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Visit Kakadu - Hike and walking trails at anbangbang billabong in Kakadu - 4wd unsealed road - off road access | Darwin 4wd Rentals

 

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    Anbangbang Billabong

    How to get to: Anbangbang Billabong

    Type of kakadu tourist desitination : Walk and hike in Kakadu
    Soak up the serenity of Anbangbang Billabong on this short circular walk - with Nourlangie forming a spectacular backdrop. This is an easy, quiet walk through savanna woodlands and paperbark forest, all framing a billabong teeming with bird life. Anbangbang Billabong is an incredible part of Kakadu, relaxing and inspiring at any time of the day.

    Anbangbang Billabong is filled by runoff from Nawurlandja and Nourlangie and the overflow from Nourlangie Creek. It is cut off from its sources during dry periods. When water levels rise during the wet, aquatic plants grow and feed many species of fish and other aquatic animals. As water gradually recedes and evaporates during the dry, this shallow billabong attracts waterbirds. The water also attracts dingoes, wallabies and woodland birds. Bininj women wade through the billabong plunging long sticks into the water seeking file snakes and longnecked turtles. Children collect water lilies to eat. Men hunt magpie geese, wallabies and goannas.

    Freshwater mangroves (Barringtonia acutangula) line the edges of billabongs and rivers and are never far from permanent water. Bininj pound the bark of freshwater mangroves to make a poison to stun fish. Their flowers signal that it is time to collect freshwater mussels. Watch out for caterpillars on this tree – they can cause severe skin irritation.

    Wildlife
    Anbangbang Billabong is habitat for many species of waterbird. Take your binoculars, camera or sketch book as this billabong hosts magpie geese, green pygmy geese, egrets, comb-crested jacanas, cormorants, corellas and red-tailed black cockatoos, just to name a few! Different birds have different features to help them catch their food. Pelicans catch large fish in their enormous bills as they paddle through the water. Darters have long necks that dart forward to spear fish on sharply-pointed beaks. Long-legged spoon bills wade through the shallows sifting small aquatic animals from the water with their long spoon-shaped bills. With short bills magpie geese can eat sedges and grasses and dig up bulbs. Their partially webbed feet enable them to both perch in trees and swim.

    The fringing woodlands are home to more species of plants and animals than any other Kakadu habitat. In the early mornings and evenings, agile wallabies move out of the woodlands to graze beneath the paperbark trees by the billabong. Once you’re finished, take a seat at one of the many picnic tables and enjoy a lazy lunch before heading to Nawurlandja Lookout.

    Facilities
    • : Drinking water
    • : Toilets (flushing)
    • : Showers (hot water)
    • : No rubbish bins
    • : No power
    • : No generators permitted
    • : Alcohol permitted
    • : Picnic area (BBQ)
    • : Fire pit
    • : No boat ramp
    • : No swimming pool

    • : Yes carpark
    • : Picnic tables

    Suitable for
    • : Tents
    • : Camper trailers
    • : Caravans

    Nearest hub
    Cooinda

    Amenities at hub
    • : Park passes
    • : Fuel
    • : General store
    • : Meals
    • : Restaurant
    • : Bar

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    • Send Email on mailto:kakadunationalpark@environment.gov.au
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