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Buckle up, this is an overview of our 4 day itinerary in Kakadu National Park and it covers a lot of ground. The park is spread over a huge amount of land, so resultantly there is quite large distance between places and a fair bit of driving time!
We'll cover waterfalls, wildlife and rock art, along with a couple of hiking trails thrown in for good measure.
It's also important that we mention our itinerary is by no means exhaustive. There are loads more campgrounds and things to do that we didn't get to. On our trip around Australia, we had our trusty little VW transporter which was wonderful, but not a 4WD which really limited some things we could visit in Kakadu. Head over to the Parks Australia - Kakadu website or more in-depth information on everything in the park.
First things first you'll need a Park Pass. When we visited (September 2020) entry was free due to COVID-19 and its impact on the tourism industry. The pass usually costs $40 in the dry season and lasts for 7 days by default, this can be extended to 14 days at no extra cost.
As always when visiting a national park ensure you check the parks websites for any warnings or closures. Trails can be closed for a variety of reasons including fire danger and extreme temperatures.
We visited Kakadu during our 4 week trip of the Northern Territory in August/September 2020. To see our 4 week road trip itinerary click the button below!
Day 1: Mamukala Wetlands, Cahill's Crossing, Ubirr & Merl Campground
Day 2: Bardedjilidji Walk, Cooinda Campground and Yellow Water Sunset Cruise
Day 3: Yellow Water Sunrise Cruise and Maguk Plunge Pool & Waterfall
Day 4: Barrk Sandstone Walk and much, much more in a 4WD!