Yellow Water (Ngurrungurrudjba)
Important COVID-19 update – Visitor restrictions
In response to the evolving COVID-19 situation in the Northern Territory, Kakadu National Park will close the Bowali Visitor Centre and the information centre at the Mary River Ranger Station until further notice.
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 to comply with the current travel restrictions and to use the Territory Check-In app to register at visitor sites and campgrounds in Kakadu.
Experience the dramatic scenery of the Yellow Water (Ngurrungurrudjba) wetlands and learn more about Kakadu’s living Indigenous culture.
Located in the centre of the park, the Yellow Water region provides easy access to the escarpment and southern Kakadu.
Walks and wildlife
Yellow Water (Ngurrungurrudjba) is part of the South Alligator River floodplain. When the waters recede, you can follow a 2.6 km return walk across the floodplain to a viewing platform on Home Billabong. A boardwalk offers incredible views of Yellow Water’s wildlife including some impressive saltwater crocodiles.
Too wet to walk? Yellow Water boat cruises operate throughout the year. These cruises are a fantastic way to see the huge crocs and astonishing birdlife of Kakadu’s World Heritage-listed wetlands.
Fishing and boating
Yellow Water (Ngurrungurrudjba) is a top-notch fishing spot for visitors with a private boat. You’ll find great barramundi here between February and November, but they are most plentiful during the run-off season (February to April) when the floodplain starts draining into the sea.
You can easily spend an afternoon at the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre. Developed by the Bininj and Mungguy, the large display provides fascinating insights into Aboriginal culture in Kakadu.
Artists and weavers often hold demonstrations at the centre, and there is a gallery selling Aboriginal arts, crafts, books and cards.
The cultural centre is open daily and is a great place to avoid the heat of the day.
The Cooinda Lodge offers motel rooms, tent sites and powered van sites. Grab a meal, take a dip in the pool, top up your fuel tank or take advantage of the on-site shop, tour bookings and internet access.
Just 6 km from Cooinda, the two Mardukal campgrounds have showers, toilets, a generator zone and boat ramp. These campgrounds are suitable for motor homes, caravans and camper trailers.
Yellow Water region map
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