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Enjoy a day’s fishing or exploring the network of billabongs and channels that make up the Mary River floodplains with their diverse flora and fauna.

The Rockhole, about an hour's drive from Darwin, is another access point to the channels of the Mary River system, a hugely popular spot for barramundi fishing.

Located off Point Stuart Road, in the Mary River National Park, Rockhole is an excellent stepping-off point from which to enjoy a day's fishing or exploration of the tranquil surrounds. There is a boat ramp on site making easy access for those with their own boat, but for those who don't, the Mary River Wetlands Cruise departs the Rockhole daily. The two hour cruise travels through the permanent wetlands allowing time to settle in and view the birdlife, water buffaloes, and perhaps a saltwater crocodile too.

Opening times:

Open daily, 24 hours. Possible closures during the Tropical Summer, between December to April.

Entry cost:

Free entry


  • Birdwatching
  • Fishing - Estuary
  • Animal Viewing


  • Car park
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet

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