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Experience the diverse wildlife of Kakadu's most famous wetland

This unique river system is entirely encompassed within the bounds of a UNESCO World Heritage-listed National Park, which recognises the ecological importance, biodiversity, and the profound cultural significance of Kakadu. As a haven for diverse wildlife, Yellow Water Billabong showcases the prehistoric Ginga (saltwater crocodiles) basking along the banks or gliding stealthily through the water, while the skies above are alive with vibrant bird species, including the iconic Djakarna (Jabiru), Marrawuddi (white-bellied sea eagles)and Bamurru (magpie geese). Upon the banks, you'll find Anaburru (water buffalo), brumbies and wild pig which inhabit Kakadu as a remnant of the early European settlements. Yellow Water Billabong is a front-row seat to the harmonious coexistence of these species, making it a captivating destination for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.

What to see on a yellow water cruise 

Take a Yellow Water Cruise

As the sun paints the water's surface with a warm golden glow, the billabong exhibits its basking crocodiles, vibrant birdlife, and the tranquil rhythm of nature. Guided by knowledgeable locals, the tour unfolds the intricate relationship between local Bininj/Mungguy (Indigenous) people, their culture and the significance of these waterways to their existence for thousands of years. The Yellow Water Cruise is an exploration of Australia's true beauty, and one you'll remember for a lifetime.

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