4 Day Kakadu Tours From Darwin

Our 4 day Kakadu tour from Darwin is the ultimate Top End Adventure. An action-packed 4WD experience that showcases the best wetlands and waterfalls of Kakadu National Park and even takes you off the beaten track to explore more secluded locations. You’ll have plenty of time to immerse yourself in the wild and unique natural beauty and authentically connect with the rich indigenous culture and history of the region.


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“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 Day Kakadu Tours 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)
  • Adventure to *Jim Jim or *Twin Falls (conditions permitting)
  • Relax at Maguk’s serene plunge pool
  • Enjoy the hospitality of a classic gold mining township
  • Discover the spectacular Edith Falls or Butterfly Gorge


*Seasonal access permitting, falls are rarely open before June. This Kakadu National Park itinerary is interchangeable during seasonal weather fluctuations and during park closures due to traditional landowner ceremonies.


  • DAY 1 – Darwin to Jabiru

    Day 1: Darwin – Kakadu
    Corroboree Billabong Wetland Cruise
    Mamakala Wetland
    Cahill’s Crossing
    Ubirr Sunset

    Meals: Lunch, Dinner
    Accom: Resort Style *Twin Share Rooms – with shared bathroom facilities (*Solo passengers who book this fare option will be paired in a room with another traveller, where possible with the same gender but not guaranteed.)
    Driving Distance: 420km
    Hike Distance: 2km + 2km
    Overnight : Anbinik

    The 4 day Kakadu tours from Darwin kick off bright and early and head straight to Mary River where we board the Corroboree Billabong Wetland Cruise.
    Home to the largest concentration of saltwater crocodiles in the world and a variety of native birds, fish and other wildlife, the cruise is a thrilling and educational experience where you’ll learn about the biology and behaviour of these apex predators and the local wetland ecosystem.

    We then travel to Mamukala Wetlands. Here we enjoy a picnic lunch and have the chance to spot many of Australia’s bird species, this Ramsar listed wetland paradise is thriving with a diverse and extensive variety of rare, native and exotic birds and one of the best birdwatching spots in the region.

    Our journey then takes us to Jabiru, stopping into the Bowali Visitor Centre to soak up the information and presentations about Kakadu’s animals, plants, landscapes and rich indigenous art, culture and history. You’ll also get a chance to catch a glimpse of the elusive Tingo after checking into our accommodation in Jabiru.

    Travelling to the infamous Cahills Crossing over the East Alligator River, we spot Crocodiles at one of the most dangerous bodies of water in the country, after being guided through the World Heritage listed sacred site Rock Art Site of Ubirr we then enjoy a magnificent sunset overlooking the Nadab Floodplains, before heading back to Jabiru for a delicious dinner.

  • DAY 2 – Jim Jim or Twin Falls (seasonal)

    Day 2: Kakadu Anbinik to Anbinik
    Jim Jim Falls or Twin Falls (conditions permitting)
    Warradjan Visitor Centre

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accom: Resort Style *Twin Share Rooms – with shared bathroom facilities (*Solo passengers who book this fare option will be paired in a room with another traveller, where possible with the same gender but not guaranteed.)
    Driving Distance: 250km
    Hike Distance: 4 km
    Overnight: Anbinik

    Perhaps two of Kakadu National Park’s most famous icons, Jim Jim Falls or Twin Falls, both spectacular waterfalls that gloriously cascade over the Arnhem Land escarpment into pristine, crystal clear plunge pools at the end of a long adventurous, unsealed, corrugated 4WD track. *Please be aware, access to the falls is seasonal conditions permitting. Depending on seasonal factors and cultural observations our 4 day Kakadu tours visit one of these amazing waterfalls.

    With picnic lunches packed we hike out to the falls, with plenty of time to cool off and enjoy the incredible landscape. The striking contrast between white, sunkissed sandy banks and the dramatic, deep hues of the Arnhem Land escarpment, carved out over millions of years of erosion, is an exquisite sight to behold.

    We then stop in at Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre. Developed by traditional custodians, the centre offers visitors an interactive and educational insight into the incredible history and cultural significance of Kakadu. You’ll get to see artefacts, artwork, displays and hear fascinating stories from Aboriginal elders. You’ll also have the opportunity to purchase authentic handcrafted arts and crafts, didgeridoos, books and cards made by local artisans.

