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Yellow Water Cruise - Kakadu provided by Kakadu Tourism

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Yellow Water Cruise - Kakadu

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The wildlife filled wetlands of the Yellow Water Billabong are among the highlights of the Kakadu National Park. On this cruise, enjoy up to two hours on the water and look out for wildlife including freshwater crocodiles, eagles, and ducks as you explore the scenic waterways.
  • You'll start at
    Yellow Water (Ngurrungurrudjba)
    Or, you can also get picked up
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    Yellow Water Cruises
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    Cruise Kakadu's most famous wetland 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 entirity within a UNESCO World Heritage listed National Park. Cruise along with a knowledgeable guide who will provide commentary about the area and the various species of animals that call this waterway home.
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    Pass by
    Kakadu National Park
  • You'll end at
    Yellow Water (Ngurrungurrudjba)
    Kakadu Hwy, Kakadu NT 0886, Australia
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  • Spot freshwater crocodiles in their natural environment
  • Choice of departure times: watch the sunrise or sunset from the water
  • Learn more about Kakadu’s wildlife with live commentary on-board
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from your Kakadu hotel
Important Information
Departure Point
Yellow Water (Ngurrungurrudjba), Kakadu Hwy, Kakadu NT 0886, Australia
90–120 minutes
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Cruise (either 1.5 or 2-Hours in duration depending on option selected)
  • Local guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Entry/Admission - Yellow Water Cruises
  • Food and drinks (unless booking 6:45am cruise)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Cruises are always subject to availability and environmental conditions
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Guests in wheelchairs may need to transfer from the wheelchair into the boat.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Peter M wrote a review Nov 2020
9 contributions6 helpful votes
Exactly what you expect from a top end tour. Our guide Dennis was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and had a great sense of humour. Plenty of wild life with birds, crocs, buffalo and horses sited. The morning cruise provided great light for photos.
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Date of experience: November 2020
Nigel L wrote a review Oct 2020
Adelaide, Australia548 contributions181 helpful votes
A great way to see crocodiles up close plus a myriad of birdlife and even a dingo! Great guide with Dennis who was very witty and gave us an indigeneous perspective on some of the native flora and fauna. Well done Dennis (with 2 ns)
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Date of experience: October 2020
AussieTraveller365 wrote a review Oct 2020
Newcastle, Australia9 contributions2 helpful votes
We did the sunset tour and our guide Woody was absolutely fantastic. He was knowledgeable about the local culture and wildlife and kept us laughing with his great sense of humour. Clearly passionate about his job. We saw a great variety of wildlife as well - crocs, ducks,
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Date of experience: October 2020
margaret H wrote a review Oct 2020
Gold Coast, Australia47 contributions3 helpful votes
We did the sunset tour with Dennis as our guide, well all I can say is brilliant. Saw plenty of wildlife - crocodiles, birds, Barra, buffalo. The live commentary was both informative and funny. We learnt about our indigenous culture from Stallone. All I can say it is a “must do”
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Date of experience: October 2020
Teresa C wrote a review Oct 2020
Mount Hotham, Australia32 contributions21 helpful votes
Really great cruise. Lots of information and sightings of birds, buffalo and lots of crocodiles. Really up close! They are magnificent. Dinosaur like. I was expecting a lot and they delivered even more. I realised I had lost a camera and contacted Cooinda Lodge the next
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Date of experience: October 2020
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By: Kakadu Tourism
Green Season Adventure Tour (incl. Yellow Water Cruise)
Started with the Yellow Water Cruise with Mandy at Sunrise. Beautiful way to see Kakadu in the wet season - gorgeou
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Awesome Day
Took the one day tour. Were blessed to have Damien as our guide. He was extremely knowledgeable about Kakadu Park a
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Waterfalls and bilinongs
We were a small group going to twofall with pools good for a short swim. The distances are far and the scrub jungle
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Just so great
Amazing locations, lots of stories and the swims were perfect. Damo our guide made the day. Comfortable 4WD and sma
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Bloody Amazing
Damo was a fantastic guide. A unique and really enjoyable day of exploration in an amazing place. He took us to pla
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brian j
amazing tour
Damien was an awesome tour guide, entertaining and knowledgeable ,great scenary,full packed day ending by a relaxin
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This tour was amazing! We were able to experience a true 'taster' of Kakadu. Our guide 'Greg' was fabulous! Greg wa
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We went on the Gunlom Falls Adventure trip today and it was amazing. Now we know there are tour guides and then the
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Loved the location
Kakadu was beautiful....and I loved the energy. The only disappointment was the neglect. So many places offering a
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Jean-Pierre Z
Gunlom at last! 15 years in the making, but worth the wait!
We had been many times "up North", but for various reasons, the visit of the Gunlom falls was always "postponed" or
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Worth a Trip to NT Just for the Yellow Water Cruise
This tour is incredible. My guide for the Yellow Water Cruise knew the name of every single animal we saw - there w
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Enjoyable day out to sites only accessible by 4WD but a bit pricey
We took the 4WD tour out to Jim Jim and Maguk with Lewis. We had a very enjoyable and relaxing day as there were on
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Leonie B
Kakadu, must see!
A long day trip doesn’t do this beautiful place justice. However, it’s on the bucket list to come back and see more
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Joshua W
Kakadu national park
I would highly recommend the free ranger talks given as part of the park pass. Our ranger/guide, Kai, was very en
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Footprints of Kakadu Tour
We booked this tour as the Spirit tour was fully booked. The website stated that there would be the opportunity to
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Key Details
  • Duration: 90–120 minutes
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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