1 Day Kakadu Tours From Darwin
Kakadu Wilderness Escape | Top End Tours
Explore the floodpains of Ubirr, home to some of the most important Indigenous rock art in the world.
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$225 Adults $150 Children 6 – 12yo
Day Trip + Croc Cruise
$265 Adults $190 Children 6 – 12yo
*Cancel anytime for free
if you book online
$225 Adults $150 Children 6 – 12yo Day Trip
$265 Adults $190 Children 6 – 12yo Day Trip + Croc Cruise
*Cancel anytime for free
if you book online
Introducing your 1 day Kakadu experience
There is a reason that this unique and simply breath-taking Kakadu National Park is world famous, and we want to share it with you!
With over 20,000 square kms of diverse terrain, encompassing wetlands, ancient woodlands, stunning and age old rock formations, not to mention home to a third of Australia’s bird species and a fifth of it’s mammal species, we are not exaggerating when we say there is nowhere else on earth to experience the true wonder of nature quite like Kakadu.
On this one day Kakadu Wilderness tour prepare to discover a deep connection to our environment as we travel to the lands of the Bininj and Mungguy People, their continued management of this park in association with Parks Australia is the key to why this region continues to thrive and support unparalleled wildlife and ecosystems.
A must do travel destination when visiting the Northern Territory!
Kakadu tour details
- Tour code: KD-B / *KDC-B
- Operates: Daily (May-Nov) / Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun (Dec-Apr)
- Duration: 12 hours
- Returns: 7:30pm
- National Park entry fees
- World Heritage Listed site
- Guided bush walks
- Australian wildlife sightings
- Accredited outback driver guide
- Air-conditioned mini coach travel
- Comprehensive tour commentary
- Inner city pick up & drop off service
- Jumping Crocodile Cruise (*optional)
Kakadu tour highlights
- Journey to one of four Australian sites included on the World Heritage List for exceptional natural and cultural values
- Visit the infamous Cahills Crossing to safely spot saltwater crocodiles from the viewing platform
- Walk to Ubirr lookout for a stunning view over the spectacular Nadab floodplains, home to the most important Indigenous rock art paintings which are thousands of years old
- Learn about Kakadu at the Bowali Visitor Centre and Marrawuddi Gallery, with artwork and jewellery made by the Mirarr Traditional Owners from parts of Kakadu National Park
- See an apex predator up close, on a wetlands of the Adelaide River onboard a Jumping Crocodile Cruise (optional)
- Marvel at the diverse wetlands of Fogg Dam Conservation and rare bird species (optional)
- Shhhhh…. there’s a secret in every tour!
Join us on the adventure of a lifetime as we uncover the very best Kakadu has to offer. We leave tropical Darwin travelling through the rich floodplains towards Kakadu National Park, this 20,000 square kilometre area is teeming with wildlife, important Aboriginal rock art sites, and diverse landscapes.read more
Our first stop on this 1 Day Kakadu Tour is an optional Jumping Croc Cruise on the Adelaide River or a visit to the Fogg Dam Conservation Centre. The traditional lands of the Limilngan-Wulna people (who are active in the reserve’s management), one of the most spectacular places to explore the diverse wildlife of the Top End, home to numerous species of birds, turtles, water pythons and of course the iconic Saltwater Crocodile.
We’ll stop in at the Bowali Visitor Centre and Murrawuddi Gallery to learn more about the rich indigenous culture and history of this special place and break for lunch (at own expense). We’ll visit the famous Cahills Crossing in search of crocodiles at this eye opening stretch of water, the only road access point between Arnhem Land and Kakadu National Park.
Visit the World Heritage Listed, sacred site Ubirr rock art. Home to some of the oldest and best preserved rock art galleries in the world. Dating back some 20,000 years and discover the hidden secrets with a guided walk.
Driving Distance: 615 km
Walking Distance: ~4km / 6km
*This 1 Day Kakadu Tour itinerary schedule is interchangeable during seasonal weather fluctuations or during park closures due to traditional land owner ceremonies.
What to bring
1L refillable water bottle, hat, sunglasses & sunscreen, comfortable hiking shoes, tropical strength insect repellent, money for snack and lunch alternatively you can BYO as we will have an eski onboard to keep items chilled, small day bag and camera to capture the scenic views.
Any meals not indicated, travel insurance recommended and personal expenses.
