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Cooinda, NT

Cooinda is situated in World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, on the banks of the Yellow Water Billabong, one of the most spectacular wetlands in the world. Cooinda, an idyllic holiday destination, is home to the Warradjan Cultural Centre.


Travellers can browse the centre, which has been styled in the shape of a pig nosed turtle (or Warradjan), gaining insight into the culture of the local Aboriginal people. Cooinda is also the main access point for those embarking on the famous Yellow Water Cruise down Jim Jim Creek and the South Alligator River. Early morning is the best time to see Kakadu’s wildlife in its element.

Most cruisers are keen to spot crocodiles, but bird watchers will be impressed by a multitude of rare kingfishers, honeyeaters, darters, jacanas, eagles and other unique birds. Gagudju Lodge at Cooinda offers lodge accommodation, campsites, a grocery outlet, fuel, a souvenir shop and cafe.


  • Caravan and Camping
  • Cultural
  • Environmental
  • Nature based
  • Remote

Popular Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Bush Walking
  • Cruising
  • Scenic Flight
  • National Park
  • Fishing
  • Wilderness
  • Wildlife
  • Fishing - Game
  • Outback
  • World Heritage

About Cooinda

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Explore The Outback

Australia has a vast remote interior, much of it largely untouched. By night, the outback is deathly quiet, with the only light provided by the stars and the moon - a perfect oportunity for stargazing. Explore the isolated heart of the country, meet and connect with Aboriginal people and experience one of the oldest living cultures in the world. Go ‘walk-about’ and immerse yourself with Australia’s endless outback horizons.

Outback Experiences

Luxe Accommodation

Enjoy a distinctly Australian luxury experience, such as the unforgettable reefs, islands, beaches and coast; rugged mountain ranges, rainforests and vast national parks; and the many vibrant food and wine regions. Take a once in a lifetime adventure and discover the sheer indulgence of experiencing the wonders of Australia in style and stay in total luxury.

Australia has wide variety of accommodation options to suit most budgets and travelling preferences. Choose from luxury lodges, boutique hotels, serviced apartments, motels, bed and breakfasts, caravan parks as well as youth and backpacker hostels.


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