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From Darwin: Kakadu Day Tour with Cultural Cruise

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  • Transfers included
  • Hotel pickup

Experience the natural bounty of Kakadu and Aboriginal cultural tapestry with a Bininj guide, and enjoy convenient transfers from Darwin on this full-day tour.

Highlights

  • Ditch the hassle of planning an itinerary with this all-rounded day tour of Kakadu aboard a comfortable AC bus with hotel transfers from Darwin.

  • Explore the UNESCO Heritage Site of Kakadu National Park with a small group. Get intimate with Aboriginal culture and their traditions with your Bininj guide.

  • Marvel at one the world’s oldest natural galleries, caves filled with rock art divulging sources of food and wildlife of the prehistoric period.

  • Cruise along the East Alligator River and get up close with crocs or admire the brimming wildlife of the Yellow Waters billabong.

  • Fun fact: Arhem is home to dugongs, sea cows cited in rock art and revered as a symbol of ancestral connections.

Inclusions

  • Full-day tour of Kakadu

  • Round-trip hotel transfers from Darwin

  • English-speaking local guide

  • Guided tour of Kakadu National Park

  • Guluyambi cruise & Ubirr Rock tour (dry season)

  • Yellow Water cultural cruise & Nourlangie Rock tour (wet season)

  • Buffet-style picnic lunch (menu here)

  • Snacks

  • Unlimited chilled filtered water

Exclusions

  • Entry to Kakadu National Park

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Embark on a thrilling journey traversing the rich tapestry of Aboriginal Heritage, the pristine natural ecosystem of Kakadu. Aboard a comfortable AC bus, and relish your adventure with a whole lot of stops to admire the landscape or to grab a bite.

Aboriginal cultural immersion

Delve into Kakadu's Aboriginal legacy with a local Bininj guide, deciphering ancient rock art narratives spanning 60,000 years. Each gallery echoes tales of cultural guardians, important rituals, and historic encounters. Traveling between these historic sites where thousands of years ago humans decided to document their lives, you’ll see the stunning views that inspired art among the Aboriginals. Here, you can soak in the varying landscape of the Arnhem land as a buffet-style picnic is laid out for you.

Later, witness the traditional preparation of a meal and hear firsthand stories from your guide about their enduring bond with these waterways.

The natural magic of Kakadu

Kakadu National Park unfolds as a diverse canvas of wetlands, sandstone escarpments, and panoramic lookouts. The cruise front-row seat to the drama of Kakadu's wildlife, some of which you'll never see anywhere else. Your guide will paint a vivid picture of the spiritual connection the Aboriginals share with the land and its other beings like the salt-water crocodiles and dugongs, as attested by the many rock paintings found here.

Itinerary

  • Dry season: May to Oct

  • Kakadu National park

  • Ubirr Rock

  • Ancient Rock Art

  • East Alligator River Cruise

  • Arnhem Land

  • Wet season: March to April

  • Kakadu National park

  • Nourlangie Rock

  • Ancient Rock Art

  • Yellow Water Billabong Cruise

What to bring

  • Wear walking shoes as the experience requires a fair amount of walking over irregular stones to get to multi-level rock art shelters.

  • Bring a sunhat and sunscreen as most of the morning will be spent outdoors.

  • Drinking water will be provided to you all day long, just carry a refillable water bottle with you.

Accessibility

  • You can bring your child safety seats or request to make arrangements at an additional cost.

  • Guide dogs are allowed on this experience.

Additional information

  • Please purchase your park entry ticket payable directly to Park Australia in advance of your tour. A ticketing link will be mailed to you.

  • A stop will be made on the morning of the tour to buy park entry tickets for those who couldn’t access the internet beforehand.

  • If you would like to arrange your pick-up from a private residence, please call before your tour dates to arrange a time and meeting location.

  • Remember to take all your belongings with you because the depot is located quite far away.

  • Special diet requests like gluten-free and vegan can be requested at an additional cost.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

Hotel Transfers

  • This ticket includes hotel pickups and drop-offs.

  • In the next step of booking, please specify the name and address of your hotel.

  • On the day of your tour, please report at your hotel lobby 10-15 min prior to your scheduled departure.

  • If your hotel does not have a lobby, please wait at the entrance of the hotel.

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