The timing of your Kakadu National Park tour will have a massive impact on what you see and experience in Australia’s largest National Park, where the landscapes are entirely dictated by the seasons. To non-Aboriginal people, there are two main seasons in the Northern Territory’s Top End region, where Kakadu is located: the wet and the dry. Not a fan of the heat? The dry is probably the best time of the year to head to Kakadu for you. Prefer solitude? Travel to Kakadu in the wet and it’ll feel like you have this grand expanse all to yourself. Although we think any time is a great time to visit the park, we’ve weighed up the pros and cons of each season for you below to help you plan your trip to Kakadu.
Average max: 34. Average minimum: 24
Average max: 32. Average minimum: 19
Temperatures range between wet & dry season averages.
Undecided on the time of year that’s best for you to visit Kakadu? Check out our Kakadu tours from Darwin or combine your time in Kakadu with visits to Arnhem Land and Cobourg Peninsula during our five-day tour.