Read up on our how to self-drive around Kakadu? Well, you’re ready to try one of our dream road trip itineraries then…

Three Days…

Day 1:
• Drive Darwin to Jabiru
• Head to Bowali Visitor Centre
• Enjoy sunset at Ubirr
• Camp at Merl campground (Luxe option: Crocodile Hotel, Jabiru)

Day 2:
• Take a two-hour Guluyambi Cultural Cruise up the East Alligator River
• See the amazing art at Nourlangie Rock
• Do a sunset cruise on Yellow Water Billabong
• Camp at Mardugal campground (Luxe option: Cooinda Lodge)

Day 3:
• Spend the morning luxuriating at Gunlom Plunge Pool
• Drive back to Darwin

Five Days…

Follow the three-day itinerary, plus:

+ Stay an extra two nights at Mardugal campground or Cooinda Lodge
+ Spend the afternoon of Day 3 at Sandy Billabong (take a chair and watch the birds descend at sunset)
+ Spend Day 4 at Jim Jim Falls before heading back to Darwin on Day 5

Eight Days…

Follow the five-day itinerary, plus:

+ Stay an extra night at Jabiru and do the Bardedjilidji Walk along the Alligator River
+ Stay an extra two nights at Mardugal campground or Cooinda Lodge and walk out to Gubara Pools
+ Do a full-day Animal Tracks Tour before heading back to Darwin on Day 8


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