How big is Corroboree Billabong?

How big is Corroboree Billabong?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 02/04/2022

Reading time: 2 mins

Corroboree Billabong is adjoined to the Mary River Wetlands, one of Australia’s most exhilarating wildlife congregations. Apart from having the world’s largest saltwater crocodile congregation in the world, it is also the meeting place for abundant birdlife and the amazing barramundi!

The Corroboree Billabong comprises 40 km of lush waterways, where water buffalo and wild horses meander the river banks and black cockatoos and owls stalk the air.

River cruises and houseboats operate throughout the dry season when the wet season “run off” has finished, allowing travellers to experience this incredible region’s breathtaking beauty and unique wildlife in one unforgettable experience.

It’s all part of what makes the land from Darwin through to Kakadu so magical, as well as these other amazing experiences:

Kakadu National Park

There is nowhere in the world like Kakadu National Park – nowhere. This ancient, gigantic wonderland is full of incredible experiences that put it on the map of every intrepid traveller from Australia to Argentina and far beyond.

The experiences are wide and varied, with everything from ancient rock art to epic hikes and waterhole swimming making up an unforgettable adventure.

We suggest you start your experience at Nourlangie, an impressive monolith jumping out of the valley below. The landmark’s sight is impressive in itself, but it’s what awaits you once you trek up into its shelters that is truly astounding.

Nourlangie is home to Indigenous rock art the likes of which dates back an incredible 20,000 years. It details the animals and life in the region right up to the time Europeans arrived, making it an amazing tapestry of existence.

Next, be sure to take a dip in the Gunlom plunge pool, easily the world’s most impressive natural pool. At the top of the Gunlom Falls awaits the most gorgeous, sublime waterhole you could ever hope to refresh yourself in.


Darwin has certainly become one of Australia’s favourite tourism towns, owing in part to Kakadu, the Corroboree Billabong and the stunning Litchfield National Park.

This is all pretty awesome, as Darwin has plenty of fun and excitement to offer on its own! Be sure to get there in the dry season, where the likes of the Mindil Beach Sunset Market and Darwin Festival provide outrageously fun tropical times against a more welcoming climatic backdrop!

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.