Do you need a pass for Kakadu?

Do you need a pass for Kakadu?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 05/06/2021

Reading time: 3 mins

Kakadu National Park is Australia’s largest national park and one of the country’s most extraordinary landscapes.

Nourlangie Rock, Kakadu National Park

This surreal national park is host to spectacular rock formations, mystical swampland, an endless abundance of unique wildlife and ancient Indigenous history.

Kakadu is a most unforgettable experience and one that is on every tourist’s radar, as it offers plenty of memorable activities to enjoy over one or multiple days. You need a pass to visit Kakadu National Park, and it is valid for seven days after purchase.

You can buy a pass and check out the park for yourself, but a guided tour is the best way to experience the wonders of this landscape for all it has to offer.

Here are some awesome Kakadu tours.

  • One day Kakadu deluxe tour from Darwin

    This “lite” tour is anything but light, as it allows you to experience some of the park’s key highlights all within one fun-filled day! The tour takes you to discover ancient Indigenous rock art, spot saltwater crocodiles (salties) on an awesome billabong cruise and check out some of the stunning birdlife that inhabits the park. The Nourlangie Rock Art experience is one of the main highlights of the day, a serene tour around the shelters that Indigenous Australians have illustrated their culture in for years.

  • Three day Kakadu National Park tour

    This incredible multi-day tour encompasses some of the highlights of the one day tour but with so much more! After going croc-spotting and visiting Indigenous heritage sites, you will then take a 4WD drive out to the majestic Jim Jim Falls, where you can traverse lush gorges before taking a well-deserved dip in the pools. This tour also includes a visit to the incredible Gunlom Falls, where you can take in the endless views from the infinite pool.

  • Five day Kakadu National Park tour

    What makes this five day tour so special is the journey out to Jarrangbarnmi (Koolpin Gorge), a breathtaking region that is only accessible to 40 people per day for its cultural and environmental security. This tour concludes with a journey out to Old Goodparla Homestead, once an early cattle station and now a fascinating snapshot into the lives of early European settlers.

As you can see, you can buy your own pass to Kakadu National Park, but a guided tour is easily the best way to take in this otherworldly region for all its natural splendour.

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Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.