- Pick-up and drop-off from Darwin hotels
- Transport in an air-conditioned vehicle
- 2Hr 30Min hour lunch cruise through the wetlands
WHAT TO EXPECT
Discover the beautiful and exciting Corroboree Billabong and Mary River Wetlands with this trip from Darwin. Get picked up from your accommodation at 9 am for the drive to the Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve. Along the way, your experienced guide will provide insightful commentary about the area and its history. The Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve was originally set up as a large-scale rice growing project. Now, it's home to an incredible array of local and migratory waterbirds, as well as Australia's largest populations of snakes! You'll also be able to take photos of the beautiful Sacred Lotus and Native Lilies that call the wetlands home.
However, the highlight of the day is an amazing 2Hr 30 Min cruise through the waterways of the billabong. Explore the wetlands, getting up close and personal with the flora and fauna. It's home to the largest concentration of saltwater crocodiles in the world. View these prehistoric creatures in their natural environment, cruising beside the vessel or basking in the sun on the banks of the billabong. Bird lovers will appreciate the prolific populations of Sea Eagles, Jabirus, Jacanas, Darters, Herons, Ibis, Magpie Geese, Brolgas, Kingfishers, and more. Don't forget to bring your camera and binoculars! You'll also enjoy a delicious lunch on board, as you cruise through the tranquil waters. It's the ultimate dining with a view. Feel free to ask your experienced guide any questions – they're a wealth of knowledge and will ensure your day is filled with the best the billabong has to offer.
Once the cruise is finished, it's a 90-minute trip back to Darwin, returning to your accommodation around 5 pm.
This wetland experience operates during the dry season only, from May to October.
Where we visit:
- Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve
- Corroboree Billabong
- Mary River Wetlands