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Yellow Water Cruises

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“bird life”(235 reviews)
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 yesterday via mobile

We went on a 9am two hour trip. It was brilliant. Our guide was so knowledgeable and had the ability, or so it seemed, to be able to spot a tiny bird at five miles. We saw so much and learned so much, although our...More

Thank Selhurst300
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a must do when in Kakadu, you get to see much wildlife from birds, crocodiles, snakes, wallaby, and water buffalo all the colour of the water plants worth every cent. We went on the sunset tour and enjoyed every minute of it great...More

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our family of five paid adult $99 x 2 and child $70 x 3 plus a credit card fee for total of $413. Unlike other attractions in the Northern Territory there was no family ticket option to reduce the cost. What wasn’t communicated to us...More

Thank Rowingboat
Reviewed 3 days ago

We left the Crocodile Hotel at 4.30 am to drive to Cooinda Lodge for the coach drive to the ferry. It's pitch dark and you have to drive very carefully in case wallabies and possums come onto the road. Fortunately for us, we had booked...More

Thank Brenda312595
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Took the sunrise yellow water cruise after hearing such rave reviews and bloody glad I did. The crocs, buffalo and just being on the water would have been enough, but tell you what, Rueben made it what it was. He was so funny and enthusiastic...More

Thank paddymcgreal
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a wonderful trip. Reuben our guide was very informative, enthusiastic and entertaining. He had a fantastic depth of knowledge of the area as a traditional owner.

Thank Kate R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were lucky to get a private tour as we were the only couple booked. Our guide was friendly, knowledgeable and took the time to find crocs, birds and even shared some details on edible plants. There are toilets at the jetty but not much...More

Thank GilbertandYumi
Reviewed 1 week ago

Got up extra early to be at the sunrise cruise and it was even better than we thought it would be! When we arrived, there was fog on the water, however by the time we boarded to boat and headed into the river the fog...More

Thank michelleRZ2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dennis our tour guide was very informative and fun. Plenty of wildlife at close range for easy viewing. We did the sunrise cruise and would highly recommend this cruise.

Thank Franden75
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the sunrise cruise and the cruise far exceeded our expectation. There was so much wildlife and so close . Watched a buffalo swim from one side of the river to the other, crocodiles sun baking but the highlight fir me was seeing baby...More

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Kay M
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