Home Billabong Cruise

Glide past prehistoric crocodiles and spot an abundance of wild birdlife in this tropical oasis. One of the true nature lovers delights in our exclusive use, Home Billabong. 

The Home Billabong is one of the Top End’s well-kept secrets, located a short distance from Wildman Wilderness Lodge. With an abundance of overhanging paperbarks, intermingled with pandanus and mangroves, there is a spectacle of flora to be seen amongst the water lilies and reeds.

But definitely no swimming here, there are plenty of salt and freshwater crocodiles, including our 5-meter resident, aptly named, Big Boy.

You only need raise your sights slightly, to delight in an abundance of birdlife, both local and visiting, including Jabiru, White Bellied Sea Eagles, Magpie Geese, Whistling Ducks, Ibis, Egrets and more.  Grab your free copy of the Wildman Bird Watching Guide before heading out, to see how many you can tick off your bucket list!

This naturally occurring water pocket is fed by the rising waters of the Mary River, becoming landlocked as the monsoon season finishes and the water levels lower.

A short 5 minutes’ drive from the Lodge, this tour is a leisurely 1-hour boat cruise which includes our expert-guided commentary. There is plenty of time for photos and video, so be sure to charge your batteries. 

Home Billabong Cruise Includes:
  1. 1 hour guided boat cruise
  2. Cold water
  3. Transfers to and from the lodge


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Keen on croc spotting? Then why not also check out the Mary River Rockhole Tour?

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