This is the ultimate Top End Adventure and is a must do for those seeking an Indigenous experience. Explore Kakadu National Park by small group 4 x 4, get up close and personal to a crocodile on a private boat cruise, spend a day in remote Arnhem Land where you will see Ancient Rock art with an Indigenous guide, see towering escarpments and billabongs full of wildlife. 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.
Tour Price Includes:
Professional guide, travel in an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle, sightseeing and meals as indicated including boat cruise, a two-hour private crocodile cruise, camping fees and equipment, all bedding, reference books, Indigenous and National Park 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.
- The canoeing and boat cruise in Katherine Gorge is optional and at extra cost payable locally.
- Due to limited space on the vehicle please restrict luggage to a day pack and one soft overnight bag/backpack (maximum 10kg). Excess luggage should be stored at your Darwin accommodation.
- Please call our Reservations Team (1300 551 510) at least 48 hours prior to departure to confirm pick-up location and time.
Day 1 (Lunch / Dinner)
After collecting you from your Darwin accommodation we head towards Kakadu National Park for 5 Days and 4 nights of adventure, fun and exploration. First stop is 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.
Day 2 (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Today, a once in a lifetime experience awaits. Travelling into remote Western Arnhem Land you will witness Ancient Aboriginal Art brought to life by your indigenous guide at Injalak Hill. Take in the amazing views across the escarpment before travelling to the Injalak Art Centre where you say goodbye to your Indigenous guide and hello to some amazing art on offer or simply watch the indigenous artists at work. Travelling back into Kakadu National Park, stop at the Bowali Visitor Centre before spending the night at your private campsite complete with campfire, dinner and tales of the days adventures whilst reflecting on the profound effect this magical place has on people.
Day 3 (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
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.
Day 4 (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
It's up early this morning to get into Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge) before the masses for a boat cruise, canoe or walk along the sheer rock walls that make this place so spectacular (optional and own expense). 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. Enjoy dinner around the campfire before retiring for our last night in the magical Top End.
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 into 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 locals and restaurants to satisfy any taste.