• Location: Darwin, Australia
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
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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

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

Georgina W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

This was the best ever tour I have done - wow, what we saw, covered, incredible and exciting to see the beauty so close to
a capital city. Love the stories told too.

Julie W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

It was a spur-of-the-moment decision to take this tour! We had a free day whilst visiting Darwin. It was brilliant. The guide was very well-informed of the region and the wildlife, and the wetlands themselves were inspiring. Birdlife in abundance, which my partner loved, being a bird-watcher, and surrounded continually by the lotus, in flower, and standing tall in the water. We saw the sea eagle multiple times, which I never tired of. One croc. Great lunch provided. I would absolutely recommend this trip to anyone who loves wildlife, birds, or simply meandering through lotus water gardens.

Sandra W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

The wet lands tour was so full of animals from the smallest birds to the largest with teeth. Our guide chris really knew the animals and she spotted them with ease. This tour is a good length and starting at 9am and finishing 530 instead most starting at 6 am and not finishing till 7 pm. A good one for the photographic tour.

Lisa Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Wonderful tour. Sean was a great guide. Saw a number of crocs and lots of birds.

Anthony S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Great tour saw plenty of birds that we had not seen at Kakadu. Great alternative to Kakadu if you only have limited time. Our guide, Evan was outstanding. Very knowledgeable and happy to get the boat in as close as possible so we could get even better pictures.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Great tour guide , small group, no recorded talks, loads of wild life perfect day

Peter C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Expertly organised, excellent commentary thank you Evan - appreciated your humour also, beautiful scenery, excellent food and abundant wildlife - what more could you ask for?

Andi United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

What an adventure on the Corroboree Billabong! We spent an amazing two hours on the boat traversing the billabong and saw six crocodiles, both freshies and salties. Our guide Evan was very personable and professional and made the trip especially memorable. We enjoyed a salad lunch while on the boat, watching the birds that live in the wetlands fly overhead, build their nests and hunt for food. I would recommend this excursion and a visit to the wetlands of the Northern Territory. The bus ride was long but well worth the effort. Hats off the Evan!

Leabird United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

What an amazing tour. We saw many crocodiles and birds, including Willy Wag Tail fledgelings making their first flights. But the grande finale was a crocodile with a wallaby in its jaws!!!

lindsay s j

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Unbelievable experience, Evan was an amazing guide providing an excellent experience that will be remembered for a lifetime.
The entire day was managed professionally and with a minimum of fuss, lunch was fantastic and enjoyed amongst surroundings that were truly breathtaking.
We would do this tour again !!!

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