Going into this Lodge we knew it would be a rustic experience and that is what it was. We stayed in a larger lodge room for 3 (queen and single bedded). The bathroom was more of a camp style bathroom, nothing to write home about, but it was clean as was the room. The beds were quite comfortable and that came as a nice surprise. This isn’t the sort of room you would want to spend a lot of time in, but it did it’s job while in Kakadu.
We found the staff to be very friendly and the only glitch was trying to get a blanket as the second night of our stay turned quite cool and there is no heating. The blanket provided was extraordinarily light and we were turned down when we asked for a second. There might have been a language barrier with the staff member we asked I’m not sure, but new blankets are in order even though it doesn’t get cold here too long per year. When it does get cold you need a blanket, especially for the cost of these lodge rooms.
The grounds were very nicely kept but did have a few lights out, the pool was quite nice for the area, there was self serve laundry along with grills for guest use. This made our stay quite convenient.
Overall I would recommend a Lodge room for anyone who did not want to camp and who did want to be in the Yellow Waters cruise area. We were satisfied with our stay fully accepting the area was the main attraction and not the Lodge.
- 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 Cooinda Lodge Kakadu 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 patio for a spectacular sunset and natural beauty of the surrounding area. Cooinda Lodge Kakadu has 48 Lodge Rooms, 100 powered and 200 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,kids playground. 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, Kakadu Tourism Advenure Tours, Kakadu Air scenic flights, Yellow Water Fishing Tours and much more. Cooinda Lodge Kakadu is indigenous owned business including Yellow Water wetland cruises, Kakadu Tourism Adventure Tours, cultural experiences and accommodation including Cooinda Lodge Kakadu and Cooinda Campground and Caravan Park. 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. Kakadu Tourism is owned by the local Traditional Owners in partnership with Indigenous Business Australia. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gagudju Lodge Cooinda Hotel Kakadu National Park