National Parks / Natural World

Window on the Wetlands Humpty Doo

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Window on the Wetlands
Beatrice Hill
Arnhem Highway
Humpty Doo
NT
0836
Tel: 8 89362499

Directions

Travel approximately 60 km from Darwin along the Stuart and Arnhem Highways. You’ll easily see the upswept line of the Visitors Centre roof, which reflects the contours of the hills in the area.

Where are we going today?

Window on the Wetlands Visitors Centre is perched on Beatrice Hill, one of the highest points on the Adelaide River floodplain. The Centre provides an introduction to the northern coastal wetlands. Details of places to visit, tours, accommondation are available from Parks and Wildlife Commission staff.

There are also interactive displays about the ecological processes that occur in the wetlands, seasonal changes and the problems of feral animals and weeds. Plus touchscreen computers help you find detailed information on wildlife and on local Aboriginal and European history. These are easily accessible for children and ideal for picking up easy to remember local knowledge.

From the top floor of the Centre you can enjoy superb views across the floodplains, especially during the early morning or late afternoon. In the wet season you can see the flooded wetlands and if you are lucky, spectacular lightning storms.

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How much does it cost?

  • AdultsFree so far as we know!
LAST UPDATED 2013

When can we go?

Open daily from 8am to 7pm. Closed Christmas Day.

Any Top Tips?

A visit to Windows on the Wetland can be combined with visits to Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve or Mary River National Park..

Need a little extra help?

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

What people are saying?

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    One of my fav places to go on friday and sat. nights
    Met some great people. Good Times Good Times

    Susanah Lor

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    Man I miss this place, like so many others I had some real great times seeing shows there. Tuesday nights were always fun.. Sad to see it go..

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