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1 Day Corroboree Billabong Wetland Experience including 2.5 hour cruise + lunch
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See an abundance of birds, crocodiles and other wildlife on this day trip from Darwin with a 2.5-hour Corroboree Billabong cruise. You'll board a shaded, open-sided boat for optimal wildlife viewing along the Mary River Wetlands, home to the largest concentration of saltwater crocs as well as 30 species of birds. Hear commentary from your guide throughout the full-day tour, which includes an informative stop at Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre as well as lunch and round-trip hotel transport.
  • Full-day tour with boat cruise on the Corroboree Billabong, from Darwin
  • Learn about the ecology and history of the Mary River area at Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre
  • Hear informative commentary from your knowledgeable guide about the wildlife of the region
  • Enjoy lunch on the boat cruise surrounded by beautiful wetlands
  • Look for saltwater crocodiles and a variety of colorful birds during your boat cruise
  • Includes round-trip transportation from Darwin with hotel pickup and drop-off
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Air-conditioned vehicle
2.5 hour wetland cruise
Lunch
Experienced local guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Ice Cold water provided on bus and boat
Drinks

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9:00 AM
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: PLEASE CALL (08) 89855855 24 HRS PRIOR TO TOUR DEPARTURE TO CONFIRM YOUR HOTEL PICK UP LOCATION AND ANY DIETARY REQUIREMENT. WE WILL THEN CONFIRM YOUR PICK UP TIME (PICK UP TIMES VARY DEPENDING ON THE LOCATION) Below are more pick up locations available: Chilli Backpackers, Mitchell St, Darwin (pick up from Mantra Esplanade) 9:00 - 9:45 AM Coolalinga (Pick up from Bus stop on service road near Puma service station (south of McDonalds) 9:30 - 9:45 AM Crocodilly Inn (old YHA) 9:00 - 9:15 AM Darwin City Hotel, 59 Smith St, Darwin - (pick up Shadforth lane) 9:00 - 9:15 AM Darwin Free Spirit Resort (pick up from Bus stop in front of Puma service stn) 9:15 - 9:30 AM Darwin Waterfront Apartments (pick up at 7 Anchorage Crt, Darwin) 9:00 AM Fannie Bay Jail - 8:45 - 9:00 AM HiWay Inn Motel Winnellie - 9:15 - 9:30 AM Mandorah Ferry Terminal - 8:45 AM Marina View Apartments - 8:45 - 9:00 AM Melaleuca (pick up Shadforth Lane which is located behind Melaleuca establishment) 9:00 - 9:15 AM Poincianna Inn 9:00 - 9:15 AM Robbie Robbins Reserve (pick up other side of highway) 9:15 - 9:30 AM Shell Palmerston 9:15 - 9:30 AM Tipperary Waters Chook Shed 9:15 - 9:30 AM Tourism Top End (end of mall) 9:00 - 9:15 AM Value Inn (pick up Shadforth lane) 9:00 - 9:15 AM Winnellie Shopping Centre - 9:15 - 9:30 AM YHA Darwin (pick up Shadforth lane) 9:00 - 9:15 AM Youth Shack (pick up Mantra on Esplanade) 9:00 - 9:15 AM Zen (Ramada suites in drop down menu)
Following hotel pickup from Darwin in the morning, board your air-conditioned coach for the 1.5-hour drive southeast to Corroboree Billabong. En route, listen to your guide’s narration and visit Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre, which boasts splendid views of the Mary River Wetlands. Touch-screen educational displays provide an introduction to the coastal wetlands ecosystem of this Top End destination before your board your boat. 

Take a seat under the full-length shade canopy of your open-sided vessel, which plies the calm waters of Corroboree Billabong during a 2.5-hours cruise. Your guide points out abundant birdlife such as jabiru, ibis, brolga, jacana, egrets, herons, kites, sea eagles, whistling ducks and magpie geese among the more than 30 different species that inhabit this area.

Keep your camera or your binoculars on hand to capture sightings of any saltwater crocodiles that often sun themselves on the banks or swim stealthily by!

Your boat tour includes a picnic lunch on board. Enjoy prepared salads and sandwiches and replenish your thirst with cold drinking water available throughout the cruise. 

