The departure dates are from May to October.
Are you interested in an adventurous 3-day tour in Australia? Embark on an unforgettable adventure with the ultimate 4WD Camping Tour in Kakadu & Litchfield National Park! This tour will take you to stunning wilderness areas away from the usual routes. You’ll witness fantastic wildlife like kangaroos, crocodiles, and birds of prey. Plus, you’ll have ample opportunities to explore the breathtaking landscapes of Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks. This tour is perfect if you’re seeking an action-packed 3-day experience in Australia!
- Discover Kakadu National Park in Australia, known for its exceptional natural beauty, diverse wildlife, and cultural significance as a World Heritage Listed site.
- VisitKakadu Aboriginal Cultural Centre
- Take a Wildlife Cruise along the Mary River Wetlands.
- Visitors can safely observe saltwater crocodiles and Barramundi in their natural habitat at Cahills Crossing, subject to seasonal conditions.
- At Ubirr Rock, visitors can view ancient Aboriginal rock art dating back over 20,000 years and enjoy stunning sunset views.
- Visitors can explore ancient rock art sites in Darwin through guided tours at Burrungkuy (Nourlangie) or Ubirr walk, depending on the conditions and seasonality.
- Explore the stunning waterfalls and crystal clear water holes of Barramundi Gorge (Maguk) and Jim Jim Falls in Kakadu.
- Experience the awe-inspiring sight of the enormous magnetic termite mounds in the Top End, which have endured for over a century.
- Experience the breathtaking beauty of waterfalls and waterholes in Litchfield National Park.
- Visitors can swim in the clear plunge pools, natural spas, and whirlpools at Florence Falls, Buley Rockhole, and Wangi Falls.
This itinerary is subject to change due to seasonal conditions and access restrictions. The waterfalls are rarely open before late June. Kakadu’s landscape and weather conditions require flexibility and adaptability. Please note that the itinerary highlights are just a rough guideline.
The tour with hostel dorm accommodation costs Adult (13+)$315 Child (6-12)$250 per person.
Age Restrictions: 18+.
If desired, assistance can be provided in arranging a private group tour. This option allows for the flexibility of exploring preferred sights at one’s own pace with their group. Contact our fantastic team of charters at firstname.lastname@example.org for all the juicy details!
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This 4wd safari adventure tour offers a unique experience over three days, allowing you to explore the highlights of both Kakadu & Litchfield National Park. You’ll witness stunning natural landscapes, including monsoon rainforests, cascading waterfalls, and natural plunge pools.
During this camping tour, you can see unique native flora and fauna in the Top End. We will cruise along the ancient Mary River wetlands by boat, where you may encounter the saltwater crocodile, the world’s largest reptile. Prepare to be amazed as you witness the awe-inspiring beauty of ancient Aboriginal Rock Art at Ubirr, a true testament to the rich history of our land. Each evening, you will have a comfortable indoor accommodation option in twin-share or single pop-up safari tents for added comfort, privacy, and security. Alternatively, you can try our traditional swag experience, a canvas-enclosed bed roll.
Itinerary for Kakadu and Litchfield National Park
Embark on a heart-pounding journey from Darwin and immerse yourself in the enchanting Mary River Wetlands for an unforgettable and spine-tingling Crocodile Cruise! During the cruise, you will have the opportunity to observe a variety of bird species native to the Top End, as well as witness the presence of saltwater crocodiles, the region’s largest apex predators. From this point, we will be travelling to Kakadu National Park. Along the way, we will stop at the Bowali Visitor Centre. Here, you can learn more about the park’s wildlife, landscapes, and this remarkable region’s vibrant Aboriginal art, culture, and history. We proceed to Cahills Crossing, a well-known and hazardous body of water that serves as the sole road connection between Kakadu National Park and Arnhem Land. We embark on a cruise along the East Alligator River, where we can learn about indigenous Dreamtime stories and observe colourful birds and crocodiles. We proceed to the World Heritage Listed site, Ubirr, and partake in a guided walk through this sacred location that houses some of the oldest and most well-preserved Aboriginal Rock Art globally. We rise to the lookout point, gazing upon the majestic Nadab Floodplain as the sun gracefully descends below the horizon, painting the sky with its vibrant colours. Following a day filled with various activities, we return to our comfortable campsite to prepare a meal and unwind with our fellow travellers.
Driving Distance: 600 km
On the second day, visit the Kakadu Waterfalls and Plunge Pools
We will start our journey early on day two as we head south towards Kakadu National Park. We spent the day exploring the natural beauty of the region, hiking through tropical rainforests, swimming in clear pools, and admiring waterfalls and cliffs. When exploring nature’s wonders, we always make a beeline for Twin Falls or Jim Jim Falls, the ultimate destinations for adventure seekers! During our incredible journey, we might discover hidden gems like the breathtaking Barramundi Gorge (Maguk) or the mesmerizing Yurmikmik (Motor Car Falls). Don’t worry; our fantastic guide will ensure you have the most incredible experience ever! If time permits, prepare to be awestruck as we journey to Nourlangie Rock, an ancient indigenous art site adorned with mesmerizing works that hold the secrets of over 20,000 years of history. We examine this region’s social, cultural, and environmental shifts over time before returning to camp for a fulfilling meal and rest.
We will travel from Litchfield National Park to Darwin on the third day
We begin our journey south through Pine Creek, a small town near Kakadu National Park in the Katherine region. Pine Creek is known for its gold discovery in the 1970s. Take a refreshing pit stop at the scenic Adelaide River before embarking on our thrilling journey to the breathtaking Litchfield National Park. Experience the breathtaking beauty of Litchfield’s natural water wonders – enchanting waterfalls, meandering streams, and majestic sandstone escarpments await you during our unforgettable afternoon adventure. Indulge in the refreshing oasis of Buley Rockholes, Wangi Falls, or Florence Falls, where you can bask in the blissful embrace of plunge pools, rock holes, and cascading waterfalls. After visiting the Magnetic and Cathedral Termite Mounds, we will return to your accommodation in Darwin by around 7:00 pm.
What to Bring
The weather in the Top End can change quickly and be intense. Experience extreme heat during the day in the dry season, with temperatures soaring above a scorching 40+ degrees Celsius, only to cool down dramatically as the evening sets in. Before you travel, check the average temperatures for that time of year and pack appropriate clothing. If it rains or the weather is harsh, assume your tour will still happen unless the provider tells you otherwise.
COVID Safety Measures
- Wildlife Tours is registered as a COVID Safe business under the guidelines of Safe Work Australia and the ATE COVID Ready badge program. Our procedures address vital areas to help control the risks of coronavirus for both our Tour Guides and our Guests. These areas include managing staff and passenger well-being, practising practical physical distancing whenever possible, enhancing our hygiene and cleaning protocols, and providing hand sanitiser and disposable face masks onboard all vehicles. Additionally, our business ensures a fully vaccinated workplace.
Wildlife Tours is registered as a COVID Safe business and follows the guidelines of Safe Work Australia and the ATEC COVID Ready badge program. Our procedures aim to control the risks of coronavirus for both our Tour Guides and our Guests by addressing four key areas.
- Ensure the proper management of staff and passenger well-being.
- Whenever feasible, it is recommended to maintain a reasonable distance from others.
- Improving our hygiene and cleaning protocols.
- We offer hand sanitiser and disposable face masks on all our vehicles.
- Ensuring our business is a workplace where all employees are fully vaccinated.