Mary River National Park protects part of the Mary River catchment.
Featuring billabongs and rainforests, it is a good place for watching
wildlife, fishing and bushwalking. Some areas accessible by 4WD
In the Dry Season, from May to September, most areas are accessible
to all vehicles, however many roads are unsealed. During the Wet
Season, from October to April, flooding can cause road closures.
The Mary River Crossing on the Arnhem Highway 3 km west of the Bark
Hut Inn has picnic areas, toilets and a boat ramp to make this an ideal
site to access the Mary River system. Camping is not permitted at the
Mary River Crossing.
Rockhole is another popular access point to the waterways of the
Mary River. A boat ramp and picnic facilities are located here, where
Barramundi fishing is popular.
Couzen's Lookout camping area offers secluded camping beside the
Mary River. It is only a short walk to the lookout where the sunsets
Brian Creek Monsoon Forest is a patch of diverse monsoon forest that
contrasts strongly with the surorunding woodlands. This is easily
Shady Camp is a popular fishing spot with boat ramps, picnic areas
and toilets. A viewing platform offers excellent views of the river and
its many crocodiles upstream. A barrage helps prevent saltwater
entering the freshwater wetlands. Camping is permitted and fees apply.
Mistake Billabong has a shaded viewing platform where visitors can watch life on the billabong.