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 beautiful Mary River Wetlands and apart from teeming with birdlife, it 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, including White-bellied Sea Eagles, Black Neck Storks (Jabiru), Jacanas, Herons, Ibis, Bee-eaters, Honeyeaters, Flycatchers, Darter, Kingfishers and many more
Learn about the wildlife on the Billabong from your experienced, knowledgeable guide who will delight in sharing information with you and showing you the best the Billabong has to offer. Our open air designed vessel allows you to get up close to the animals with plenty of opportunities to take amazing pictures as we cruise around this nature lover`s paradise.
Our 2.0 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. This cruise is therefore not the best choice for people wanting to see lots of crocodiles, but a fantastic cruise for people who wish to see lots of our spectacular birds and a beautiful sunrise over the wetlands.
The access road to Corroboree Billabong adjoins the Arnhem highway 1km East of Corroboree Tavern. The last 4 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 service operates from April to October and costs an additional $10 Adult / $5 Child.. Bookings are essential.