Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre

Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre

Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre
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8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
About
Visit Window on the Wetlands on your way to Mary River National Park and Kakadu National Park. There you will get an understanding of the landscapes you are about to see. The top floor of the centre has 270 degree views of the wetlands below, which during the Wet Season can be complete with a lightning show. For half of the year the wetlands are flooded, while in the Dry Season they are baked and dried out. The region is one of great contrast. Interactive displays will tell you about seasonal changes, the ecological processes within the wetlands and the problems of feral animals and weeds. There is detailed information on wildlife and local Aboriginal and European history.
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Beatrice Hill, 70 kilometres south of Darwin Arnhem Highway, Adelaide River, Northern Territory NT 0846 Australia
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Pas Q
Adelaide, Australia62 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
We were taken to this facility on the way back to Darwin from the Jumping Crocs tour operated by AAT Kings.
Its a great place for a comfort break but apart from that it has a couple of exhibits. Built atop a hill, the top deck does give you a panoramic view of the area.

But it's not worth a stop unless you need a bathroom and to stretch your legs. I dont want to be critical of someone's vision of a tourist and/or info centre but I definitely wouldnt recommend a specific drive to it.
Written October 26, 2020
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Liesel
48 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Friends
Such a disappointment, especially since it was the only reason that we drove all the way out there. IT WAS SHUT! Despite its website saying it's open. No sign or explanation, just doors locked and lights off. Many other disappointed visitors continued to arrive as we were leaving. When we mentioned this to a local business owner on our way back to Darwin, he advised that "sometimes the local workers just don't pitch up to work". Prior to visiting Darwin, I have never ever felt inclined to write a negative review about any of our travels anywhere in the world, however this trip has been fraught with experiences just like this. Very disappointing.
Written October 29, 2020
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nigo75
New South Wales, Australia203 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Family
We were advised to call in on our trip to Jabiru by the Darwin information center, well not what we expected parking was distant from the center (500m) the center was unstaffed (back in 10 sign) kiosk was shut (looked like for a while). we left feeling like we had wasted our time and efforts.
Written October 8, 2014
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eurotraveller04
Amsterdam, The Netherlands84 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
Good to get up high and have a look at the Adelaide River floodplains. I recommend reading the panels describing what you have in front of you, you may just be surprised at the layers of history there. The best part of the visit is the views all around. However, the place needs a good clean and dusting, and the displays need updating. The staff member on duty on the day of our visit was friendly but didn't engage much. The video was kind of informative, though the set up was depressing. The concept needs a revamp. Keep the views and the height, but give everything else a facelift.
Written January 28, 2019
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Itwasabeautifulday
Darwin, Australia12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Family
We decided to visit on the final day of the summer holidays and when you put this display in context it is a great couple of hours. Go to Fogg Dam for a look on the way, work out what you want to learn, watch the video on Kakadu, talk to the guides and look at what is outside. Then off to the Jumping Crocs, if you are brave enough.
Written January 28, 2019
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Norman H / the search yours in adventure
Sydney, Australia672 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
Its certainly worth a stop here if your passing by enroute to Darwin or a further onward journey on Arnheim highway. Its a great stop for tourist information about the general area and some interesting ecological information about region too with some informative displays.
Written August 23, 2018
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Robert B
Melbourne, Australia122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018
The movie was the best bit. Do that first. The static displays where very well done and excellent for kids.
Written August 11, 2018
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Bevan1956
Sydney, Australia13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
only had a short visit but glad we did stop. Gave us a good insight into the wetlands & its inhabitants. The view is spectacular.
Written April 11, 2018
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Wanderer039
Sydney, Australia145 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
We were disappointed that, as the first thing in Kakadu, we could not get much information. It is just full of gizmos to interest bored children.
Written August 14, 2017
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sueandpaul2017
Darwin, Australia18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
The Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre provides a comprehensive and interactive overview of the Wetlands area. The displays are well set out and allow interaction for visitors of all ages. The view over the wetlands from the top viewing area is wonderful. A great place to visit and combine with a visit to Spectacular Jumping Crocs.
Written April 20, 2017
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