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

Yellow Water Villas



Yellow Water Havens are set to change the accommodation scene in Australia’s world heritage listed Kakadu National Park.

Opening in August 2023, Yellow Water Havens are five luxury retreats in Cooinda, in the heart of Kakadu National Park, adjacent to the region’s most famous waterway, Yellow Water Billabong.

Nestled under a rich canopy of trees, each of the Yellow Water Havens balances luxury with a commitment to environmental sustainability.  People, Planet, Profit is the strong ethos of Kakadu Tourism and the development of the new Yellow Water Villas demonstrates this spirit throughout.  Built on stilts to minimise any impact to the land, not one tree was cut down to accommodate the retreats. The absolute preservation of the land was the key priority of the Traditional Owners.  Every item used in the construction and operation of the Villas have been procured sensitively, to ensure guests can enjoy harmonising completely with Kakadu’s rich natural tapestry.

The luxury vllas have a BBQ and private bathtub on the large veranda. The fully air-conditioned Villas  boast a high-quality king size bed, ensuite bathroom, dining area and lounge area with daybeds,  Each of the five retreats is named after an indigenous animal of the local Kakadu area, themed throughout with personal stories of the local communities throughout – from the pillows to the walls.

Located within the grounds of Cooinda Lodge, guests have access to two restaurants a bar, two resort style swimming pools, a tour desk, retail shop, fuel service, and children’s playing area.

Perfect for experiencing nature at its most intimate and appreciating Kakadu’s distinctive six seasons, there is adventure available on the doorstep, with the world-renowned Yellow Water Cruises enabling visitors to appreciate the spectacular flora and fauna that have made Kakadu such a bucket-list destination.

With the largest population of crocodiles in Australia, a third of Australia’s birds species, and an exotic collection of other wildlife easily viewable, a Yellow Water Havens stay will guarantee a memorable holiday experience.  Kakadu’s remarkable landscape dates back millions of years, and has been home to the Indigenous clans of Kakadu for over 65,000 year. The story of the local Murdudjurl community is told at the nearby Warradjan Cultural Centre, which also tells the story of Kakadu’s evolution through the generations via interactive displays and audio-visual exhibits. Local community members demonstrate their arts and crafts at the Centre, which also plays host to major events such as the annual Taste of Kakadu.

The opening of Yellow Water Villas launches the newest chapter in Australia’s oldest and most significant cultural heritage story.

Each villa can fit up to two adults and two children


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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.