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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

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.




Buley Rockhole Campground,
off Point Stuart Road
Litchfield Park, NT, 0822

Located 17.7K from Marrakai

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 19.2K 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

Couzens Lookout


Couzen's Lookout is positioned within the Mary River region - a wide expanse of national park land an hour's drive from Darwin that provides visitors with opportunities for wildlife watching, fishing, four-wheel driving, bushwalking and photography.

Secluded camping by the Mary River and memorable sunsets can be found at Couzen's, as its location within the national park offers an excellent vantage point for magnificent views of the surrounding plains.

The Mary River is an excellent spot to view the Top End's saltwater crocodiles in their natural habitat, so take caution when setting up camp. The nearby boat access ramps and billabongs make it a great location to catch a fish and enjoy over the campfire at the end of the day.




Couzens Lookout
Point Stuart, NT, 0836

Located 21.4K from Marrakai

Bird Billabong


The Northern Territory is home to the highest number of waterbirds in Australia as well as some of the most beautiful and rare bird species. The aptly-named Bird Billabong is located in the Mary River National Park between the Mount Bundy Hills and the Mary River channel, and is teeming with just some of them.

Take the pleasant 2 kilometre stroll to the billabong through scenic surroundings. Stand on the viewing platform at the water's edge a while, it's designed to give panoramic views over the billabong, which is a permanent fresh water swamp surrounded by paperbark forests. Bring your camera - there's so much to see - Magpie geese, ducks, jabirus, herons, ibis and other waterbirds are known to frequent the landlocked billabong. Many species such as Radjah Shelducks breed in the billabong as waters recede on the wetlands. The shallow depth of the billabong results in vast changes to the area between seasons, from fully flooded (February/March) to parched dry (usually by October).

The Mary River is one of eight rivers in the Top End that have large floodplains in their catchments. The Arnhem Highway crosses five of these eight rivers as you travel between Darwin and Jabiru.




Mary River National Park,
150 kilometres east of Darwin
Marrakai, NT, 0822

Located 22.2K from Marrakai

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