Discover the extraordinary delights of Kakadu National Park by 4WD with our 4 Day Kakadu Tour. Cruising the region’s waterways by boat, you’ll want to keep your eyes peeled for crocodiles alongside sites including the magnificent Edith Falls and croc-free plunge pools of Maguk. Meanwhile, by land you’ll get within inches of some of the finest Aboriginal rock art Australia has to offer.
Operates: Monday & Thursday (May - October)
Adult from: $2,260
Child from: $2,260
Sorry, we don't carry children under the age of 12 years old on this tour.
This tour requires a moderate level of fitness. Prices are based on twin share. Solo travellers will be paired in a room with another traveller, of the same gender where possible but not guaranteed.
• Admire ancient rock art galleries at Ubirr and Burrungkuy for a window in the culture and history of Kakadu’s traditional owners
• Spot crocodiles, birds and other wildlife on a cruise on the East Alligator River
• Swim in the refreshing waters of natural swimming holes and waterfalls
• Discover the astonishing natural scenery, flora and fauna of Kakadu with hikes & walks
• Explore Jabiru and Katherine
• At night, sleep in comfortable resort/motel accommodation
Departing Darwin, you’ll make the short journey by road to the Wetlands area. You’ll have plenty of time to take in the incredible array of birdlife. There’s even the chance of running into a croc or two!
Entering the bounds of Kakadu national park, you’ll have the opportunity to take in Bowali Visitor Centre. We’ll head to the Cahills Crossing that connects Kakadu and Arnhem Land and enjoy the East Alligator River by boat. Learn more about this impressive region and its locals. They’ll be fishing for some barramundi (and hopefully not a crocodile!).
Next is the prehistoric Aboriginal rock art at Ubirr. Here we’ll enjoy the golden sunset and stunning views over the Nadab floodplain. We’ll finish the day off with a tasty dinner and a good night sleep at the resort in Jabiru.
From your base at Jabiru, day 2 kicks off with visits to some mesmerising falls! Ensuring your walking boots are neatly tied, you’ll walk for around four kilometres through the area’s monsoon forest to either Jim Jim or Twin Falls. Two of the most spectacular waterfalls within the national park, either one makes the perfect place to enjoy a picnic lunch.
The afternoon sees you return to Jabiru via the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre in order to learn more about why Kakadu is so important to the Aboriginal people of the region.
Waking to the sound of chirruping birds, you’ll start day 3 by marvelling at the views of Burrungkuy (Nourlangie) Rock. Continuing your exploration of Kakadu’s highlights, you’ll follow a track through the bush to Kunwarddewardde Lookout, an escarpment providing unrivalled vistas across the area. A walk of 1.5 kilometres leads to the Nawurlandja Lookout and Anabangbang Billabong.
We’re not done 4WDriving just yet. With our 4WD we head towards the Barramundi Gorge (Maguk) waterfall where you can cool off at the sublime plunge pool of Maguk after a picnic lunch. You’ll then begin the journey to your stop for the night at Katherine. Here you’ll enjoy a big dinner before relaxing and going to bed.
Some would say we’ve saved the best till last, with day 4 of your Kakadu Tour going to the Nitmiluk National Park Katherine Gorge. Here you’ve got the opportunity to do a boat tour for about 2 whole hours (own cost). You can also choose to go for a nice walk, which is either 1.4km or 4.8 return.
You’re feeling hot after that walk and looking to cool off? You’ll be able to do so at the Edith Falls, where you can also enjoy lunch. We’ll get you back in time so that you can explore Darwin’s’ city centre or chill out at the outdoor lagune with beach.
Note: Due to the nature of the Top End, our Kakadu tour itineraries are subject to change and therefore the itinerary may be slightly different when you travel. Your guide will take into account a range of factors including weather conditions, water levels, and road access when planning a tour that provides you with the best experience and offers you suitable alternative locations if some are not accessible.
*Please include any dietary requirements when you book.
Private room with ensuite
Please Note: Accommodation upgrades are very limited over the peak period and cannot be guaranteed. We recommend travellers contact us prior to booking to check the availability of private rooms.
|Cavenagh Hotel||12 Cavenagh Street, Darwin||06:40 AM|
|Doubletree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin||116 The Esplanade, Darwin||06:53 AM|
|Frontier Hotel||3 Buffalo Court, Darwin||06:25 AM|
|H on Smith Hotel||81 Smith Street, Darwin||06:35 AM|
|H105 On Mitchell||105 Mitchell Street, Darwin||06:50 AM|
|Mantra on the Esplanade Darwin||88 The Esplanade, Darwin||06:55 AM|
|Tourist Precinct Mini Bus Zone||69 Mitchell Street, Darwin||06:45 AM|
|Travelodge Darwin Resort||64 Cavenagh Street, Darwin||06:30 AM|