During the Dry, park rangers conduct free walks and tours at several popular locations. You can pick up a program at the entry station or at either of the visitor centers.

Far Out Adventures. Far Out Adventures runs customized tours of Kakadu, as well as other regions of the Top End, for small groups. Northern Territory. 04/2715–2288; Price on request.

Kakadu Air. Well worth the splurge, the best way to see Kakadu's famous waterfalls is from the air, during the wet season or early in the dry season around April. This company makes scenic hour (A$250) and half-hour (A$150) flights out of Jabiru. In the Dry the flight encompasses the northern region, including Arnhem Land escarpment, Nourlangie and Mamakala Wetlands, East Alligator River, and Jabiru Township. During the Wet only, a similarly priced half-hour or one-hour flight takes in the Jim Jim and Twin falls, when they are most spectacular. Heli tours are also available. Northern Territory. 1800/089113; 08/8941–9611; From A$150.

Kakadu Tourism. The Cooinda Lodge arranges magical boat tours of Yellow Water Billabong, one of the major waterholes in Kakadu, where innumerable birds and crocodiles gather. There are six tours throughout the day as well as a night tour (no children under 8 on the night tour); the sunrise and sunset cruises are best—both in terms of temperature and animal activity. Northern Territory. 08/8979–1500; From A$72.

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