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Gagudju Lodge Cooinda

3.5 of 5 Lodge   |   Kakadu Highway | Cooinda, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory 0886, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Great caravan site. We paid $32 for a powered site. There were free BBQ facilities, clean and powerful showers, two well maintained swimming pools and a good bar and buffet restaurant, but pricey. We would not come here in the dry season as we imagine that it would be heaving with people! There is a general store with the basic... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

The staff here are what makes this place a number one spot to visit, they are very happy and friendly people. Then you have the billabong and wetlands cruise. Wow its like heaven on earth there is no place in the world that compares to this place. You just have to come and see it for yourself. The guides we... More

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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We enjoyed a few nights in a powered site during the end of the wet (April 2013). Although the river was over its banks and the mosquitos were thick at night, this place was great. Pool area is fantastic, kept the kids entertained while the park was closed. Food was good, although expensive. Highly recommend the dawn cruise, with breakfast... More

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6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

This hotel in an ideal place to stay when booked on the morning yellow water cruise. Staff at check in were very helpful. The grounds are nice and green and the pool very refreshing! Rooms are looking tired but overall it is the location you are paying for.

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11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Took the lodge room which was really small. $39 per person and it fits two on a double decker bed. You can barely move about in the room. It's just a double decker bed with a small table and chair. We had to use the shared toilet in the middle of the park. The toilets were clean however, we showered... More

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28 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

We choose the hotel because we wanted to go on the early morning cruise on the Yellow Water. We booked this on arrival and it was organised efficiently with transport to the boats and a buffet breakfast when we got back -and good birds to be seen! Our room was comfortable and clean.making it a pleasant stay. Nearby we visited... More

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Seville, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

This is a very big campground in Kakadu's most touristic area, so logically it was quite busy. However there was no noise or disturbance, the facilities were clean and the powered sites spacious. Of course the highlight of a stay here is the Yellow Water cruise, we did both the Sunset and the sunrise cruises and loved it. Oh and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

The resort is comfortable and offers comfortable rooms, a shaded pool, a great restaurant with a buffet allowing vegetarians like I am , a decent selection of food to choose from. Although the rooms are tired, they were very comfortable and the resort was a great base for our exploration of the Kakdu region. The service at the front desk... More

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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Cooinda or Jabiru? Hmm... The price is comparable. But Cooinda gets the edge if you plan to visit Yellow Water Billabong or the Waradjan Culturan Centre, both of which are about a kilometre away from Cooinda, and over 40km distant from the Crocodile Inn in Jabiru. We also did the "Adventure Tour" to Twin Falls and Jim Jim Falls. Becuase... More

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Jabiru, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Stayed in the apartment which on the outside look nice, but on the inside, really look old. The toilet and shower are all one. The rooms were clean, but really run down. The breakfast is good, although the coffee is poor. The location is really good which is about 50km from Jabiru. Not too much to do except laze around... More

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Gagudju Lodge Cooinda Hotel
Gagudju Lodge Cooinda Hotel Kakadu National Park
Address: Kakadu Highway | Cooinda, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory 0886, Australia
Location: Australia > Northern Territory > Top End > Kakadu National Park
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Specialty lodging in Kakadu National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Gagudju Lodge Cooinda 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Surrounded by Kakadu National Park at the gateway to the world famous Yellow Water Billabong, relax and re-energise in the air-conditioned comfort of your room. The indigenous owned Gagudju Lodge Cooinda offers easy access to Yellow Water Cruises, Warradjan Cultural Centre, Jim Jim Falls, Twin Falls, Nourlangie, bushwalks and boat entry and exit points for an exciting day of fishing. From our private airstrip take a charter plane for a spectacular birds eye view of Kakadu National Park. After a day of adventure or relaxing by our resort style pools, enjoy alfresco dining and drinks at Barra Bistro Bar or retire to your private courtyard for a spectacular sunset and natural beauty of the surrounding area. Gagudju Lodge Cooinda has 48 Lodge Rooms, 24 Budget Rooms, 106 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 Kakadu's tours can be booked at the central hub of Cooinda including the award winning Yellow Water Cruises - 2011 & 2009 NT Brolga Award Winner - Major Tourist Attraction, Gagudju Adventure 4x4 tours, Animal Tracks, Kakadu Air scenic flights, Murdudjurl Cultural Tours, Kakadu Culture Camp, Yellow Water Fishing Tours, Arnemlander tours and much more. Gagudju Lodge Cooinda is indigenous owned business including Yellow Water wetland cruises, Gagudju Adventure 4WD tours, cultural experiences and accommodation including Gagudju Lodge Cooinda and Gagudju Camping Cooinda. We have the largest collection of facilities catering to tourism in Kakadu and are focused on positive outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We have an active and ongoing 2010 NT Brolga Award Winning - Indigenous Employment Program where local Bininj trainees are developed, mentored and supported to have an active role in the tourism ventures. Gagudju Dreaming is owned by the local Traditional Owners in partnership with Indigenous Business Australia. ... more   less 
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