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2 hour Yellow Water Cruise - Dawn


Kakadu Tourism

Join us for a morning 2 hour Yellow Water Billabong cruise. Cruise Kakadu's most famous wetland at dawn 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.

Insights into your experience

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.


First aid

You should bring

Walking shoes
Water bottle

Things to know

This is a 2 hour cruise operating all year round.

Please click on the Book Now button to confirm availability and departure times.

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.

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. 

Tour boats are wheelchair accessible, however, motorised chairs are not permitted. Please advise our staff at the time of booking if you require assistance. 

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.


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.

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