Kakadu National Park

A premier Kakadu fishing spot – or just a wonderful place to get out on the water, cruise the river and enjoy the superb Yellow Water wetlands.

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.

Plus, you’ll find peaceful companions in the many fantastic bird species that live on the wetlands – from comb-crested jacanas and snake-necked darters to azure kingfishers and jabirus.

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.


Yellow Water Fishing

Jump on board a three hour fishing trip with experienced guides who provide all of the fishing gear and coaching required to attract a Yellow Water barramundi.

Fishing is with lures only so there is no need for live or fresh bait. The boat has a casting deck, seating, partial shade, iced water, refresher towels and keen guides full of fishing stories.

And if you end up catching a fair-sized fish, you can choose to bring it back for dinner, or return it to the billabong to fight another day.


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

Nearest hotel


  • 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