Darwin to Kakadu National Park tours

Darwin to Kakadu National Park tours

From Darwin to Kakadu National Park

Kakadu is Australia’s largest terrestrial national park and a UNESCO Heritage Site. The park covers more than 19,000 km. The wonderful varieties of landscapes offer coastal areas, to forests, open woodland, lowland hills, and expansive floodplains.

All passengers (except those under 5 years) must purchase a Kakadu National Park Ticket. This ticket is valid for 14 consecutive days of travel.

Price Structure (as per 1st April 2016):

• 1 April – 31 October: Adults $40 and Children (5 years and over) $20.
• 1 November – 31 March: Adults $25 and Children (5 years and over) $12.50.

2 Day Kakadu Tour (AU$ 425)

Wednesday & Saturday (November – April)

Departs: 7:00am
Returns: 5:30pm

Adults: $425 (This tour is suitable for passengers aged 18 – 49 years)

Day One

• Crocodile jumping cruise followed by lunch on the banks of the East Alligator River.
• Visit the Nourlangie Rock, home to some of the oldest rock paintings on the planet.
• Gaze at the sweeping scenery at the Gunwhardewharde lookout below before perusing around the Warradjan Cultural Centre.
• Mardugal Safari camp with a traditional Aussie BBQ and camping under the stars.

Day Two

• A visit to Gunlom Falls or Yurmikmik.
• A walk through the picturesque scenery, finishing up at the plunge pools to take a refreshing dip.
• Visit the Bowali Visitor Centre before returning to Darwin.

2 Day Kakadu 4WD Safari (AU$ 350)

Wednesday & Saturday (March & April)
Monday, Wednesday & Saturday (May – September)

Departs: 7:00am
Returns: 6:30pm

Adults: $350 + $60 (National Park/camping fees to be paid on the day of the tour).
The itineraries can vary for each tour departure.

Day One (Pick up at 7:00am from Darwin).

• The Corroboree Tavern is home to crocodiles, buffalo, and other exciting animals.
• The Bark Hut Inn is a popular tourist destination for travelers.
• Cathedral Termite Mounds are the Magnetic Termite Mounds situated in Litchfield National Park built by termites featuring chimneys, tunnels, arches, insulation, and nursery chambers.
• White Lilly Billabong is just off Jim Jim Road. It is home to a vast variety of birdlife.
• Maguk (Barramundi Gorge) is located an hour’s drive from Cooinda. It is home to stunning plunge pools and Anbinik Trees, a superb spot for swimming and exploring.
• Nourlangie is a sacred area that showcases 20,000+ years of aboriginal art, culture, and history.
• Yellow Water Billabong is home to one-third of Australia’s bird species.
• A sunset nature walk and a drive to Jim Jim Campground for the night.
• Bush Camping and BBQ dinner.

Day Two

• Noururlandja is one of the most famous Rock Art spots in the National Park.
• Nuwurlandja Lookout is situated next to Nourlangie Rock and is the perfect location to view spectacular lightning storms.
• Ubirr is a magical place, home to Aboriginal Rock Art.
• From the peak of Ubirr Rock, experience panoramic views over the floodplains and escarpments.
• Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre.
• The Yurmikmik (Motor Creek Falls & Kurrundie Creek Falls).
• Discover Boulder Creek and Kurrundie Creek rich in exotic wildlife and bushtucker.
• Take a dip in Kurrundie Creek’s fresh flowing waterfalls.
• Bowali Visitor Centre
• Watch a 25-minute audiovisual presentation, and then take a walk through the interpretive displays.
• Return Darwin approximately 6pm.

3 Day Kakadu National Park Tour (AU$ 629)

Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
May – October (dry season)

Departs: 6:30am
Returns: 5:30pm

Adults: $629 (Suitable for passengers aged 18 – 49 years)
Sleeping bags may be hired for $15 to be paid on the day of your tour.

Day One

• Start with a wildlife cruise on the Corroboree Billabong.
• Head into the Kakadu National Park and have lunch.
• Move on to more crocodile spotting on the banks of the East Alligator River.
• Journey to Ubirr Rock to discover some of the ancient rock art
• Be astounded by the excellent views of Arnhem Land and the Nardab floodplain.
• Enjoy a delicious traditional Aussie BBQ complete with crocodile, buffalo, and kangaroo.
• Camp at an exclusive safari camp at Garnamarr.

Day Two

• Start with a 4WD adventure to Twin Falls after breakfast.
• Do the escarpment walk to the top of the falls
• Splash around in the clear pools to cool off.
• Make your way to Jim Jim Creek for a spot of lunch
• A short walk through the monsoonal vine forest scenery.
• Enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the base of Jim Jim Falls
• Splash about in the plunge pool or lay about on the beach.
• Camp at Garnamarr again and have another Aussie BBQ.

Day Three

• Start with a cultural encounter at the Warradjan Cultural Centre
• Learn about the indigenous people of Kakadu.
• Make your way to the beautiful Barramundi Gorge for a 1km walk around the stunning pools. Cool off with a dip.
• Return home via a stop-off at White Lily Billabong.

Guide to Kakadu national Perk