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.
South alligator map - click to enlarge
Aurora Kakadu Resort store: Sells petrol, LPG gas (LPG bottle refills only), diesel, food and souvenirs.
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 three km walk adjacent to the wetlands. Allow one to two hours for the full walk.
See virtual tours of the Mamukala wetland on the Kakadu National Park Ramsar site - click to see tours two and three >>
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. An easy walk allow two hours
South Alligator River and picnic area
Picnic tables and barbeque areas near the South Alligator bridge on the Arnhem Highway and boat ramp at the northern end of the carpark.
Off the highway
Dry season only. There are two major four-wheel drive tracks in the area: the Waldak Irrmbal (West Alligator Head) track (which accesses Two Mile Hole, and Four Mile Hole) and the Red Lily Billabong, Bucket Billabong and Alligator Billabong track. Both tracks lead to destinations suitable for boating, bird watching and camping.