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  • Location:Darwin, Australia
  • Duration:3 days / 2 nights

3-Day Kakadu National Park and Arnhem Land Explorer Tour from Darwin

Enjoy a three-day trip exploring the highlights of the Top End including the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park. Watch out for crocodiles and an abundance of birdlife on the famous Yellow Waters cruise, venture into Arnhem Land on a 4WD adventure and learn about bush skills and hunting techniques, food gathering and preparation of bush tucker from the traditional owners.


  • 3-day luxury coach tour exploring the highlights of the Top End including Kakadu National Park
  • Travel to the isolated and pristine Arnhem Land by 4WD
  • Enjoy a 1.5-hour Yellow Waters cruise
  • Cruise along the East Alligator River
  • Lunch is included on all three days
  • Plenty of photo opportunities
  • 2 nights accommodation in your choice of Budget, Standard and First Class hotels
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English-speaking guide

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What You Can Expect

3-Day Kakadu National Park and Arnhem Land Explorer Tour from Darwin

Aboriginal rock art, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory

This three day independent tour lets you experience some of the highlights of Kakadu National Park. Travel by luxury coach from Darwin to Kakadu including 2 nights accommodation before returning to Darwin.

Day 1: Darwin - Kakadu National Park - Nourlangie Rock - Yellow Water Wildlife Cruise
Depart Darwin and enter Kakadu National Park and stop at the Bark Hut for some morning tea (at own expense). Next, travel to Nourlangie Rock Aboriginal art site. Here your guide will talk about the escrapments and the different rock art that is found here. You will then enjoy a cold buffet lunch.

After Lunch, join a local guide for a 1.5 hour cruise on the Yellow Water Billabong. You'll see Saltwater Crocodiles and a colourful range of birdlife for which the region is renowned for.

Next visit the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre to better understand the parks culture and history.

Day 2: 4-Wheel Drive into Arnhem Land - Oenpelli Aboriginal Settlement
- Mikinj Valley
Travel by 4WD vehicle into Arnhem Land and the Mikinj Valley. Your guide will make stops along the way, showing you different rock arts in Arnhem Land, explain about the history of the people in Arnhem Land, how they lived and fed off the land. Hear of traditional land ownership from our Aboriginal guide and learn about bush skills. Visit special ancient Aboriginal art sites. isit the Oenpelli Aboriginal settlement and the Injalak Arts and crafts centre and enjoy lunch in Mikinj Valley.

Day 3: Ubirr Art Site - East Alligator River Cruise - Bowali Visitor Centre - Darwin
Travel to Ubirr to explore Aboriginal artwork. Your guide will take you through and explain the different arts that can be seen here. They will also take you up onto the rock formations to see the view across Kakadu National Park.

Next, join an Aboriginal guide on the Guluyambi Cruise along the East Alligator River. Here you will cruise between Kakadu and Arnhem Land. Your guide will talk about the history of the area while spotting crocodiles and birdlife. Your guide will also show you the technique of spear throwing.

After a cold buffet lunch, drive through the town of Janiru before arriving at Bowali Visitor Centre. Depart Kakadu National Park and head back to the city of Darwin.


Kakadu National Park: You have a choice of accommodation on this tour at Kakadu National Park. Select between budget, standard or superior accommodation categories.

  • BUDGET Auraro Kakaku Resort (private facilities standard hotel room)
  • STANDARD Aurora Kakadu Resort (superior hotel room)
Nestled amid 10 hectares of natural bushland is the Aurora Kakadu Resort. Enjoy relaxed atmosphere and encounter some of the Territory's spectacular wildlife that roams the hotel's tropical gardens and manicured lawns.
  • SUPERIOR Mercure Crocodile Holiday Inn (superior hotel room)

