Exploring White Lily Billabong in Kakadu

Exploring White Lily Billabong in Kakadu

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 09/04/2017

Reading time: 3 mins

The Kakadu National Park is one of the most incredible swathes of scenery in the whole of Australia. The bold escarpment has lush forests, sprawling woodland, and plenty of waterfalls to cool off in and enjoy the views from.

On many tours around Kakadu, you’ll be exposed to the vast amount of nature that calls the area home. You’ll stop at various landmarks, like cascading waterfalls, ancient creeks, and billabongs.

The White Lily billabong is one of the most prominent watering holes in the area. Flanked by lush scenery and promising a hearty dose of natural beauty if you venture to its shores during your time at Kakadu.

While on the water, you can enjoy a nature-based cruise, complete with an exceptional amount of birdlife and stunning views.

What you’ll see

As you glide along the smooth water, keep your eyes peeled for native crocodiles that lurk beneath the surface. Plus, learn more about their fascinating history in the region, their unique habitat, and their behaviour. As well as spotting them in the water, you can also soak up the dizzying array of nature here. Look out to the sprawling picturesque landscape of the national park.

The billabong itself is a beautiful display of vibrant white lilies (hence its name), and offers respite from the surrounding forests. Gnarled trees bursting through the water’s surface, soaring skywards, cast quirky silhouettes. This unique scenery is one that you’ll never forget.

These trees, and the surrounding forests are home to some of Kakadu’s most prominent bird life. Native species rub shoulders with prehistoric birds, many of which call the area home for the year. Keep your eyes peeled for colourful wings and the distinct sounds of some of the region’s most famous birds.

The fascinating landmarks that surround the White Lily Billabong are well worth visiting, too. To experience everything Kakadu has to offer, make sure you take the short hike up to the nearby Budjimi Lookout, where you can take a refreshing dip in the plunge pool that sits at the base of Jim Jim Falls.

Elsewhere, you can marvel at spectacular views of the park from various other lookouts. Here you can enjoy the mesmerising cascade of the numerous waterfalls that are tucked away throughout Kakadu.

Visiting the White Lily billabong gives you the chance to dive head first into the stunning scenery Kakadu has on offer. Keep your eyes open for mesmerising animals and unique native species too!

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.