Sandy Billabong (Djirrilba) Camp - 4WD Recommended


4.4 from 12 users


6 kilometers beyond Muirella Park and on a dry season 4X4 track is Sandy Billabong. In the heart of Kakadu you'll find what many believe is the prettiest camping spot in our World Heritage-listed national park. A vast field of nymphae and yellow snowflake waterlillies greet you as you enter the campgrounds. There's an abundance of birdlife both in and around the billabong. You can see white-bellied sea eagles chase whistling ducks across the water as cormorants and long-necked darters perch on half-submerged branches and logs to stretch and dry their wings. Crocodiles navigate the billabong, peeping through waterlillies and keeping watch on the surroundings, while in the woodlands at the edge of the water kingfishers and bee eaters forage through paperbark trees. 4WD is required to access this campsite. Sites are unpowered and suitable for tents and camper trailers. Facilities include toilets, picnic tables and fire pits.

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Lat: -12.900654 Lng: 132.772235

User Reviews



Had this place to ourselves and a lovely American coue for the night. Could hear the wildlife throughout the night (buffalo and wild pigs) but felt safe. The road in is very good at the moment, you could honestly do it with a higher clearance 2wd but I guess they advertise 4wd only so people don't risk it and somehow get bogged or stuck.....



Had this entire place to myself! No mozzies. Toilet did not smell. Heaps of birds and a cool day use / picnic area right near the billabong. Drive in OK, a bit sandy in some spots and corrugations most of the way but easily doable in a 4WD and probably a 2WD with some clearance could manage as well (just not after rain)


Browne and Dusty Adventures

Spent two nights here as our base to explore the area. Only 1 other couple camped here, so nice and quiet. Drove our Forbes 12+ hybrid caravan and were fine, however, full sized vans might struggle as there is low lying branches on the track in.


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