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Situated on beautiful Murumburr Country and proudly Indigenous Owned. This land is sacred to our Traditional Owners. We invite you to share this respect for country and enjoy your stay here in Kakadu National Park.

From the Manager

As the General Manager, I'm truly pleased to welcome you to a place where nature's beauty and rich cultural history come together. Here at Cooinda Lodge, we are privileged to be situated on the traditional lands of the Murumburr clan, whose enduring connection to this area forms the heart of our experience. 

The Murumburr people, as the Traditional Owners, have been the custodians of this land through countless generations. Their profound connection to country and their rich cultural heritage are woven into the fabric of Kakadu National Park. As you explore this World Heritage-listed landscape, you'll find each corner of the park Infused with their stories and wisdom. 

We are committed to offering you an authentic and memorable stay, showcasing the unique beauty and spirit of Kakadu. Our team at Mimi's Restaurant and Barra Bistro & Bar is ready to delight you with local flavours, and our guides are eager to share the hidden gems of the park.

I encourage you to walk gently upon this land, listen to the stories it holds, and respect the deep cultural significance of the Murumburr people. Your comfort and enjoyment are our top priorities, so please reach out to us if there's anything you need during your stay. 

In a spirit of respect and recognition, we extend our deepest regards to the Murumburr elders, past, present, and emerging, for they are the keepers of the traditions and stories of this extraordinary place. 

Welcome to your journey of discovery and connection at Cooinda Lodge Kakadu. 

Jason Cleverley

General Manager Cooinda Lodge Kakadu

General Information

Electricity Our rooms are equipped with 240-volt power outlets. Adapters and charging cables are available for purchase from our general store. 

Emergency Procedures In an emergency, dial 000 or 112 from a mobile phone. For immediate assistance, contact the Duty Manager on 0428 791 818. Please be aware of controlled burns in the park; check with our team for advisories. 

Feral Animals Be aware of feral animals such as pigs, dingoes and buffaloes in the park. Do not wander into the bush and report any sightings on the property to Reception. 

Fire Safety All guest rooms rooms are equipped with smoke alarms. Follow posted evacuation procedures in case of fire. 

Fuel Our service station offers Opal, Premium Unleaded, and Diesel fuels. Payment can be made at the General Store. After hours fuel purchases can be made through the automated Kiosk located at the pumps. 

Mosquitoes Due to the proximity of our waterways, mosquitoes are common. We recommend using repellents, especially during dawn and dusk. Repellents and protective items are available at the General Store. Keep room doors and windows closed in the evening to minimise indoor presence. 

Park Passes Park passes are required for Kakadu National Park and can be purchased from Reception or online. Carry your pass at all times in the park. 

Reception Services Open from 6:00am to 8:00pm. Hours vary in the green season; refer to the resort map for current times. For after-hours assistance, use the phone on the exterior of the reception building. 

Road Access Report Visit Reception for the latest Access & Road Conditions Report provided by Kakadu National Park. 

Security Measures CCTV cameras operate throughout the property. Ensure doors are locked when leaving your room. 

Shopping and General Store Our general store is located adjacent to Reception. Open from 6:00am to 8:00pm during the dry season. Hours vary in the green season; refer to the resort map for current times. Warradjan Cultural Centre also contains a retail store exhibiting local artworks, Indigenous souvenirs and merchandise. Open 9am - 5pm during the dry season (Apr to Nov) and 10am – 4pm in the green season (Dec to Mar). 

Smoking Policy Cooinda Lodge is a non-smoking property. Designated smoking areas are provided. A $200 cleaning fee applies for smoking in non-designated areas. 

Swimming Swimming in the nearby Billabongs is NOT permitted, unless you are a crocodile. Please respect the waterways and the dangers of being near the water. Visit for a list of attractions where you are permitted to swim.

Tea and Coffee Facilities
Complimentary facilities are available in your room. Contact Reception for additional supplies.

Coverage for Telstra 5G mobile phones is available. There is no Optus or Vodafone coverage. Free Telstra phone boxes are located outside of the reception area for guests without mobile coverage.

Towel Reuse and Conservation
We encourage guests to reuse towels. For fresh towels, leave used ones on the
bathroom floor.

TV and Entertainment
Our lodge and Eco-tents are equipped with free-to-air television. You'll find instructions for operating the TV in your room. Please note that satellite channels may not be available during adverse weather conditions.

