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Food & Dining6
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8.9
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Cooinda Lodge Kakadu
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3.5-star Guesthouse/bed and breakfast

Cooinda Lodge Kakadu

Kakadu Highway Cooinda, Kakadu, Kakadu, Australia, 0886 - See map
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Exceptional reputation
Recommended by 96% of guests
Excellent cleanliness
8.2 rating for cleanliness
Excellent service
8.2 rating for service
Very good facilities on premise
7.8 facilities on premise

We travelled with 3 adults and a 19 month old baby and found the room spacious enough and facilities met our needs.

Berna | July 9, 2018

Highly recommend booking the Yellow Water cruise if you stay - highlight of the trip and so close to the lodge.

Roannah | October 9, 2019

Rooms were modern and spacious, everything was close and the food and drinks were consistently excellent.

Roannah | October 9, 2019

The room was a cool retreat from the heat of the day, yet integrated with the tropical garden outside.

Justin | August 11, 2019

Great place to stay and do the sunset/sunrise+breakfast cruises at a much reduced price.

Richard | May 12, 2018

Great location, yellow water cruise a highlight, good food at restaurant, would return

Gail | July 2, 2018

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Bar

  • Ticket services

  • Safety deposit boxes

Value for money7.1
Distance to city center300km
Location rating8.9

Rooms available at Cooinda Lodge Kakadu

Superior
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed
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Deluxe Queen Room
Deluxe Queen Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed
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Outback Retreat Plus (Glamping)
Outback Retreat Plus (Glamping)
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  • Balcony/terrace
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 queen bed and 1 bunk bed
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Outback Retreat (Glamping)
Outback Retreat (Glamping)
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  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 queen bed
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Family Room
Family Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
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Standard Room
Standard Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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          Frequently asked questions

          What time is check-in and check-out at Cooinda Lodge Kakadu?

          Check-in is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The property offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

          How do I get to Cooinda Lodge Kakadu?

          For those who wish to drive their own cars, Cooinda Lodge Kakadu has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Car parking is free for guests.

          What is the smoking policy at Cooinda Lodge Kakadu?

          Cooinda Lodge Kakadu does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free. The property offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

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          What people love about Cooinda Lodge Kakadu

          • 9.6
            Exceptional
            Cleanliness

            "Facilities were great and rooms spacious and very clean."

            Vicky

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            March 12, 2020

          • 10.0
            Exceptional

            "The food is pretty good even for the middle of nowhere"

            Jane

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            January 15, 2018

          • 9.6
            Exceptional
            Staff 

            "Staff were amazing, friendly and very welcoming."

            Vicky

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            March 12, 2020

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          Overall rating:
          8.6
          Excellent
          1,013 reviews
          Cleanliness
          8.2
          Facilities
          7.8
          Location
          8.9
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          It is an amazing location and a must to stay at when visitin...
          Ryan from Australia
          Family with young children
          More about Cooinda Lodge Kakadu

          More about Cooinda Lodge Kakadu

          Perfectly surrounded by Kakadu National Park at the gateway to the world famous Yellow Water Billabong, Cooinda Lodge Kakadu is a great place to re-energize in the air conditioned comfort of your room. Featuring a range of rooms and camping sites, the property consists of a lagoon pool, picnic and BBQ areas, general store, fuel station, tours desk, alfresco bistro and bar, enclosed restaurant, internet café, kid's playground, and conference facilities. Guests can enjoy the stunning views of Kakadu National Park from the private airstrip. There are numerous activities you can take part in, such as the award winning Yellow Water, bushwalks, and fishing. The property also provides easy access to the Warradjan Cultural Center, Jim Jim Falls, Twin Falls, and Nourlangie. There is a helpful front desks which will guide and assure to make your trip a memorable one. After a fun filled day of adventure, visit the Barra Bistro Bar for alfresco dining and drinks, or retire to your private courtyard for a spectacular sunset and natural beauty of the surrounding area. Focusing on the positive outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, Cooinda Lodge Kakadu makes a wonderful stay.

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          Most talked about facilities

          Food & Dining
          20 mentions
          Swimming Pool
          10 mentions
          Housekeeping
          8 mentions
          Internet
          5 mentions

          What they offer

          9.6
          Exceptional
          Staff 

          "The staff were happy to answer all our travel questions."

          Berna

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          July 9, 2018

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          Food and dining

          Breakfast options

          American
          Continental

          Restaurants on site

          Barra Bar and Bistro
          Cuisine:Australian
          Menu:Buffet, A-la-carte

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          Reviews of Cooinda Lodge Kakadu from real guests

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          8.6
          Excellent
          From 1013 reviews
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          Room comfort and quality7.2
          Service8.2
          Value for money7.1
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          9.2
          Exceptional
          Ryan from Australia
          Family with young children
          Family Room
          Stayed 1 night in June 2019

          Great time!”

          Our family really enjoyed our stay at Cooinda Lodge, the staff were amazing, especially the Chef who made my daughters night and "Woody" from the Yellow Water cruise for his great commentary. It is an amazing location and a must to stay at when visiting Kakadu.

