Adventures

Learn how to fish or go on a wildlife-spotting adventure as you cruise down the Mary River.

Onboard our comfortable 7.8m boat, bespoke groups of up to 6, can experience nature and wild animals up close in their natural habitats.

Our comfortable, fully equipment boat, includes padded, swivel seats, plenty of shade and toilet facilities.

Departing from Shady Camp in Point Stuart, choose from our 3 wildlife adventure options:

  1. Wildlife Spotting Adventure
  2. Family Fishing Adventure
  3. Eco Warrior Adventure

Wildlife Spotting Adventure

Nothing beats the feeling of wind in your hair as you glide down the river at Shady Camp whisking past lush flood plains and mangroves, with a blue horizon that seemingly go on forever.

Slowing down for a moment, sharpen your sights as etched along the waterline and spotted throughout the mangroves, you will see crocodiles lurking.

Make no mistake, this is one of the most crocodile-infested rivers in the world and they will all be out on full display. Definitely no swimming in these parts!

Along the banks, the birdlife is plentiful and species can include Jabiru, White Bellied Sea Eagles, Cranes, Magpie Geese, Whistling Ducks, Pelicans and Ibis to mention but a few.

During your wildlife spotting experience, your guide will take you along the river and tell you about the animals and their habitats. This tour allows for a maximum of 6 people and ensures there is plenty of time to investigate nooks along the river and line up that perfect photo.

Inclusions

  • 3-hour boat cruise, exploring the waterways and sightseeing
  • Transfers from your accommodation
  • Drinks and refreshments
  • Kids get to take home their Big Bad Barra colouring kit

Family Fishing Adventure

A family adventure on the water learning to fish with the kids will create memories for a lifetime. Not only will you spot the many crocodiles and amazing birdlife in this area, but also learn how to lure fish with our professional guide.

Choose your lucky colour from our large selection of quality lures and watch as your guide secures it and teaches you how to cast.

The abundance of Barramundi and other small fish in this river ensures a good opportunity for everyone to experience the thrill of catching their very own fish.

Inclusions

  • 3-hour boat cruise, fishing the waterways and sightseeing
  • Transfers from your accommodation
  • Drinks and refreshments, including healthy snacks for the little ones
  • Kids get to take home their Big Bad Barra colouring kit

Eco-Warrior Adventure

Animal and land conservation is an important reason why this area of the Northern Territory is so carefully preserved.

Learn how we do it, by partnering up with our local guide who will not only explain the amazing flora and fauna, but also the indigenous cultures that have been responsible for protecting these lands for many thousands of years. He will teach you the traditional methods for balancing the relationship between man and the land and what we do in the Territory to ensure we don’t deplete our waterways or harm our environment.

Take home important messages on conservation and the necessity of balance.

Inclusions

  • 3-hour boat cruise, exploring the waterways and sightseeing
  • Transfers from your accommodation
  • Drinks and refreshments
  • Kids get to take home their Eco Warrior colouring kit

Before your adventure begins, download this free app to help you identify the birds in the area:

  • Kakadu Birds iphone, link
  • Kakadu Birds android, link

For information about Mary River National Park, including camping grounds and facilities:

  • Parks, Mary River National Park, link

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