  • DAY 3 – Jabiru to Pine Creek

    Day 3: Anbinik – Pine Creek
    Nawurlandja Lookout
    Anabangbang Billabong
    Burrungkuy Rock Art
    Pine Creek

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accom: Motel Style *Twin Share Rooms – with private bathroom facilities (*Solo passengers who book this fare option will be paired in a room with another traveller, where possible with the same gender but not guaranteed.)
    Driving Distance: 270km
    Hike Distance: 1km +2km +2km
    Overnight: Pine Creek

    We start day three as the sunrises at one of the best scenic lookouts in the park, the Nawurlandja Lookout and cook up a delicious breakfast together by the Anabangbang Billabong.

    We explore Burrungkuy, also known as ‘Nourlangie’ and appreciate some of the oldest and best-preserved indigenous rock art paintings in the world, in the Anabangbang Gallery.
    Many of the paintings depict ancient ancestral beings and represent important stories, beliefs, knowledge and mythological figures from Bininj Culture, providing a profound insight into the rich cultural traditions of the Bininj people and their spiritual relationship and connection to the land.

  • DAY 4 – Pine Creek to Darwin

    Day 4: Pine Creek – Darwin
    Pine Creek
    Butterfly Gorge
    Adelaide River
    Mindil Markets

    Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
    Accom: N/A
    Driving Distance: 360km
    Hike Distance: 2km

    Our adventure this day takes us to either Edith Falls or Butterfly Gorge. Edith Falls, traditionally known as ‘Leliyn’, is a majestic series of cascades and pristine rock pools spread out along the Edith River. Butterfly Gorge is another secluded paradise hidden away at the base of a low sandstone plateau with a series of rock pools shaded by towering paperbarks and it’s also home to thousands of common crow butterflies.

    Depending on the time of year and access conditions we spend the morning cooling off and taking a swim in the crystal clear waters of one of these incredible waterfalls. Both sites are excellent recreational areas, perfect for a picnic lunch and a chance to immerse yourself in the peaceful ambience and spectacular beauty of the sandstone landscape and rocky spinifex country.

    We then make our way back towards Darwin along the Stuart Hwy stopping in at the Adelaide River War Cemetery, one of the largest cemeteries in Australia and a historically significant, heritage-listed site from World War II.

    After an epic adventure on our 4 day Kakadu tour, we arrive back in Darwin just in time to watch the sunset over the ocean at the Mindil Beach markets and browse through the unique outdoor stalls and experience arts, crafts and cuisine from around the world.


  • What you need to bring?

    • 3L Refillable water bottle
    • Hat, Sunglasses, Sunscreen
    • Comfortable hiking shoes
    • All weather clothing
    • Insect repellent
    • Money for food & beverages
    • Camera
    • Towel & toiletries
    • Flashlight or torch
    • Swimwear or bathers
  • What's Included?

    • Kakadu National Park Pass included
    • Australia wildlife sightings
    • Aboriginal rock art
    • Experienced outback driver guide
    • Informative tour commentary
    • Inner city pickup & drop off service
    • 2 nights resort room - with shared bathroom facilities
    • 1 night motel room - with ensuite facilities
  • Pricing Options

    4 Day Kakadu Tours 4WD Adventure:

    $1,950 per person *Twin Share Room

    *Solo passengers who book this fare option will be paired in a room with another traveller, where possible with the same gender but not guaranteed.

    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 11 years and under

4 Day Kakadu Tours From Darwin Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ’s we get asked about our Kakadu Tours 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 4 day Kakadu 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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4 Day Kakadu Tour Pick Up Locations

  • 6:25am – Frontier Hotel Darwin – 3 Buffalo Ct Darwin City
  • 6:30am – Travelodge Resort Darwin – 64 Cavenagh St Darwin City
  • 6:35am – H on Smith Hotel – 81 Smith St Darwin City
  • 6:40am – The Cavenagh Hotel – 12 Cavenagh St Darwin City
  • 6:45am – Tourist Precinct Mini Bus Zone – 69 Mitchell St Darwin City
  • 6:50am – H on Mitchell Hotel Apartment – 105 Mitchell St Darwin City
  • 6:53am – DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade – 116 Esplanade Darwin City
  • 6:55am – Mantra on the Esplanade Darwin – 88 Esplanade Darwin City

*Please notify the tour operator if you have any allergies, medical conditions and travelling contact number prior to departure.

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