Depart Darwin early to embark on your 3 hour drive to Kakadu National Park. Travel along the Stuart and Arnhem highway towards Kakadu and along the way visit Windows on the Wetlands, a great introduction to the wetlands area. Further along the highway keep your eyes open for giant termite mounds, next stop Mamukala Wetlands which are beautiful all year round.
Head to Bowali Visitors Centre, designed and inspired by an Aboriginal Rock Shelter, with a wealth of information. Following this head to the Ubirr Art Site for sunset. Enjoy dinner and overnight accommodation at Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel.
Travel early to Cooinda Lodge for an all day 4WD tour with Spirit of Kakadu Adventure Toursto Jim Jim and Twin Falls (subject to weather conditions - alternate venues will be visited). Enjoy a dinner and overnight accommodation at Cooinda Lodge.
Catch a Sunrise Yellow Water Cruise and breakfast at Cooinda Lodge. Drive south to Gunlom Falls and if you have a reasonable level of fitness, climb to the top for magical plunge pools and views from the escarpment. Or you may want to try Maguk and its falls and plunge pool for an easier travel and access walk and swim.
Grab an early breakfast at Cooinda Lodge, optional three hour Yellow Water Fishing followed by a cultural and informative experience at Warradjan Cultural Centre. Depart Cooinda Lodge and travel back to Darwin via the Old Jim Jim Road, and don't forget to visit the Jumping Crocodiles Tour