In the very heart of Kakadu and adjacent to Yellow Water Billabong is Gagudju Lodge Cooinda with 48 Lodge Rooms, 24 Outback Rooms, 86 powered and 300 unpowered camping sites. The property has a lagoon pool, picnic and bbq areas, general store, fuel station, tours desk, alfresco bistro and bar, enclosed restaurant, internet cafe, kids playground and conference facilities.
All of the features of Kakadu are within reach from this central location including Warradjan Cultural Centre, Jim Jim and Twin Falls, Nourlangie and Ubirr Rock.
All of Kakadu's tours can be booked at the central hub of Cooinda including the award winning Yellow Water Cruises, Gagudju Adventure 4x4 tours, Animal Tracks, Kakadu Air scenic flights, Murdigal Cultural Tours, Kakadu Culture Camp, Yellow Water Fishing Safaries, Arnemlander tours and much more.
Gagudju Lodge Cooinda is indigenous owned business and has an active and ongoing Indigenous Employment Program where local Bininj trainees are developed, mentored and supported to have an active role in the tourism ventures.
When driving from Darwin, turn left off the Stuart Highway onto the Arnhem Highway and continue along for a few hundred kilometres.
Turn right onto the Kakadu Highway, and follow this road for 54kms, until you reach the turnoff to Cooinda on the right hand side of the road. Follow this road straight to the end, where Gagudju Lodge Cooinda is located.
Access from Katherine is also approximately 3 hours travelling time. Turn right off the Stuart Highway onto the Kakadu Highway, and then left onto the Cooinda turnoff once inside Kakadu National Park. Follow this road straight to the end, where Gagudju Lodge Cooinda is located.
Public transport to Gagudju Lodge Cooinda is also available by bus.
Gagudju Lodge Cooinda also has an airstrip, which private planes may access by prior arrangement.