This three day tour from Darwin explores Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks - experience the Northern Territory and the Top End on this adventure tour with a touch of style and quality. This tour departs with a maximum of 16 people in purpose built 4-wheel drive vehicle and stays in our private campsites complete with permanent safari tents. Learn about Aboriginal Culture on an authentic 2 hour indigenous experience and explore the landscape and waterfalls of Kakadu National Park (world heritage listed for both its cultural and natural values), travel along rocky 4-wheel drive tracks and search for crocodiles and other wildlife on our private 2 hour cruise in the Mary River Wetlands.
December SPECIAL - Book this tour for departures after 1 April 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.
Three Day Tour Price Includes:
Professional guide, travel in an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle, all meals (as listed on itineraries), camping equipment and fees, sleeping bag hire, pillow, reference books, drinking water (please provide your own bottle) and park entry fee.
What you need 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 3 days.
- 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 is an additional $12.50 payable on day of departure.
- 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.
- *Access to Twin and Jim Jim Falls cannot be guaranteed during the tropical summer months (approx December to June). At this time they will be substituted with locations such as Gunlom, Maguk (Barramundi Falls), Yurmikmik or Gubara Springs.
- * Wangi Falls may not be accessible during the wet season. During this time we will provide an alternative or spend more time in locations visited.
Day 1 - Darwin to Litchfield National Park (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 Litchfield National Park. Discover intriguing cathedral and magnetic termite mounds and swim, hike and explore Florence and Wangi Falls*.
Enjoy lunch before joining a 2 hour Indigenous cultural experience where our hosts will impart their knowledge and history of this ancient culture. From basket weaving, to spear throwing, bush tucker and medicine, this experience will leave you with a lasting impression and a greater understanding of Aboriginal culture.
Afterwards we travel to our private campsite in the Mary River region where the local wallaby population welcomes us on arrival. This evening enjoy dinner under the stars and share stories around the campfire.
Tonight you have the choice of sleeping in our comfortable permanent safari tents or an air-conditioned lodge room.
Wet Season Itinerary
Departing your Darwin accommodation our first stop is Ubirr Rock, one of the main cultural sites within the park. View a wide range of Aboriginal rock art 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. In the afternoon visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre to learn about the 40,000 years of aboriginal occupation within the park. Late afternoon enjoy a 1.5 hour cruise on Yellow Waters billabong where you can spot 'crocs' and other wildlife. Tonight enjoy dinner and an overnight stay at either our private campsite or airconditioned accommodation at Cooinda.
Day 2 - Litchfield National Park to Kakadu National Park (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
As the new day unfolds, experience a private two hour cruise spotting crocodiles, birds, buffaloes and other wildlife. This is a magical experience away from the masses in an area with the one of the highest concentration of saltwater crocodiles found in the world.
Afterwards we leave the bitumen and travel off road en-route to Twin and Jim Jim Falls, the jewels of Kakadu National Park. After a stop for lunch travel into Twin Falls Gorge which is accessed by 4-wheel drive track, a boat shuttle service and a rocky walking track and boardwalk. Once there relax on the sandy banks and admire the falls. There’s more 4-wheel driving as we make our way to Jim Jim Falls where a walk through monsoon forest and over boulders takes us to the waterfall and plunge pool which are surrounded by 150 metre cliffs. Spend the afternoon taking in the sheer beauty of your spectacular surrounds before heading to our comfortable campsite located within Kakadu National Park where you can choose to sleep at our private campsite in permanent tents, out under the stars in swags or for those seeking comfort, an air-conditioned lodge room.
Wet Season Itinerary
Today enjoy a half day hike and swim at the beautiful Gubara Springs and/or Gunlom Falls. Walk to the top of the Nawurlandja lookout with spectacular views over Kakadu. Late afternoon we drive to the Mary River Wetlands where the local wallaby population welcomes us on arrival. Overnight at Point Stuart Wilderness Lodge in either our private permanent campsite or the airconditioned lodge rooms.
Day 3 - Kakadu National Park to Darwin (Breakfast / Lunch)
Rising early, we set the scene for today by taking the short hike to Nawurlandja lookout affording spectacular views of the escarpment country, Nourlangie and Anbangbang Billabong. Afterwards, visit the culturally significant 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 views over the floodplain and beyond into Arnhem Land.
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.
En route to Darwin we stop in for a visit at the Mamukala Wetlands offering a stunning variety of birdlife which can be spotted on the viewing platform or boardwalk. This afternoon, put your feet up and relax as your guide returns you to your Darwin accommodation after three magical days of adventure, wildlife, rich in cultural history and natural beauty.
Wet Season Itinerary
This morning enjoy the short journey to Litchfield National Park. Explore the waterfalls, spring-fed streams and rugged sandstone escarpments. Discover intriguing cathedral and magnetic termite mounds and swim, hike and explore Florence and Wangi Falls (water level dependent) as well as Buley Rockhole. Return to Darwin in the early evening.