Want to make the most of your time in Darwin? Then a cruise along the Mary River Wetlands is a must during your time in the Northern Territory.
Heard of anything more Aussie sounding than the Corroboree Billabong? Well, it’s where the cruise starts its 2 and a half hour cruise of the Mary River Wetlands.
Why should you visit the Wetlands? It’s only home to the largest concentration of Saltwater Crocodiles on the planet!
On the cruise you’ll get close enough to ruin your phone storage as you film and snap these ferocious and giant marine reptiles. A cruise along the Mary River Wetlands is also a great time to look out for native Northern Territory birdlife such as geese and brolgas or maybe even try your hand at fishing.
For those looking to get out and about you absolutely have to abide by the safety warnings. After all, you do not want to end up as an exotic feast for the crocs. You also need to make sure you travel with plenty of water with you and a handy first aid kit if you’re planning on camping… after all you’ll be in the bush and 150 km from Darwin – the nearest city.
Top tip for visiting the Mary River Wetlands if you’re staying overnight, be sure to visit Couzen’s Lookout for a stunning sunset. The park is well equipped for camping and picnicking in the designated areas, just ensure you leave no trace.
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Read our Northern Territory Travel Guide