Where is it? Only an hour’s drive from Darwin, the Mary River Catchment area is roughly halfway between the NT capital and Kakadu
Welcome to the land of jumping crocodiles, flocks of rare birds and wetlands for as far as the eye can see. The Mary River Wetlands is one of the rarest land systems in the world, covering about 8000-square kilometers. You’ll find excellent fishing spots and spot water buffalo, birds of prey, red-tailed black cockatoos, dingoes and salt-water crocs. Lily-covered billabongs abound, as does eco-tourism. This is where Anthology recently opened Wildman Lodge, but there are more affordable options here too, such as Mary River Park, which has cabins and powered sites available.