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Kakadu National Park

Cruise past crocodiles, wander through vast eucalyptus forests to waterfalls and see ancient Aboriginal rock art in this national park in northern Australia.

Kakadu National Park is the largest national park in Australia, a vast protected wilderness of waterfalls, cliffs, wetlands and savannah woodlands. The complex of ecosystems supports a wide variety of plant and wildlife, including crocodiles, turtles and nearly 300 bird species. Hike through floodplains and along plateaus, go crocodile spotting and study ancient cave paintings and rock art to learn about the park's Aboriginal heritage.

Kakadu covers almost 20,000 square kilometres (7,725 square miles) and more than half of it is Aboriginal land. The park has been home to Aboriginal people for more than 50,000 years and today they live in its towns and settlements.  

With so much space, there is a lot to see and do. Hike through a monsoon rainforest in the East Alligator region. Trek to waterfalls and swimming holes on the Yurmikmik Walk in the Mary River region. Photograph the spectacular Jim Jim Falls and Twin Falls, two large and powerful waterfalls. View wetland wildlife in the Yellow Water region then go on a boat cruise to spot crocodiles. There are approximately 10,000 crocodiles in the park and they can also be seen with a trip down the East Alligator River.

Explore Ubirr, Nanguluwur and Nourlangie Rock to see ancient rock paintings, some of which are up to 20,000 years old. They depict hunting scenes, religious ceremonies and Aboriginal ancestral beings who were thought to have created the world. 

Kakadu National Park is a 2-hour drive from Darwin and the most convenient way to get around is by car. Alternatively, sign up for a bus or four-wheel drive tour. Although the park is open throughout the year, flooding in the wet season, between November and April, makes some areas inaccessible. One of the best times to visit is from May to October, the dry season. 

You will need to purchase a pass to enter the national park. The pass is valid for 14 consecutive days and can be purchased at several outlets, including the Bowali Visitor Centre near Jabiru and the Tourism Top End Visitor Information Centre in Darwin. The centre in Darwin will help you find accommodation should you decide to stay a while in the area to fully appreciate the park’s fascinating landscape, ancient culture and wildlife.

Popular Activities at Kakadu National Park

There's no place anywhere quite like Kakadu National Park. To help you make the most of your time here, we've put together a list of the best things to do:

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Cooinda Lodge Kakadu AU$239
Reviewed on 19 Mar. 2020
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Cooinda Lodge Kakadu

Cooinda Lodge Kakadu

Kakadu Highway,Jim Jim, Kakadu, NT
     
    4.0 of 5
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Staff fantastic, rooms lovely and clean, Our bed was very comfortable Nothing negative to say about Cooinda lodge If you’re coming to Kakadu, this is the place to stay

    Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel AU$199
    Reviewed on 28 Feb. 2020
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    Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel

    Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel

    1 Flinders Street, Locked Mail Bag 4, Jabiru, NT
       
      3.9 of 5
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Although we visited out of the normal tourist season, the facilities were good. Food in the restaurant particularly good.

      Aurora Kakadu
      Reviewed on 21 Aug. 2019
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      Aurora Kakadu

      Aurora Kakadu

      Arnhem Highway, South Alligator, Kakadu, NT
         
        3.8 of 5
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Structure is a little old but clean. Enjoyed my stayed.

        Kakadu Lodge AU$135
        Reviewed on 27 Mar. 2020
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        Kakadu Lodge

        Kakadu Lodge

        Jabiru Drive, Jabiru, NT
           
          3.9 of 5
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          I stayed a few nights in the cabin accommodation. All you need is there with the shared ablutions and kitchen easily available. Minor issue with the aircon on night one but resolved easily with a move to another room. Awesome staff help - nothing was too much trouble and they went the extra mile. ...

          Mary River Wilderness Retreat AU$168
          Reviewed on 11 Oct. 2019
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          Mary River Wilderness Retreat

          Mary River Wilderness Retreat

          Mary River Crossing On The Arnhem Highwa, Mount Bundey, NT
             
            4.3 of 5
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Lovely shady retreat from the heat. Buggies were fun.

            Wildman Wilderness Lodge
            Reviewed on 20 Jul. 2019
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            Wildman Wilderness Lodge

            Wildman Wilderness Lodge

            Point Stuart Road, Point Stuart, NT
               
              4.6 of 5
              4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              This place was beautiful. Staff were great but was expensive. I thought the charging of an12 year old at adult prices for tours etc was a total rip off when he didn’t drink alcohol or eat much and just a way to earn extra money. The lodge itself could use a few more games etc The scenery was amazing ...

              Corroboree Houseboats AU$633
              Reviewed on 24 Aug. 2019
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              Corroboree Houseboats

              Corroboree Houseboats

              Corroboree-Billabong Road, Point Stuart, NT
                 
                4.0 of 5
                2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Was a great trip houseboat had a lot of character wild exciting place

                Bamurru Plains - All Inclusive
                Bamurru Plains - All Inclusive

                Bamurru Plains - All Inclusive

                Swim Creek Station, Point Stuart, NT
                   
                  4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in a rural location, this all-inclusive resort is 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Van Diemen Gulf and 17.5 mi (28.2 km) from Kakadu National Park.

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