Halfway between Kakadu National Park and Darwin, Mary River Park features 2 swimming pools and an on-site seasonal restaurant. Each air-conditioned cottage includes a veranda overlooking the natural landscape.

Located along 1.9 miles of riverfront, Mary River Park is a haven for woodland and wetland plants and animals. It is a 10-minute drive from fishing spots at Hardy's Billabong, Corroboree Billabong and Shady Camp.

All cottages have a private bathroom, plus a refrigerator and tea/coffee making facilities.

Guests at Mary River Park Marrakai can enjoy fishing in the Mary River, bird watching and boat cruises.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.7 for a two-person trip.

Mary River Wilderness Retreat has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 16 Aug 2011.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.5)

Free private parking available on-site


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  • The staff speak English
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Property information

Mary River Wilderness Retreat and Caravan Park is located halfway between Darwin and Kakadu National Park. This family owned and operated eco-tourism property offers budget to deluxe accommodation, caravan & camping sites, restaurant, campers kitchen & amenities, bush walks, river cruises and many other great facilities and experiences. Mary River Wilderness Retreat is the ideal base 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.

Language spoken

English
Property surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Gecko Restaurant
    0 miles
How to get to Mary River Wilderness Retreat from Darwin International Airport
    Taxi
    Free parking is available.
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2 restaurants on site

    Gecko's

    Cuisine: Australian

    Open for: Dinner

    Continental Breakfast

    Cuisine: Australian

    Open for: Breakfast

Facilities of Mary River Wilderness Retreat
Bathroom
  • Towels
  • Free toiletries
Bedroom
  • Linen
  • Alarm clock
Outdoors
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor furniture
  • BBQ facilities
  • Patio
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Activities
  • Happy hour Additional charge
  • Hiking
  • Billiards Additional charge
  • Fishing Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Kid meals Additional charge
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
No internet access available.
Parking
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
Services
  • Fax/photocopying Additional charge
  • Tour desk
  • Packed lunches
  • Meeting/banquet facilities Additional charge
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
General
  • Minimarket on site
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
2 swimming pools
Pool 1 - outdoor Free!
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Pool with view
  • Salt-water pool
Pool 2 - outdoor Free!
  • Open all year
  • Adult only
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Pool with view
  • Salt-water pool
Wellness
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
Languages spoken
  • English
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House rules Mary River Wilderness Retreat takes special requests - add in the next step!

Check-in

14:00 - 20:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in

Check-out

08:00 - 10:00

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 16 years and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Mastercard Visa Eftpos Mary River Wilderness Retreat accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Parties

Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests must be quiet between 22:00 and 08:00.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Payment will be taken at the time of booking.

Please note that there is a 1.05% surcharge when paying with a Visa or Mastercard credit card and there is a 1.98% surcharge when you pay with American Express credit card. Please note that the property does not accept pre-paid debit cards.

Valid photo identification and the same credit card used at the time of booking must be presented on arrival. The property has the right to refuse any booking when the guest cannot provide a valid photo ID or valid credit card that matches the name on the booking. Cash is not an acceptable form of deposit at this property.

This property enforces a strict 'Non-Smoking Policy'.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

Please inform Mary River Wilderness Retreat in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Restaurant is closed from Sat 12 Dec 2020 until Thu 01 Apr 2021

Gecko's is closed from Tue 10 May 2022 until Tue 28 Feb 2023

FAQs about Mary River Wilderness Retreat

  • Check-in at Mary River Wilderness Retreat is from 14:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Mary River Wilderness Retreat by:

    • Taxi 1h 20min

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Yes, Mary River Wilderness Retreat is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Mary River Wilderness Retreat offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Billiards
    • Fishing
    • Happy hour
    • Swimming Pool

  • The prices at Mary River Wilderness Retreat may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Mary River Wilderness Retreat has 2 restaurants:

    • Continental Breakfast
    • Gecko's

  • Mary River Wilderness Retreat is 15.5 miles from the centre of Marrakai.