Kakadu Adventure Tours
Kakadu is a World Heritage-listed area and an amazing Australian destination to visit for its landscape and indigenous culture.
Located three hours from Darwin, Adventures Beyond offers adventure tours that allow you to discover this unique region starting with a 2-Day Tour and for serious adventurers you can join one of our 6-Day Tours.
When to visit Kakadu
Many travellers to Australia are familiar with the wet and dry seasons. However, Kakadu experiences six different seasons, signalled by small variations in weather, flowering plants and bush food.
Dry season is from May to October, and is the busiest time for tourists with most visitor sites open. Wet season is November to April and brings spectacular flooding, thunderstorms and lush greenery.
Adventures Beyond can advise you on a tour that suits your needs and time frame on the best times of the year to visit Kakadu.
Kakadu is a huge region and covers roughly half the size of Switzerland. There is no expensive public transport network so travelling via train, bus or taxi is out of the question. You’ll also find your mobile phone won’t get reception in most of the park, and if you’re looking for somewhere dotted with internet cafés then Kakadu is not for you!
Many tourists hire their own vehicle, but we recommend joining one of our guided tours that include transport, accommodation and other expenses. A 4WD is essential to really get off-road and explore Kakadu’s attractions.
Meet the locals
The traditional Aboriginal Bininj/Mungguy people have lived on and cared for the lands for more than 50,000 years. Adventures Beyond can guide you through this vast region that has and continues to be home to the oldest living culture on earth. Stop into cultural centres to learn about indigenous stories and customs, or buy your own unique artwork at one of the galleries.
You’ll also experience locals of the two, four, and eight-leg variety! Keep an eye out for insects, reptiles, birds, and crocs – Kakadu is home to more than 10,000 crocodiles so you’re bound to glimpse one or two!
Top attractions and sights at Kakadu
• Indigenous culture - Kakadu’s World Heritage status is in part due to the stunning Aboriginal rock art, with some paintings up to 20,000 years old. There are also indigenous cultural centres and art galleries throughout the park including Bowali Visitor Centre, Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Marrawuddi Gallery.
• Natural beauty – a diverse and beautiful landscape that includes tidal flats, sandstone cliffs, wetlands, rainforests, billabongs, woodland, southern hills.
• Activities – boat cruises, scenic flights, hiking, birdwatching, swimming
• Wildlife – Kakadu is home to rare wildlife, thousands of plant species and around one quarter of Australia’s freshwater and estuarine fish species. Parks Australia (www.parksaustralia.gov.au) has good information online about Kakadu and they also have iPhone and Android apps you can download with advice about Visiting Kakadu and birdlife.
Adventure Tours to Kakadu
Adventures Beyond tours are perfect for travellers looking to explore the region without the hassle of arranging individual components yourself (4WD hire, accommodation, park fees etc).
For travellers with limited time, we have 2-Day Kakadu Tours that give you value for money and a chance to see a snapshot of what makes Kakadu so special including wildlife, wetlands and picturesque waterfalls.
Join one of our action-packed 3 or 4-Day 4WD packages that include all your transport with an expert driver, food, water, camp tents/swags, and entry fees giving you a great Kakadu experience without worrying about additional costs or carrying all your gear with you.
True adventurers can jump on board our Kakadu to Alice Springs 6-Day Tour where you travel in an air-conditioned mini bus. Immerse yourself in a unique Aussie adventure where you can swim at thermal springs, sip a beer at an Aussie pub and go croc-watching.