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People air boating down Mary River National Park
Sunset photo of Mary River National Park
Action shot of people air boating down Mary River

Parc national de la rivière Mary

Accessible toute l'année et à un peu plus de 60 minutes de route de Darwin, les billabongs d'eau douce, les écorces de papier et les forêts de mousson de ce riche parc national offrent d'excellentes opportunités pour l'observation de la faune, la pêche, la randonnée et la photographie.

Accédez à la plate-forme d'observation de Shady Camp pour regarder en amont et vous ne manquerez pas d'apercevoir l'un des nombreux grands crocodiles qui habitent ce tronçon de la Mary River. Émerveillez-vous devant les oiseaux depuis la plate-forme d'observation au bord de l'eau au bien nommé Bird Billabong, ou suivez le sentier pédestre jusqu'au billabong lui-même. Visitez la plate-forme d'observation de Mistake Billabong et regardez la vie sur l'eau se dérouler devant vous. Arrêtez-vous à Couzens Lookout pour une excellente opportunité de prendre des photos des environs et des couchers de soleil spectaculaires, ou visitez Brian Creek Monsoon Forest pour voir une jungle de mousson diversifiée qui contraste fortement avec les forêts environnantes.

Le parc offre de nombreuses possibilités et lieux de camping, de pique-nique, de marche, avec des installations telles que des toilettes, des rampes de mise à l'eau, des panneaux d'information et des repères historiques. Des frais de camping s'appliquent et les sites doivent être réservés en ligne avant votre visite.

Choses à voir et à faire aux alentours de Mary River

  • Information

    Tarif d’entrée

    • Indicative Prices billets à partir de $10.00 jusqu’à $60.00
      Park entry fees - Parks Pass applies. (NT residents exempt). Camping fees apply to all visitors.
    • Child billets à partir de $5.00 jusqu’à $30.00
      Park entry fees - Parks Pass applies. (NT residents exempt). Camping fees apply to all visitors.

    Aménagements

    • barbecue
    • installations nautiques
    • Caravane / Camper Trailer / Sites / Campings Campervan
    • Parking
    • Tours de guet
    • Aire de pique nique
    • Toilette publique

    Activités

    • Observation des oiseaux
    • Navigation de plaisance
    • Camping
    • Pêche
    • Quatre roues au volant
    • Des promenades

    Accessibilité

    Accès handicapés disponibles, opérateur de contact pour plus de détails.

    Certification

    • Covid Safe
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  • FAQs

    Can Mary River be done as a day trip?

    Being so close to Darwin, it's certainly possible to do Mary River as a one-day adventure. There are a number of tour operators who offer single and multi-day trips from Darwin to Mary River.

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    Do I need any passes or permits to visit Mary River?

    No permits or passes are required to visit Mary River.

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    How do I get around Mary River?

    Mary River National Park is famous for its wetlands and rivers, so a boat is the best way to see all the highlights. Another option is to take an airboating tour. There are a number of tour operators who can take you through the region.

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    How do I get to Mary River?

    Mary River National Park is a one-hour drive from Darwin along sealed roads. Leave Darwin along the Stuart Highway and turn left on to the Arnhem Highway. You might also like to choose from one of the tour options to get you there.

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    How far is Mary River from Darwin?

    Mary River is about 1.5 hours' drive east of Darwin (150 km), and a 1.5 hour drive (140 km) west of Jabiru.

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    What are the major attractions at Mary River?

    Mary River is known for its vibrant birdlife, stunning wetlands, excellent fishing and abundant wildlife. Fish, reptiles, mammals and birds live side-by-side; it's literally teeming with life. Enjoy an airboat tour, helicopter ride or 4WD adventure. Try fishing for barramundi at Corroboree Billabong and Shady Camp.

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    What should I bring with me to Mary River?

    While the Mary River is not too far from Darwin, it's important to take proper precautions. If driving, carry drinking water, a first-aid kit and make sure the petrol tank is full. Sun protection, insect repellant, and appropriate footwear are essential. Fishing gear is a must for anyone keen on snagging a few barramundi, and avid birdwatchers should bring a pair of binoculars.

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    When is the best time to visit Mary River?

    Mary River is in the middle of the Top End, so you'll find May to October when the weather is dry and warm is the best time to get full access. There's nothing like experiencing the luscious wetlands from November to April. The 'run-off' from February to April is the peak season and the best time to reel in some barramundi. Tours and accommodation are available all year round.

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    Where should I go next from Mary River?

    Mary River is the gateway to Kakadu National Park and Arnhem Land. If you've come from Darwin head on to see Jabiru, Gunlom, Jim Jim Falls, Yellow Water, the Ubirr Rock Art Site and other stunning attractions in Kakadu National Park. Arnhem Land is also accessible from the Mary River region but you will need a permit to enter the area.