Our camp in Kakadu
The Kakadu Culture Camp is Kakadu’s first accredited Savannah Guide* Site, and two of our guides the first Kakadu ‘Savannah Site Interpreters’. Our eco safari camp is on the banks of Djarradjin Billabong (picture right) and is part of the Nourlangie Creek system that drains into the South Alligator River. The camp is a 100% solar powered operation, running 40 solar panels through a 6kva inverter. We are proud and active members of Ecotourism Australia and The International Ecotourism Society.
Limited numbers of guests also assures a quality, educational and uplifting cross cultural experience.
We cater especially for international visitors and also Australian travellers who want to learn from the
locals first hand about Kakadu’s cultural landscapes and the amazing wildlife and biodiversity. Guests are welcome to stay in camp overnight and enjoy the hospitality of a local Aboriginal family.
Camp Protocols - You will be given a handout at check-in to your safari tent accommodation. The informaton sheet includes protocols on dress code (wear a top) alcohol (allowed in moderation, drink lot’s of water!) photography (take lot’s of non-intrusive pics!) and behaviour (please behave!). For more details on respecting indigenous culture for travellers in Australia, please view the Welcome to Country brochure.
*Savannah Guides Ltd is one of Australia’s premier guiding organisations, a collective of professional guides and tour operators with an in-depth knowledge of the natural and cultural environments across Australia’s vast tropical savannahs. SGL conducts several intensive tour guide schools per year to educate and train both emerging and expert guides across the Savannah region of northern Australia. More info is at www.savannah-guides.com.au
How to find us
Kakadu Culture Camp and Djarradjin Billabong is situated adjacent to the Muirella Park Campground.
We are in the heart of Kakadu, on Murrumburr clan country. Driving south from Jabiru, we are 25km down the Kakadu Highway, turn left and drive 6km to the campground, just follow the signs. See Google Earth link at the bottom of this page.
In the dry season, usually from April, you can access Muirella Park with a conventional 2wd vehicle, motorhome, or bus. It’s a sealed road to our door, only 20 minutes from International standard hotel accommodation at Jabiru (to the north) or Cooinda (south). Download a detailed map of Kakadu National Park and Hema Maps for Kakadu and all over Australia. You can also get heaps of info about Kakadu and download the Kakadu Park Visitor guide at www.kakadu.com.au
Kakadu Culture Camp is situated adjacent to Muirella Park Campground so you can bring your own tent or caravan if you wish, or camp in our deluxe safari tents. The campground has flushing toilets, solar hot showers and lights, large washing tubs, excellent drinking water, garbage is collected daily, and the adjacent billabong has a public boat ramp. You can also have your own campfire at your tent using the fireplaces provided (you must collect your own firewood as you drive into camp).
Our on-site manager collects camping fees of A$10 pp age over 15/night.
*Please note that there is no generator zone or powered sites available in the public campground. No public phone box or mobile phone service.