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Yellow Water Cruise - Kakadu

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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.
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Yellow Water (Ngurrungurrudjba)
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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 end at
Yellow Water (Ngurrungurrudjba)
Kakadu Hwy, Kakadu NT 0886, Australia
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  • Spot freshwater crocodiles in their natural environment
  • Choice of departure times: watch the sunrise or sunset from the water
  • Learn more about Kakadu’s wildlife with live commentary on-board
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from your Kakadu hotel
Important Information
Departure Point
Yellow Water (Ngurrungurrudjba), Kakadu Hwy, Kakadu NT 0886, Australia
90–120 minutes
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Cruise (either 1.5 or 2-Hours in duration depending on option selected)
  • Local guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Entry/Admission - Yellow Water Cruises
  • Food and drinks (unless booking 6:45am cruise)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Cruises are always subject to availability and environmental conditions
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Guests in wheelchairs may need to transfer from the wheelchair into the boat.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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AJT91. travel wrote a review 13 Sep
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
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gabby b wrote a review 12 Sep
Ramallah, Palestinian Territories230 contributions79 helpful votes
This cruise was amazing- great sunrise , fabulous birds, lots of crocs, great scenery and a fabulous guide. It was well organised and with a professional, safety conscious , friendly and knowledgeable guide.
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Date of experience: August 2020
Chris C wrote a review 1 Sep
Noosa, Australia143 contributions35 helpful votes
Plenty of crocodiles and other wildlife to see up close. Friendly laid back tour guide. Choose your time of day carefully as the sun can be fierce though the boats are mostly covered.
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Date of experience: August 2020
Robert K wrote a review Aug 2020
Adelaide, Australia119 contributions35 helpful votes
We took the sunset boat trip. About 50 passengers overall divided into two boats - families in one boat and older people in the other to match the style of the boatmen's commentary. I believe both are highly entertaining - ours certainly was. This is a beautiful stretch of
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Date of experience: August 2020
Priyanka S wrote a review Aug 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Did the sunrise cruise. Mild blown. Highly recommend. Mother nature at it's finest. Well worth the early start. Can be a little chilly in the morning, so if you are used to the hot weather in the Territory you might want to bring a little cardigan or sweater. Highly recommend if
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Date of experience: August 2020
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About the operator

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By: Kakadu Tourism
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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brian j
amazing tour
Damien was an awesome tour guide, entertaining and knowledgeable ,great scenary,full packed day ending by a relaxin
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This tour was amazing! We were able to experience a true 'taster' of Kakadu. Our guide 'Greg' was fabulous! Greg wa
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We went on the Gunlom Falls Adventure trip today and it was amazing. Now we know there are tour guides and then the
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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
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Jean-Pierre Z
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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Worth a Trip to NT Just for the Yellow Water Cruise
This tour is incredible. My guide for the Yellow Water Cruise knew the name of every single animal we saw - there w
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Enjoyable day out to sites only accessible by 4WD but a bit pricey
We took the 4WD tour out to Jim Jim and Maguk with Lewis. We had a very enjoyable and relaxing day as there were on
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Heather V
Adventure Tour, Jim Jim falls and Maguk falls
Our tour guide was Jezza and from the get go he was friendly, knowledgeable, helpful and super aussie. He was focus
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Leonie B
Kakadu, must see!
A long day trip doesn’t do this beautiful place justice. However, it’s on the bucket list to come back and see more
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Joshua W
Kakadu national park
I would highly recommend the free ranger talks given as part of the park pass. Our ranger/guide, Kai, was very en
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Key Details
  • Duration: 90–120 minutes
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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