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Kakadu National Park Long Weekender

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Visit the world-renowned Kakadu National Park, a must do when travelling to the Top End. Follow this four-five day self-drive road trip and immerse yourself in Aboriginal culture.

Travel

4-5 days


Route

Darwin to Darwin

302km


Best Time of the Year

May to October

Highlights

  • Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve
  • Yellow Water Cruise
  • Burrungkuy

The Journey

Days

1 2 3 4

Tourism NT

Day 1
Darwin to Kakadu National Park

Distance 151km - Driving Time 2 hours

Your Kakadu adventure begins in Darwin, where you will pick your camper up from the Britz branch. Embark on the lazy 3-hour drive along sealed roads. Make your first stop at Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve, a favourite stop for many travellers driving from Darwin to Kakadu. Established in the 1950s to irrigate an experimental rice project, this location's abundant birdlife is the main reason for visiting.

Take the walk to Pandanus Lookout and have your lunch whilst enjoying sweeping views of the wetlands and birds. The walk is 2.5km return, so make sure you don't take too long.

Keep driving until you arrive at your Kakadu Lodge campground, where you will spend every night of this trip. Check-in and then start exploring Ubirr. Spend the afternoon walking to the top of the looking and catch a glimpse of the sun setting over the floodplains. Keep an eye out for the abundant local wildlife roaming around the plains whilst learning about the rich history of Aboriginal culture that this area possesses.

Tourism NT

Day 2
Kakadu National Park

The mornings and evenings are the most special at Kakadu National. Spend these moments doing the exploring, and spend the middle of your days relaxing in this incredible location, we suggest floating around in a glorious waterhole. In the mornings, explore many of the ranger-guided walks to explore this region and gain an in-depth understanding of the rich culture and history that belongs to it.

Spend your afternoon on a Yellow Water Cruise. Yellow Water is a landlocked billabong, full of native flora and fauna. One of the best-known landmarks in Kakadu National Park, this experience is a must-do, especially at sunset.

Tourism NT

Day 3
Kakadu National Park

Start another day spent exploring this World-Heritage National Park by taking a walk at Burrungkuy, exploring the incredible Aboriginal rock art sites. Keep an eye out for the wildlife that Kakadu is home to and spend the afternoon enjoying yet another waterhole float before taking in your last sunset with a campervan dinner.

Tourism NT

Day 4
Kakadu National Park to Darwin

Distance 151km - Driving Time 2 hours

Enjoy a lazy drive back to Darwin. Follow the Stuart Highway and be sure to continue your exploring by stopping at Pine Creek, Adelaide River, Douglas Daly, and Berry Springs before returning your campervan.