1 Day Kakadu Tour from Darwin
Join our one day Kakadu Tour from Darwin and spend the day exploring some of Australia’s most ecologically and culturally rich landscapes. You’ll observe frightening saltwater crocodiles in the wild, learn all about the ecosystems of Kakadu at the Bowali Visitor Centre, view the notorious Cahills Crossing and admire some of the world’s best rock art at Ubirr Rock. Accompanying you through this incredibly special part of Australia’s Top End, our guide will leave you with a greater understanding of the local Aboriginal culture, their connection to the land and the astonishing biodiversity of Kakadu.
Operates: Daily (May – November) / Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday (December – April)
Child: $150 (6 – 12 years)
Sorry, we don’t carry children under the age of 6 years on this tour. Please see our 1 Day Kakadu Tour Deluxe if you are travelling with a child under 6 years old.
Starting off nice and early from Darwin, our first stop is the Adelaide River, where you can choose from two enjoyable activities. Join the Jumping Crocodile Cruise to navigate down the river in search of local saltwater crocodiles. With insightful commentary from your guide, you’ll learn all about these fearsome creatures and their habitat as you observe them leap up to devour a delicious meaty snack. The second option is to explore the wetlands of the Fogg Dam Conservation Centre via walks and observation points. Traditional lands of the Limilngan-Wulna people, the area is home to a wealth of bird and animal species.
Then we’ll head into Kakadu and visit the Bowali Visitor Centre and Murrawuddie Gallery, where you can wander the displays to discover more about the Kakadu environment and local Aboriginal culture. After lunch, we continue deep into Kakadu to view Cahills Crossing. Look out for saltwater crocodiles at the dangerous river crossing and see if you can see any overturned vehicles that didn’t make it across.
Not far from Cahills Crossing is our final stop, Ubirr Rock. This impressive gallery is home to some of the world’s most important rock art, dating back thousands of years. Once a regular camping spot for travelling Aborigines, the paintings depict food animals such as turtles and fish, cultural stories involving Rainbow Serpent and document early contact of the Indigenous people with Europeans. There is even a painting of a Tasmanian Tiger, extinct on the mainland for over two thousand years, which stands as a testament to the age and importance of these paintings.
After you have walked through the gallery, climb to the top of Ubirr Rock for incredible views over the Nadab Floodplains. Admire this amazing view before we make our journey back to Darwin.
Please note: our Top End tour itineraries are subject to change and may not be exactly as described when you travel due to weather conditions, park closures for traditional landowner ceremonies and unforeseen circumstances.
Join the Jumping Crocodile Cruise for the opportunity to view the Top End’s fearsome saltwater crocodiles in the wild. Cruising down the Adelaide River, you’ll learn all about the local saltie population through interesting and entertaining commentary from your local guide and be astounded by the croc’s strength as they leap from the water for a tasty treat.
$40 per person
|The Cavenagh Hotel||12 Cavenagh Street Darwin||7:30am|
|Darwin FreeSpirit Resort||901 Stuart Hwy Deviney Rd, Holtz||7:45am|
|Discovery Parks||11 Farrell Crescent Entrance, Winnellie||7:40am|
|Double Tree by Hilton Hotel||116 The Esplanade Darwin||7:35am|
|H105 On Mitchell||105 Mitchell St Darwin||7:35am|
|Hilton Darwin||32 Mitchell St Darwin||7:35am|
|Mantra on the Esplanade||88 Esplanade Darwin||7:40am|
|Mindil Beach Casino Resort||Casino Dr the Gardens Darwin||7:25am|
|Novotel Darwin CBD||100 Esplanade Darwin||7:40am|
|Spectacular Jumping Crocodile Cruise||2915 Arnhem Hwy, Window to the Wetlands, Wak Wak||8:45am|
|Tourist Precinct Mini Bus Zone||39 Mitchell Street Darwin||7:35am|
|Travelodge Resort Darwin||64 Cavenagh St Darwin||7:30am|