Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre

Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre

Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre
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8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
About
Visit Window on the Wetlands on your way to Mary River National Park and Kakadu National Park. There you will get an understanding of the landscapes you are about to see. The top floor of the centre has 270 degree views of the wetlands below, which during the Wet Season can be complete with a lightning show. For half of the year the wetlands are flooded, while in the Dry Season they are baked and dried out. The region is one of great contrast. Interactive displays will tell you about seasonal changes, the ecological processes within the wetlands and the problems of feral animals and weeds. There is detailed information on wildlife and local Aboriginal and European history.
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Beatrice Hill, 70 kilometres south of Darwin Arnhem Highway, Adelaide River, Northern Territory NT 0846 Australia
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Liesel
52 contributions
Oct. 2020 • Friends
Such a disappointment, especially since it was the only reason that we drove all the way out there. IT WAS SHUT! Despite its website saying it's open. No sign or explanation, just doors locked and lights off. Many other disappointed visitors continued to arrive as we were leaving. When we mentioned this to a local business owner on our way back to Darwin, he advised that "sometimes the local workers just don't pitch up to work". Prior to visiting Darwin, I have never ever felt inclined to write a negative review about any of our travels anywhere in the world, however this trip has been fraught with experiences just like this. Very disappointing.
Written 29 October 2020
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Pas Q
Adelaide, Australia62 contributions
Oct. 2020 • Couples
We were taken to this facility on the way back to Darwin from the Jumping Crocs tour operated by AAT Kings.
Its a great place for a comfort break but apart from that it has a couple of exhibits. Built atop a hill, the top deck does give you a panoramic view of the area.

But it's not worth a stop unless you need a bathroom and to stretch your legs. I dont want to be critical of someone's vision of a tourist and/or info centre but I definitely wouldnt recommend a specific drive to it.
Written 26 October 2020
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Traveler805752
14 contributions
Jul. 2019
This is a stop off on the tour to the billabongs. Lovely view with some displays about the local wildlife. Also a short video presentation.
Written 17 January 2020
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Fyti
George Town, Malaysia240 contributions
Oct. 2019
Easily found on the Arnhem Highway just over one hour south of Darwin. Free parking and free entry to the display which is on two levels with several exhibits being interactive. Views from the top level and the open air deck over the surrounding flood plain are extensive and clear and explain well the history of the immediate area along with bird and animal life which can be seen there from time to time.
There is a small cafe. On our visit the display was manned by a well informed lady.
The facility is expected to be closed for most January 2020 until early February for replacement or renewal of the air conditioning system so it would be worthwhile checking before travelling to the facility whether it is open and also the condition of the access road which in the rainy period can become flooded.
For those with walking difficulties, there is a lift to the upper floor.
Written 31 October 2019
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briandchez
Brisbane, Australia20 contributions
Sep. 2019
So much to see in the interactive displays. Our granddaughter loved it & the information she gained about our indigenous history was amazing. Graham & Lynette who worked there were an absolute wealth of knowledge & were so happy to impart it to us. They are a credit to their culture & the views & overall experience was well worth the stop.
Written 4 October 2019
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Culture449773
30 contributions
Sep. 2019
This facility is worth popping into for the views. There are clean toilets, filtered water to refill your bottle and a small cafe.
Written 27 September 2019
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MAW
Melbourne, Australia334 contributions
Aug. 2019
The young girl-Dee Dee, started her presentation early as we were unable to stay the 3/4 hr required, her love of both her people and country was more than evident in her passionate presentation and over view of the wetlands-well worth a visit
Written 17 September 2019
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Carol R
Dungog, Australia22 contributions
Sep. 2019
I’m looking forward to come back when there is more water (it was the end of the dry season after a drier than usual wet season)
Written 17 September 2019
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Aussie Traveller
Queensland, Australia101 contributions
Sep. 2019
I actually didn't have any preconceived ideas of the venue, and although the building itself is very impressive and must have cost quite a lot of money and time to construct, the maintenance of displays and the cleanliness inside leaves a lot to be desired. I enjoyed the views from the outside decks - the are amazing and its wonderful to have such a vantage point, but as its Windows on the Wetlands, it would be nice if at least the inside of the windows where clean - if not the outside as I can understand this would be very hard to maintain in this environment. I appreciate it is not eash to maintain these sorts of facilities so really wish you well, as it could be such a wonderful location to attract more visitors to the area.
Written 14 September 2019
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Robyn E
Western Australia, Australia15 contributions
Aug. 2019
The Centre provides comprehensive information about the fauna and flora of the locale. The Park Ranger provide an outstanding talk to us.

Written 21 August 2019
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