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Kakadu, Nourlangie and Yellow Waters Tour from Darwin

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icon13 hours  (Approx.)
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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
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Super comfortable luxury vehicle including: free wifi, in seat USB and air conditioning
Yellow Waters Cruise
Lunch
Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre
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Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pick-ups commence prior to the tour start time. You will be collected from the hotel you have selected in the drop down list during the booking process. Your hotel pick-up time will be displayed on your voucher. If you wish to change your pick-up location from the one selected, you must call the operator at least 24 hrs prior to travel. If your hotel does not appear on the drop down list, the operator does not pick-up from your hotel. Please phone the operator to arrange an alternate pick-up time and location.

Departure Time

6:30 AM
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:  
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
Stop At:  
Yellow Water (Ngurrungurrudjba) Cruises
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:  
Cooinda Lodge Kakadu
Stop for your included lunch in Cooinda.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
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
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Entry to Kakadu National Park is a Government enforced fee and is payable on the day.
  • Infant are free provided they do not occupy a seat
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark. Driver is unable to assist passengers boarding and disembarking due to insurance regulations
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY AAT Kings

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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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.

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Enjoyable day
Sherryl_N
, Jun 2021
Great way to experience Kakadu if you are unable to overnight . Scenic flight was a great way to capture the National park .
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Winter Wonderland in the Top End
Lorraine_H
, Jun 2021
Excellent from start to end of day. Coach drivers very informative. Our Guide Dennis (with 2 n’s) on the Yellow Waters Cruise, gave the most inspiring insight into crocodiles in their habitat. The pride he displays in his heritage was the best I have ever heard. Although a very long day - pick up 6.15am drop off home 8.00pm, the drivers/guides continually kept us entertained with information all the way. Thank you
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Dear Lorraine_H, Thanks for your lovely review, and it sounds like you had an awesome time exploring Kadadu with AAT Kings. The Yellow Water Cruise is such a brilliant experience overall, and we are happy to hear you learned a lot from Dennis. Thanks for your feedback on our Guides, and they enjoy sharing their knowledge with a pinch of fun and entertainment along the way. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in the Top End and hope to welcome you back on board an AAT Kings tour again soon. Thanks, The Team at AAT Kings
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Fantastic Trip
Colin_K
, May 2021
The trip on Yellow Waters was Fantastic. Our guide Dennis (with 2 N’s) was brilliant and very very funny. The walk out the Indigenous Artwork on Nourlangie Rock with our guide Sabine was very good. A great trip - Highly recommended.
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Hello Colin_K, Thanks for your wonderful feedback, and the trip on the Yellow Waters is a highlight and a delight to experience along with the art work at Nourlangie Rock. We will be sure to pass your feedback along to Dennis, and our guides really enjoy sharing their knowledge with our guests sprinkled with a little humour! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in the Top End, and see you on another AAT Kings tour soon. Thanks, The Team at AAT Kings
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Great tour
Shane_B
, May 2021
Great tour, Damien was an excellent tour guide, with a lot of knowledge. Dennis on the Yellow Waters tour was hilarious & gave a great insight into the indigenous culture. We did the Kakadu Air flight as an added tour & it was amazing!
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Dear Shane_B, Thanks for your feedback, and at AAT Kings we pride ourselves on our excellent Guides and we will pass along the feedback to Damien, and Dennis on the Yellow Water tour. The scenic flight is incredible, and we are you glad you were able to experience it in such an amazing part of Australia. We hope to welcome you back on board soon. Thanks, The Team at AAT Kings
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Yellow creek/ river cruise
Jennifer_S
, Mar 2021
Great guides. Very informative & went out of their way to find specific birds, etc. So lucky that we went while there was so much water there.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Dear Jennifer_S, Thanks very much for taking the time to review our tour, and we are glad to read you experienced an array of bird life. We hope to welcome you on board an AAT Kings tour again in the future. Thanks, The Team at AAT Kings
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star-5
Kakadu in wet season a must do
Nadene_M
, Dec 2020
A very long day but worth the trip. The scenic flight is worth doing as you get to see how vast the area of kakadu is along with waterfalls inacessabile during the wet season in full flow. It's awesome. The boat ride is excellent, managed to see a couple of crocs which can be elusive in wet season. The area has already flooded and was a site to behold. Aboriginal rock art is also a treat with a little walk in the heat, flies were annoying.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Hello Nadene_M, Thanks for your review of our Kakadu tour, and it sounds like you had an amazing time especially seeing the many waterfalls in the area over the wet season. We hope to welcome you on board again soon. Thanks, The Team at AAT Kings
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This tour was is worth doing. Excellent driver who was very knowledgeable and fun.
Lyn_P
, Dec 2020
The yellow waters. Excellent guide and saw lots of birds, crocodiles and plants. The rest of the tour was also great. The rock art was stunning.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Hello Lyn_P, Thanks for your review, and we are glad you enjoyed exploring the Top End with us, and we agree that the Rock Art in this area is out of this world and a must see. We hope to welcome you on board again in the future. Thanks, The Team at AAT Kings
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Brilliant
bob_k
, Nov 2020
The yellow river cruise. Was magical slowly cruising around in this pristine environment, floating alongside big crocodiles.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Hello bob_k, Thanks for taking the time to review our tour, and we are glad that you were able to really soak in the Top End with us. We hope to welcome you back on another AAT Kings tour in the future. Thanks, The Team at AAT Kings
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Spectacular day out...
Lesley_M
, Nov 2020
A wonderful day with Malcolm, the Driver/Guide. He displayed excellent local knowledge, was most courteous an exemplary host. His scheduling had us arrive in time for optimal advantage of Nature's spectacular display. We did join James on the optional Flight. Both James and Matthew showed skill and were most affable, as we're all ground crew associated with Top End Flights. A wonderful day with no stresses, just enjoyment 😊
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Hello Lesley_M, Thanks for your wonderful review, and we are glad that you learned a lot from our Guide Malcolm and that you had a great day touring with him - we will be sure to pass along the positive comments. The flight is just spectacular, and it sounded like you had a day to remember in the Top End! Thanks again, The Team at AAT Kings
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Kakadu day trip
John_B
, Oct 2020
It was all good. The coach driver (Malcolm) was a good guy and very informative. Also the boat driver at Yellow Waters was v informative and Australian sense of humour😃
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Hello John_B, Thanks for taking the time to review our trip and it sounded like you learned a lot from our Driver Guide Malcolm. We hope to welcome you on board again in the future. Thanks, The Team at AAT Kings
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