Darwin to Kakadu Day Trip

Discover the cultural marvel of Kakadu National Park, a World Heritage Site in the Northern Territory. Our Darwin to Kakadu Day Trip offers the opportunity to explore this park, home to some of the world’s oldest and most well-preserved indigenous rock art galleries.


  • Kakadu National Park, one of the four Australian sites World Heritage Listed, is widely recognized for its exceptional natural environment, wildlife, and cultural significance.
  • One can explore the Ubirr floodplains and observe ancient Aboriginal rock paintings over 20,000 years old.
  • Visitors can safely observe saltwater crocodiles in the wild at Cahills Crossing, subject to seasonal conditions, from the viewing platform.
  • Visit the Bowali Visitor Centre to learn more about the Kakadu region. Take your time to appreciate and purchase local indigenous arts and artifacts.
  • On the Crocodile Cruise along the Adelaide River, you can witness the thrilling sight of these enormous creatures leaping into the air as our guides feed them (optional extra).
  • Embark on an exhilarating journey at the Fogg Dam Conservation Centre, where you can wander along the enchanting boardwalk and marvel at the breathtaking observation decks. Immerse yourself in the captivating wetlands and witness various wildlife and majestic birds.

The itinerary may be subject to changes due to traditional landowner ceremonies, seasonal weather fluctuations, and park closures.

Pricing options

The Kakadu day trip from Darwin costs AUD 240 for adults (13+ yo) and AUD 175 for children (6-12).

The price for day trips from Darwin to Kakadu, including a crocodile cruise, is AUD 285 for adults (13+ yo) and AUD 220 for children (6-12). The child policy is about six years old and up.

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The weather in the Top End is like a wild rollercoaster ride, with rapid changes and intense moments that will leave you breathless. In the dry season, temperatures can go over 40 degrees Celsius and drop in the evening. Check your travel dates and pack accordingly to stay comfortable throughout your adventure. Rain or shine, your tour will only be canceled if the provider decides otherwise!

Day 1

You can travel from Darwin to Kakadu National Park for an incredible adventure

Take a day trip from Darwin to Kakadu and explore the World Heritage-listed Kakadu, Australia’s largest national park. From Darwin, we travel to Kakadu National Park, which covers 20,000 square meters and is filled with native plants and animals. The park also contains essential rock art sites created by Aboriginal people. The first stop on our itinerary is the Adelaide River, where visitors can join the exciting Jumping Croc Cruises or visit the Fogg Dam Conservation Centre, located on the traditional lands of the Limilngan-Wulna people. The center is known for its diverse wildlife, including native birds, turtles, water pythons, and saltwater crocodiles. At the Bowali Visitor Centre, visitors can explore this remarkable region’s rich Aboriginal art, culture, history, and significance. Afterward, there is an opportunity to have lunch (at the passengers’ expense). Experience the thrilling Cahills Crossing, a treacherous body of water that connects Kakadu National Park and Arnhem Land, offering a rare glimpse into the world crocodiles inhabit! Embark on an extraordinary journey to the magnificent World Heritage Listed site, Ubirr. Immerse yourself in the wonders of this sacred location, where ancient rock art tells captivating stories that have withstood the test of time.

  • Driving distance: 620 km
  • Walking distance:2km

Litchfield National Park

Are you ready to embark on an unforgettable adventure through the breathtaking wonders of Litchfield National Park? Join us for a one-day tour that will invigorate your senses and immerse you in the awe-inspiring diversity of the Northern Territory. These ancient lands hold deep meaning for the Koongurrukun, Marranuggu, Werat, and Warray Aboriginal people, connecting their spirits to the essence of time. The diverse terrain offers pristine rockpools, flowing waterfalls, and a habitat for native birds and other Australian wildlife, making it a haven for photographers. During this Litchfield day tour, visitors will have the opportunity to explore the park’s iconic locations of natural beauty, learn about its historic landscape, and enjoy the exquisite water pools in the area.

Adelaide River

The floodplains of the Adelaide River are home to a diverse range of bird species from around the globe. Additionally, Black Flying Foxes and Bull Sharks can be observed in this critical water system. We embark on a boat ride to encounter the well-known inhabitants of the area – Saltwater Crocodiles. In this unforgettable experience, we can witness apex predators up close in their natural habitat. The spectacle of the crocodile propelling itself up with its powerful tail to “jump” out of the water is a sight that should not be missed. Our tours of Litchfield national park allow you to skip the cruise if you have already done it. You can join your guide to explore the nearby Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve (see below).

  • Explore the beautiful waterfalls of Litchfield National Park, a natural wonderland.
  • Experience the cascading waterhole surrounded by lush rainforest at Florence Falls.
  • You can swim in the pristine plunge pools, natural spas, and whirlpools of Buley Rockhole or Wangi Falls.
  • Experience the Spectacular Jumping Crocodile Cruise along the Adelaide River and witness the awe-inspiring sight of massive predators leaping into the air (optional extra).
  • Experience the impressive sight of the enormous magnetic termite mounds in the Top End, which have stood for over a century.

Fogg Dam Conservation Centre

This reserve, managed by the Limilngan-Wulna People, is a great spot to observe freshwater wildlife and learn about the significance of the Adelaide River floodplains to various species. Visitors can join their guide for a scenic walk in this pristine habitat, which offers numerous chances to spot rare birds, water pythons, and freshwater turtles. It is also common to observe crocodiles in this wetland system.

There are two waterfalls in the area: Florence Falls and Tolmer Falls

The sandstone plateau of the Tabletop Range creates tropical waterfalls, including Florence Falls and Tolmer Falls. Experience the breathtaking beauty of Florence Falls as you descend the steps to the inviting swimming hole, or marvel at the awe-inspiring Tolmer Falls from the picturesque lookout. The monsoon rainforest creates a unique tropical environment that can be enjoyed through a scenic walk, offering stunning views of this lush natural wonderland. Be prepared for an adventure! Our itineraries are flexible to accommodate seasonal changes, and there may be surprise closures or swimming restrictions in some regions of the parks. At Litchfield Tours, we prioritize the safety and satisfaction of our guests, meticulously planning every detail to create the most unforgettable and seamless experience possible.

Some options for swimming in the Litchfield National Park include Buley Rockholes and Wangi Falls

The Buley Rockholes, set in scenic bushland, provide multiple levels for swimming and relaxation. The clean waters offer a spa-like experience, and the faster-flowing cascades can provide a massage-like sensation. Additionally, visitors can visit the famous plunge pool at the bottom of the remarkable Wangi Falls. This picturesque swimming spot, surrounded by breathtaking natural scenery, offers a refreshing respite as we explore the park. Itineraries are subject to change based on seasonal variations, and there may be instances when certain areas in the parks are closed, or swimming is not permitted. At Darwin Litchfield Tours, we prioritize the safety and satisfaction of our guests, ensuring a memorable and extraordinary experience every step of the way.

Magnetic Termite Mounds

Humans are not the only ones who develop creative ways to stay calm. Prepare to be amazed by the captivating natural wonder of the Magnetic Termite Mounds. Discover how social insects construct large homes that provide great photo opportunities. Spend time exploring the formations and learning about the science behind the architecture.

What to Bring

  • Any meals not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • It is strongly advised to consider purchasing travel insurance.
  • Pre/post-tour hotel transfers
  • Additional personal expenses

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