Kakadu National Park is perfect if you’re someone who’s up for an adventure.

There are some fantastic places to stay when you’re in Kakadu. You might pick an accommodation because of the amenities, or the location. In most places, you’ll find yourself at home and nearby there’ll be an adventure waiting for you.

Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel

This accommodation is probably one of the most exciting ones you’ll stay at! The crocodile-shaped hotel has an outdoor pool to swim in, a restaurant and a bar for you to use. Most of the rooms can fit up to four people and staying at this hotel is a great way to relax after you explore Kakadu for the day.

Close by the Mercure hotel, you can see the wetlands, Ubirr rock art, and you can make your way down to the Yellow Water Cruise to spot some crocodiles.

Mary River Wilderness Retreat

Mary River is perfect if you plan to go out on an adventure when you’re staying in Kakadu. Nearby the retreat you can explore the wetlands, go fishing and do some four-wheel driving.

Mary River has cabins, powered sites, and unpowered sites, and the sites are suitable if you’ve got a caravan or tent. If you’re needing somewhere to sleep, the cabin option is best suited for you, and it can fit up to five people. You can have the choice of a bungalow or a safari tent.

Cooinda Lodge Kakadu

This outback lodge is perfect for your stay in Kakadu! After your day exploring the nearby attractions, you can jump into one of the two pools! The rooms are a nice spacious area and can fit up to four people. If you’re looking for some food, you can dine in the Barra Bistro and Bar.

Cooinda Lodge is close to some fantastic attractions. You’ll find yourself exploring the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre, the Yellow Water Cruises, and Kakadu’s largest waterfalls.

Aurora Kakadu Lodge

Aurora is more of a caravan and camping park for people who already have their own caravan or tent. If you don’t have your own setup, there are lodges available for you to stay in that can fit up to seven people. Aurora has a pool and spa which is perfect for relaxation, and nearby there’s a bar and bistro!

Near Aurora Lodge, you can explore the wetlands, go on the Yellow Water Cruise, and visit the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre.

When staying in Kakadu, it’s ideal to try to spend three to seven days there. This will give you the chance to see the massive waterfalls, explore the wetlands and go on the exciting Yellow Water Cruise.

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Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward began with a passion for travel and turned it into a thriving tourism business. He co-founded Sightseeing Tours Australia after starting out as a tour guide in Melbourne. Cameron delights in helping visitors get the most from their trip to Australia. Whether he's leading tours or writing about his favourite places, Cameron loves sharing his local insight with fellow travellers.

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