Shady Camp - Camping
Mary River National Park
The Mary River National Park protects part of the Mary River
catchment. The Mary River is one of eight rivers in the Top
End which have large floodplains in their catchments. The
Arnhem Highway crosses five of these eight rivers as you travel
between Darwin and Jabiru.
How to Get There
This Park is located 150km east of Darwin along the Arnhem
Highway. In the Dry Season, from May to September, most areas
are accessible to all vehicles, however many roads are unsealed.
During the Wet Season, from October to April, flooding can
cause road closures.
When to Visit
Commercial tours and accommodation are available all year
round. The most comfortable time to visit is during the Dry
Season, from May to September.
What to See and Do
Freshwater billabongs, paperbark and monsoon forests provide
visitors with excellent opportunities for wildlife watching,
fishing, bushwalking and photography.
This Park has many opportunities and places for camping,
picnicking, walking, and facilities such as toilets, boat
ramps, information and historical markers and commercial accommodation.
Pets are not permitted in this Park
Observe all fishing and boating regulations
Observe Crocodile warning signs.
The Mary River Crossing on the Arnhem Highway 3 km west of
the Bark Hut Inn has picnic areas, toilets and a boat ramp
to make this an ideal site to access the Mary River system.
Camping is not permitted at the Mary River Crossing.
Rockhole is another popular access point to the waterways
of the Mary River. A boat ramp and picnic facilities are located
here, where Barramundi fishing is popular.
Couzen's Lookout camping area offers secluded camping beside
the Mary River. It is only a short walk to the lookout where
the sunsets are stunning.
Brian Creek Monsoon Forest is a patch of diverse monsoon
forest that contrasts strongly with the surorunding woodlands.
This is easily accessible.
Shady Camp is a popular fishing spot with boat ramps, picnic
areas and toilets. A viewing platform offers excellent views
of the river and its many crocodiles upstream. A barrage helps
prevent saltwater entering the freshwater wetlands. Camping
is permitted and fees apply.
Mistake Billabong has a shaded viewing platform where visitors
can watch life on the billabong. Other facilities and features
of the Park include:
4 x 4 Driving
4 x 4 Driving - opportunities are available to explore the
interior of this great Park.
The Hardies 4WD Track is accessible from the Arnhem Highway,
about 5 km west of the Mary River, or from the Rockhole Road.
The Wildman 4WD Track links the Rockhole and Wildman Roads.
You can start at either end of these tracks and explore the
• Boat Ramp
• Boat Tours
• Camping Permitted
• Caravans Permitted
• Picnic Tables
• Walking Tracks
Ranger Guided Activities
Guided Walks Talks advertised locally or phone (08) 8978
Kakadu National Park - Seasons
But Australia's Kakadu sees seasons of varied extremes --
so varied, in fact, that the park's longtime aboriginal inhabitants
have divided the year into six distinct seasons.
Seasons - Gunumeleng Pre-Monsoon Storm Season - Gunumeleng,
from mid-October to late December, may in fact last from a
few weeks to several months.
Seasons - Gudjewg - Monsoon Season - Gudjewg, from January
to March, can be described as the 'true' wet season.
Seasons - Banggereng - Knock 'em down storm Season - Banggerreng,
in April, is the season when the rain clouds have dispersed
and clear skies prevail.
Seasons - Yegge - Cooler but still humid Season - Yegge,
from May to mid-June, is relatively cool with low humidity.
Seasons - Wurrgeng - Cold Weather Season - Wurrgeng, from
mid-June to mid-August, is the 'cold weather' time; humidity
is low, daytime temperatures are around 30°C and night-time
temperatures are around 17°C.
Seasons - Gurrung - Hot Dry Weather - Gurrung, from mid-August
to mid-October, is hot and dry.
|4WD Cars &
|• Take your adventure OFF-ROAD!
• The ultimate camping experience
• 4WD Campervans also available
|• Great holidays at affordable prices
• Spacious and feature rich!
• Perfect getaway for families & couples
|• All applicable fees and charges included
• Detailed price breakdown
• Know what you're paying for!
here for manual old fashion customized quote
Example of a 4wd camper hire
here email us your enquiry if your not sure
If you don't wish a instant quote and wish a manual customised
Please include this in your request for availability and quote.
Driver/Hirer Licence issued from which country
of those travelling
of children under 12 (child seat guidelines)
No. + country code
start and Finish date and such as Darwin to Broome
such as Gibb River Road
is part of the specialist for selfdrive leisure vehicle rentals
and tour specialist including camping and accommodated one
day or extended tours and safaris from the group of Goholi
groop being an experienced respected licensed Travel Agent
in Darwin, Northern Terriotry Australia (Tel +61 (0) 8 7999
7511). Why come to us - Let us try to get you a discount off
the recommended rates with professional and experienced service.
www.kakadunationalparkaustralia.com is an 'Affiliate'
of the Australia 4 Wheel Drive Rentals group of sites. A licensed
Australian Travel Agent based in Northern Territory Australia.
Goholi Pty Ltd
Postal: GPO Box 380, Darwin, NT 0801
www.kakadunationalaprkaustralia.com has affliation with the
Us • Site
Disclaimer • Weather
Reports • Currency
Conversion • General
Links • Site
Australian Tour Information - Mission Statement
Please note some of these links are supplied only as a link
for information our company has no affliation some of these
This site is for the beneift of those researching for their
next vacation to Kakadu National Park in Northern Territory
Australia also know as the 'Top End'.
Australian Kakadu National Park travel guide and information
is not the offical site - the offical government site is http://www.kakadu.com.au.
This search site offering links to Kakadu, Litchfield, Uluru,
Darwin and Northern Territory accommodations, tours, safaris,
activities, nature parks, nature reserves and adventure activities.