Kakadu Highway , Jabiru , NT 0886 , Australia View hotel location on the map
Surrounded by Kakadu National Park at the gateway to the world famous Yellow Water Billabong, relax and re-energise in the air-conditioned comfort of your room.
The indigenous owned Gagudju Lodge Cooinda offers easy access to Yellow Water Cruises, Warradjan Cultural Centre, Jim Jim Falls, Twin Falls, Nourlangie, bushwalks and boat entry and exit points for an exciting day of fishing. From our private airstrip take a charter plane for a spectacular birds eye view of Kakadu National Park. After a day of adventure or relaxing by our resort style pools, enjoy alfresco dining and drinks at Barra Bistro Bar or retire to your private courtyard for a spectacular sunset and natural beauty of the surrounding area.
Gagudju Lodge Cooinda has 48 Lodge Rooms, 24 Budget Rooms, 106 powered and 300 unpowered camping sites. The property has a lagoon pool, picnic and bbq areas, general store, fuel station, tours desk, alfresco bistro and bar, enclosed restaurant, internet cafe, kids playground and conference facilities.
All of Kakadu's tours can be booked at the central hub of Cooinda including the award winning Yellow Water Cruises - 2009 NT Brolga Award Winner - Major Tourist Attraction, Gagudju Adventure 4x4 tours, Animal Tracks, Kakadu Air scenic flights, Murdigal Cultural Tours, Kakadu Culture Camp, Yellow Water Fishing Tours, Arnemlander tours and much more.
Gagudju Lodge Cooinda is indigenous owned business including Yellow Water wetland cruises, Gagudju Adventure 4WD tours, cultural experiences and accommodation including Gagudju Lodge Cooinda and Gagudju Camping Cooinda. We have the largest collection of facilities catering to tourism in Kakadu and are focused on positive outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We have an active and ongoing 2010 NT Brolga Award Winning - Indigenous Employment Program where local Bininj trainees are developed, mentored and supported to have an active role in the tourism ventures. Gagudju Dreaming is owned by the local Traditional Owners in partnership with Indigenous Business Australia.
Check in from: 2:00 pm
Check out by: 10:00 am
The indigenous owned Yellow Water Cruises takes you on a discovery tour through the most famous Kakadu Wetland, Yellow Water Billabong. Yellow Water Cruises, Winner of the 2009 NT Brolga Tourism Award for Major Tourist Attraction and Highly Commended in 2010 - operates year round and provides up to six cruises a day of 90 or 120 minute duration. The sunrise and sunset cruise are very popular and advance bookings are recommended. Often people undertake more than one cruise to see the changes in the wildlife at different times of the day, every cruise is a unique experience. All of our experienced guides are ticketed with Kakadu Knowledge and are often supported by our Indigenous Employment Program trainees that give fascinating insights into how the Bininj people use the flora and fauna to support their way of life. Yellow Water Cruises are the best way to experience the wetlands of Kakadu and it will be an experience remembered for a lifetime. Journey to the less accessible parts of Kakadu. The indigenous owned Gagudju Adventure Tours is an all day 4WD Adventure Tour that operates year round. The modern fleet of air-conditioned 4WD vehicles can take you off road - winding to the edge of the Arnhem Land Escarpment where you will Bushwalk through monsoon forest to the stunning Jim Jim falls followed by a tranquil cruise and walk with an experienced guide along a trail carved into the gorge cliff face to the sandy beach and dual fof Twin Falls. Our tour destinations change depending on environmental conditions and road access. A medium level of fitness is required for most tours.
Located approximately 3 hours drive from Darwin, Gagudju Lodge Cooinda is situated within the centre of Kakadu National Park.
Gagudju Lodge Cooinda has an airstrip that caters for light aircraft. Should you wish to arrive by plane we require notification in advance.
When driving from Darwin, turn left off the Stuart Highway onto the Arnhem Highway and continue along for a few hundred kilometres.
Turn right onto the Kakadu Highway, and follow this road for 54kms, until you reach the turnoff to Cooinda on the right hand side of the road. Follow this road straight to the end, where Gagudju Lodge Cooinda is located.
Access from Katherine is also approximately 3 hours travelling time. Turn right off the Stuart Highway onto the Kakadu Highway, and then left onto the Cooinda turnoff once inside Kakadu National Park. Follow this road straight to the end, where Gagudju Lodge Cooinda is located.
Public transport to Gagudju Lodge Cooinda is also available by bus.
Gagudju Lodge Cooinda also has an airstrip, which private planes may access by prior arrangement.
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Free outdoor car parking is available in close proximity to all accommodation.