The Mary River is located 90 km east of Darwin and has a catchment area of predominantly freshwater wetlands extending over 1,300 sq km. The Mary River Wetlands are a variable environment with seasonal changes in vegetation cover and wildlife species due to the big contrasts between the wet season (November – April) and the dry season (April – October).
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Top things to do in Mary River Wetlands
Airboat experience in the Mary River Wetlands
Discover the Mary River Wetlands up close on an exhilarating tour by airboat. Depart from Home Billabong at Wildman Wilderness Lodge and continue into the Mary River floodplain. Spot abundant birdlife, saltwater crocodiles and perhaps a water buffalo. Hovering above the reeds and lillies, stopping occasionally to take it all in, is a fantastic way to explore this vast and diverse region.
Rock art & rainforest walks
Travel to Kakadu National Park via the Old Jim Jim Road, across floodplains and billabongs and on to Nourlangie Rock. At Nourlangie experience the oldest living culture on Earth through rock art and take in the stunning views of Arnhem Land. Enjoy a picnic lunch at Anbangbang billabong, then travel to Barramundi gorge (Maguk gorge) for a short rainforest walk and optional swim in one of the waterfall-fed holes.
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