Here are just some of the many happy traveler reviews as found on TripAdvisor

"Top End Highlights Tour- What an adventure!"
Stayed June 2015, travelled as a couple

A 4 day tour of the Top End visiting many interesting places including Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks, was a dream come true. The experience was made that much better by having Barrie, our guide and Rogan, our driver of the very comfortable bus, looking after us. Mary River Wilderness Retreat is surrounded by beautiful grounds that also has a caravan park. We were accommodated in a pool side bungalow a short walk from the Gecko Bar and Restaurant, the meeting place for our fellow travelers at the end of each day to enjoy drinks and meals together. All got on well. Rogan and Bronwyn, owners of the retreat, and their staff provided us with beautiful meals and every day while out exploring we were supplied with picnic lunches which were delicious. Our first day was a luncheon cruise on Corroboree Billabong which gave us a taste of what was to come. We were never disappointed. The accommodation was very comfortable and clean. If anyone wants to experience the Top End this is the tour to go on. You are picked up in Darwin and at the end of the tour returned to Darwin.The Aboriginal Rock Art is not to be missed, the amount of bird life is unbelievable and searching for crocodiles on the rivers and billabongs exciting all the while respecting their habitat. WiFi was available only at the restaurant. There is no mobile coverage which was great!

"Fantastic Top End Touring 4 Day Trip"
Stayed June 2015, travelled as a couple

A 30 seater luxury coach , like minded fellow travellers = 4 great days. Tour guide Barrie and Rhogan the resort owner / driver were super informative , fabulous company and made this trip memorable. Food in the resort was tremendous (remember a wilderness setting so normal parameters don't count) and happy hour enjoyed by all. Food on our days out also fantastic and plenty of it, even for a little fat hungry sausage like me . If it was worth seeing we saw it, from Litchfield to Kakadu and with Barries expertise in things aboriginal, and in bird and animal life gave us insights into the natural world I'm sure we all appreciated. The cabins were comfortable and spread well away from each other for that extra feeling of privacy. The grounds were manicured to present a pleasing backdrop to cabins and restaurant. The caravan park was well set out in very pleasant manicured sites, and I would not hesitate to bring my caravan here to stay. The trip included cruises , aboriginal paintings , wildlife and fauna in fact everything, and if you didn't want to climb that hill to see something then people were collected on the way back. One morning the 2 girls went to the aboriginal welcome information session and really enjoyed it . We 2 boys went catching not fishing with a 60cm Barra and an 75cm catfish caught, and barrie cooked the Barra for our tea . Then that afternoon a cruise down the Mary River to meet an approx. 7 meter croc (Barrie thinks it is now the largest recorded one in Aussi) made me think back to hanging out the back of our hired boat to net the Barra !! All in all 4 of some of the most enjoyable days I have ever spent, lots of laughs with fabulous hosts. The single persons all had a great time as the group like most holiday groups became one . Thanks to our fellow holidaymakers for helping us to have a great time, and thankyou to the wonderful folks at the resort.

"Loved it!"
Stayed May 2015, travelled as a couple

We were on a 3 night/4 day all inclusive tour. The tour was well organised and our itinerary was packed with exciting places to visit. The room was comfortable, the food great and service excellent!
Thank you Rogan, Bronwyn and rest of the staff for a memorable stay! Also a very big thank you to Barrie, our tour guide for his untiring efforts. We learnt a lot about the NTs culture, fauna and flora. Loved the nightly walks around the Retreat!
We would highly recommend Mary River Wilderness Retreat to anyone visiting the NT.

"Just a fantastic experience"
Stayed May 2015, travelled as a couple

We bought a package deal for 3 nights 4 days from
This included food, tours and accommodation. We had no idea of the amazing inclusions or the fantastic experience that was ahead of us. From the time we were picked up spot on time in our comfortable air conditioned coach by our driver/guide rogan and guide Barry we were treated to wonderful food, all inclusive touring and very comfortable accommodation. Mary river retreat is great, the food is abundant and great quality, every meal was looked forward to. The staff were helpful and always around when needed. The resort has great facilities. We took out the bird watching buggy for 2 hours on the kilometres of tracks that the retreat has which was a lovely experience, we also took out one of their boats for 2 hours and spotted lots of crocodiles and other wildlife. Prices on these were very reasonable. We paid a little extra for an upgrade to a poolside room, this gave us a lovely cabin around a private pool, the resort has another pool which can be used by everyone, both pools are really nice. Loved everything about Mary river retreat especially the staff and lovely air conditioned rooms! Guides were super knowledgable about everything and pretty good at getting out the morning tea too!
We would love stay again and would recommend to anyone.

"Oasis in the wilderness"
Stayed May 2015, travelled as a couple

My husband and I enjoyed the four day tour,the rooms were compfortable and clean,the grounds were impeccable, the staff were friendly and obliging and the food and drinks were plentiful.Our tour guide was very knowlegable about the area the flora and fauna and the aboriginal culture.There was a happy hour on our return from each day out and our evening meal was cooked for us at the same time so it was fresh and hot no matter how late we arrived back.This tour and resort is the best holiday we"ve been on in all our years of holidaying around australia and it is a credit to them all so thank you

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