Kakadu National Park

Important COVID-19 update – Visitor restrictions apply

Travellers need to keep up-to-date with where they can travel and which areas have been declared COVID-19 hotspots, as the COVID-19 situation in Australia is continually evolving.

All visitors need to ensure that they are complying with the current travel restrictions in place by the Northern Territory Government.

Cruise boat on Yellow Water
Yellow Water Cruises

Yellow Water Billabong

Sunset is a great time to be at Yellow Water (Ngurrungurrudjba) Billabong, it’s also a good time to spot some of Kakadu’s crocs.

Yellow Water (Ngurrungurrudjba) has a boardwalk and platform where you can safely look for crocodiles gliding through the waters, powering their effortless swim with their muscular tail, or sunning themselves on the banks of the wetland.

Tip: Boardwalk and billabong walk accessible July to November. See crocs from a boat cruise all year round.

Yellow Water wetland cruise

You’ll get a fantastic view of these ancient species from the Aboriginal-run Yellow Water Cruise – which runs all year round.

Once you’re aboard, the boat stops often for a better look at the many animals living in and on the wetlands, and for photo opportunities.

During the tropical summer the crocodile population disperses as the wetlands flood, so it’s harder to see them. In the heat of the day they also tend to spend more time submerged so try heading out at sunset or sunrise.

 

Staying safe at Kakadu

We want you to have a fantastic holiday that’s memorable for all the right reasons. Kakadu is a wild place – here are our tips to help you be Crocwise and stay safe, particularly near waterways!

Please read our safety information

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