If you consider yourself the adventurous type, you’re in for a treat. Get ready for rugged landscapes, incredible wildlife and amazing deep orange sunsets. Here is your itinerary for a Top End adventure like no other. Kakadu, here we come!
Wake up at Travelodge Resort Darwin
Located in the heart of Darwin City, Travelodge Resort Darwin is the perfect place to wake up on day 1 of your outback exploration. Freshen up by diving into the outdoor resort pool, then enjoy a hearty breakfast at the hotel’s Treetop Restaurant. Kakadu National Park is a 2.5-hour drive from Darwin, so get your playlist ready and jump in the car, your adventure awaits!
Travelodge Resort Darwin Pool
Join the Jumping Crocodile Cruise on Adelaide River
About halfway to Kakadu, stop at the Adelaide River and board a riverboat for an experience you’ll never forget. With over 80,000 saltwater crocodiles roaming the Northern Territory waterways, this is your chance to get a close-up view of these incredible beasts. Gasp in amazement as huge crocs jump out of the water to grab chunks on meat dangled on the end of a line. Don’t worry, you’ll be safe and sound inside the riverboat – just don’t decide to go for a swim.
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Check out Twin Falls Gorge
This spot is breathtaking any time of year. If you’re visiting during the wet season, we recommend jumping on a boat shuttle service which will take you right to the foot of the gushing waterfall. For those visiting during the dry season, it’s an amazing experience to hike to the base of the gorge where the trickling waterfall will gently splash around you. Whichever way you get there, be sure to pack a picnic lunch and find a quiet spot to admire your surroundings.
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Swim in nature’s infinity pool at Gunlom Falls
It’s a steep climb to the top of Gunlom Falls, but oh so worth it once you get up there and marvel at the breathtaking view over Kakadu. Be sure to pack your swimmers as you won’t be able to refuse the crystal clear water of the plunge pool. This spot has been made famous in many movies including the well-known Crocodile Dundee (don’t worry, there aren’t any crocs in this water).
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Watch the stunning sunset at Ubirr Rock
Finish your memorable all Aussie adventure with a hike to Ubirr Rock, one of Kakadu’s most famous spots. Here you’ll find some of the most magnificent ancient Aboriginal rock art and learn about the traditional custodians of this land. As sunset approaches, take a seat and gaze out over the wetlands, and let the spirit and serenity of Kakadu envelop you.
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