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Darwin to Kakadu Day Tripper

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    08:30am Make your own way to the Kakadu Air Terminal #2 Slade Court Eaton, (Darwin Airport). Once you arrive you will be greeted by a friends Kakadu Air staff member to check you in for your flight. There is a long term car park available located around the corner from us next to the Australian Federal Police (unfortunately no customer car park located at the terminal). 

    09:00am  After a short safety briefing you will depart Darwin on your first Scenic Flight.

    This flight is the extended flight tracking over Adelaide River, Mary River, Kakadu's West, South & East Alligator Rivers. All rivers wind a confused path across the flatlands. View coastal mangroves that hold back massive floodplains in the wet and some that remain dry resulting in variations of vegetation and a kaleidoscope of colour. The Arnhem Land Plateau stands proud on the Eastern side of Kakadu, its 1.6 billion year age illustrated by the amazing erosion; its simply stunning. Other major views include Minkinj Valley, the Archway, The Ranger Uranium Mine and Lighting Dreaming. *The wet season path includes the incredible Jim Jim and Twin falls.

    11:00am Land at Cooinda and you your pilot will drop you off to visit the Warradjun Aboriginal Visitor Centre. This centre has been developed by the traditional owners of Kakadu and uses artifacts, videos and images to guide you through history and culture of the area.

    12:00—13:00pm Lunch time. Please note that lunch is not included in the tour but there is a restaurant and cafe where you can purchase your own. 

    1:15pm Your pilot will drop you off at the "must-do" Yellow Water River Cruise. Make sure you keep an eye out for crocs on this guided tour!

    2:45pm Transportation from the cruise back to your plane, its home time. But not before we take you on one more scenic flight.  This shorter return flight first discovers the upper South Alligator River and flood plains before tracking towards Darwin. Be welcomed back to Darwin with views of a growing number of 5 acre rural residential blocks, the sprawling cities of Palmerston and Darwin City.

    15:30—16:00pm You land back at Darwin Airport and are escorted back the the Kakadu Air terminal. 
    ** Schedule and timings may vary due to unforeseeable delays. E.G weather. 

    Kakadu enjoys two major climatic seasons, the "Wet" and the "Dry" season. Commencement and termination of Wet & Dry seasons by month for our flights are determined by the weather.  If you are visiting in a transitional period E.G November/ May and you have your heart set on a certain flight path (E.G Waterfalls), it is best to contact the Kakadu team direct to confirm.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Fantastic experience from start to finish!! Kakadu Air were so easy to deal with, and were very accomodating when taking my booking last minute. My pilot Ben was very experienced and extremely informative. The views were fantastic and made for some great photos. Definitely the...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    This trip was really a great experience! Our pilot Wayne was a really skilled and professional pilot. We flew in a new Cesna, which made me very confident to arrive back alive:) The flight to Cooinda was very beautiful and we got a lot information...More

    Thank 335joycev
    KakaduAirServices, Guest Relations Manager at Kakadu Air Scenic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Hi Joyce, Thank you for your 5 star review and your lovely comments. We are so glad that you thoroughly enjoyed your Kakadu in a Day Tour with us! We agree, Wayne is a pretty great pilot :) Wow! Sounds like you saw some great...More

    Reviewed 23 June 2019 via mobile

    We had Mitch our pilot who was awesome. Not for people who don't like little planes. The staff make you feel very welcome and safe. The flight is spectacular with commentary from Mitch who informs you of the area, history, sights and people. This is...More

    Thank doyletv
    KakaduAirServices, Guest Relations Manager at Kakadu Air Scenic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2019

    Hi Doyletv, Thank you very much for your kind review and 5 star rating! We are so glad that you enjoyed your Kakadu on a Day Trip with us, all of our pilots love what they do and it clearly shows when they give our...More

    Reviewed 22 June 2019

    My husband and I decided to book this day trip as a special treat for ourselves and I am definitely glad we did it! Initially something out of the hands of Kakadu Air made me want to cancel but my husband convinced me that we...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
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    KakaduAirServices, Guest Relations Manager at Kakadu Air Scenic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2019

    Wow what a review, sounds like you had a great time and created some fantastic memories. Our team is dedicated to ensuring our passengers are well looked after, so i'm pleased to hear your feedback and will be sure to pass this onto the team....More

    Reviewed 7 June 2019 via mobile

    My wife and I are so glad we had the opportunity to see Kakadu from above with Kakadu Air. Our pilot Chris was a true gentleman - methodical in his preparation of the aircraft and handled an unwell and distressed passenger with care and professionalism...More

    Thank Parrish_Craig
    KakaduAirServices, Guest Relations Manager at Kakadu Air Scenic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2019

    WOW what a review...We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your Kakadu in a Day Tour with Chirs! He is a dedicated team member and is always ensuring our passengers are well looked after. Enjoy the rest of your holiday.

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