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Kakadu, Nourlangie and Yellow Waters Tour from Darwin

By: AAT Kings
  • 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
Kakadu, Nourlangie and Yellow Waters Tour from Darwin
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Tour only including Yellow Waters Cruise and lunch. (Entry fee to Kakadu National Park not included)
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Kakadu, Australia’s largest national park, sees many visitors opting for a multi-day tour. This tour is ideal for those short on time or on a budget, allowing you to take in the highlights on a day trip from Darwin. Admire the desert museum of Nourlangie Rock, discover Kakadu’s Aboriginal history at the Warradjan Aboriginal Centre, and spot crocodiles on a cruise along the Yellow Water billabong.
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.

Reviews (180)
1 - 5 of 19 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A cultural education

As part of our Ghan Journey from Adelaide to Darwin we signed up for the 2 day visit to Kakadu etc . The very early departure from our hotel was a worry but the dry humour , excellent knowledge of Aboriginal culture and clear commentary...More

Thank austin l
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Interesting cultural centre, informative cruise and chance to see some rock paintings, but long day

I'm glad I did this tour and I enjoyed it, but it is a long day and had I visited 'in-season' the relative crowding would have made me enjoy this rather less. That said, there is plenty to look out for on route as well...More

1  Thank Mythaluk
Reviewed 10 October 2018
Long day

Long day out amazing scenery and a very knowledgable driver. The river cruise was very good with lots of interesting points from our guide. We we saw crocodiles close up as well as plenty of wildlife on the river banks. Just be aware there is...More

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 19 September 2018
Just don't do it

Folks, a one-day trip to Kakadu out of Darwin just isn't worth it. You'll spend 10 hours on a bus and about two hours at actual attractions. And if you like tiny, cramped airline seats, you'll love the new AAT buses, which are even more...More

3  Thank srcoffee
Reviewed 7 September 2018
A highlight of our trip to Australia

Much of what you see is hard to believe but it does exist, the culture is unique and very old. A part of history and the world not generally known. The guides were excellent, timelly, and kept us moving to cover so much ground.

1  Thank Art I
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20 May 2018|
Response from Wayne913_13 |
Is lunch provided or bring your own?