3 Day

4WD KAKADU AND LITCHFIELD TOUR (DRAGONFLY DREAMING)

Wayoutback offers an authentic Top End adventure Tour with a touch of style and quality. Travelling with a maximum of 17 people in purpose built 4-wheel drive vehicles, stay in our private campsites complete with permanent safari tents, swim in plunge pools and under waterfalls in Litchfield National Park and learn about Aboriginal Culture from your guide at the Aboriginal art sites of Nourlangie and Ubirr. Explore the landscapes and waterfalls of Kakadu National Park, take part in an iconic Yellow Waters Cruise and travel along rocky 4-wheel drive tracks.

3 DAY

4WD Kakadu and Litchfield Tour (Dragonfly Dreaming)

TOUR CODE

3 DAY

4WD Kakadu and Litchfield Tour (Dragonfly Dreaming)

$580 AUD

Darwin

  • Tours Departs

    Darwin, 7:00am

  • Tours Finishes

    Darwin, 7:30pm

  • Tour Style

    Classic 4WD

  • Transportation Style

    Air Condtioned 4WD Truck

  • Tour Type

    Open Age

  • Accommodation Style

    Permanent Tent & Matress or Lodge Accommodation

  • Meals Included

    2 Breakfast, 3 Lunch, 2 Dinner

  • Tours Inclusions

    Professional guide, travel in an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle, all meals (as listed on itineraries), drinking water (please provide your own bottle), towel, camping equipment including permanent tent with beds and mattress, all linen including pillow and pillowcase, fitted sheet, sleeping bag hire OR twin or single lodge accommodation with private bathroom.

PRICING & DEPARTURES


Days of Week Fare Type Price

1 November 2016 - 31 March 2017

Daily Adult / Child AUD $680
Accommodated - Twin AUD $1,000
Accommodated - Single AUD $1,320
Family - 2 adults, 2 children AUD $2,545
Family - 2 adults, 3 children AUD $3,287
Adult On Sale Until 31 March! AUD $555 + $25 park fee

1 April 2017 - 30 April 2017

Daily Adult / Child - On Sale Until 31 March AUD $648 + $25 park fee
Accommodated - Twin AUD $1,040 + $25 park fee
Accommodated - Single AUD $1,360 + $25 park fee
Family 2 adults / 2 children AUD $2,730 + $75 park fee
Family 2 adults / 3 children AUD $3,425 + $87.50 park fee

1 May 2017 - 31 October 2017

Daily Adult / Child AUD $820 + $40 park fee
Accommodated - Twin AUD $1,140 + $40 park fee
Accommodated - Single AUD $1,460 + $40 park fee
Family 2 adults / 2 children AUD $3,130 + $140 park fee
Family 2 adults / 3 children AUD $3,925 + $140 park fee
Adult On Sale Until 31 March AUD $738 + $40 park fee

1 November 2017 - 31 March 2018

Daily Adult / Child AUD $720 + $25 park fee
Accommodated - Twin AUD $1,040 + $25 park fee
Accommodated - Single AUD $1,360 + $25 park fee
Family 2 adults / 2 children AUD $2,730 + $75 park fee
Family 2 adults / 3 children AUD $3,425 + $87.50 park fee

Tour Itinerary 1 May 2016 - 31 Oct 2016 (Dry Season)


You will be collected from your Darwin accommodation at approximately 7.00am for the short journey to Litchfield National Park. Explore the waterfalls, spring-fed streams and rugged sandstone escarpments of Litchfield National Park. Discover intriguing cathedral and magnetic termite mounds, swim, hike and explore Florence and Wangi Falls* and enjoy a picnic lunch.

After lunch we leave the highway behind and hit the dirt travelling along the Marrakai Road before joining the Old Jim Jim Road taking us deep into Kakadu National Park. Travelling past billabongs and traversing water crossings brings ample opportunity for wildlife spotting. Arrive at our private campsite complete with comfortable permanent tents at Cooinda where we spend the night enjoying dinner and some stargazing.

Awake for breakfast this morning before joining an iconic Yellow Waters Cruise. A must do activity within Kakadu National Park, the award winning Yellow Waters cruise is Aboriginal owned and centres around a spectacular billabong system that is home to some remarkable and diverse wildlife. Spotting crocodiles is only one of the many wildlife viewing opportunities on this unique water system.

Departing camp we travel to nearby Nourlangie Rock. Here you can see how local Aboriginal people lived in this area through changing times. Environmental and social changes are reflected in the rock art and in the ground, where archaeologists have uncovered over 20,000 years of Aboriginal occupation.

