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Highlights

  • Kakadu National Park
  • Yellow Water Billabong Cruise
  • Nourlangie rock art site
  • Aboriginal Rock Art
  • Delicious lunch
  • Warradjan Cultural Centre

On this epic day tour from Darwin, you'll gain a glimpse of the many wonders that the World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park has to offer. One of Australia's true bucket-list items, Kakadu is rich in both nature and culture, and on the tour you'll head out from Darwin at 6.30am for a full day's worth of adventure. You'll venture into the heart of Kakadu, taking in highlights such as the spectacular Nourlangie Rock to view ancient Aboriginal rock art, then you'll enjoy a delicious buffet lunch amongst these Aussie bushland surrounds.

Next up, join a friendly local guide and embark on a Billabong Cruise on the Yellow Water, keeping an eye out for the many varieties of amazing wildlife such as crocodiles, large birds and more. Follow it with a visit to the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre to learn more about the history and traditions of Australia's original inhabitants before re-boarding your comfortable, air-conditioned bus and returning to Darwin. Tours depart daily at 6:15am and return around 7:30pm and includes transfers to your Darwin accommodation. For the most comprehensive Kakadu tour from Darwin available in a single day, book online here!

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Courtesy hotel transfers are provided for this tour/activity. Please select a pick up location from the list below to ensure you are picked up at the correct time and location. There may be an additional charge for hotel transfers, please look under the “What you need to know” section to see if there are additional charges for hotel transfers. Once your booking is confirmed, we will send you a confirmation voucher with the pick up information and the contact details of the local supplier for this tour/activity.

