Kakadu National Park

Soak up the serenity of Anbangbang Billabong on this short circular walk with Burrungkuy (Nourlangie) forming a spectacular backdrop.

This is an easy, quiet walk through savanna woodlands and paperbark forest, all framing a billabong teeming with bird life. Anbangbang Billabong is an incredible part of Kakadu, relaxing and inspiring at any time of the day.

While you’re here, be sure to check out the nearby Nawurlandja lookout walk.

Download the PDF guide to Anbangbang Billabong and the Nawurlandja lookout

Wildlife

Take your binoculars, camera or sketch book with you – this billabong hosts magpie geese, green pygmy geese, egrets, comb-crested jacanas, cormorants, corellas and red-tailed black cockatoos, just to name a few!

The fringing woodlands are home to more species of plants and animals than any other Kakadu habitat. In the early mornings and evenings, agile wallabies move out of the woodlands to graze beneath the paperbark trees by the billabong.

Once you’re finished, take a seat at one of the many picnic tables and enjoy a lazy lunch before heading to Nawurlandja lookout.

Culture

In the creation era, a male and female badbong (short-eared rock wallaby) travelled through this area. They cut two crevices in Nawurlandja and parted the trees to form Anbangbang Billabong.

Bininj used the plants in these habitats for food, tools, weapons, shelter, decoration, musical instruments and medicine.

Part of the walk is wheelchair accessible, including the path to the picnic table area.

Dry season access: Trail may open in stages depending on water levels, check the Kakadu road report for daily updates.

Detailed map

Anbangbang Billabong map

Anbangbang Billabong walk isn't open right now, but it's expected to reopen on Thursday 20 May 2021.

Current status: Preliminary site assessment, water levels remain high.

 

Staying safe at Kakadu

We want you to have a fantastic holiday that’s memorable for all the right reasons. Kakadu is a wild place – here are our tips to help you be Crocwise and stay safe, particularly near waterways!

Please read our safety information

Site accessibility

  • Cross icon Not open today - Preliminary site assessment, water levels remain high

Forecast to reopen

20 May 2021

See the access report for more details.


Type of walk

Loop track

Walk grade

Easy

Walk distance

2.5 km

Time required

1 hour