Cahill's Crossing

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Cahill's Crossing is a great place to see crocodiles in their natural habitat in the wild, located a the crossing between Kakadu and Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory Australia. During the dry season the platform at the river-crossing from Kakadu into Arnhem Land is a fantastic and popular place to watch crocodiles in action. 

The best time to see them here is at high tide. A tide over six metres pushes up over the crossing, bringing bait fish like mullet and barramundi, and the crocs move downstream to wait for these treats. It’s an amazing sight that shouldn’t be missed!


  • Four-wheel driving
  • Sight-seeing
  • Photography


  • Camping grounds (fees apply)
  • Boat ramp
  • General store

Important Information


  • Always do some research before heading out for your journey. Visit the local visitor information centre for the most up to date information.
  • Stay safe and get the most out of your visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.
  • Wear suitable footwear and ensure to wear appropriate clothing to protect yourself from the elements when outside exploring.
  • Plan ahead and ensure to take enough food, fuel and water for your journey.
  • Always stay on the marked tracks where possible. Never climb fences, they are there for your own safety.
  • Please consider the environment, take your rubbish with you or place in the bins provided. We want to ensure these beautiful places are still here for our future generations to enjoy.
  • Ensure to let a responsible adult know of your plans and report back into them once you have finished exploring for the day.
  • National park fees may apply for national parks in Australia. Check the parks website for bookings and/ or further details.
  • Entry fees may change at anytime at the discretion of Parks and Wildlife Services, check their website for the most up to date information.

Photo credits: Parks Australia

Content credits: Parks Australia & Aussie Bucket List®


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1 Reviews

stephat 21 Jan 24
So cool!

Arrive just before the high tide to watch the water spill over the causeway bringing the fish straight into the mouths of hungry crocodiles!

Location & Supplier

Cahill's Crossing

Address: Cahill's Crossing, Arnhem Highway/Oenpelli Rd, Kakadu NT 0822

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