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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Making the trek all the way out to Kakadu is totally worth it in terms of seeing crocodiles, gorgeous Australian land and birdlife. Just set your expectations ahead of time that there's nothing exciting about the accommodation at Cooinda Lodge, which is supposed to be one of the more upscale options available. We had a concrete block room with an...

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Brett S, General Manager at Cooinda Lodge Kakadu, responded to this review

Hello ExpertExpat2016, I am sorry to hear that you didn't like your accommodation or the restaurant that is available for all. I regret that I was unable to meet with you while you were staying with us in Cooinda so that you could actually talk directly with management about your feelings about the property and facilities that we have on...

Australia
Reviewed 9 May 2016

This is the perfect place to stay if you want to be in the centre of Kakadu. There are options for camping but we stayed in the hotel rooms which are quite spacious with bathroom and fridge and small outdoor area. All air conditioned and with fan, TV, screens etc. Facilities on site include restaurant, bar, shop, petrol, pool and...

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Brett S, General Manager at Cooinda Lodge Kakadu, responded to this review

Hello mogthecat, Thank you for taking the time to post your comments about your stay with us, I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and loved the facilities along with cruises that are available. We do actually recycle at the property, as we do all our own garbage we have people that sort the rubbish...

Darwin, Australia
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Our powered Camping location was perfect, facilities bar, pools, resteraunt including bathroom were excellent for camping style and its so close to everything in Kakadu a bit $$$ $41.50 per night but u expect that for a tourist location. We will definately be returning again.

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Brett S, General Manager at Cooinda Lodge Kakadu, responded to this review

Hello jes113000, Thank you for the great commenst you have posted about your time with us and I am happy that you would come back and stay with us again in the future. We hope that your next visit may be a little longer so you may spend more time relaxing and enjoying your time with us. Kind Regards Brett...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 6 May 2016

We stayed at the campground. The facilities are amazing, especially the pool which the kids almost lived in. We dined at the Bistro, a bit pricey but nonetheless the food and ambiance was great. We did not try any other accommodation. As a campground we would recommend this resort with no hesitation.

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Brett S, General Manager at Cooinda Lodge Kakadu, responded to this review

Hello DMoutia, I am happy to hear that you and the family had such a great time with us in Cooinda, the pool is a great area and yes the kids do love to spend some time giving so much down time to relax with a cold "beverage" and relax. We hope that you will be able to come back...

Fayetteville, New York
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Stayed two nights with my wife and adult daughter, somewhat rustic and indoor restaurant closed. Insects were very noticeable, my daughter very sensitive to mosquitoes so we did take away to the room. Good location for Yellow Water Cruise which was great for wildlife.

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Brett S, General Manager at Cooinda Lodge Kakadu, responded to this review

Hello larrystewart8, We appreciate the time you have taken to post your comments about your stay with us, I am happy that you and the family went out and had time for the Yellow Water cruise along with dinning in the restaurant. At some times through the year due to location in the middle of Kakadu we have issues with...

Darwin, Australia
Reviewed 2 May 2016

We stayed at Cooinda for two nights in the unpowered section of the campground. It was the start of the dry, but it was very hot and it did rain so not the most comfortable nights sleep. The pool was great and the restaurant had a good menu. The camp kitchen could be improved with at least a sink and...

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Brett S, General Manager at Cooinda Lodge Kakadu, responded to this review

Hello Conatus, Thank you for posting your review about your stay with us in Cooinda, I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us even if it did rain which does make camping a little more difficult. I will follow up with the team why the gas wasn't refilled after you reported this and regret that this...

Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Can't fault this place. Just book. Great pools, great food, great location for yellow waters which are just magical. Dingos, kangaroos on site and a lovely walk to the cultural centre. Wish we were back there instead of this site (nitmiluk caravan park in katherine(.

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Brett S, General Manager at Cooinda Lodge Kakadu, responded to this review

Hello Sindy D, We appreciate the feedback you have posted while staying with us and are happy that you have rated our caravan park as one of the best that you have stayed in. I will pass your comments into the team and hope that you will come back through and stay with us again in the future. Kind Regards...

Hobart, Tasmania
Reviewed 29 April 2016

This is a gem of a place for atmosphere, welcome and comfort with great service. We originally booked a double lodge room for two nights, but enjoyed our stay so much, we extended for an extra night. Beware, the rooms are pretty basic, but the beds are so comfortable, there is good air con and they are very clean. Each...

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Brett S, General Manager at Cooinda Lodge Kakadu, responded to this review

Hello Lilylouise, It is great that you had such a lovely time with us at Cooinda and were able to have such a wonderful experience with us. It is nice as you mentioned that you can spend time meeting other guests on their travels either through or around Australia and tell some good stories along with passing travel tips for...

Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

The photos look ok but reality is far from the truth We checked in and checked out within the hour after begging the Mercure Kakadu for a room and paying plenty but it was worth it We rushed straight to the Mercure with a smile The place ( coiinda ) needs an update and clearly there is an opportunity for...

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Brett S, General Manager at Cooinda Lodge Kakadu, responded to this review

Hello Anthony H, It is disappointing to read your comments about your stay with us, I wish I was able to meet with you before your departure so that we could address your very brief time with us. I am sorry that you didn't enjoy the property and have some time to go on a cruise. We do try and...

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

There are many places in Kakadu that has hardly any amenities. This isn't one of them, it has a pool, 'restaurant', showers, bar, toilets, cooking areas and power to plug the RV in which means you can run the air conditioning all night if you want. We stayed here as we were doing the yellow water cruise and the pick...

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Hello Sebastian H, We appreciate the comments you have posted about your stay with us in Cooinda, it is a great review informing every one of the facilities available while staying with us in Kakadu. I am happy that you were able to come through and enjoy some time with us and hope that you will be able to make...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Cooinda Lodge Kakadu

Address: Kakadu Highway, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory 0886, Australia (Formerly Gagudju Lodge Cooinda)
Region: Australia > Northern Territory > Top End > Kakadu National Park
Price Range: RM364 - RM884 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Cooinda Lodge Kakadu 3.5*
Number of rooms: 48
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