Sleep out under the stars
The Kakadu National Park is one of Australia's last remaining tracts of pristine wilderness and this vast region plays host to countless native plants and animals. Not surprisingly, it's a popular place for camping and with campsites dotted throughout this extensive area, sleeping out under the stars is one of the most popular forms of Kakuda accommodation.
There are campsites scattered throughout the entire Kakadu region, including managed sites featuring full bathroom facilities and bountiful drinking water. Another popular option are the many bush campgrounds clustered around communal facilities – many of which may only be rudimentary, but which also retain sense of community spirit potentially missing in Kakadu hotels and motels.
Embrace the uniqueness
As one of Australia's most unique landscapes, it is only fitting that Kakadu plays host to some singularly recognisable accommodation. The Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn is renowned throughout the region for its peculiar architecture, with this upscale hotel designed to resemble a crocodile lying prostrate in the surrounding bush.
While the The Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn is perhaps the most recognisable hotel in the Jabiru region, there are several alternatives spread out across this diverse region. The Gagudju Lodge Cooinda backs on to the scenic Yellow Waters Billabong, while the Aurora Kakadu Hotel in the Kakadu Wetlands region offers both private accommodation and modern conference facilities for businesses looking to inspire their staff and clients in what is a richly rewarding landscape.
Get back to nature
When you're surrounded by nothing but starry skies, getting a good night's sleep in Kakadu requires little more than to lay your head on a comfortable pillow. However, the primary reason to visit this isolated region is to appreciate its spectacular natural scenery – something Kakadu possesses in spades.
Some 30 per cent of Australia's bird species reside in Kakadu National Park, making the park somewhat of a bird watchers' paradise. Birds are not the only noteworthy local wildlife and Kakadu is famous for the abundance of saltwater crocodiles which lurk languidly beneath the surface of most watering holes. The region's famous waterfalls are fed by the seasonal monsoonal rains which transform this parched landscape into tropical playground on an annual basis.