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Mary River(メアリー川)

クルーズ船に搭乗するか、フィッシング・チャーターに参加してトップエンドの野生生態、鳥たち、魚の繁茂した小宇宙であるMary River(メアリー川)の瑞々しい湿地帯を探索しましょう。

トップエンドの野生生態、鳥たち、魚の繁茂した小宇宙であるMary River(メアリー川)の瑞々しい湿地帯を探索しましょう。ダーウィンから東に1時間ほどの位置するKakadu National Park(カカドゥ国立公園)はちょっと立ち寄ったり、市内から日帰り周遊したりするのに最適です。


乾期の時期にFogg Dam Conservation Reserve(フォグ・ダム自然保護区)を訪れ、水供給の中心地にやってくる250種の鳥たちに遭遇しましょう。クラハシコウ、レンカク、マメガン、ゴウシュウヅル、トキたちが餌を求めてしょっちゅうピンク色の睡蓮に集まってきます。静まりかえった分流の死角から色とりどりの回遊性の鳥たちをフィルムに収め、観察しましょう。


Wetlands Visitor Centre(ウェットランド・ビジターセンター)のWindow でトップエンドの鳥や動物たちの見事な画像をインタラクティブ形式で閲覧できます。このセンターは氾濫原の上の高台にあり、眼下には壮大な湿地帯の光景が広がります。


Adelaide River(アデレード川)が アーネムのハイウェイと交差するところで止まり、クルーズ船に搭乗し、ワニが飛び跳ねるワニの群れを観察しましょう。水中から現れる巨大な海水性のワニが船上から垂らした餌に食いついてきます。



船をチャーターしてトップエンド屈指のスポーツフィッシュを釣り上げましょう。Mary River(メアリー川)の湿地帯にはバラマンディがたくさん生息しています。熱心な釣り人が世界中からやって来てShady Camp(シェイディ・キャンプ)、Corroboree Billabong(カラバリ・ビラボン)、Adelaide River(アデレード川)などのスポットでバラマンディ釣りに興じています。毎年、最長1.4m もの大型魚が釣り上げられています。



  • インフォメーション




    • Barbeque
    • Boating Facilities
    • Caravan / Camper Trailer / Campervan Sites / Campsites
    • Carpark
    • Lookouts
    • Picnic Area
    • Public Toilet


    • Birdwatching
    • Boating
    • Camping
    • Fishing
    • Four Wheel Driving
    • Walks


    Disabled access available, contact operator for details.

  • 地図




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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.


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

    No permits or passes are required to visit Mary River.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.