Affordable Kakadu Camping Tours [2022 & 2023]

For people wanting to visit Kakadu National Park on a budget, a great option is to book a Kakadu camping tour. They are a great option to see the highlights of Kakadu National Park, and to also sleep with a great view of the (mostly) clear night sky and stars.

This article will help you learn more about the different Kakadu camping tours to plan your visit, including how to book your camping or glamping tour.

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Kakadu Camping Tours

Kakadu 4WD camping tours are only available during the dry season, with options available from April to September each year. There are a range of different types of camping as detailed below.

  • Camping in a tent you set up yourself, with all camping equipment supplied by the tour operator except for sleeping bags. You can bring your own or hire a sleeping bag. You will have access to shared toilet facilities.
  • Permanent tented camping sites where all equipment is provided except for sleeping bags. You can bring your own or hire a sleeping bag. You will have access to shared toilet facilities.
  • Some tours include dormitory style accommodation for one night of the tour. The included accommodation is fully air conditioned with standard beds and shared bathroom amenities.

In this article we recommend making your Kakadu tour from Darwin booking through the Backpacker Deals website – they offer a great range of options with up to 10% cash back on every booking, making it a great option to visit Kakadu National Park on a budget.

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From $A 784
3 Day 2 Night Small Group 4WD Camping Tour (April to May)

3 Day 2 Night Small Group 4WD Camping Tour (April to May)

  • Start and finish in Darwin, 3 day tour
  • Jumping Crocodile Cruise
  • Explore Kakadu National Park, including UNESCO World Heritage Listed Burrunggui ancient rock art, Moline Rockhole, Boulder Creek Falls, Motor Car Falls, Kurrundi Falls and Gunlom Falls
  • Explore Litchfield National Park, including Wangi Falls, Tolmer Falls, Buley Rockhole and Florence Falls.
  • All meals included, 1 night tent camping with campfire and shared toilets, 1 night air conditioned dormitory accommodation with shared bathroom amenities
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From $A 769
3 Day 2 Night Small Group 4WD Camping Tour (June to September)

3 Day 2 Night Small Group 4WD Camping Tour (June to September)

  • Start and finish in Darwin, 3 day tour
  • Corroborree Billabong Wildlife Cruise
  • East Alligator River Crocodile Viewing
  • Explore Kakadu National Park, including UNESCO World Heritage Listed Ubirr Rock, Twin Falls and Jim Jim Falls.
  • Explore Litchfield National Park, including Wangi Falls, Tolmer Falls, Buley Rockhole and Florence Falls.
  • All meals included, tent camping with campfire and shared toilets.
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From $A 1,631
5 Day 4 Night Small Group 4WD Camping Tour (June to September)

5 Day 4 Night Small Group 4WD Camping Tour (June to September)

  • Start and finish in Darwin
  • 5 days to explore Kakadu National Park in depth, including Gunlom Falls, Koolpin Gorge, Maguk Falls, Jim Jim Falls, Yellow Water Billabong and UNESCO World Heritage Listed Burrunggui ancient rock art.
  • All meals included, tent camping with campfire and shared toilets.
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Kakadu and Litchfield 3 Day 2 Night 4WD Camping Tour (April to May)

This is a great 3 day 2 night 4WD camping small group tour option to explore Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks from Darwin return. This tour includes camping in tents (hire or bring your own sleeping bag) with shared toilets on night one, and shared dormitory accommodation with air conditioning and shared bathrooms on night 2. All meals and activities are included as detailed below:

  • Day 1. Be picked up from your Darwin accommodation at 7am, then drive to Kakadu. Along the way do the Jumping Crocodile Cruise at Adelaide River, then visit UNESCO World Heritage listed Burrunggui to see ancient rock art and views over Kakadu National Park. Then visit the small but awesome Moline Rockhole for a swim, before heading to camp before a barbeque dinner under the stars.
  • Day 2. Explore Kakadu National Park, hiking to and swimming in Boulder Creek Falls, Motor Car Falls, Kurrundi Falls and Gunlom Falls. Head to your air conditioned accommodation and enjoy a Barbeque dinner.
  • Day 3. Explore Litchfield National Park, where you will visit Wangi Falls, Tolmer Falls, Buley Rockhole and Florence Falls, all great locations to take in the view and have a swim. Arrive back in Darwin in the early evening.
  • As you will be staying in Darwin either before or after your tour, great tour options to consider include the Darwin Harbour Sunset Dinner Cruise, Sunset Fish’n Chips Cruise or the Crocosaurus Cove Entry and Cave of Death experience.

As this is an action packed tour there is no time available for optional addon activities.

Click here to check out and book your 3 day 2 night camping tour of Kakadu and Litchfield National Park through Backpacker Deals – and get up to 10% cash back!

