Kakadu National Park

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  • From Darwin: Kakadu Wilderness Escape Day Tour

    1. From Darwin: Kakadu Wilderness Escape Day Tour

    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. Stop at (optional) 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...

    Had a fantastic day and our guide Peter was very professional. He was very knowledgeable and friendly and dropped us back to where we were going for dinner.

  • Darwin: Kakadu & Nourlangie Day Trip Plus Billabong Cruise

    2. Darwin: Kakadu & Nourlangie Day Trip Plus Billabong Cruise

    Explore the landscape of Kakadu National Park on a 13-hour tour. Discover mangrove-fringed coastal areas that blend into expansive flood plains, lowland hills flanked to the east by sandstone escarpments, all interwoven between various open woodland and forest habitats.

    Visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre to view the informative displays depicting the traditions of the Aboriginal people, before your return to Darwin. There is also the opportunity for an optional 50-minute scenic flight (own expense) for a different perspective of this vibrant landscape.

    Next, join a local guide for a cruise on the famous Yellow Water Billabong. Search for saltwater crocodiles and the colorful range of birdlife for which this region is renowned.

    Teeming with wildlife in the water, land, and air, the many species that...

    A long day but the driver / tour guide Michael made it interesting. Kakadu is amazing. Wallabies, wild horses, cattle , buffalo, native birds, ancient art, wetlands, yellow river cruise and crocs…Kakadu and Nourlangie art site walk. Well worth a visit. Bring your bottle and water will be topped up. Stops for breaks and stretches are provided. Tasty cold lunch buffet was included too.

  • From Darwin: Kakadu National Park Full Day Tour

    3. From Darwin: Kakadu National Park Full Day Tour

    Join a group tour perfect for families, groups, and adventure-seekers alike and spend a full day exploring the Kakadu National Park in an air-conditioned minibus to view the park's incredible landscape and ancient Aboriginal rock art.    Enjoy your journey into Kakadu National Park, the largest National Park in Australia, with a professional guide who will lead you to 3-4 of the most amazing sites and overlooks that the 20,000-square-kilometer protected site has to offer. Visit the Fogg Dam Conservation Centre as your first stop. These traditional lands are of the Limilngan-Wulna people, who are active in the reserve's management, and are home to some of the most spectacular places to explore the diverse wildlife of the Top End. Keep an eye out for numerous species of birds, turtles, water pythons, and of course, the iconic saltwater crocodile. Choose the optional Jumping Croc Cruise o...

  • From Alice Springs: Palm Valley 4WD Outback Safari + Picnic

    4. From Alice Springs: Palm Valley 4WD Outback Safari + Picnic

    Enjoy an exciting 1-day safari on a four-wheel drive from Alice Springs through the beautiful West MacDonnell Ranges to Hermannsburg, an Aboriginal community and historic precinct. Hermannsburg is renowned for its Aboriginal art collection, in particular the works of famous Aboriginal artist, Albert Namatjira. Enjoy a leisurely tea in Hermannsburg, and then set off on your 4WD for the second half of the adventure. Travel down the bed of the Finke River, one of oldest water courses in the world, into the stunning Palm Valley. Admire the spectacular rock formations, such as the one known as the Amphitheatre, and the lush palm trees of the oasis rising out of the white sand. Keep your eyes peeled for native plants such as the cycad and the Livistonia Mariae. Enjoy a picnic lunch within the beautiful Finke Gorge National Park, and on your return journey, relax and enjoy the changing colors...

    The overall trip was very pleasant. The driver was knowledgeable and courteous.The fact we were able to get off the bus and walk around on our own was really worth the trip. I enjoyed being able to walk on my own and take pictures as I pleased. The bus was very roomy and clean. I did get a little concerned when we were driving into Finke Gorge, seemed a bit of a bumpy ride but, we made it! Overall I would recommend this tour and would do it again.

  • Alice Springs: 4WD Palm Valley Tour with Lunch

    5. Alice Springs: 4WD Palm Valley Tour with Lunch

    The day begins with pickup from your accommodation in Alice Springs at 7:00 AM. Travel through the picturesque West MacDonnell Ranges as you head to Hermannsburg for a morning tea break. Continue along the Finke Riverbed until you reach the impressive Palm Valley. Spend some time wandering amongst the ancient palm trees and explore this desert oasis. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, enjoy a Bushman’s lunch at the scenic Cycad Gorge. After lunch, marvel at epic views from the Kalaranga lookout then visit the Historic Precinct of Hermannsburg, known to the Arrarnta people as ‘Ntaria’. Explore the town, which is the birthplace of celebrated Aboriginal artist Albert Namatjira, and admire the historic buildings. The tour returns to Alice Springs at 5:30 PM.

    Great day: tours guide was knowledgeable and very helpful. Good driving into The Valley over rough terrain. Each stop was just right in terms of time. Not normally a tour type person but really enjoyed the day!