After the wetlands and wildlife tour on Corroboree Billabong, return to your coach for the return trip to Darwin, where your day trip ends in the evening.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve
Originally set up as a large scale rice growing project in the 1950`s Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve attracts a wide range of local and migratory water birds and other wildlife including one of the largest populations of snakes within Australia
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre
Enjoy interactive displays offering an insight into the ecological processes that occur in the wetlands and seasonal changes that are experienced. Also on display is extensive information explaining the Aboriginal & European histories of the area. From the upper viewing deck you will also get fantastic views over the Adelaide River floodplains.
Duration: 25 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Wetland Cruises - Corroboree Billabong
Corroboree Billabong is part of the beautiful Mary River Wetlands, which are teaming with birdlife and also 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. Learn about the wildlife on the Billabong from your experienced, knowledgeable guide who will ensure your cruise is both interesting and informative. 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
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 4 years
  • Please bring a hat, mosquito repellant, sunscreen, camera. Binoculars are also recommended
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please advise us if you have special dietary requirements for lunch
  • Most travelers can participate
  • We provide cold water on board. Please bring a refillable water bottle
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Wetland Cruises
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the policy on sanitization during 1 Day Corroboree Billabong Wetland Experience including 2.5 hour cruise + lunch?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by 1 Day Corroboree Billabong Wetland Experience including 2.5 hour cruise + lunch.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 1 Day Corroboree Billabong Wetland Experience including 2.5 hour cruise + lunch?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by 1 Day Corroboree Billabong Wetland Experience including 2.5 hour cruise + lunch.

