3 Day

4WD KAKADU AND LITCHFIELD TOUR (DRAGONFLY DREAMING)

This 3 day Kakadu and Litchfield adventure tour offers a value for money experience 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 with beds and linen or for those wanting creature comforts, upgrade to air-conditioned lodge accommodation. Swim in plunge pools under waterfalls in Litchfield National Park. Learn about Aboriginal Culture from your guide at the Aboriginal art sites of Nourlangie and Ubirr and explore the landscape and waterfalls of Kakadu National Park (World Heritage listed for both its cultural and natural values), travel along rocky 4-wheel drive tracks and take part in an iconic Yellow Waters Cruise.

  

Note: Due to the changing seasons of the Northern Territory’s Top End, this tour has differing itineraries reflecting these contrasting seasons which can be found below.

3 DAY

4WD Kakadu and Litchfield Tour (Dragonfly Dreaming)

TOUR CODE

3 DAY

4WD Kakadu and Litchfield Tour (Dragonfly Dreaming)

$745 AUD

Darwin

  • Tour Departs

    Darwin, from 6.00am

  • Tour Finishes

    Darwin, Approximately 5:30pm*

  • Tour Style

    Classic 4WD - Maximum 17 Travellers

  • Transportation Style

    Air Condtioned 4WD Truck

  • Tour Type

    Open Age

  • Accommodation Style

    Permanent tent with Bed or Air-Conditioned Lodge Accommodation

  • Meals Included

    2 Breakfast, 3 Lunch, 2 Dinner

  • Tour Inclusions

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

WHY WE LOVE THIS TOUR


  • Swim in the pristine waterholes of Litchfield National Park
  • Witness 20,000 year old indigenous art at the two main sights of Nourlangie and Ubirr
  • Spot crocodiles and other wildlife on a Yellow Waters cruise in Kakadu National Park
  • Sleep in our private permanent campsites complete with beds or upgrade to air-conditioned lodge accommodation
  • Travel in a small group with a maximum of 17 guests
  • 4WD, hike and boat into the jewels of Kakadu National Park at Twin and Jim Jim Falls (Dry Season)

PRICING & DEPARTURES


Days of Week Fare Type Price

1 May 2017 - 31 October 2017

Daily Adult / Child Camping AUD $820 + $40 park fee
Lodge Accommodation Twin Share AUD $1,140 + $40 park fee
Lodge Accommodation Single AUD $1,460 + $40 park fee
Family 2 adults / 2 children Camping AUD $3,130 + $140 park fee
Family 2 adults / 3 children Camping AUD $3,925 + $140 park fee
Adult / Child On Sale! AUD $720 + $40 park fee

1 November 2017 - 31 March 2018

Daily Adult / Child Camping AUD $720 + $25 park fee
Lodge Accommodation Twin Share AUD $1,040 + $25 park fee
Lodge Accommodation Single AUD $1,360 + $25 park fee
Family 2 adults / 2 children Camping AUD $2,730 + $75 park fee
Family 2 adults / 3 children Camping AUD $3,425 + $87.50 park fee
Lodge Accommodated Twin - On Sale! AUD $940 + $25 park fee

1 April 2018 - 30 April 2018

Daily Adult / Child Camping AUD $720 + $25 park fee
Lodge Accommodation Twin Share AUD $1,040 + $25 park fee
Lodge Accommodation Single AUD $1,360 + $25 park fee

1 May 2018 - 31 October 2018

Daily Adult / Child Camping AUD $820 + $40 park fee
Lodge Accommodation Twin Share AUD $1,140 + $40 park fee
Lodge Accommodation Single AUD $1,460 + $40 park fee

1 November 2018 - 31 March 2019

Daily Adult / Child Camping AUD $720 + $25 park fee
Lodge Accommodation Twin Share AUD $1,040 + $25 park fee
Lodge Accommodation Single AUD $1,360 + $25 park fee

Tour Itinerary 1 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 (Dry Season)


(Lunch, Dinner) 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.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) 

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 will 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.

Breakfast, Lunch) 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 Apr 2018 – 30 Apr 2018 & 01 Nov 17/18 - 31 Mar 18/19 (Wet Season)


(Lunch, Dinner) 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.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) 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. Later, 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 will drive to Mount Bundy, close by Litchfield National Park and spend tonight at our private permanent campsite with your fellow travellers.

(Breakfast, Lunch) Enjoy the short journey to Litchfield National Park. 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. 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, toiletries, swim wear, beach towel, camera, comfortable and casual clothing for 3 days. 

IMPORTANT NOTES

  • Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility.
  • Tour is not suitable for children under 5 years of age.
  • Twin Falls Boat Shuttle Fee ($12.50) is not included and payable direct on day of cruise
  • 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.
  • Please call our Reservations Team (1300 551 510) at least 48 hours prior to departure to confirm pick-up location and time.
  • Due to limited space on the vehicle, please restrict luggage to a 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 the summer period. During this time we will provide an alternative or spend more time in locations visited.
  • Travel insurance is highly recommended for all guests travelling on our tours.
  • Multi Tour discount or Family and Friends Four or more discounts not available in conjunction with each other.
  • *Please note return time to Darwin is approximate and is not guaranteed. Please ensure you have booked a minimum of one night in Darwin after the tour and your departure from Darwin is not until the following day.