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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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Excellent morning fishing and sight seeing

Our advice is to form a minimum group of four people and do the private fishing tour/trip in the morning as an alternative to the large group tour. You won't regret it! Though we... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our advice is to form a minimum group of four people and do the private fishing tour/trip in the morning as an alternative to the large group tour. You won't regret it! Though we only caught one fish, the bird life and the 20 or more crocodiles up close were amazing and well worth the cost.

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

We booked a sunset & sunrise cruise (there was a discount on the second cruise). The location is absolutely beautiful with abundant animal life. The guide on the sunset cruise was a young Aboriginal man, Don, who was knowledgeable about collection of traditional foods & a keen wildlife spotter. He encouraged/challenged all of us to spot animals as well, &... More 

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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great cruise if you want to see top end bird life and crocs. The guides give a good commentary as we cruise the waterways. Huge Lilly pads line the surface of the water and crocs big and small keep an ever watchful eye on us. Great stuff.

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The cruise guide was so knowledgeable and explained everything in detail. It was an experience that I will never forget. The boat came within a metre of the crocodiles for us to photograph. We all had ample time for photos and for questions. So relaxing didn't want it to finish. Idacal

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Maclean, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Did the sunset cruise approx 1.5 hours. Plenty of bird life and crocs to see an amazing place to visit on the south alligator river. Tad expensive at $90 per person but a must do Sunset sensational.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We booked the sunset cruise and Rouben was our guide. Rouben( a traditional owner of the land) was fantastic- so passionate , knowledgeable with a good sense of humour. Just loved it and the sunset was amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We did the dawn cruise and had a great boatman and informative commentary. If you have a choice get on Rubens boat. No shortage of crocodiles to view. Breakfast included afterwards at Cooinda Lodge

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Thank John D
Woodford, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Loved this experience. Beautiful bird life and many crocodiles to see. Great guide who made it so interesting and humorous. Sunset was magnificent!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the sunset cruise.. Amazing, just amazing. You'll never have a wanderful time at kakadu, just driving through..to understand the magnificent pf the park I suggest you to have have a guided experience..and the yellow water cruise is fantastic. 2 hours on calm waters, great lendscape and a variety pf wildlife, birds of and dimension, kind and color and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw about 15 crocodiles up close, and many different types of birds. Birds included two sea eagles and nesting jaberu. The guide showed us at least 15 other species of birds. Also saw two kangaroos. Tour took about two hours, and we took the 4:30 tour which I highly recommend. The temperature was very pleasant, and there were no... More 

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