Kakadu National Park Explorer
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.
Kakadu National Park
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.
Yellow Water Billabong Cruise
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.
Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre
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.
Full Day Tour
Approximately 13 hours
Daily 6.15am from Darwin
or earlier from your hotel
Our special discounted rates make booking accommodation with us during your holiday both easy and affordable at selected AAT Kings hotels and resorts.
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- Buffet Lunch (1)
- Experienced Driver Guide
- Comprehensive commentary
- Travel in an air-conditioned coach
What to bring
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
- Water bottle to hold 1 litre
- Jacket in cooler months
- Low level of fitness required. 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.
Optional Kakadu Scenic Flight (50 mins) (+SKF50)
Add-on a 50 minute scenic flight over Arnhem Land Escarpment.
Experiencing Kakadu from the air gives you a true sense of the vastness of this amazing landscape. Between June & November, this fabulous scenic flight takes you out over Arnhem Land and Dinosaur Valley, following the rugged escarpment along the boundary of Kakadu National Park. It passes ancient Nourlangie and Lightning Dreaming, the beautiful savannah woodlands, South Alligator River, deep-water billabongs and floodplains. Between December & May, you’ll fly over breathtaking Jim Jim and Twin Falls.
Free hotel pick-ups
Hotel pick-ups are available free of charge if you do not wish to meet at the main departure point. Hotel pick up times vary so please use the tool below to find your hotel and pick up time. Hotel pick-ups must be requested with your booking.
Pickup times listed below are valid for departures between 1st April 2016 – 31st March 2017. If your travel date is outside this period, please enquire at time of booking for hotel pick-up details. Please reconfirm day prior to departure as times may vary due to weather conditions.
This tour departs Darwin Transit Bus Centre, 69 Mitchell St, Darwin, NT 0800. Pickup time: 6.20am. Show Map
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Reviews From Other Travellers
Thank you AAT Kings in the person of Captain Brad, our driver in our trip from Darwin to Kakadu Park and return! We really had a blast and very funny moments on the coach thanks to Brad who left us all the time with a smile on our face...simply fantastic!!! Laura Zanella and Gionata Andreis from Italy
Kakadu National Park is a Commonwealth Reserve, nearly 20,000 square kilometres in size and includes the traditional lands of several Aboriginal groups.
Most of Kakadu's waterways are inhabited by saltwater crocodiles. Swimming is possible in plunge pools and gorge areas such as the famous Jim Jim Falls.
Kakadu is one of the few World Heritage Areas that are listed for both their natural and cultural heritage.
In 1992, Kakadu National Park was listed as a World Heritage Area and as a UNESCO site. There are only two other sites in the world that hold both awards.