About this place
Marlgu Billabong is a short distance from Telegraph Hill and sits on the edge of the Ord River floodplain. The billabong and surrounding area attracts thousands of water birds. Over 160 species of birds have been recorded here, including migratory birds from the northern hemisphere.
Access can be seasonal as the roads are prone to flooding in the wet.
A wheelchair accessible boardwalk and bird hide has been constructed to allow you to sit over the Billabong and enjoy the scenery and rich birdlife. Signs along this short boardwalk guide you in identifying and learning about the birds that frequent the area.
There are crocodiles in this billabong, please stay on the boardwalk at all times.
Plan when to visit. Consider travelling with a personal location beacon (PLB). In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life!
Heed all warning signs, however just because a sign isn’t there doesn’t mean crocodiles aren’t present. If you are unsure don't swim, canoe or use small boats in estuaries, tidal rivers or pools and contact the nearest Parks and Wildlife office.
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded within a 5km radius of Marlgu Billabong.
We recognise and acknowledge Aboriginal people as the traditional owners of Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve.