Kakadu National Park

Important COVID-19 update – Visitor restrictions

COVID-19 safety measures remain in place at Kakadu National Park. The Northern Territory Government has implemented a number of health directions to keep the community safe.

It is important for travellers to keep up to date with the COVID-19 situation in Australia as it is continually evolving. Read more.

NT Health also encourages visitors to the NT to protect themselves against mosquitoes due to the presence of Japanese encephalitis.

The tiny, colourful and highly elusive azure kingfisher is found around the edges of most Kakadu waterways.

You might see this shy bird skimming along the surface of creeks and billabongs as it hunts for fish before ducking back into the vegetation.

What it looks like

With striking deep blue plumage, a bright orange breast and a long sharp beak, azure kingfishers are highly sought after by birdwatchers.

Where to see it

Azure kingfishers are often heard in vegetation near rivers and can be seen diving into the water for small fish. Look for it at Yellow Water (Ngurrungurrudjba) Billabong or Djarradjin Billabong.

A boat cruise is a fantastic way to view and photograph these beautiful kingfishers.

Other names

  • Scientific name: Ceyx azureus