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
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|Value for money||7.1|
|Distance to city center||300km|
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.
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.
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.
"Facilities were great and rooms spacious and very clean."
March 12, 2020
"The food is pretty good even for the middle of nowhere"
January 15, 2018
"Staff were amazing, friendly and very welcoming."
March 12, 2020
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.
"The staff were happy to answer all our travel questions."
July 9, 2018
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Children 0-15 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 16 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Cooinda Lodge Kakadu
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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Needs a refurbishment”
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.
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!
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
Kakadu top spot”
Our entire experience at Cooinda was excellent. The services provided and the accommodation, was superb.
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.
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.
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.
Great stay in Kakadu National Park”
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.
Excellent family accommodation”
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.