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Darwin: Mary River Wetlands Wildlife Cruise with Lunch

1. Darwin: Mary River Wetlands Wildlife Cruise with Lunch

Today starts with a pick-up from your Darwin accommodation at around 9:00 AM. Listen to interesting commentary about the region from your knowledgeable guide as you make your way to Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve. Originally set up as a large scale rice growing project in the 1950s, this location is now a haven for many varieties of birds that you'll get a chance to admire. A short drive from there takes you to the “Window on the Wetlands” Information Centre, where you can enjoy a hands-on display explaining the wetlands and get a fantastic view over the Adelaide River floodplains from their upper viewing deck. Your highlight for the day is an amazing 2.5-hour cruise on the wetlands! See an abundance of birds, crocodiles and wildlife in their natural habitat on the Mary River Wetlands. Home to a huge variety of animals, birdlife and also boasting the largest concentration of Saltwater Crocodiles in the world, these pristine wetlands are a nature lover's paradise. Participants generally see about 30 different species of birds on these cruises! Enjoy a delicious cold lunch on the wetlands, surrounded by nature at its best, as you get up close and personal with plenty of local wildlife. Lunches are healthy and consist of individual pre-packed fresh salads with dressings. There will also be a selection of cold sliced meats and bread so you can make sandwiches if you wish. From here it is just under a 90-minute drive to return you to your Darwin accommodation at around 5:00 PM.

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4.9 / 5

based on 128 reviews

We had a wonderful, relaxing trip. Pickup at our hotel was convenient and on-I’ve. Our guide Evan shared lots of Darwin history, funny stories, and facts about the flora and fauna on the drive to the wetlands. We were thrilled to see 20+ species of birds, several crocs and beautiful lotus fields. Lunch was delicious! Glad I had my binoculars. But you’d be ok without a pair. Evan did a good job of getter no you close to the wildlife, when possible.

This tour exceeded my expectations. Not too far from Darwin the guide Evan was a wealth of information the whole day. We saw every specimen of wildlife on the brochure, including crocs and beautiful Jabirus. The scenery was out of this world and I highly recommend this tour For nature lovers.

Fuss-free tour experience! Our tour guide Evan was very well-informed and did an awesome one-man show taking care of our group from start to finish. Saw a handful of crocs during the cruise, and the diversity of bird wildlife is amazing! Thank you from Singapore!

An enjoyable and informative day. Of the 3 day tours I went on, our guide Evan gave the best commentary. His grasp of the science and history of the Top End was impressive and delivered with humour.

Very nice trip all together. Nice guide who made the trip.