Kakadu, Nourlangie and Yellow Waters Tour from Darwin

Darwin, Australia
Kakadu Nourlangie and Yellow Waters Tour with Optional Flight over Kakadu

From USD 238.01

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 13 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Experience the natural wonders and ancient cultural heritage of Kakadu — Australia’s largest national park. On this full-day tour from Darwin, cruise along the Yellow Water billabong while spotting crocs basking on the banks. Admire ancient Aboriginal art at the ‘desert museum’ of Nourlangie Rock, and delve deeper into indigenous history at the Warradjan Aboriginal Centre.
  • See Nourlangie Rock - the museum in the desert
  • Take a cruise on the Yellow River
  • See crocodiles basking in the sun
  • Enjoy lunch under the trees
  • Visit Warradjan Aboriginal Centre and learn the history of the area

What's Included

  • Super comfortable luxury vehicle including: free wifi, in seat USB and air conditioning
  • Yellow Waters Cruise
  • Lunch
  • Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

    Meeting And Pickup

    Pickup points

    Select a pickup point

    Start time

    06:30 am

    Pickup details

    Hotel pick-ups commence prior to the tour start time. You will be collected from the hotel you have selected in the drop down list during the booking process. Your hotel pick-up time will be displayed on your voucher. If you wish to change your pick-up location from the one selected, you must call the operator at least 24 hrs prior to travel. If your hotel does not appear on the drop down list, the operator does not pick-up from your hotel. Please phone the operator to arrange an alternate pick-up time and location.

    What To Expect

    Covering nearly 20,000 square miles (32,180 square km) of rivers, wetlands and ancient sandstone mesas, the Northern Territory’s Kakadu National Park is the largest park in Australia. Your full-day wilderness adventure begins with early morning pickup at your Darwin hotel and an approximately 2-hour drive to the park.

    When you arrive, visit the remarkable collection of ancient Aboriginal rock art in the desert at Nourlangie Rock. Take a journey thousands of years back in time as you see stories of daily life depicted through well-preserved cave paintings. Break for a picnic lunch surrounded by the park’s dramatic scenery. 

    In the afternoon, glide along the Yellow Water billabong on a river cruise. Learn about the natural history of the wetlands from your guide as you look for wild birdlife and crocodiles poking above the water’s calm surface. 

    Finally, delve deeper into the area’s indigenous history with a visit to the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre. At the end of your adventure, relax and soak up the scenery on the return drive to Darwin, where your tour concludes with hotel drop-off in the evening.

    Djukbinj National Park (Pass By)

    Warradjan Cultural Centre

    20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Mimi's Restaurant & Barra Bar

    1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

    Cooinda Lodge Kakadu

    45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

    Nourlangie Rock

    45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Entry to Kakadu National Park is a Government enforced fee and is payable on the day.
    • Infant are free provided they do not occupy a seat
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
    • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark. Driver is unable to assist passengers boarding and disembarking due to insurance regulations
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    Featured review
    Amazing place, amazing people and very peaceful and knowledgeable driver, loved it 😍 and will recommend it to anyone, my favourite was the flight as I experienced the landscape and the beauty of this place


