Itinerary Ideas for your Kakadu Tours March 4, 2020

Itinerary Ideas for your Kakadu Tours

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Dramatic vistas of waterfalls, wildlife, and flowing streams are the expected views when opting for Kakadu Tours during the wet season. A memorable experience waits for you in Kakadu even when some areas are inaccessible by road during the wet season.

The heady mix of wonderful weather conditions and spectacular scenery are gained when you choose to tour Kakadu during the dry seasons of June to September.

March, May, and October are shoulder seasons that offer some pleasant experiences in Kakadu as well. Whatever season you choose, just remember that 3-day tours are the ideal with seven days or more tours as the most rewarding of all.


Wet Season between October to March Itinerary Ideas


Day 1

The drive to Kakadu National Park is 3 hours away from Darwin. Taking the Arnhem and Stuart highway on your way to Kakadu introduces you to the wetlands area.

Keep your eyes sharp for giant termite mounds as you travel along the highway. Make a stop in Mamukala Wetlands to drink in its magnificent views. The next stop is Bowali Visitors Centre before continuing your travel to Cooinda along the Kakadu Highway.

A resort-style pool is the best way to refresh and invigorate you after the long trip. You may then choose to take a short nap in your air-conditioned room before indulging in a delicious dinner in Barra Bar and Bistro.

Day 2

Booking a Sunrise Yellow Water Cruise means an early start before enjoying a wonderful breakfast at Cooinda Lodge. The Kakadu wetlands can be memorably enjoyed by booking a scenic Kakadu flight tour.

It’s time to work off the heavy breakfast by taking a short walk of 1km from the lodge to the Warradjan Cultural Centre. Visiting the centre provides you facts about the history of Kakadu’s past and insight into its present state.

Your stay in Cooinda Lodge comes to an end. Take the time to visit Nourlangie Rock Site on your way back to Darwin.

Dry Season between April to September Itinerary Ideas


Day 1

The drive of 3 hours from Darwin to Kakadu means the earlier you do it, the better. Be on the lookout for the giant termite mounds as you travel the Arnhem and Stuart Highway towards Kakadu.

The next step is to the Aboriginal Rock Shelter-inspired Bowali Visitors Centre before heading off to enjoy the sunset at Ubirr Art Site. Dinner and a relaxing sleep wait for you at Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel.

Day 2

A full-day 4WD adventure means getting up early and travelling to the starting point in Cooinda Lodge. The adventure will let you visit and marvel at Twin and Jim Jim Falls. Overnight accommodations and dinner can be enjoyed after the adventure at Cooinda Lodge.

Day 3

Breakfast and the early Yellow Water Cruise are the things to do on day 3. If you are fit for travel and climbing, driving to Gunlom Falls provides a magical opportunity to take in the spectacular views of the escarpment and plunge pools.

An easier way is to opt for falls and plunge pools in Maguk. Travelling to the place is easier with convenient access walkways.

Kakadu National Park will always offer magical and enthralling experiences whether it is visited during the wet or dry season. Make your Kakadu tour trouble-free and enjoyable by planning well and booking early.


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