  • Jabiru: Guided 1-Hour Flight over Kakadu National Park

    6. Jabiru: Guided 1-Hour Flight over Kakadu National Park

    Witness the natural formations in Kakadu on this guided flight over Kakadu National Park. Kakadu enjoys two major climatic seasons, the "wet" and the "dry." The 60-minute flight takes two different flight paths depending on the time of the year that you choose to fly. During the wet season, commence by heading south, passing the Ranger Uranium Mine. Pass by Mt. Brockman and along the escarpment to “Lightning Dreaming". Cross Deaf Adder Gorge, and take in the magnificent Double Falls. Fly across the Arnhem Plateau until it reveals the breathtaking Jim Jim and Twin Falls. For tours during the dry season, start by passing the Ranger Uranium Mine across to Dinosaur Valley. Go through Upper East Alligator Valley, view the outliers created from erosion, and follow the twists and turns of the stunning East Alligator River. Finally, fly over the Magela floodplains, with one last view of the Ja...

  • Palm Valley Full-Day 4WD Adventure from Alice Springs

    7. Palm Valley Full-Day 4WD Adventure from Alice Springs

    Expose yourself to authentic Australian culture on a full-day tour to Palm Valley, departing from Alice Springs. Drive along the ochre colored roads of the West MacDonnells along the way. Follow the designated state route of Larapinta Drive, traveling into the Aboriginal homelands of the Arrernte people. Immerse yourself in true outback country as you head into the Finke Gorge National Park. Upon arrival, a 4WD coach will drive you along the dry bed of the Finke River, traveling to the strange, semi-tropical oasis of Palm Valley in the Red Center. Go for a bushwalk through groves of livistona palm trees, and enjoy the remoteness of the landscape. Next, stop off at the 19th-century Lutheran mission of Hermannsburg to learn more about the aboriginal history, art and culture of the region.

    The knowledge of our guide and the consideration to the various levels of fitness he showed were insightful and caring.

  • Darwin: Kakadu National Park Day Trip

    8. Darwin: Kakadu National Park Day Trip

    Enjoy 1.5 hours of spectacular scenic flying, cruise on the Yellow Water Billabong, and visit the Warradjan Cultural Center.

    Take part in an experience which varies between wet and dry seasons: MAY – NOVEMBER ITINERARY (DRY SEASON) 8:30 AM: Check-in at Kakadu Air Terminal

    9:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Kick start the day with a 60-minute scenic flight paired with informative commentary delivered by your expert pilot. This extended flight tracks over Adelaide River, Mary River National Park, and Kakadu’s winding South and East Alligator rivers.

    11:30 AM: Visit the Yellow Water Billabong, rich with flora, wildlife and changing landscapes. Sit back and relax on a 90-minute cruise through Kakadu’s wetlands.

    1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Enjoy lunch at Barra Bar and Bistro.

    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Transfer to the Warradjan Cultural Center. Take in personal...

  • Darwin: Kakadu National Park Small-Group Day Trip w/ Dinner

    9. Darwin: Kakadu National Park Small-Group Day Trip w/ Dinner

    Travel to Kakadu National Park, a World Heritage Site and protected area due to its cultural value and landscape. Experience Yellow Water Billabong on a cruise. A small group will make your tour experience more personalized as you explore this vast nature reserve encompassing wetlands, rivers and sandstone escarpments. See Kakadu with an accredited tour guide. Immerse into the world of wildlife, varied landscapes, and ancient but still living culture. Take a short walk at Nourlangie (Burrungkuy), suitable for all levels of fitness, to reach the indigenous rock art sites. Hear about the stories of Narmargon, the Lightning Man. If you are up to a bit of exercise, a lookout over the Arnhem Land escarpment invites you. Take a short break before going on a 1.5-hour cruise on the Yellow Water Billabong. Keep your eyes open for saltwater crocodiles, brolgas, black neck storks, and jacanas—jus...

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A long day but the driver / tour guide Michael made it interesting. Kakadu is amazing. Wallabies, wild horses, cattle , buffalo, native birds, ancient art, wetlands, yellow river cruise and crocs…Kakadu and Nourlangie art site walk. Well worth a visit. Bring your bottle and water will be topped up. Stops for breaks and stretches are provided. Tasty cold lunch buffet was included too.

Kakadu wilderness tour was awesome! We saw Fogg Dam birdlife, crocodiles at cahill's crossing and climbed rocks at ubirr and saw aboriginal paintings and art . Our guide Peter had great knowledge and commentary and added a few extra highlights in along the way.

Great day: tours guide was knowledgeable and very helpful. Good driving into The Valley over rough terrain. Each stop was just right in terms of time. Not normally a tour type person but really enjoyed the day!

Had a fantastic day and our guide Peter was very professional. He was very knowledgeable and friendly and dropped us back to where we were going for dinner.

Very well organised and the driver was very entertaining with his commentary