Useful Contact Numbers
Manager on Duty | 0428 791 818
Reservations | 08 89791500
Mercure Crocodile Hotel | 08 8979 9000
Jabiru Medical Centre | 08 8979 2078
Jabiru Police | 08 8979 2122
Bowali Visitor Centre | 08 89381120
Jabiru Pump Service Station/Mechanic Shop | 08 8979 2007

Free WiFi is available at the Barra Bar and for guests staying in Yellow Water Villas.

Dining Options


6:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Buffet-style breakfasts are served inside at Mimi's restaurant daily, with fresh juices and barista-made coffees available! The morning spread boasts crispy bacon, cooked eggs, hash browns, assorted fruits, pastries and cereal. 

$40PP | Child $20


12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

A lunch menu is offered in the Barra Bar, while Mimi's restaurant may also offer a buffet-service, welcoming tour groups and casual guests to come on into the air conditioned indoor seating, grab a plate and enjoy the fresh lunch feast! 


6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Mimi's à la carte menu tropes the Australian Outback, incorporating native ingredients, complimented by an extensive bar list featuring local NT brewers and distillers. Advanced booking is recommended; kindly see reception or restaurant staff.



6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Barra Bar offers an outdoor dining experience beneath the glow of fairy lights and amidst the balmy breeze. Choose between ordering your meals and drinks at the counter or opt for a convenient service by using the OrderUp QR codes provided on each table.




The deadliest fish ‘n’ chips in Kakadu! Picnic on the Barra lawns by the pool and enjoy an easy, kid-friendly takeaway meal. Operating peak season only, generally from May - September. 




Cooinda’s newest food and beverage offering, The Smoking Croc is your opportunity to taste the authentic flavours of Kakadu. Operating peak season only, generally from May to September, serving smoked bush tucker from the top end! 

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Personalise your trip-planning with our custom itinerary builder! Simply tell us what time of year you're planning to visit and the number of days, and we will display what's available during that time! Add attractions and tours to your itinerary, email it to yourself and have it ready before you've even arrived!


Nearby Attractions

Warradjan Cultural Centre

Open year-round | 1km from Cooinda

A community hub for Aboriginal culture with museum exhibit, art gallery and place to sit on country and weave with local Bininj (Indigenous) artists.

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Yellow Water Billabong

Open Apr-Dec | 5km from Cooinda

An integral part of the South Alligator River system, wander along the boardwalk or take a Yellow Water Cruise to spot crocodiles, buffalo, brumby and a mass abundant array of birdlife.

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Burrungkuy (Nourlangie) Rock Art

Open year-round | 45km from Cooinda

Renowned for its astounding rock art, this iconic site chronicles life in Kakadu National Park, capturing the moments leading up to the first encounters with European explorers.

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Maguk (Barramundi Gorge)

Open May-Oct | 60km from Cooinda

Easy walking track to waterfall and swimming hole, one of Kakadu’s best attractions during dry season.

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Ubirr Rock Art

Open year-round, according to water levels | 95km from Cooinda

Considered one of the best rock art in Australia, Ubirr features an incredible 360 view over the floodplains. We recommend you visit in the afternoon to catch a breathtaking sunset. 

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Jim Jim Falls

Open June-September | 70km from Cooinda

Renowned for its breathtaking beauty, featuring a stunning cascade of water surrounded by rugged cliffs, enjoy the short walk along the billabong to the main swimming hole below the waterfall.

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Nawurlandja Lookout

Open year-round | 45km from Cooinda

Nawurlandja lookout offers world-class views across Anbangbang Billabong to Burrungkuy (Nourlangie) and the Arnhem Land escarpment.

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Mirray Lookout Walk

Open year-round | 25km from Cooinda

Take this short, steep climb and you’ll be rewarded with a spectacular 360 degree view of the north of the park.

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Boulder Creek

Open year-round | 115km from Cooinda

Best visited in the wet season from Dec to March where the waterfall is cascading and the lush monsoon forest is in bloom. A short walk from the carpark.

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Motor Car Falls

Open year-round | 115km from Cooinda

Best visited in the wet season, Motor Car is a longer 7km return walk from the carpark, but well worth the journey. Great swimming, beautiful waterfall and enjoyable walk among the monsoon forest and woodlands.

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Bowali Visitor Centre

Open year-round | 50km from Cooinda

See Bowali staff for assistance with planning your walks and activities. There is a walk-through display where you’ll learn more about the plants, animals and landscapes you’ll see in the park.

