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Wurrgeng

“Cool” for Kakadu, Perfect for Visitors

Wurrgeng, from mid-June to mid-August, is the 'cool weather' season; humidity is low, daytime temperatures are around 30°C and night-time temperatures are around 17°C, making it Kakadu’s peak visiting season. Most creeks stop flowing and the floodplains quickly dry out. Burning continues, extinguished by the dew at night. By day, birds of prey patrol the fire lines as insects and small animals try to escape the flames. Magpie geese, fat and heavy after weeks of abundant food, and a myriad of other waterbirds crowd the shrinking billabongs. The explosion of activity on Yellow Water Billabong makes this a very popular period for bird watchers and photographers.