Air New Zealand Activities

2-Day Kakadu National Park Yellow Waters Cruise, Aboriginal Art Sites and Arnhem Land Tour from Darwin

14 Reviews

  • Location: Darwin, Australia
  • Duration: 2 days (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2230KYA2

Experience Kakadu National Park, an area of great natural beauty and sweeping landscapes on this 2-day trip from Darwin. Cruise the Yellow Waters, where crocodiles, birds and occasionally wild horses are seen amongst paperbark forests and freshwater mangroves. Visit Arnhem Land by 4WD, home to many different Aboriginal clan groups for thousands of years and reflect on the intimate relationship the traditional owners have with this sacred land. Choose from different levels of accommodation to suit all budgets.


  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Get off the beaten track in a 4x4
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Lunch included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Day 1: Darwin - Nourlangie Rock Art - Warradjan Cultural Center - Yellow Water Cruise - Kakadu National Park (L)
Depart Darwin and travel through Humpty Doo to Kakadu National Park. The parks wetlands and ancient escarpment are home to a profusion of fauna and flora, and have outstanding natural and cultural significance. Call into Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre then join a guided cruise on Kakadu's Yellow Water billabong, keeping a lookout for crocodiles and birdlife. After a delicious lunch, visit one of the most significant art sites in the park, Nourlangie Rock, to see Aboriginal rock paintings dating back thousands of years.
Overnight: Kakadu in a choice of accommodation

Day 2: Kakadu National Park - Arnhem Land Adventure - Mikinj Valley - Oenpelli Aboriginal Settlement - Darwin (B,L)
Today join a 4WD vehicle and enter Arnhem Land. Visit the famous Oenpelli Art Gallery and explore the rarely-visited Mikinj Valley. Travel through this majestic region, dotted with sandstone outcrops and escarpments, forests and billabongs. Your Aboriginal guide will provide informative commentary along the way. Learn about bush skills and hunting techniques. You will also be privileged to view a display of Aboriginal art in its natural state - no barriers or fences.

Recent Photos of this Tour

Schedule details

Select a month to view a calendar of availability and departure details.

Departure Dates:
Departure Point:

Tour departs from selected Darwin hotels

Departure Time:

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

2 days (approx.)
Return Details:

Returns to Darwin at approximately 7:30pm on the second day

Pricing information

Click the link below to check pricing & availability on your preferred travel date. Our pricing is constantly updated to ensure you always receive the lowest price possible.

Budget Accommodation
Code: DK50B

2-Day Kakadu National Park Yellow Waters Cruise, Aboriginal Sites and Arnhem Land Tour by air-conditioned coach including 1-night accommodation in a budget room at the Aurora Kakadu Hotel

Pricing details
Standard Accommodation
Code: DK50R

2-Day Kakadu National Park Yellow Waters Cruise, Aboriginal Sites and Arnhem Land Tour by air-conditioned coach including 1-night accommodation in a superior room at the Aurora Kakadu Hotel

Pricing details
Superior Accommodation
Code: DK50S

2-Day Kakadu National Park Yellow Waters Cruise, Aboriginal Sites and Arnhem Land Tour by air-conditioned coach including 1-night accommodation in a superior room at the Mercure Crocodile Holiday Inn

Pricing details

Pricing information

2-Day Kakadu National Park Yellow Waters Cruise, Aboriginal Art Sites and Arnhem Land Tour from Darwin

Yellow Waters Cruise

  • 2-day touring by luxury, airconditioned coach
  • 1-night accommodation (select room category at time of booking)
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Yellow Waters Cruise
  • Entry to Kakadu National Park
  • Visit the Nourlangie rock art site
  • Arnhem Land 4WD adventure
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Maximum of 3 passengers per room. If you are traveling with a party of 4 travelers or more, you must make 2 separate bookings.

    Clothing: You will find that casual clothing of all types is the most comfortable. Lightweight drip-dry clothing is ideal, although some warmer clothing for evenings will be handy. Most hotels provide washing and drying facilities. Comfortable shoes are essential on all tours and we suggest that you also pack a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, a torch and insect repellent.

