Kakadu National Park

A premier Kakadu fishing spot – or just a wonderful place to get out on the water and cruise the river.

You’ll find great barramundi here from February to November, or throw your line in during the run-off season (February to April), when the barra are most plentiful.

With the right safety gear and a big enough boat, super-size your satisfaction and take the long trip to the river mouth. Perfect for anyone looking for an outback adventure or wanting to get away from it all.

Tip: Watch for the mud banks and sandbars that stick out into the river – you don’t want to get stranded at low tide.


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

  • 4WD essential

See the access report for more details.


  • Tick icon 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