Kakadu Wetlands
Kakadu Wetlands

Kakadu and Litchfield 3 Day 2 Night 4WD Camping Tour (June to September)

This is a great 3 day 2 night 4WD camping small group tour option to explore Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks from Darwin return. This tour includes camping in tents (hire or bring your own sleeping bag) with shared toilets. All meals and activities are included as detailed below:

  • Day 1. Be picked up from your Darwin accommodation at 7am, then drive to Kakadu. Along the way do a wildlife cruise on Corroborree Billabong, visit East Alligator River bank to see the crocodiles then head to UNESCO World Heritage listed Ubirr Rock to see ancient rock art and the amazing views over the Nardab floodplain. Camp at exclusive safari camp at Garnamarr at the base of the escarpment before a barbeque dinner.
  • Day 2. Explore Kakadu National Park, hiking to the top of the Arnhemland Escarpment at Twin Falls to see the views and have a swim, and later hike to Jim Jim Falls to see the views before driving to Litchfield National Park to camp for the night.
  • Day 3. Explore Litchfield National Park, where you will visit Wangi Falls, Tolmer Falls, Buley Rockhole and Florence Falls, all great locations to take in the view and have a swim. On your return to Darwin you will stop in to visit the Giant Cathedral Termite and Magnetic Termite Mounds, arriving back in Darwin at around 5.30pm.
  • As you will be staying in Darwin either before or after your tour, great tour options to consider include the Darwin Harbour Sunset Dinner Cruise, Sunset Fish’n Chips Cruise or the Crocosaurus Cove Entry and Cave of Death experience.

As this is an action packed tour there is no time available for optional addon activities.

Click here to check out and book your 3 day 2 night camping tour of Kakadu and Litchfield National Park through Backpacker Deals – and get up to 10% cash back!

Sunset from Ubirr Rock
Sunset from Ubirr Rock

Kakadu National Park and Koolpin Gorge 5 Day 4 Night 4WD Camping Tour (June to September)

This is a great 5 day 4 night 4WD camping small group tour option to explore Kakadu National Park including Koolpin Gorge from Darwin return. This tour includes camping in tents (hire or bring your own sleeping bag) with shared toilets. All meals and activities are included as detailed below:

  • Day 1. Be picked up from your Darwin accommodation at 7am, then drive to Kakadu. Along the way stop at White Lily Billabong to enjoy the views. Then head to Gunlom Falls where you will camp at the base of the falls, and enjoy the afternoon hiking and swimming and taking in the views.
  • Day 2. Head to Koolpin Gorge and spend your day hiking and exploring and swimming along the way, before returning to your Gunlom Falls campsite. Enjoy a campfire dinner under the stars.
  • Day 3. Drive to Maguk (Barramundi Gorge), hike, swim and explore the landscape including views of Maguk Falls where you can have a swim under the waterfall. Then head to Jim Jim Falls.
  • Day 4. Explore Jim Jim Falls, including a boat ride, hiking and swimming in natural plunge pools. Choose whether to do the optional sunset cruise over Yellow Water Billabong before setting up camp for the night and enjoying a final barbeque dinner under the stars.
  • Day 5. Visit UNESCO World Heritage listed Burrunggui to see ancient rock art and learn local Aboriginal culture. Start the drive back to Darwin, stopping in at the Bowali Visitor Center and the Mamakala Wetlands along the way, before arriving in Darwin in the early evening.
  • As you will be staying in Darwin either before or after your tour, great tour options to consider include the Darwin Harbour Sunset Dinner Cruise, Sunset Fish’n Chips Cruise or the Crocosaurus Cove Entry and Cave of Death experience.

As this is an action packed tour there is no time available for optional addon activities.

Click here to check out and book your 5 day 4 night 4WD camping tour of Kakadu National Park through Backpacker Deals – and get up to 10% cash back!

Wangi Falls in Litchfield National Park
Wangi Falls in Litchfield National Park

Darwin Accommodation

There are a great range of accommodation options in the central Darwin area, with easy walking distance access to Mindil Beach Sunset Markets, the waterfront precinct and other attractions.

A great option to book your Darwin Accommodation is through Booking.com – enter your dates into the below map to see and book the options.

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Sunset over Mindil Beach in Darwin
Sunset over Mindil Beach in Darwin
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From $A 784
3 Day 2 Night Small Group 4WD Camping Tour (April to May)

3 Day 2 Night Small Group 4WD Camping Tour (April to May)

  • Start and finish in Darwin, 3 day tour
  • Jumping Crocodile Cruise
  • Explore Kakadu National Park, including UNESCO World Heritage Listed Burrunggui ancient rock art, Moline Rockhole, Boulder Creek Falls, Motor Car Falls, Kurrundi Falls and Gunlom Falls
  • Explore Litchfield National Park, including Wangi Falls, Tolmer Falls, Buley Rockhole and Florence Falls.
  • All meals included, 1 night tent camping with campfire and shared toilets, 1 night air conditioned dormitory accommodation with shared bathroom amenities
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From $A 769
3 Day 2 Night Small Group 4WD Camping Tour (June to September)

3 Day 2 Night Small Group 4WD Camping Tour (June to September)

  • Start and finish in Darwin, 3 day tour
  • Corroborree Billabong Wildlife Cruise
  • East Alligator River Crocodile Viewing
  • Explore Kakadu National Park, including UNESCO World Heritage Listed Ubirr Rock, Twin Falls and Jim Jim Falls.
  • Explore Litchfield National Park, including Wangi Falls, Tolmer Falls, Buley Rockhole and Florence Falls.
  • All meals included, tent camping with campfire and shared toilets.
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From $A 1,631
5 Day 4 Night Small Group 4WD Camping Tour (June to September)

5 Day 4 Night Small Group 4WD Camping Tour (June to September)

  • Start and finish in Darwin
  • 5 days to explore Kakadu National Park in depth, including Gunlom Falls, Koolpin Gorge, Maguk Falls, Jim Jim Falls, Yellow Water Billabong and UNESCO World Heritage Listed Burrunggui ancient rock art.
  • All meals included, tent camping with campfire and shared toilets.
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Kakadu Camping Tours

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