We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Mary River Wilderness Retreat & Caravan Park

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Management photos
Mary River Wilderness Retreat & Caravan Park
Mary River Wilderness Retreat & Caravan Park
Panoramas (11)
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

196 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Mary River Wilderness Retreat & Caravan Park
See the most recent reviews
Showing 176: English reviews
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed there two nights, in unpowered site for a motor home . We parked on beautiful green grass and shady trees. We had pizza for dinner on Friday night and it was yummy and we did the Mary River Cruise with Terry which was fantastic and saw croc's! Amenities were clean and well lit of a night.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Sarah B
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Cabins are clean and comfortable but not on the Mary River as advertised. The large camping areas are located on the river. There are large areas of grass, but our cabin #25 up the back was on the dusty road with little to no shade for the vehicle or us in the afternoon. . an awful noise when the shower...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank KaiTor
MaryRiverPark, Manager at Mary River Wilderness Retreat & Caravan Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. Our resort is usually a tranquil retreat where the sounds of nature are a pleasant relief from the noise of city life and when you walk from the car park through to reception the atmosphere of relaxation is usually immediate. That is except on school holidays as we are a popular spot for our local...

Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 29 July 2016

We stayed at this Retreat after spending two nights at the Mercure Crocodile Hotel in Jabiru. We deliberately chose the best accommodation - an updated cabin with two beds (one king, one single), a thoroughly well-appointed bathroom, an outside balcony, air-conditioning and ceiling fan. The nightly cost? $240.00, pre-paid, with no meals and no TV. The bathroom was quite outstanding,...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank mccorquinn
Encinitas, California
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Stayed here with our teenage kids! Love hiking snd seeing the wild wallabies and renting a boat for an hour to see crocs! Saw more Crocs on our own than the Corroborree wetlands tour which was nice but definitely more enjoyable if you're really a big bird watcher. Didn't want to take the touristy jumping crocs tour though. Liked our...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank 4family
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Mary River Retreat was extremely well run with lots of activities on their 900 acre property. The wildlife diversity and quantity here was greater than anywhere else we have stayed at this side of Perth. Equivalent with El Questro as our favourite places to stay in the north west of Australia.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Jon B
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Delightfully situated caravan park with fantastic grassed areas and lots of shade, large sites. Great place just sit back, unwind and chill out. Amenities a bit ordinary but clean. Would love to stay there again.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank greynomad2016
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for a night in early July for a friends wedding. The cabins were clean and comfortable, the staff were friendly and the grounds were beautiful. It was such an experience to drive an hour out of Darwin to this lovely and peaceful retreat. Lots of birds, nice swimming pools and walking tracks. Can hire bikes or golf...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Clare B
Gosford
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

We had one night here as didn't want to drive to Kakadu straight from the airport. Could easily have stayed longer. The reception lady was so helpful. Gave us a good overview of things to do, inc night campfire with marshmallows, which often aren't allowed but they had special pits. The line map she gave us was the only one...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Stalbans1995
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

We were part of a 4 day package staying at the resort. The bungalows were beautifully appointed with very comfortable beds. Continental breakfast was adequate, with the cooked beautiful. Set night meals were generous, there may be different menus for other guests. At the resort there is a river cruise, the sunset one was spectacular for photographs. There are buggies...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank courbs51
CAIRNS
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed here at the end of a long day out at Kakadu. Room was clean and functional. Service at check in was sound but nothing great...had booked via their website so had all details including our money. I just think that over $200 for a demountable "donger" is a bit rich; I don't think I'll be back....sorry...!!!

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Travellor69

279 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (153)
Viewed
View from Room (15)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (47)
Viewed
Room/Suite (21)
Viewed
Bathroom (6)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (5)
Viewed
Other (54)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (111)
Viewed
Amenities (1)
Viewed
Bungalow Pool (9)
Viewed
Bush Bungalow (18)
Viewed
Main Pool (11)
Viewed
Pool Bungalow (21)
Viewed
Dining (32)
Viewed
The Hotel (19)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (15)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Viewed
Room/Suite (4)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
Other (3)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Northern Territory hotels
29.1 km away
Wildman Wilderness Lodge
Wildman Wilderness Lodge
#1 of 2 in Mary River National Park
263 reviews
0.0 km away
Bullo River Station
Bullo River Station
#2 of 2 in Timber Creek
24 reviews
72.5 km away
Litchfield Sunset
Litchfield Sunset
#2 of 2 in Litchfield National Park
19 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Concierge
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Mary River Wilderness Retreat is located halfway between Darwin and Jabiru in Kakadu National Park. This family owned and operated eco-tourism property offers an ideal venue for large groups through to couples and families for events and conferences to weekend getaways or a top end holiday. A range of air conditioned bungalows with ensuites are available from one night to a week or more. Caravan and Camping sites, Restaurant / Bar, Campers Kitchen, Bush Walks, Boat Buggy and Bike hire, River Cruises and many more facilities are on offer. Majestically set on 900 acres with sweeping views of Australia's Bush land and the world renowned Mary River which is home to twice as many saltwater Crocodiles as any other river in the world. Making Mary River Wilderness Retreat a must see location for them in their natural habitat. Mary River Wilderness Retreat is the perfect location to host an event or use as a base camp for a truly remarkable outback getaway. Immaculately manicured lawns and gardens filled with beautiful palms and gums create the feeling of paradise within the top end. Our accommodation comprises of twenty six fully air-conditioned private bungalows and our location allows easy access for self drive day tours to Mary River, Litchfield and Kakadu National Park and is very accessible to Darwin City. Only 35 kilometers to the gateway to Kakadu National Park we are the ideal location 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. We are set outside of the park so that the gate entry fee does not apply and there are plenty of close wetland experiences, wildlife, bird life and crocodile spotting for those with limited time who still want the top end experience. The property is an ideal venue to host any event from a cocktail style reception, to a fully sit-down dinner or for the corporate market, a business meeting catered in our dedicated conference room. Otherwise take advantage of the wonderful setting and choose an elegant marquee set amongst our majestic grounds for a dream wedding location there are endless options. Our catering can be tailored to personalise any given event, along with our array of activities for colleagues, delegates, friends and family all set amongst our unspoiled wilderness mean there is no place better suited to create perfect memories or to capture the attention of your group. Our tropically designed restaurant licensed for up to 300 guests boasts modern alfresco dining areas perfect for gazing over the abundant wildlife. So do you want to relax and have the most perfect private destination holiday or event imaginable? Stay at Mary River Wilderness Retreat you will be pleasantly amazed at the experience you have and will want to keep coming back! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mary River Wilderness Retreat & Caravan Park

Address: Mary River Crossing Arnhem Hwy | Annaburroo, Via Humpty Doo, Northern Territory 0836, Australia
Region: Australia > Northern Territory
Price Range: $97 - $283 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Mary River Wilderness Retreat & Caravan Park 2.5*
Number of rooms: 26
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Expedia and Agoda so you can book your Mary River Wilderness Retreat & Caravan Park reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Mary River Wilderness Retreat & Caravan Park staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Mary River Wilderness Retreat & Caravan Park staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“ask for a cabin with a carpark beside it.”
 of 5 bubbles AndrewP1973, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The cabins where nice ,cleaned daily with coffee/ tea facility's quiet good shower pressure close to the pool”
 of 5 bubbles 447gordonw, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We had a powered caravan site”
 of 5 bubbles Rabbi1959, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms get full sun in the morning, just something to note if you like to eat breakfast on the deck.”
 of 5 bubbles Tikibird, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Go for a Safari Tent if you like camping.”
 of 5 bubbles cheebyk, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
5 of 5