Day 1 - Darwin to Kakadu National Park
Departing from Darwin around 7.00am we begin the short journey to Corroborree Billabong on the Mary River Wetlands, home to the largest concentration of saltwater crocodiles in the world. Enjoy viewing plenty of crocodiles plus a huge variety of birds and other local wildlife in their natural environment. Our boat design allows you to get up close to the animals with plenty of opportunities to take amazing pictures as we cruise around this nature lovers paradise.
From here we travel past billabongs and head into the northern end of Kakadu National Park to our Wayoutback campsite, set up with permanently erected tents, hot shower and toilet facilities. Having lunch at camp we will then 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.
In the late afternoon travel for 30 minutes to the culturally significant Aboriginal art site, 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 sunset views over the floodplain and beyond into Arnhem Land. Afterward head back to our campsite at Jabiru where you’ll have time to shower and refresh while your guides prepare dinner before enjoying an evening with your fellow travellers and some stargazing.
MEALS INCLUDED - DAY ONE Lunch, Dinner
Day 2 - Waterfalls of Kakadu National Park
Awake for breakfast this morning before we travel to one of the many waterfall areas within Kakadu National Park. During the shoulder months we will generally visit Maguk or other waterfalls such as Gunlom Falls and Yurmikmik, and during the peak months of July to October we visit mainly Twin or Jim Jim Falls. Enjoy walking through monsoon forests, swimming in waterfalls and plunge pools, surrounded by escarpment and cliffs.
Spend the afternoon taking in the sheer beauty of your spectacular surrounds before we make our way back to camp for a hearty dinner and well-earned rest. Time-permitting we may also take in a second rock art site at 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.
MEALS INCLUDED - DAY TWO Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 3 - Litchfield National Park
This morning we begin travelling south to Pine Creek, a small town in the Katherine region made famous in 1970 by the discovery of gold, when pioneers were building the overland telegraph station.
Enjoy a refreshment stop before our final day sees us leave the Katherine region for Litchfield National Park to explore the waterfalls, spring-fed streams and rugged sandstone escarpments via a comfort and refreshment break at the Adelaide River.
Discover the intriguing cathedral and magnetic termite mounds before we head to Buley Rockhole for an invigorating swim. A short journey later we arrive at Florence Falls where you will enjoy a short hike and another final swim before heading back to Darwin accommodation approximately 7.00pm.
MEALS INCLUDED - DAY THREE Breakfast - Lunch