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Hiking at Nourlangie Rock in Kakadu National Park

Kakadu in 48 hours2-day itinerary


Only have 2 days to visit one of the Territory’s most iconic locations? Say no more!

Tour group with guides ontop of Ubirr Rock Kakadu

Day 1

Rise early to get the most out of your adventure in Kakadu


If you’re departing Darwin, allow 2 hours to get to Kakadu Park’s northern entry via Arnhem Highway (a 4WD is highly recommended, as some roads are unsealed). When you’re there, check-in at the Bowali Visitor Centre, grab a coffee, and get some local advice from the centre’s staff.

Head South to visit the Nourlangie Rock art site. The site was used by Aboriginal people as a shelter from storms for thousands of years. The art on the walls serve as an insight into their rich spiritual tradition. If you’re visiting in the dry season, take part in free activities conducted daily at the site.

What better way to wind down than with a sunset cruise along Yellow Water Billabong? While on board you’ll spot wetland wildlife in their pristine natural environment; the billabong is home to crocodiles, wild horses, buffalo and a vast range of resident birdlife.

When you’re ready to hit the hay, you’ll be pleased to know the Mardugal campgrounds are located right next door to Yellow Waters – how convenient!

Aerial view of Kakadu National Park seen during a scenic flight

Day 2

Waterfalls, wetlands & rockpools


Hit the road again and make your way back to Darwin today via the Kakadu Highway. Break up the trip with a stopover at Pine Creek, a town you’ll find near the intersection of the Kakadu and Stuart Highways. It’s the perfect spot for a late BBQ lunch, and The Lazy Lizard Tavern is a great place to relax with a cool drink and a chat with the locals.

Start in Darwin City


Day 1

Day 2

  • Drive:

  • Pine Creek

    Pine Creek

    Pine Creek

    Established in the late 1800s after a gold rush in the area, Pine Creek is located 90 kilometres north of Katherine.

  • Drive:

  • Mirray lookout walk

    Mirray lookout walk

    Kakadu National Park
    See & do

    A moderately difficult walk to a platform lookout on top of Mount Cahill.

Finish in Darwin City


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