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Explore the wild beauty of the Northern Territory’s Kakadu National Park on this 3-day heritage and nature tour from Darwin. Get an up-close encounter with crocodiles and birdlife as you cruise down the Yellow Water billabong and the East Alligator River, and bushwalk through monsoon forests to cascading waterfalls. Learn about the area’s indigenous history as you stroll among ancient rock art galleries and visit Arnhem Land with a local Aboriginal guide. Stay overnight inside the park in a hotel shaped like a giant croc!


  • Travel to the edge of Arnhem Land and admire cascading waterfalls on this majestic 3-day tour from Darwin
  • Enjoy a refreshing bushwalk through towering cliffs until you reach the beauty of Twin Falls Gorge
  • Walk into the remote and pristine Arnhem Land with a local Aboriginal guide
  • See ancient Aboriginal rock artwork
  • Delicious lunch is included every day
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Darwin

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What You Can Expect

3-Day Kakadu National Park and Waterfalls Tour from Darwin

Jim Jim Falls, Kakadu National Park

Designated a UNESCO World Heritage site because of its rich cultural history and biodiversity, Kakadu National Park is also the largest park in Australia. After traveling by luxury air-conditioned coach from Darwin, explore park highlights including the ancient Aboriginal rock art at Nourlangie Rock, Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre and the Yellow Water billabong.

Venture off the beaten path on a 4WD tour to isolated Arnhem Land, where you’ll learn about the special Aboriginal sites and settlements from a local guide. Explore more of Kakadu’s natural highlights as you bushwalk to the base of stunning Jim Jim Falls, explore the Twin Falls Gorge and cruise down the East Alligator River.

For a truly immersive experience, stay overnight in a superior room at the Kakadu Crocodile Hotel — a well-appointed inn right inside the park that’s shaped like a giant crocodile! Enjoy fresh lunch each day and round-trip hotel or airport transfers from Darwin.

Please see the Itinerary for details on each day of the tour.

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Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

1st and 3rd days were AATKings and 2nd day Gagudju Adventure tours. Sheldon, Hiram? and Rob were fantastic and their apparent knowledge was impressive. Kudos to each for making each day memoriable and enjoyable. The room at the crocodile hotel in Jabiru was fine and we had evening meals in the hotel restaurant which were very good.

Overall, the trip was fantastic and highly recommend - although every place we went to can be done independently just as easily but we'd not have learnt as much.

The 1st day offered an optional 50min plane trip from Jabiru to Cooinda for 250 ppx. It was fantastic and well worth doing to see Kakadu from a different perspective. If Jim jim closed check 1st ask pilot to fly over it as not allowed to when open. Also the NT Entertainment book offers 50 off for Kakadu Air trips.
Yellow water cruise encapsulated everything we envisaged Kakadu was and then some. A few small crocs but birdlife in abundance. Geologist Adam, our skipper, saw a Jabiru in the far distance and got us nice and close. Could have kept cruising all day...
Nourlangie lookout was good but requires good mobility.
The 2nd day had Jim Jim closed so we went to Gunlom and Maguk instead. These were fantastic replacements and we had no complaints. Saw everything feral besides pigs and driver slowed/stopped on each occurence to allow plenty of photos. The climb to Gunlom upper pools and lookout require a fair deal of mobility and effort but are worth it. The lower pool aint bad either! Maguk is more easily accesible but requires a 10 min walk with some climbing of rocks.Swimming in each is available but at own risk - most swam.
Ubirr was magical. Views from atop were stunning but again required good mobility.
Border store owners were very friendly. Lemongrass iced tea recommended. Their Thai is renowed by Bininj and Balanda alike in these parts.
The cultural cruise on the east Alligator river was chocka block full of crocs near Cahills crossing and enjoyable. Ranger mine driveby good.

Bernard S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

This was an excellent tour, and I would highly recommend it. There were lots to see, especially if you took the optional joy flight at extra cost. We saw aboriginal art sites, waterfalls and plunge pools and the fabulous Yellow Waters wetlands area. The Croc hotel was fine with the meals adequate. There was one issue in that the Viator website and app suggested that the tour included some canoe paddling. This has not been the case for many years in the particular area and should be corrected. We liked the fact that the three days were actually 3 separate day tours, giving great variety and different people to mix with.


4 star rating: Recommended September 2014

The tour delivered everything it stated, and my accommodation was much better than expected. Thank you
Sadly no waterfalls were working in the Jim Jim Falls/ Twin falls day. I was not expecting that. I did have a nice swim tho..

Niv A Israel

4 star rating: Recommended July 2014

The tour was fascinating. There were three peaks: Yellow Water, Ubirr, East Alligator River.
The tour to the falls is beautiful. However, the guide suggested that we don't go all the way to Jim Jim Falls since the track is hard, so we stopped about half way. Retrospectively, it was a mistake. Rather than deterring us he should encourage and offer to help us. I am sure we could have made it.
Other than that we don't have any critique. It was great. The guide on the the third day, Robert, was super. The Crocodile Hotel is very good.

Jeremy M

4 star rating: Recommended December 2013

We were totally satisfied with the tour, the guides were friendly and knowledgeable...really glad we did the trip. Would recommend it and Viator to others

William M USA

4 star rating: Recommended July 2010

The trip was great. The tour guides were excellent. The scenery was wonderful.

Jennifer L

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better June 2014

The tour description is a little out of date. There is no canoeing in Kakadu because of salt water crocodiles. The tour is actually the AAT Kings 3 Day Kakadu and Twin Falls Adventure. I travelled in early June but the road to Jim Jim Falls and Twin Falls were both still closed, so we visited Gunlom Falls (Echo Billabong from Crocodile Dundee) instead. There were different people in my tour group every day, either on a 1, 2, 3 or 4 day tour of Kakadu. On the last day before returning to Darwin my group of 26 people had to wait a considerable time for day trippers to get back from a cruise before we could all go back to Darwin with a full bus load.

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