Cruising Top End wetlands teeming with wildlife should be on everyone’s bucket list.
Today, immerse yourself in the wildlife on a one-hour cruise on Corroboree Billabong, just a 1.5 hour drive from Darwin. It's the perfect way to photograph and find out more about the local wildlife. Expect to see wetland birds, including jabirus, brolgas, magpie geese and many others, as well as crocodiles.
The billabong is said to have the highest concentration of saltwater crocodiles in the world. Be sure to make a stopover at Window on the Wetlands, where interactive displays explain the history and ecology, seasonal changes and abundant wildlife of the northern coastal wetlands.
Take in the wildlife at Fogg Dam
On your way back to Darwin, stop in at Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve. It is one of the few wetland systems that are generally accessible year-round. Here, boardwalks take you through different landscapes and observation platforms to view the large numbers of resident wading birds.
A sendoff with style
Cap off your week in Darwin and say farewell in style at one of the many bars and pubs on the city’s main entertainment strip, Mitchell Street. Choose from traditional pubs with beer gardens, popular live music venues, terrace bars with street-side dining, casual backpacker joints, swanky cocktail bars and night clubs.