Cruises

Cruise Information


Departures April - October


1. 5 hour sunrise cruise - Adult $55 / Child $40

6.45am Cruise
Departs Daily (June - August)

Our 1.5 hour sunrise cruise is ideal for watching the morning activity of the local birdlife. Being our coolest months of the year, the water temperature early in the morning is warmer than the air temperature so most of the crocodiles prefer to be in the water and not out on the bank. This cruise is therefore not the best choice for people wanting to see lots of crocodiles, but a fantastic cruise for people who wish to see lots of our spectacular birds and a beautiful sunrise over the wetlands.

1 hour morning cruise - Adult $40 / Child $30

8.45am Cruise
Departs Daily (April - October)

Our 1 hour cruises are perfect for people short on time or travelling on a budget. They are also great for families travelling with younger children who may not have the attention span for a longer cruise. They are long enough to see a reasonable  variety of wildlife and give you a taste of these amazing wetlands. Be prepared  though that you will probably feel the need  to come back again one day.

1.5 hour morning cruise – Adult $55/Child $40 

10.00am Cruise
Departs Daily (April - October)

Our 1.5 hour cruise allows you the opportunity to view more animals as we have time to cruise around a larger section of these picturesque wetlands. Our guides local  knowledge of the region provides you with the opportunity to view large salt water crocodiles and a good variety of spectacular birdlife in their natural wetland habitats. Enjoy great photo opportunities while viewing the wildlife up close and personal.

2.5 hour lunch cruise – Adult $75/Child $55

12.45pm Cruise (includes lunch)
Departs Daily (April – October)

Our 2.5 hour cruise allows time to really explore the wetlands without any rush. Discover the quieter sections of the billabong as we meander through the various interconnecting channels viewing crocodiles and beautiful birdlife. The wetlands “best locations” are constantly changing throughout the season. Having lunch onboard the vessel allows us the flexibility to select the most suitable location where you can enjoy a delicious lunch surrounded by nature at its very best. Lunch consists of a selection of sliced meats, bread and a delicious salad with optional dressing. Iced water is provided.

Even though this cruise is operating during the warmer part of the day, there is still usually plenty of opportunity to view wildlife.

2.0 hour sunset cruise – Adult $65/Child $45     

4.30pm Cruise
Departs Daily (April – October)

Late afternoon is generally the best time of day to see animals and our 2.0 hour sunset cruise allows you to view the wildlife during a very active period. Birds are trying to catch their final meals  before flying to roost for the evening and crocodiles are on the move ready for a night of hunting. Add to this a spectacular sunset over the floodplains and it`s easy to understand why this  is one of our most popular cruises.

 If driving in the dark bothers you, we operate a $5 return transfer service to the cruise (bookings essential) from Corroboree Park Tavern & Campground.

If driving in the dark is not a problem, there are also several other venues in the area offering  a variety of good quality accommodation options. See accommodation nearly

SPECIAL....Sunset & Sunrise Cruise Package – Adult $90/Child $55     

Departs Daily (June – August)

SPECIAL.....$30 OFF the combined price of our sunset and sunrise cruise. Why noy stay overnight in the region so you can join us for a 2 hour sunset cruise combined with a 1.5 hour sunrise cruise the following morning. This package is the best way to see a greater variety wildlife, as it visits the wetlands during different times of the day.

 If driving in the dark bothers you, we operate a $5 return transfer service to each of the cruises (bookings essential) from Corroboree Park Tavern & Campground.

These packages are not available for online bookings and to book the package you will need to contact our reservations team, please call us on (08) 89 855 855.

1 Day Tour from Darwin (incl 2.5 hour lunch cruise)  – Adult $140 / Child $100

Departs daily 9.00 am & returns 5.00 pm. (May - October)

Today starts with a pick up from your Darwin accommodation around 9am. Listen to interesting commentary about the region from our knowledgeable guide as we make our way  to Fogg Dam Nature reserve. Originally set up as a large scale rice growing project in the 1950`s, this location is now a haven for many varieties of birds that we get a chance to admire. A short drive from here takes us to the “Window on The Wetlands” information centre where you can enjoy a hands on display explaining the wetlands and get a fantastic view over the Adelaide River floodplains from their upper viewing deck. Your highlight for the day is an amazing 2.5 hour cruise on the wetlands, viewing an abundance of birds, crocodiles and wildlife in their natural habitat. Enjoy a delicious lunch on the wetlands surrounded by nature at its best as we get “up close and personal” with plenty of local wildlife. From here it is just under 90 minutes drive to return you to your Darwin accommodation around 5pm. Tour includes 2.5 hour lunch cruise, hotel pick up/ drop off, air-con transport (max 20 pax), experienced guide.

 


HOW TO GET TO THE CRUISE           

To drive directly to our cruise departure point at Corroboree Billabong takes approximately 90 minutes from Darwin or 2 hours from Jabiru.

Travel along the Arnhem Highway to Corroboree Park Tavern which is located 85km from Darwin and 167km from Jabiru. From here it only takes 20 minutes to reach the cruise.

A shuttle service to the cruise is available from Corroboree Park Tavern and is beneficial if you have a hire car that is not permitted to travel on an unsealed road or if you just do not wish to drive your vehicle on an unsealed road.The shuttle operates for all cruises and costs $5 per person return. To catch  the shuttle, you need to be at Corroboree Park Tavern 30 minutes prior to the cruise time.

NOTE......BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL.

Alternatively, if you wish to drive yourself directly to the cruise you are welcome. The turn off from the Arnhem Highway to Corroboree Billabong is on the left just 1 km past Corroboree Park Tavern (heading towards Kakadu). It is 20 km from the Arnhem Highway turnoff to the cruise at Corroboree Billabong, the last 10 km is on a well maintained gravel road. (SEE MAP BELOW)

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If you have not already pre-booked your cruise or transfer, you will need to contact us and make a reservation. You can call us on (08)89 855 855 between  7.00 am & 7.00 pm or book online 24/7 by visiting our website www.wetlandcruises.com.au .


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It is not possible to make online bookings within 2 hours of any departure, if you wish to make a booking within this time you can only do so by calling reservations on (08) 89 855 855.

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PICKUP FROM DARWIN ACCOMMODATION 1 DAY TOUR FROM DARWIN INCL 2.5 HOUR CRUISE SELF-DRIVE: DARWIN TO CORROBOREE TAVERN. SHUTTLE REQUIRED FROM CORROBOREE TAVERN TO CRUISE SELF-DRIVE: DARWIN TO CORROBOREE BILLABONG SHUTTLE NOT REQUIRED FROM CORROBOREE TAVERN TO CRUISE