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Mary River Wilderness Retreat and Caravan Park

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.

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    • Birdwatching
    • Boating
    • Walks


    • Australian Tourism Accreditation Program
  • Tours

    4 Hour Fishing Charter

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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