Exciting Top End Tours

Join Top End Explorer Tours for a great day out!

Kakadu’s Early Dry Season Day Tour: If green is your favourite colour, join us to explore some of Kakadu’s hidden treasures. Experience lush monsoonal rainforest in the gorges along the Arnhemland escarpment, with the crystal clear creeks of our choice destinations.
Available in April and May, the ‘early dry’ season. More

Jim Jim Falls & Twin Falls Day Tour: Join a small group of like-minded people on one of our day tours to the edge of the awe-inspiring Arnhemland escarpment. Experience the iconic Jim Jim Falls and Twin Falls. Available from June to November in the ‘dry’ season. More

Jarrangbarnmi (Koolpin Gorge) Day Tour: Experience the rugged beauty of this restricted access area in Kakadu’s escarpment country. Spectacular rocky cliffs, cascades and deep waterholes, diverse and rare flora and fauna, a stunning place of high cultural significance.
4WD day tours depart from Jabiru and Cooinda (from June 2014). More

OKA - 4WD Bus Made in Australia

OKA – 4WD Bus Made in Australia

Kakadu Private Charter: Take a private tour for the day with an itinerary to suit your personal needs and explore the breathtaking sites of World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park. Available year round, conditions permitting.

Sunset over Ubirr's Ceremony Rock

Sunset over Ubirr’s Ceremony Rock

We are passionate about our environment and embrace the principles of ecotourism. Come and share our knowledge of Kakadu National Park, with its changing landscapes and distinct ecosystems!

Discover the astonishing variety of bush tucker and potent medicine plants. Let your guide introduce you to the Bininj culture of the local Aboriginal people, and the history of the area. More

Travel in comfort

Travel comfortably in our air-conditioned 4WD through the Savannah woodlands of Kakadu and find more diversity than you’d ever expect!

All seats are forward-facing and fitted with seat belts. Our groups are small, we travel with a minimum of two (2) and a maximum of 13 passengers per vehicle.

Making the most of your day with Top End Explorer Tours

Nanguluwurr Rock Painting

Nanguluwurr Rock Painting

Challenge. The walks on our day tours are challenging, they rate from moderate to difficult!

Nature. A good level of agility, balance and fitness are required to climb over rocks, which can be slippery with water and sand and have uneven surfaces. There are no formed walkways or hand rails – this is Nature!

Children. Children are welcome on our tours, however, our day tours are generally not suitable for families with very young children (under 5 years of age), unless they have undertaken similar bushwalks previously. Why not consider a private tour to make the experience enjoyable for the whole family?

Information. Make sure to visit the Kakadu National Park website for more detailed information on where to stay and what to see while visiting the area.

Location. Check out our Google map for sites and distances.

What to bring on tour

Hat. Always essential in the Tropics.

Personal water bottle. We keep cool water refills on hand.

Comfortable walking shoes with good grip. Be prepared for rocks and boulders, there are no boardwalks here!

Camera with spare batteries/film. There is ample opportunity to get the perfect shot, check out our photo album for inspiration!

Bathing costume and towel. Let the cool, clear waters of Kakadu’s iconic waterfalls refresh you. Bring your goggles you may just see some freshwater fish!

Sun protection. For the sake of the environment we recommend UV-protective clothing instead of sunscreen, whenever possible.

Kakadu Park Pass. Visit the Kakadu National Park ticketing website to purchase your park passes online.

Sense of adventure!

What’s included in Top End Explorer Tours

Morning tea on the Twin Falls Escarpment

Morning tea on the Twin Falls Escarpment

Your guide will collect you from your accommodation in Jabiru, the Kakadu Culture Camp, or Gagudju Lodge Cooinda.

Transfers between these locations can be arranged on request, luggage restrictions apply, please ask us!

Passengers staying at Aurora Kakadu Resort, South Alligator, can make their own way to Jabiru (approximately 30 minutes by car), sorry, no transfers available!

Morning tea, a picnic lunch, refreshments and iced drinking water are included on all our tours. Vegetarians are well catered for.

Admission fees to Twin Falls boat shuttle are included.
Kakadu Park Passes are not included and need to be purchased prior to entering Kakadu National Park. See our recent blog post for more information: Kakadu National Park Passes Available Online.

Tour departures

Our regular day tours depart daily from April to November with a minimum of two (2) passengers.
We are available for private touring year round.

We reserve the right to alter the itinerary, subject to cultural and seasonal conditions, water levels and Kakadu National Park’s rangers’ progress with their annual mandatory crocodile surveys. Please observe our terms and conditions!

The weather

Storm brewing during the 'build up'

Storm brewing during the ‘build up’

During the cooler months of the Top End’s dry season, daytime temperatures are pleasant and the humidity is generally low.

With the start of the tropical wet season around October, temperatures and humidity start to soar!

The mean maximum temperature for Jabiru in November is 36.8 deg Celsius, however, in the sandstone gorges of Jim Jim Falls and Twin Falls shade is sparse and the temperatures often reach 45 deg Celsius and above.

As the health and safety of our passengers is our highest priority, we reserve the right to cancel all tours due to the weather conditions.

Please see the Bureau of Meteorology’s table on average weather conditions in Jabiru.

Bookings and enquiries

If you require any additional information or would like to enquire about group travel or private charter tours, please use the email form on our Contact page and we will get back to you ASAP!

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