Make the most of the “Big Wet” as Kakadu Tourism launches new packages

 It has been one of Kakadu’s biggest “Wets” in a decade, which provides unique opportunities for adventurers to experience Kakadu National Park at its most majestic over the next two months. 

Waterfalls are raging, billabongs are flooded, wildlife is in abundance and, even better, flights to Darwin (the major entry point for Kakadu) are half-price from many of Australia’s cities from April.

To celebrate the ‘big Wet’, Kakadu Tourism is launching two new packages: FLY STAY CRUISE IN KAKADU  

The best way to view Kakadu’s Big Wet is from the air. Kakadu Air flies you over some of the region’s most famous waterfalls and landmarks in a memorable 30 minute scenic flight. The package includes two seats on the scenic flight, two seats on a sunset Yellow Water Cruise, one night’s accommodation and breakfast at the renowned crocodile-shaped Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, a $100 meal voucher, a $50 voucher towards the purchase of locally produced Indigenous art and craft at the Ochre Gallery, and a $50 fuel voucher. The value-packed package is available from $940 for two people. Additional nights can be arranged on request. The package is valid for stays till 31/05/2021, subject to availability (a surcharge for Friday/Saturday nights will apply).


The three-day/two-night Cooinda Family Escape Package is a great way to see the impact of the Wet on the landscape, with a Yellow Water Cruise the star attraction of the package. The package includes cruise tickets and breakfast for four, two nights’ accommodation in a spacious family room in the recently refurbished Cooinda Lodge, and a $200 dining voucher.  The package is available from $1199 for four people and valid for stays till 31st May, 2021, subject to availability (a surcharge for Friday/Saturday nights will apply).

Yellow Water Cruises uses expert guides, and provides guests with an insight into local Aboriginal culture and the abundant wildlife that calls Kakadu’s wetlands home, including crocodiles and over 200 species of birds.

Many of Kakadu’s major attractions are easily accessible from both Jabiru and Cooinda, including rock art at Nourlangie, swimming in water holes and exploring the story of Kakadu’s 65,000 years of Indigenous habitation at the recently upgraded Warradjan Cultural Centre.

Kakadu is an easy three-hour drive from Darwin.

For a full range of packages, further information and bookings:

SOURCE: Kakadu Tourism 

Image credit: Sam Earp, Tourism NT


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