Kakadu National Park

A true fisho’s dream, West Alligator Head is a remote coastal fishing spot on the north shore of Kakadu, great for catching barra, salmon, golden snapper and more.

Gaze out on the sparkling Van Diemen Gulf as you fish off the rocks or off the beach for barramundi and salmon.

There’s a beach boat ramp off Pococks Beach for those keen on reef fishing, but please note that the tidal flats are up to 1.5 kms off shore – try for golden snapper, black jewfish and other pelagic species.

There are camping areas with basic facilities (bush toilets and a cold shower).

About 80 km by dirt road from the Arnhem Highway.

Don’t delay in ticking this jewel off your fishing bucket list!

See it: late July to October

 

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

Facilities

  • 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