- Corroboree Park Tavern (CP)
On the Arnhem Highway just an hour southeast of Darwin’s CBD and about halfway to the awesome escarpments of Kakadu, the Corroboree Tavern makes a great stopover for a few hours or a few days. In the heart of the wetlands, with the Adelaide River to the west and Mary River to the east, you’ll find not only a comfortable campsite but all the flora and fauna of the area here, including up to 280 species of birds on your doorstep. There is even a resident ‘pet’ croc called Brutus – I think he has a separate pool all to himself and doesn’t need to use the camper’s, but might be worth it to check, hey?
The tavern is open and serves meals seven days a week. Groceries, fuel, and take-away alcohol are also available, so you’ll be able to top up and stock up while you stay.
Set on 300 acres of shady, level ground, there are plenty of secluded sites to choose from where you won’t be on top of the neighbours, whether you are in a tent, trailer, motorhome, or big rig. Access from either side of the tavern is suitable for all types of setup. There are powered sites available or you can just choose a secluded spot and spread out. Wood-fired bar-b-q’s and fire pits are dotted around the campground. All campers have access to the ablutions block and laundry facilities.
The on-site accommodation ranges from their top-end style ‘Nurses Quarters’ – dorm style with shared bathroom but separate bedrooms – to their premium cabins, which are fully self-contained.
No top-end stay would be complete without knowing whether there is barra about. The answer is yes, yes, and yes. There are numerous choices of organised wetlands tours or you can enjoy boating on the picturesque Corroboree Billabong or hooking a barra at Shady Camp, as well as walking trails throughout the park and surrounding National Parks. Just be sure to get some local knowledge about where you are intending to go before you head out.
Well-behaved pets and owners are welcome, with the usual common sense and courtesy guidelines applying of course.
HOW TO GET THERE
Take the Arnhem Highway from Stuart Highway South of Darwin and drive for 54.1km; the Tavern is on your right via the Service Road entry.
The Camping and Caravan Park is behind the tavern and easily accessible from entrances on both sides of the Tavern. The check-in facilities are in the Tavern.
Please check-in at the Public Bar or Bistro.
There are multiple power boxes throughout the park, so find yourself in a shady spot and set up camp.
Plenty of open areas down the back for large self-contained RVs.
FEES & BOOKING
Fees are from $20/night unpowered or $32/night with power
THINGS TO DO
If relaxing is what you want you don’t have to leave the Tavern area.
Shady trees, a saltwater pool, and 300 acres of native bush surroundings mean you can find yourself a quiet spot any time.
Visit the many bird-watching spots, with numerous water and land-based species.
Take a guided cruise on Corroboree Billabong
4 x 4 tracks run through Djukbinj and Mary River NPs
There are around 8 boat ramps within an hour’s drive from us.
Visit Window on The Wetlands or the Jumping Crocodile cruises, a must is Pudakul Cultural Centre.
Through the Dry, we have our own local market and live music most weekends.