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Mary River Wilderness Retreat & Caravan Park

3.5 of 5 Specialty Resort   |   Mary River Crossing Arnhem Hwy | Annaburroo, Via Humpty Doo, Northern Territory 0822, Australia
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
ann i Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We recently stayed for two nights on a powered site and had one of our best stops there. Very peaceful and serene, staff welcoming and helpful. Great value - happy hours at $3 for cans of beer or house wine sitting on their lovely deck overlooking the property, their own boat cruises for $30 up the Mary River were excellent... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved it so much! .....there's grass, clean toilets/ showers, lovely staff, great wildlife and the self drive river boats....took one out twice...... 5 hours hire....crocs and such a beautiful river. No boat licence required....bonus! They also provide DVDs for free hire.....we loved the whole retreat. The meals were fine....just a but pricey. Will def recommend!! Thank you.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've just left this magical little place. We were only here for one night but the staff are warm and welcoming and the campsites were spacious and nice and shady. There are nice bush walks and it is situated on the river, although there are crocs so they do give you plenty of warning not to swim or be within... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For the Top End this retreat is the 'Top of the List' for a fabulous friendly, fresh and chic place to stay. Warm and obliging welcome; tastefully modern clean and spacious cabins with choice of secluded pool or communal pool. Lush grounds full of visiting wildlife and adventuring surrounds offered lots to do and see. Meals were fresh with a... More

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I would highly recommend the cabins. They are well set-up for families. There is a nice pool and heaps of grassy areas for the kids to play. There are also communal fire pits, so you have have a camping experience (complete with marshmellows) whilst staying in a cabin. Unfortunately the restaurant is not good. There is no atmosphere and the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The location is superb, if you love wildlife there is much to see at this gorgeous Wilderness Park. Geoff, Deb, Meagan & staff are all so helpful. We had a misadventure getting there day 1 & after driving through a storm & other obstacles thrown at us on the day they were more than welcoming to us when we finally... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Stayed the weekend of 21 & 22 March in a family bungalow - basic, but roomy and everything you need. Hired the gold buggy which the kids loved. Sat night in the restaurant was pizza night (make your own pizzas) and the kids loved it - great idea. The managers are really friendly, make you feel welcome. We loved the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for a night just to get out of town. Being wet season and just after Christmas restaurant wasn't open but the Bark Hut Inn just up the road was. The room itself was clean and private. Being a larger fellow I usually like two pillows as one doesn't quite cut it to support my big book head. Unfortunately... More

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Kakadu National Park, Australia
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13 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Stayed overnight here and really enjoyed it. Staff very friendly. Well set up cabins by the pool, stayed in cabin 4. Was quiet time of the year, 5 days before Christmas, so no restaurant available. We took our baby q BBQ but they do have a communal kitchen in camp ground but a bit of a distance from the cabins.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

We stayed with our camper from Maui on our first night in the Camping Mary River resort. The staff was very helpful and organised a river cruise for us next day (having to call around quite a bit as a number of things were closed for the summer already). The whole place was also very clean and the coffee was... More

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Address: Mary River Crossing Arnhem Hwy | Annaburroo, Via Humpty Doo, Northern Territory 0822, Australia
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Mary River Wilderness Retreat is located halfway between Darwin and Jabiru in Kakadu National Park. This family owned and operated eco-tourism property offers an ideal venue for large groups through to couples and families for events and conferences to weekend getaways or a top end holiday. A range of air conditioned bungalows with ensuites are available from one night to a week or more. Caravan and Camping sites, Restaurant / Bar, Campers Kitchen, Bush Walks, Boat Buggy and Bike hire, River Cruises and many more facilities are on offer. Majestically set on 900 acres with sweeping views of Australia's Bush land and the world renowned Mary River which is home to twice as many saltwater Crocodiles as any other river in the world. Making Mary River Wilderness Retreat a must see location for them in their natural habitat. Mary River Wilderness Retreat is the perfect location to host an event or use as a base camp for a truly remarkable outback getaway. Immaculately manicured lawns and gardens filled with beautiful palms and gums create the feeling of paradise within the top end. Our accommodation comprises of twenty six fully air-conditioned private bungalows and our location allows easy access for self drive day tours to Mary River, Litchfield and Kakadu National Park and is very accessible to Darwin City. Only 35 kilometers to the gateway to Kakadu National Park we are the ideal location to fish and explore the Mary River, Hardies Lagoon, Shady Camp or the South Alligator. It is also a great stop over on Natures Way which takes in Kakadu and a range of other Top End attractions. We are set outside of the park so that the gate entry fee does not apply and there are plenty of close wetland experiences, wildlife, bird life and crocodile spotting for those with limited time who still want the top end experience. The property is an ideal venue to host any event from a cocktail style reception, to a fully sit-down dinner or for the corporate market, a business meeting catered in our dedicated conference room. Otherwise take advantage of the wonderful setting and choose an elegant marquee set amongst our majestic grounds for a dream wedding location there are endless options. Our catering can be tailored to personalise any given event, along with our array of activities for colleagues, delegates, friends and family all set amongst our unspoiled wilderness mean there is no place better suited to create perfect memories or to capture the attention of your group. Our tropically designed restaurant licensed for up to 300 guests boasts modern alfresco dining areas perfect for gazing over the abundant wildlife. So do you want to relax and have the most perfect private destination holiday or event imaginable? Stay at Mary River Wilderness Retreat you will be pleasantly amazed at the experience you have and will want to keep coming back! ... more   less 
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