●Tour departs seasonally from 1st May - 31st October
Join us on an exclusive 4 Day Kakadu Tours 4wd safari adventure of a lifetime showcasing the very best Kakadu National Park has to offer. Discover some of the oldest and best-preserved Aboriginal rock art in the world, keep a lookout for some of our prehistoric friends as we cruise the wetlands by boat. We’ll be exploring some truly spectacular countryside, including secluded, pristine waterfalls and plunge pools. This fully accommodated tour has you relaxing indoors in comfort each night after action-packed days of exploration, culture and unmatched vistas.
4 Kakadu Day Tour Reviews
“We had a great tour guide Lizzie, the weather was perfect, scenery spectacular and photography opportunities fantastic. Good amount of hiking involved which we enjoyed.” – Rita Illinois, USA.
4 Kakadu Day Tour Highlights
Visit world heritage listed Kakadu National Park
See an apex predator up close, on a billabong cruise
Explore both Bowali and Warradjan cultural centres
Internationally Protected Mamukala Wetlands
Watch for Crocs and Barramundi at Cahills Crossing
Breathtaking sunset view over the Nadab Floodplain
Be guided through two world-class Aboriginal rock art sites (Burrunkguy and Ubirr)
Join an intimate Aboriginal cultural experience
Adventure to Jim Jim or Twin Falls
Relax at Maguk’s serene plunge pool
Enjoy the hospitality of a classic gold mining township
Discover the spectacular Edith Falls or Butterfly Gorge
*This Kakadu National Park itinerary is interchangeable during seasonal weather fluctuations and during park closures due to traditional land owner ceremonies.
4 Day Kakadu Trip From Darwin
Our 4 Day Kakadu Tour from Darwin 4WD Adventure is an exceptional showcase of the must-see highlights of Kakadu National Park. Spending 4 Days exploring the area in a 4WD vehicle allows us to take you to extra special secluded locations, allowing plenty of time to discover and explore without the rush! Your first two night’s accommodations are located in Jabiru with the last night just south of the park in the historic mining town of Pine Creek.
DAY 1 – Darwin to Jabiru
Start your adventure by departing Darwin and cruising the Wetlands of the Mary River, here we have ample opportunity to spot a huge range of Top End Birdlife and not to mention some fresh and salty apex predators… crocodiles! We journey on to Kakadu National Park where our home for the next two nights in Jabiru awaits, the Bowali Visitor Center offers a beautiful introduction to the Park’s landscape and wildlife and we take time to soak it in before checking into our local accommodation. After some relaxation and time to catch a glimpse of the elusive Tingo we journey north to Cahills Crossing on the border of Kakadu and Arnhem Land, here we see crocodiles lining up along the East Alligator River where they and the locals hope to catch some barramundi! We then take you to one of the best-preserved collections of Aboriginal Rock Art in the world at Ubirr, this incredibly significant site showcases many styles of Rock Art and allows us to climb up high for a sunset that will blow you away looking out over the Nadab Floodplain. We head home back to Jabiru for a delicious dinner and our comfortable indoor accommodation.
DAY 2 – Jim Jim & Twin Falls
Jim Jim and Twin Falls are probably two of the most famous and stunning locations within Kakadu, depending on seasonal factors and cultural observations we will visit one of these amazing waterfalls situated at the bottom of an adventurous 4WD road. But not before we partake in an exclusive cultural experience on the lands of Traditional Owners of the area. Picnic lunches packed, we then hike out to the falls and enjoy plenty of time to cool off surrounded by thick monsoon forest. We head back home with a stop first at the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Center where you have time to delve into the culture of Kakadu and gain deeper insight into how the World Heritage-listed National Park is managed.
DAY 3 – Jabiru to Pine Creek
This morning starts bright and early as we take you to one of the best sunrise spots in the park, the Nawurlandja Lookout before cooking a delicious breakfast at Anabangbang Billabong. We then discover Burrungkuy (Nourlangie) Rock which houses fantastic Aborigional Rock Art of the Bininj which we view at the Anabangbang Gallery before heading up for incredible views of Kakadu’s Escarpment from Kunwarddewardde Lookout. Another 4WD track awaits us as we travel south and enjoy a picnic lunch at the plunge pool of Maguk, one of the most picturesque and pristine waterfalls in Kakadu. After our 2km walk and lunch we head towards tonight’s accommodation in Pine Creek to relax and enjoy the local hospitality.
