The Kakadu National Park boasts a plethora of magical landscapes, from ancient rainforests to sprawling wetlands and everything in between. In the heart of it all sits the Yellow Water Billabong, which promises visitors the chance to journey through some amazing wetland scenery packed full of incredible wildlife.
If you’re in the area, there are plenty of ways you can get to know the surrounding scenery and learn more about the fascinating animal life that calls this part of Australia home.
Things to do at Yellow Water Billabong
Try Your Hand at Fishing
Yellow Water Billabong is one of the best places to fish in the whole of Australia. Its waters provide an exceptional habitat for numerous species of fish, including the famed Kakadu barramundis. The great thing about fishing here is you can do it whatever your level – whether you’re a pro angler or someone who just wants to dip their toes in the water.
Take a Cruise
Exploring the waterways of the Yellow Water Billabong is a must-do, as the scenery in this part of the national park is spectacular and provides some of the most incredible wildlife encounters in the region.
To get to know it from a different perspective, hop on a cruise that operates throughout the year and discover the truly remarkable landscape. Take to the water at sunrise or sunset to see the water and its surroundings lit up in a magical glow, or head out in the daytime for some great wildlife spotting opportunities.
Get to Know the Resident Wildlife
The wildlife at the Yellow Water Billabong is second to none. Covering vast wetlands, it is home to numerous species of native creature that thrive in this environment.
The billabong itself forms part of the South Alligator River System, although there are no alligators in Australia – they’re all crocs here! So you can witness these prehistoric creatures in the water, as well as keep your eyes peeled for colourful bird species, different varieties of snake – both venomous and not – and a huge amount of fish species, including the famous Kakadu barramundi.
Explore Kakadu National Park is an incredible experience, and the landscape surrounding the Yellow Water Billabong is one of the best places to soak up everything the area has to offer. Whether you’re on the hunt for wildlife, want to see some of Australia’s most surreal landscapes, or simply want to try your hand at fishing, the billabong has you covered.