          Reviewed July 02, 2019
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Rachael from United Kingdom
          Group
          Family Room
          Stayed 2 nights in October 2017

          Exceptional”

          Had a weekend at Cooinda as a base to show visiting family some of Kakadu. We found it very clean and well maintained. The staff were very good. The bar and restaurant were also reasonably priced and had decent menu to choose from.

          Reviewed October 23, 2017

          Dear Rachael, What a fantastic review! Thank you. We are passionate about our guests and work hard to ensure they have a wonderful time at Cooinda Lodge and Kakadu so it makes our day to read your lovely review and to learn that you all had a memorable visit. I will share your comments with all the team. Thank you for staying with us and sharing your experience, we very much look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards Cameron Simpson Front Office Manager

          Responded November 02, 2017
          Cooinda Lodge Kakadu
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Claire from Australia
          Couple
          Family Room
          Stayed 1 night in March 2018

          Pleasently surprised ”

          Considering the overall option for Kakadu accommodation (nothing bling)- we were pleasantly surprised with this lodge. We booked it as it had the overall best reviews for the park and I can see why. It was clean, cool (air con worked well), friendly staff, great access to the boat tour (3 min walk) and the food at the bistro was fantastic.

          Reviewed April 03, 2018
          10.0
          Exceptional
          paul from Australia
          Couple
          Family Room
          Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

          great relaxed accomodation”

          We spent two nights at Cooinda Lodge and thoroughly enjoyed all the facilities. The restaurant has good food and a great vibe and the large resort pool is excellent. Highly recommend this resort.

          Reviewed May 16, 2018
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Michael from Australia
          Family with teens
          Stayed 1 night in September 2016

          Great location in Kakadu.”

          The highlight was the yellow river cruise which we booked through Cooinda, whihc we did at sunset. It was stunningly beautiful and we pulsar believe how much wildlife we saw and how fabulous the staff were. The hotel is 5 minutes away from the boat ramp. We came back after dusk and had a good meal and a swim in one of the two pools.

          Reviewed September 19, 2016
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Justin from Australia
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

          Exceptional”

          Surpassed my expectations. The room was a cool retreat from the heat of the day, yet integrated with the tropical garden outside. Very convenient for the unmissable Yellow Water cruise. And the straightforward outdoor restaurant gave another experience of Kakadu - don't miss the chance to sample high-quality crocodile, kangaroo and water buffalo.

          Reviewed August 11, 2019
          7.2
          Very good
          Amanda from Australia
          Family with teens
          Family Room
          Stayed 4 nights in April 2017

          First time in Kakadu”

          Kakadu Lodge, Cooinda is set in beautiful grounds with a large oasis type swimming pool. It is ideally located for the tours but half an hour away from Jabiru where the airport is situated for the scenic flights. Amazing wildlife on the property: birds, snakes, frogs and even a dingo! Food is variable, service is consistently helpful.

          Reviewed April 17, 2017

          Dear Amanda, We very much appreciate you sharing your comments about your stay at Cooinda Lodge, Kakadu. It is lovely to read that you enjoyed our beautiful setting, location and spotting the huge variety of wildlife living in our Incredible National Park. Thank you for staying with us and sharing your experience, we very much look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards Cameron Simpson Front Office Manager

          Responded November 01, 2017
          Cooinda Lodge Kakadu
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Stephen from Australia
          Business traveler
          Superior
          Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

          Group Tour for 2 nights”

          We had an exception stay at Cooinda once again. 2 nights is never enough but during our stay we were looked after well in all regards. The morning Yellow Waters tour is amazing and so too the other locations we visited. We will be back I am sure. Our guests all raved about how good it was.

          Reviewed November 14, 2017

          Dear Stephen, Thank you for your excellent review! We love to hear that our guests have had an exceptional stay with us, so it is fantastic to read that was your experience and you enjoyed the amazing Yellow Water Cruise and visiting the incredible sites within Kakadu. Thank you very much for staying with us, we look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable visit in the near future. Kind Regards, Cameron Simpson - Front Office Manager

          Responded November 20, 2017
          Cooinda Lodge Kakadu
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Carla from Australia
          Couple
          Stayed 1 night in January 2019

          Beautiful renovated room”

          We loved staying at Cooinda. Our double room was newly renovated and had a lovely comfortable bed. The restaurant had lots of options and we found it the staff very friendly. The pool was huge.

          Reviewed January 05, 2019
          8.8
          Excellent
          Suzanne from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Superior
          Stayed 3 nights in September 2019

          Great location for Yellow Waters”

          We stayed in a refurbished en suite cabin. Great facilities on site - grocery store, petrol station, good restaurant and bookings for Yellow Waters billabong excursion and Kakadu park pass. The cabins are adjoining and fairly close together, so little sense of being in the Park

          Reviewed September 30, 2019
          8.7
          Excellent
          Kathryn from Australia
          Couple
          Stayed 1 night in July 2012

          Fabulous spot”

          great location

          We enjoyed sitting on the little porch listening to the surrounding bird life after a day exploring the wonderful location around Cooinda. The rooms were adequate and well ventilated. We enjoyed our swim in the pool.

