Wildman Wilderness Lodge, Northern Australia, Australia
Amidst the lush wilderness of Australia’s breathtaking Top End, Wildman Wilderness Lodge offers an extraordinary wetlands safari experience, situated in the Mary River Wetlands area half way between Darwin and Kakadu National Park. Recently opened in April 2011, Wildman is a small-scale, high quality safari lodge featuring a variety of boutique and environmentally sensitive touring options, including tours of Kakadu National Park and cruising on the Mary River. Its teeming wildlife and unique tours a world far removed from your own, yet with all the modern comforts of great accommodation, delicious meals and wine to enjoy at the end of each day.
Location and Transfers
Wildman Wilderness Lodge is located in the beautiful Mary River Wetlands in the lush Top End of Australia’s Northern Territory. This region is renowned worldwide for its incredible wildlife, history and indigenous culture and is at once wonderfully remote, yet easily accessible, via road and air from Darwin.
Located approximately half way between Darwin and Kakadu, 170km by road from the Darwin City. Drive time from Darwin is less than two hours, along the sealed Arnhem Highway. Wildman Wilderness Lodge has a bush airstrip with good grass cover that caters for light aircraft or helicopters. Flying time from Darwin is approximately 30 minutes.
Wildman Wilderness Lodge comprises of a central lodge, 10 cabins (‘Habitats’) and 15 Safari Tents, the whole forming a quietly luxurious escape amidst an awe-inspiring environment.
Habitats – the indulgent, romantic ‘Habitats’ offer unexpected comfort in this wilderness location. Surrounded by breathtaking nature, these well-appointed, beautifully designed free-standing cabins offer a soothing luxury. In air-conditioned comfort, with luxury bedding, premium furnishings and ensuite bathrooms, the Habitats are the perfect respite after a day of adventure in the wilderness
Safari Tents – an alternative option for those who seek a bit more adventure (needless to say, in style), this truly luxe ‘camping’ experience is a premium offering. Each fan-cooled tent is surprisingly spacious at 50m2 and comes complete with ensuite bathroom. Natural colours and materials from the region have been utilised and reflect the surrounding environment, the entire experience providing a grounded closeness to the wilderness with all the romance of the ultimate hideaway. Five tents are designed to cater for families with two additional single beds
Showcasing the best seasonal produce Australia has to offer, Wildman’s delicious array of food and beverages are matched only by the stunning views. For all-day adventures, a picnic lunch makes the perfect take-away. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A full breakfast and sumptuous 3-course dinner are included in the daily rate.
Facilities and Activities
Home Billabong Cruise – a 1 hour cruise on Home Billabong as the sun warms up and nature comes to life
Mary River Rockhole Cruise – an excellent opportunity to observe crocodiles, wetland birds and fantastic views across the vast Mary River floodplain
Full Day Kakadu Tour – immerse yourself in the Aboriginal history at Waradjin Cultural Centre, experience the oldest living culture on earth through ancient rock art, see amazing views of the Arnhem Land escarpment from Gun-warddehwardde lookout
Leichhardt Point Sundowners – depart the Lodge 1hr before sunset and journey through forests and savannahs to Leichhardt Point where you stop for refreshments and watch the amazing sunsets over the wetlands
Quad Bike Tour
Private Touring – available on request and can be tailored to suit your specific interests, e.g. fishing safaris