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Located in the heart of Kakadu National Park, Cooinda Lodge Kakadu offers air-conditioned rooms with a private courtyard. Guests enjoy access to outdoor swimming pools and a restaurant. A beautiful spot to stay, we came for 2 days and stayed an extra. Yellow water cruise a must do.
From the marble foyer to its uniquely shaped exterior, Mercure Kakadu Crocodile is a retreat in the wilderness of Kakadu National Park. Staff were excellent! Professional and superb! Front desk helped with reservations and suggested itineraries. The bar restaurant was great and relaxing.
Nestled among tropical landscaped gardens, in the heart of Kakadu National Park, Kakadu Lodge features a lagoon style swimming pool and an onsite bar and restaurant. Kakadu Lodge in the middle of Kakdu National Park is in the Australian Outback. The lodge was our oasis. There was a restaurant and a pool but we prepared our meals in our cosy bungalow with 1 queen bed. Bring your food with you. It was clean, comfortable, and equipped well enough to have meals there. The park is remote and costs are high. Kakadu Park is a wonderful place to visit but come prepared. The lodge was central to many sights. Staff was knowledgeable, the visitor centre nearby. You can experience Aboriginal Rock Art, hikes, animals, birds, wilderness. Then return to the lodge at the end of a long day to relax on the veranda secluded by palms. Both the park and the lodge are excellent.
Aurora Kakadu hotel is set in the lush surroundings of the world heritage listed Kakadu National Park. It is located in the South Alligator region of Kakadu, just 1.2 mi from the river. Quietness and greenery. Lots of birds . Staff very helpful
Stay at the Croc in Jabiru , do the Yellow Water cruise and take a flight over Kakadu with Kakadu Air. Eat at the Croc - in a word - Amazing, the Yellow water cruise was informative and relaxing, thank you, and the flight takes you to places you can't see on the ground.
Jabiru itself is not so appealing but it is a good base for exploring the Southern, Eastern and Nourlangie Kakadu regions. Make sure you allow enough time for the Bowali Visitor Centre, some very good movies and they helped us with arranging a permit to go out to Koolpin gorge (Jarrangbarnmi in the Mary River region). Best to stay near Cooinda or Mary River if you want to do the Jim Jim, Yellow Water and Mary River regions, the excellent Animal Tracks safari leaves from the Cooinda lodge.
Jabiru the town is nothing to write home about. However the surrounding sites in Kakadu are fantastic. Rock art and sunset lookout at Ubirr was amazing. Sunset cruise at Yellow Water was a nature lover's dream. Nourlangie Rock art site was excellent. The Bowali visitors centre just outside Jabiru town was well done with helpful staff, a good interpretive centre and nice little bistro serving a good coffee. The restaurant at rhe Mercure Kakadu Cocodile was terrible. However the Kakadu Lodge had a great little open air bistro restaurant by a rather splendid pool that served the best grilled Barra we had on our whole NT trip. Service was really quick and staff were great. This is the place to eat in Jabiru.
From Jabiru I strongly recommend: Day trip into Arnhemland Flight over Kakadu Climb Ubir Nadab lookout....must see!!! We stayed at Kakadu lodge as well as Mercure Kakadu Crocodile, both were fantastic!
Leave time to get out to Ubirr and see a few other things not so close. . . Plan to stay at Yellow Waters too ,if you want to do their cruises. Not as cheap as some others, but apparently very good. (We did Coroboree Billabong before we got to Kakadu and it was very light on for Crocs, but good for birds.
Highlight by far was the one-hour fixed wing flight to see Jim Jim and Twin Falls and the overall area in the wet season. Stunning! Pick the afternoon flight if you want to see the sun directly on the falls, as they face southwest. There will be no sun on them on an 8 AM flight. Rock art at Nourlangie was specttaculat. No access to Ubirr rock art because we were in the wet season.
8.3 Very Good 681 reviews
Very well run property in Kakadu, well located for day trips to explore the area. Rooms are well appointed given the location. Very clean.
7.0 Good 329 reviews
Convenient location to some of the attractions, other were a little further afield towards Jabiru
7.5 Good 567 reviews
The cabin, although small, was adequate and clean. It was a good experience.
7.5 Good 743 reviews
Great location. Wonderful staff. Excellent food an feel to the hotel.