    Luggage Limits: Each passenger may take one suitcase, the sum of its width, length and depth not to exceed 160cm (63inches) and a weight limit of 20 kilograms (44 pounds). Airlines generally permit 1 cabin bag per person to be carried on aircraft. Baggage is entirely at owners risk during the tour and the operator strongly recommends travel insurance to be taken out by the passenger to cover baggage and any unforeseen circumstances.

    Please Note: If any passenger requires special assistance, due to their disabilities or conditions, the operator requests that suitable written notice be given to allow for appropriate planning. Requests for disabled rooms will be passed on to hotels, but cannot be guaranteed.


      Kakadu National Park: You have a choice of accommodation on this tour at Kakadu National Park. Select between budget, standard or first class accommodation categories.

      • BUDGET Auraro Kakaku Resort (shared facilities standard hotel room)
      • STANDARD Aurora Kakadu Resort (superior hotel room)
      Nestled amid 10 hectares of natural bushland is the Aurora Kakadu Resort. Enjoy relaxed atmosphere and encounter some of the Territory's spectacular wildlife that roams the hotel's tropical gardens and manicured lawns.
      • SUPERIOR Mercure Crocodile Holiday Inn (superior hotel room)
      Hotel Pickup List:
      06.00 - Adina Waterfront
      05.50 - Airport Gateway Motel
      05.50 - Airport Inn
      06.00 - Alatai Apartments
      06.00 - Argus Apartments
      08.15 - Bark Hut Inn
      06.00 - Barramundi Lodge
      07.00 - Boomerang Caravan Park
      06.15 - Botanic Gardens Apartments
      10.00 - Bowali Visitor Centre
      06.00 - Casa on Gregory
      07.00 - Coolalinga Caravan Park
      06.15 - City Garden Apartments
      06.00 - Cullen Bay Apartments
      06.15 - Darwin Central Hotel
      06.45 - Discovery Holiday Park
      06.15 - DoubleTree Hilton Darwin
      06.15 - DoubleTree Hilton Esplanade Darwin
      06.00 - Elkes Backpackers
      07.00 - Free Spirit Resort
      06.00 - Frogs Hollow Backpackers
      06.10 - Frontier Darwin
      06.15 - H Hotel
      06.45 - Hidden Valley Caravan Park
      06.15 - Hilton Darwin
      07.00 - Howard Springs Caravan Park (Hwy)
      06.45 - Leprechaun Resort
      06.00 - Mantra Pandanas
      06.15 - Marrakai Apartments
      06.00 - Mediterranean
      06.15 - Novotel Atrium
      07.00 - Oasis Caravan Park
      06.15 - Palms City Resort
      06.00 - Palms Motel
      06.00 - Parap Village Apartments
      06.10 - Paravista Motel
      06.45 - Quest Palmerston
      06.00 - Quest Parap
      05.50 - Rydges Airport Resort
      06.00 - SkyCity
      06.00 - Steeles Bed & Breakfast
      06.20 - Transit Centre
      06.00 - Travelodge Mirambeena Resort
      06.00 - Comfort Inn Vitina
      06.00 - Vibe Waterfront
      06.00 - YHA Globetrotters
      Voucher Info:
      You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity. What's this?
      Local Operator Information:
      Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.

      Traveler Reviews

      Reviewed by: Malcolm H, Australia, August 2013

      Extremely informative and interesting. Great accommodation and brilliant tour guides; particularly Peter Love on the Kakadu tour. Very professional and unique with his dissemination of information and local knowledge. Coupled with that was his personality and ability to relate to all his passengers regardless of age.
      The four wheeled tour of Arnhem Land was also a truly unforgettable and spiritual experience and professionally conducted.

      Reviewed by: Stephen J, July 2013

      We enjoyed the trip a great deal. The guide was really helpful and knew a lot. The river trips were wonderful, and we also took the optional extra of flying above Kakadu in a small plane which was also fun.
      Everything ran very smoothly, and the only thing that wasn't so good was the over priced buffet meal at the hotel we stayed in. The food was very ordinary and because they offer the only real option for meals it felt like they charged what they wanted which was a great deal more than it was worth.
      However our over riding memories are very positive and we certainly had 2 terrific days.

      From GBP356.88

      View price calendar


      Select Travel Date

      Flexible date guarantee


      Enter total number of travelers:

      Please note: After your purchase is confirmed we will email you a link to your voucher.
      What's this?

      Tour code: 2230KYA2