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Twin Falls Plateau Walk

Open Jun-Sep | 80km from Cooinda

For anyone looking for a challenging day walk, this is a steep ascent to the top of the escarpment through the rugged stone country typical of the Arnhem Land plateau. Follow upstream for a great swimming spot to cool off.

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Ikoymarrawa (Moline) Rock Hole

Open year-round | 100km from Cooinda

Short walk to the swimming hole and waterfall of Ikoymarrawa. Best visited in the early dry season, from April to June. Make sure you pack your snorkelling gear as you'll find small fish and, if you're lucky, a turtle swimming with you!

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Jarrangbarnmi (Koolpin) Gorge

Jun-Oct | 120km from Cooinda

Take a short walk to sparkling plunge pools and waterfalls at the start of the gorge or explore 2 km up the gorge - special permit required for this destination, see parks website for more information.

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Mamukala Wetlands

Open year-round | 85km

A bird-lover’s dream, this short walk exhibits large numbers of magpie geese, kites, comb-crested jacanas, Jabiru, finches and kingfishers.

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Marrawuddi Arts & Culture

Open year-round | 60km from Cooinda

Aboriginal art centre and gallery, owned and governed by the Mirarr Traditional Owners in the Kakadu National Park. The Marrawuddi Cafe runs 7 days a week, serving barista made coffee for visitors to enjoy while perusing the gallery of ethical Indigenous art.


Kubara Pools Walk

Open year-round | 40km from Cooinda

Kubara pools walk is most popular during the wet season. Take a picnic lunch and spend the day here for an unforgettable date with Kakadu.


Cahills Crossing

Open May-Sep | 90km from Cooinda

A seasonal phenomenon occurs in the later part of the dry season, when floodplains dry out and it becomes a safe place to watch crocodiles in the wild!

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Kakadu Tourism Tours

Yellow Water Cruise

Embark on an unforgettable journey with the Indigenous-owned Yellow Water Cruises, a unique opportunity to explore the renowned Yellow Water Billabong. These cruises operate throughout the year, offering awe-inspiring experiences from the first light of dawn to the captivating hues of dusk. 

Tour Times:

  • 6:45 am - 8:45 am
  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am 
  • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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Yellow Water Fishing (Dry Season)

For those who relish the thrill of fishing, Yellow Water Fishing offers an unparalleled experience. With the chance to catch the famous barramundi, these three-hour fishing adventures are perfect for beginners and families alike. Guided by experienced fishing experts, you're sure to enjoy a memorable time on these bountiful waters.

Tour Times:

  • 6:45 am - 9:15 am | March to November
  • 11.00 am - 1:30 pm (Private) | March to November

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Kakadu Adventure Tours (Dry Season)

Visit the stunning vistas of Kakadu's floodplain and stone country landscape with an experienced and knowledgable Tour Guide. Itineraries can include Kubara Rock Pools, Motor Car Falls, Boulder Creek, Ikoymarrawa Rock Hole or Maguk Gorge. *Not suitable for children under 8 years of age.

Tour time:

8:00 am - 1:00 pm | May to October

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Culture of Kakadu Tour (Dry Season)

Embark on a profound cultural journey into Indigenous Australian life with our Traditional Owner Communities. Discover the rich history, culture, and bush tucker, and try your hand at traditional art and weaving. The experience concludes at Nawurlandja Lookout, offering stunning sunset views over Kakadu and Burrungkuy (Nourlangie), inviting you to connect deeply with this ancient land's spirit. 

Tour time:

3:00 pm to 7:00 pm | May to October


Bush Tucker Tour (Dry Season)

Operating from 1st May to 31st October, this new walking tour delves into the flavours of Kakadu, exploring Indigenous bush tucker and uncovering traditional uses of various local plants and their cultural significance to the Bininj (Indigenous) people. The tour departs and concludes at Cooinda Lodge reception.

Tour time:

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm (Wed to Sun) | May to October


Kakadu Billabong Safari Camp Overnight Tour

Discover Kakadu through the Indigenous lens with this culturally immersive accommodation and touring experience. Visit traditional Aboriginal land and engage directly with the local community, while observing traditional cooking practices. Your stay will be in off-grid safari style tents, embracing the tranquility of Kakadu.

Tour time:

3:00 pm - 9:00 am | June to September  

(overnight stay)


Guest Services

Reception Services

Our reception staff are available year-round from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM to assist you with a range of services. These include booking tours and activities, providing local information and recommendations, and handling special requests and celebrations. Our team can also offer guidance on exploring Kakadu National Park and assist with any transportation inquiries.

