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Mary River Wilderness Retreat & Caravan Park

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Darwin, Australia
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5 reviews
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Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

The staff were so helpful & friendly, very informative especially because we also took our boat to fish at Mary River. The public toilets were so clean. The bar & restaurant was so clean, spacious, welcoming & cozy. Love the swimming pool in a very hot day. It is also a pet friendly camping area, which makes it even better.... More 

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Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Hubby and I spent the weekend here recently with 2 x 14 year old boys. Stayed in a family bungalow. Super clean. No kitchen only a kettle and a bar fridge however I took an extra esky for drinks, small portable BBQ and plates, cutlery etc. I also brought a plastic washing up tub so I could do the dishes... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our one night stay on way back to Darwin from Kakadu. Nice shady acreage under loads of gum trees. Irrigated so v green. A pool to cool down in. The cruise was a bit lame unfortunately and recommend a trip on the Corroboree cruise instead. Saw lots of freshies though. Breakfast didn't offer good value but we were... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Reviewed October 5, 2016

Moved to here from Jabiru, as Kakadu not what we expected. The service was very good, and the river "cruise" was better than the commercial providers at other locations. Saw more crocs and closer that other places. Recommend to travellers

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Brisbane
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Reviewed October 2, 2016

The setting is gorgeous with birds everywhere and wallabies hopping around! We hired a buggy (first time I had ever driven one) to do the 6km river trail and managed to get lost. The signage needs to be improved on the perimeter as we ended up all the way at the boundary and couldn't find the bowerbird nest. We finally... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed October 1, 2016

Cabin was an old 'transportable' with much needed A/C and ceiling fan. Bed very comfortable. Not serviced during our 3 nite stay. We were part of a tour group with meals included. When we had an actual 'meal', it was quite good. I like a big breakfast, but only got one. 'Continental' just doesn't hack it. Internet was irritating and... More 

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Maclean, Australia
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Reviewed September 20, 2016

Stayed here 2 nights in our caravan on a powered site near the river. .Amenties good and had a nice grassy site for I think $35 a night two people and a dog. They had their own little croc tour for an extra $30 a head which to be honest wasn't worth the money as it was quiet spotting the... More 

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Three Springs
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Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here during our 4 days kakadu tour nice clean cabins surrounded by nature very quiet this tour offers value for money our driver and tour guide Richard gave us lots of information especially the rock arts friendly staff nice meals at the restaurant

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Reviewed August 28, 2016

We spent 3 nights in a Safari Tent and would have loved to stay longer. The tent was well equipped, consider in glamping rather than camping. It opened onto the lawn, with chairs out the front where you could spend the mornings/evenings watching the wallabies and birds. There was plenty to do on site and nearby to keep us entertained... More 

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed August 26, 2016

We arrived late in the day (in a camper van), on a long weekend, without a booking & there were no powered sites available, but the staff called other caravan parks for us & when there were no vacancies elsewhere, they offered to allow us to connect to power from a permanent tent & when we didn't have the correct... More 

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  • Pool
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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Mary River Wilderness Retreat & Caravan Park

Address: Mary River Crossing Arnhem Hwy | Annaburroo, Via Humpty Doo, Northern Territory 0836, Australia
Location: Australia > Northern Territory
Price Range: $63 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Mary River Wilderness Retreat & Caravan Park 2.5*
Number of rooms: 26
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“We had a powered caravan site”
 of 5 bubbles Rabbi1959, Oct 5, 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms get full sun in the morning, just something to note if you like to eat breakfast on the deck.”
 of 5 bubbles Tikibird, Oct 2, 2016 | Read review
“Go for a Safari Tent if you like camping.”
 of 5 bubbles cheebyk, Aug 28, 2016 | Read review
“Campsite was great”
  • View along Mary River at sunrise
  • View along Mary River at sunrise
 of 5 bubbles JaneAndBrad, Aug 26, 2016 | Read review
“The poolside cabins are $240 per night; there are bush cabins and also camping/caravan accomodation; so there is a choice.”
 of 5 bubbles anthonyhA2947JA, Aug 22, 2016 | Read review
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