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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)
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.

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1 - 5 of 13 reviews

Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile
Better trips available than an over-populated one!

There was a bus shuffle before we even left Darwin and there were people on the wrong buses etc. The trip took 3hrs (commentary made it feel like longer still) to get out to the cultural centre which was interesting but impossible to take in...More

3  Thank Laura T
Reviewed 8 July 2018
Group was too big

The content of this day tour was fine, but we hadn't realised how big the group would be. The impact of this was particularly evident at the Warradjan Cultural Centre. We also would have liked more time at the Cultural Centre.

1  Thank Pamela J
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile
Long day, nice sights

We weren’t sure if we would do this tour as we read how long it was. And yes it is a very long day. But Kakadu and the Yellow Waters cruise is very cool. Realize you will have to pay an extra $40/person for the...More

Thank Spoonermomma1
Reviewed 19 June 2018
Unforgetable expereince

I joined the tour with my wife in Jan 2018, considered as wet season. The aboriginal cultural experience was such a phenomenal. During the tour of Yellow Water billabong, the tour guide guided us to spot a couple of crocodiles, that was so exciting. A...More

Thank Hui Z
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile
Terrible value

This probably just wasn’t the right tour for us; other couples seemed to like it. We’re in our 40s and the average age was probably 70. That wasn’t really the issue though. It was a massive 50 seater packed bus with all the rigmarole that...More

3  Thank MelToyer
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20 May 2018|
Response from Wayne913_13 |
Is lunch provided or bring your own?