From Darwin: Kakadu Wilderness Escape Day Tour

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41 reviews

Activity provider: Autopia Tours

From Darwin: Kakadu Wilderness Escape Day Tour

Activity provider: Autopia Tours
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From US$ 146.70 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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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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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Important information

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

4.3 /5

based on 41 reviews

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The excursion part through the rocks and cave paintings in Ubirr is great and the Fogg Dam part is very good (we do the crocodiles part in the excursion to Litchfield) and the saltwater crocodiles. What we did not like so much is the amount of time spent on the bus (3 and a half hours going and the same amount back) for the little time spent enjoying the stops. The proportion of time on the bus and time at the stops is not ideal, although there is little that can be done, because it is so far away. The Visitors Center stop is a bit redundant.

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August 16, 2022

Our guide Ben (autopia) was absolutely outstanding. He had a wealth of knowledge about the Floria, fauna, indigenous customs and knowledge. He also was able to share insightful stories to deliver the information in an engaging way for all age groups. Ben was very patient with younger children on the tour and aided anyone who needed assistance at any point of the journey. He really made the day an unforgettable experience.

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July 11, 2022

August 23, 2022

Product ID: 399330