1 Day Private Kakadu Tour – Nourlangie & Yellow Water

Experience the stories and natural wonders of Kakadu’s Nourlangie region and visit the cultural, historical and geographical landmark locations.

1 Day Private Kakadu Tour – Nourlangie & Yellow Water

Private tours are subject to a quote

This Top End Experience will immerse you in Australia’s spectacular North and the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Kakadu National Park. Offroad Dreaming hosts this guided tour for you to experience the stories and natural wonders of Kakadu’s Nourlangie region and visit the cultural, historical and geographical landmark locations. You will witness the uniqueness of our tropical ecosystems and hear how we have worked with the land and the elements in the Northern Territory for centuries.

Activities include bushwalking, visiting scenic lookouts, exploring ancient rock art sites, a cultural and wildlife cruise, and hearing about cultural traditions and stories, Panoramic views over Wetlands, Savannah Woodlands, Stone Country and Escarpment.


  • Nourlangie Rock Art Site
  • Gunwarrdewarrde Lookout
  • Yellow Water Billabong Cruise

Private single day tour details

  • National Park entry fees
  • Permits
  • Chilled drinking water and snacks
  • Picnic lunch
  • Pick up from your Darwin accommodation at the start of the tour
  • Return to your accommodation at the end of the tour
  • Transport in a private, fully licensed, and permitted tour vehicle
  • Private and public activities as per itinerary
  • Guided tour of each location on your itinerary
  • Walking shoes
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Sun hat and Sunscreen 30+
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera
  • Day pack for walks
  • A warm light jumper for cool mornings/nights
  • Lightweight waterproof clothing during the Shoulder Wet Season months (typically March, April, September and October)

Transport in a well-maintained air-conditioned vehicle, with tinted windows for comfort and UV protection

  • Breakfast and Dinner
  • Incidentals, e.g. fresh coffee at comfort stops
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Flights to and from Darwin
  • Pre and post-tour overnight accommodation
  • Travel Insurance
1 Day Private Kakadu Day Tour - Nourlangie & Yellow Water Billabong
After an early morning start, we leave Darwin behind and cross the Adelaide River Floodplain as we travel East towards the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Kakadu National Park. Along the way, our first comfort stop is at the Corroboree Park Tavern. We continue our journey into Kakadu along the Arnhem Highway, stopping by the South Alligator River before turning South onto the Kakadu Highway that leads us into the heart of Kakadu.
Arriving at Burrungkoy (Nourlangie) your guide leads you on a journey through some of the world’s oldest rock art galleries and shelters, sharing knowledge of the history and culture of the region. As part of the trail, a short trek leads up to the Gunwarrdewarrde lookout with a number of vantage points to take in the views over a diverse range of landscapes, including the Arnhem Land Escarpment, Kakadu and Burrungkoy.
After exploring this scenic lookout, we enjoy a freshly prepared picnic lunch before making our way further into the heart of Kakadu, where we join the world-renowned Yellow Water Billabong Cruise. This aquatic ecosystem is rich with wildlife, and the landscape is ever-changing. The cruise operates during both dry and wet seasons and provides the perfect opportunity for wildlife spotting.
On return from your cruise and after a refreshing afternoon snack, we start our journey back towards Darwin, the tropical capital of the Northern Territory, returning in the early evening.

Guidelines for your travel with us here in Australia’s Top End:

Offroad Dreaming will host your visit through the Northern Territory.  Offroad Dreaming Guides will use their knowledge, training and experience, along with our exceptional customer service standards, to share some of the quality experiences and activities the Top End offers.  Our Guides are fully licensed and accredited, and first-aid qualified. They hold knowledge certification and Ochre cards where required.  All our Guides are hand selected, with appropriate experience and references.  We will work with you to find the right Guide for your group.

You will not need to bring any food with you.

We provide fresh snacks and meals based on whole food ingredients, which can be amended to cater for special dietaries when required. Chilled, filtered drinking water is provided. Please bring a refillable water bottle.

Itinerary Changes

Throughout the day, if you would like to amend the itinerary or spend more or less time at each location, please consult with your Guide, who can restructure the day as you go.


Please be aware of the walking distance of each trek and take a full water bottle with you each time. You will walk on bush tracks with loose dirt, sticks and stones. Suitable supportive footwear is recommended.

Travel Distances

Distances between locations in the Northern Territory can be vast. Itineraries are designed to minimise driving times as much as possible. Your drive will be broken up with regular comfort stops, and you are welcome to discuss additional stops with the Guide at any time. Some of our larger vehicles also have onboard toilet facilities.

The Vehicle

Offroad Dreaming has a variety of their own 2 Wheel Drive and 4 Wheel drive vehicles available for your transport. We will allocate you the most suitable vehicle depending on your group size and itinerary. We also work with other local vehicle providers when additional or extra sizes of vehicles are required. All vehicles are fully accredited, licensed, and insured to carry passengers and fitted with specific tour vehicle plates and are maintained to a high standard. Our vehicles are not wheelchair accessible.  Small walking aids can be stored in the back of the vehicle or trailer, depending on group size or vehicle.


Wildlife, such as wallabies, birds, snakes, frogs and lizards, can be spotted and observed throughout the region, which is made up of Savannah Woodlands, Monsoon Forest and sandstone formations.  We do not approach wildlife but will have the opportunity to observe them in their natural habitat.  Most of our wildlife is not naturally aggressive and generally does not approach humans unless provoked. Many species of snakes inhabit the Top End of Australia. Not all are venomous. Your Guide is fully trained to manage any health and safety requirements. Spider bites can cause mild sickness. Their bites are not fatal. Estuarine crocodiles do inhabit our waterways. Regular water surveys are carried out in designated swimming spots. Please observe swim safety signs at all times. Your Guide will also be available with safety updates.

Subject to change

Your itinerary may be subject to change due to cultural, seasonal and/ or environmental conditions. We aim to replace unavailable activities and locations with suitable alternatives.


Our Dry Season runs from May to October, and the weather is typically dry with light winds. Daytime temperatures average in the mid-30s, with low humidity and mild nights ranging from 15-25°C. November to April is the Wet Season in the Top End, tropical storms bring long-awaited rain, and the bush comes alive. Days can be sunny and dry and not adversely affected; however, it is monsoon season, and the rains can cause localised flooding, resulting in temporary road closures.  We are given advance notice of upcoming weather events and will make appropriate amendments to your itinerary.  In extreme cases, we may have to cancel.  Temperatures can range from 20-30°C overnight and up to the high 30s and 40s during the day.  Humidity levels often reach 80% or more, causing the temperature to feel hotter than it is.