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Yellow Water Cruise - Kakadu

Kakadu, Australia
Yellow Water Cruise - Kakadu

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icon1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English


Wetlands made Kakadu National Park a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Yellow Water Billabong is one of the most beautiful. Join Indigenous-owned Yellow Water Cruises on a guided journey of discovery among crocodiles, eagles, and reflecting waters. The wildlife, like the light, changes throughout the day.
  • Experience the majesty of Yellow Water Billabong on a guided cruise
  • Look for crocodiles, eagles, ducks, geese, and more
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Cruise (either 1.5 or 2-Hours in duration depending on option selected)
Local guide
Live commentary on board
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transportation to/from attractions
Cooinda Lodge Kakadu , Kakadu Hwy, Kakadu NT 0822, Australia

Please meet at the Cooinda Lodge Bus Stop 20 minutes prior to cruise departure. The bus stop is located opposite reception and is well sign posted.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Cruises are always subject to availability and environmental conditions
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Guests in wheelchairs may need to transfer from the wheelchair into the boat.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Kakadu Tourism GCL Pty Ltd
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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  • "Although there is an emergency toilet on the boat, there are no facilities on site, closest toilet is in Cooinda about 1km away." See review
  • "Even at the end of the dry season the cruise is worthwhile." See review
  • "Simply a must do tour when visiting the Top End!" See review


244 Reviews

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Yellow Water sensation
, May 2022
Amazing experience & our guide, Lilly, was informative, enthusiastic & authentic. Lilly’s sense of humour & demeanour was a real bonus & added so much to our experience
, May 2022
our guide Dennis was great, funny and knowledgeable made the cruise fun, the scenery is amazing. We saw lots of cross and birdlife as well as pigs and buffalo although they were inthe distance
Crocs in the wild not on show like others
, May 2022
Our guide was a local, growing up in the area and his commentary was interesting and humorous. We saw 4 crocs which was great. The bird life and vegetation was spectacular as was the sunset. If you are in the area you need to book this trip.
Beautiful Yellow Water Sunset Cruise
, May 2022
The sunset cruise was amazing.! Beautiful scenery of the wetlands, lillies & wildlife in early May but still very hot! Travis our guide was very informative as well as providing person touch telling stories of his life growing up around Yellow River!
Lots of bird life and beautiful scenery
, Apr 2022
This was an interesting and informative tour of the Billabong, especially as it was full and the water lily's were in full bloom. Enjoyed the trip. Saw a couple crocodiles too!
Australian nature through eyes of the generations of land owners
, Apr 2022
The lady guide and her stories in combination with beautiful scenery and nature. Saw lots of native flora ad fauna.
, Mar 2022
Just a nice fun relaxed cruise. Dennis the guide was great. Got to see some crocs and plenty of other wildlife.
A Beautiful Afternoon
, Dec 2021
We saw all types of beautiful animals, including a few crocs. The tour through the Yellow Water River is amazing with a very beautiful landscape surrounds. The tour guide Wayne was awesome and made the tour even better. Definitely recommend this tour
Yellow water dreaming.
, Jul 2021
What a beautiful and relaxing way to start the day. Most spectacular sunrise over the billabong. Lots of wildlife. Great cruise commentated by a knowledgeable guide. Beautiful part of Australia.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Beautiful relaxed guided tour.
, Jul 2021
Beautiful relaxed guided tour. Plenty of wildlife, very lush and gorgeous setting. Boat turned round a lot so everyone could enjoy the scenery. Well worth it. Lovely sunset
, Jul 2021
Sunset cruise was excellent. Plenty of bird life, buffalo, wallabies and of course the all important crocs (which we saw heaps of).
1 traveler found this review helpful
, Jun 2021
Knowledge and friendly approach of the tour guide. Scenery, nature. Ease of booking, availability all good
1 traveler found this review helpful
yellow water sunrise cruise
, Jun 2021
the beauty of the yellow water, natural habitats and of course the amazing commentary. Very very efficient boarding process.
Great experience
, Jun 2021
Was great. Enjoyed the cruise. The tour operator was fantastic and very knowledgeable. Thanks for a great trip.
Great experience and sunset
, Jun 2021
Seeing crocodiles in their natural inhabitants . Was a little bored with all the birds but then that could be a plus for others
1 traveler found this review helpful
This Tour is a must.
, Jun 2021
The knowledge of Mandy our tour guide, her love of her people and the funny stories told. The countless Crocs were a bonus.
Kakadu Yellow River Cruise
, Jun 2021
Sunrise Cruise was absolutely beautiful, so glad we did it. Will go back and do the sunset cruise in the near future.
Great time and weather
, Jun 2021
It was very lovely to see all the wildlife. We got to see how crocodiles catch fish. Heaps of birds and beautiful fields of water lilies. Even though it was really hot on the river with the sun beating down till we saw the fantastic sunset and the croc's feeding. Was worth it
Best value tour in Kakadu
, Jun 2021
The sunset cruise is the best cruise we did Alex the boat pilot was excellent so accommodating and full of knowledge by
Amazing array of wildlife and spectacular sunset
, Jun 2021
Sunset cruise exceeded expectations amazing wildlife and spectacular sunset gave a wonderful experience in Kakadu

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