New crocs in billabong for the wet season

January 4, 2007 No Comments »

Some new estuarine crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus) have come into the billabong for the wet but none more welcome than 18 new freshwater (Crocodylus johnstoni) crocodiles who hatched out of the egg (s) in November.

Djarradjin Billabong is part of the Murrumburr clan estate in central Kakadu. Flood water is flowing in from Lightning Dreaming near Nourlangie Rock (Burrungui) as well as Sandy Billabong (Djalillbarr) upstream.

There were 2 croc nests in the sandy banks of Djarradjin Billabong and we (and our tourists) were monitoring their progress from when the eggs were laid in July. Hopefully a few of the baby Gumugen will be the star attractions of the 2007 night wildlife boat cruise. Crocs will spread out into Kakadu’s wetlands as the wet season continues and will return to the billabong when floodwaters recede in Banggereng season.

Rogue set to hit the screen soon

December 24, 2006 No Comments »

Rogue, the $30 million movie filmed partly in Kakadu last year, has received good reviews from test screenings prior to its expected release next February 07. The team at Kakadu Culture Camp were heavily involved in the making of the movie.