Yellow Water Cruise - Kakadu

Highlights

  • Spot freshwater crocodiles in their natural environment

  • Choice of departure times: watch the sunrise or sunset from the water

  • Learn more about Kakadu’s wildlife with live commentary on-board

  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from your Kakadu hotel

Summary

Spot freshwater crocodiles in their natural environment

Tour info

Duration
1 hour 30 minutes - 2 hours
Group Size
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Meeting Point
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Why take this tour?

The wildlife filled wetlands of the Yellow Water Billabong are among the highlights of the Kakadu National Park. On this cruise, enjoy up to two hours on the water and look out for wildlife including freshwater crocodiles, eagles, and ducks as you explore the scenic waterways.

What’s included?

  • Cruise (either 1.5 or 2-Hours in duration depending on option selected)

  • Local guide

  • Live commentary on board

  • Entry/Admission - Yellow Water Cruises

  • Food and drinks

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Transportation to/from attractions

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Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 90-120 minutes

  • Mobile tickets accepted

Cancellation Policy

    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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About operator:

A journey through Kakadu's wetlands 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. 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. Our guides run a competition between themselves on who can find "the big five" on one cruise - all five species of kingfisher that can be found in Kakadu. One species is only 2 cm tall. There are plenty of crocodiles in their natural habitat, and buffalo on the floodplains. A huge Jabiru's nest is nearby, and depending on the season, Brolgas can be found dancing. Yellow Water Cruises, winner of the 2011 and 2009 NT Brolga Tourism Award for Major Tourist Attraction operates exclusively on Yellow Water Billabong. It operates year round and provides up to five cruises a day of 90 or 120 minute duration. The sunrise and sunset cruise are very popular and advance bookings are recommended. Often people undertake more than one cruise to see the changes in the wildlife at different times of the day. More should experience a cruise in different seasons. We can never guarantee what will happen on a cruise, but every time is a unique experience.All of our experienced guides are ticketed with the Kakadu Knowledge and are often supported by our Indigenous Employment Program trainees that give fascinating insights into how the Bininj people use the flora and fauna to support their way of life. Some guides have been with us for over 8 years. Yellow Water Cruises are the best way to experience the wetlands of Kakadu and it will be an experience remembered for a lifetime.

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