Yellow Water Billabong, Kakadu’s most famous wetland, is located at the end of Jim Jim Creek, a tributary of the South Alligator River. The river system, which is the largest in Kakadu, contains extensive wetlands that include river channels, floodplains and backwater swamps.
The wildlife – About one third of Australia’s bird species are represented in Kakadu National Park, with at least 60 species found in the wetlands. Whistling Ducks and Magpie Geese are the most abundant.
The experience – Yellow Water Cruises, winner of the 2012 NT Brolga Tourism Award and 2012 Qantas Australian Tourism Award for Major Tour and/or Transport Operators, operates exclusively on Yellow Water Billabong. It operates year round and provides up to six cruises a day of 90 or 120 minute duration. The sunrise and sunset cruise are very popular and advance bookings are recommended. They can never guarantee what will happen on a cruise, but every time is a unique experience.
The guides – All Yellow Water Cruises’ experienced guides are ticketed with the Kakadu Knowledge certification and give fascinating insights into how the Bininj people use the flora and fauna to support their way of life.
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From $90 to $99
Enjoy a two hour wildlife cruise on Yellow Water, a lush tropical billabong located in Kakadu National Park. This tranquil wetland is home to a diversity of flora and fauna. Watch as native birds rest among waterlilies, see saltwater crocodiles, wild horses and wallabies in their natural habitats and discover why this unspoiled wilderness is a World Heritage listed landmark
Please note that the 6.45am cruise includes a full buffet breakfast after your cruise.Carpark Family Friendly Public Toilet
Enjoy a one and a half hour wildlife cruise on Yellow Water, a lush tropical billabong located in Kakadu National Park. This tranquil wetland is home to a diversity of flora and fauna. Watch as native birds rest among waterlilies, see saltwater crocodiles, wild horses and wallabies in their natural habitats and discover why this unspoiled wilderness is a World Heritage listed landmark.Public Toilet
Yellow Water Fishing provides an opportunity to catch the famous barramundi on Kakadu’s most legendary billabong.
Fishing experiences of three hours are perfect for novices and families to experience the thrill of fishing these waters with the
guidance of an experienced fishing guide.
Groups of up to four people only.
Our guides provide all the fishing gear and will coach on how to cast, retrieve and make your lure the most attractive to the Yellow Water barramundi. Fishing is with lures only so there is no need for live or fresh bait. The boat has a casting deck, seating, partial shade, iced water, refresher towels and keen guides full of fishing stories. A great experience on one of the most beautiful waterways in the world.
From $205 to $220
From June to October your tour goes off-road winding through Savannah woodland to the edge of the Arnhem Land Escarpment. Bush walk through monsoon forests, negotiating rocks along the river gorge before standing encircled by towering 150 metre cliffs, at the shaded pool at the base of Jim Jim Falls. Enjoy a tranquil boat cruise, with an experienced guide, walk along a trail carved into the gorge cliff face to the sandy beach and dual falls of Twin Falls.
From April to June, witness Kakadu National Park come alive as this tour operates according to road and environmental conditions. The flexible itinerary can take you on an adventure; swimming in waterfalls or tracking down the elusive red and blue Leichhardt’s grasshopper, on a bush walk with experienced guides.
Please note a high level of fitness and agility is required as this day tour involves climbing over rocky terrain.
From $219 to $250
Sit back and relax as your guide takes you through the southern end of the world heritage listed Kakadu National Park. The tour includes a visit to the world famous Gunlom Falls and the stunning Ikoymarrwa Rock Pool. Finish the day with drinks and canapés by a private billabong. Flexible itineraries change according to access and time of the year. *Note: This tour is a low impact, non-strenuous tour and the perfect alternative for guests unable to participate in the Spirit of Kakadu Adventure Tour. Children under 8 years are not permitted.
Our Green Season Adventure Tour incorporates the iconic 6:45am Yellow Water Cruise and breakfast before heading out with a guide in a 4WD to experience some amazing areas of the park that typically are accessible all year round. Walk to Motor Car falls with an experienced guide and packed lunch for a swim at this unforgettable swimming hole. Explore Moline Rock Hole and take another refreshing dip before heading to the Mary River Roadhouse to finish off your adventure tour with afternoon tea. Flexible itineraries change according to access and time of the year.Carpark Family Friendly Non Smoking Public Toilet