The local Aboriginal name for Yellow Water is Ngurrungurrudjba. The world-famous wetlands are not to be missed. Visitors can experience the park's wildlife on a Yellow Water Cruise and along the boardwalks.
The displays and exhibitions at the Warradjan Cultural Centre give an invaluable insight into Aboriginal culture and caring for country. Gagudju Cooinda Lodge offers a central hub for all visitors seeking an evening meal and entertainment.
Yellow Water map - click to enlarge
Gagudju Lodge Cooinda store: Sells petrol, diesel, food and souvenirs, and takes bookings for commercial tours.
Yellow Water Wetlands
Check wet season access. Yellow Water is part of the South Alligator River floodplain. A boardwalk provides good views of Yellow Water's wildlife. When the waters recede, a 2.6 km return walk takes you across the floodplains to a viewing platform on Home Billabong. The Yellow Water boat cruise operates throughout the year and provides a marvellous opportunity to see the varied birdlife of Kakadu's World Heritage wetlands.
See virtual tours of the Yellow Water wetland on the Kakadu National Park Ramsar site - click to see tours four and five >>
Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre
The circular design of this cultural centre represents a Warradjan (pig-nosed turtle). The centre's large display, developed by Bininj/Mungguy, provides detailed information about Aboriginal culture in Kakadu. There is also a video room and gallery that sells arts and crafts, books, cards and light refreshments.
Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre is open 9.00 am - 5.00 pm daily.
Mardugal Billabong walk
Dry season only. A one km return walk follows the edge of Mardugal Billabong. Allow 30 minutes.
Boat ramps are located at Jim Jim Billabong, Yellow Water and Mardugal Billabong. See our fishing and boating page
Scenic flights provide the only means of seeing the spectacular Jim Jim and Twin Falls during the wet season when they are in flood. Scenic flights depart from Cooinda
Airstrip. See our tours page