Mary River Camp Ground and YHA-
Mary River is family outfit that is very professionally run. Blessed with a stunning country side, they have managed a very good back-to-basics wildlife and river retreat while adding the key ingredients of modern amenities like a restaurant/bar, cook your own facilities, a pool, spa, and a variety of sleeping accommodation to fit any budget. Half way between Darwin and Jabiru, Mary River YHA is about 1 km before you reach the Bark Hut.
The gardens are gorgeously manicured, the local birds are plentiful and there are crocodile tours run out of their office. These are not the Jumping Croc tours, but a very pleasant eco experience cruise with plenty of wildlife on offer.
Paperback Guides to the local birds live on the tables in the restaurant/lounge and are obviously well loved and oft used. For those who are camping, the shower facilites are good. The family that owns the place is a firm supporter of the local charity Angelflight And their son was involved in the cross Australia horse ride that was used to help raise funds for this needed service. For more information on the outback emergency health organitation click here.
www.maryriverpark.com.au 08 8978 8877 ph. Professionally run. Grill meals available for about $25, Tent, Caravan, and Cabins. Good bar and pool.