5 DAY

4WD KAKADU, LITCHFIELD AND KATHERINE TOUR (JABIRU DREAMING)

This is the ultimate Top End Adventure. Swim in the clear rock holes and waterfalls of Litchfield National Park, explore Kakadu National Park by small group 4 x 4, get up close and personal with a crocodile on a Yellow Waters Cruise and hike your way through the rugged terrain to Jim Jim Falls*.

Travel to Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge) where you can cruise or walk the gorge and visit Top Didj Cultural Experience. 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.

5 DAY

4WD Kakadu, Litchfield and Katherine Tour (Jabiru Dreaming)

TOUR CODE

5 DAY

4WD Kakadu, Litchfield and Katherine Tour (Jabiru Dreaming)

$1,995 AUD

Darwin

  • Tour Departs

    Darwin, from 6.00am

  • Tour Finishes

    Darwin, Day 5, approximately 6:30pm

  • Tour Style

    Tour Style

    Classic 4WD - Maximum 16 Travellers

  • Transportation Style

    Transportation Style

    Air Conditioned 4WD Truck

  • Tour Type

    Tour Type

    Open Aged

  • Accommodation Style

    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. Yellow Waters cruise and Top Didj Indigenous Experience. All meals (as listed on itineraries), camping equipment, including permanent tent with beds. All linen including pillow and pillowcase, fitted sheet, sleeping bag hire, towel, drinking water (please provide your own bottle) and National Park entry fees.

WHY WE LOVE THIS TOUR


  • Swim in the pristine waterholes of Litchfield National Park
  • 4WD, hike and boat into the jewels of Kakadu National Park at Twin and Jim Jim Falls
  • 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 May 2022 - 31 October 2022

Monday, Wednesday, Saturday Adult AUD $1,995
Child (5 - 15 yrs) AUD $1,895
Tour Itinerary
DAY
1
2
3
4
5
DAILY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Mary River morning cruise
  • Bowali Visitor Centre
  • Ubirr Rock and sunset
  • Waterfalls and Plunge Pools
  • Nourlangie Rock (time permitting)
  • Edith Falls
  • Private Campsite Katherine Gorge
  • Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge)
  • Optional Katherine Gorge Helicopter Flight
  • Top Didj Indigenous Cultural Experience
  • Litchfield National Park includingFlorence & Wangi Falls
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 Mamukala Wetlands for a quick stop for bird spotting before entering 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 across Cahills Crossing 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 - Kakadu including Twin Falls or Jim Jim Falls

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 visit Maguk and 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 - Katherine Gorge

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 moving on to Edith Falls, one of the most spectacular waterfall and swimming areas in the NT. With both a top and bottom “pool” this afternoon you can enjoy this wonderful area.

We will finish the day at our private camp near Katherine Gorge, relaxing with a cold beverage until dinner is ready. 


MEALS INCLUDED - DAY THREE Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Day 4 - Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge)

It’s up early this morning to get into Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge) for a 2 hour boat cruise (optional and at your own expense, approximately $110) or walk along the sheer rock walls that make the area so spectacular. Those wanting to do a scenic helicopter flight will have arrange of options taking in Nitmiluk Gorge, the Arnhem Land escarpment and local wildlife.

We will have lunch here at the gorge in the beautiful picnic grounds.

A short drive later we arrive at Top Didj Cultural Experience and meet Indigenous artist Manuel Parrikal who will teach you about Aboriginal culture and the significance of his painting style in this interactive activity.

We end the day arriving back at our private campsite in the early evening.


MEALS INCLUDED - DAY FOUR Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Day 5 - Litchfield National Park

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 5.30pm. 


MEALS INCLUDED - DAY FIVE Breakfast - Lunch

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, small microfibre travel towel, camera, comfortable and casual clothing for 5 days and hand sanitizer.

IMPORTANT NOTES

  • Our safaris are active participation based tours. We rely on the good will of all passengers to make them a success. This includes your assistance in the preparation of meals, washing up, gathering firewood and loading/unloading vehicles.
  • *Twin and Jim Jim Falls may not be accessible in particular between the shoulder periods of May-Jun and October. As an alternative we will visit Gunlom Falls, Maguk or the Yurmikmik Region (Motor Car Falls or Boulder Creek) or spend more time in locations visited
  • *Wangi Falls may not be accessible. We will provide an alternative or spend more time in locations visited.
  • *The Gunlom walking track to the lookout and pools above the falls is closed at the request of the Traditional Owners until further notice.
  • Waterfalls may be closed by Park Authorities at any time and itineraries may be amended to reflect this.
  • 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 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.
  • *Multi Tour discount or Family and Friends Four or more discounts not available in conjunction with each other.
  • Travel insurance is highly recommended for all guests travelling on our tours.
  • COVID-19 - together we can stop the spread, please seek medical attention and stay at home if you are feeling unwell
  • Cancellation Policy: Due to the extensive planning and costs associated with touring, the following cancellation fees will apply in the event you should cancel:

    Within 15-30 days of departure – 50% of total price
    Within 14 days of departure - 100% of total price

    Note: During these uncertain times, Wayoutback Australian Safaris will offer a 100% refund up until the day prior to travel for cancellations due to border closures inhibiting your ability to travel - we may ask for proof of residency in this situation. Refunds will be processed within 7 days of cancellation. For flight cancellations and all other cancellations our standard terms of cancellation apply, we strongly recommend you take out travel insurance.

  • We offer a healthy and diverse menu on tour that caters to most diets including vegetarian and if possible gluten free and vegan. If you have specific food requirements outside of this we advise you to bring your own food as we operate in remote areas and catering to all isn't always possible. 
  • Please note that if you need to bring your CPAP (Sleep Apnea) machine with you then you will need to have your own battery pack as there is no electricity in your tents.

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