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Mary River Wetlands Helicopter and Airboat Adventure from Darwin provided by Nautilus Aviation

Mary River Wetlands Helicopter and Airboat Adventure from Darwin

Mary River Wetlands Helicopter and Airboat Adventure from Darwin
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AU$1,085.00
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Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
The world-class Mary River Wetlands are a photographer’s paradise! Teeming with wildlife – and specifically, the highest concentration of Saltwater Crocodiles in the Southern Hemisphere – is a must-do experience! The highly qualified and passionate guides of Wildlands Safaris will take you on an unrivalled tour of Australia’s largest wetland system. From the helicopter gain a true appreciation of the size and beauty of the wetlands and from the airboat and safari cruise, close views of crocodiles, colourful flora and a myriad of native wildlife including wallabies, jabirus, sea eagles, kites, kingfishers, brolgas, buffaloes and jacanas. The Mary River system is an 80-minute drive east of Darwin along the famous Arnhem Highway. However, by helicopter, arrive at Corroboree Billabong after a 30-minute scenic flight (60 minutes round trip).
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3262P31
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Scenic helicopter flights to and from Corroboree Billabong
  • 45 minute airboat adventure (included only in the Discovery option)
  • 90 minute safari cruise (included in both Discovery and Snapshot option)
  • Return transfer from Darwin CBD & Palmerston accommodation
  • Entry/Admission - Darwin
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Return transfer from Darwin CBD & Palmerston accommodation
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Weight Policy: Individual passenger weight MUST be advised at time of booking. Weight variances greater than 10% may incur an additional fee. Maximum single seat payload of 130kg. For passenger comfort and aircraft weight and balance, passengers exceeding 130kg are required to purchase an additional seat at 50% of ticket price - this is non-commissionable and payable to Nautilus Aviation on day of travel.
  • Minimum age is 4 years for airboat
  • This tour is subject to season closures
  • Refunds: Cancellation notice of 48 hours is required for a full refund claim and 24-48 hours, for a 50% refund claim. No refund applies if booking is cancelled inside 24 hours.
  • Tour Cancellations: Tours and aircraft substitutions are subject to Management and/or pilot discretion, weather, air traffic control and availability.
  • There is a minimum of 2 passengers and a maximum of 4 passengers permitted per helicopter (subject to aircraft availability)
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travellers
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Scenic helicopter flights to and from Corroboree Billabong
  • 45 minute airboat adventure (included only in the Discovery option)
  • 90 minute safari cruise (included in both Discovery and Snapshot option)
  • Return transfer from Darwin CBD & Palmerston accommodation
  • Entry/Admission - Darwin
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Return transfer from Darwin CBD & Palmerston accommodation
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Weight Policy: Individual passenger weight MUST be advised at time of booking. Weight variances greater than 10% may incur an additional fee. Maximum single seat payload of 130kg. For passenger comfort and aircraft weight and balance, passengers exceeding 130kg are required to purchase an additional seat at 50% of ticket price - this is non-commissionable and payable to Nautilus Aviation on day of travel.
  • Minimum age is 4 years for airboat
  • This tour is subject to season closures
  • Refunds: Cancellation notice of 48 hours is required for a full refund claim and 24-48 hours, for a 50% refund claim. No refund applies if booking is cancelled inside 24 hours.
  • Tour Cancellations: Tours and aircraft substitutions are subject to Management and/or pilot discretion, weather, air traffic control and availability.
  • There is a minimum of 2 passengers and a maximum of 4 passengers permitted per helicopter (subject to aircraft availability)
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 25 Jun. 2020
A note from Mary River Wetlands Helicopter and Airboat Adventure from Darwin
Nautilus Aviation has a comprehensive COVID plan in place.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    110 Jenkins Rd
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Wildlands Wetlands Safari Cruises
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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jeamgr
Brisbane, Australia4 contributions
Don’t miss out on this experience
Jul. 2021
A spectacular experience! Although we were caught up in the time of a lockdown due to COVID-19, Nautilus came through with flying colours. Our experience was easily rescheduled with the help of friendly and professional staff. Thank you.
We were collected from our accommodation on time and had a comfortable ride to the helipad where we were meet by our pilot. An awesome flight over a spectacular landscape with great commentary. When we arrived at the wetlands we were meet by another great guide. The airboat is not to be missed. We saw so much wildlife and given so much informative information about the ecology of the wetlands. Our pilot and wetlands guide had a delightful blend of professionalism, knowledge, and humour. An excellent day.
Written 16 July 2021
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JoJo
16 contributions
Adventure!
Sep. 2019 • Couples
Awesome! Awesome! Couldn’t ask for a better adventure or more knowledgeable and fun guides. Dan our pilot was great, he was very knowledgeable pointing out buffalo and wild pigs then when he spotted a rare sight with a crocodile that had made a kill and dragged it in the water he did a bog lap for us to get a closer look, all on video too! Chase was our airboat guide and she was awesome too, a lot of fun and very knowledgeable then last but not least we had the pleasure of an hour and a half cruise with Connie, we couldn’t recommend this adventure more! Thank you so much for an amazing experience:- )
Written 25 September 2019
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Kelly C
2 contributions
Amazing
Jun. 2019 • Couples
Such a great experience... all the staff were super friendly! I would highly recommend it for families,couples anyone who wants a great day out!
Written 3 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mitch Stone
4 contributions
Amazing
May 2019 • Friends
We had an awesome helicopter ride with a great pilot who was full of information and pointed out the sites to us. once we arrived at the airboat we had another great guide who knew where to take us to see crocodiles, birds, boars and all different kinds of flora and fauna and gave us an insight into the way the land was and is used
Written 23 May 2019
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sarasotagal2018
Sarasota, FL7 contributions
Amazing Experience
We were met at the helipad at Charles Darwin NP & Dan flew us out to the Wet Lands for 2 different boating experiences.
The flight was 25 magnificent minutes over the most incredible landscapes. We sighted wild buffalo, wild pigs & many different birds. Dan was a very experienced pilot. He gave us lots of info about the region.
The boating experience was wonderful. Jake showed us different types of birds, water lilies fish & of course, crocodiles!
The airboat ride was exhilarating and stunningly beautiful. Chase, our boat operator demonstrated the amazing power of the Corvette engine that powers the airboat.
A must do experience!!!
Written 20 April 2019
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Guy M
2 contributions
Guy Mair
Everything on this trip was the best. The Helifishing was the highlight very closely followed by the Airboat . The pilots made the trip with there knowledge ,sence of humor and willingness to help. Would recommend this company for any of there tours. Thanks Nautilus Aviation for one of the best trips i've had.
Written 31 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

