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Yellow Water Cruise - Kakadu

Yellow Water Cruise - Kakadu
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Tour snapshot
Spot freshwater crocodiles in their natural environment
Duration:
90–120 minutes
Group size:
200
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 90-120 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Choice of departure times: watch the sunrise or sunset from the water
  • Learn more about Kakadu’s wildlife with live commentary on-board
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 90-120 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Highlights
  • Choice of departure times: watch the sunrise or sunset from the water
  • Learn more about Kakadu’s wildlife with live commentary on-board
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 74448P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Cruise (either 1.5 or 2-Hours in duration depending on option selected)
  • Local guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Entry/Admission - Yellow Water Cruises
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Duration
90–120 minutes
Departure details
  • Cooinda Lodge Kakadu, Kakadu Hwy, Kakadu NT 0822, Australia 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.
Additional information
  • 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
Inclusions
  • Cruise (either 1.5 or 2-Hours in duration depending on option selected)
  • Local guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Entry/Admission - Yellow Water Cruises
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Departure details
  • Cooinda Lodge Kakadu, Kakadu Hwy, Kakadu NT 0822, Australia 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.
Duration
90–120 minutes
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Cooinda Lodge Kakadu
    Kakadu Hwy, Kakadu NT 0822, Australia
    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.
    See address & details
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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 return to the starting point
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Karen B
Gold Coast, Australia4 contributions
Our ‘boat captain’ Lilly was so amazing on the Sunrise cruise that we came back for the Sunset cruise the following day. Both experiences were fantastic in their own right and we would highly recommend them. Sunrise had many different birds, lots of crocodiles, wild horses and even a pig & water buffalo. Sunset saw us playing ‘peek a boo’ with a water buffalo and again saw many crocodiles & bird life. But it is the scenery that really makes this experience so worthwhile! We can’t recommend this cruise (and Lilly) enough.
Written June 28, 2022
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Kate K
2 contributions
We went on a 9am cruise and we had Dennis as our guide. Dennis is made for this job. He was highly entertaining for both adults and children (even teenagers) and so informative. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience. He answered lots of questions from the tour group and took the time to make the expereience a memorable one for everyone aboard.
Written July 17, 2022
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tsj2603
Echuca, Australia4 contributions
Wow! What a magical morning on Yellow Water. This is one of the best tours I have ever done. Chris, our guide, was so passionate and informative in his commentary. We could have stayed all day listening to his stories and understanding how significant this part of the world is. We lost count of how many crocodiles we saw. There was so many birds to watch. Everyone was given time to take photos and just sit and take in the beauty of this place. It was very organized from pickup and boarding the boat. Beyond that it was a feeling of let’s see what we can find. If we saw a croc we stopped. If we found a significant bird we stopped. If the lilies were flowering we stopped. Our tour was at 9am and there was plenty of wildlife activity. If you can book into the sunrise tour. It would be worth seeing the sunrise over the wetlands. Highly recommend this tour. Hope we can get back again one day! Thank you so much for sharing this with us.
Written June 27, 2022
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JulieinOz
Melbourne, Australia102 contributions
Highly recommend this sunset tour. It was a busy evening but the team ran it beautifully. Our boat was hosted by Airleigh, who was knowledgeable and calm. She knew the best locations to spot certain animals and kept in contact with the other boats when they spotted things! We saw salties, spoonbill, sea eagle, jabiru and water buffalo. A male buffalo put on a show wallowing, with just his head above the water. A beautiful sunset to cap it off.
Written June 30, 2022
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kaztin
Codsall, UK199 contributions
This experience was was totally worth the 600km round trip from Darwin. Because to be on this cruise, on the beautiful yellow river, surrounded by awesome wildlife was priceless and totally worth it. On arrival at Cooinda Lodge there is plenty of parking. You meet the Yellow River Cruise crew and are taken by bus a short ride to the jetty and then board the boat. Plenty of spacious seating. Our guide, Ali was excellent. She was fun, knowledgeable and made sure we saw the best if everything. The 1.5hr cruise exceeded our expectations. The scenery was simply stunning, we saw so many crocs, some feeding on fish, lots of birdlife too and beautiful water lilies everywhere. The setting was stunning and we half expected to see Crocodile Dundee himself! Awesome, simply wonderful. Highly recommend to anyone visiting this region.
Please note: the price of your tour does not include a permit into Kakadu National Park which we purchased online at an additional cost of $40 per adult and is valid for 7 days.
The web page for the Yellow River Cruise does not make it clear that this is a requirement.
That aside, it was totally worth it!
Written June 13, 2021
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Cara
12 contributions
Cannot rate this experience highly enough. We were lucky enough to enjoy a sunrise cruise, with Mandy as our guide. Mandy is a local indigenous woman who has grown up in the area, and whose family has inhabited the area for generations. Mandy was kind enough to share some personal stories and anecdotes with us as well as a wealth of information on the native (and not so native) flora and fauna. We saw Crocs, Water Buffalo, Pigs, Darters, Magpie Geese, White-Bellied Sea Eagles, a Jabiru, Jacanas, Kites, Whistling Ducks, and more. Highly recommend.