    302 reviews
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    Reviews by Viator travellers.
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    National Treasure
    Peter_G, Sept 2023
    Tour guide Libby was an excellent guide, host and driver ensuring all her passengers were comfortable throughout the journey. We were reminded at every stop to top up water bottles to keep hydrated. Hat, bush repellent and good walking shoes is essential. It is a long day for this adventure however very worthwhile. All should visit Kakadu to appreciate this amazing country and understand what we need to do better to preserve this National Treasure. Peter
    Great but very full day out
    harrymoses, Sept 2023
    Great day out though it is very long. There are a few ways to book this trip and the finer details vary depending on who you choose to book through. Viator indicates that you need to pay for a Parks Entry Pass and also pay for your own lunch - neither of these are correct - both are included. If you get the opportunity and can afford it then take the scenic flight over Kakadu from Cooinda to Jabiru. Have fun and enjoy!
    Amazing Kakadu
    BrianPeter_A, Sept 2023
    Long bus trip but worth it. Our driver/guide Mark made the travelling enjoyable by providing information/facts, chatting, telling jokes and providing a movie, Australia, on the return trip. The day ran to time, the rock art beautiful and easily accessible. Lunch excellent in comfortable surroundings. The cruise was great and our guide, Greg, very knowledgeable.
    Lived up to expectations.
    Greg_L, Aug 2023
    Yellow Waters boat ride,rock carving and lunch.8.Both tour guides were informative and excellent friendly.
    A part of Australia that needs to be treasured
    Antonina_C, July 2023
    Amazing place, amazing people and very peaceful and knowledgeable driver, loved it 😍 and will recommend it to anyone, my favourite was the flight as I experienced the landscape and the beauty of this place
    Great Days Drive to Kakadu
    Marietta_n, July 2023
    Was a great trip without having to drive ourselves to Kakadu for the day. Everything was great except the Yellow Waters Boat Trip. I have cruised Yellow Waters before in my own boat and remembered it as beautiful and spectacular wildlife and flora. This was my husbands first time on Yellow Waters. Our cruise master spent too much time concentrating on the few crocodile on the banks - roughly 15 minutes each whilst too much talking about his childhood and how great his people are. Hence we missed the varied great views of Yellow Waters the other cruise boat did at the same time. My husband does not 'get' Yellow Waters beauty and never will.
    Heritage and culture packed
    Amanda_T, July 2023
    A great tour that takes you to Kakadu, Nourlangie and many other places. Steeped in culture and heritage. Rock art is amazing. A long day but worth it. Tour guide very knowledgeable.
    Kakadu and Yellow Waters tour
    Denise_B, June 2023
    The Nourlangi, Aboriginal paintings and cultural centre were interesting. Yellow Waters cruise was great, our commentator was excellent and very informative and able to handle the boat with ease. Our bus driver, Michael had a sense of humour and great knowledge of everything.
    Fun day
    Peter_M, May 2023
    Rox was a great driver/guide, knowledgeable and a lot of fun! The optional flight over Kakadu escarpment and the stone country is well worth the money! Great fun!
    Great day. Kakadu is amazing.
    Jenny_G, Apr 2023
    Flying over Kakadu was amazing. The landscape after the wet season was amazing. Mel & Rox were extremely knowledgeable and entertaining bringing Kakadu to life. Great day.
    Kat_G, Apr 2023
    The driver/guide was excellent - Michael made a long day short - entertaining and informative - lovely day out
    Worth the day's trip.
    Anonymous, Jan 2023
    The coach was very comfortable. Driver Libby was very knowledgeable and professional ,. Saw lots of wildlife, wallabys, birds and on the river cruise we saw a croc. The Cultural Center was informative and very well displayed.
    Ulrike_L, Dec 2022
    I had booked this trip for my mum who visited Darwin for a week in December coming from WA. We were told Kakadu is fantastic in the wet season, with waterfalls and crocodiles. However this tour seemed to have been a very long day trip to see some aboriginal art. My mum told me she didn't see any waterfalls or crocodiles at all. The walk to the native art caves was long and exhausting, and the Yellow River cruise pretty boring. I was very disappointed for her and would not recommend this tour.
    Response from Host, Jan 2023
    Hi Ulrike, I'm sorry to hear that your mum didn't have the experience she has expected. We appreciate your feedback and pass this on to relevant teams. Jess from AAT Kings
    Wonderful day in Kakadu
    Katrina_W, Oct 2022
    The Scenic Flight over Kakadu and Yellow Waters. The Scenic Flight was just spectacular. The tour guide Anthony was wonderful
    Get a taste of Kakadu
    Udara_L, Oct 2022
    Good Comfortable Bus with charging ports, foot rest and a toilet. Good amount of stops. Yellow Water Cruise was the highlight and it was amazing. The nature experience was very calming. Good selection of food at the buffet. The tour guide was very informative and helpful. Cool water available in the bus to fill up. Well planned trip. Scenic flight is a must do. Can travel with a peace of mind and very safe for solo travellers as well. No signal in most parts so take a Telstra network sim. Smooth pickup and drop off. More or less punctual. Trip did not feel rushed. Wi-Fi was not working. Long periods in the bus. Early start and late end to the day makes the trip very tiring. Buffet food was not very tasty. Lots of bugs during the rock visit, need bug spray but it won't help much. The cost for the trip is a bit expensive.
    Response from Host, Dec 2022
    Thank you very much for your feedback. I'll pass this on to our product & operations team. Jess from AAT Kings
    Awesome day
    Leanne_E, July 2022
    Very well organised tour, Warwick, our tour guide was friendly and informative and kept everything running smoothly.. the cruise was amazing and we had the added bonus of an Aerial flight over Kakadu (must do if the opportunity presents itself) .. totally awesome day ..
    A must do!
    Allison_R, July 2022
    Our tour guide and driver was a guy called Shane, he was really good and kept us informed and entertained as we went on our journey. The billabong trip down the river was fantastic, we saw many crocs, one of them eating a buffalo that it had killed the day before - real wildlife in front of our eyes! Our boat captain was an Aboriginal man who lived close by, he was superb, so informative and could spot the crocs from miles away! Seeing the 65,000 year old art was wonderful too, understanding the significance and the story behind each picture was great. On the long drive home, Shane put on a movie for us to watch on the bus, Australia, which was the perfect end to the day. It's a long day but I would highly recommend this trip!
    We had a lovely day.
    Bernadette_K, June 2022
    Our pick up time was accurate, Phil our guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and easy to listen to. The only thing that I would like to add is that we were at the end of the line for lunch and there was not much salad left to choose from. 🤔
    Cassandra_H, May 2022
    Poor planning by tour co led to us starting tour 1 hour late. We were constantly reminded we were running late so missed key sites. Very disappointing.
    Response from Host, May 2022
    Hi Cassandra We are sorry to read that you didn't enjoy your experience to Kakadu National Park. Are you able to send us a bit more information including date of travel & booking number to sales@aatkings.com.au and we can look into this further. Kind Regards, Jacob from AAT Kings
    Fantastic Kakadu!
    Maria_M, May 2022
    Loved this tour! Phil was a fantastic driver and informative guide. And Dennis was an exceptional and humorous guide. We gained so much insight into Country on his Yellow Water boat tour.

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