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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 our 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, our open air vessel allows guests plenty of opportunities to get 'that perfect shot' as we 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). We operate cruises at 6.45am (1.5hr), 8.45am (1hr), 10.00am (2hr), 12.45pm (2.5hr incl. lunch), 4.30pm (2hr).

We also operate a 1 Day tour/cruise from Darwin departing 9.00am and returning 5.00pm including air conditioned vehicle, experienced guide, 2.5 hour cruise & lunch

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    1 Day Tour from Darwin

    Once we reach Corroboree Billabong you will board an amazing 2.5 hour scenic cruise on the picturesque wetlands viewing a huge variety of birds, crocodiles and other wildlife in their natural environment.


    Enjoy a delicious lunch on the wetlands, surrounded by nature at its best as we get “up close and personal” with plenty of local wildlife. Keep your camera and binoculars on hand to capture amazing photographs whilst cruising around.


    Our experienced local guide’s have a wealth of knowledge and will ensure your day is filled with the best the billabong has to offer along with interesting information on the surrounding wildlife and vegetation.


    Upon completion of the cruise it is just under 90 minutes drive to return you to your Darwin accommodation around 5pm.


    Departs 9.00am Daily (April to October). 1 Day Tour includes hotel pick-up and drop-off, air-conditioned transport, 2.5 hour wetland cruise and delicious lunch.

    Corroboree Billabong Wetland Cruises - 1 hour morning cruise - Self Drive Option

    They are also great for families travelling with younger children who may not have the attention span for a longer cruise. The 1 hour cruise is long enough to see a reasonable variety of wildlife and give you a taste of these amazing wetlands. Be prepared though, you will probably feel the need to come back again one day.


    For people not wishing to drive on an unsealed road, we operate a $5 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.


    Departs 8.45am - Daily (April to October)

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

    5 hour cruise allows you the opportunity to view more wildlife as we have time to cruise around a larger section of these picturesque wetlands. Our guide’s extensive local knowledge of the region provides you with the opportunity to view large salt water crocodiles, fresh water crocodiles and a good variety of spectacular birdlife in their natural wetland habitats. Our guide’s will also ensure that every guest will have great photo opportunities while viewing the wildlife up close and personal.


    10.00am Cruise - Departs Daily from April till October.

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

    0 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 we gently cruise around the Billabong and it`s easy to understand why this is one of our most popular cruises.


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


    We are the only company in this region offering sunset cruises to their customers. Passengers are welcome to bring along their own beer, wine or soft drinks on this cruise.


    Cruise departs 4.30pm (Operates April - October)

    Corroboree Billabong Wetland Cruises - 2.5 hour lunch cruise - Self Drive Option

    5 hour 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


    Cruise departs at 12.45pm daily (April to October).

    Wetland Cruises Two Cruise Package

    5 hour Sunrise Cruise. Late afternoon is generally the best time of day to see animals and our 2 hour sunset cruise allows you to view the wildlife during a very active period. 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.


    Our 1.5 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.

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