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star-5
Excellent tour guide
Lucia_D
, Aug 2022
Our wetlands tour guide, Evan, was so knowledgeable of flora,and fauna. He made this experience memorable.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you Lucia for your feedback and Wetland Cruise is happy to hear you had such a memorable experience. Evan is a cool easy going guide and great's such a fun Day Tour. Thank you again.
star-5
Great day on the billabong
Lee_B
, Aug 2022
Kudos to Evan our bus driver, guide, waiter, horticulturist, ornithologist, botanist, comedian and generally a fantastic guy. He was so informative and interesting in explaining Aboriginal culture, bird and crocodile habits and lunch on the boat was great. Highly recommend this tour to EVERYONE!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hi Lee, Wow what a awsome recommendation and yes Evan is all of the above 😀he will love your review.The Wetlands are superb and the lunches are made fresh daily. Thanks for your high recommendation we really appreciate it.
star-5
Fantastic tour.
Sylvia_S
, Aug 2022
This was a fantastic tour. Our guide Evan was very knowledgeable and friendly and entertained us with jokes. The wildlife in the billabong was amazing. I have so many good photos. Evan went out of his way to find and point out wildlife. I highly recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hi Sylvia, We are really happy you had a fantastic tour starting with pick up from your hotel to lunching out on the Wetlands. Evan is great isn't he which makes it fun day out. Photos will last a lifetime. Thanks for your high Recommendation
star-3
No Thanks that is private...
Gary_P
, Aug 2022
No Thanks that is private to me. Your guides have outstanding knowledge and over all do a good job. However nature is the Star.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hi Gary, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. However I am sorry its only a 3 star one. If you would like to email me privately with your concerns your welcome too. But I am really pleased you enjoyed the guides and their knowledge and the beautiful Wetlands. Yes Nature sure is the Star. Thanks again.
star-5
Fun-filled day on the billabong
Jennifer_D
, Aug 2022
Excellent day out in a natural billabong to observe birds, flowers and crocs. Evan was a fantastic guide, providing a lot of information and making the whole day a lot of fun. Many crocs were seen plus the bonus of an afternoon beer at a true outback pub.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you Jennifer for joining our Day Tour to the Billabong. Evan is a fantastic guide and is a wealth of fun information and knowledge of the animals. Happy to see you enjoyed your refreshment on the way home a Territory way to end the day.😊
star-5
See N T wildlife in all its glory
Alan_F
, Aug 2022
The lady who was the driver knew everything we were looking at and more it was a absolute pleasure to see the Billabong in all its wildlife and fauna
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hi Alan, Thanks so much for your excellent review. Dani will be happy for the shoutout. She has great knowledge about Darwin and the Top End including the incredible Wetlands at Corroboree Billabong. Thanks for your important 5 star review.
star-5
Wonderful sights of...
Ronald_J
, Jul 2022
Wonderful sights of numerous animals and masses of birds which will be remembered forever and certainly never forgotten.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you Ronald for your wonderful review, the billabong is alive with activity and the Lunch cruise is a great time to be out on the water. We hope you come back again if you are visiting the Top End.
star-5
Brilliant day out
Michael_B
, Jul 2022
Lunch right next to a 4m croc. Evan is a brilliant tour guide. Absolutely full of great information and stories.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Wow Michael what a awesome opportunity to dine with one of the billabongs large Crocodile. Evan is a wealth of knowledge and makes learning about the flora and fauna fun on the Wetland Cruise. Thank you for you 5 star review.
star-5
A tour not to be missed.
Deirdre_M
, Jul 2022
Our tour guide Evan made it a very pleasant experience. Providing us with delicious mandarins as a snack, followed later by a delicious lunch. His enthusiasm throughout the day was non-stop.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you Deirdre for joining Evan on our Wetlands Day Tour it is a full day, but Evan keeps thing at a easy pace and has a great ability to create a fun day out. Thank you for your 5 Star review.
star-5
Amazing, so much wildlife in one area!
Simone_A
, Jul 2022
What an absolutely amazing day! A highlight of my top end trip! The amount of wildlife I saw was unbelievable! Brolgas, jabirus, crocs, white bellied sea eagles, and a new favourite, the comb-created jacana! Would definitely go again!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you Simone for such a amazing review, the billabong is teeming with bird life at this time of year and the Jacana's are small but are so cute. Wetland Cruises looks forward to seeing you again in the future.
star-5
Fantastic tour with heaps of wildlife
Peter_H
, Jul 2022
Evan was very entertaining but most importantly extremely knowledgeable. A wonderful tour where we saw and learnt so much. Thank you!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you Peter for your 5 star review, Evan creates and fun day out sharing his wealth of knowledge and keeping the tour fun and entertaining, So happy to hear you saw plenty while out on tour. Hope to see you travel with us again if you are ever back in Top End,
star-5
Wonderful Wetlands Cruise Top End
JudithB
, Jul 2022
Seeing a Jabiru learning about our beautiful flora and fauna Our guide Evan had a mound of knowledge and was very friendly and professional
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you Judith for your 5 star review of our Wetland Cruise. The Jabiru (or black neck stork) is always a great highlight on tour and Evan's knowledge of the area always make for a fun day out on the water. Hope to see you cruise with us again if you are ever back in the Top End.
star-4
Excellent experience highly recommend
Brenda_W
, Jul 2022
Evan was super knowledgeable and we had a great day including 2.5 h Cruise on the river. Lots of bird life, crocs, flora and fauna.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you Brenda for giving us a 5 star review our Day Tour is a popular choice to see lots of flora and fauna around the billabong and Evan experience makes for a great day out. We hope to see you travel on the billabong again.
star-5
Outstanding Experience
Michelle_B
, Jun 2022
The Corroboree tour was Amazing Our tour guide Evan was extremely friendly, thoughtful and made everyone feel comfortable. We saw amazing crocs, birds and the cruise through the wetlands was a time to remember. I tried to upload some photos I took ( AMAZING) but it wouldn’t download them. I will keep trying Thanks Evan you made the trip a memorable experience
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for your 5 star review, the Day Tour is a great day out and Evan really make for a fun and informative experience. Please keep trying to upload your photo's as we love to see what you captured. We hope you tell your friend's and travel again with us in the future
star-5
Getting close to nature
Carolyn_C
, May 2022
Getting close to birds and crocs. Jabiru bird was wonderful. Evan excellent guide and driver. Nice lunch on the water. Plenty of toilet stops!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you Carolyn for you 5 star review, the bird life around the billabong is abundant and the boat design gives you great photo opportunity's. We hope you travel with us again soon.
star-5
Enjoyed the day and the...
vmharrishotmailcom
, May 2022
Enjoyed the day and the host was fantastic seeing all the crocodile's and birds was very enjoyable Thank you
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for your 5 star review. We are happy to hear you had a enjoyable time on the billabong it is a great time of the year to be spotting all the wildlife.
star-5
Fantastic wetlands experience
Fort_M
, May 2022
Cruising slowly through the billabong to see the amazing birds and their natural habitat. The information provided by our guide was excellent.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi Fort, We appreciate you rating us with a 5 star review. And are really happy you got to enjoy our One Day Tour to the Amazing Wetland Cruises on the Billabong. Yes our guides are excellent its great to know they have made your day.Thanks again we hope to see you sometime in the future. Cheers
star-5
Enjoyable day trip
Raelene_L
, May 2022
The tour guide Evan Definitely made the tour with his jokes and quick thinking, I don’t think there was anything he didn’t know about Darwin and surrounding areas and it’s wildlife. Lunch was a really fresh salad and 3 types of cold meats. My friends and I really enjoyed this tour.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you Raelen for your 5 star review, so glad to hear you and your friend's enjoyed our Day Tour and lunch that is served on board. Evan is passionate about sharing his knowledge of Darwin and wetlands and his humor defiantly makes for a great day out. We hope to see you travel again with us in the future.
star-5
Must not miss this 😊🐊🦅
belinda_w
, May 2022
Fantastic tour on a beautiful part of Australia highly recommend if your visiting Darwin put this on your list of things you want to do 😊 🦅🐊
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you Belinda for your 5 star review and high recommendation.Corroboree Billabong is a beautiful part of any Darwin visit. We hope to see you again in the future.
star-5
Top tour
Peter_D
, May 2022
From the pick up to our drop off back at our hotel, our day was full on and enjoyable. Our guide Even was an encyclopaedia of local knowledge and history. Nothing was a problem to him and the day turned out great, would recommend this day trip to anyone wishing to see one of the NT's sites.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you Peter for your 5 star review, Even is a great guide and very passionate about the NT, and will appreciate the shout out. Thank you for choosing Wetland Cruises Day Tour.

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