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Address: Kakadu Highway, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8979 0145
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Description: A JOURNEY THROUGH KAKADU's WETLANDSYellow Water Billabong, Kakadu's most...
A JOURNEY THROUGH KAKADU's WETLANDSYellow Water Billabong, Kakadu's most famous wetland, is located at the end of Jim Jim Creek, a tributary of the South Alligator River. The river system, which is the largest in Kakadu, contains extensive wetlands that include river channels, floodplains and backwater swamps.WILDLIFEAbout 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. Our guides run a competition between themselves on who can find "the big five" on one cruise - all five species of kingfisher that can be found in Kakadu. One species is only 2 cm tall. There are plenty of crocodiles in their natural habitat, and buffalo on the floodplains. A hugeJabiru's nest is nearby, and depending on the season, Brolgas can be found dancing. THE EXPERIENCEYellow Water Cruises, winner of the 2011 and 2009 NT Brolga Tourism Award for Major Tourist Attraction operates exclusively on Yellow Water Billabong. It operates year round and provides up to six cruises a day of 90 or 120 minute duration. The sunrise and sunset cruise are very popular and advance bookings are recommended. Often people undertake more than one cruise to see the changes in the wildlife at different times of the day. More should experience a cruise in different seasons. We can never guarantee what will happen on a cruise, but every time is a unique experience. OUR GUIDESAll of our experienced guides are ticketed with the Kakadu Knowledge and are often supported by our Indigenous Employment Program trainees that give fascinating insights into how the Bininj people use the flora and fauna to support their way of life. They are inducted with a 12 week training program. Some guides have been with us for over 8 years. YELLOW WATER FISHINGYellow Water Fishing provides an opportunity to catch the famous barramundi on Kakadu's most famous billabong. These tours are perfect for families or the keen angler and last for 2-3 hours depending on the time of day. Groups of up to 4 people only. Bookings essential. Yellow Water Cruises are the best way to experience the wetlands of Kakadu and it will be an experience remembered for a lifetime.
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Beautiful and entertaining!!

We took the sunset trip for my birthday and it was worth it! In spite of the Mosquitos (you can't control them anywhere so take a coat for when the sun goes and mozzy spray!) the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We took the sunset trip for my birthday and it was worth it! In spite of the Mosquitos (you can't control them anywhere so take a coat for when the sun goes and mozzy spray!) the later it got the crocs were very active and some very close calls where we nearly saw a croc on his prey AND met... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We chose The Cruise at 6.45 am after asking some people who have done it if they have enjoyed it, because we were not sure if doing it because of the price:$99 is not so cheap.. But we were awarded!!! The Trip was wonderful...The fog..The so many crocs we saw in the water, on the banks...The thousands of birds...and the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We took the sunset Yellow Water Cruise which was beautiful. We saw several crocodiles along the journey both on the banks and in the water. Two crocodiles followed the boat along our journey. The sunset was spectacular over the river. It was a relaxing informative journey with good commentary by the host and well worth the trip.

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Early morning sunrise tour. Amazing scenery from fauna to wildlife. colors have been spectacular and stories shared interesting. he tour included breakfast buffet afterward which was nothing special and very crowded but a nice add on after the tour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

My son & I did early morning tour for photography. .we were not dissapointed Lots of birds . Some crocs leaving water but can see plenty of these in kakadu if u have time to see other attractions. The sunrise over Billabong is beautiful but can be seen from cruise departure pier if u want to save the money! Our... More 

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Loved this cruise - 30 meters in and we are sitting next to a big Croc. The next 2 hours, barely a minute goes past where there is not something to take in. We did both Sunset and sunrise cruises - probably preferred sunrise - but both were great - and whilst expensive - well worth it.

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This cruise was a highlight I Kakadu and so glad it was recommended to us. The knowledge of the guide and the awesome landscape and waterway made this cruise very worthwhile. We loved seeing crocs in their natural environment and the variety of birdlime was great. Loved our cruise and thought it was good value for money.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We had great expectations for this sunrise cruise after reviews I read. We were lucky enough to get the front seats and the sunrise and scenery was beautiful altho it stops there for me. The commentary was laborious and seriously how many times do we need to stop to see the azure kingfisher!? Obviously the boat driver with commentary was... More 

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Brett S, General Manager at Yellow Water Cruises, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for your review of Yellow Water Cruises. I'm disappointed to hear that you felt your tour was average. We have have nature lovers of all different types on our cruises and these include bird watchers, Crocodile spotters and Naturalists. With such an array of wildlife its sometimes difficult to focus the tour on everything at the same time.... More 

Naracoorte, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We did this cruise and it was great plus a very good and informative fellow operating the boat, the scenery was outstanding. As with all the cruise trips on fresh water lagoons and rivers in northern Australia take a good mozzie repellent. Can highly recommend this cruise you won't be disappointed

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Brett S, General Manager at Yellow Water Cruises, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for your review of Yellow Water Cruises. Great to hear that you enjoyed your cruise and great to hear that you enjoyed the guides presentation. If you get the chance comeback during the wet season one year and you will amazed at the dramatic change to the scenery. Thanks again for your review. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

In hindsight we shouldve just done the Jumping croc experience and not worried about this one as we were more interested in the crocs than the birdlife and the yellow river cruise is 90% birds with a few sightings of crocs sleeping on the bank occasionally. it didn't help that we had a German guide who had the personality of... More 

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Address: Kakadu Highway, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8979 0145
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Northern Territory  >  Top End  >  Kakadu National Park

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