Anbangbang Billabong is a lovely little lily-fringed billabong in Kakadu National Park. It's only about a 15 minute drive from Jabiru and is commonly visited after a Kakadu tour of Nourlangie, the nearby Aboriginal rock art site.
Grab a backpack, binoculars, and your camera, because this is one of the best places to see a wide variety of wildlife and plants. Most people choose to take a leisurely walk around the billabong which is home to an array of bird species. Wallabies are also commonly sited on this walk.
The walk around the billabong itself isn’t long, it only takes an hour or so. Although many choose to spend more time, especially if you are a keen bird watcher. It's common to see Jabirus here as well as white-bellied sea eagles and whistling kites soaring above the trees. Make sure you stay well back from the waters edge as salt water crocodiles do inhabit these waters.
If you are lucky you might be in the area for one of the ranger talks. These well-informed park rangers are passionate about their work, and will go to great lengths to share their knowledge with you. Especially interesting are their stories on Aboriginal life in Kakadu and will be happy to answer any questions you have. Come learn a story that goes back twenty thousand years.
The myths and legends are a fascinating look back in time.
So if you are bird watcher then the Anbanbang Billabong walk is not to me missed. If you’re a botanist, there are new plants to discover around every turn. If you’re a photographer, a sunset tour is a must do. If you’re just an all-around explorer and holiday maker we recommend a visit to the Anbangbang Billabong area of Kakadu National Park.
If you'd like additional information about Anbanbang Billabong or would like to join a Kakadu tour that includes the billabong then please email or call Venture North on (08) 89275500.