Nawurlandja Lookout, Kakadu National Park, NT © Tourism NT, Rachel Stewart

Nawurlandja Lookout, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory © Tourism NT, Rachel Stewart

Ultimate 6-day Kakadu family road trip

Ultimate 6-day Kakadu family road trip 

Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, Kakadu, NT © Tourism NT/Salty Wings

Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, Kakadu, Northern Territory © Tourism NT/Salty Wings 

When to go

Visit Kakadu during the dry season (May to October) when the weather is temperate and less humid; during the wet season (November to April) many attractions are closed due to flooding.

Ubirr, Kakadu National Park, NT © Tourism NT/Daniel Tran

Ubirr, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory © Tourism NT/Daniel Tran

Top tip

Join a day trip to see the less-visited rock art on Injalak Hill with an Aboriginal guide. If the required entry permit into Arnhem Land is not included in your booking, you'll need to organise this ahead of time.

Burrungkuy (Nourlangie), Kakadu, NT © Tourism NT/Salty Wings

Burrungkuy (Nourlangie), Kakadu, Northern Territory © Tourism NT/Salty Wings 

Top tip

Consider a multi-day tour with a specialist operator like Lords Safaris for a deep immersion into Kakadu, and a break from driving!

Read next

Guide to Kakadu National Park

Gunlom, Kakadu National Park, NT © Tourism NT/James Fisher

Gunlom, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory © Tourism NT/James Fisher

Cooinda Lodge, Kakadu National Park, NT © Tourism NT

Cooinda Lodge, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory © Tourism NT

Mamukala Wetlands, Kakadu, NT © Tourism NT/Navin Chandra

Mamukala Wetlands, Kakadu, Northern Territory © Tourism NT/Navin Chandra 

For more information about road trips in the Northern Territory, go to northernterritory.com.