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Marrakai: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Djukbinj National Park


Along the Arnhem Highway, about an hour's drive from Darwin and forming part of the scenic Marrakai floodplains, Djukbinj National Park contains a portion of the catchment and drainage for the Adelaide River. The abundance of water all year round has ensured the park's importance as a roosting and feeding site for waterbirds, magpie geese, egrets and brolgas.




Arnhem Highway
Humpty Doo, NT, 0836

Located 6.9K from Marrakai

Leaning Tree Lagoon Nature Park


The Leaning Tree Lagoon is a quiet, scenic lagoon that is popular with locals who come to launch a boat, picnic or watch the large populations of resident waterbirds. The Leaning Tree Lagoon Nature Park is located 90 kilometres east of Darwin, via the Arnhem Highway.

Gaze out over the lagoon's calm waters and you may see the green pigmy geese that inhabit this area in great numbers, along with many other species of unique native wildlife.

A large, natural lagoon, the Leaning Tree Lagoon connects with other waterways in the Adelaide River floodplain during the wet season. During the dry season it is cut off from these waterways and becomes concentrated with wetland fauna. When you visit the lagoon it is important to remember that crocodiles are present, as the Adelaide River Coastal Floodplain is estimated to contain the highest population density of saltwater crocodiles on earth.

Accordingly, Leaning Tree Lagoon is closed to the public after periods of heavy rain.




90 kilometres east of Darwin,
Arnhem Highway, via
Humpty Doo, NT, 0836

Located 7.5K from Marrakai

Window on the Wetlands


Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre's interactive displays explain the Aboriginal and European histories of the area, its ecology, seasonal changes and the abundant wildlife of the northern coastal wetlands. It is perched on Beatrice Hill, one of the highest points overlooking the Adelaide River floodplains.

Flooded for half of the year and baked for the other half, this is a region of great contrasts. Enjoy superb views across the wetlands and spectacular sunsets. Spend some time in the visitors centre to learn more about the wetlands themselves and the complex ecology of the area, and detailed information about the region's Aboriginal and European history, and its animal diversity.

The Limilngan-Wulna people speak for this land and call Beatrice Hill Ludawei. The three hills represent Turtle Dreaming called 'Lulak', and this site is an important part of their culture. Window on the Wetlands is staffed by Limilgan-Wulna people, and they aspire to create a place where the people feel welcome. Stop at the top floor of the visitors' centre to see artwork from the Limilgan-Wulna people, which is available for purchase. Free nature walks are available on Saturday and Sunday from May to October at 9.30am and 2.30pm.




Beatrice Hill,
Arnhem Highway
Humpty Doo, NT, 0836

Located 20.6K from Marrakai

The Rockhole


The Rockhole, about a one hours drive from Darwin, is another access point to the channels of the Mary River system, a hugely popular spot for barramundi fishing.

Located off Point Stuart Road, in the Mary River National Park, Rockhole is an excellent stepping-off point from which to enjoy a day's fishing or exploration of the tranquil surrounds. There is a boat ramp on site making easy access for those with their own boat, but for those who don't, the Mary River Wetlands Cruise departs the Rockhole daily. The two hour cruise travels through the permanent wetlands allowing time to settle in and view the birdlife, water buffaloes, and perhaps a saltwater crocodile too.




Mary River National Park,
off Point Stuart Road
Mary River ( Arnhem Highway), NT, 0886

Located 20.8K from Marrakai

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