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Yellow Water Cruises

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Address: Kakadu Highway, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8979 0145
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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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Highly informative in an amazing wetland environment

We visited at sunrise and the Billabong was spectacular. Ruben, the guide, was probably the most knowledgeable guide we have ever had. Great way to experience Kakadu's wetlands... read more

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited at sunrise and the Billabong was spectacular. Ruben, the guide, was probably the most knowledgeable guide we have ever had. Great way to experience Kakadu's wetlands and learn a lot too.

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We all enjoyed the commentary and cruise throughout the afternoon. Our guide was amazing, although we only realised later that none of us had caught his name. He, on the other hand, was almost on first name terms with most of the animals that we saw along the way. His passion was commendable, and we all caught some of his... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Rohan was the best guide. Take both sunset and sunrise cruises to get the complete range of wildlife. We saw Jabiru, spoonbills, brolgas , crocs galore...

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did the 2 hour 9am cruise as we had driven from Jabiru that morning. Dani was our guide, very informative, funny and engaging. Saw heaps of wildlife - lots of crocs (got very close to a couple), a range of birds, a wallaby etc Our boat was pretty full yet there was still ample room to move if needed... More 

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Having reviewed this establishment some years ago, we went back to give the cruise another go, new boats yes! But everything run to a timetable, the "Guide" or Captain as she called herself was named Dani, a lady who knew a lot about nothing, We were accompanied by a Zoologist and Botanist, both highly qualified. We were subjected to a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The yellow river and sorounding rivers are great for bird and crocs watching. We took the tour in the morning and saw crocs (big Max), kingfishers, seaeagles and you name it. Really great experience and with the sunrise tour the brekky is included.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Surprisingly loved it. It was a bit pricey but I did the sunset cruise and it was worth it. The guided cruise was very informative and we saw a lot of crocs. Worth the stop of you have limited time in kakadu

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yellow Water cruise was excellent. The tour guide (Greg) was really friendly, interactive and great with kids. Got to see lots of birds, crocodiles and the wild horses. Sunset cruise was really good. Plenty of good light for photos and then the sunset as well.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had Rubén as our guide and he was great. The scenery was amazing, so much wide life and plants to see as well as plenty of crocodiles. Rubén gave us a real appreciation of the country and the relationship with it. Would absolutely recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the cruise in December (low season), on Christmas day. There were only a couple of us onboard that we could move around easily. It was a lovely, cool morning (our guide said the day before it was raining heavily). Amazing views all the way, great photo opportunities and it was so peaceful. Lots and lots of crocs -... More 

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