In this region learn more about Kakadu’s living Indigenous culture and enjoy the dramatic scenery of the Yellow Water wetlands. Centrally located, from here you have access to the escarpment country and the south of the park.
Walks and wildlife
Yellow Water is part of the South Alligator River floodplain. A boardwalk provides good views of Yellow Water’s wildlife. When the waters recede, a 2.6 km return walk takes you across the floodplains to a viewing platform on Home Billabong. Yellow Water boat cruises operate throughout the year - it’s one of the very best ways to see the astonishing birdlife of Kakadu’s World Heritage wetlands, and spot impressive saltwater crocodiles.
Fishing and boating
Yellow Water is also a good spot to get out in a private boat to fish. You’ll find great barramundi here from February to November, however they are most plentiful during the run-off season (February to April).
Spend an afternoon at Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre, exploring the large display, developed by Bininj/ Mungguy traditional owners. You’ll get fascinating insights into Aboriginal culture in Kakadu. There is also a gallery that sells Aboriginal arts and crafts, books and cards. The centre is open daily and is a great place to avoid the heat of the day.
For a great night’s sleep choose from Cooinda Lodge or Mardugal campground. Cooinda Lodge offers motel rooms, tent sites, powered van sites, bistro, restaurant, pool, store, internet, fuel and tour bookings.
Mardugal campground is just 6 kms from Cooinda and has showers, toilets, a generator zone and boat ramp. Plus, it’s suitable for motor homes, caravans and camper trailers.
Yellow Water region map