3 Day Kakadu Tour – Camping
Spend three magical days exploring the incredible waterfalls, wild landscapes and centuries-old rock art of the Top End on our 3 Day Kakadu Camping Tour. You’ll join a local guide who will offer fascinating insights into the history, culture and environment of Australia’s largest national park as you travel in a custom build 4WD. At night, enjoy a drink around the campfire or gaze up at the mesmerising starry night sky and count the falling stars. Keep your eyes peeled throughout the trip for local wildlife including crocodiles, flying foxes and an array of birdlife.
Operates: Tuesdays June – September
Children: $715 (8 – 15 years. Minimum age 8 years)
This tour is recommended for travellers aged 15 – 45 years.
Three full days exploring the highlights of Kakadu
Spot crocodiles, birds and more on a Corroboree Billabong wildlife cruise
Swim in refreshing waterholes including Gunlom Falls, Maguk and Jim Jim Falls
Learn about the history and culture of Kakadu’s traditional owners
Day One (Lunch & Dinner)
We head out of Darwin nice and early, making our way straight to the Corroboree Billabong for a wildlife cruise. A haven for birdlife, the Corroboree Billabong offers awesome opportunities to observe crocodiles and other wildlife in their natural habitat. Once back on land, we continue our journey to Kakadu and enjoy a lunch stop near the East Alligator River, with more possibilities for wildlife spotting.
In the afternoon, we visit Ubirr Rock to admire some of Australia’s best examples of Aboriginal rock art and learn their meaning and significance. Climb to the top of Ubirr Rock and take in the spectacular views over the Nardab floodplains and beyond before we make our way to our safari camp at Mardukal Billabong. Relax around the campfire and admire the incredible night sky before falling asleep to the peaceful sounds of Kakadu.
Day Two (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
We begin day two with a 4WD to the towering Jim Jim Falls, Kakadu’s tallest waterfall. Enjoy a walk through the monsoon forests and over boulders to arrive at the plunge pool, where you can cool off with a swim in the refreshing waters or laze about on the sandy beach. We’ll tuck into some lunch before making our way to Nourlangie Rock to appreciate more rock art and learn about the Dreamtime stories of the area. Take in more impressive views from the Gunwhardewharde lookout before we call into the Warradjan Cultural Centre. Here you can wander through the interactive displays for fascinating insights into the traditions, knowledge and history of Kakadu’s traditional owners. We’ll bed down for a second night at our safari camp near Mardukal Billabong.
Day Three (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Our final day kicks off with a short 1km trek through lush vegetation to Maguk (Barramundi Gorge), where you can enjoy a refreshing swim in the pristine fresh water. In the afternoon, we make our final stop at Gunlom Falls where you can soak up the incredible views from the natural infinity pool. Enjoy a swim and appreciate the beauty of Kakadu one last time before we head back to Darwin via Pine Creek.
Note: Our 3 Day Kakadu tour itinerary is subject to change due to the nature of the Top End. Our itineraries are flexible and it may not be possible to visit some of the attractions as listed within the itinerary. Your guide will take into account different factors including weather conditions, water levels, and road closures to plan a tour and ensure we give you the best possible experience, providing you with a suitable alternative if some locations are inaccessible. If you are booking this tour specifically to visit a certain location, please advise us by writing in the notes section when you make the booking.
Sleeping Bags can be hired for an additional $20 per person prior to departure.
*Please include any dietary requirements in the notes when you book.
The Kakadu National Park ticket is not included: Adults $40 / Children $20 to be paid on the day of the tour.
We can arrange pick up from most hostels and hotels in Darwin. If you don’t see your accommodation listed in the drop down menu, please contact us and we can advise you of your closest pickup location.
|Argus Apartments||6 Cardona Court, Darwin,||6:30am|
|Argus Hotel Darwin||13 Shepherd Street, Darwin||6:30am|
|Caltex Berrimah||Stuart Highway,Berrimah||7:00am|
|Cavenagh Hotel||12 Cavenagh Street, Darwin||6:30am|
|Chilli’s Backpackers||69 Mitchell Street, Darwin||6:30am|
|Cullen Bay Serviced Apartments||26 Marina Blv, Darwin||6:30am|
|Darwin City Edge(Vitina Studio)||38 Gardens Road, Darwin,||6:30am|
|Dingo Moon Lodge||88 Mitchell Street, Darwin||6:30am|
|Double Tree by Hilton Hotel||122 The Esplanade, Darwin||6:30am|
|Doubletree by Hilton Esplanade||116 The Esplanade, Darwin||6:30am|
|Frogshollow Backpackers||27 Lindsay Street, Darwin||6:30am|
|Gecko Lodge||146 Mitchell Street, Darwin||6:30am|
|Hilton Darwin||32 Mitchell Street, Darwin||6:30am|
|Mantra on the Esplanade||88 The Esplanade, Darwin||6:30am|
|Mantra Pandanas||43 Knuckey Street, Darwin||6:30am|
|Novotel Atrium||100 The Esplanade, Darwin||6:30am|
|Oaks Elan||31 Woods Street, Darwin||6:30am|
|Palms City Resort||64 The Esplanade, Darwin||6:30am|
|Ramada Suites Zen Quarter||6 Carey Street, Darwin||6:30am|
|Rydges Darwin Central||21 Knuckey Street, Darwin||6:30am|
|The Bottle-O Pit Lane||2/2 Middleton St, Yarrawonga||7:00am|
|Travelodge Mirambeena Resort||64 Cavengh Street, Darwin||6:30am|
|United Petrol Station in Parap||209 Stuart Hwy, Parap||7:00am|
|Value Inn||50 Mitchell Street, Darwin||6:30am|
|Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront||7 Kitchner Drive, Darwin||6:30am|
|YHA Darwin Melaleuca On Mitchell||52 Mitchell St, Darwin||6:30am|
|Youth Shack||69 Mitchell Street, Darwin||6:30am|