Exploring Corroboree Billabong

Exploring Corroboree Billabong

The Kakadu region of Australia is home to unique landscapes and a rich ancient history. Here, you can marvel at centuries-old landmarks as well as beautiful natural scenes.

The Corroboree Billabong is one of the most picturesque parts of the region, making up a section of the Mary River Wetlands.

Perhaps it is best known for its huge collection of saltwater crocodiles as it has the largest concentration in the world. It draws in visitors from far and wide who want to see these magnificent prehistoric creatures up close while admiring the unique backdrop.

As well as crocodiles, the Billabong is home to a vast selection of other native wildlife. There are plenty of river cruises you can jump aboard to take in the surroundings from a unique perspective.

The Flora and Fauna of the Corroboree Billabong

The Billabong and the sprawling wetlands that surround it make up a vital part of the Northern Territory’s ecosystem. Together they serve as one of the most expansive breeding grounds for Magpie geese in the world.

Today, more than 280 different bird species reside in the area, which means it’s the ideal hotspot for bird watching as well as a major photography pitstop.

When it comes to plant life, the Corroboree Billabong does not disappoint. Its pretty banks are flanked by rows of colourful lotus flowers and water lilies. Both of which form an incredibly vibrant backdrop to the surroundings.

Additionally, both the Corroboree Billabong and the nearby Rockhole are popular Barramundi fishing hotspots. This destination that is highly-coveted by animal and plant lovers.

How to Get to Corroboree Billabong

From Darwin, travel south out of the city for around 35km along the main Stuart Highway. After that, you’ll come to an intersection. Here you need to turn east onto the famous Arnhem Highway for another 55km.

Just before you arrive at the Corroboree park tavern, you’ll need to swing a left onto the aptly named Corroboree Billabong road. At the end, turn right and drive for another 10km along an unmade dirt road. You’ll eventually reach the Corroboree Billabong boat ramp and car park.

The region is well worth a visit if you fancy escaping the city and exploring the magnificent wetlands that surround Darwin. Spot incredible bird species and keep your eyes peeled for the prehistoric crocs as you go.

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