1 Day Corroboree Billabong Wetland Experience including 2.5 hour cruise + lunch

Darwin, Australia

From USD 131.09

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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

What's Included

  • 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

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

09:00 am

Pickup details

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)

What To Expect

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.

Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Wetland Cruises - Corroboree Billabong

2 hours 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • 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 travellers can participate
  • We provide cold water on board. Please bring a refillable water bottle
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers

Cancellation Policy

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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Featured review
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


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Do it!
Jillian_G, June 2023
This was my favourite trip by far. Our tour guide Evan was a wealth of knowledge, and clearly passionate. The trip was never dull, and lots of laughs. Couldn't recommend it enough.
Response from Host, June 2023
Hi Jillian, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a 5 star rating and such a kind review! It means a lot to us that we were your favourite trip in Darwin and recommend us so highly. Thank you for choosing to travel with us and we hope to see you again someday :)
Wetland experince
DONG_Z, June 2023
I enjoyed watching birds and crocodiles while we were cruising in the water. Most of the time we were too far from the animals therefore I couldn’t see them clearly.
Response from Host, June 2023
Hi Dong, thanks for your review. We are a little bit unsure why you only rated us 3 stars and said you couldn't see the animals clearly, as the wildlife is on the riverbanks right next to waterway where our cruises operate. Just looking at other feedback from the Day Tour you were on, all other passengers provided outstanding reviews of the cruise with no comments regarding limited visibility of wildlife. We're sorry if the cruise did not meet your expectations. If you would like to provide further feedback on your experience, please email us at info@wetlandcruises.com.au
Wetland Experience With Evan
Max_P, May 2023
When I read the reviews for this tour I was hoping that Evan would be our tour guide. He was…and I can see why he consistently received glowing accolades from reviewers. He is a veritable font of information ranging from the bombing of Darwin to the mating habits of the brolga and the differences between a freshwater & saltwater crocodile. He has lived in Darwin for twelve years hailing from Sydney but listening to him you would be forgiven for thinking he was a native of Darwin. The bird and wildlife you will experience on this tour in a few hours is an eye opener- accompanied by an expert commentary from Evan. The only way to understand how good this tour is is to go on it…but please ensure Evan is your guide. Pick up from the hotel was prompt & the tour boasts great value for money. Other reviewers also rate the healthy & generous lunch provided - I couldn’t agree more ( and eaten whilst moored next to a huge sleeping crocodile)
Response from Host, May 2023
Hi Max, wow what an absolutely lovely review! Thank you so much for giving us a 5 star rating and taking the time to write us such an amazing review! It means a lot to us that you had such a great experience on our 1 Day Tour with Evan! Evan has been a guide with us for many years and he does our business proud every tour that he guides! We are so glad that you got to see a wide variety of birdlife and wildlife in general, there's not much better than eating lunch next to a sleeping croc hey! Thanks so much for travelling with us at Wetland Cruises and we hope to see you again one day :)
Incredible day spent on the billabong
Clinton_M, May 2023
Even was a great host and very informative. The day spent on the billabong taking in all the sights and sounds of nature was incredible.
Response from Host, May 2023
Hey Clinton, thank you heaps for the 5 star rating and great review! Evan is such a great guide isn't he? We are so glad you had an incredible day out with us and we hope to see you again soon :)
Another Tour with a WOW Factor from Start to Finish
David_C, May 2023
This was another tour where it had a WOW factor from start to finish, with plenty of stops along the journey to cover an array interests. The WWII War Graves was interesting and the Billabong cruise was tranquil and also mind blowing in its size. (Dry Season). During the wet it becomes the size of an small inland sea. This was our second water cruise and again there were plenty of Crocs in their natural environment, but this time not needing to be fed like the Jumping Crocs; to display how big and dangerous they are. The abundant bird life kept the Twitches active with their cameras and were told that the best time of the year for Twitches is August - September when the billabong is full of birdlife.
Response from Host, May 2023
Hi David! Wow what a kind review! Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a 5 star rating and write us such a nice review! It means a lot to us that you had such a great experience on our 1 Day Tour! Darwin and the Corroboree Billabong region is such an interesting part of history and always leaves us stunned by the beauty year after year! So glad that you got to see plenty of crocs and an abundance of bird life! Thanks so much for travelling with Wetland Cruises and we hope to see you again one day :)
Wetlands Wonders
Wendy_B, May 2023
Loved seeing animals and birds in their natural environment (not performing for reward). Information given on the relaxing tour through the wetlands was responsive to the sights and sounds around us.
