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Things to do in Jabiru, Northern Territory

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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. 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.

From Darwin: 4-Day Kakadu Outback Group Trip with Meals

2. From Darwin: 4-Day Kakadu Outback Group Trip with Meals

Explore Kakadu National Park with this small group tour from Darwin. See the oldest Aboriginal rock art in the world, visit waterfalls, and cruise through wetlands on this unique experience. Day 1: Depart from Darwin and head out to the floodplains of the Mary River to board a Corroboree Billabong Wetland Cruise. Take in the views as you sail to Kakadu. Get an introduction to the park's landscape at the Bowali Visitor Center. Head to your accommodation to relax for a bit before going out to Cahills Crossing on the border of Kakadu and Arnhem land where you can spot crocodiles in the East Alligator River. See the Ubirr rock art as the sun sets over the Nadab Floodplain. Day 2: Partake in an exclusive aboriginal cultural experience. Hike out to Jim Jim or Twin falls and enjoy the shady monsoon forest. Stop for a hearty picnic lunch. Visit the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Center learn about the culture and management of Kakadu. Day 3: Begin bright and early to catch the sunrise at one of the best sunrise spots in the park, the Nawurlandja Lookout. Have a delicious breakfast at Anabangbang Billabong. Discover Burrungkuy Rock which houses some of Bininj Aborigional rock art. Drive up to Kunwarddewardde Lookout for incredible views of Kakadu’s Escarpment. Travel south and enjoy a picnic lunch at the plunge pool of the pristine waterfall Maguk. Travel back to your accommodation in Pine Creek to relax. Day 4: Explore and swim at Edith Falls or Butterfly Gorge, where you can cool off in the clear water. Start the return trip to Darwin with a stop at Adelaide River, a town steeped in history. Learn about the impact of World War II at the Adelaide River War Cemetery.

Darwin: 5-Day 4WD Kakadu Litchfield Tour & Billabong Cruise

3. Darwin: 5-Day 4WD Kakadu Litchfield Tour & Billabong Cruise

Discover the wonders of the Northern Territory Top End and Kakadu National Park as you embark on an adventurous 5-day 4WD expedition. See the best-kept collection of Aboriginal rock art, traverse across wetlands, admire waterfalls, cool off in a natural plunge pool, and uncover magnificent lookout views. Day 1: Darwin - Kakadu Travel to the floodplains of the Mary River. Continue to Kakadu National Park in Jabiru, where you'll be spending the next two nights. Go to Cahills Crossing on the border of Kakadu and Arnhem Land. Visit Ubirr Sunset to see the best-preserved collection of Aboriginal Rock Art in the world and be blown away by the lookout views over the Nadab Floodplains. Day 2: Jabiru Return Visit either the Jim Jim or Twin Falls Waterfall (seasonal access permitting) situated at the bottom of an adventurous 4WD road. Partake in an Aboriginal cultural experience. Stop at the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Center and explore the culture of Kakadu. Day 3: Jabiru - Pine Creek Start at one of the best sunrise spots in the park, the Nawurlandja Lookout, before breakfast at Anabangbang Billabong. Discover Burrungkuy (Nourlangie) Rock which houses fantastic Aboriginal Rock Art of the Bininj at the Anabangbang Gallery. Head up to Kunwarddewardde Lookout for incredible views of Kakadu’s Escarpment. A 4WD track awaits, as you travel south to the plunge pool of Maguk one of the most pristine waterfalls in Kakadu. After a 2km walk, head towards Pine Creek to relax and enjoy the local hospitality. Day 4: Pine Creek - Darwin Visit either Edith Falls or Butterfly Gorge for exploration and swimming (seasonal access permitting). Stop at Adelaide River on your way back to Darwin. Go to the Heritage-Listed Adelaide River War Cemetery and explore the impact WWII had on the area. Afterward, the vibrant Mindil Markets await, where you can grab some local food and watch the sunset. Day 5: Darwin - Litchfield Return Explore Litchfield National Park and experience thick pockets of tropical rainforest. Hop on the iconic Jumping Crocodile Cruise (optional extra) along the Adelaide River. Alternatively, visit Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve. See the incredible monolithic Magnetic Termite Mounds, before cooling off in one of the natural plunge pools such as Buley Rockholes or Wangi Falls. Visit the thundering Florence Falls or Tolmer Falls and marvel at the sheer beauty carved out amongst the rocky escarpment.

Jabiru: Guided Flight over Kakadu National Park

4. Jabiru: Guided 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 flight takes two different paths depending on the time of the year that you choose to fly. During the wet season, head south, passing the Ranger Uranium Mine, Mt. Brockman, and 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, and follow the twists and turns of the stunning river. Then, fly over the Magela floodplains to see the famous Crocodile Hotel.

