From Darwin: Kakadu Wilderness Escape Day Tour

4.4 / 5

60 reviews

Activity provider: Autopia Tours

From Darwin: Kakadu Wilderness Escape Day Tour

Activity provider: Autopia Tours
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From US$ 159.65 per person

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Uncover the very best Kakadu has to offer, departing tropical Darwin on a day tour at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kakadu National Park.

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Duration 12 hours
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  • Marvel at the World Heritage Listed Kakadu National Park
  • Explore the floodplains of Ubirr with picturesque lookout views
  • Visit the infamous Cahills Crossing to spot saltwater crocodiles
  • Learn about Kakadu and traditional landowners at Bowali Visitor Centre
  • Stroll through diverse Adelaide river wetlands and observation desks
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Discover the spectacular Kakadu National Park for its exceptional natural and cultural values. Visit the infamous Cahills Crossing to safely spot saltwater crocodiles, explore the floodplains of Ubirr, go to Fogg Dam Conservation Centre and the Bowali Visitor Centre. Leave tropical Darwin, traveling through the rich floodplains towards Kakadu National Park, a 20,000 square kilometer area, teeming with wildlife, important Aboriginal rock art sites, and diverse landscapes.

Make an optional stop at the Jumping Croc Cruise on the Adelaide River, or visit the Fogg Dam Conservation Centre.

See the traditional lands of the Limilngan-Wulna people (who are active in the reserve's management) to explore the diverse wildlife of the Top End, home to numerous species of birds, turtles, water pythons, and of course, the iconic Saltwater Crocodile. Go to the Bowali Visitor Centre and learn more about this special place's rich indigenous culture and history. Visit the famous Cahills Crossing searching for crocodiles at this eye-opening stretch of water, the only road access point between Arnhem Land and Kakadu National Park. Visit the World Heritage-listed, sacred site Ubirr rock art, home to some of the oldest and best-preserved rock art galleries in the world dating back some 20,000 years, and discover the hidden secrets with a guided walk.

  • Kakadu National Park Pass
  • Australian wildlife sightings
  • Experienced outback driver-guide
  • Air-conditioned mini-coach
  • Comprehensive tour commentary
  • Crocodile jumping cruise (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • Babies under 1 year

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Meeting point

Please be waiting outside the front of the Travelodge Resort Darwin (64 Cavenagh St, Darwin City, NT 0800). Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes before the departure time.

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What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Insect repellent

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This itinerary schedule is interchangeable during seasonal weather fluctuations or during park closures due to traditional landowner ceremonies
  • A moderate level of fitness is required to complete the walks.
  • Limited storage space on our vehicle, baggage kept to 1 x 5-7kg day bag per person
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 60 reviews

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I think it was a really nice and interesting day filled with things to do and see. It was cool to see the landscapes, different types of trees, animals and rock formations. Dani was so lovely and really passionate about the area and what she was showing us. I’m really great full to have had the chance to go with her yesterday and to be told and have her explain the meaning behind the paintings, the ceremonies and some other fun fact about the different areas we were in.

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March 26, 2023

Autopia made our day trip to Kakadu National Park easy. Our guide Jay, was a wealth of knowledge and had a great sense of humour. It is such a long day but she made sure we had plenty of stops along the way. Saw some amazing bird life at our stop at Fogg Dam. Highly recommended. Jay went the extra mile offering to drop us right to our door on the way back. Thanks so much Jay, we had a fantastic day.

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March 26, 2023

It was a long day but the rock art and scenery at Ubirr were well worth it. As the promotional material suggests, some walking and climbing of rocks forms part of the itinerary so a moderate level of fitness is definitely required. Unfortunately, there were some members of our group who didn't have this level of fitness and consequently were unable to see the art or the views, which were the highlights of the trip. Would have preferred that this tour didn't include dropping off and collecting 4 (out of 21) members of the group for a jumping crocodile experience. This attraction is not far from Darwin and could be taken as a separate tour. Whilst Fogg Dam was a great experience for rest of us, at least 30 mins could have been cut from the total travel time for the day. Cameron was also a very informative guide and a great driver.

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March 26, 2023

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