Where should I stay when visiting Kakadu?

Where should I stay when visiting Kakadu?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 01/20/2023

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Kakadu is one of the largest national parks in Australia and is home to more than 10,000 crocodiles.

Kakadu National Park is located in the Northern Territory. It is about a two hour drive from Darwin. Staying in Kakadu will give you the full experience of the national park. You might even hear some of the local wildlife, like dingoes, howling to each other during the night. All the accommodations are great to stay at when you are making a trip down to Kakadu for a couple of days.

Mary River

Mary River is best for exploring the wetlands, going fishing and doing four-wheel driving. Mary River has three different options to pick from. There are cabins, powered sites, and unpowered sites. Some of the cabins can fit up to five people. You have many options, from a bungalow with a pool to sleeping in the bush or staying with the whole family. Or spend a few nights in a safari tent. The powered and unpowered sites are dog friendly camping grounds. You will be close to amenities and have access to the camp kitchen and BBQ facilities.

Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel

Stay somewhere in style when visiting Kakadu. Sleep in a hotel shaped like a crocodile! The hotel has an outdoor pool, a restaurant and bar for all guests to use. Most hotel rooms can fit up to four people. The hotel is great to come back to relax after exploring Kakadu all day.

Aurora Kakadu Lodge

Aurora Kakadu Lodge is open all year and is within walking distance of some shops. Aurora Kakadu Lodge has cabins available, and a caravan- and camping park with powered and unpowered sites. Some of the cabins can fit up to seven people. Guests can use the pool and spa and explore the bar and bistro by the pool. The powered and unpowered sites have access to the camp kitchen, BBQs, and laundry facilities.

Cooinda Lodge Kakadu

Cooinda Lodge has easy access to some of the best attractions in Kakadu! Some of the attractions nearby are the Yellow Water Cruises, Warradjan Cultural Centre, Jim Jim Falls, and Twin Falls. The Yellow Water Cruises leave from the reception five times a day. After a full day of exploring, come back to the lodge and swim in one of the two swimming pools. Cooinda Lodge is the only accommodation in Kakadu with two pools. Dine in the Barra Bistro and Bar and grab some food or a drink. The rooms can fit up to four people.

With so many options to stay in Kakadu, you’ll definitely find the best one for you. Now it’s time to explore Kakadu National Park! A great tour to book is the three day Kakadu National Park. You’ll be able to see the best parts of Kakadu while staying at Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel.

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.

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