From Darwin: 2-Day Kakadu Tour with Hotel, Cruise & Rock Art

5. From Darwin: 2-Day Kakadu Tour with Hotel, Cruise & Rock Art

Shared experiences are richer. This small group (max 8) 2 Day Kakadu Tour is all about experiencing, understanding and expanding. Experience the unique wildlife and environments of the Top End. Understand the cycle of life that has played out here for aeons. Expand your awareness of indigenous people, culture and history as it has played out across this rugged, remote landscape. DAY 1 - FOGG DAM / KAKADU NATIONAL PARK TOUR An early morning start gets us out to greet the sunrise on the dynamic Adelaide River floodplains. Nearby is the enigmatic Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve. On display here is a massive variety of birdlife, reptiles, mammals and more across wetlands, floodplains, woodlands and monsoonal forest. Enjoy breakfast with the birds and coffee with the critters! Moving on, our destiny takes us to the edge of Kakadu and Arnhem Land and the award winning Guluyambi Culture Cruise for 90 minutes of wildlife spotting, indigenous culture instructions and anecdotes from a local aboriginal guide. Bare in mind to keep your hands in the boat as this river has one of the highest populations of estuarine crocodiles in the world. Surviving this enjoy lunch overlooking infamous Cahills Crossing before venturing to our accommodation for the evening and a short break. Freshen up, go for a swim in the pool or take a short nap … your time to relax. Late in the afternoon we meander down to Nawurlanja for a visual treat as the setting sun explodes off the ancient Arnhem escarpment in shades of ochre. Returning to Jabiru for dinner at the inhouse restaurant (Thai). DAY 2 - KAKADU NATIONAL PARK TOUR Up before the birds, we are off to Cooinda where we join the world-renowned sunrise Yellow Waters cruise. This is the perfect cruise to witness the wakening of wildlife on the wetlands backed up by expert local commentary. Enjoy the full buffet breakfast at Cooinda resort after the cruise before spending some quality time in the comprehensive aboriginal culture centre, Warradjan. Featuring stories, images, crafts, art and much more Warradjan is a place to go quietly and slowly. Absorb the knowledge and then sit down with female elders and learn the craft of string making and weaving afterwards (not guaranteed). Following this we journey towards Anbangbang Billabong and Nourlangie. Both Anbangbang and Nourlangie are rich in natural values and are significant areas of past and present areas of environmental interaction for the local indigenous people. A wealth of rock art adorning the sandstone massifs of Nourlangie provide the perfect depiction of life through the ages for Australia’s first peoples. Take your time and ask those questions of your guide. Following the walk enjoy lunch by Anbangbang Billabong before getting back to Jabiru and your 30 minute scenic flight over the region. No better way to put it all in perspective than from 2000 ft ! Departing Jabiru around 330 pm expect to be back in Darwin around 7 pm.

Darwin: 3-Day Wet Season Tour of Kakadu & Litchfield Parks

6. Darwin: 3-Day Wet Season Tour of Kakadu & Litchfield Parks

Get ready for 3 full days of doing. Treking rainforest pathways, swimming in tropical creeks, floating amongst crocodiles, tasting bushfood and favours, staring at the sky and feeling the earth shudder under the dramatic shows of thunder and lightening and plenty of surprises as well. There is not much left to do after you have done the BEST IN THE WET ! Day 1 Darwin to Litchfield Today we are exploring the unique gem which is Litchfield National Park. Home to an array of waterfalls, viewpoints, walking tracks and interesting plants and animals it is the playground of the Top End. We are going to sample those things which make it such a great place but focus on the lesser known gems which truly come alive in the Wet Season. Finishing the day off with an outback BBQ at Mt Bundy station. Sun going down and refreshments coming up ! What a way to cap of our first day. Day 2 Litchfield to Kakadu Enjoy a continental break and a bit of sleep in before we visit the Adelaide River War Cemetery. A sombre start to the day but one which brings renewed respect and appreciation for many things. From there it is down the track (Stuart Highway) to Pine Creek for a short visit to the local museum and cafe for morning tea. Pine Creek is the home of the first NT Gold Rush and has many interesting stories to tell. Following on we drive into the heart of Kakadu to Cooinda Lodge. We will be staying in the lodge rooms tonight and having dinner at the in house restaurant./ Before then however we are on the Sunset Yellow Waters Wildlife Cruise. Floating amongst the crocodiles and other iconic creatures of the north is yet another way to savour our dramatic sunsets. After the cruise you are on your own time for dinner. Day 3 After the relaxing nights sleep you can immerse yourself in the full buffet breaky to be had at Mimis Restaurant. Following breakfast we will be visiting Warradjan Culture Centre. Here you can begin your journey into understanding some of the unique cultural heritage of the local binning people. Stories, images and artefacts a plenty in Warradjan make this a rewarding and enlightening experience. Next on our list is Nourlangie Rock. An outlier of sandstone which going back 100's of millions of years was part of the escarpment now stands alone. Full of a diverse range of indigenous art works through its many galleries it is where we are going to get up close and personal with the story of indigenous Australians of the region. Note some of this art goes back 1000's of years. Next we move on to the small village found in Kakadu, Jabiru. here you have the chance to sign up for a light wing scenic flight or spend the time in the local art gallery (Murrawadi) before we head for Darwin. Expect to be dropped back at your accommodation in Darwin around 7 pm.

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based on 54 reviews

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.

Was a fantastic tour, the guide (Ben) was very knowledgeable and made the whole trip easy, will definitely recommend to anybody planning to go to Kakadu NP via a tour company to choose these guys. Although it was extremely hot, Ben made sure we all were keeping hydrated. Thanks again fro a fantastic tour.

Great trip. Very long day but great to see so much wildlife and learn about the area and see so much Indigenous art.

Dani was amazing! She was Informative, engaging, easy going, caring and a great bus driver! We all enjoyed it!

Great tour definitely well worth it. Guides were fantastic. 4wd vehicle was also very comfortable.