Kakadu National Park Camping, Tours, Accommodation & Pass – Visitors Tourist Information Guide

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About Kakadu National Park AU

The fee will be applicable to all international & interstate visitors who have attained the age of 16 years or above. The fee is inclusive of GST.

Kakadu National Park Camping
Kakadu National Park Camping

The National Park is just 253 km away from the capital of Northern Territory Australia, tropical Darwin. The clients should visit 4wd rentals with 4wd campers, 4wd camper trailer packages & 4wd cars, if for visiting Kakadu, the Kimerley or Litchfield, Uluru or Alice Springs & Katherine they need to hire 4wd from Darwin.

The Kakadu National Park has been listed as World Heritage Site for its natural & cultural heritage. It is Australia’s largest territorial national park.

The life present in the park is not dependent on water. Also, it has a tropical monsoon climate which leads to the wet season’s tropical humidity’s downpours & dry season’s milder weather.

This national park serves as a gateway to Arnhemland. The sealed roads are via Arnhem Highway from Darwin to Kakadu & via Kakadu Highway from Katherine to the national park. Near Jabiru in the national park, the Bowali Visitor Centre has located about 257 km from Northern Territory Australia’s Darwin via the entrance of the Arnhem Highway.

The local territory tour specialists can be seen by visiting www.australia4tours.com with more than 100-day tours (soft to medium) & adventure camping tours.

The 4wd & 2wd camper local territory specialists can be seen by visiting the website www.australia4wdrentals.com with 4wd of more than 30 types with 4wd campers, camping gear, small campers for budgeting & premium 2-4-6 berth motorhomes hire.

Resources:

Tours- Safaris- Customized Tours:

  • Kakadu safaris
  • Kakadu 1 day tours
  • Adventure tours
  • Private charters
  • Kakadu adventure tours

Self Drive 4WD and Camper Rentals:

  • Kakadu 4WD Hire
  • NT Road Facebook Report
  • 4WD Campers
  • Motorhome Hire Prices
  • Darwin 4WD Hire
  • Prices 4WD Rental & Camper Hire
  • Britz 4WD Hire Price Guide 
  • Arnhem Highway- Darwin to Kakadu
  • Kakadu RV Motorhome Hire
  • 4WD Camper Prices

Kakadu 2WD Access Self Drive:

  • Ubirr  Darwin to Kakadu
  • Yellow water cruises
  • Mamaluka wetlands
  • Nourlangie rock
  • Arnhem Highway

Arnhem Highway-Cruises:

  • Waterfall and wetlands
  • Mary river park

Kakadu-Wildlife Cruises:

  • Yelow water cruise blog
  • Darwin to Kakadu
  • Kakadu culture camp
  • Yellow water cruises
  • Arnhem Highway
  • Guluyambi
  • Cultural guided cruises

Kakadu National Park Camps:

  • Two-mile and Four mile Mary river
  • Camping in Kakadu
  • Merl campsite
  • Gunlom
  • Camping fees
  • Designated camps sites
  • Sandy billabong
  • Jim Jim Falls Garnamarr fact sheet
  • Gungurul-camp-ground-camping
  • Gjyamungkurr (black jungle springs)
  • Kakadu culture camp
  • Muirella park
  • Koolpin gorge- Jarrangbarnmi 
  • Mardugal-camp-ground-camping 
  • Goymarr tourist park camp ground
  • Cooinda Gagudju Camping
  • Malabanjbanjdju Caravan Camping

Other-Camps-Lodges:

  • Mary river park
  • Shady camp- Mary river region
  • Point Stuart wilderness lodge

Roads to Kakadu National Park:

The condition of roads needs to be checked before departure, as it can be troublesome during the wet season. The highways are generally open throughout the year, but they may be temporarily closed due to heavy rain.  Each year more than two lakh folks visit the park. The dry season (June-September) experiences a larger number of visitors (around thirty-three thousand people visit particularly in July), whereas, the wet season (around seven thousand people visit the parks, particularly in January) has much fewer visitors.

 
 
 
 
 
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Many cruises can be taken from Arnhem highway to the national park to see various crocodiles in the Adelaide River. Visitors can also stop while towering cathedral termite mounts abound along the road.

The various camping areas have solar-heated showers, washing tub facilities, and toilets. Camping areas are divided into two zones, viz. generator zone, and non-generator zone. The areas of the park in the camping grounds are allocated exclusively for the camping tour operators. Throughout the park, there are free bush camping areas. Minimal camping facilities are found here and are non-existent or basic.

