Kakadu Bird Week 2015 was a fantastic week celebrating our feathered friends. Kakadu Bird Week will return in 2016. Kakadu is a birdwatcher’s paradise - from woodland birds of the tropical savannah to water birds gracing the region’s famed billabongs, to richly voiced birds ringing across majestic sandstone escarpments.
Things to do
There is so much to do and enjoy. Grab your ornothological mates and book your trip now. Join the event on our Facebook page to keep up with what’s happening.
Get out on the water to spot stunning birds on these special bird-watching cruises during Bird Week. Bring your own binoculars for the best view. Mention bird week when making your booking.
Yellow Water Cruises
Cooinda are providing special bird watching cruises during Bird week on 14, 17 and 20 October. Departing 45 mins earlier than the regular sunrise cruise (6.00 am instead of 6.45 am), they allow for prime-time bird watching that is usually not available to guests. Each cruise includes a complimentary breakfast buffet.
The 20 October cruise features special guest bird experts from NT Bird Specialists, providing additional bird-focused commentary.
To purchase tickets on the Yellow Water Cruise, you can visit their website or call 8979 1500. Price for sunrise cruise: $99 per adult (aged 16+). $70 per child (aged 5 – 15). All younger children (0 – 4) are free.
Guluyambi Cultural Cruise
Guluyambi Cultural Cruise on the East Alligator River are offering a special cruise on Wednesday 21 October, depating at 9.00 am. This cruise includes a special guest bird expert providing bird related commentary, in addition to the regular Indigenous guide. This is a fantastic time to be on the river, with significant crocodile viewing potential. Prices are $76 per adult, $49 per child (4-14yrs). Cruises can be booked by calling: 1800 525 238.
Grab these great disounted rates for accommodation during bird week. Mention bird week when making your booking.
Special Accommodation Rates
Kakadu Bird Week is expected to attract thousands of visitors from overseas and around Australia, so accommodation is limited. Kakadu Tourism offers the widest selection of accommodation options, including Cooinda Lodge, which is located next to one of the largest bird habitats in Kakadu – Yellow Water Billabong.
Cooinda Lodge is offering a special Stay & Save package, with 20% discount off stays of two nights or longer during Bird Week, with rates starting from $144 per night. Powered camping sites at Cooinda Camping Ground are available from $46 per night. Rates at the famous Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel are available from $229 per night.
Kakadu Lodge, Jabiru – 10% discount on room rates during Bird Week. Call 08 8979 2422 and mention Bird Week to be eligible.
Crocodile Hotel, Jabiru - $169 bed and breakfast single/twin share with complimentary upgrade to a Superior room where available. Bookings must be made direct with the hotel and are subject to availability. (This is significantly cheaper than what we have on the web currently).
Bookings and further details – www.kakadutourism.com or 1800 500 401.
When to come
Find out more about the park during the dry season. This is the most popular time to visit, with most of our visitor sites open. It’s wise to book your accommodation in advance, as the hotels get busy at this time of year.