Kakadu National Park has two entrances. The most common entrance for visitors is the northern side which can be reached via the Arnhem Highway and is approximately 160km east of Darwin. Most tour groups use this route as it`s the quickest and easiest way to get into Kakadu National Park.
The south entrance is usually for those who are coming from other destinations such as Katherine or Litchfield national parks. This entrance is just off the Stuart Highway where you need to turn right in Pine Creek which is located 230km south of Darwin. From the Pine Creek turn off its another 60km along the Kakadu Highway until you reach the southern entrance.
Once in Kakadu, there are many signs which can help direct you to where you want to go and many of main roads are made of solid bitumen. However, if you intend on visiting some waterfalls such as Jim Jim and Twin falls, these roads are dirt and strictly require a four wheel drive. This is perhaps where an organized tour might be a better option.
Kakadu is also accessible by air and there are many different companies that specialize in scenic flights through Kakadu which depart either Darwin or Jabiru!
However, when considering travelling in the kakadu by vehicle it is very important that you check the road and weather conditions before embarking on your journey. This is particularly important if you are travelling between the months of November and March which falls under the wet season.
Kakadu has experienced unseasonal rain and now all the falls are full of fresh cool water. It is hot out there so this itinerary allows you to still experience the aboriginal culture of Kakadu national Park, whilst being able to cool off with a refreshing swim.
Kakadu National Park covers a massive area of land. The wet season is famous for fantastic thunder storms and rain and large amounts of wildlife that appear during this time. This gives us an opportunity to explore large areas of Kakadu that come alive during the wet season.
Road conditions change regularly. We have access to the latest road updates and can inform our guides on these conditions. Due to this our itinerary can change at the last minute, without notice.
If your a light traveller who is ill prepared for Kakadu Camping Tours
, although most Kakadu tours provide camping quipment, Darwin is the perfect place to stock up. Darwin has many out door leisure shops that can provide high quality and affordable products.