Kakadu National Park spans almost 20,000 kilometres and with so much to see and experience, it pays to know which tours and activities are available so you don’t miss a thing on your holiday to Kakadu.
We’ve pulled together 5 ‘Must Do’ Tours for you to #DoKakadu
Yellow Water Cruises
Hop on board the award winning Yellow Water Cruises for a tour of discovery through an ever changing landscape that may just leave you speechless. From crocs cruising the billabong to the diverse range of bird species that line the wetlands or soar above you, the Yellow Water Cruise is a Kakadu tour that you do not want to miss. Departing from Cooinda Lodge, which is located 55 kilometers from Jabiru, Kakadu National Parks only town, the cruise will glide its way through the Yellow Water Billabong giving you untold photo opportunities and plenty of insta-worthy moments. Yellow Water Billabong is located at the end of Jim Jim Creek, which forms part of the South Alligator River. The South Alligator river system, the largest in the Kakadu National Park, is made up of extensive river channels, blackwater swamps and floodplains. The Indigenous-owned Yellow Water Cruises has exclusive use of Yellow Water Billabong, and they operate year round with up to six cruises a day of 90 or 120 minutes. Kakadu sunrises and sunsets over the billabong are spectacular and very popular, so be sure to book in advance. This cruise is suitable for all age groups with childrens prices available 5 - 15 years and children 4 and under, travel for free.
Ranger Guided Activities
You can join Park Rangers for art site talks, guided walks and cultural activities. Join the Rangers down at the billabong to hear about Kakadu’s diverse habitats and foods. You can learn about one of the world’s oldest cultures and explore ancient rock art sites. Find out more about Kakadu National Park Ranger Guided activities here.
Yellow Water Cruises Fishing Tour
Get hooked with our 3 hour fishing tour on Kakadu’s famous Yellow Water Billabong. Each tour is led by an experienced guide who will provide you with all of your fishing gear. They’ll even show you how to cast, retrieve and how to ‘lure’ in the famous Barramundi. And if you catch a cracker, you can even take it with you for dinner. No matter your level of fishing skills, this tour will be an experience you will never forget.
Take to the skies with Kakadu Air on a scenic flight like no other, where you can truly marvel at the sheer size of one of the largest national parks in the world. You’ll be transported to areas that are completely inaccessible from the ground, especially during the roaring Wet Season. With recorded and live informative commentary, and a guaranteed window seat, this is one flight you sure don’t want to miss. Flights operate daily, 364 days of the year - find out more here. Kakadu National Park Ranger Guided Activities Included in the Kakadu National Park Pass is a selection of
Kakadu Tourism Adventure Tours
Adventure here this year with a 4WD tour of Kakadu! Take an exclusive off-road adventure and see the less accessible parts of Kakadu National Park. Visit stunning waterfalls, swim in refreshing waterholes, be amazed at rock art that is thousands of years old and gasp at the escarpments of Kakadu. Get ready to check off ‘must see’ Kakadu spots such as Motor Car Falls, Boulder Creek, Gubara Rock Pools, Ikoymarrwa Rock Pool, Maguk Gorge, or Gunlom Falls. You be riding high in our modern fleet of 4WD’s, meals and refreshments provided and a chance to learn from your guide about this incredible world hesitate listed National Park. ^ Tour itineraries may change depending on conditions and road access.
Kakadu National Park Pass
All visitors need a Kakadu National Park pass to experience the park’s world heritage wonders. The Park Pass helps to maintain the park’s facilities, preserve its World Heritage sites and support traditional owners and their community. The Park Pass prices vary depending on the season, with lower prices during the tropical summer from November to May. Park passes are free for Northern Territory residents. You can purchase your pass online or by visiting Bowali Visitor Centre.