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Kakadu National Park Touring Information

Posted on 25 October, 2014 in Kakadu, Top End Locations

When planning a tour of Kakadu it can sometimes be hard to decide which sites to visit. Here is a little information we hope you find useful.

Kakadu National Park is the largest national park in Australia and is world heritage listed for both its cultural and natural values. Encompassing an area of approximately 20,000 square kilometres Kakadu is a rugged landscape offering truly unique touring opportunities.

Kakadu National Park is so ecologically and biologically diverse it boasts home to over a third of Australia’s bird species (make sure to pack binoculars and a camera).


The park is also home to one of the highest concentrated areas of Aboriginal rock art in the world. Nourlangie Rock and Ubirr Rock are probably the two most spectacular art sites retaining art dating back a possible 50,000 years. Nearby lookouts also provide some great panoramic views across the floodplains and escarpment country. No visit to Kakadu is complete without experiencing some of the regions renowned gorges and swimming holes. Set amid the red ochre of the Arnhem Land escarpment, Kakadu’s waterfalls are the ideal place to spend an afternoon cooling off.

Kakadu Tourist Attractions 

Koolpin Gorge

Venture North is one of the few operators to hold a permit to access this very special place. Escape the crowds and enjoy bush walking and swimming through the several gorges and pristine waterfalls.


Jim Jim Falls

A 1-kilometre walk through a lush rain forest to a crystal clear deep pool surrounded by majestic cliffs. (4 wheel drive access only).

Twin Falls

Access the gorge via shuttle boat to discover the sandy white beach and clear pool surrounded by dense forest. (4 wheel drive access only).

Yellow Water

Famed wetlands of the South Alligator River, cross the floodplain on a raised boardwalk to see the abundant birdlife or take a boat cruise any time of the year. Here also you will find the Warradjan Aboriginal Culture Centre where you can learn about Aboriginal art, culture and dreamtime history.



One of Kakadu's oldest Aboriginal rock art and occupation sites. A short climb takes you to Nawalandja Lookout which provides spectacular views across Anbangbang billabong, Nourlangie Rock and the ArnhemlLand escarpment.

Barramundi Gorge (Maguk)

A truly beautiful location - A scenic 1km walk along the edge of Barramundi Creek takes you to the base of the falls where you can enjoy a swim with the large array of aquatic life. Snorkelling is also highly recommended as the water is crystal clear.


Excellent Aboriginal rock art galleries; climb the rock and view the surrounding wetland and stone country.


Cahill's Crossing

Right next door to Ubirr, this is the East Alligator River border between Kakadu and Arnhem Land. Infamous for fatal crocodile attacks, it is often a barramundi fishing hot-spot.


For an up-to-date list of what is currently open and closed in Kakadu or any of our tours to Kakadu from Darwin click here.