Kakadu Tours from Darwin for Backpackers

having fun on the rocks at Kakadu

Why visit Kakadu?

Kakadu is Australia’s largest National Park and holds World Heritage status.

It is undoubtedly one of Australia’s top destinations with a unique landscape scattered with wetlands and waterfalls, interesting wildlife such as reptiles and birds, and indigenous culture including rock art and cultural centres where you can learn about traditions passed down through the generations.

You can be as active or relaxed as you want – from joining a river cruise and look for crocodiles, to hiking or taking a scenic flight.

Best time to visit Kakadu

Kakadu is great to visit any time of the year so you are not bound by specific seasonality that you may experience in other global locations such as Southeast Asia or the South Pacific when monsoon season can literally put a dampener on travelling!

Kakadu experience a wet season between November and April and there are many road closures, however you can still plan ahead because wet season results in lush vegetation and amazing thunderstorms. Adventures Beyond are experts on advising you about Kakadu tours from Darwin that will suit you and your timeframes for your itinerary. Dry season is obviously the busiest time for visitors to Kakadu and falls between May and October. This is when most visitor sites are open and camping sites are busiest.

Is it expensive to visit Kakadu?

Many backpackers have limited time, a limited budget or both! They rely on public transport a lot when travelling to keep costs to a minimum but this is where joining an organized tour becomes the most affordable option when visiting Kakadu.

Kakadu is very remote – it is 3 hours from Darwin - and there are no buses, trains or other options to get around. It’s possible to hire your own vehicle to drive yourself but you’ll need to book a 4WD as many areas are only accessed by 4WD and unless you are confident, it can be risky to explore Kakadu on your own as it can be a harsh environment.

Booking a tour with Adventures Beyond is a no-brainer – you have an expert driver who knows the region, you have your accommodation and park fees included and you won’t need to factor in the expense of buying camping gear.

What type of tours are there to Kakadu

Backpackers that are stretched for time can book a 2-Day 4WD Adventure (tour code: TK2) which offers value-for-money and includes a jumping crocodile cruise, rock art viewing and camping at a private safari campsite.

We also sell 3 and 4-Day 4WD packages that include meals, camping equipment, park fees and transport which saves you worrying about unexpected costs or carrying all your gear with you.

If you really want to experience Kakadu as a unique Australian adventure, add a 6-Day tour to your Australian itinerary and travel between Kakadu and Alice Springs joining in on croc spotting and swimming in thermal springs.

To book your Kakadu Adventure Tours, visit our page for more information!