Luggage Storage

Luggage storage facilities are available for guests who arrive before check-in or wish to explore the surroundings after check-out.

Laundry Services

Laundry facilities are accessible for guest use, complete with washing machine, dryer, and ironing equipment. Please note that dry cleaning services are not available.

Safety and Emergency Services

Ensuring your safety is a top priority. Each room contains information on emergency contact numbers and procedures. The lodge is equipped with first aid facilities, and our staff are trained to assist in emergencies.

Environmental Initiatives

We are committed to sustainable and eco-friendly practices, including recycling programs and water conservation efforts. Guests are encouraged to participate in these initiatives to help preserve the natural beauty of Kakadu.

Cultural and Historical Insights

The lodge offers unique opportunities to engage with the rich history and Aboriginal culture of Kakadu, including guided tours that provide deep insights into this World Heritage-listed area.

Wi-Fi and Connectivity

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available at the Barra Bar and for guests staying in Yellow Water Villas. For additional connectivity needs, please inquire at reception.

Sustainability Initiatives

Kakadu Tourism in partnership with Accor

We are deeply committed to responsible environmental management, recognising its significance to our guests and the broader community. Our commitment to sustainable development is demonstrated through our dedication to reducing energy consumption, water usage, and waste contributing to landfills. These objectives are rigorously monitored through internal and external audits, ensuring continuous improvement and accountability.

Solar Power

Over the next few years, we are focusing on migrating to solar power. This move not only aligns with our environmental values but also significantly reduces our carbon footprint. The property is already equipped with solar water heating, solar lighting, and uses energy-efficient lighting and appliances across the board.

No Single-Use Plastics

We are moving towards removing all single-use plastics by identifying and implementing alternatives that are more environmentally friendly.


Our comprehensive recycling program includes composting green and food waste for use as garden mulch and transporting cardboard and other co-mingled recyclables to Darwin for processing. Additionally, we consistently utilise environmentally friendly chemicals wherever possible.

Staff Training and Education

Every new member joining our team is provided with extensive training to ensure they are well-versed in these practices.

Water Conservation

All potable water is treated onsite, highlighting the importance of conserving this vital resource. We utilise untreated water for irrigation, reflecting our commitment to using resources responsibly and sustainably.

Through these initiatives, Kakadu Tourism and Accor are leading the way in sustainable development, ensuring that we not only provide exceptional experiences for our guests but also contribute positively to the preservation of our natural environment.

Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre

Explore the Essence of Kakadu at the Warradjan Art & Culture Centre

Nestled a mere 1km from Cooinda Lodge, the Warradjan Aboriginal Culture Centre is an architectural marvel, inspired by the unique 'pig nose' turtle. This centre, established 30 years ago, is not just a museum but a living, breathing hub of the local Bininj Culture, offering an immersive dive into the region's rich heritage.

At the forefront of the centre's cultural tapestry is the Murumburr Clan, with families actively participating and enriching the centre's activities, from bush tucker cook-ups to weaving and painting demonstrations, and movie/slide shows that narrate the profound narratives of the Bininj people.

Additionally, the Warradjan Cultural Centre has embraced the digital era, launching an online gallery at This innovative platform extends the reach of the centre's mission, allowing art lovers worldwide to explore and purchase a wide range of locally crafted items. The online shop features an array of Indigenous artworks, including paintings, weavings, jewellery, carvings, clothing, and a diverse selection of books that delve into Kakadu and Indigenous culture and history.

The art displayed and available for purchase includes the distinguished 'Bininj gunbim', a testament to the artistic prowess of local Kakadu and Arnhem Land artists. The offerings range from handwoven pandanus grass earrings and necklaces to decorative bangles and wall decor, each piece reflecting the vibrant cultural tapestry of the region.

The Warradjan Cultural Centre, both on-site and online, stands as a beacon for Indigenous artists, providing them a platform to showcase their talents and fostering community connections. This initiative plays a crucial role in preserving traditional artistry, supporting local Bininj artists, and helping to maintain a deep connection with the land and its stories.

We invite you to experience the rich cultural heritage of Kakadu's Indigenous peoples both in person and through the online gallery. It's a unique opportunity to connect with the history and artistry of one of Australia's most enchanting regions.

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Warradjan is here to support the local weavers, painters and sculptors, to keep these traditions alive. By supporting our cultural centre, you will directly support people from our local communities.

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