Designed for those seeking the highlights of the Northern Territory's Top End with a focus on indigenous culture, this is the safari for you. Spend 4 days and 3 nights exploring Kakadu and Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Parks and spend a day in Arnhem Land where you will see ancient Aboriginal art come to life as your Indigenous guide shares his knowledge allowing you a deep insight into this ancient culture. Swim in pristine waterfalls, canoe or cruise Katherine Gorge with a small group of like minded people, staying in private campsites under clear southern skies.
Tour Price Includes:
Professional guide, travel in an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle, sightseeing and meals as indicated including boat cruise, a two-hour private crocodile cruise, camping fees and equipment, all bedding, reference books and National Parks fees.
What you need to Bring:
Wide brimmed hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, water bottle (1.5 litres), walking shoes/boots, swim wear, towel and camera.
- Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility.
- Safari is not suitable for children under 8 years of age.
- The canoeing and boat cruise in Katherine Gorge is optional and at extra cost ($75) payable locally.
- 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.
- Please call our Reservations Team (1300 551 510) at least 48 hours prior to departure to confirm pick-up location and time.
Day 1 (Lunch / Dinner)
After collecting you from your Darwin accommodation we head towards Kakadu National Park seeking adventure, fun and exploration. First stop is our Indigenous Cultural experience, a perfect way to set the scene for the next 4 days. Spend time with the indigenous custodians of these lands to gain an insight into one of the world's most ancient cultures. Afterwards travel to the the Mary River Wetlands, home to over 250 bird species and boasts the highest concentration of Saltwater crocodiles in the Southern Hemisphere! Here, we join our private boat for a two hour cruise spotting 'crocs', birds and other wildlife.
Driving further into Kakadu National Park, we stop in at the Mamukala Wetlands to check out the birdlife that gather around the waterhole . See how many species you can count from the viewing platform before enjoying lunch and travelling to Ubirr located within the East Alligator Region of Kakadu National Park. View a wide range of Aboriginal rock art which will be interpreted by your guide, learn about the Rainbow Serpent and climb the Nadab Lookout for excellent views over the surrounding floodplain and beyond into Arnhem Land. Tonight, stay at our private campsite where dinner, laughs and maybe a few cold beverages will top off the day.
Day 2 (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Today, a once in a lifetime experience awaits. Travelling into remote Western Arnhem Land you will witness Ancient Aboriginal Art brought to life by your indigenous guide at Injalak Hill. Take in the amazing views across the escarpment before travelling to the Injalak Art Centre where you say goodbye to your Indigenous guide and hello to some amazing art on offer or simply watch the indigenous artists at work. Travelling back into Kakadu National Park, stop at the Bowali Visitor Centre before returning to your private campsite complete with campfire, dinner and tales of the days adventures whilst reflecting on the profound effect this magical place has on people.
Day 3 (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Today, the pace relaxes as we head into Gunlom Falls for a full morning to enjoy all this spectacular area has to offer. Relax around the lower plunge pool before hiking to the top of the falls where an amazing view is on offer whilst you enjoy the many rock holes. For the energetic, keep going to the rear fall where you will be rewarded with a swim under the waterfall. After a tasty lunch, it's all aboard as we travel on to the Katherine Region. Later today stop at Edith Falls for a refreshing dip in the plunge pool before retiring to our private campsite near Katherine for dinner, good company and a well deserved rest.
Day 4 (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
It's up early this morning to get into Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge) before the masses for a boat cruise, canoe (optional) or walk along the sheer rock walls that make this place so spectacular. Spend some time exploring the spiritual home of the Jawoyn Aboriginal people before enjoying lunch and travelling back to Darwin and your accommodation at approximately 5.30pm. Tonight, it's back to civilisation where cosmopolitan Darwin awaits with its vibrant bars, friendly locals and restaurants to satisfy any taste.