The Mary River National Park is a national park in the north of Australia's Northern Territory, 150 km east of Darwin and then west to the Kakadu National Park. It consists of several parts on the Mary River, at the McKinlay River and along the coast of the Arafura Sea. He was joined in 2007 from the former thirteen separate areas. Accessible is the park on the Arnhem Highway.

Individual areas

The individual parts of the national park ( and former protected areas) are:

  • Mary River Conservation Reserve, Point Coastal Reserve Stuart and Stuart Tree Historical Reserve on the Arafura Sea
  • Alligator Lagoon Conservation Area, Shady Camp Conservation Area, Swim Creek Conservation Area, Opium Creek Conservation Area, Boggy Springs Conservation Area, Jimmy's Creek Conservation Area, Wildman River Conservation Area and Annaburroo Delta Block Conservation Area on the north side of the Arnhem Highway
  • Mary River Crossing Conservation Area and McKinlay River Conservation Area to the south of Arnhem Highway

Flora and Fauna

The park offers wetlands, forests and monsoon forests where prevail, named after their bark paperbark trees of the genus Melaleuca.

It provides habitat for saltwater crocodiles ( Crocodylus porosus ), Flinkwallabys ( Macropus agilis ), giant storks ( Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus ), Spaltfußgänse ( Anseranas semipalmata ) and Barramundis (Lates calcarifer ).