Darwin to Kakadu National Park
Our journey begins with an early morning pick-up from your Darwin accommodation, before driving on to Kakadu National Park.
Along the way we stop at Ubirr; which is one of Kakadu National Park’s two most famous Aboriginal rock art galleries. The 3 main galleries can be viewed by following an easy 1-kilometre circular walking track.
The moderately steep track on a rocky outlook is a fantastic reward; with spectacular and unforgettable views across the floodplains. At the Main Gallery you will see representations of the many animals Aboriginal people hunted. Animals were painted to pay respect to them for giving their lives, to ensure future hunting success or to illustrate a noteworthy catch. Important Dreamtime ancestors such as the Namarrgarn Sisters and a magnificent Rainbow Serpent are also represented in their respective galleries.
From Ubirr we drive to Cooinda to visit Warradjan Cultural Centre where we will learn more about Aboriginal culture.
Our late afternoon cruise on the Yellow Water Billabong, known as Ngurrungurrudjba, is one of Kakadu National Park’s best-known landmarks and is home to a phenomenal variety of wildlife. This includes brumbies, buffalos, salt-water crocodile and thousands of birds including magpie geese, brolga, cormorants, pelicans and jabirus.
Overnight Cooinda Camp Site. Walking distance 2km