Window On The Wetlands is an interpretive centre that provides
an insight into the Adelaide River floodplain to the east of
Darwin. The centre's observation deck offers panoramic views across the
Wetlands, which were the locality of a failed attempt to grow rice in
the NT in the 1950s.
Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre is perched on Beatrice Hill,
one of the highest points on the Adelaide River floodplain. The
Adelaide River is one of eight rivers in the Top End which have large
floodplains in their catchments. Together, their floodplains create a
great expanse of coastal wetlands, one of the rarest and most
threatened land systems in the world. They are collectively known as
the northern coastal wetlands.
Window on the Wetlands provides an introduction to the northern
coastal wetlands. There are interactive displays about the ecological
processes that occur in the wetlands, the seasonal changes and the
abundant wildlife. Touchscreen computers help you explore the
European and Aboriginal history of the region as well as find out what
you can see and do in the area.