1.5 hour Yellow Water Cruise

1.5 Hours
Kakadu, Northern Territory
Wildlife Cruise
Year Round
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Join us for a 1.5 hour Yellow Water Billabong cruise. Cruise Kakadu's most famous wetland and see the billabong come alive. Located at the end of the Jim Jim Creek, Yellow Water is part of the South Alligator River system. This river system is unique as it is included in its entirety within a UNESCO World Heritage listed National Park.

This tour operates year round.

Location

Kakadu National Park. Nearly 20,000 square kilometres, Kakadu National Park is a World Heritage listing renowned for both its cultural and natural values covering nearly 20,000km². Located 3 hours’ drive from Darwin.

What to expect

The essential Kakadu experience at any time of the year. Yellow Water Cruises will take you on a discovery tour of the world-famous Yellow Water Billabong and South Alligator River.

As you cruise the waterways our certified guides will explore the wildlife and birdlife of the region all while taking you through the rich and diverse history of Kakadu National Park.

Kakadu Tourism

Kakadu Tourism is an Indigenous owned collection of Kakadu wetland cruises, 4WD Kakadu tours, cultural experiences and Kakadu accommodation. It is the largest collection of facilities catering to tourism in Kakadu and is focused on positive Indigenous outcomes.

What is included

This is a 1.5 hour cruise, departing twice daily.

Cold water is available on board for your convenience.

A complimentary shuttle bus departs Cooinda Lodge and the Campground and Caravan Park 20 minutes prior to cruise departure.

Tours may depart from Home Billabong between November to April. Inquire with staff to check where the tour is departing.
Full pre-payment is required for all tours bookings.

Bookings can be amended or cancelled up to 48 hours prior to departure with a full refund. Cancellation within 48 hours of departure will incur a 100% cancellation fee.

Meeting point

Cooinda Lodge Bus Stop, Kakadu Hwy, Kakadu NT. Please arrive 20 minutes prior to cruise departure. The bus stop is located opposite reception and is well sign posted.

What to bring

  • Make sure you have your camera ready to get an Insta-worthy pic of this incredible landscape and the bountiful wildlife.
  • Bring some water, a hat and sunscreen. Insect repellent is recommended.
  • Dress comfortably as we are famous for our warm days however during the cooler months June-August you may want to start the morning with a light sweater.
  • Please remember to carry your Kakadu National Park Pass.

YOUR EXPERIENCE PROVIDER

Kakadu Tourism

The Spirit of Kakadu

Kakadu Tourism is an Indigenous owned collection of Kakadu wetland cruises, 4WD Kakadu tours, cultural experiences and Kakadu accommodation. It is the largest collection of facilities catering to tourism in Kakadu and is focused on positive Indigenous outcomes.

Kakadu National Park has been home to Australia’s Indigenous people for some 50,000 years, tending the land and creating a rich and diverse cultural heritage. The park is home to some of the oldest artworks on the planet. These rock art galleries tell the story of the oldest living continuous culture on the planet, with galleries found across the parklands. These sheltered rock formations have protected these artworks for thousands of years opening a window into Australia’s distant past, and stories across the millennia.

Kakadu is perhaps known best for its wildlife as one of the largest nature reserves in the world and the largest in Australia. Kakadu is most famous for its crocodiles from their appearance in ‘Crocodile Dundee’ but there are thousands of plant and animal species existing in the park. With wetlands teeming with fish perfect for fishing experiences to hundreds of bird species making it a bird watches paradise. Few reserves offer such an authentic and diverse natural heritage.

At the heart of the Kakadu experience is the fully-Indigenous owned operations. These modern caretakers inherited the land from their forefathers and are now sharing their ancestral knowledge to provide an authentic base to those who want to explore in this ancient land.

Ready for an experience you won't forget?