When you are in Darwin, it is only natural to head over to Kakadu National Park, which is just under 100 miles (151 kilometers) away from the city center. Getting there is accomplished by renting a car, camper van or hiring a driver to take you there, or by joining a tour that will take you to this wildly beautiful park.

Consider booking one of our comprehensive tours, perhaps the Exploring Northern Australia - 9 Days, which includes visits to Kakadu and Darwin, as well as Cairns, Broome and Perth. Or add another day and see even more on the Best of Northern Australia: Cairns, Darwin, Broome, & Perth - 10 Days. If you're inclined to explore on your own, our local experts can help you with booking rental cars, camper vans or a car and driver to help you take your Kakadu National Park adventure to a new level.

By Rental Car

Duration: 2.45 hours

You'll find international car rental companies like Avis, Thrifty and Europcar in Darwin, all ready to rent you vehicles that can get you and your traveling partners out east to Kakadu. We'd advise renting a four-wheel drive vehicle, as once you get out of the city, the landscape gets pretty wild and unforgiving to a regular car, so check out the companies that specialize in four-wheel drive options.

By Camper Van

Duration: 3 hours

To really get away from it all, rent a camper van and head out into the Kakadu wilderness. With a camper van, you can get deep into the park and camp out in one of the numerous campgrounds in the park designated for just such a vehicle. Camper vans are a popular way for Australians to see their vast country, so there are lots of facilities available to those all-in-one vehicles and overnight homes, which come in a variety of size options.

By Private Car and Driver

Duration: 2.45 hours

Leave the left-side-of-the-road driving to a professional, by hiring a private car and driver to take you and your family/traveling companions on a private day trip from Darwin to Kakadu. With a private car and driver, you can set your own pace and get to the sights you want to see easily and efficiently, without having to do the navigating and driving on your own.