Wetland Wildlife Cruise from Darwin

  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
  • Operates: Daily (seasonal)
  • Departs from: Selected hotels
  • Departs at: 9am

Overview

Experience the natural diversity of the Top End on this wetland cruise on Corroboree Billabong — ninety minutes’ drive east of Darwin. Enjoy your guide’s expert commentary during the drive and a picnic lunch on board the cruise boat. Cruise for 2.5 hours through the lush wetlands and see an abundance of birdlife, crocodiles, and other animal species.

  • Cruise the tranquil waters of Corroboree Billabong with an expert local guide
  • Soak up the extraordinary natural beauty of a Top End wetland habitat
  • Learn about the ecology of the region
  • See a wide range of bird species
  • Spot saltwater and freshwater crocodiles in their natural environment.
Wetland Wildlife Cruise from Darwin
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Debbiewhitee (via TripAdvisor)

Everything was fantastic about this tour. Our guide Evan was so knowledgeable and very friendly. We learnt so much from him. We experienced plenty of birdlife and saw both salt and freshwater crocodiles. The food was delicious and there was plenty of it. This tour was a highlight of our holiday and we would recommend it to anyone.

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4.8 rating
Everything was fantastic about this tour. Our guide Evan was so knowledgeable and very friendly. We learnt so much from him. We experienced plenty of birdlife and saw both salt and freshwater crocodiles. The food was delicious and there was plenty of it. This tour was a highlight of our holiday and we would recommend it to anyone.- Debbiewhitee (via TripAdvisor)
  • Guided group tour
  • Services of a knowledgeable local guide
  • Informative commentary
  • Selected CBD hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Comfortable air-conditioned transport
  • 2.5-hour Corroboree Billabong cruise
  • Picnic-style lunch

  • Ian F – Via TripAdvisor

    Having read so many favorable reviews of this tour we started our day with high expectations. We were not disappointed. From hotel pick up on, everything was spot on. What a wonderful, immersive experience! Our driver provided us with rich and interesting local knowledge as we traveled along. She was engaging and brilliant. Evan, our friendly tour guide, shared his obvious enthusiasm, as together we engaged in a wonderful discovery of native birds and saltwater crocodiles in their natural habitat of the beautiful wetlands. The visit to Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve provided a brilliant prelude to the 2.5 hour cruise. Whilst at Fogg Dam we encountered two large crowded coachloads of tourists and were thankful indeed we had chosen the Corroboree Wetlands small group alternative. Way to go! Our Corroboree Wetlands cruise boat was shaded and perfectly low in the water, providing great views of the beauty of the wetlands and close access to the birds and crocodiles. The whole experience was totally immersive and felt very special. On our return trip, a tap beer (optional) at the Outback atmospheric Humpty Doo Hotel tasted oh so good. What a wonderful way to spend a day out of Darwin. Many thanks to the Corroboree Wetlands Cruise team. You obviously love doing the job you do, and do it so well. Brilliant!

  • Chloe V – Via TripAdvisor

    We had a great time today! Evan made us feel welcome as soon as we were picked up from our accomodation, and he was enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable on all subjects. Highly recommend this day trip with cruise!

  • Andrea B – Via TripAdvisor

    Glorious Wetlands cruise with Evan yesterday! We were so pleased that we selected this tour amongst the options available because it was magical to see Fogg Dam and the billabong teeming with life in a completely undisturbed manner. Evan was not only warm, friendly and highly professional, he was extremely knowledgeable and witty!! Most importantly of all he could spot wildlife with ease and help us all to appreciate this pristine environment. Highly recommended!! Thank you Evan.

  • Debbiewhitee – Via TripAdvisor

    Everything was fantastic about this tour. Our guide Evan was so knowledgeable and very friendly. We learnt so much from him. We experienced plenty of birdlife and saw both salt and freshwater crocodiles. The food was delicious and there was plenty of it. This tour was a highlight of our holiday and we would recommend it to anyone.

  • JanineON – Via TripAdvisor

    Evan was a great host- he was knowledgeable and friendly. We were picked up on time and the bus was well air-conditioned. Morning tea stop was interesting. The cruise was very relaxing and we saw plenty of crocs. The lunch provided was pretty basic- preserved meats, tinned veg and lettuce and white sliced bread. Not very healthy and not really good enough in 2022. Croc warning at morning stop could have been clearer - some guests didn't understand this.

This Wetland Wildlife Cruise offers a fabulous day out from the Northern Territory capital and is ideal for those visitors wanting to experience the beauty of a wetland habitat without having to travel as far as Kakadu to do it. You’ll spend 2.5 hours cruising Corroboree Billabong in the stunning Mary River Wetlands — roughly one hundred kilometres east of Darwin. It adds up to less time on a bus and more time on the water spotting the Top End’s iconic crocodiles!

Your Wetland Wildlife Cruise from Darwin begins with hotel pick-ups and a leisurely drive east from the city along the Stuart Highway in comfortable, air-conditioned transport. There’s generally time for photo stops at a giant termite mound, the picturesque Leaning Tree Lagoon, and historic Humpty Doo Hotel. You’ll also call into the informative Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre.

It’s soon time to board your cruise along the forty kilometres of waterways that make up Corroboree Billabong. The extended Mary River Wetlands are home to the largest concentration of saltwater crocodiles in the world. You’ll have the opportunity to view these incredible creatures cruising through the water beside your vessel or basking in the sun on the banks of the billabong.

Another of the highlights of this cruise is seeing the region’s prolific birdlife. You’re likely to spot soaring sea eagles, jabirus, tiny jacanas, magpie geese, brolgas, colourful kingfishers, and many other species.

A delicious picnic-style lunch of cold meats and salad is included in the tour price and is served on board your cruise.

With an average of six or seven crocodile sightings each day and engaging commentary from an expert local guide, this Wetland Wildlife Cruise from Darwin is an experience that will hold the interest of just about any age group. Upon completion of the cruise, you’ll return to Darwin — with hotel drop-off at around 5pm.

  • Once your booking has been completed, an order confirmation will be sent automatically to your email address. You will also receive a booking confirmation with hotel pick-up details and tour operator contact information for the day. Please print the confirmation or have it available on your smart phone.
  • Child pricing applies to 3 to 15-year-olds. Infants are not permitted to travel on this tour.
  • The itinerary provided is a guide only and may change due to operational requirements.
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions.
  • To purchase a gift voucher, please click here.
  • Do you have a group enquiry? Please contact us.
  • View our booking terms and conditions here.
  • COVID-19 safety and cancellation policy
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
  • Operates: Daily (seasonal)
  • Departs from: Selected hotels
  • Departs at: 9am

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