After lunch visit the Bowali Visitor Centre, a Gun-djeihmi name for the local area and creek on land owned by the Mirarr clan. See the audio-visual presentations and Marrawuddi Gallery showcasing Aboriginal art by artists from within Kakadu and the wider region.

Later this afternoon we arrive at the culturally significant Aboriginal art site of Ubirr, located within the East Alligator region of the Park. Here you can view a wide range of ancient Aboriginal art which will be interpreted by your guide. Learn the story of the Rainbow Serpent and climb the Nadab Lookout for panoramic views over the floodplain and beyond into Arnhem Land. After learning about the area, it’s time to pick out a quiet spot to sit while we watch the sun set over the Kakadu escarpment before making the short journey to our private and permanent campsite for the night.

Today the jewels of Kakadu National Park await. Departing early we travel to Twin and Jim Jim Falls. Explore Twin Falls Gorge which is accessed by 4-wheel drive track, a boat shuttle service and a rocky walking track and boardwalk. Once there relax on the sandy banks and admire the falls. There’s more 4-wheel driving as we make our way to Jim Jim Falls where a walk through monsoon forest and over boulders takes us to the waterfall and plunge pool which are surrounded by 150 metre cliffs.

Spend the afternoon taking in the sheer beauty of your spectacular surrounds before we make our way back to Darwin and your accommodation after three magical days of adventure and wildlife, rich in cultural history and natural beauty.

Tour Itinerary 1 Nov 2016 - 30 April 2017 (Wet Season)


Departing Darwin at 7am, the first stop on your adventure is Ubirr Rock, one of the main cultural sites within the Park. At Ubirr you can view a wide range of Aboriginal rock art which will be interpreted by your guide. Here you can learn about the Rainbow Serpent and climb the Nadab Lookout for excellent views over the surrounding floodplain and beyond into Arnhem Land. In the afternoon visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre to learn about the 40,000 years of aboriginal occupation within the Park.

Tonight enjoy dinner and an overnight stay at our private campsite located at Cooinda.

Up early to enjoy a crocodile cruise on the Yellow Waters billabong. A must do activity within Kakadu National Park, the award winning Yellow Waters cruise is Aboriginal owned and centres around a spectacular billabong system that is home to some remarkable and diverse wildlife. Spotting crocodiles is only one of the many wildlife viewing opportunities on this unique water system.

Today enjoy a half day hike and swim at the beautiful Gubara Springs* and/or Gunlom Falls*, and walk to the top of the Nawurlandja lookout with spectacular views over Kakadu. Late afternoon we drive to Mount Bundy, close by Litchfield National Park, and spend the night at our private permanent campsite with your fellow travellers.

Enjoy the short journey to Litchfield National Park to explore the waterfalls, spring-fed streams and rugged sandstone escarpments of Litchfield. Discover intriguing cathedral and magnetic termite mounds and swim, hike and explore Florence and Wangi Falls* (water level dependent) as well as Buley Rockhole. We return to Darwin in the early evening.

WHAT TO BRING


Torch, wide brimmed hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, water bottle (1.5 litres), walking shoes/boots, sleeping bag (if you prefer to use your own), toiletries, swim wear, towel, camera, comfortable and casual clothing for 3 days.

IMPORTANT NOTES

  • Return to Darwin is not until approximately 7:30pm and doesn't include airport drop offs. We strongly advise you don't try to fly out on the last day of your tour, unless you are on the flights after midnight. 
  • Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility.
  • Safari is not suitable for children under 5 years of age.
  • Twin Falls boat shuttle fee is an additional $12.50 payable on day of departure.
  • Please call our Reservations Team (1300 551 510) during business hours 48 hours prior to departure to confirm pick-up location and time.
  • Due to limited space on the vehicle, please restrict luggage to one day pack and one soft overnight bag/backpack (maximum 10kg). Excess luggage should be stored at your Darwin accommodation.
  • *Access to Twin and Jim Jim Falls cannot be guaranteed during the tropical summer months (approx May to June). At this time they will be substituted with locations such as Gunlom, Maguk (Barramundi Falls), Yurmikmik or Gubara Springs.
  • * Wangi Falls may not be accessible. During this time we will provide an alternative or spend more time in locations visited.
  • National Park Fees are not included in the tour price and must be paid direct to Wayoutback in advance of travel when booking your tour through an agency. When booking direct on our website, fees are paid at the time of booking.