The township of Cooinda is located in the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, on the banks of the Yellow Water Billabong, recognised as one of the most spectacular wetlands in the world. Cooinda is home to the Warradjan Cultural Centre where visitors can gain an insight into the culture of the local Aboriginal people.
Cooinda is the main access point for the Yellow Water Cruise which travels along Jim Jim Creek and the South Alligator River. Sunrise and sunset are the best times for bird and wildlife spotting. The Yellow Water Cruise is a favourite among bird watchers with sightings of kingfishers, honeyeaters, darters, jacanas, sea eagles, jabirus and many other interesting species. Gagudju Lodge Cooinda offers lodge accommodation, campsites, a grocery outlet, fuel, a souvenir shop, restaurant and large swimming pool.