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Alatai Apartments, Crn McMinn Street & Finniss Streets, Darwin     —     Pickup at: 6:05 Alatai Apartments, Crn McMinn Street & Finniss Streets, Darwin @ 6:05
Argus Apartments, 6 Cardona Ct, Darwin     —     Pickup at: 6:05 Argus Apartments, 6 Cardona Ct, Darwin @ 6:05
Banyan View Motel, 119 Mitchell St, Darwin     —     Pickup at: 6:05 Banyan View Motel, 119 Mitchell St, Darwin @ 6:05
Barramundi Lodge, 4 Gardens Rd, The Gardens     —     Pickup at: 6:05 Barramundi Lodge, 4 Gardens Rd, The Gardens @ 6:05
Boomerang Caravan Park, 30 Virginia Rd, Virginia     —     Pickup at: 7:05 Boomerang Caravan Park, 30 Virginia Rd, Virginia @ 7:05
Casa on Gregory, 52 Gregory St, Parap     —     Pickup at: 6:00 Casa on Gregory, 52 Gregory St, Parap @ 6:00
Cavanagh Hotel, 12 Cavenagh St. Darwin     —     Pickup at: 6:05 Cavanagh Hotel, 12 Cavenagh St. Darwin @ 6:05
City Garden Apartments, 93 Woods St, Darwin     —     Pickup at: 6:10 City Garden Apartments, 93 Woods St, Darwin @ 6:10
Coolalinga Caravan Park, Lot 20, Stuart Hwy, Coolalinga     —     Pickup at: 7:10 Coolalinga Caravan Park, Lot 20, Stuart Hwy, Coolalinga @ 7:10
Cullen Bay Apartments, 26 Marina Blvd, Darwin     —     Pickup at: 6:00 Cullen Bay Apartments, 26 Marina Blvd, Darwin @ 6:00
Darwin Central Hotel, 21 Knuckey St, Darwin     —     Pickup at: 6:15 Darwin Central Hotel, 21 Knuckey St, Darwin @ 6:15
Darwin City Edge Motel & Suite, 38 Gardens Rd, Darwin     —     Pickup at: 6:05 Darwin City Edge Motel & Suite, 38 Gardens Rd, Darwin @ 6:05
Discovery Holiday Park, CNR Stuart Highway & Farrell Cresent Street, Winnellie     —     Pickup at: 6:50 Discovery Holiday Park, CNR Stuart Highway & Farrell Cresent Street, Winnellie @ 6:50
Doubletree by Hilton Darwin, 122 The Esplanade, Darwin     —     Pickup at: 6:15 Doubletree by Hilton Darwin, 122 The Esplanade, Darwin @ 6:15
Doubletree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin, 116 The Esplanade, Darwin     —     Pickup at: 6:15 Doubletree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin, 116 The Esplanade, Darwin @ 6:15
Free Spirit Resort, 901 Stuart Hwy, Darwin     —     Pickup at: 7:00 Free Spirit Resort, 901 Stuart Hwy, Darwin @ 7:00
H Hotel, 81 Smith St, Darwin     —     Pickup at: 6:10 H Hotel, 81 Smith St, Darwin @ 6:10
Hidden Valley Caravan Park, Join Stuart Highway (outbound) opposite Harvey Norman just past bus stop     —     Pickup at: 6:50 Hidden Valley Caravan Park, Join Stuart Highway (outbound) opposite Harvey Norman just past bus stop @ 6:50
Hilton Darwin, 32 Mitchell St, Darwin     —     Pickup at: 6:15 Hilton Darwin, 32 Mitchell St, Darwin @ 6:15
Howard Springs Caravan Park (Hwy), 170 Whitewood Rd, Howard Springs     —     Pickup at: 7:05 Howard Springs Caravan Park (Hwy), 170 Whitewood Rd, Howard Springs @ 7:05
Mantra Pandanas, 43 Knuckey St, Darwin     —     Pickup at: 6:05 Mantra Pandanas, 43 Knuckey St, Darwin @ 6:05
Marrakai Apartments, 93 Smith St, Darwin     —     Pickup at: 6:15 Marrakai Apartments, 93 Smith St, Darwin @ 6:15
Mediterranean, 81 Cavenagh St, Darwin     —     Pickup at: 6:15 Mediterranean, 81 Cavenagh St, Darwin @ 6:15
Novotel Atrium, 100 Esplanade, Darwin     —     Pickup at: 6:15 Novotel Atrium, 100 Esplanade, Darwin @ 6:15
Palms City Resort, 64 Esplanade, Darwin     —     Pickup at: 6:15 Palms City Resort, 64 Esplanade, Darwin @ 6:15
Rydges Palmerston, 15 Maluka Drive, Palmerston     —     Pickup at: 7:00 Rydges Palmerston, 15 Maluka Drive, Palmerston @ 7:00
SkyCity, Gilruth Ave, Darwin     —     Pickup at: 6:00 SkyCity, Gilruth Ave, Darwin @ 6:00
Transit Centre, Behind 69 Mitchell St, Darwin     —     Pickup at: 6:20 Transit Centre, Behind 69 Mitchell St, Darwin @ 6:20
Travelodge Mirambeena Resort, 64 Cavenagh St, Darwin     —     Pickup at: 6:10 Travelodge Mirambeena Resort, 64 Cavenagh St, Darwin @ 6:10
Vibe Adina Waterfront, 7 Kitchener Dr, Darwin     —     Pickup at: 6:00 Vibe Adina Waterfront, 7 Kitchener Dr, Darwin @ 6:00

If you don’t know your hotel name and wish to advise us later, or if you don't require a hotel pick up, please select this option. If you wish to advise us later, we recommend you confirm your pick up location  and time with the local supplier at least 48 hours prior to your departure date. If you require further assistance, our customer service representatives are available 7 days per week.

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What you need to know

Inclusions

  • Full day tour
  • Hotel transfers
  • Experienced driver/guide
  • Expert commentary
  • Air-conditioned coach
  • Buffet Lunch
  • Yellow Water Billabong Cruise

Exclusions

  • Kakadu National Park fees is NOT included and is payable on the day : $40 per adult (Apr-Oct) & $25 per adult (Nov-Mar) and $25 per child (Apr-Oct) & $12.50 per child (Nov-Mar). This is an additional compulsory government charge and is subject to change without notice

