Blue-winged kookaburra. Credit: Luke Paterson, NT Bird Specialists
Kakadu Bird Week 2021
Kakadu National Park is a bird lover’s paradise – home to more than a third of Australia’s bird species, Kakadu is the perfect place to discover and learn all about the unique species of birds living in this magical part of the world, which is dual World Heritage-listed for both its natural and cultural values.
During Bird Week, visitors and viewers are treated to specialist lectures, cultural events and some of Australia's best birdwatching.
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Go birding in
a World Heritage area
25 September to 2 October 2021 — Darwin pick-up
This one day tour gives the perfect introduction to the lands of the Bininj and Mungguy, their joint management of this park in association with Parks Australia and why this region supports unparalleled birdlife throughout a diverse range of terrains.
25 September to 2 October 2021 — Bowali Visitor Centre
Join renowned artist Jacqueline Cahill and explore the wonders of traditional painting. Gain insight into this cultural tradition practised for thousands of years as you attempt to bring your own painting to life.
2.30–7.30 pm, 25 September 2021 — Pick-up Jabiru hotels
Join NT Bird Specialists’ guide Luke Paterson on a private 2.5-hour bird photography cruise with a maximum of just 7 guests.
28 September to 1 October 2021 — Pick up - Gagudju Lodge Cooinda
The sight and sound at sunset, combined with this unique 7 hour cultural safari will connect you to Kakadu and country.
3–16 October 2021 — Kakadu National Park – Two week trip
A two week birdwatching and nature tour with the emphasis on taking time to observe the birds and the rest of nature around us. Not for those who simply want to tick off as many species as possible. Includes a five night bushwalk.
See birds from the wetlands to the stone country
Grab an accommodation deal from Kakadu Tourism
The 'Bed, Breakfast, Cruise & Wine Special Offer' includes one night's accommodation in Kakadu National Park’s Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel (with a full buffet breakfast for two), a 2-hour Yellow Water Cruise for two & a complimentary bottle of house wine with your evening meal at the Escarpment Restaurant
If the Cooinda Lodge is more your style, the 'Fly, Cruise & Stay Special Offer' includes one night’s accommodation at the Cooinda Lodge Kakadu (with a full buffet breakfast for two), a 30-minute Scenic Flight over Kakadu National Park for two & a 9am Yellow Water Cruise for two, and the 'Bed, Breakfast & Cruise Special Offer' includes one night’s accommodation at the Cooinda Lodge Kakadu (with a full buffet breakfast for two) & a 9am Yellow Water Cruise for two.
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