Only 75 – 90 minutes drive from Darwin on your way to/ back from Kakadu National Park is a wetland experience not to be missed.
Corroboree Billabong is part of the Mary River Wetlands and apart from teeming with birdlife it also has 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 we cruise past.
The birdlife here is fantastic and you will see a huge variety of species such as Jabiru, Jacana, Ibis, Brolga, Egret, Kite, Sea Eagle, Magpie Geese, Kingfishers and many others. Learn about the wildlife on the Billabong from your knowledgeable guide who will make your cruise both interesting and informative.
Our 2.5 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 onboard 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 cold sliced meats and a delicious salad with optional dressing and bread available. Even though this cruise is operating in the warmer part of the day, because of its longer duration there is still plenty of opportunity to view the local wildlife. This cruise is not recommended for young children.
Our open air designed vessel allows you to get up close to the animals with loads of great photo opportunities while viewing the wildlife up close and personal. Learn about the wildlife on the Billabong from your guide who will make your cruise both interesting and informative. Our guides local knowledge of the region provides you with the opportunity to view large salt water crocodiles and a good variety of spectacular birdlife in their natural wetland habitat.
The access road to Corroboree Billabong adjoins the Arnhem highway 1km East of Corroboree Tavern. The last 2 km of the road to the cruise is a well maintained unsealed road. Our shuttle service operates from Corroboree Tavern and provides transport for people who do not wish to drive on the unsealed road. You will see a sign on the front verandah at Corroboree Tavern indicating the waiting area to catch the shuttle, the shuttle departs 30 minutes prior to the cruise times. The shuttle driver provides commentary whilst traveling to the cruise and this service operates from 1st April to 30th October. Bookings are essential and cost $10/Adult and $5/Child return.