Written April 29, 2022
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Heken1954
Sydney, Australia117 contributions
While we stayed at Cooinda, we took advantage of going on a Yellow Water cruise. I had had friends who had recently done a cruise, and they were very impressed. We took the 9.00 am cruise which included being bused both ways. Our guide, a young woman in her first year with the company, was excellent. She was very knowledgeable about the flora and fauna and obviously loved the environment in which she worked.
She made the two hour cruise an absolute pleasure.
We saw so many bird varieties, many were specific to the area and many I had never seen previously. She gave everyone plenty of time to take photos and to ask questions before moving on to another animal or plant. Her knowledge of the tree varieties , the water Lilly varieties , the weeds - both good and bad, and grasses and the palms was first rate. She told us lots of amusing anecdotes regarding some specific crocodiles, and the behaviour patterns of the crocodiles in both the wet and the dry seasons. I can not recommend this tour highly enough.
It is an absolute must for anyone wanting to gain some insight in to how Kakadu’s wetlands function.
Written July 19, 2021
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tuffnaygubbuns
Melbourne, Australia34 contributions
We came during the Wet Season and had a guide who told us basically straight up that we'd be lucky if we saw a crocodile. We saw some Jesus Birds, a flying fox colony and some sea eagles, and eventually a crocodile after two hours. I felt bad for the guide because he seemed over it and like he wasn't having a lot of fun, which obviously affects the general mood of the tour. He would run out of things to point out to us quite frequently, and I often wished we'd booked a shorter cruise through our time on board. The guide was open about the fact that the cruise is much better when it's Dry, as it forces all the wildlife (crocs/buffalos/etc) to hang in the same place. As we went past a flood plain, he described how amazing it is during the Dry season, and I realised we probably should've given it a miss and come back in the next season.

The Yellow Waters are still very pretty. It's stinking hot in the Wet Season so dress lightly and definitely don't forget to spray yourself with bug spray and sunscreen before hopping on board.
Written January 8, 2022
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ChrisG-2141531
Singapore, Singapore22 contributions
What an amazing sunset tour. Because of the recent rain , the water lilies are all over the billabong & waterways. We saw a number of crocks, water buffalo (both in the trees and a herd grazing at sunset) & birdlife including a Sea Eagle hunting for Barra & two Jabiru. The sunset is something that cannot be missed. A HUGE thank you to Greg for his great commentary that was full of excellent local and cultural information coupled with a great sense of humor. He turned a great trip into a very memorable & unforgettable experience. Recommend ?? - ABSOLUTELY. A highlight to our visit to Kakadu.
Written April 19, 2021
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AJT91. travel
Cairns Region, Australia3 contributions
So, I did the cruise organised through AAT Kings one-day Kakadu National Park trip. Despite it being the end of the dry season, there is still plenty of water and wildlife to see- not just lazy crocodiles sunning themselves on the riverside. The guide was extremely knowledgeable, and able to answer just about every question thrown at him. The cruise is about 1.5 hours in length, which is good amount of time to see most of the attractions; crocs, Jabirus, native ducks, sacred lotus flowers etc. Would highly recommend if you are in the Kakadu National Park area, to take the time and do one of these cruises.
Written September 14, 2020
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JulieinOz
JulieinOz
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Great day exploring Kakadu
Departed from Cooinda Lodge … Adam and Fiona were our guides for the day. We were asked to be out front at 7.20am b
Lynne B
Lynne B
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Kakadu 4wd tour
A great your if you don't have access to a 4wd. Glenn our guide had incredible knowledge of the area and the people
Amanda D
Amanda D
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Disappointing and VERY expensive
Sadly we were very disappointed with our day. We only visited 2 places of interest(and the toilet stop 3 times). We
melindap667
melindap667
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4wd adventure
We loved this trip, guide Fiona was fantastic, and very supportive, when i struggled in the heat - she allowed the
leavis62
leavis62
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Spirit of Kakadu Adventure tour
This is a 4WD tour although there was less 4 W driving than I expected. Nevertheless the tour was fabulous. Glen wa
W_Melb_Aus
W_Melb_Aus
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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
lyndaj358
lyndaj358
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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
dgmaico
dgmaico
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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
TommySydney85
TommySydney85
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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
CanberraRos
CanberraRos
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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
brian j
brian j
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amazing tour
Damien was an awesome tour guide, entertaining and knowledgeable ,great scenary,full packed day ending by a relaxin
Launnietraveler
Launnietraveler
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Fantastic
This tour was amazing! We were able to experience a true 'taster' of Kakadu. Our guide 'Greg' was fabulous! Greg wa
Matt7304
Matt7304
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Unbelievable
We went on the Gunlom Falls Adventure trip today and it was amazing. Now we know there are tour guides and then the
jacquic00per
jacquic00per
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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
Jean-Pierre Z
Jean-Pierre Z
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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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