Gagudju Lodge Cooinda [IHG]
Situated 3 hours from Darwin, Gagudju Lodge Cooinda offers convenient access to the wonders of Kakadu National Park.
Gagudju Lodge Cooinda is the base of the world-renowned Yellow Water Cruises, where crocodiles and birds are seen on the flood plain amongst Paperbark, Pandanus and Fresh Water Mangroves. Daily Kakadu Gorge and Waterfall 4WD tours operate to key park destinations including Twin and Jim Jim Falls between months of May and November (access dependant on seasonal park weather conditions).
Gagudju Lodge Cooinda Leisure Gagudju Lodge Cooinda is in the heart of Kakadu and the ideal base to explore the treasures of the region.
- 48 air-conditioned lodge rooms
- Budget accomodation in air-conditioned twin share budget rooms
- Shady powered and unpowered campsites
- Two quality restuarants
- Lagoon pool and spa
- Kids playground
- Tour desk
- Fuel station
- Internet kiosk
- General store
- Public telephones and recently installed CDMA mobile coverage.
Located in the heart of the Kakadu National Park, Gagudju Lodge Cooinda offers 48 spacious air-conditioned lodge rooms with convenient access to all amenities and park attractions.
The 48-room lodge consists of:
- 4 family rooms (1 queen bed, 2 single beds)
- 6 Triple rooms (3 single beds)
- 38 Queen Single rooms (1 queen bed, 1 single bed)
All rooms can accomodate, with cot and rollaway options, a maximum of 4 people.
Each room features:
- Private outdoor sitting area
- Non smoking rooms only
- Tea and coffee making facilities
- Ensuite bathroom facilities with shower recess
- Television - Four free to air and four pay TV channels offered without charge
- Iron and ironing board
- Hair dryers (available at reception)
- Wake up call facilities
- Disabled access rooms available
Backpacker Accomodation Gagudju Lodge Cooinda also offers 24 backpacker-style rooms:
- 4 double rooms (one double bed)
- 4 triple rooms (bunks and single)
- 16 twin rooms (bunk beds)
These rooms feature light bedding (sheets and pillows, no towels or blankets), air conditioning, coin-operated barbecue and eating area (enclosed with shared refrigerator), shared bathroom and toilet facilities.
With full use of all leisure facilities, the camping ground and caravan park provides facilities for all travellers on any budget: independent group, backpacker, family and outdoor enthusiasts alike.
- Camp Sites 80 powered sites
- 300 unpowered sites
Situated 3 hours from Darwin, Gagudju Lodge Cooinda offers convenient access to Kakadu National Park attractions.
Kakadu National Park is Australia's largest national park, extending nearly 200 kilometres from north to south, and over 100 kilometres from east to west. It protects samples of all major landforms and habitat types of the Top End of the Northern Territory. The park is unique as it protects an entire river system - the South Alligator River.
Kakadu is one of the few places where the Aboriginal inhabitants maintain traditional personal and spiritual links with their lands. They have lived in Kakadu for possibly 50,000 years, leaving a wealth of archeological and art sites that provide insights into Aboriginal culture and the environmental changes witnessed over countless generations.
Top 11 Things to do in Kakadu
- Morning Mist and Sunset cruises on Yellow Water are a brilliant wildlife experience and offer majestic photo opportunities.
- Joing a guided 4WD tour to key locations with Kakadu Gorge and Waterfall Tours.
- Take a leisurely stroll through Warradjan Cultural Centre and learn about the land and people of this amazing region.
- Relax and enjoy regional documentaries in the cinema or shop for locally produced art and craft souvenirs in the gift shop.
- Join a Scenic Kakadu flight for a unique and memorable experience of the park.
- Catch a Barramundi with the assistance of our experienced sports fishing guide.
- Visit the ancient rock art site at Nourlangie or Ubirr and take in the magnificent views at sunset.
- Relax in the Barra Bar and enjoy great food and a variety of seasonal activities including movie nights, trivia and bingo.
- Join the "Animal Tracks" guided tour and experience a fantastic afternoon of indigenous culture.
- Visit Murdurjul Craft centre for an afternoon on a traditional aboriginal homestead including nature walk, painting and craft exhibitions.
- Dine in Mimi Restuarant for an outstanding selection of contemporary "local cuisine" including Barramundi, Crocodile, Kangaroo & Buffalo.
Gagudju Lodge Recreation Facilities Nearby:
Yellow Water Fishing: Some of the country's best fresh water Barramundi fishing is available onsite with direct boat access to four billabongs.
Jabiru Golf Club Situated in Jabiru, 54 kilometres from Cooinda, the only golf course in Australia located in a national park.
Nourlangie Rock Art Nourlangie RockA popular site to experience the history of local culture and rock art sites.
Ubirr Spectacular sunset vantage point 1 hour drive from Cooinda, as well as ancient rock art site.
Shopping Centre Jabiru Shopping Mall is a 30 minute drive from Cooinda and offers a Post Office, Bank, Supermarket, Hairdresser, Medical Centre/Pharmacy, Travel Agent, Souvenir Stores, Film Processing. Cooinda includes a Petrol Station, Gift Shop and General Store.
Warradjan Indigenous Cultural Centre
Named after Warradjan, the Pig Nosed Turtle, the centre is situated only 1 km from Gagudju Lodge Cooinda. Developed by the Aboriginal traditional owners of Kakadu, the displays illustrate the stories traditional owners wish to share with visitors. As a result, it provides an insight into both traditional and contemporary Aboriginal culture. Videos are shown on various subjects, ranging from personal histories to bush tucker. The gallery shop sells a range of arts and crafts including traditional didgeridoos, local artwork, books and cards. Operating hours, daily from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.