Window on the Wetlands

Darwin Region Nature & Wildlife

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Window on the Wetlands features a panoramic view of the beautiful and fragile wetlands of the Northern Territorys Top End.


Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre is perched on Beatrice Hill, one of the highest points on the Adelaide River floodplain. Closes 5.30pm.

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.

There is a steep walk from the car park to the entrance of the Visitor Centre. However, a drop-off area is provided for less able passengers.

Entry is free, and the Visitor Centre is open every day from 8.00am to 5.30pm.

A visit to Window on the Wetlands can be combined with visits to nearby Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve and the Mary River National Park (proposed).

Parks and Wildlife Interpretation Guides provide interesting talks and presentations about the natural and cultural features of the area as well as providing information about local tours, attractions and road conditions.

Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre has toilet and picnic facilities with ample parking.

Please remember Beware of theft, lock vehicles and secure valuables. All cultural items and wildlife are protected.

Map & Directions

Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre Arnhem Highway Middle Point NT 0836


Window on the Wetlands is located 60kms from Darwin, along the Arnhem Highway, on the way to Kakadu. Youll easily see the upswept line of the Visitors Centre roof, which reflects the contours of the hills in the area.

Phone 8 8988 8188
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