This is the ultimate Top End Adventure. Explore Kakadu National Park by small group 4 x 4, participate in an authentic indigenous cultural experience, get up close and personal with a crocodile on a private wildlife cruise and hike your way through the rugged terrain to Twin and Jim Jim Falls*. Travel to Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge) where you can paddle, cruise or walk the gorge. Swim in the clear rock holes and waterfalls of Litchfield National Park and take in the Indigenous culture 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 free.
December SPECIAL - Book this tour for departures after 1 June 2015 and save 10%. Not valid on July 2015 departures and must be booked before 31 December 2014. Select "Earlybird - save 10%" fare option when booking online.
Tour Price Includes:
Professional guide, travel in an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle, sightseeing and meals as indicated including a private boat cruise and indigenous cultural experience, camping fees and equipment, sleeping bag hire, pillow, 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.
- Twin Falls boat shuttle fee of $12.50 is collected on day of travel and not included in price.
- Luggage is restricted to 10kg per person in a soft bag or backpack.
- Please call our Reservations Team (1300 551 510) at least 48 hours prior to departure to confirm pick-up location and time.
- *Access to Twin and Jim Jim Falls cannot be guaranteed from May to June. At this time they will be substituted for the Aboriginal Art Site of Nourlangie and Barramundi Gorge.
Day 1: Darwin to Kakadu National Park
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 5 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 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. (Lunch / Dinner)
- Kakadu National Park
- Private Crocodile and Wildlife cruise
- Mamukala Wetlands
- Mary River Wetlands
Day 2: Kakadu National Park
Today, the majestic Twin and Jim Jim Falls* await. It's all adventure to get here - after a 4-wheel drive, boat shuttle, rocky walking track and boardwalk we arrive at Twin Falls Gorge. Relax on the sandy banks and soak up the view of the waterfall and surrounding cliffs. Another 4-wheel drive and we arrive at the 150 metre cliffs of Jim Jim Falls for a walk through monsoonal forest and over boulders to the waterfall and plunge pool. Sit back and take it all in before retiring back at camp for another hearty dinner, more stories and the clear southern skies. (BLD)
Day 3: Kakadu National Park to Katherine region
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. (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Day 4: Katherine region to Litchfield National Park
It's up early this morning to get into Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge) before the masses for a boat cruise, canoe (optional and own expense) or walk along the sheer rock walls that this place so spectacular. Spend some time exploring the spiritual home of the Jawoyn Aboriginal people before enjoying lunch and travelling north towards Litchfield National Park. Tonight, we camp close by the park, ready for our final day tomorrow exploring, hiking and swimming. Tonight, we spend a night 'Wayoutback', just us and the wilds of the Northern Territory on this remote bush camp experience. Enjoy dinner around the campfire before retiring for our last night in the magical Top End. (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Day 5 (Breakfast / Lunch)
We enjoy our final day with little travel and lots of time to relax and explore the waterfalls, spring-fed streams and rugged sandstone escarpments of Litchfield National Park. Swim, hike and explore Florence and Wangi Falls. Enjoy a farewell lunch and discover the many rock holes and cascading waterfalls of Buley Rockhole before our early evening arrival back in Darwin after 5 days and 4 nights packed with spectacular sunsets, majestic waterfalls and loads of Indigenous culture. Tonight, it's back to civilisation where cosmopolitan Darwin awaits with its vibrant bars, friendly culture and restaurants to satisfy any taste.