South Alligator Region in Kakadu National
Park Northern Territory Australia
Main Attractions In This Area:
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
Along the banks of the South Alligator River is
a boat ramp, picnic area and fish cleaning facilities.
During the dry season, experienced 4-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.
Mamukala (Mar-moo-car-lar) wetlands
Where: Turn south off the Arnhem Highway 7
km east of the South Alligator River.
Features: Mamulala is beautiful all year but
at its most dramatic in the late dry season (Sept
- Oct) when thousands of magpie geese congregate to
feed. An observation platform allows you to view birdlife
while a mural illustrates the seasonal changes that
occur during the year. Choose between a 1km and 3km
walk to see more of these fascinating wetlands. Allow
between 30 minutes and 2 hours.
The Mamukala Wetlands Walks
There are two walks to choose from that take you through
Kakadu's fascinating wetlands featuring brilliant
An easy walk | 1 km | 30 mins
An easy walk | 3 km | 2 hours
Gu-ngarre (Goon-narr-ee) walk
Gungarre Walk: location near Kakadu Resort at
South Alligator River
Location: Near near Kakadu Resort at South
Alligator River, just east of the Kakadu Resort, ooff
the main road.
Length: Approx 4 Kilometers.
Features: Open woodlands, Monsoon forest, Billabong.
South Alligator River and picnic area
Where: Near the South Alligator Bridge on the
Features: Picnic Tables and several places
to view the river.
Boat ramps: At the northern end of the carpark.
Boat ramps: South Alligator River. Day use area with
The Kakadu Resort general store sells petrol,
LPG gas, diesel, food and souvenirs.
Off the highway (dry season only, 4WD)
Where: 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
Features: Both tracks take you to destinations
suitable for boating or bird watching.
Safety Note: Saltwater (estuarine) crocodiles
occur in billabongs and at the sea; for your safety
do not enter the water.
Where to stay
Aurora Kakadu is equipped with motel rooms, restaurant,
bars, BBQ area, tennis court, cafe and general store.
A swimming pool is also available for use by guests
only. Reservations are recommended.
Within Australia : (08) 8979 0166
International: +61 8 8979 0166
Web Site: www.auroraresorts.com.au
Camping Areas (check wet season access)
Free camping with basic or not toilet facilities is
available at Two Mile Hole, Four Mile Hole, West Alligator
Head (Waldak Irrmbal), Red Lily Billabong and Alligator
Billabong. Drinking water is not available at these
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.
Seasons - Gunumeleng Pre-Monsoon Storm Season - Gunumeleng,
from mid-October to late December, may in fact last from a
few weeks to several months.
Seasons - Gudjewg - Monsoon Season - Gudjewg, from January
to March, can be described as the 'true' wet season.
Seasons - Banggereng - Knock 'em down storm Season - Banggerreng,
in April, is the season when the rain clouds have dispersed
and clear skies prevail.
Seasons - Yegge - Cooler but still humid Season - Yegge,
from May to mid-June, is relatively cool with low humidity.
Seasons - Wurrgeng - Cold Weather Season - Wurrgeng, from
mid-June to mid-August, is the 'cold weather' time; humidity
is low, daytime temperatures are around 30°C and night-time
temperatures are around 17°C.
Seasons - Gurrung - Hot Dry Weather - Gurrung, from mid-August
to mid-October, is hot and dry.
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