Kakadu National Park Camping Tour
Kakadu National Park Camping Tour

Camping tours and safaris:

  1. Scheduled tours which leave daily, weekly, or on nominated days of the week. It requires a minimum number of passengers and is guided by tour drivers (guide and cook).
  2. Scheduled tours with swags and bush camping are the tours preferring sleeping under the stars in swags. No other facilities are available. Showers and toilets are present in some of these camps.
  3. 2WD coaches are 38 to 45-seat coaches that are with or without the onboard cassette toilets. 
  4. Guided tours are those which have accredited guides as on the guides the authority is quite stringent. There are high-caliber guides in northern territories who knows very well the flora, and fauna, cultural significance, and history of the place. 
  5. Scheduled tours with a safari in style camping tents are usually with a fan and metal frame bed. Permanent cooking facilities, screened eating areas, toilets and shared showers, and purpose-built fire pits are generally permanent.
  6. Hosted and guided tours are a part of scheduled tours containing drivers along with hosts or guides.
  7. Scheduled backpacker tours creep up to people in their early 40s if one is fit, agile, and has a happy outlook. Odd tour operators recommended the age group of 18 to 35 years.
  8. Scheduled tours with semi-permanent tents and camps can range from a day to even a week and can be sleeping and camping on a budget. These tents are usually smaller & permanent cooking facilities, screened eating areas, toilets, and shared showers, and purpose-built fire pits are generally permanent.
  9. 2WD coaster buses and 2WD coach touring vehicles are used by the tour operators to the national park. It carries up to 16 to 22 passengers.
  10. Private tours known as customized tours, personalized tours, exclusive tours, personalized safaris and chartered tours are created as per the individual requirements.

Types of 4WD Tours:

  1. Carry nine passengers in a troop carrier.
  2. Larger front-facing 4WD like Canters, Oka’s, Mitsubishi, or Isuzu. It is a front-facing air-conditioned vehicle with sixteen, seventeen, or twenty seats.
  3. Land cruiser or luxury Prado has five or eight front-facing seats.

Commercial hotel or motel-style accommodation:

  1. Accommodation is available at Gagudju Lodge Cooinda, Kakadu resort, and Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn. The holiday inn is located at Jabiru and is a 3.5 star property that has been built in a crocodile’s shape. Kakadu resort is also a 3.5 star property. It offers 138 units including television, facilities for making tea and coffee, private balconies, refrigerators, and air conditioning.
  2. Budget accommodation is available at Jabiru’s Caravan Park, Gagudju Lodge Cooinda and Kakadu Lodge. 
  3. Lakeview Park of Kakadu is ideal for groups and families along with backpackers and business people. It is located in the Jabiru area.
  4. Gagudju Lodge Cooinda is located in Kakadu’s yellow water area and it is a 2.5 star property.
  5. Kakadu Lodge is the central attraction of the Park and is situated on fringe of Jabiru township.

Regions in Kakadu:

  • Jabiru area 
  • Jim Jim area
  • Kakadu region
  • South Alligator area
  • Yellow water area
  • Mary river area
  • East Alligator area
  • Nourlangie area

The diversity present in the National Park:

Sl. No.Category of plants and animals presentNumbers present
1.Reptiles123+
2.Plants1275
3.Freshwater fish51
4.Mammals62
5.Birds280
6.Frogs25
7.Insects10000

Seasons in the Park:

  1. Gudjewg monsoon season from January till March.
  2. Gurrung hot dry weather from mid-August till mid-October.
  3. Gunumeleng pre monsoon storm season from mid October till late December.
  4. Yegge coller but humid season from May till mid June.
  5. Wurrgeng cold weather season from mid June till mid August.
  6. Banggereng knock them down storm season in the month of April.

Official Websites:

  1. Maps – parksaustralia.gov.au
  2. http://www.kakadu.com.au
Kakadu National Park AU
Kakadu National Park AU

Contact Details:

Bowali Visitor Centre can be contacted every day from 08:00 a.m. till 05:00 p.m. They can be contacted using the number +61 (0) 8 8938 1121. 

Also, the following details can be used in case of queries-

  • Kakadu National Park
  • PO Box 71 Jabiru NT 0886 Aust
  • Telephone No.: +61 (0) 8 8938 1100
  • Email ID: kakadunationalpark@environment.gov.au

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Can the authorities be contacted on any day of the week?

Yes, the authorities can be contacted on any day of the week.

How many varieties of plants and animals are found in the national park?

Many varieties of plants and animals are found in the national park including frogs, mammals, reptiles, etc.

When can the authorities be contacted?

The authorities can be contacted from 08:00 a.m. till 05:00 p.m.

Are insects also found in the national park?

Yes, around 10 thousand insects are present in the national park.

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