Hotel Pickup List:
06.00 - Adina Waterfront
05.50 - Airport Gateway Motel
05.50 - Airport Inn
06.00 - Alatai Apartments
06.00 - Argus Apartments
08.15 - Bark Hut Inn
06.00 - Barramundi Lodge
07.00 - Boomerang Caravan Park
06.15 - Botanic Gardens Apartments
10.00 - Bowali Visitor Centre
06.00 - Casa on Gregory
07.00 - Coolalinga Caravan Park
06.15 - City Garden Apartments
06.00 - Cullen Bay Apartments
06.15 - Darwin Central Hotel
06.45 - Discovery Holiday Park
06.15 - DoubleTree Hilton Darwin
06.15 - DoubleTree Hilton Esplanade Darwin
06.00 - Elkes Backpackers
07.00 - Free Spirit Resort
06.00 - Frogs Hollow Backpackers
06.10 - Frontier Darwin
06.15 - H Hotel
06.45 - Hidden Valley Caravan Park
06.15 - Hilton Darwin
07.00 - Howard Springs Caravan Park (Hwy)
06.45 - Leprechaun Resort
06.00 - Mantra Pandanas
06.15 - Marrakai Apartments
06.00 - Mediterranean
06.15 - Novotel Atrium
07.00 - Oasis Caravan Park
06.15 - Palms City Resort
06.00 - Palms Motel
06.00 - Parap Village Apartments
06.10 - Paravista Motel
06.45 - Quest Palmerston
06.00 - Quest Parap
05.50 - Rydges Airport Resort
06.00 - SkyCity
06.00 - Steeles Bed & Breakfast
06.20 - Transit Centre
06.00 - Travelodge Mirambeena Resort
06.00 - Comfort Inn Vitina
06.00 - Vibe Waterfront
06.00 - YHA Globetrotters

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

A great way to see a range of different places and sites within Kakadu National Park and Arnhem Land. It was an excellent tour - well organised and it ran very smoothly. Arnhem Land & Kakadu lived up to my expectations. The guides were both knowledgeable and professional. I was able to see both Kakadu and Arnhem Land, the countryside was stunning, so green, lots of bird life and crocodiles. It is a fabulous part of the country and I would highly recommend the trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Great trip, great destinations and looked after well

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2011

Excellent tour, well organised and on time. Crocodile hotel was very good but the restaurant was expensive and the food was of poor quality. All guides on the tour were very good and gave good information. Response to our request for gluten free food was patchy.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2011

We enjoyed the 3 day tour 7 found it very interesting. The 3 guides were all very knowedgeable and good company.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2010

An excellent trip!

Julia B
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2010

It was an excellent tour - well organised and it ran very smoothly. Arnhem Land & Kakadu lived up to my expectations. The guides were both knowledgeable and professional. We were able to see Kakadu and Arnhem Land in a relatively short time. It is a fabulous part of the country and I would recommend the trip. The Aurora Kakadu was a great place to stay

4 star rating: Recommended October 2014

It's a bit of a slog out of or back to Darwin but the AAT Kings coaches are comfy, have wifi and drivers are really nice guys. The Aurora was a good place to stay with attractive room, porch, pool to cool off in and friendly bar/bistro. Quiet too. All the subcontractors used were great: knowledgeable and keen to please. You get both Kakadu highlights and Arnhem Land by 4WD plus a river trip with a fun couple of local Aboriginal guys. Really packed it in and so glad I did it. Downside: left me wanting more.

4 star rating: Recommended August 2014

terrific what was packed into 3 days - even a day in Arnhem Land - could never do that on our own

4 star rating: Recommended August 2014

Really enjoyed the 3 days - especially the 4WD day out in Arnhem Land - magical. The rock art and views from the top of Ubirr were also breathtaking. Could happily spend much more time exploring Kakadu and surrounds. The Croc Hotel was also an experience!

4 star rating: Recommended June 2014

We really enjoyed this trip. The bus was very comfortable and the bus drivers excellent drivers as well as tour guides. We saw lots of rock paintings, the countryside was magnificient, so green, lots of bird life and crocodiles. The flight over the escarpment was breath taking. The incursion into Arnhem Land was a highlight, it was great to meet some of the local artists. It was a leisurely day which meant we could just sit and take in the scenery. The boat trips were terrifc. The Crocodile Hotel at Jabaru was a bit jaded, really just a motel. Given that Kakadu is on people's bucket list and people make a great effort to get there I think they could make their guests feel a lot more special, that said, the staff were pleasant and efficient

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