Mary River Lodge Park
Kakadu National Park, Australia
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Mary River Lodge Park Kakadu National Park Reviews
Nov 13, 2006
The calm waters of the Mary River at the entrance to the parkis a good stop over point.
Theyare best enjoyed on a nature cruise the wild life you will see is amazing and in huge abundance. The Mary River area, between Darwin and Kakadu on the Arnhem Highway, is a wildlifeparadise, literally jumping with barramundi and other tropical estuarine species. Wildlife spotting cruises are another ideal way to explore the area. Diverse fauna such as crocodiles, buffalo, wild horses and migratory birds are frequently seen and we saw much ofthem on the travels we did.
The area is also renowned for the annual Bird Week event, held at Mary River Park, which attracts bird watchers from all over the world. Travellers come to view magpie geese, brolgas, white-bellied sea eagles, red-tailed black cockatoos, rufous owls and more.
Accommodation options in the area range from air conditioned cabins to caravan parks and campsites. Corroboree Park Tavern and the Bark Hut Tourism Centre are found along the Arnhem Highway, with Point Stuart Wilderness Lodge located through Mary River National Park. Mary River House Boats offer a unique accommodation option available for hire.
Four-wheel drive enthusiasts will enjoy the floodplains, paperbark forests and monsoon rainforests found on the Hardies and Wildman four-wheel drive tracks.
We stopped at the Mary River Lodge Park just off the Kakadu Hwy. This is before you reach the main park entrance on the road in from Darwin.
John and Anna will give you a very warm welcome and are a lovely team. The park is very quiet in the wet, well looked after and some nice facilities. Bathrooms and amenities are good and there is plenty to see around the park.
Highly recommened to stop and take a breather.
Part of the Australia, Nov/Dec 2006 travel blog
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