Kakadu National Park

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.


Be Crocwise: Croc spotting

  • Make sure to observe all croc safety signs. Never enter the water where crocodiles are present.

Read more to stay safe when croc spotting

Site accessibility

  • 2WD

See the access report for more details.