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Kakadu, Nourlangie and Yellow Waters Tour from Darwin

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Discover the magic of Australia's Kakadu National Park on this full day trip from Darwin. Cruise along the famous Yellow Waters, while looking out for crocodiles on the riverbank and visit Nourlangie Rock, famed for its ancient Aboriginal rock art.
Highlights
  • Guided Kakadu tour leads you right to the enormous national park’s highlights
  • Visit three top sights in one day—Nourlangie, Yellow Waters, and Warradjan
  • Close encounters with wild crocodiles under the supervision of an expert guide
  • Hassle-free: hotel pickup and round-trip transportation from Darwin
What to Expect
Your tour begins with an early-morning pickup from your Darwin hotel and an around 2-hour drive to Kakadu aboard an air-conditioned bus. During the journey, listen as your guide tells you about Kakadu National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site spanning an incredible 20,000 square miles (32,180 square kilometers). Hear how the park is famous for both its natural wonders—including its large population of crocodiles and other wildlife—and its cultural heritage, with a long history of occupation by Aboriginal communities. On arrival, the first stop of the day is Nourlangie Rock, a dramatic sandstone monolith nicknamed the “desert museum” for its remarkably preserved examples of ancient Aboriginal rock art. Take a guided scenic walk around the rock, stopping to peek into ancient cave settlements, admire the artworks etched into the cliffside, and learn more about the park’s earliest inhabitants. After a break for a picnic lunch (included), hop aboard a boat for a cruise along the Yellow Water billabong. Take in the unique landscapes of Kakadu as you glide through its wetlands and mangrove swamps. Along the way, look out for native wildlife, most notably the saltwater crocodiles that can often be seen lazing along the banks. The final stop of the day is at the Warradjan Cultural Centre, where you’ll gain an even deeper understanding of Kakadu’s indigenous heritage and the importance of the native lands to the Aboriginal community. Return to the bus for the return journey to Darwin, where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
69 Mitchell St, Darwin City NT 0800, Australia

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pick-ups commence prior to the tour start time. You will be collected from the hotel you have selected in the drop down list during the booking process. Your hotel pick-up time will be displayed on your voucher. If you wish to change your pick-up location from the one selected, you must call the operator at least 24 hrs prior to travel. If your hotel does not appear on the drop down list, the operator does not pick-up from your hotel. Please phone the operator to arrange an alternate pick-up time and location.
Departure Time
6:30 AM
Duration
13h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Super comfortable luxury vehicle including: free wifi, in seat USB and air conditioning
  • Yellow Waters Cruise
  • Lunch
  • Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Cooinda Lodge Kakadu
  • Entry/Admission - Yellow Water
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Adult: AU$40 (15 May-31Oct) and AU$25 (01Nov-14May)
  • Child: AU$20 (15 May-31Oct) and AU$13 (01Nov-14May)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Entry to Kakadu National Park is a Government enforced fee and is payable on the day.
  • Infant are free provided they do not occupy a seat
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark. Driver is unable to assist passengers boarding and disembarking due to insurance regulations
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a long trip with only a couple of attractions visited but they were great. The rock art was fascinating as the guide told as their stories. The cruise on the Yellow water billabong was the highlight with a plethora of bird life as...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Rodney Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have limited time available as we did, this trip by AATKings provided an excellent overview of Kakadu. It is a long 14-hour day, offset by the provision of comfortable buses, and excellent organisation. In our case, our tour leader Drew, was exceptional. His...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Anne3216
aatkingsaustralia, Manager at AAT Kings, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Anne3216, Thank you for leaving us such a great review. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed the day tour to Kakadu with us and we'll be sure to pass on your comments to our driver guide Drew. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not being aware of the vast distance between Darwin and Kakadu the one day tour was far too long - 14 hours. In saying that, the tour was interesting enough but a lot of sitting in a bus and being herded in and out of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Sharon A
aatkingsaustralia, Manager at AAT Kings, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Sharon A, Thank you for your review and choosing to travel with AAT Kings in the Top End. Kakadu certainly is a long drive from Darwin so we appreciate your feedback.

Reviewed 31 July 2019

It is a long trip from Darwin to Kakadu. Because of that, I’m glad we chose AATKings tour as they use the big, comfortable buses. I usually shy away from this type of travel (big groups, big buses) but in this instance, I think it...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank LauriefNYC
aatkingsaustralia, Manager at AAT Kings, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2019

Hi LauriefNYC, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review and choosing to travel with AAT Kings! We are very pleased to hear you had an enjoyable experience with us in Kakadu. We are very proud of our driver guides and...More

Reviewed 31 July 2019

The tour didn't involve as much exploring as I would have thought. A lot of driving to look at a relatively small amount. The boat tour was slightly disappointing also. I felt it was overpriced for the amount that we did on the tour, as...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank IrishBackpacker2
aatkingsaustralia, Manager at AAT Kings, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2019

Hi There, We are sorry to hear the experience you had travelling with AAT Kings didn't meet your expectations. We value your feedback as we are always looking to improve our products.

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Maps51435418072
30 August 2019|
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Response from Anne3216 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Yes this tour does go into the Kakadu National Park. However the KNP covers a huge area, and on this 1 day tour you see just a small portion of it, and get a taste of what it has to offer.
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25 July 2019|
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Response from pal410 | Reviewed this property |
We did fixed wing flight,lasted about 50min. well worth the cost to see the overall view of kakadu. those who did not fly visited the cultural centre
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Shiri_Sh_10
20 May 2019|
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Response from Dream54955821170 |
Hi, Nourlangie (Karherine Gorge) was about two hours with a change of boat to access the upper part. We had a great guide and wonderful views. Kakadu creek was about an hour but it will depend on whether the creek has water... More
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