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Mary River Park

Situated 32 kilometres from Kakadu National Park, Mary River Park is on the banks of the Mary River in a tranquil bushland setting. Travellers can enjoy the natural surroundings bordered by river frontage. The wildlife is spectacular, especially the wallabies, crocodiles and birds. Activities at Mary River Park include crocodile cruises, wildlife safaris, riverside bushwalks, birdwatching or a sunset or stargazing and dinner cruise.

Accommodation is offered in cabins, dormitories or camping sites and meals are served in the spacious dining room and bar. If you are bringing your own four wheel drive, ask for information about the Mary River National Park four wheel drive tracks easily accessible from Mary River Park. The tours are guided by Mike Ostwald who recently won the Best Interpretive Guide Brogla Award for 2005.

Touring Options

Full Day Bird Tour Mary River Park

View some of the diverse birdlife of the Top End on this birdwatching tour departing from Darwin. Meet your guide for breakfast at Mary River Park before embarking on a riverside bushwalk to find birds of the season such as kingfishers, crimson finches, parrots, honeyeaters, bower birds, whistling kites and brown falcons. Following this you can enjoy cruise on the beautiful Mary River, which is also home to a variety of bird species. This is an excellent tour for the bird enthusiast, or anyone wanting to experience nature.

Mary River Park Crocodile Cruise

Enjoy a cruise in search of both saltwater and freshwater crocodiles along the Mary River. This is an excellent way in which to view these impressive and powerful creatures. The river is also home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, including abundant birdlife such as Jabirus, sea eagles and herons.

Mary River Park Experience, 1 Night

See the beautiful Mary River area, located 150 kilometres east of Darwin, on this overnight tour. Enjoy the beauty of the Australian bush in a relaxed atmosphere. View native fauna as you cruise the beautiful Mary River. At the end of this exciting tour you might like to attend a Sunset and Stargazing Cruise.

Mary River Park Experience, 2 Nights

Experience the beautiful Mary River area, located 150 kilometres east of Darwin, on this two day tour. You can view crocodiles, wallabies, abundant birdlife and other native fauna as you cruise the beautiful Mary River. At the end of this exciting cruise you might like to attend a Sunset and Stargazing Cruise. Later enjoy a walk through scenic bushland, on which you can see some of the 185 species of bird found in the area. After a leisurely afternoon on the tranquil waters of the Mary River you will be treated to a delicious outback dinner of stew, damper and billy tea as you listen to traditional stories and songs by the campfire.

Mary River Sunset, Stargazing and Dinner Cruise

Cruise the tranquil waters of the Mary River, located 150 kilometres east of Darwin. You can float into the golden glow of sunset, surrounded by the diverse wildlife of this beautiful region. You will then be treated to a delicious outback dinner of stew, damper and billy tea as you listen to traditional stories and songs by the campfire.

Mary River Wetland and Wildlife Safari Tour

Experience the beautiful Mary River area, located 150 kilometres east of Darwin, on this wetland and wildlife safari tour. Visit tranquil wetlands teeming with wildlife including black cockatoos, burdekin ducks, jacanas, wedge tailed eagles, wallabies, feral pigs and crocodiles.

3 Day Birdwatching Tour

Enjoy a three day birdwatching tour, departing from Darwin, and view some of the diverse birdlife found in the Top End. With your private guide you will visit Fogg Dam Nature Reserve and the Window on the Wetlands to gain an understanding of intricate wetland habitats. Following this you can enjoy cruise on the Mary River, which is also home to a variety of bird species, and a walk through the surrounding bushland. Canoeing is optional, and there will be excellent photo opportunities before returning to Darwin. Possible birds sightings may include Jabiru, great-billed heron, black-brested buzzards and whilte browed robins.

5 Day Birdwatching Tour

Enjoy a five day birdwatching tour departing from Darwin, and view some of the diverse birdlife found in the Top End. With your guide you will visit Fogg Dam Nature Reserve and the Window on the Wetlands where you can browse informative displays and gain an understanding of intricate wetland habitats. The tour will also take you the beautiful Kakadu National Park, where you can see Aboriginal rock art and enjoy a cruise on Yellow Water, a billabong teeming with wildlife. When you arrive in Mary River Park you can cruise the Mary River, which is also home to a variety of bird species. You may also like to try canoeing or bushwalking. This is a memorable tour, with many opportunities for sighting and photographing unique and fascinating birds.

Activites and Experiences at Mary River Park

  • Birdwatching
  • Bushwalking
  • Cruising
  • Flora
  • Sightseeing
  • Animal Viewing
  • Walking
  • Direct
  • Retail
  • Car park
  • Checkin Desk
  • Public Transport
  • Public toilet
  • Active
  • Adventure
  • Aussie Lifestyle
  • Rural/Country
  • Cruise
  • Cultural
  • Educational
  • Environmental
  • Farm/Station
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Food and Wine
  • Historic/Heritage
  • National Park
  • Nature based
  • Off road
  • Outback
  • Relaxation
  • Remote
  • Romance
  • Soft Adventure
  • Water based
  • Wilderness
  • Wildflower
  • Wildlife
  • English
  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Katherine Regional Tourism Associsation, Tourism Top End
  • American Express
  • Cheques By Arrangement
  • Bankcard
  • Cheques Bank
  • Cash
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point of Sale
  • MasterCard
  • Money Order
  • Australian Travellers Cheque
  • Visa

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