Birding / Wildlife Tours

 

Take a journey in to the heart of the Mary River wetlands on a specialised wildlife safari to suit your desires. There are over 250 species of birds in the catchment & a successful safari depends on getting the most out of our resources.

The Mary River region in Australia’s Top End is one of the most diverse areas in the country. The Mary River drains a catchment of over 8,000 square kilometres into 1,300 square kilometres of wetlands, swamps & billabongs to the sea. These wetlands empty into Chambers Bay through Tommycut & Sampan creeks – two tidally influenced channels extending some 50 kilometres inland. The Mary River itself, flows only in the wet season but exists as a series of billabongs in the dry season. The variety of habitats creates the regions richest environment, full of life, where birds & wildlife breed & flourish.

Our experienced guides offer a host of activities including day & night walks, billabong cruises, estuary boating & all terrain vehicle expeditions. They are passionate about wildlife & are determined to ensure you leave feeling the same way…

Tour options

 

2 hour Floodplain Sunset tour

Travelling to our private sunset vantage point overlooking the magnificent Mary River Floodplain, guests are given an opportunity to view a variety of bird species, water buffalo, brahman cattle, pigs, wallabies and dingo’s. Travel in our comfortable all terrain vehicle past permanent billabongs, rainforest fringes, grasslands & paper bark forests. Take your refreshments, relax and enjoy a spectacular Top End sunset.

-Minimum 2 people / maximum 7 people
-Duration – 2 hours
-Depart Point Stuart Wilderness Lodge 5pm
-Travel in comfortable open all terrain vehicle
-Operates May to November

Cost
Price depending on number of people
From $65 per person

 

1 Day Wetland Wonder

Discover tropical birds & wildlife with local experienced guide. Learn about seasonal habitats of the Mary River. Visit private billabongs, paperbark swamps, topical woodlands & the Mary River floodplain in search of the vast array of bird species as well as crocodiles, wallabies, wallaroos, wild pigs, dingos & buffalo. Enjoy the spectacular sunset at the end of the day.

-Minimum 2 people / maximum 7 people
-Duration – approx 8 hours
-Depart Point Stuart Wilderness Lodge early morning
-Includes lunch & refreshments
-River cruise
-Walks
-Specific species requests
-Travel in comfortable air-conditioned 4wd & open all terrain vehicles
-Operates May to end November

Cost
Price depending of number of people.
From $320 per person

 

2 Day Mary River Discovery

The perfect tour to get a real insight & experience the heart of the Mary River Wetlands. Travel to a variety of habitats in 4wd vehicles, all terrain vehicles, & boats in search for specialized species. The itinerary includes visiting all Mary River habitats – coastal fringes, woodlands, monsoonal rainforests, wetlands & vast floodplains. Private & exclusive access allows guests unique opportunities unlike any other tour. A real outback adventure.

-Minimum 2 people / maximum 7 people
-3 nights lodge style air-conditioned accommodation
-Includes breakfast & lunch (evening meals are available in the wetlands bistro)
-River cruises
-Estuary boating
-Walks
-Specific species requests
-Travel in comfortable air-conditioned 4wd & open all terrain vehicles
-Operates May to end November

 

Cost
Package price depending of number of people
Contact the lodge for price

 

Mary River birding habitats

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Point Stuart