Kakadu National Park

Explore the Top End with Kakadu Tours

In the heart of the Top End is Kakadu National Park, World Heritage listed for its breathtaking landscape, wildlife and Aboriginal cultural significance. Situated 250 kilometres east of Darwin, there’s plenty to see and do in this diverse landscape spanning over 19,000 square kilometres.

Kakadu is so large that its weather pattern varies from the coast in the north to the sandstone valleys of the south. No less than six major landforms are found within the park’s borders.

Cruise on the fabled Yellow Water Billabong or scale the escarpment for dramatic views of the mangrove fringed coastal areas, lowland hills and forest habitats. Here you’ll witness the richest concentration of flora in the Northern Territory, with more than 1700 plant species as a result of the park’s geological, landform and habitat diversity. No matter which time of the year you visit, there’s always something to admire.

Kakadu is also home to ancient rock art sites, with one of the greatest recorded concentrations of art anywhere in the world, showcasing some of the best examples of ancient Aboriginal rock art in Australia with Ubirr and Nourlangie recognised internationally. The rock canvases dating back 20,000 years are found in rocky outcrops that have provided shelter to the local Aboriginal inhabitants for thousands of years. The rock art is used for storytelling, education and has religious significance.

Arnhem Land is the perfect place to be immersed in Aboriginal culture. The region has been occupied by Indigenous people for tens of thousands of years. It is home to the Yolngu people, one of the largest Indigenous groups in Australia and recognised as the birthplace of the iconic Australian wooden wind instrument, the didgeridoo. This culturally rich area was declared an Aboriginal Reserve in 1931 and all visitors require written permission from the traditional owners to enter.

Frequently Asked Questions - Kakadu tours

By going with a guided tour, you can see the best Kakadu has on offer in 2 - 3 days. Kakadu National Park covers almost 20,000 square kilometers and is full of secrets. If you don't know where to look, it could take weeks to find the gems hidden in the rugged landscapes. AAT Kings has a guided tour option for everyone, with dedicated Kakadu explorer trips complete with a local guide so you can escape for 2 - 3 days, to full Northern Territory adventures that let you travel through the National Park then continue to other attractions throughout the Territory over 15 days.

Depending on what you want to see, it's impossible to compare. Kakadu tends to win out because in addition to the unmatched scenery and wildlife at both Kakadu and Katherine Gorge (Nitmiluk), Kakadu has a rich cultural heritage thanks to being the home of one of the highest concentrations of ancient rock art in the world. But why choose? Uncover the beautiful Kakadu and experience the Katherine River cruise with a 3-day guided tour.

Whichever time of year you visit, you’ll find plenty of things to see and do in Kakadu National Park. The dry season months of April - October are the most popular, with most visitor sites open and waterfalls such as Jim Jim and Twin Falls able to be visited. The weather at this time of the year offers pleasant, warm temperatures. November – March mark northern Australia’s wet tropical summer, when nature puts on a spectacular show of monsoonal rains and thunderstorms. Some attractions in Kakadu may close at this time of year, but visitors will experience lush beauty of a land brought to life and fewer crowds.

AAT Kings guided tours have flexible departure dates and give a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore everything the great north has on offer while travelling with comfort and ease.H3: How many days do you need to explore Kakadu?

By going with a guided tour, you can see the best Kakadu has on offer in 2-3 days. Kakadu National Park covers almost 20,000 square kilometres and is full of secrets. If you don't know where to look, it could take weeks to find the gems hidden in the rugged landscapes. AAT Kings has a guided tour option for everyone, with dedicated Kakadu explorer trips complete with a local guide so you can escape for 2-3 days, to full Northern Territory adventures that let you travel through the National Park then continue to other attractions throughout the Territory over 15 days.

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Kakadu & Arnhem Land

2 Day Short Break | Darwin Return | DK50

Absorb the natural beauty of the Top End.

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Kakadu & Arnhem Land Explorer

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Kakadu National Park • Aboriginal Rock Art • Yellow Water Billabong Cruise • Arnhem Land by 4WD • Cultural Cruise with Aboriginal Guide

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Kakadu & East Alligator River

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Kakadu & Tiwi Islands Explorer

3 Day Short Break | Darwin Return | DK40T

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Kakadu National Park Explorer

Full Day Tour | Darwin | D4

World Heritage listed and the largest National Park in Australia, Kakadu is one of the most diverse landscapes you’ll ever experience, and you’ll be a...

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Kakadu, Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge & Tiwi Islands Explorer

4 Day Short Break | Darwin Return | DG42T

Jumping Crocodile Cruise • Kakadu National Park • Aboriginal Rock Art • Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge Cruise • Edith Falls • Yellow Water Billabong Cruis...

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11 Day Guided Vacation | Darwin to Uluru | NDAU

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Outback Safari

11 Day Guided Vacation | Uluru to Darwin | NUAD

World Heritage Sites like Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are just the entrée to this deep dive into the Northern Territory.

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Top End Highlights

6 Day Guided Vacation | Darwin Return | NDKD

This Northern Territory tour doesn’t shy away from dazzling wilderness areas.

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4 Day Short Break | Darwin Return | DG45

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