The Mary River Wetlands Cruise
The Rockhole Billabong is part of the largest permanent wetland area of the Mary River system. It joins Corroborree Billabong and forms one of the most diverse ecosystems in Australia. It gained its name from a natural rock ledge and deepwater hole. The term billabong comes from an Aboriginal term meaning ‘always water’.
The Top End ‘wet season’ transforms the Mary River Wetlands into an inland sea and replenishes the earth after the long dry. Fish, crocodiles and birds breed and flourish. As the flood waters subside, the ‘dry season’ creates an awesome spectacle for people to view huge numbers of birds and large crocodiles. It is a wildlife observer’s paradise…