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Yellow Water Cruises

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A journey through Kakadu's wetlands Yellow 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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Kakadu Highway, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
+61 8 8979 1500
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Reviewed 3 days ago

To explore Kakadu this tour is a must do. WE stayed at Cooinda lodge and you can go in their coach or self drive to the wharf from where the two ferries depart for an hour and a half's cruise. WE went on the sunset...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank travelover63
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our local guide was so informative and could spot crocs from miles away!!! Loved hearing her stories from growing up on this land. Well worth it!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Cheryl W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour guide Rueben was so knowledgeable and personable, we learnt heaps, saw so much, laughed, and were in awe of Yellow Water. We are Outdoor Ed teachers at a Primary Residential Outdoor School in Victoria, so we can teach our students about some of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mrsfebanner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Second time experiencing the Yellow Water cruises (1st time was 19 years ago). Both times we enjoyed our experience. Our tour guide Rueben was a wealth of knowledge and entertained us for the full 2 hour trip on Kakadu, his culture, the history of Kakadu...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank aussietraceym
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, what a great day my friend and I had cruising the beautiful yellow water Billabong. So much widelife to see in a natural setting and plenty of sneaky crocs watching you along the way. The Rangers are expects in their field and provide you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a very informative cruise. We went with a three year old on the 430 Pm cruise although it was hot it started to cool in the evening and was pleasant. Our guide was very informative and we learnt a lot about the Kakadu...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AdnanMir
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We travelled to Kakadu on a one day trip with AAT Kings. The trip was fabulous and the Yellow Water Cruise first class. We had an open boat which enabled us to see at least half a dozen birds we'd never seen before as well...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SusieQ1950
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Glad we booked and glad we booked in advance. Even at the end of October the sunset cruise was nearly full. Shuttle from Kakadu Lodge and Caravan Park (although many people already onboard by the time the shuttle arrived). Interesting and humourous narrative by our...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank HappyCanadian13
Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

We went here as a part of a 3 day safari in one early morning. The guide was awesome and teached us a lot. We saw many different kind of birds and more crocs than I cared to count. Loved it!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank hyppytiike
Reviewed 30 November 2018 via mobile

We were lucky to have an excellent guide, I think his name was Don, he found golden tree snakes, tiny king-fishers and knew so much about all the birds on the water. Of course we saw crocodiles as well. The evening / sunset cruise is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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11 March 2018|
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Response from akelly184 | Reviewed this property |
No problem driving early in the morning, we didn't see any wildlife on the roads the whole time we were in the pack
26 April 2017|
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Response from TKU13 | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry sorry but only just saw this question. Hope you got your tickets sorted out. For other people wondering I googled Yellow Water Cruises and booked tickets though the Kakadu Tourism website