The Kakadu National Park is one of Australia’s crown jewels. A country-sized national park that covers nearly 20,000 square kilometres, Kakadu is a remarkable locale that includes six different landforms—each with its unique natural habitat. From the escarpments of stone country to the lowlands to the tidal flats, Kakadu is a collection of all sorts of different creatures. Kakadu National Park is also a part of Arnhem Land, the Northern Territory’s sprawling Aboriginal lands. As such, the park plays host to a range of stunning rock art paintings and other signs of the ancient and long-surviving Aboriginal culture.
Top End Day Tours: Your Guide for a Kakadu Day Tour
Kakadu National Park is a gorgeous spot and provides terrific opportunities to experience some of the Aboriginal culture. However, the park is also a major tourist hub, typically seeing somewhere in the vicinity of 200,000 visitors per year. This high saturation of visitors each day can rob the territory of some of its serene, remote beauty.
If you want a chance to experience Aboriginal culture, but want to go a bit deeper, and more secluded than Kakadu National Park makes possible, Top End Day Tours can help. We are one of just two tour operators in the country permitted to run day tours in Arnhem Land. In other words, our tour can take you deeper into the Aboriginal lands and give you a chance to see landscapes and rock art sites far less inundated with tourists. Best of all, these day tours depart from Kakadu, making it easy to explore the national park one day and experience the Arnhem Lands the next.
Kakadu’s main township of Jabiru is located just 45 minutes from the area of Arnhem Land where our day tours are concentrated. As such, if you are already visiting Kakadu, a day tour with Top End Day Tours is an ideal proposition. Our tours can collect travellers at any Jabiru accommodation, and depart the area daily at 8:30 am. These tours run from Monday through Saturday throughout Australia’s dry season, which means that the first tour of the year is on 1 May, and the last is on Halloween.
Our Kakadu day tours to the Arnhem Land showcase the rock art at Injalak Hill—one of the best spots for Aboriginal rock art on the continent. Other attractions include views of Arnhem Land’s floodplains and escarpments. At the end of your Kakadu day tour, you will have a chance to visit the Injalak Arts and Craft Centre, where you can view and purchase Aboriginal art. The centre is also a popular spot for Aboriginal artists to work on paintings or baskets, so you can watch the experts at work before heading back to Kakadu for the evening.
Plan Your Kakadu Day Tour to Arnhem Land Today
Get away from the crowds of the tourist-heavy Kakadu National Park and enjoy the splendours of the more intimate Arnhem Land. Call Top End Day Tours today to book your spot on one of our daily Arnhem Land tours. Space, as you might expect, is limited, so get in touch soon to reserve your spot! You can reach us by calling (08) 8948 2200.