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Corroboree Billabong cruise
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Wetland Cruises

Only 90 minutes drive from Darwin on your way to Kakadu National Park is a wetland experience not to be missed.

Corroboree Billabong is part of the beautiful Mary River Wetlands, which are teeming with birdlife and also boasts the largest concentration of saltwater crocodiles in the world. View these prehistoric creatures in their natural environment cruising past the vessel or basking on the banks of the billabong.

The birdlife at Corroboree Billabong is prolific and you get the opportunity to see a huge variety of species during your cruise. Learn about the wildlife on the Billabong from your experienced, knowledgeable guide who will ensure your cruise is both interesting and informative.

For the keen photographer, the open air vessel allows guests plenty of opportunities to get 'that perfect shot' as you cruise around this nature lovers paradise.

If you have your own transport, this destination is only a 75 - 90 minutes drive from Darwin (105 kilometres).


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Corroboree Billabong Wetland Cruises - 1.5 hour morning cruise - Self Drive Option

The 10am mid morning cruise is a convenient time for those that wish to plan other activities in the afternoon.

This cruise allows plenty of time to meander through the waterways of Corroboree Billabong, home to the largest concentration of saltwater crocodiles in the world. View these prehistoric creatures in their natural environment, cruising beside our vessel or basking in the sun on the banks of the billabong.

The birdlife at Corroboree Billabong is prolific and you will get the opportunity to see a huge variety of species during your cruise including Sea Eagles, Jabirus, Jacanas, Darters, Herons, Ibis, Magpie Geese, Brolgas, Kingfishers and many more.

Our experienced local guides have a wealth of knowledge and will ensure your cruise experience is filled with the best the billabong has to offer along with interesting information on the surrounding wildlife and vegetation. Be ready for those fantastic photographic opportunities too

For people not wishing to drive on an unsealed road, we operate a $10 adult & $5 child return transfer service to the cruise (bookings essential) from Corroboree Park Tavern & Campground. The transfer service departs 30 minutes prior to the cruise departure time.

Corroboree Billabong Wetland Cruises - 2 hour sunset cruise - Self Drive Option

Late afternoon is generally the best time of day to see animals and the 2 hour sunset cruise allows you to view the wildlife during their very active periods.

Birds are trying to catch their final meals before flying to roost for the evening and crocodiles are on the move ready for a night of hunting.

Add to this a spectacular sunset over the floodplains as you cruise around the Billabong and it`s easy to understand why this is one of the most popular cruises.

Guests are provided with amazing photograph opportunities throughout the cruise, not just of animals, but also of the continuously changing colours of the skies as the sun sinks below the horizon.

This is the only company in the region offering sunset cruises. Passengers are welcome to bring along their own beer, wine, soft drinks & nibbles on this cruise.

Corroboree Billabong Wetland Cruises - Full Day Tour including 2.5 hour lunch cruise

Enjoy listening to some Top End tales as you make your way out to the beautiful Corroboree Billabong for a magnificent cruise on these pristine wetlands. The wetlands are approximately a 90 minute drive from Darwin (105km) and en-route to the cruise there is a stop at Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve and Window on the Wetlands Visitors Centre.

Once you reach Corroboree Billabong, you'll board the vessel for an amazing 2.5 hour scenic cruise viewing an abundance of birds, crocodiles and other wildlife in their natural environment. Learn interesting information about the wildlife of the region and enjoy lunch on the wetlands surrounded by nature at its best, an experience not to be missed!

This experience provider has been operating cruises here since 2001 and the wildlife has become accustomed to the boat, allowing it to get close for some amazing photos. Your knowledgeable guide will provide commentary throughout the day, making your tour both fascinating and informative.

Corroboree Billabong Wetland Cruises - 2.5 hour lunch cruise

The 12:45pm lunch cruise allows time to really explore the wetlands without any rush.

Discover the quieter sections of the billabong as we meander through the various interconnecting channels viewing crocodiles and beautiful birdlife. The wetlands “best locations” are constantly changing throughout the season. Having lunch on-board the vessel allows us the flexibility to select the most suitable location where you can enjoy a delicious lunch surrounded by nature at its very best. Lunch consists of a selection of sliced meats, bread and a delicious salad with optional dressing. Iced water is provided.

Even though this cruise is operating during the warmer part of the day, there is still usually plenty of opportunity to view wildlife.

Our shuttle service operates from Corroboree Tavern and provides transport for people who do not wish to drive on the unsealed road. You will see a sign on the front verandah at Corroboree Tavern indicating the waiting area to catch the shuttle, the shuttle departs 30 minutes prior to the cruise times.

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL, therefore please select this option if you want to catch the shuttle. The shuttle operates from April to October.

Corroboree Billabong Wetland Cruises - 2 hour sunrise cruise - Self drive option

Our 2 hour sunrise cruise is ideal for watching the morning activity of the local birdlife. Being our coolest months of the year, the water temperature early in the morning is warmer than the air temperature so most of the crocodiles prefer to be in the water and not out on the bank. This cruise is therefore not the best choice for people wanting to see lots of crocodiles, but a fantastic cruise for people who wish to see lots of our spectacular birds and a beautiful sunrise over the wetlands. We are the only company in this region offering sunrise cruises to their customers.


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