Yellow Water Billabong (Ngurrungurrudjba) is incredibly beautiful – it is home to crocodiles, wild horses, buffalo, and abundant birdlife. We booked a sunset and sunrise Yellow Water Cruise. The guide on the sunset cruise was a young Aboriginal man, who was knowledgeable about collection of traditional foods and a keen wildlife spotter. He encouraged and challenged all of us to spot animals, and stopped the boat to allow us to get a better view and photograph animals. He was very engaging; he spoke quietly and didn’t waste words.
The guide on the sunrise cruise was a young British man who spoke non-stop but didn’t say much. He told sensational and gory stories about crocodiles jumping out of the water to attack people and how they store their prey underwater. He seemed more interested in returning to Cooinda for breakfast than in spotting animals.