Highlights

  • Today you’re up early to get started on a day that you’ll long remember. Travelling on one of the longest roads in Australia, the Stuart Highway, you’ll see some of the most amazing terrain this country has to offer. When we turn onto the Arnhem Highway, the Marrakai Plains will provide a beautiful backdrop for your onward journey
  • Covering an area of more than 19,800 square kilometres, World Heritage listed Kakadu is the largest National Park in Australia. The combination of mangrove fringed coastal areas, expansive flood plains, lowland hills, open woodland and forest habitats make Kakadu one of the most diverse landscapes you’ll ever experience. Be amazed at the population of wildlife in the water, on the land and in the air – Kakadu is home to a myriad of animals, hundreds of bird species and thousands of different insects and plants. Marvel at the concentration of rock art sites that illustrates Aboriginal culture found at Kakadu, some dating back 50,000 years
  • Join your local guide for a cruise on the Yellow Water Billabong. The picturesque yellow waters are home to thousands of saltwater crocodiles and up to 60 species of colourful birdlife
  • The Bininj people are the traditional custodians of Kakadu National Park and after lunch in Cooinda we visit the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre to introduce you to their way of life
  • Be mesmerised as you wander the Nourlangie rock art site. It has provided shelter to the indigenous people for many thousands of years – and while taking shelter, the rock evolved into a canvas that illustrates their very deep spiritual culture. The 1.5km walk around the base of the rock, led by your Driver Guide, will give you the opportunity to see many different forms of Aboriginal rock art paintings

Tour Times

  • Tours depart daily (Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat and Sun only JAN-MAR) at approximately 6.15am - 6.30am (or earlier from your hotel) and return at approximately 7.30pm

Hotel Pickup

If you have booked a hotel

  • Prior to completing your purchase, enter your hotel name in the 'Add Booking Notes' section of the shopping cart. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation tour voucher with complete tour operator details. You will be required to contact the tour operator a minimum of 48hrs prior to your day of travel to reconfirm your hotel pick up time

If you have not yet booked a hotel

  • If you have not yet booked a hotel, enter the words 'hotel not known' in the 'Add Booking Notes' section of the shopping cart. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation tour voucher with complete tour operator details. You will be required to contact the tour operator a minimum of 48hrs prior to your day of travel to reconfirm your hotel pick up time

Additional Information

  • A low level of fitness is required as there is a small amount of walking including a 10-15 minute walk on uneven ground with a gradual climb to the viewing point
  • There is wheelchair access, however, this is on uneven ground and is accessible for only a small part of the walk and must have a carer to assist
  • Order of touring are subject to change

Booking Confirmation

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of tour
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher

What others had to say

7 reviews
Margaret Erskine | 4 months ago

This is a long day but worth it if you are interested in nature, wildlife and aboriginal art. It's a long drive to the park. The driver/guide was extremely knowledgeable and knew a lot about the area and the history. Highly recommend that you take lots of water with you especially if you are visiting in the dry season. There are plenty of stops a long the way. The included buffet lunch was good and you could pay for drinks at the bar if you wanted something stronger!

Rebecca Reynolds | 7 months ago

The cruise was very informative and interesting especially with having a local guide who had grown up in country and shared a lot of the culture with us. Nourlangie rock is also a highlight and Dale was helpful in both telling the stories and answering questions. It is a very long day however - I think if I did it again I'd do the two day trip as so much time is spent sitting in a bus rather than being off it. Something that can't be helped in terms of the distance travelled. Also pick up was 20mins later than time I was given

Victorino Alpuerto | 11 months ago

Excellent tour guide - funny, witty and knowledgeable! The trip to the Warradjan Cultural Centre at Cooinda, the Yellow River cruise and finally to the Nourlangie Rock was just amazing! The lunch was sumptuous and aplenty. There is nothing to fault here except the weather. We did the tour mid March and, of course, it is still the wet season. And we did get wet! Nevertheless it was a very worthwhile tour!

Marie | 2 years ago

Thought the tour was great, our tour guide Rod was excellent. Kept a watchful eye over the elderly & was full,of great information. If I had a group it would be that when telling us about Kakadu Air he said every seat had a window....not so, the one I got had half a window & I had to twist my body & my neck to take my photos. I could only keep this up for about 20 minutes & then I just turned back, faced front & fumed at how little value I got for my $250. PS all the other seats were fine with window views. I don't think they should put passengers in the seat I was in!

Allan | 2 years ago

We decided to have a flight over Kakadu, I'm glad we did as I don't believe you could appreciate the view in a bus. The cruise up the Yellow River was fantastic, to see the and hear the wild life. The water lillies went as far as you could see they looked so beautiful. Again would recommend this tour.

Top tips

"Enhance your experience by taking an optional 50 minute Scenic Flight over Kakadu (prices additional)."

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