tr?id=2654738341464420&ev=PageView&noscript=1 Yellow Water Dreaming Luxury Glamping

Yellow Water Villas

Yellow Water Villas introduces a new level of luxury eco accommodation in Kakadu

Kakadu has introduced its most luxurious, eco-sensitive accommodation with the launch of Yellow Water Villas in an exclusive areas of Cooinda Lodge’s grounds, adjacent to the region’s most famous natural water habitat, Yellow Water Billabong (Ngurrungurrudjba}

Nestled under a rich canopy of trees, each of the Yellow Water Villas balances luxury with a commitment to environmental sustainability.

Built on stilts to minimise any impact on the land, no tree was cut down to accommodate the retreats. The absolute preservation of the land was the key priority of Traditional Owners.
Every item used in the construction and operation of the Villas has been procured sensitively, to ensure guests can harmonise completely with Kakadu’s rich natural tapestry.

The luxury Villas have a BBQ and private bathtub on the large veranda. The fully air-conditioned Villas boast a high-quality hand-made king-size bed, ensuite bathroom, dining area, kitchen facilities and lounge area with daybeds.

Each of the five retreats is named after an indigenous animal of the Kakadu area, themed throughout with personal stories of the local community – from the pillows to the interior decorations.

Art and crafts decorations have been sourced from local Cooinda artists as well as the famed Marrawuddi Art Gallery in Jabiru.

The attention to detail in the hand-crafted joinery and interior fit-out sets the villas apart. They provide havens within the rich ecosystem of the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park.

Guests of Yellow Water Villas enjoy free breakfast and welcome amenities. They also have access to two restaurants and a bar, two resort-style swimming pools, a tour desk, retail shop, fuel service, and a children’s playground.

Indigenous-themed dining is a feature of Mimi’s Restaurant, with the menu featuring Top End staples such as barramundi, crocodile, buffalo and local bush foods. A Full Moon Feast is held to celebrate each of Kakadu’s six distinctive seasons, with Murumburr local and founder of Kakadu Kitchen, Ben Tyler, foraging for seasonal products which are then presented in a themed dinner under the stars.

A stay in Yellow Water Villas is perfect for experiencing nature at its most intimate and appreciating Kakadu’s ever-changing landscape. Adventure is available on the Villas’ doorstep, with renowned Yellow Water Cruises operating daily, providing a curated view of Kakadu’s rich wildlife and flora.

Spirit of Kakadu Adventure Tours operates from Cooinda Lodge taking visitors to many of Kakadu’s most spectacular sites such as waterfalls, rock pools and landmarks, many of which were showcased in the legendary Crocodile Dundee films.

Cooinda Lodge boasts its own airstrip, from which scenic flights can be arranged along with transfers to Darwin Airport, making an indulgent stay in Kakadu even more accessible.

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Cooinda Lodge Kakadu,
Kakadu Hwy, NT, 0822,

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Mimi's Restaurant

Operating hours

Breakfast – 7am to 10am (from 1 June this will revert to 6:30am to 10am)

Lunch – 11:30am to 2pm

Dinner – 5pm to 8pm

Our Executive chef has  created a brand new menu and dining experience, completely transforming Mimi's restaurant. Locally foraged and sourced foods where possible, the menu embodies traditional Indigenous flavours with modern techniques. Located in Cooinda Lodge Kakadu, Mimi's Restaurant is open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  

Open not just to guests but anyone in the area, Mimi's seats up to 60 people and can get very busy during dry season which is the perfect excuse to have a drink beforehand at the licensed bar.

They also do takeaway for those who like to take their meals back to their rooms or campsite.

No Bookings Required at Mimis

The Barra Bar 

Bookings are not required, we are open until late and offer a wide range of beers, wine, and soft drinks, along with snacks.  

Adventurers of the great North will enjoy the comforts of fine food at the Barra Bistro. Come dine in a relaxed and down to earth Australian style bistro, pull up a seat outside in the spacious outdoor dining area or enjoy the nature.  Our dishes use a mixture of native, local ingredients and classic favourites. A great family friendly environment, Barra Bistro is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.