Cooinda Lodge Kakadu spreads beneath a canopy of trees adjacent to the Yellow Water Billabong and is a great base from which to explore the Kakadu National Park.
Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel
This quirkily designed hotel actually has the shape of a crocodile from the outside and is set in the midst of Kakadu National Park. Its air conditioned rooms overlook a central courtyard, where a shaded swimming pool and recreational area provides a relaxing space for guests to enjoy when not out exploring. The hotel offers a good range of facilities for such a remote location, as well as plenty of free on site parking.
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The modern bedrooms are filled with natural light and adorned with local aboriginal artwork. Simple but comfortable, all come with air conditioning, a safe and tea/coffee making facilities. They come with queen size, double and single beds, which can be configured in different combinations to sleep up to four guests.
The hotel is positioned in Jabiru, which is around a 2 hour 30 minute drive from Darwin. It's in a great location for exploring Kakadu National Park, while Yellow River is around 45 minutes’ drive away.
Food and drink
The hotel has a bistro-style restaurant providing hearty Australian breakfasts, snacks and lunches and à la carte dinners in the evenings. With limited dining options in Jabiru, this is a good choice.
Rooms can be arranged so that they include a queen size bed a two twin beds for families of four.
Facilities and activities
There's an outdoor pool on site, and Wi-Fi is available for a fee. Currency exchange services are available here, as well as private parking. Nearby you'll find a golf course, tennis courts and boat excursions, as well as all the outdoor activities to be enjoyed in the national park.
A number of accessibility features are in place here, including ramp access for wheelchairs, and accessible bathrooms.
This is a fairly simple but comfortable and clean property, with a great location to discover Kakadu National Park and Yellow River.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Visit Kakadu's ancient rock art galleries and enjoy bushwalking in unspoiled country, swim in clear waters at the base of towering red ochre escarpment cliffs, cruise on a tranquil billabong full of saltwater crocodiles, and perhaps visit Arnhem Land to view Aboriginal rock art galleries, with an Aboriginal Guide on hand to provide explanation and interpretation.
A Kakadu Helicopter Safari is one of the world’s most amazing experiences. Imagine skimming over vast wetlands, landing on isolated beaches miles from anywhere, or swimming in clear fresh water pools fed by waterfalls since time immemorial.
The large landlocked billabong Yellow Water gained its name from the algal bloom found floating on its surface and has become renowned for the abundant wildlife and birdlife that flock to these floodplains.