Yellow Water is a landlocked billabong brimming with native flora and fauna and is one of World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park’s best-known landmarks. See the park’s wildlife on board a Yellow Water Cruise or during a walk along the boardwalks on the water’s edge.
Known as Ngurrungurrudjba, the billabong is located near the small settlement of Cooinda. It is home to crocodiles, wild horses, buffalo and other wildlife. Get out onto Yellow Water as part of a boat cruise for a closer look at a rich variety of wildlife. The vast range of resident birdlife includes jacana, egrets, jabiru, sea eagles, magpie geese and many other native species.
Stroll the boardwalk to study the Paperbark forests, pandanus and fresh water mangroves that line the shore. The surface of the billabong is dotted with beautiful pink and white waterlilies. When the waters recede, take the walk across the floodplains to a viewing platform on Home Billabong – a great place to take in an unforgettable Top End sunset.
Call in to the Warradjan Cultural Centre building to find out more about Aboriginal culture.
An entry fee is required to enter Kakadu National Park.
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The Yellow Water Cruise is one of the must do cruises in Kakadu National Park. The cruise departs from Cooinda, which is 55 kms from the township of jabiru (the only town situated in Kakadu National Park). Sit back and relax on a guided cruise on the Famous Yellow Water Billabong.
Yellow Water Cruises provides you with a unique opportunity to experience the Saltwater Crocodile in it’s natural habitat, you may even spot a buffalo on the floodplains. See a myriad of birds, over 60 species. This is a great Kakadu Tour for all ages.
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- an accessible boat, advise the operator when making your booking
- Yellow Water Cruises operate exclusively on the Billabong, running up to 6 cruises a day at various times. There are 1 ½ hr cruises or 2 hr cruises. The 2 hr cruises are well worth it as they take in the sunrise or sunset.
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