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 mi 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 in particular like the location – they rated it 8.5 for a two-person trip.

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

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.5)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Buffet

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Max adults: 6. Max children: 5
Two-Bedroom Bungalow
  • 1 twin bed and 2 bunk beds and 1 queen bed
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Max adults: 5. Max children: 4
Family Bungalow
  • 3 twin beds and 1 queen bed
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Max adults: 2. Max children: 1
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  • 1 queen bed
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Property info

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
Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Gecko Restaurant
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How to get to Mary River Wilderness Retreat from Darwin International Airport
    Taxi
    Free parking is available.
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1 Restaurant On Site

    Gecko's

    Food: Australian

    Open for: Breakfast, Dinner

Amenities of Mary River Wilderness Retreat
Bathroom
  • Towels
  • Free toiletries
Bedroom
  • Linens
  • Alarm clock
Outdoors
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor furniture
  • BBQ facilities
  • Patio
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Activities
  • Happy hour Additional charge
  • Hiking
  • Pool table Additional charge
  • Fishing Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kids' meals Additional charge
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
Services
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Tour desk
  • Packed lunches
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
General
  • Convenience store 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
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool with view
  • Saltwater pool
Pool 2 – outdoor Free!
  • Open all year
  • Adults only
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool with view
  • Saltwater pool
Spa
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Pool/Beach towels
Languages Spoken
  • English
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House rules Mary River Wilderness Retreat takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 16 and above are considered adults at this property.

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

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

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Parties

Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 8:00 AM.

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 does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

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

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

Gecko's : Closed from Tue, May 10, 2022 until Tue, Feb 28, 2023

FAQs about Mary River Wilderness Retreat

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

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

    • Hiking
    • Pool table
    • Fishing
    • Happy hour

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

    • Taxi 1h 20min

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Mary River Wilderness Retreat (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Private Parking
    • Parking
    • Street parking
    • Free parking

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

  • Check-in at Mary River Wilderness Retreat is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • The prices at Mary River Wilderness Retreat may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

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

  • Mary River Wilderness Retreat has 1 restaurant:

    • Gecko's