Kakadu National Park

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

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

Wildlife

Take your binoculars, camera or sketch book as 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 wallabies) 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.

 

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Type of walk

Loop track

Walk grade

Easy

Walk distance

2.5 km

1 hour