Extensive coastal lowlands, floodplains and tidal flats make up a large part of this area. Eucalypt woodlands and tall open forests dominate lowland areas with melaleuca scrub, screw pines and mangroves occurring on tidal flats. Escarpment areas support heath-spinifex associations and eucalypt woodlands. Rainforest stands are also found in the escarpment country

Fauna is abundant, with several species being endemic to the Alligator Rivers region. The area is renowned forits waterbirds such as Magpie Geese, Jabiru and Egrets. Significant numbers of freshwater crocodiles inhabit the area (the Colong Foundation for Wilderness Ltd).


East Aligator River


Average summer day temperature: 33.5°C
Average winter day temperature: 31.3°C
Average annual rainfall: 1485.3mm
Average clear days: 48.2
Average daily sunshine hours: 8.4

Jabiru is a small town located 250km east of Darwin. Local places of interest include Kakadu National Park, Obiri Rock, Jim Jim Falls, and The Escarpment. The area is renowned for its amazing scenery and fabulous wildlife


This is a National Park area that is located between the East and South Aligator Rivers. Kakadu is a world heritage area of environmental significience. It boasts abundant wildlife, spectacular sandstone escarpments, lagoons, grasslands, river gorges, and containes some of the world's most important wetlands.

Kakadu belongs to the aborinines who traditionally inhabit the area. There area many interesting examples of Aboriginal rock art, some believed to be 20 thousand years old.

Mary River

South Aligator River