Response from Host, May 2023
Hi Wendy! Thank you so much for leaving us such a kind review and a 5 star rating! We love to show off the Billabongs' large varieties of wildlife and get close enough to get some nice photos, but always leave them to do their natural habits and activities! We are glad you had a relaxing Day Tour with us and we hope to see you again!
Well worth the money.
David_B, May 2023
Evan was a great guide who was very knowledgeable about the environment and the fauna and flora we were seeing. We saw what we expected to see, much of it close up. Excellent lunch.
Response from Host, May 2023
Hi David. Thank you very much for the great review and 5 star rating! It's so good to hear that you enjoyed our freshly made lunches and got to experience the wildlife up and personal! Evan is a great guide who has so much passion for the Billabong and it's inhabitants! Hope to see you again soon :)
Evan was a superb guide,...
Kim_O, Oct 2022
Evan was a superb guide, very knowledgeable, considerate and with a great sense of humour. The tour was fascinating with lots of wildlife, numerous birds, a couple of crocs and even a buffalo at the edge of the billabong
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Hi Kim, thanks for taking the time to do a review of your your 1 Day Wetlands Tour with pick up from Darwin. Evan has great information and delivers it in a polite and humorist way. We are glad you got to see what our beautiful Wetlands has to offer and even a buffalo. We hope to see you again in the future.
Corroboree Billabong is a great day out!!
Susan_K, Oct 2022
Evan, our tour guide and bus driver, was very professional, had lots of knowledge, which he shared in a entertaining way. Lunch was good. The birds at the Corroborree Billabong were the highlight of the day. A great day out.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Hi Susan, Thank you for that great review. We are so happy you enjoyed your Day Tour from Darwin and on the the Wetlands. Lunch is freshly made that day and fulfilling. Evan is a great & knowledgable guide and enjoys the day out as much as you. We hope to see you again sometime in the future.
Excellent day out
Christopher_C, Oct 2022
Great day out, Evan our guide was fantastic what he didn’t know about fauna, bird life, animals, aboriginal culture wasn’t worth knowing, cruise on the billabong was a magical experience. Overall a enlightening experience and highly recommended.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you, for joining our One Day Tour. The billabong is magical, and Evan is a great guide sharing his wealth of knowledge in a fun and interactive way. Thank you again for you High recommendation.
Great Wetlands experience
Peter_M, Oct 2022
A great day trip with hotel pickup. Evan tour leader and driver was the best. Lots of knowledge of the wetlands and history.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Hi Peter, Thanks for taking the time to do a review of your 1 day Tour from Darwin and the Wetlands. Evan is great isn't he and is very knowledgable about the Top end including our beautiful Wetlands.Hope to see you again sometime
Wetland experience
Kim_B, Oct 2022
Evan, my tour guide, shared knowledge and stories of the top end throughout the day, making for a very enjoyable trip. The billabong experience was amazing, with Evan guiding the boat to ensure everyone on the boat saw the wildlife and got great photos. Highlight of my trip.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Hi Kim, Thanks so much for your 5 star review. And we are really happy it was the highlight of your Top End holiday. Evan loves his backyard of Darwin and everything Wetlands, besides being a fun guide. We would love to see some of your great photos. Thanks again
A top day in the top end.
Debbie_S, Sept 2022
A great day out. Tour guide Evan is informative, highly knowledgeable of the area and very personable.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thanks for your 5 star review Debbie.We are really happy you enjoyed your Day Tour from Darwin with the lovely Evan. We hope to see you again sometime in the future.
Tatiana_S, Sept 2022
I thought the tour was really well organised from the beginning to the end (i.e. communication with regards to pick up time and location). Evan is a brilliant guide with his humorous commentaries on local quirks and wildlife. It was humbling (probably not the right word, but I felt humbled) to see birds and crocodiles just going about their business almost unencumbered by us. Evan was really good at spotting birds and describing their behaviour. The only thing I was expected to see was larger quantities (flocks and flocks) of birds, but this is out of control of the tour guide (we are living in a 21st century after all).
Response from Host, Sept 2022
Hi Tatiana, WOW what great feedback. Thank you for joining our One Day tour and it's very humbling to all the Team when people are touch by the billabong, and their experience with the wildlife, Evan is great at sharing his passion for the waterways and wildlife surrounding it. The Flocks are changing in size but the time of year and breeding also comes into how much we get see. Thank you again😊
Our guide Evan was...
Stephen_V, Aug 2022
Our guide Evan was fantastic, knowledgeable and very entertaining. The cruise itself was great with a lot to see.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you for you feedback and review Evan is a great guide and enjoy's sharing his love for the billabong and surrounding's. Thank's again for traveling with us on our Day Tour
Excellent tour guide
Lucia_D, Aug 2022
Our wetlands tour guide, Evan, was so knowledgeable of flora,and fauna. He made this experience memorable.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.😊

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