The South Alligator region will be your first experience of Kakadu as you approach from the Arnhem Highway. The area plays host to countless beautiful birds, while the magnificent South Alligator River is a popular spot for barramundi fishing.
Walks and wildlife
Everyone can enjoy the easy Gungarre Walk, which snakes through monsoon forest, woodlands and around the edge of Anggardabal Billabong. A boardwalk at the billabong lets you get close to the resident birdlife.
The Mamukala Wetlands Walk is usually open from mid-April to January. The wetlands are always beautiful, but are at their most sensational in September and October when thousands of magpie geese come to feed. This is a prime spot for people who love to sit quietly and watch birds and other wildlife.
The Mamukala bird hide lets you view the birds in comfort and offers plenty of opportunities for some jaw-dropping photos. A mural in the hide illustrates the changes that occur through the year – why not join a ranger guided walk to learn more about the wetlands’ seasonal cycles?
Craving a bit of off-road adventure? A 4WD track takes you to tree-lined billabongs where you can camp, spot birds, take a boat out to fish for barramundi or simply get away from it all. The 4WD track is open in the dry season only.
Aurora Kakadu Resort has motel rooms, tent sites, powered and unpowered van sites, a restaurant and a guest pool. There is also a shop selling petrol, diesel, food and souvenirs.
South Alligator region map