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Yellow Water

Yellow Water est un billabong enclavé qui regorge de flore et de faune natives, et est l’un des lieux les plus connus du Parc national Kakadu inscrit au patrimoine mondial.

Vous pourrez découvrir la faune du parc à bord d’une Yellow Water Cruise ou au cours d’une promenade sur les passerelles qui longent l’eau.

Nommé Ngurrungurrudjba, le billabong se situe près du hameau de Cooinda.Il héberge des crocodiles, des chevaux sauvages, des buffles et d’autres animaux.Rendez-vous sur Yellow Water à bord d’un bateau de croisière pour découvrir de plus près sa faune riche.Vous y trouverez notamment une vaste collection d’oiseaux, comme le jacana, l’aigrette, le jabiru, le pyrargue, la canaroie semipalmée et de nombreuses autres espèces endémiques.

Une promenade sur la passerelle vous permettra d’étudier les forêts de mélaleuques, de pandanus et les palétuviers d’eau douce qui bordent le rivage.La surface du billabong est constellée de magnifiques nénuphars roses et blancs.Lorsque l’eau se retire, promenez-vous dans les plaines inondables jusqu’à une plate-forme d’observation sur Home Billabong, un lieu idéal pour apprécier un coucher de soleil inoubliable sur le Top End.

Rendez-vous dans le Warradjan Cultural Centre pour en savoir plus sur la culture aborigène.

L’entrée du Parc national Kakadu est payante.

  • Informations

    Tarif d’entrée

    Indicative Prices billets à partir de $95.00 jusqu’à $124.00

    Aménagements

    • Carpark
    • Coach Parking

    Activités

    • Birdwatching
    • Walks
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  • FAQs

    What makes Yellow Water special?

    Yellow Water (Ngurrungurrudjba) is Kakadu’s most famous wetland and contains one third of Australia’s bird species. Its abundant wildlife and beautiful views make it a fantastic place to stay, explore or take a cruise. Yellow Water is part of the South Alligator River floodplain and home to some impressive saltwater crocodiles.

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    How do I get to Yellow Water?

    From Darwin the drive is 305km and will take you 3 hours and 10 minutes. Follow Route 36 (Arnhem Highway) until you reach Jabiru and continue on the Kakadu Highway until you reach your destination.

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    How do I get around?

    All of the Yellow Water attractions are accessible from a 2WD vehicle.

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    What things are there to see on the way to Yellow Water?

    Fogg Dam
    This was built in the 1950s as part of a Northern Territory rice project. The project failed but the dam is still there and has become a fantastic spot to see wildlife, to enjoy a picnic and to reflect on the power of nature.

    Window on the Wetlands
    The Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre overlooks the Adelaide River floodplains and is approximately 65km from Darwin or a 50 minute drive.

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    What is the best time to visit Yellow Water?

    Most people prefer to arrive in the dry season, from May to October, when the days are sunny and the nights are cool. The average daily maximum is about 32 degrees Celsius.

    November to April is the wet season, when humidity climbs and daily maximums can hit the high 30s. This brings balmy evenings and spectacular thunderstorms, which is part of what makes the NT wonderful.

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    Can I camp at Yellow Water?

    You can camp at Cooinda Camping Ground, which offers a range of camping options from unpowered and powered sites to budget cabin accommodation. The campground is located beside the Yellow Water Billabong. Cooinda is a great place to set-up camp for a few days as there is a petrol station, general store, shaded swimming pool and bistro-style dining.

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    What are the best things to see and do at Yellow Water?

    Take a Yellow Water Cruise
    An absolute must do on any trip to Kakadu National Park. The Yellow Water boat cruises operate throughout the year and the scenery is spectacular. The morning and evening are the best time to experience the billabong and the abundant wildlife that inhabit the area.

    Take a walk, look and wander on the Yellow Water boardwalk
    The Yellow Water boardwalk and billabong walk are accessible from July to November after the wet season rains have receded. From here you can safely spot crocodiles surfacing and cruising around or sunning themselves on the banks.

    Take a guided tour of Kakadu’s stunning sites
    This program with rangers and traditional owners runs in the dry season months from April to September.

    There’s a whole range of activities here. You can learn traditional weaving and painting with Aboriginal artists, explore wildlife habitats all while rangers point out significant plants to both the ecosystem and the traditional owners. You can also see rock art and ancient Indigenous campsites.

    For more information, call the Bowali Visitor Centre Jabiru on 08 8938 1120

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    Where else can I go from Yellow Water?

    Depending on which direction you came from, there are many other attractions off the Kakadu Hwy within Kakadu National Park.

    If heading northeast on the Kakadu Highway, Nourlangie, with its spectacular walks and impressive rock art, is approximately a 35 minute drive from Yellow Water.

    If heading south, Maguk Waterfall (Barramundi Gorge) is approximately 63 km. Leave plenty of travel time as the last stretch of road is 4WD only. The estimated travel time is approximately 2.5 hours.

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