What should I bring on a Kakadu tour?

What should I bring on a Kakadu tour?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 04/02/2024

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Take a trip to the vast Kakadu National Park and discover the incredible scenery of the Northern Territory.

One of the most important parts of trip planning is making sure you have everything you need before departure. Depending on where you travel, you will need different items.

Kakadu National Park is a large wilderness area, which means most of your tour will be spent in a remote area and outdoors. Because of this, it is important to know what you need to bring before departing on the tour!

What to bring on a Kakadu day tour

If you plan to spend one day in Kakadu, all you will need to bring is a personal day pack with some items.

The main essentials to pack are a refillable water bottle, a camera, and layers. Regardless of the time of year, it’s important to plan for the changing temperatures throughout the day. We recommend packing a light jacket in case it gets a bit chilly. It’s also important to bring sunscreen, even on days when it may not seem very sunny!

Additional things you may want to pack are snacks, a hat and sunglasses, and bug spray.

Packing for a Kakadu accommodated tour

We offer accommodated tours to explore Kakadu National Park for 3 days or 4 days. That means that the evenings will be spent indoors in a double or twin shared room.

It is important to bring comfortable walking shoes since you will be spending three or four days hiking and exploring the national park. You will also want to bring sunscreen and insect repellent for when you are outdoors.

The weather may either be hot or cold, so it is important to pack weather appropriate clothing. You’ll also be doing some swimming, so be sure to bring your swimmers and a towel!

Other items to bring include a refillable water bottle, a day pack, a camera, and a torch/flashlight.

Packing for a Kakadu camping tour

You can choose to spend either 3 days or 5 days on a camping tour in Kakadu National Park. The camping option includes camping accommodation and equipment, so you don’t have to worry about bringing any camping gear. However, sleeping bags are not included, so you have the option to bring your own or hire one on the tour. You may also want to bring a camping pillow or a small cushion for additional comfort.

Since you will be spending a lot of time outdoors, you will want to bring comfortable shoes for walking and hiking, weather appropriate clothing, sunscreen and insect repellent. You will also have plenty of opportunities to swim, so remember to pack your towel and swimwear!

The other main items to pack include a day pack, a refillable water bottle, and a camera.

Now that you know what to bring on your Kakadu tour, it’s time to get packing and embark on the adventure of a lifetime!

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.