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  • Location: Darwin, Australia
  • Duration:  14 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

On this full day tour you will travel east from Darwin along the Arnhem Highway and journey into world-renowned Kakadu National Park, home to a profusion of birdlife and other native fauna. View the superbly preserved Aboriginal rock paintings at Ubirr -- a museum in the desert, and take a cruise along the Mary River Wetlands.


  • Kakadu National Park day tour from Darwin
  • Enjoy a cruise down the Mary River wetlands
  • See the ancient Aboriginal rock art at Ubirr
  • Enjoy a buffet lunch at Cooinda

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What You Can Expect

Kakadu Day Tour from Darwin including Ubirr Art Site and Mary River Wetlands Cruise

Ubirr, Kakadu National Park

Depart from Darwin and travel east along the Arnhem Highway, passing the major river systems and wetland regions into Kakadu National Park. This national park covers 12,430 square miles (20,000 sq kilometers) of landscape varying from rocky escarpment that is home to historic Aboriginal rock art dating back thousands of years, to the floodplains that are abundant with wildlife.

After crossing the South Alligator River travel along the Kakadu Highway to Warradjan Cultural Centre to view informative displays before cruising down the Mary River to experience the beauty of the Mary River Wetlands.

Enjoy a buffet lunch at Cooinda, before exploring the World Heritage Area of Ubirr to see Ancient Aboriginal rock art galleries. Witness the history and culture of the Aboriginal people come alive through the impressive paintings that have stood the test of time.

Late afternoon, drive out of Kakadu National Park, pausing for a comfort stop at the Corroboree Park Tavern before arriving in Darwin at approximately 8.00pm.


Hotel Pickup List:
06.50 - Adina Waterfront
07.00 - Alatai Apartments
07.00 - Argus Apartments
07:00 - Banyan View Motel
06.50 - Barramundi Lodge
07.05 - Boomerang Caravan Park
06.50 - Botanic Gardens Apartments
06.00 - Casa on Gregory
07.10 - Coolalinga Caravan Park
07:00 - City Garden Apartments
06.50 - Cullen Bay Apartments
07:50 - Darwin Central Hotel
06:50 - Discovery Holiday Park
07.00 - DoubleTree Hilton Darwin
07.00 - DoubleTree Hilton Esplanade Darwin
07.00 - Elkes Backpackers
07.15 - Free Spirit Resort
07.00 - Frogs Hollow Backpackers
07.00 - Frontier Darwin
07.00 - H Hotel
06:50 - Hidden Valley Caravan Park
07:00 - Hilton Darwin
07.05 - Howard Springs Caravan Park (Hwy)
07:10 - Leprechaun Resort
07.00 - Mantra Pandanas
07:00 - Marrakai Apartments
07.00 - Mediterranean
07:00 - Novotel Atrium
07.15 - Oasis Caravan Park
07:00 - Palms City Resort
07:00 - Palms Motel
06:00 - Parap Village Apartments (Darwin Airport Shuttle)
06:00 - Paravista Motel
07:00 - Poinciana Inn
07:15 - Quest Palmerston
06:00 - Quest Parap (Darwin Airport Shuttle)
06:50 - SkyCity
06.50 - Steeles Bed & Breakfast
07:00 - Transit Centre
07:00 - Travelodge Mirambeena Resort
07:00 - Comfort Inn Vitina
06.50 - Vibe Waterfront
07.00 - YHA Globetrotters

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

My wife and I loved the trip. Guide was very good and provided a lot of information. The birds were out of this world. Too hot for the crocs to show much.

Dr M S Campo
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

It was a thoroughly outstanding day! The Ubirr art was misterious and very interesting, the nature trail fascinating and the Mary River Cruise out of this world!

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