Darwin Wetlands Tour, Darwin Wetlands Package
Northern Territory Cruise, Northern Territory Wetlands Package, Northern Territory Wetlands Tour
Darwin Wetlands Tour, Darwin Wetlands Package

Mary River Wetlands – Airboat Adventure & Safari Cruise

A fascinating 30 minute scenic flight west of Darwin is the Corroboree Billabong, a wildlife lover’s paradise in the heart of the famous Mary River wetlands.

Travelling by scenic helicopter provides a unique aerial perspective highlighting the lay of the land and allowing a clearer understanding of the seasonal dynamics at play. Through periods of heavy rain and long dry spells, this is an ever-changing and always intriguing landscape.

Our flight path takes us over a section of the mighty Adelaide River as it snakes its way northwards through the Djukbinj National Park, fed by eight major tributaries and an enormous catchment area greater than 7500 square kilometres.

This region has the highest concentration of saltwater crocodiles anywhere in the world ranging from 5 up to a staggering 15 crocodiles per kilometre of river, so keep your eyes peeled!

On arrival at Corroboree Billabong, the passionate and knowledgeable guides from Wildlands Wetlands Safari Cruises will introduce you to the flora and fauna of Australia’s largest wetland system.  Choose between travel on a custom-built safari boat, an exhilarating Airboat, or combine the two for the ultimate Wetlands Discovery Tour.


Travelling by helicopter allows you to cover large distances in a fraction of the time. Having fantastic manoeuvrability combined with oversized viewing windows creates a premium scenic flight experience with your pilot able to readily adjust speed, altitude and direction of travel in response to wildlife sightings or other points of interest.

All guests are supplied with quality headsets fitted with voice activated microphones to enjoy the in-flight commentary and allow conversation directly with your pilot and other passengers.


Your Nautilus Aviation experience provides countless photo opportunities. The option of flying with the helicopter doors removed is a safe and common practice ensuring unrestricted viewing by removing window reflections in your photographs and providing welcome natural air-conditioning in the warmer summer months.