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Yellow Water Wetlands (check wet season access)

Where: Turn north-west off the Kakadu Highway 50km south of the Bowali Visitor Centre.
Features: Yellow Water is part of the South Alligator River floodplain. During early dry season, a boardwalk provides good views of Yellow Water's wildlife. When waters recede, a 1km return walk takes you across the floodplains to a viewing platform on Home Billabong.

Boat tours: Commercial boat cruises operate on Yellow Water throughout the year and provide a marvellous opportunity to see the varied birdlife of Kakadu's World Heritage wetlands. Bookings are required. Telephone: Within Australia: (08) 8979 0111 International: +61 8 8979 0111

Scenic Flights
Available from Jabiru East and Cooinda Airstrips, bookings are required.
Telephone: Within Australia: (08) 8979 2411 International: +61 8 8979 2411
Features: Flights provide the only means of seeing the spectacular Jim Jim and Twin Falls when they are in full flood during the wet season.
Safety Note: Saltwater (estuarine) crocodiles occur in billabongs and at the sea; for your safety do not enter the water

  Parks & Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory

Head Office - Goyder Centre 25 Chung Wah Tce Palmerston, NT 0830
PO Box 496 Palmerston NT 0831
Ph: +61 (0) 8 8999 5511

  Crocodile Safety Information

Northern Australia is crocodile country. Therefore it is important to put awareness of crocodiles and safety at the top of your priority list when living in, working in or simply visiting crocodile habitat. Living with crocodiles is not difficult so long as you bear the following points in mind.

Always be aware that crocodiles may be present anywhere that there is water.
Unless there is clear signage that it is safe to swim, assume that crocodiles may be present.
Warning signs are there for your benefit! Ignoring them is foolish.
Always check with local authorities and rangers whether an area is likely to contain crocodiles.
If in doubt, always swim in designated swimming areas only.
If there's no sign, don't go swimming.
A spotlight or LED head-torch is strongly recommended at night so that any eyeshines can be seen, but a lack of eyeshines does not mean that it's safe to swim - crocodiles may be underwater.

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Kakadu General Information

There are many interesting places to discover in the area, but some things to remember too:
Saltwater crocodiles inhabit the South Alligator River and are extremely dangerous. Do not risk your life, keep away from the waters edge.
Freshwater crocodiles inhabit the area. Do not approach or interfere with them.
Do not jump off rocks or cliffs as there are unseen dangers and accidents have resulted in death.
Jim Jim Plunge Pool can be hazardous as the shallow water suddenly becomes deep.
Use the toilets provided.
Observe and enjoy the native animals, but do not disturb or feed them. Fishing is prohibited.
Use fuel stoves in preference to open fires.
If lighting open fires, collect firewood along the access road into Gunlom and use it sparingly. Use the fireplaces provided, attend fires at all times and extinguish them before you leave.
Use the recycling facilities supplied and place all other rubbish in the bins. Remember, cigarette butts, orange peel and tissues are rubbish too.
Sunscreen and insect repellent pollute waterways. Wear a long-sleeved shirt and hat as alternative protection.
The mornings and evenings are the best times to walk and observe wildlife. For your own comfort and safety please keep to the marked tracks, wear a hat and sturdy shoes, and carry plenty of drinking water.


Kakadu National Park - Seasons

But Australia's Kakadu sees seasons of varied extremes -- so varied, in fact, that the park's longtime aboriginal inhabitants have divided the year into six distinct seasons.
Kakadu Seasons - Gunumeleng Pre-Monsoon Storm Season - Gunumeleng, from mid-October to late December, may in fact last from a few weeks to several months.
Kakadu Seasons - Gudjewg - Monsoon Season - Gudjewg, from January to March, can be described as the 'true' wet season.
Kakadu Seasons - Banggereng - Knock 'em down storm Season - Banggerreng, in April, is the season when the rain clouds have dispersed and clear skies prevail.
Kakadu Seasons - Yegge - Cooler but still humid Season - Yegge, from May to mid-June, is relatively cool with low humidity.
Kakadu Seasons - Wurrgeng - Cold Weather Season - Wurrgeng, from mid-June to mid-August, is the 'cold weather' time; humidity is low, daytime temperatures are around 30C and night-time temperatures are around 17C.
Kakadu Seasons - Gurrung - Hot Dry Weather - Gurrung, from mid-August to mid-October, is hot and dry.


The dry season which is approximatley which is classed generally as May - October each year.Though in current year the wet has not set in till late December or January and then finishes mid April.

Access To Jim Jim Gorge
The dry season which is approximatley which is classed generally as late June - October/November each year.
We recommend you contact the offical Bowali Vistors Centre for more information.


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