Tourism NT & Steve Strike
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Mary RiverOn the outskirts of Kakadu National Park, Mary River is a treasure chest of hidden wonders and natural beauty waiting to be explored. From spectacular billabongs to rugged 4WD tracks, Mary River should not be missed.
The calm waters of the Mary River are best enjoyed on a fishing trip or nature cruise. The Mary River area, between Darwin and Kakadu on the Arnhem Highway, is an angler's paradise, literally jumping with barramundi and other tropical estuarine species. Wildlife spotting cruises are another ideal way to explore the area. Diverse fauna such as crocodiles, buffalo, wild horses and migratory birds are frequently seen. Travellers come to view magpie geese, brolgas, white-bellied sea eagles, red-tailed black cockatoos, rufous owls and more. Accommodation options in the area range from airconditioned cabins to caravan parks and campsites. Corroboree Park Tavern and the Bark Hut Inn are found along the Arnhem Highway, with Point Stuart Wilderness Lodge located through Mary River National Park. Mary River House Boats offer a unique accommodation option available for hire. Four-wheel drive enthusiasts will enjoy the floodplains, paperbark forests and monsoon rainforests found on the Hardies and Wildman four-wheel drive tracks.
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Mary River Wilderness Retreat and Caravan Park
Mary River Wilderness Retreat and Caravan Park, family-owned and operated eco wilderness retreat is located 110 kilometres from Darwin and only 32 kilometres from Kakadu National Park boundaries, on the Arnhem Highway travel from Darwin via the Stuart Highway 75km via Humpty Doo or from Jabiru in the Kakadu National Park. Enjoy this accessible wilderness area staying in air-conditioned, deluxe or budget bungalows, powered or unpowered sites with year-round lush, rolling green lawns and ample shade. Watch the birdlife and wallabies as you relax on the front deck of your accommodation, or site. Enjoy a stroll or a jog around the beautiful walking tracks at your doorstep, Mary River Wilderness Retreat also boasts a fantastic restaurant and bar, with alfresco dining and their pools are essential for your complete relaxation. Boat, buggy & bike hire available (no Licence required). Tour desk, all the information you need self-drive:- half-day, see Bird Billabong, Hardies lagoon, Corroboree billabong and Fog Dam, Leaning tree Lagoon and Jumping Crocodiles Full Day see Mary River, Litchfield or Kakadu National Parks. Campers Kitchen.
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