Kakadu National Park

This secluded billabong is suited to those who enjoy really out of the way places.

The turn off to Bucket Billabong (Ngarrababa) is 2 km from Aurora Kakadu Resort. At the end of a 20 km 4WD track through savanna woodlands you’ll arrive at the camping area. This remote location is popular with locals for fishing but is seldom used by travellers.

There are no facilities or defined camping areas. Most campers find a shaded area to set up camp.

There is no formed boat ramp but there are two boat launching opportunities.

Bucket Billabong campground isn't open right now.

Current status: Seasonal closure.


This area is not recommended for rooftop tinnies.

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

  • Cross icon Not open today - Seasonal closure
  • 4WD essential

See the access report for more details.

Type of camping

Bush campsite

Suitable for

  • Tick icon Tents
  • Tick icon Camper trailers
  • Cross icon No caravans


  • Cross icon No drinking water
  • Cross icon No toilets
  • Cross icon No showers
  • Cross icon No rubbish bins
  • Cross icon No power
  • Cross icon No generators permitted
  • Tick icon Alcohol permitted
  • Cross icon No picnic area
  • Tick icon Fire pit
  • Tick icon Boat ramp
  • Cross icon No swimming pool

Nearest hub


Amenities at hub

  • Tick icon Park passes
  • Tick icon Fuel
  • Tick icon General store
  • Tick icon Meals
  • Tick icon Restaurant
  • Tick icon Bar