Kakadu Bird Week Friday 28 September to Friday 3 October 2023
You can experience one of Australia’s most spectacular wildlife events during Kakadu Bird Week, which is being held from 28 September to 3 October 2023.
Kakadu National Park is a bird lover’s paradise – home to more than a third of Australia’s bird species – and is the perfect place to discover and learn all about the rich variety of birds living in the dual World Heritage listed Park.
Bird Week is held to coincide with the mass migration of magpie geese, which flock to billabongs such as Yellow Water (Ngurrungurrudjba), to feed. With the waters having receded towards the end of the dry season, there is no better time to witness not just the birdlife, but Kakadu’s full array of exotic animals, including crocodiles, buffalo, brumbies and wallabies.
A highlight of this year’s festival will be sunset Yellow Water Cruises that will showcase the best of Kakadu's bird life.
In addition, visitors during the week are treated to specialist lectures, cultural events and birdwatching tours. Full details of Bird Week will be made available closer to the Festival at: Bird Week Program 2023
The Ultimate Bird Lovers Cruise
Come down and join us for a dedicated 2 hour bird watching cruise from. This cruise provides commentary on the abundance of bird species that call this majestic area home. Seats are strictly limited.
Approximately 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. Eagles can be seen hovering searching for prey, at times you will see distinctive Black Necked Stork and may even get to see Brolgas dancing.
Please meet at the Cooinda Lodge Bus Stop 20 minutes prior to cruise departure. The bus stop is located opposite reception and is well sign posted.
- Saturday 30 September - Evening Cruise: 4pm – 6.30pm
- Sunday 1 October - Evening Cruise: 4pm – 6.30pm
- Monday 2 October - Sunrise Cruise: 6.15am – 8.45am
- Tuesday 3 October - Evening Cruise: 4pm – 6.30pm
- Adult $154
- Child $115