          Reviewed August 03, 2012
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Robyn from Australia
          Couple
          Stayed 1 night in July 2016

          Relaxing”

          Great place to stay in the heart of Kakadu and explore Yellow Waters. Pools were very welcome and dining area was friendly and well run. Stayed in cabin with pleasant grounds which was very relaxing.

          Reviewed August 02, 2016
          7.3
          Very good
          Robert from Australia
          Couple
          Stayed 2 nights in August 2014

          Needs a refurbishment”

          The location is superb with good access to many of the attractions in the area. The pool is large and very refreshing. Food quality is good, with reasonable variety and quite fresh.

          They really need to spend some money refurbishing the rooms. They are beginning to look quite worn and the mattress was very uncomfortable. If these issues are addressed, I'd highly recommend Cooinda Lodge. As it stands, I'd recommend looking for another option.

          Reviewed September 11, 2014
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Franz from Australia
          Couple
          Superior
          Stayed 3 nights in April 2017

          Exceptional”

          The staff were very friendly and helpful. The place is also in a great location to centralize yourself within Kakadu. Thanks for a great experience!

          Reviewed May 01, 2017

          Dear Franz, Thanks for your lovely review. We love to hear that our guests have had an enjoyable visit and received friendly and helpful service so we are delighted that was your experience. Thank you for staying with us and sharing your experience, we very much look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Warm Regards Cameron Simpson Front Office Manager

          Responded November 01, 2017
          Cooinda Lodge Kakadu
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Keith
          Couple
          Stayed 1 night in March 2019

          Kakadu top spot”

          Our entire experience at Cooinda was excellent. The services provided and the accommodation, was superb.

          Reviewed April 01, 2019
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Jody from Australia
          Couple
          Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

          The rooms were beautiful, the staff were friendly and helpful and the grounds and tours were superb”

          I thought the lodge and surrounds were absolutely awesome, stunning !! Prices are as expected given location I would have just liked a few more basic options on menu in bistro, like a Parma and chips or just fish and chips. That said all our meals were amazing.

          Reviewed June 13, 2019
          7.0
          Very good
          Erno from Australia
          Family with teens
          Superior
          Stayed 3 nights in September 2015

          COOINDA LODGE”

          Location is excellent for being close to the main sights. Yellow water cruises fabulous. Did a day trip to Jim Jim and Twin falls great. Great pools.

          We stayed 3 nights at the Lodge and had a great time. My 13 year old daughter wasn't too excited about Kakadu but loved the Yellow water cruise and the day trip to Jim Jim falls. The rooms were basic for what you paid, but considering where you were I expected that and it was just part of the experience. The two pools are great. One large, which is fantastic for the children and the smaller one which was never busy and provided shade. Food was expensive but once again you have to expect that be so remote. Lovely staff and all round great experience, especially close to some of the main sights which was handy.

          Reviewed October 05, 2015
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Roannah from Australia
          Couple
          Superior
          Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

          Fantastic stay”

          Really enjoyed everything about this place. Rooms were modern and spacious, everything was close and the food and drinks were consistently excellent. Highly recommend booking the Yellow Water cruise if you stay - highlight of the trip and so close to the lodge.

          Reviewed October 09, 2019
          7.3
          Very good
          Eu from Malaysia
          Group
          Stayed 2 nights in March 2014

          Great stay in Kakadu National Park”

          Great location, in-house restaurant and petrol station

          This lodge was centrelly located at Kakadu National Park and close to Yellow Water Cruise (few minutes walk from my room). In-house restaurant and petrol station available. Can see the starry night from the car park.

          Reviewed April 02, 2014
          8.7
          Excellent
          Susan from Australia
          Family with teens
          Stayed 4 nights in July 2015

          Excellent family accommodation”

          The access to Yellow Waters in particular and Kakadu National Park in general; the seating arrangements and tables outside the rooms; the swimming pools and children's play areas

          Correcting my booking after I had double booked after my daughter's flight bookings (for six people) took a long time, but I did receive a refund for all but one night in one room. I was grateful for the refund, but a few hundred dollars were wasted on the unused room. There seemed to be a continual problem with the printers in Reception which meant that no tickets were printed for the Yellow Waters Cruises on the two occasions on which I booked. Despite the assurance of the Reception staff that this would not matter, I was subjected to an intense interrogation by the first tourist guide who felt that I might have been "tricking" her company although my name was on her list with a booking for eight people, all of whom were with me. I found this degrading, but we were allowed on as fortunately I had the small printed receipt from the EFTPOS machine on me. She proved to be a good tourist guide if a deeply suspicious one! The first time the printers were not "working" and the second time, they had run out of ink. However, the second tourist guide let us on without demur once I showed my little receipt. Otherwise, the staff were very helpful, efficient and considerate, particularly those serving meals under a great deal of pressure.

          Reviewed July 17, 2015
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