Kakadu National Park Holiday Guide

Northern Territory, Australia

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Tourists are drawn here to experience the World Heritage area of Kakadu National Park, a unique area of tropical wetlands, Indigenous rock art and spectacular waterfalls. Fishing for the huge Barramundi found in the local rivers is also a big draw card. The region takes on a delightful buzz during peak season (May to September), as visitors from around the globe enjoy bus tours, hire camper-vans, backpack and explore the more remote back-country areas on hiking tours.

Kakadu National Park Highlights

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Kakadu National Park is 3 hours from Darwin. There are many places to visit within the park, including the ancient Indigenous rock art sites at Ubirr Rock and Nourlangie Rock, the breathtaking Yellow Waters Wetland boat tours and 4WD tours into the rugged Jim Jim and Twin Falls areas. It is also possible to take helicopter and small aeroplane tours. There are many tours available which allow visitors to experience Indigenous culture first-hand.

Dry Season (May to September) is the best time to visit, with low rainfall and temperatures averaging 21°C minimum to 31°C maximum.

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Accommodation in Kakadu is either luxury wilderness retreats, or comfortable caravan parks. All the major camper-van hire companies have outlets in Darwin. The following Kakadu accommodation provide some of the best deals for a holiday in Northern Territory – please search below for availability and get the very best room rates sourced from over 100 local and online booking agents:

Kakadu National Park Travel Info
Darwin, the main city in the region, is a three hour drive to the west and is worth an overnight visit before heading to Kakadu.