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Kakadu, Nourlangie and Yellow Waters Tour from Darwin

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Darwin, Australia

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icon13 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

Experience the natural wonders and ancient cultural heritage of Kakadu — Australia’s largest national park. On this full-day tour from Darwin, cruise along the Yellow Water billabong while spotting crocs basking on the banks. Admire ancient Aboriginal art at the ‘desert museum’ of Nourlangie Rock, and delve deeper into indigenous history at the Warradjan Aboriginal Centre.
  • See Nourlangie Rock - the museum in the desert
  • Take a cruise on the Yellow River
  • See crocodiles basking in the sun
  • Enjoy lunch under the trees
  • Visit Warradjan Aboriginal Centre and learn the history of the area
Covering nearly 20,000 square miles (32,180 square km) of rivers, wetlands and ancient sandstone mesas, the Northern Territory’s Kakadu National Park is the largest park in Australia. Your full-day wilderness adventure begins with early morning pickup at your Darwin hotel and an approximately 2-hour drive to the park.

When you arrive, visit the remarkable collection of ancient Aboriginal rock art in the desert at Nourlangie Rock. Take a journey thousands of years back in time as you see stories of daily life depicted through well-preserved cave paintings. Break for a picnic lunch surrounded by the park’s dramatic scenery. 

In the afternoon, glide along the Yellow Water billabong on a river cruise. Learn about the natural history of the wetlands from your guide as you look for wild birdlife and crocodiles poking above the water’s calm surface. 

Finally, delve deeper into the area’s indigenous history with a visit to the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre. At the end of your adventure, relax and soak up the scenery on the return drive to Darwin, where your tour concludes with hotel drop-off in the evening.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Djukbinj National Park
Travelling towards Kakadu along the Arnhem Highway, the Marrakai Plains will provide a beautiful backdrop for your onward journey
Stop At:  
Nourlangie Rock
Travel to the Nourlangie rock art site and take a walk with your Driver Guide around its base to see many different forms of Aboriginal rock art
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cooinda Lodge Kakadu
Stop for your included lunch in Cooinda.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Yellow Water (Ngurrungurrudjba)
Join your local guide for a cruise on Yellow Water Billabong, home to thousands of saltwater crocodiles and up to 60 species of colourful birdlife, including sea eagles, brolgas and tiny brilliantly-hued kingfishers.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Warradjan Cultural Centre
Visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre, where you’ll be introduced to the way of life of the Bininj people, traditional owners of this land
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Kakadu, Nourlangie and Yellow Waters Tour from Darwin?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Kakadu, Nourlangie and Yellow Waters Tour from Darwin.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Kakadu, Nourlangie and Yellow Waters Tour from Darwin?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Kakadu, Nourlangie and Yellow Waters Tour from Darwin.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Kakadu, Nourlangie and Yellow Waters Tour from Darwin?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Kakadu, Nourlangie and Yellow Waters Tour from Darwin.

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  • "Its a very long day but well worth the visit." See review
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star-5
Interesting adventure
dvgn980
, Dec 2019
Very comfortable and for a reasonable price.. Excellent Driver/Guide Ben was so passionate and knowledgeable. I recommend the optional airplane flight over Kakadu. Tour boat operator/guide at Yellow Waters was superb!
star-5
A long but good day
BrissyGirl00
, Nov 2019
This was a long day but if you don't have much time then it is worth it. The highlight was the cruise. I got to see a few crocodiles and plenty of bird life. The rock paintings were good too.
star-2
Don’t like it
angelikavah
, Nov 2019
To long Bustour, only small time in the park, nice trip on the water, the driver told to much. And for that it was to expensive. Better go alone and for some days. Never again.
star-5
Australia at its best
Nomad35696357230
, Nov 2019
Spectacular scenery and amazing experience. This tour showcases how diverse the Australian environment is. Tour guide on yellow waters was hilarious and added to what was already an awesome experience.
star-4
Good tour
kathybY4095XW
, Oct 2019
A very long day but good tour Had a good day Warren was very informative Cold water to fill bottle an added bonus
star-5
Excellent
Voyage749545
, Oct 2019
Excellent day,bus driver was informative and nice. Yellow water cruise was great and Dennis driving the boat was funny and informative. Great day out
star-5
Experience the best in the North
Carole P
, Aug 2019
This trip had everything we were looking for. Rock paintings, Birds and the whole Kakadu experience. The explanations about the Rock paintings were full and interesting. Thee climb up was a bit steep and the stairs seemed never ending but it was well worth it. The Yellow Water cruise was great and although there was not a great number of species the sightings of what was there were great. Easy to see in open areas. A big buzz was an osprey at arms distance and Jabiru out in the open. Plumes Whistling ducks were in huge numbers. There were god croc sightings too and the boat went in close and from both sides. Lunch was adequate but we had to wait a while for bread rolls to come. The afternoon drive to the Crocodile Hotel was interesting but it was quite a let down from the morning. Worth the trip though.
star-2
Think twice before you book it
46099064
, Aug 2019
I read reviews before booking it and there were some poor ones. I ignored them. Don't do that. The pick up was fine. The group was huge. The driver was talking the whole day from Darwin to Kakadu (4h non stopp). You were not aloud to go to a lookout in Nourlangie. Athough there was time. The driver was not very nice. He said we should be back on the bus by 13 o'clock and at 12.55 he was already angry and told us we were late. I told him, we have still 5min left. He told me he does not care... The yellow water cruise was nice. In conclusion don't go there for one day. It is a long drive and there is not a lot to do and see. Go with another company and do more stuff.
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Disorganised and Disinterested
Joe W
, Aug 2019
Tour started off bad as company overbooked, spent a couple hours figuring out who to remove due to bus capacity exceeded, and all figured out while bus was full/ready-to-go. We essentially went 7 hours without seeing anything listed in the tour (6am to 1pm). Our tour guide was boring and disinterested; he even yelled at a few tourists during the day for no real good reason. The crocodile tour in the afternoon was awesome, which our guide dropped us off with another company to do. Due to company's disorganisation and overbooking in the morning delaying us a couple hours, we did not arrive back into Darwin until 9:30pm - too late to go to the Sunset Markets, etc as we had planned when we booked the trip (told we would be back between 6 and 7). Dinner was skipped by tour in lieu of a convenient store that had only snacks (nothing hot - just chips, candy, etc). Lunch was just cold meats and salad. Viator price doesn't include $40/person national park entrance fees, which was confusing given we were never saw a Park Ranger or Entrance. Why doesn't Tour Company include "National Park Fee" in our Viator tour that already costs quite a bit? Price definitely wasn't worth it and the day felt miserable. Unfortunately not recommendable.
star-5
Kakadu and Yellow Waters
Discover10557099526
, Jun 2019
Very interesting and rewarding experience. Friendly driver and guides and an experience not to forget.

Product code: 2230D31L

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