Whether you want to hike, take a boat ride, snap photos, or go fishing, the Mary River Wetlands offer fun activities for travelers with a range of interests and abilities. One of the most popular activities on the wetlands is to join an airboat tour; these vehicles easily zip through the shallow waters. You’ll see crocodiles and a wide range of birds, such as brolga, jabiru, egret, magpie geese, and more. Keen fishers—including anglers and sports fishers—will enjoy the fishing opportunities at the wetlands. Fishing charters can be arranged.
As well as short boat tours that can be done in a day from Darwin, longer camping and overlanding tours are available. These spend some time at the Mary River Wetlands as well as other nearby attractions like the Litchfield and Kakadu National Parks.