Where to meet
7:25am – Mindil Beach Casino Resort – Casino Dr The Gardens Darwin
7:30am – Travelodge Resort Darwin – 64 Cavenagh St Darwin City (main meeting point)
7:32am – The Cavenagh Hotel – 12 Cavenagh St Darwin City
7:32am – Mantra Pandanas Darwin – 43 Knuckey St Darwin City
7:34am – Hilton Darwin – 32 Mitchell St Darwin City
7:35am – Tourist Precinct Mini Bus Zone – 69 Mitchell St Darwin City
7:37am – H on Mitchell Hotel Apartment – 105 Mitchell St Darwin City
7:38am – DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade – 116 Esplanade Darwin City
7:39am – Novotel Darwin CBD – 100 Esplanade Darwin City
7:40am – Mantra on the Esplanade Darwin – 88 Esplanade Darwin City
7:45am – Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront – 7 Kitchener Dr Darwin City
8:05am – Discovery Parks – 11 Farrell Crescent entrance Winnellie
8:10am – Darwin FreeSpirit Resort – 901 Stuart Hwy Deviney Rd Holtze
8:45am – Croc Cruise 2915 Arnhem Highway – Window of Wetlands Wak Wak (self-driving option)
** Please arrive 5-10 mins prior to you nominated pickup time so as not to delay or miss your tour.
This tour qualifies for FREE Cancellations if you book via our website. Change your travel date or cancel your tour any time up until 24hrs prior to departure and receive a full refund. Failure to board tour will result in 100% loss of ticket If you book via our call centre, a 3rd party website or a travel agent your booking is subject to the following conditions: Cancellations within 48 hours or failure to board on the day of tour, will result in 100% full fare forfeiture. Cancellation within 2 to 7 days prior to departure will result in a 50% loss of the ticket price. Date change fees apply outside of 7 days $25 per person. Read Full Terms and Conditions here
If you book via our call centre, a 3rd party website or a travel agent your booking is subject to the following conditions:
Cancellations within 48 hours or failure to board on the day of tour, will result in 100% full fare forfeiture. Cancellation within 2 to 7 days prior to departure will result in a 50% loss of the ticket price. Date change fees apply outside of 7 days $25 per person. Read Full Terms and Conditions here
Our commitment to sustainability
At Autopia Tours, we actively promote the protection of flora and fauna on our Darwin Top End Tours. It is our duty to ensure there is minimal disturbance to this World Heritage Listed region and the species that call it home. Cultural sensitivity and respect for the traditional owners should also be shown at all times.
Part of our responsibility is educating guests on minimal impact practices and the importance of ensuring the safety of wildlife and the environmental sustainability of the destinations we visit.
Learn more about EcoTourism: https://www.ecotourism.org.au/
Autopia Tours would like to begin by paying our respects to the traditional owners of this country, with specific acknowledgement to the Wurundjeri people. Please be conscious and respectful of the sensitivities of indigenous culture and the spiritual connection they have with the land at all times.
The natural behaviours of wildlife are to be respected and not interfered with. When viewing wildlife, people should take care to avoid rapid or sudden movements, which could frighten the animal, and should keep noise to a minimum and refrain from touching, petting or feeding all wildlife including birds. Contact with people can introduce diseases to wildlife and can cause them to become aggressive.
Wildlife should not be handled or fed, unless by certified wildlife handlers. Feeding wildlife can alter their natural foraging behaviour and can lead to disease or illness through contact with people and the introduction of foods that are harmful to their digestive system. Feeding wildlife can also cause them to become aggressive toward people.
Wildlife that appears to be in distress, injured or in danger should be reported immediately to the appropriate authority, such as your Guide/Tour Leader, a National Park Ranger or Visitor Centre Staff.
Protecting our National Parks
People should remain on designated walking tracks, behind safety barriers/fences and follow all directions given by the guide/tour leader. Venturing off these can alter fragile ecosystems and can harm wildlife shelters and native vegetation. There are other dangers to be aware of too, such as cliff edges, unstable rock formations, overhanging tree branches and slippery ground cover. Remaining on tracks ensures safe visitation for guests and the environment.
No flora or fauna should be removed from their natural setting. This includes dead wood, fallen leaves, flowers and so forth, as they form part of the ecosystem of the region and their removal could cause a disturbance.
All buses are fitted with waste bins. No organic waste should be disposed of onto the ground. Although organic, items such as banana peels, apple cores, bread and other food scraps, are not natural/native to the region and can introduce pest species, diseases or harm to wildlife if found and eaten. We recommend all passengers bring a water bottle with you on our Grampians Tour. Purchasing bottled water contributes large amounts of plastic into the landfill. Therefore, we ask guests to bring their own bottle, as there is access to water refill stations available on our vehicles. Please ensure you stay hydrated throughout the tour to reduce the risk of sun exposure and dehydration.
All our guides carry a current Level 2 First Aid certificate. Please report any accident or illness to your tour guide. We recommend anyone with an existing medical condition to carry their medication with them on tour and to notify their tour guide at the beginning of the tour.
If you are a smoker! We ask you to refrain from smoking whilst in the company of other passengers and limit it to designated smoking areas. Smoking is not permitted on any of our vehicles, or in any type of accommodation including permanent campsites. We make frequent ‘comfort stops’ to allow free time for guests but cannot guaranteed smoke breaks. Please ensure you dispose of your cigarette butt responsibly and appropriately.
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