One Day Kakadu Tours

taking a break from the adventure at Kakadu

Kakadu is Australia’s largest National Park and covers a huge area around half the size of Switzerland – so read on to find out if it’s possible to visit Kakadu in one day.


The main consideration when visiting Kakadu is its location. It is a huge region, but it is still three hours from Darwin, the main city hub for the Northern Territory.

If you want to ‘do-it-yourself’, you’ll have to rent your own vehicle (a 4WD is necessary) as getting around by bus, train or taxi is not an option because there is no expansive public transport network.

Joining a guided tour with Adventures Beyond means your transport and an expert driver is included in the package price.

Things to see and do at Kakadu

Kakadu is nature’s version of Disneyland – and most people don’t spend one day visiting Disneyland! There are many things to see and do in Kakadu Region that it deserves more than one day to discover its hidden delights.

The landscape is breathtaking including monsoon rainforests, waterfalls, open woodland, rocky formations and water-lily dotted billabongs. The wildlife and plantlife is unique and broad including 2000 types of plants, rare wildlife such as Leichhardt’s grasshoppers and flatback turtles and over quarter of Australia’s freshwater and estuarine fish species. The archaeological and cultural sites include Aboriginal rock art paintings dating over thousands of years.

If you want to learn more about Kakadu wildlife, geology and aboriginal culture, Parks Australia has lots of information online for tourists.

Do we recommend a One Day Kakadu Tour?

We believe that because of its natural beauty and numerous sights, Kakadu is best visited on a tour longer than one day!

For travellers with limited time, a 2-Day Kakadu Dreaming Tour is value for money and it still fits into a time restricted itinerary and gives you the chance to see stunning waterfalls, wetlands and wildlife.

If you want to extend your adventure tours, we also have 3 or 4-Day 4WD packages that include all your transport, food, water, camp tents/swags, and entry fees meaning you can experience Kakadu without having to rent your own vehicle and gear.

One of our favourite tours is the 5-Day Best of the Top End Tour (Kakadu / Litchfield / Arnhemland). This 4WD Safari package will have you cooking over a camp fire, crocodile spotting on a wildlife cruise, and visiting Arnhemland to learn about Aboriginal culture.

If you’re looking for a true adventure, jump on board our air-conditioned mini bus from Kakadu to Alice Springs on a 6-Day Tour where you soak in thermal springs fringed by paperbark trees, sip a beer at a local Aussie pub and watch the sun set over Australian skies.

The options are wide that means you can give this beautiful region the attention it deserves.

To book your Kakadu experience now, check out our Kakadu Adventure Tours!