wonderful experience. It began when I asked about car parking in the city of Darwin for the duration of our package deal only to be told that we would be picked up and dropped off at our hotel. We could just relax and enjoy our time on the wetlands without worry. Our driver and guides were friendly and happy. All up it was a great day.

RoelZ Netherlands

4 star rating: Recommended December 2013

good tour

Therese S

4 star rating: Recommended September 2013

Excellent loved the small boat and the tour guide

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