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Mary River Wilderness Retreat and Caravan Park

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Become ensconced in Mary River life, setting up camp and setting off on organised crocodile cruises, wildlife safaris, riverside bushwalks, and more.

Situated 32 kilometres from Kakadu National Park, Mary River Wilderness Retreat and Caravan 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 that are easily accessible from Mary River Wilderness Retreat and Caravan Park.

Tour types

  • Nature and wildlife
  • Adventure and Outdoors Tours
  • Cruises Sailing and Water Tours
  • Walking and Biking Tours

Facilities

Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Boating
  • Walk

Accreditation

Australian Tourism Accreditation Program

4 Hour Fishing Charter

This is your chance to test your fishing skills against the iconic barramundi. After meeting at the reception area, you’ll have a short stroll to the boat, with you fishing guide, and cruise the Mary River in search of the mighty fish. Rods, tackle and lures are supplied.

Bike and Hike Tour

Enjoy all that the Mary River Park has to offer with a ride around the park on the designated bike paths. The path will take you along the river bank, past billabongs, through the native trees and plants. A map of the area is included when you hire your bike. View nature up close and at your own leisure. This tour is perfect for bird watching enthusiasts.

Mary River Cruise

Cruise the Mary River with a qualified guide, spotting both saltwater and freshwater crocodiles and the abundant birdlife of the area. This is an excellent way in which to view these impressive and powerful creatures.

There is an early morning or mid morning tour to choose from.

Nocturnal Night Walks

This night time walk is a prefect chance to view some of the Top Ends nocturnal fauna. Leaving from the reception area with your guide, you’ll set out to find some of the many nocturnal birds and animals that have made their home at the Mary River Park. Possible sightings include wallabies, Antilipine wallaroos, Rufus owls and Barking owls, tree frogs and cane toads, crocodiles, bats, snakes and more.

If you forget your torch, don’t worry, as a torch is supplied on this tour. Please note that the actual tour duration is 1.5 hours.

Sunset and Stars River Cruise

Cruise the tranquil waters of the Mary River into the golden glow of a sunset, whilst enjoying a cold drink and canapes, while your friendly guide will help spot crocodiles and birds along the way. You’ll arrive back in time to feast on a delicious two course meal from the a la carte menu at Geckos Bar and Restaurant.

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  • Information

    Tour types

    • Nature and wildlife
    • Adventure and Outdoors Tours
    • Cruises Sailing and Water Tours
    • Walking and Biking Tours

    Facilities

    Activities

    • Birdwatching
    • Boating
    • Walk

    Accreditation

    Australian Tourism Accreditation Program
  • Tours

    4 Hour Fishing Charter

    This is your chance to test your fishing skills against the iconic barramundi. After meeting at the reception area, you’ll have a short stroll to the boat, with you fishing guide, and cruise the Mary River in search of the mighty fish. Rods, tackle and lures are supplied.

    Bike and Hike Tour

    Enjoy all that the Mary River Park has to offer with a ride around the park on the designated bike paths. The path will take you along the river bank, past billabongs, through the native trees and plants. A map of the area is included when you hire your bike. View nature up close and at your own leisure. This tour is perfect for bird watching enthusiasts.

    Mary River Cruise

    Cruise the Mary River with a qualified guide, spotting both saltwater and freshwater crocodiles and the abundant birdlife of the area. This is an excellent way in which to view these impressive and powerful creatures.

    There is an early morning or mid morning tour to choose from.

    Nocturnal Night Walks

    This night time walk is a prefect chance to view some of the Top Ends nocturnal fauna. Leaving from the reception area with your guide, you’ll set out to find some of the many nocturnal birds and animals that have made their home at the Mary River Park. Possible sightings include wallabies, Antilipine wallaroos, Rufus owls and Barking owls, tree frogs and cane toads, crocodiles, bats, snakes and more.

    If you forget your torch, don’t worry, as a torch is supplied on this tour. Please note that the actual tour duration is 1.5 hours.

    Sunset and Stars River Cruise

    Cruise the tranquil waters of the Mary River into the golden glow of a sunset, whilst enjoying a cold drink and canapes, while your friendly guide will help spot crocodiles and birds along the way. You’ll arrive back in time to feast on a delicious two course meal from the a la carte menu at Geckos Bar and Restaurant.

  • Map

    Map

    What's nearby

    What's nearby

    Explore the NT
    Driving routesFlight paths

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