Mary River National Park
- Resort type: Country resort
- Landscape: Mountains, Lagoon, Plain, Riverside, Tropical Forest
- What to do: Culinary Tourism, Ancient Monuments of Civilization, Natural Parks & Reserves, Hiking, Rafting & Kayaking, Fishing & Spearfishing
Mary River National Park is an Australian reserve situated in the north of the country 150 kilometres away from Darwin. The total area of the Park is about 1.200 square kilometres.
Thanks to its natural diversity, Mary River is popular with the ecological tourists. They can visit Alligator Lagoon region or explore the ecological systems of the rivers Mary and Wildman. The tourists can also go hiking in Brian Creek Monsoon Forest or go fishing near Shady Camp. Be aware, however, that during a monsoon some areas in Mary River can be closed for the tourists due to a flood.
Those who prefer the excursion tourism have a chance to get themselves acquainted with the monuments of ancient civilizations in Stuarts Tree Historical Reserve. If you love ethnography, then you should definitely go to indigenous villages. You can also take a trip to Darwin and see the city sights. The most important are Lyons Cottage, George Brown Botanic Gardens and Australian Aviation Heritage Center.
The extreme tourists will take an exotic tour to the swampland, ride jeeps, go kayaking or rafting, go on a sea cruise along the Mary River. For the guests of the National Park, flights over its territory are offered.
A good ecological situation, clean air and a favourable climate have a positive effect on the well-being, the health and it attracts the lovers of the wellness tourism to the Park.
For a shopping go to Darwin and to its Darwin Mall. You will find a lot of shops at Casuarina Square.
During your trip to the Northern Territory, you should try typical Australian dishes in such restaurants as Pearl and Otis & James Crepes.
The nightlife is not developed here.