5 Day

4WD KAKADU, ARNHEM LAND, LITCHFIELD AND KATHERINE TOUR

This is the ultimate Top End Adventure and a must do for those seeking an Indigenous experience. Explore Kakadu National Park with a small group in a 4 x 4, swim in the clear rock holes and waterfalls of Litchfield National Park, get up close and personal to a crocodile on a Yellow Waters Cruise, spend a day in remote Arnhem Land where you will see Ancient Rock art with an Indigenous guide, see towering escarpments and billabongs full of wildlife. Travel to Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge) where you can paddle, cruise or walk the gorge and take part in an Indigenous Cultural experience that makes the Top End so unique. Spend your nights in private campsites, cooking over the campfire and marvelling at the clear southern skies where stars are plenty and stories flow freely.

5 DAY

4WD Kakadu, Arnhem Land, Litchfield and Katherine Tour

TOUR CODE

5 DAY

4WD Kakadu, Arnhem Land, Litchfield and Katherine Tour

$1,500 AUD

Darwin

  • Tours Departs

    Darwin, Pick-up from select accommodation at 7am

  • Tours Finishes

    Darwin, Day 5, 5:30pm

  • Tour Style

    Classic 4WD - Maximum 17 Travellers

  • Transportation Style

    Air Conditioned 4WD Truck

  • Tour Type

    Open Aged

  • Accommodation Style

    Permanent Tents with Beds

  • Meals Included

    4 Breakfast - 5 Lunch - 4 Dinner

  • Tour Inclusions

    Professional guide, travel in an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle, all meals (as listed on itineraries), Yellow Waters cruise, Arnhem Land and Indigenous Cultural experience, camping equipment including permanent tent with beds and mattress. 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
  • See indigenous art come to life in Arnhem Land with an indigenous guide
  • Spot crocodiles and other wildlife on a Yellow Waters cruise in Kakadu National Park
  • Witness 20,000 year old indigenous art at the two main sights of Nourlangie and Ubirr
  • Canoe, hike or cruise the majestic Katherine Gorge
  • Learn directly from an indigenous artist at a hands on cultural experience in Katherine

PRICING & DEPARTURES


Days of Week Fare Type Price

1 June 2017 - 31 October 2017

Monday, Wednesday, Saturday Adult / Child AUD $1,460 + $40 park fee

Tour Itinerary


(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 the Park. Discover intriguing cathedral and magnetic termite mounds and 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 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.

(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. Tonight we return to camp for another hearty meal and talk about the day’s adventures with your guide.

(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) Today, the pace relaxes as we head into Gunlom Falls for a full morning to enjoy all the 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, while you can 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.

(Breakfast/Lunch) It's up early this morning to get into Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge) before the masses arrive where you can go on a boat cruise, canoe (optional and own expense) 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. Afterwards we visit the award winning *Top Didj Cultural Experience. Interact with Top End Aboriginal artist Manuel Pamkal and ask questions about aboriginal culture while being enlightened on the significance of his painting style, weapons used and how he lives off the land. Later on, it’s time to sit back and relax for your journey back to Darwin where your guide will deliver you at your chosen accommodation.

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 5 days.

IMPORTANT NOTES

  • *Top Didj Cultural Experience may be substituted with an alternative indigenous experience due to cultural reasons and accessibility issues.
  • Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility.
  • Tour is not suitable for children under 5 years of age.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Travel insurance is highly recommended for all guests travelling on our tours.