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Darwin: Mary River Wetlands Wildlife Cruise with Lunch

1. Darwin: Mary River Wetlands Wildlife Cruise with Lunch

Today starts with a pick-up from your Darwin accommodation at around 9:00 AM. Listen to interesting commentary about the region from your knowledgeable guide as you make your way to Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve. Originally set up as a large scale rice growing project in the 1950s, this location is now a haven for many varieties of birds that you'll get a chance to admire. A short drive from there takes you to the “Window on the Wetlands” Information Centre, where you can enjoy a hands-on display explaining the wetlands and get a fantastic view over the Adelaide River floodplains from their upper viewing deck. Your highlight for the day is an amazing 2.5-hour cruise on the wetlands! See an abundance of birds, crocodiles and wildlife in their natural habitat on the Mary River Wetlands. Home to a huge variety of animals, birdlife and also boasting the largest concentration of Saltwater Crocodiles in the world, these pristine wetlands are a nature lover's paradise. Participants generally see about 30 different species of birds on these cruises! Enjoy a delicious cold lunch on the wetlands, surrounded by nature at its best, as you get up close and personal with plenty of local wildlife. Lunches are healthy and consist of individual pre-packed fresh salads with dressings. There will also be a selection of cold sliced meats and bread so you can make sandwiches if you wish. From here it is just under a 90-minute drive to return you to your Darwin accommodation at around 5:00 PM.

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What people are saying about Mary River

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 91 reviews

We had a great time on the Mary River Wetland Cruise. The bus took us first to Fogg Dam for a view of the birds. We then had a short stop at the outback Corroboree Pub before heading to the Mary River. The boat tour takes about 2 hours and the guide knew all the birds and the best spots to see Crocodiles. The tour is small and personal and ends with time to have a cool drink at a local pub.

Evan was a very knowledgeable guide and friendly guy. Large individually packed lunches supplied. Lots of crocs and birds to see and they were all highlighted and identified by our guide. Comfortable enough bus with regular stops. Sun shelter on boat. Happy to recommend this tour.

The guide Danni was brilliant and we learnt so much about the environment .The food that they offered were great

A nice small experience. Evan the guide was brilliant so knowledgeable and very personable too

Excellent trip. Evan was an excellent driver and an amazing guide. Thank you