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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
From US$ 194.23
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Tour only including Yellow Waters Cruise and lunch. (Entry fee to Kakadu National Park not included)
From US$ 194.23
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.

Hotel Pickup List:
06.05 - Alatai Apartments
06.05 - Argus Apartments
06.10 - Argus Hotel
07.05 - Boomerang Caravan Park
06.05 - Cavanagh Hotel
06.10 - City Garden Apartments
07.10 - Coolalinga Caravan Park
06.00 - Cullen Bay Apartments
06.15 - Darwin Central Hotel
06.05 - Darwin City Edge Motel & Suites
06.50 - Discovery Holiday Park
06.15 - DoubleTree Hilton Darwin
06.15 - DoubleTree Hilton Esplanade Darwin
07.00 - Free Spirit Resort
06.10 - H Hotel
06.50 - Hidden Valley Caravan Park
06.15 - Hilton Darwin
07.05 - Howard Springs Caravan Park (Hwy)
06.05 - Mantra Pandanas
06.15 - Marrakai Apartments
06.15 - Mediterranean
06.15 - Novotel Atrium
07.10 - Oasis Caravan Park
06.15 - Palms City Resort
06.40 - Quest Berrimah
06.50 - Rydges Palmerston
06.00 - SkyCity
06.20 - Transit Centre
06.10 - Travelodge Mirambeena Resort
06.00 - Vibe Waterfront
06.15 - YHA Darwin
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Reviews (182)
1 - 5 of 20 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Very long day trip

We spent many hours on the bus picking up and dropping off other tour passengers. Yellow Waters was a typical boat ride on muddy water. Spotted a very few crocks. The lunch was nice and the rock art was interesting. The hikes were long and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank HannaHoney18
Reviewed 24 October 2018
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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank austin l
Reviewed 22 October 2018
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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Mythaluk
Reviewed 9 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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  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

Date of experience: September 2018
4  Thank srcoffee
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