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4WD driving on dirt road through Kakadu National Park (1)

Self-drive touringin Kakadu

Get off the beaten track and explore the vast wilderness of Kakadu at your own pace. Find out where, when and how to go.

Enter a realm of unspoiled landscapes, ancient culture and cascading waterfalls.

Kakadu National Park is one of the world’s last true wilderness frontiers, with the rare distinction of being World Heritage-listed for both cultural and natural values.

Journey along the Nature’s Way, a breathtakingly diverse scenic drive through the heart of Kakadu, and explore Aboriginal rock art dating back thousands of years.

Take a walk through remarkable outdoor galleries to learn about Dreamtime creation stories and visit a cultural centre for an insight into Aboriginal life and land.

Self-drive touring around Kakadu


The beauty in Kakadu has many faces, so take your time travelling through vast floodplains, billabongs, woodland and rugged stone country and stop for world class fishing in pristine waterways.

Off-road tracks cut many paths through the park, offering exciting four-wheel drive options. During the Dry, challenging roads like the Jim Jim Falls Track will bring you right up to the staggering 200m walls of Jim Jim Falls.

Kakadu National Park is an essential NT experience so allow plenty of time to camp, fish, walk or just sit back and relax.



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