Kakadu National Park

In Kakadu you’re spoilt for choice, with plenty of secluded billabongs to get your fishing and boating fix.

This small billabong has pretty shady camp areas, and is good for catching classic barramundi, or go the extra mile and see if you can snag a saratoga - however, we do encourage you to catch and release these special fish.

Two kilometres further down the road from Red Lily Billabong (Djunda), you’ll need to pass one creek crossing early in the year, but it dries out as the dry season progresses.

Reach it from either the Arnhem Highway (27 km on a dirt road) or from the Old Darwin Road.

See it: June to November

Bucket Billabong (Ngarrababa) isn't open right now.

Current status: Seasonal closure.


Be Crocwise: Fishing and boating

  • Ensure you observe all safety signs, and be aware that whenever you are near water in the park, there is a risk of crocs!
  • Do not enter the water when fishing.
  • Never lean over the edge of a boat, out on a tree limb or enter the water to retrieve snagged lures.
  • When fishing from the bank fish five metres from the water’s edge.
  • Saltwater crocodiles can attack people in boats, the smaller the boat the greater the risk.
  • All non-powered vessels are prohibited in Kakadu.

Read more to stay safe when boating and fishing

Site accessibility

  • Cross icon Not open today - Seasonal closure
  • 4WD essential

See the access report for more details.


  • Cross icon No boat ramp

Nearest hub

Aurora South Alligator

Amenities at hub

  • Tick icon Park passes
  • Tick icon Fuel
  • Tick icon General store
  • Tick icon Meals
  • Tick icon Restaurant
  • Tick icon Bar