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Darwin to Kakadu Day Trip by Air Including Yellow Water Cruise

Eaton, Australia
Darwin to Kakadu Day Trip by Air Including Yellow Water Cruise
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icon7 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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This action-packed day trip is the ultimate way to see the Kakadu National Park from Darwin, for travelers short on time. Travel by scenic flight for spectacular views as well as to save time by eliminating lengthy road travel. The day also includes many other Kakadu highlights, such as a river cruise, visits to waterfalls, an Aboriginal cultural center, and more, for an unforgettable day of learning and special views.
  • Tour by fixed-wing airplane with commentary headsets included
  • Enjoy a cruise on the Yellow Water River, where you’ll spot crocodiles
  • National park entry fees are all included
  • Fit a lot of sightseeing into a convenient day trip from Darwin
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All taxes, fees and handling charges
GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Headsets to hear the guide clearly
Live commentary on board
Yellow Water River Cruise
National Park fees
Lunch & Drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Customer car park
Kakadu Air Services , 2 Slade Ct, Eaton NT 0820, Australia
9:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Check In: All flights require a check in 30 minutes prior to the advertised departure time. A late departure is likely to affect passengers on following flights. Our Goal is to remain on time, if your arrival is likely to be delayed please inform us urgently, we will offer you alternative options.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund. A minimum of 4 people per booking is required.
  • Flights are subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • All passenger weights MUST be advised at time of booking. Please don’t be offended or concerned, Kakadu Air operates light aircraft, take-off weight is a safety issue, we will not fly over weight, or compromise safety.
  • Due to the safety and weight / balance of the aircraft, we have a weight limitation of 130kg. If you are this weight please contact our reservations direct.
  • The Company reserves the following rights, to cancel, or to postpone any flight without notice should a circumstance occur that might represent a threat to the safe conduct of the flight or tour.
  • Reservations cancelled inside 24 hours from departure will forfeit payment in full.
  • Kakadu Air respects the “Kakadu National Park managements” voluntary code of conduct known as the “The fly neighborly policy”. This policy limits flights to a certain minimum height above terrain, and distance lateral from about 30 locations in Kakadu. Jim Jim and Twin falls are two of these locations. These Falls are viewed freely in our WET SEASON flights as the roads are closed. In the DRY SEASON when the roads are open there are no flights over Jim Jim and Twin Falls.
  • The Company and the pilot in command may refuse the carriage of a passenger, if that passenger could be regarded as likely to cause annoyance or offence to, or threaten the safety of the flight or any person on that flight.
  • In refusing service to any person or persons for reason of drunkenness, annoyance, offence, or threat to flight passengers or crew, the company refuses liability for any inconvenience or cost related to our refusal for the passenger or freight to travel.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Kakadu Air Services
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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  • "If you have limited time in Darwin but want to see all the amazing rock formations as well as take a tour through the local community, this is well worth the money!" See review
  • "Kakadu Air and Yellow Water Cruises are very professional tour operators and I would highly recommend them!" See review


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Memorable Day
, Oct 2021
What a great experience! We were lucky to be the only 2 on our flight and Daryl our pilot was so informative throughout the flight. The scenery is spectacular. We saw heaps of crocs and bird wildlife on our cruise. The whole day was fantastic. Thoroughly recommend this tour as you get to see so much more from the air than by bus. Thankyou for a very memorable day team.
Brilliant experience, David our pilot "Amazing" A+
, Oct 2021
A brilliant day with David as our pilot and his team. Excellent knowledge and information about Kakadu, the lands and the clans and people. Every need anticipated...right down to the very chilled clothes to refresh yourself on the trip home. I don't know what these guys are paid but I hope they are being rewarded for such incredible professionalism and hospitality. The flight was breathtaking, the tour of the river was perfect with so many native animals to see, Ella our boat driver was so knowledgeable about the area, animals and indigenous culture. Everything I could ever want having such a short time to explore this amazing part of Australia.
Something you’re not likely to experience again
, Oct 2021
My daughter and I enjoyed the trip very much. The crew were impressive young men, we felt safe in their hands. It was great that the flight there and back were such different experiences. The yellow river cruise was interesting, leisurely and informative. Lunch was very tasty, and swimming in the pool, a lovely windup for us . Overall a wonderful experience, thank you.
Darwin memories
, Sep 2021
Yellow river cruise, cultural center,sitting in the front seat on the flight back. David was very helpful and informative
1 traveler found this review helpful
A great day's outing.
, Sep 2021
A great way to fill in a day seeing some out of the way sights in a hurry. Very enjoyable. Loved that there were only the 3 passengers giving a personable experience.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Being a scenic flight company, our services are all about the views of Kakadu and Arnhem land and we are pleased you loved your flight with us and were able to appreciate the land! Our small, personalised groups ensure that you get the utmost care, attention and value! Take care and safe travels! Kind Regards, Siana
The Best way to see Kakadu
, Sep 2021
900am start, Small group of 4, wonderful pilot Peter, who flew us over kakadu in a cessna at 1500 feet. We were able to see the landscape up close and cover immense distances in 90 minutes. The yellow river cruise was terrific with lots of crocs and wildlife. Lunch was great and the cultural centre fascinating. Back at Darwin airport by 4pm. Good value tour that defeats the tyranny of distance!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Our day tours offer visitors a comfortable way to visit Kakadu without the need for a vehicle or long drives. We are proud to be able to offer small, personalised groups to ensure that you receive the utmost care and attention - it certainly sounds like you have! Kakadu Air is proud of offering a first-class product, but recognise that this on its own is not enough. The team at Yellow Water Cruises continue to be amazing in their knowledge and understanding of the region. They have a knack for providing people with the best time, as well as a laugh! We truly would be lost without them. Glad to hear that everyone involved was able to give you a great and memorable day. All the best :) Kind Regards, Siana
1 traveler found this review helpful
, Sep 2021
Seeing the escarpment learning about aboriginal beliefs Landscape was breathtaking Pilot Daryl was very very informative and catered to all our needs
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Hi Sally, Thank you for your review! Daryl is an excellent pilot and a fantastic tour guide on our scenic flights. I will be sure to pass your review on to him. We want all our guests to go away happy and fulfilled, feeling that they have been given a top-class experience. It certainly sounds like you have :) Enjoy the rest of your holidays.Kind Regards, Siana
A different experience from the air.
, Aug 2021
Simply a great experience seeing the sites & cultural history by air with commentary every step of the way.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Glad to hear we met your expectations! The Kakadu in a Day tour is really one of our most popular tours and for good reason too. Its simple but in-depth itinerary makes sure guests get to experience all the very best of Kakadu. Kakadu Air is proud of offering a first-class product, but we recognise that this on its own is not enough, so we partner with local indigenous-owned companies to ensure we are telling the full story of Kakadu National Park. We are grateful that you left this stellar review, and even more grateful that you were able to have such a great experience. We wish you all the best in your future travels! Kind Regards, Siana
Wonderful day in Kakadu
, Jul 2021
Daryl and James from Kakadu Airservices we’re exceptional Seeing Kakadu from the air was really special and then to visit the yellow water cruise and being so close to all the wildlife was amazing
, Jul 2021
Daryl our pilot was amazing, very imformitive, landscape beautiful, Yellow Water Cruise nice but the water level was low, but again very informative, our lunch was delicious, amazing trip Daryl looked after so well, I would do it again

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