DAY 4 – Pine Creek to Darwin
Our last day of this epic adventure takes us to one of two amazing waterfalls for exploration and swimming. Depending on the time of year and access conditions we will either be visiting Edith Falls or Butterfly Gorge, both offer relaxation in picture perfect Top End surroundings with clear water and a welcome chance to cool off! We then begin the journey back up towards Darwin along the Stuart Hwy, stopping at Adelaide River, a town steeped in history, we visit the heritage listed Adelaide River War Cemetery to learn of the World War II impact in this part of Australia. After this the vibrant Mindil Markets await as we return to Darwin just in time for you to grab some delicious local food while you watch the sunset on an action packed 4 days.
What you need to bring?
1L Refillable water bottle
Hat, Sunglasses, Sunscreen
Comfortable hiking shoes
All weather clothing
Money for food & beverages
Kakadu National Park Pass included
Australia wildlife sightings
Aboriginal rock art
Experienced outback driver guide
Informative tour commentary
Inner city pickup & drop off service
4 Day Kakadu Wetlands and Waterfalls 4WD Adventure:
$1,950 Single Private
$1,770 per person Double / Twin share
*Children aged between 12 and 17 years old are required to stay in a private room and must be accompanied by a legal guardian or adult. Please note that Triple share or family rooms are not available and due to the remote nature of the tour, ensuite facilities are not available at every property.
*Not suitable for infants or children 12 years and under
Kakadu 4 Day Tour From Darwin Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ’s we get asked about our Kakadu 4 Day Trip from Darwin.
How far is Kakadu from Darwin?
Departing from Darwin CBD we travel 240 kilometers along the Arnhem Highway for approximately 1 hour 40 mins through bountiful floodplains to arrive at Kakadu National Park.
Are Kakadu 4 day tours from Darwin COVID-19 safe?
Health and safety is our top priority, not only for our travellers, but for our crew, staff and suppliers, so that we can all travel with confidence. Our team has been working tirelessly to implement enhanced procedures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic so that you can travel in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. In line with both Government and Industry standards, GLT will implement COVID-19 protocols to promote the risk reduction approach and ensure that your health and wellbeing is at the forefront of your experience with GLT.
Our Safe Travel Statement sets out the necessary steps we have implemented to enhance procedures and adhere to Safe business practices. These safety guidelines are in alignment with recommendations from the World Health Organisation (WHO), Australian Government, Health and Safety Authorities, Tourism and Transport Industry Advisory Bodies and approved by the World Travel & Tourism Council’ s (WTTC) Safe Travel protocols for tour operators.
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1 Day Kakadu Tour Pick Up Locations
07:25am – Mindil Beach Casino Resort – Casino Dr The Gardens Darwin
07:30am – Travelodge Resort Darwin – 64 Cavenagh St Darwin City
07:32am – The Cavenagh Hotel – 12 Cavenagh St Darwin City
07:32am – Mantra Pandanas Darwin – 43 Knuckey St Darwin City
07:34am – Hilton Darwin – 32 Mitchell St Darwin City
07:35am – Tourist Precinct Mini Bus Zone – 69 Mitchell St Darwin City
07:37am – H on Mitchell Hotel Apartment – 105 Mitchell St Darwin City
07:38am – DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade – 116 Esplanade Darwin City
07:39am – Novotel Darwin CBD – 100 Esplanade Darwin City
07:40am – Mantra on the Esplanade Darwin – 88 Esplanade Darwin City
07:45am – Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront – 7 Kitchener Dr Darwin City
08:05am – Discovery Parks – 11 Farrell Crescent entrance Winnellie
08:10am – Darwin FreeSpirit Resort – 901 Stuart Hwy Deviney Rd Holtze