South Alligator region
Central to this area is the South Alligator River. The entire river and its catchment are contained and protected in Kakadu National Park.
The Mamukala wetlands feature a stunning variety of birdlife, which can be viewed from an observation platform and a dry season walking track. Along the banks of the South Alligator River is a boat ramp, picnic area and fish cleaning facilities. During the dry season, experienced four-wheel drivers can access the remote areas of Two Mile Hole, Four Mile Hole and West Alligator River for fishing and camping.
Please observe all crocodile warning signs and camp in designated areas.
Check wet season access. Mamukala is beautiful all year but at its most dramatic in the late dry season (September – October) when thousands of magpie geese congregate to feed. An observation platform allows you to view the birdlife and a mural illustrates the seasonal changes that occur through the year. There is also a 3 km walk adjacent to the wetlands.
Allow one to two hours for the full walk.
Check wet season access. Starts at the large banyan fig tree near the Aurora Kakadu Resort and features a 3.6 km circular walk through monsoon forest, woodlands and along the margins of Anggardabal Billabong.
Allow two hours.