Kakadu National Park

Experience the dramatic scenery of the Yellow Water 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 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.

To 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 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.

Culture

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.

Stay

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 onsite shop, tour bookings and internet access.

Just 6 km from Cooinda, the two Mardugal 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

Map of Yellow Water region