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Corroboree Billabong is part of the Mary River Wetlands which are teaming with birds and also have one of the largest concentration of Saltwater Crocodiles in the world.

These wetland habitats are a paradise for birds, fish, crocodiles and other wildlife. The scenery here is spectacular with lush wetlands covered in an abundance of pink and purple lilies.

Enjoy a guided scenic cruise on these pristine wetlands viewing an amazing variety of birds and also crocodiles in their natural environment. Get up close and personal with the local wildlife while listening to interesting information from your guide about the region.

They offer a variety of cruises throughout the day of 1.0 hour, 1.5 hours and 2.5 hours in length, cruises operate daily from April to October. For visitors with their own transport, this destination is only a 75 - 90 minutes drive from Darwin (105 kilometres) and on your way to Kakadu. If you do not have your own transport, they operate a 1 Day Tour from Darwin out to the cruise and back from May to October. The 1 day tour offers hotel pick-up and drop off, air-conditioned transport, 2.5 hour wetland cruise and a delicious lunch.

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    1 Day Tour From Darwin - including 2.5 hour Wetland Lunch Cruise

    The wetlands are a 75 - 90 minute drive from Darwin (105 kilometres) and en-route to the cruise you make a stop at Window on the Wetlands information centre and Fogg Dam Nature Reserve.

    Once you 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. Get up close and personal while listening to interesting information about the animals of the region. Enjoy lunch on the wetlands surrounded by nature at it`s best.


    Your knowledgeable experienced guide will provide commentary throughout the day, making your tour and wetland cruise both fascinating and informative.


    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.

    1 Hour morning Wetland Cruises - Corroboree Billabong - Self Drive

    Corroboree Billabong is part of the Mary River Wetlands and apart from teeming with birdlife it also has one of the largest concentration of saltwater crocodiles in the world. View these prehistoric creatures in their natural environment swimming around the billabong and relaxing on the banks as you cruise past.


    The birdlife here is fantastic and you will see a huge variety of species. Learn about the wildlife on the billabong from you knowledgeable guide who will make your cruise both interesting and informative.


    The access road to Corroboree Billabong adjoins the Arnhem Highway one kilometre east of Corroboree Tavern. The last 4 kilometres of the road to the cruise is a well maintained unsealed road. If you do not wish to drive on an unsealed road, we operate a shuttle to the cruise from Corroboree Tavern on the Arnhem Highway. The shuttle departs 30 minutes prior to cruise time. Bookings are essential


    Departs 8.45am - Daily (April to October).

    1.5 Hour Morning Cruise - Corroboree Billabong Self Drive Option

    Corroboree Billabong is part of the Mary River Wetlands and apart from teeming with birdlife it also has one of the largest concentration of saltwater crocodiles in the world. View these prehistoric creatures in their natural environment swimming around the billabong and relaxing on the banks as you cruise past.


    The birdlife here is fantastic and you will see a huge variety of species. Learn about the wildlife on the billabong from you knowledgeable guide who will make your cruise both interesting and informative.


    The access road to Corroboree Billabong adjoins the Arnhem Highway one kilometre east of Corroboree Tavern. The last 4 kilometres of the road to the cruise is a well maintained unsealed road. If you do not wish to drive on an unsealed road, we operate a shuttle to the cruise from Corroboree Tavern on the Arnhem Highway. The shuttle departs 30 minutes prior to cruise time.


    10.00am Cruise -Departs Daily from April till October.

    2 Hour Sunset Cruise

    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 and it`s easy to understand why this is one of our most popular cruises. If you enjoy having a quiet beer or wine at sunset, please feel free to bring a few drinks along in a small cooler bag. If driving after dark concerns you, we operate a $5 return transfer service to the cruise (bookings essential) from Corroboree Park Tavern & Campground. From here there are also several other accommodation venues within only 15 minutes drive, offering a variety of good quality accommodation options.

    2.5. Hour Lunch Cruise - - Corroboree Billabong Self Drive Option

    Join Wetland Cruises for an amazing 2.5 hour lunch cruise.


    Corroboree Billabong is part of the Mary River Wetlands and apart from teeming with birdlife it also has one of the largest concentration of saltwater crocodiles in the world. View these prehistoric creatures in their natural environment swimming around the billabong and relaxing on the banks as you cruise past.


    The birdlife here is fantastic and you will see a huge variety of species. Learn about the wildlife on the billabong from you knowledgeable guide who will make your cruise both interesting and informative.


    The access road to Corroboree Billabong adjoins the Arnhem Highway one kilometre east of Corroboree Tavern. The last 4 kilometres of the road to the cruise is a well maintained unsealed road. If you do not wish to drive on an unsealed road, we operate a shuttle to the cruise from Corroboree Tavern on the Arnhem Highway. The shuttle departs 30 minutes prior to cruise time.


    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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