Anbangbang Billabong walk
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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.
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.
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.
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