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Plan Your Australian Outback Adventure at Kakadu National Park

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Many travel companies offer tailor-made trips and itinerary extensions into Kakadu National Park from Darwin. Abercrombie & Kent (abercrombiekent.com), Asia Transpacific Journeys (asiatranspacific.com), Cox & Kings (coxandkings usa.com), and GeoEx (geoex.com) book travelers into the finest lodges and pair them with the region’s best guides. While you plan, make sure to check out the lodges below for maximum comfort and style in the wilderness. (This appeared in the June/July 2015 issue.)
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Mary River Floodplai, Kakadu NT 0836, Australia
A short distance from Kakadu, a three-hour drive east of Darwin, 10 airy bungalows on stilts have en suite showers and views of the wildlife-filled Mary River floodplains.
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Gorge Rd, Katherine NT 0850, Australia
In Nitmiluk National Park, just south of Kakadu, Cicada Lodge’s 18 balconied suites are filled with Aboriginal art and face the otherworldly sandstone formations of the Katherine Gorge. From $530. This appeared in the June/July 2015 issue.
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1 Flinders Street, Jabiru NT 0886, Australia
This crocodile-shaped retreat has all the creature comforts you’ll need after a few days in the wild, including air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, and an outdoor swimming pool. 
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Point Stuart Rd, Arnhem NT 0801, Australia
Located halfway between Darwin and Kakadu National Park, ecofriendly Wildman has 10 modern, air-conditioned cabins and 15 fan-cooled, safari-style tents. Cabins from $365; tents from $240. This appeared in the June/July 2015 issue.