Immerse yourself in Kakadu National Park
Rather than trying to navigate the huge national park by yourself, why not book in with an incredible tour company to organise all of the difficult details for you? Kakadu Wild Expeditions offer a huge range of tours through the national park, starting from day tours right up to week-long treks through nature. Book in for a three-day tour through Kakadu and Litchfield for a 4WD expedition through the park. View some exquisite Aboriginal cultural landmarks and artwork, and then stay in a luxurious safari tent to immerse yourself in nature.
Where: 52 Mitchell Street, Darwin NT 0800
If you’d like to see the stretches of Kakadu from above, the Scenic Flight Company offer thrilling tours with aerial views of the national park. They have different tour options depending on the season, so if you’re visiting in the wet season (throughout the spring and summer months) choose from the half-hour or one-hour long scenic tours that take you over the national park to view some of the best waterfalls the region has to offer. During the dry season, opt for a scenic tour of the Jabiluka Mine site, East Alligator River and other Kakadu national park sights that are best enjoyed from above. This is the best way to experience Kakadu if you want to see as much as possible, in a short amount of time – and you’ll be safely out of the way of all those crocs!
Where: 7 Lakeside Drive, Jabiru, NT 0886
For accommodation in the heart of Kakadu, check into the Anbinik Kakadu Resort. With tropical surroundings and fantastic facilities, this is an awesome accommodation option close to the local town of Jabiru. You’ll be a stone’s throw from plenty of tours and sights to see while staying in fantastic comfortable suites. Take the whole family and stay in a self-contained cabin (that sleeps up to five people) or check into the Anbinik suite for an intimate stay away. These suites have a private bathroom with a luxurious outdoor shower, as well as a private deck and day bed for relaxing during the day.
Where: 27 Lakeside Drive, Jabiru NT 0886
The Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel is an iconic resort that is (you guessed it) shaped like a crocodile. If you want a true resort-style stay away from home, this should be your number one option with an outdoor heated pool, a tennis court and an onsite restaurant and bar. Check into one of the 110 deluxe guest rooms either in the courtyard, the first floor or the ‘tail’ of the crocodile-shaped hotel for a relaxing accommodation option. Take a dip in the pool during the hot weather, or a short walk to down the road to explore the township of Jabiru and all it has to offer. This is the perfect place to stay if you want a location to escape to after an exhausting day of touring the national park.
Where: Flinders Street, Jabiru NT 0886
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