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Things To Do In Kakadu

 

Covering nearly 20,000 square kilometres, Kakadu National Park is a World Heritage listing renowned for both its cultural and natural values.

 

Kakadu National Park is one of Australia’s northernmost national parks, and is roughly the same size as Israel or Slovenia for those needing to put its size into perspective!

 

The main natural features of this area that act as a draw card for visitors from far and wide are undeniably its fiery red rock walls, Aboriginal art, and expansive wetlands. With so many natural backdrops, there’s obviously heaps of activities to do (and photos to take)

 

This Kakadu Wildlife and Rockart Tour is the ultimate Kakadu day trip from Darwin.  Journey 240km through rich floodplains towards one of Australia’s four World Heritage-listed sites and uncover the unique and breathtaking natural splendour that has earned Kakadu its world-famous reputation.

 

With over 20,000 square km of diverse terrain encompassing wetlands, ancient woodlands, stunning age-old rock formations and sacred Indigenous rock art sites, this is Australia's largest terrestrial national park.

 

Stopping by the Adelaide River, you’ll get the chance to see bull sharks, white-bellied sea eagles, some of the largest flying foxes in the world and, of course, the Northern Territory's most notorious reptile, the saltwater crocodile.

 

Here you'll have the chance to join the famous Jumping Crocodile Cruise (optional upgrade) and experience an up-close encounter with these wild apex predators.

 

A stop by the Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve, where you can immerse yourself in the wetlands on the traditional lands of the Limilngan-Wulna people is also included, with the reserve one of the very few wetland systems accessible all year round.

 

Home to the largest populations of snakes within Australia (including the Water Python and Death Adder). It also hosts an abundance of diverse native wildlife, including fascinating rare local and migratory birds, turtles and the iconic saltwater crocodile. 

 

Looking for something more relaxing?

 

The stunning Koolpin Gorge and Jim Jim Falls aren’t on most visitors’ itineraries, but you can witness these gems of nature during an overwhelmingly spectacular 5 Day 4 Nighttour of the Kakadu National Park. 

 

Dubbed an ‘outback adventure’, this Kakadu multi-day tour includes an exclusive 4WD safari adventure of a lifetime showcasing the very best the Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks have to offer.

 

Discover some of the oldest and best-preserved Aboriginal rock art in the world, keep a lookout for prehistoric friends (crocodiles) as you cruise the ancient wetlands by boat. Visit spectacular waterfalls and cool off in some of the most beautiful natural plunge pools imaginable.

 

You'll be exploring some truly spectacular countryside amongst pockets of rainforest packed with endemic species of flora and fauna. 

 

It’s a great Kakadu experience and available to anyone aged 12 and up. Plus, it gives you a chance to check out Litchfield National Park where you can see the iconic crashing waterfalls, gorges, and rock formations that add to the region’s allure.

 

Back at Kakadu, the cultural value of Kakadu National Park is incredibly significant. In this area, you can get a real sense of Aboriginal art and history. You can learn more about the culture of the indigenous Australians in the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre, and the historic rock paintings at Ubirr and Nourlangie. You can visit all of these outstanding sites (and more) during the 2 Day 1 NightColours of a Kakadu tour. 

 

Ideal for those short on time, this is the ultimate Top End two-day tour to Kakadu National Park, focusing on Indigenous culture, art and environmental interaction.

 

Surrounded by the internationally significant wetlands, landforms, plants, animals and culture, you will delve into the intricacies of this most renowned living cultural landscape.

 

Still yearning for more? There’s plenty of other kakadu day tours, Kakadu tour packages and Kakadu adventures ready and waiting to be booked by you!

 

So check them out, now.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions About Kakadu Day Tours

 

How many days do you need for Kakadu?
Ideally three days are required, although seven days or more will ensure an experience that you will never forget as there is just so much to discover here.

 

What is the best month to visit Kakadu?
The dry season (May - Sept) is considered the best time for travel as most roads are open and the weather is reliable. For those conscious of the heat in the region, Jun-Aug is the best time, because it is the coolest time of the year.

 

What are the top attractions to visit on Kakadu?
Kakadu National Park is an attraction in and of itself.Connect with the oldest living culture on earth in Australia’s biggest national park; full of ancient landscapes with thundering waterfalls, lush rainforests, wandering wetlands, exotic wildlife and ancient rock art.

 

Which experiences are best for multi-day tours on Kakadu?
Take a look at our extensive list of Kakadu multi-day tours and you’ll understand why it’s hard to pick the best! There’s everything from authentic outback camping adventures to glamping - so get clicking and get discovering! 

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