Mary River Wilderness Retreat is located halfway between Darwin and Jabiru at the gate way to Kakadu National Park. This family owned and operated eco-tourism property offers an ideal venue for large groups through to couples and families for events and conferences to weekend getaways or a top end holiday. A range of air conditioned bungalows with ensuites are available from one night to a week or more. Caravan and Camping sites, Restaurant / Bar, Campers Kitchen, Bush Walks, Boat, Buggy and Bike hire, River Cruises and many more facilities are on offer.
Majestically set on 900 acres with sweeping views of Australias Bush land and the world renowned Mary River which is home to twice as many saltwater Crocodiles as any other river in the world, making Mary River Wilderness Retreat a must see location for them in their natural habitat.
Mary River Wilderness Retreat is the perfect location to host an event or use as a base camp for a truly remarkable outback getaway. Immaculately manicured lawns and gardens filled with beautiful palms and gums create the feeling of paradise within the top end. Our accommodation comprises of twenty six fully air-conditioned private bungalows and our location allows easy access for self drive day tours to Mary River, Litchfield and Kakadu National Parks and is very accessible to Darwin City. Only 35 km to the gateway to Kakadu National Park we are the ideal location to fish and explore the Mary River, Hardies Lagoon, Shady Camp or the South Alligator. It is also a great stop over on Natures Way which takes in Kakadu and a range of other Top End attractions. We are set outside of the park so that the gate entry fee does not apply and there are plenty of close wetland experiences, wildlife, bird life and crocodile spotting for those with limited time who still want the top end experience.
The property is an ideal venue to host any event from a cocktail style reception, to a fully sit-down dinner or for the corporate market, a business meeting catered in our dedicated conference room. Otherwise take advantage of the wonderful setting and choose an elegant marquee set amongst our majestic grounds for a dream wedding location, there are endless options. Our catering can be tailored to personalise any given event, along with an array of activities for colleagues, delegates, friends and family all set amongst our unspoiled wilderness mean there is no place better suited to create perfect memories or to capture the attention of your group. Our tropically designed restaurant licensed for up to 300 guests boasts modern alfresco dining areas perfect for gazing over the abundant wildlife.
So do you want to relax and have the most perfect private destination holiday or event imaginable? Stay at Mary River Wilderness Retreat you will be pleasantly amazed at the experience you have and will want to keep coming back!
The Bush Bungalows have sweeping views of green lawns and a parkland setting. All have a queen size bed and one single bed and are equipped with a bar fridge, tea/coffee making facilities, ensuites, ceiling fan and air-conditioning with verandas overlooking the lush green grass and often wallabies grazing. Also available are Family Bungalows which accommodate 5 Guests with 1 Queen, 1 Single and a set of Single Bunks.
The poolside bungalows feature cathedral ceilings are fully tiled throughout and have large ensuites. Built in 2009 they are modern cool comfortable and clean. All have a queen sized bed and one single bed. They are equipped with wardrobes, bar fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, ceiling fan and air-conditioning and all have a balcony overlooking the secluded pool area.
The Family Bungalows have sweeping views of green lawns and a parkland setting. All have a queen size bed and one single bed and a set of bunks. They are equipped with a bar fridge, tea/coffee making facilities, ensuites, ceiling fan and air-conditioning with verandahs overlooking the lush green grass and often wallabies grazing.