4101cathy
Brisbane, Australia3 contributions
Incredible!
Sep. 2018 • Couples
What an amazing morning!
We were greeted by our wonderful pilot Ben, who thoughtfully offered us insect repellent as the bugs were out in force in the National Park.
Then LIFTOFF! in our sleek red helicopter for the scenery of urban Darwin to disappear underneath us and give way to the wetlands.
Ben painted a verbal picture for us of what this would look like during wet season (we travelled late in the dry season), and pointed out all the animals and sights.

Our airboat experience was amazing (with WIldlands Wetland Safari) and the biggest highlight of the trip - our guide had so much knowledge and character, and the scenery was epic.

To cap off a wonderful morning, the heli flight back to Darwin included a thrilling low and fast take-off over the trees.
Written 24 September 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

rppayten
Queanbeyan, Australia2 contributions
View of wetlands
Jul. 2018 • Couples
Great way to see true size of the wetlands from the helicopter. Saw wildlife scatter as we flew just above them. The airboat took us to places we would never have seen, close up to wildlife in their natural surroundings. The professional crew who made you feel safe had good local knowledge made sure you had a great day.
Written 3 July 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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By: Nautilus Aviation
Ian-Thurston
Ian-Thurston
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Great experience but take a good camera
3 day lockdown was disappointing, this was redemption . After missing out on a day trip to Litchfield Park we deci
Warren S
Warren S
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Chopper Pub Crawl 5 Star
What an amazing experience. Clint runs an awesome tour. Airborne Solutions are very professional. Great way to se
Tezza3113
Tezza3113
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Awesome
What a fantastic day out, packed with adventure. We did the True Territory Tour ,Simon our pilot was accomodating,
michelleandzac
michelleandzac
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AMAZING! Best experience in Darwin and worth every dollar!
If you do one thing in Darwin, make sure it’s the Kakadu Heli tour! Our guide/pilot Shaun was professional, adaptab
jbnamatthews
jbnamatthews
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Must do in Darwin
My wife and I went on this day trip not knowing what to expect, well this was one of the best days we have had, fro
MrDee2013
MrDee2013
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30 minute helicopter flight to and from Mary River Wilderness Retreat via Corroboree Billabong.
The helicopter landed in the grounds of the Mary River Wilderness Retreat. Our pilot was very professional in cond
JMasonNashville
JMasonNashville
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Awesome
We took the combo helicopter jet boat tour in Kakadoo and loved every moment of it! The EiO penny and pilots (ours
Carolyn_Hall2013
Carolyn_Hall2013
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Litchfield over the Top
From whoa to go, this flight definitely gets the double thumbs up. We were picked up from our accommodation and del
Misskam93
Misskam93
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Great experience!!
My Aunt and I booked a 20 minute scenic flight and both loved it! Make sure to give yourself time to nap after th
Linda J
Linda J
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Amazing experience.
I got a chance to do this with friends. It was awesome. Just a short flight but the sites you saw of Darwin was som
AliNow
AliNow
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Amazing Experience, Professional Team
A huge thanks to the team at Nautilus Aviation in Darwin for creating an awesome experience on our scenic flight ye
VideoToGo D
VideoToGo D
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Amazing experience in the chopper
A massive thanks to the local Darwin crew Ellie, Bronny & Corey for a fantastic time. Terrific service, full on com
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