Colours of Kakadu (2 Day)

Month: July 2021

Join ‘Colours of Kakadu’ as ethical adventures journeys into the heart of indigenous culture in the Top End.

2 Day / 1 Night micro-group experience focusing on indigenous people, places and culture. This is an ALL-INCLUSIVE tour.

Surrounded by the internationally significant World Heritage national park of Kakadu, witness the countless centuries of human endeavour carefully recorded on this ancient landscape.

Meet the present day traditional owners of the country.  Hear their stories.  Feel their love for the country. Understand some of the issues.

Including Ubirr, Nourlangie, Anbanbang Billabong, Warradjan Culture centre, Bowali centre and local indigenous guides and cruises ‘Colours of Kakadu’ is ethical adventures way of introducing you to the people, culture and history of indigenous Australians.

Itinerary Overview

Day 1 of our 2 Day experience sees us first visiting Fogg Dam for a sunrise wildlife experiences before moving on to Kakadu where we focus on indigenous aspects and how they lived and interacted in the environment.

As a feature of this we will:

Visit Bowali information centre
Join the Guluyambi culture and nature cruise on the East Alligator River
Undertake a guided tour of Ubirr Rock Art site culminating in Sunset on Ubirr overlooking the Arnhem Floodplains below.
Enjoy an hour scenic flight along the Arnhem Escarpment and floodplain region (route is season dependent)

Dinner will be at Anbinik restaurant.

Expect to be having dinner around 8 pm after we get back from sunset.

Dinner is included in the package and will be any item on the menu of the Anbinik restaurant.

Accommodationwill be at Anbinik Resort.  Subject to availability rooms will be the Suites. If however there are non available at the time of booking then alternative arrangements will be made.

Anbinik is owned and operated by the Djabulukgu Association Incorporated representing the Traditional Owners of Northern Kakadu and parts of Western Arnhem Land.

Day 2 will be an early start to travel to Cooinda to join the sunrise wetland cruise.

Breakfast will be after the cruise and will be a buffet with hot and cold options at the Cooinda resort.  Following this we will visit the Warradjan Culture Centre before making our way to Annbangbang Billabong for lunch and an indigenous guided walk amongst the stunning aboriginal rock art of Nourlangie.

All going according to plan should have us back in Darwin around 6 pm on Day 2.


Top End and Arnhem Land Adventure

Month: July 2021

Journey to the Northern Territory and uncover the rich history and incredible landscapes of the Top End on this Top End and Arnhem Land Adventure.

The northernmost section of the remote Northern Territory, Australia’s Top End packs an unbelievable punch. This is where the tropics meet the Outback, sandstone escarpments are decorated with ancient First Nations rock art, and the national parks are bursting with plunging waterfalls, monsoon forests and breathtaking waterholes. This five-day Top End and Arnhem Land Adventure spends ample time at Kakadu National Park, Nitmiluk National Park and Litchfield National Park and includes exclusive access to Arnhem Land. Spend time with the Traditional Owners of Wulna Country, take a croc-filled cruise along the East Alligator River, check out the spectacular Jim Jim Falls and swim in the breathtaking locations on this unforgettable adventure through the country’s far north on this Top End and Arnhem Land Adventure.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Darwin – Arnhem Land
Welcome to Darwin, the Northern Territory’s tropical capital. Leave Darwin in the early morning and travel to Wulna Country where you will be greeted by a Cul Cul or ‘Welcome to Country’ from the Traditional Owners of the land, the Limilngan-Wulna people. Learn about their culture as your hosts treat you to bush tucker talks and didgeridoo and basket weaving demonstrations. Then, it’s on to the border of Kakadu and Arnhem Land for a Guluyumbi cruise along the East Alligator River. Both scenic and informative, your Bininj guide will explain the cultural importance of the river to the region’s Traditional Owners as you glide past pristine wilderness – and countless crocodiles! Next, unveil indigenous art at a complex known as Mawurndaddja. This complex has a spectacular series of galleries with rock art spanning from the present time to many thousands of years of age. Your guide will explain the importance of this art, the methods used to perform this expressionism and the anthropological system used to date the art as you are guided through the site. Spend the afternoon exploring this historic ancient site. Following this, head back into Kakadu for an overnight stay.

Total driving time: about six hours (approximately 350 km)
Total walking time: about one and a half hours (including stops for informative talks)

Accommodation – Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 Night)

Included Activities – Guluyambi Cultural Cruise – Mawurndaddja rock art and occupation complex

Optional Activities

Meals – Lunch – Dinner

Day 2: Kakadu National Park
After fuelling up with an early breakfast, it’s on to Jim Jim Falls, Kakadu’s most iconic natural attraction. It’s a challenging walk through monsoon forest and over boulders. Recharge with a cooling dip in the clear waters beneath the falls upon arrival, or simply soak up the spectacular scenery while relaxing on the beach. After lunch head to Anbangbang and discover ancient rock art. Originally Warramal clan land, who have now passed away, Anbangbang is now looked after by neighbouring Mirarr and Djok clans. Consider taking a scenic flight over Kakadu in the afternoon, or visit Bowli Cultural Centre.

Total driving time: about four hours (approximately 120 km)
Total walking time: about two and a half hou

Accommodation – Camping (with shared facilities) (1 Night)

Included Activities – Jim Jim Falls Walk

Optional Activities

Meals – Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 3: Kakadu National Park
After breakfast, head to either Gunlom Falls or Maguk (Barramundi Gorge) for a swim in another pristine waterhole. Maguk flows down the steep walls of rugged gorge into a beautiful natural plunge pool. It’s a steep climb to the Gunlom Falls plunge pool, though the reward is sweeping views of Kakadu and the welcome shade of gum trees. Neither option will disappoint. After a relaxing morning, it’s time to hit the road. Stop in the old gold-mining town of Pine Creek for lunch before continuing for another three hours to your private campsite on the doorstep of Nitmiluk National Park. Once comfortable, have dinner with the group before relaxing in your tent for the night.

Total driving time: about five and a half hours (approximately 340 km)
Total walking time: about one and a half hours

Accommodation – Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 Night)

Included Activities – Maguk (Barramundi Gorge)

Optional Activities

Meals – Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 4: Nitmiluk National Park
Spend the day exploring the deep Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge and ancient sandstone landscape of Nitmiluk National Park. A wonderland of colours, Aboriginal rock art, waterfalls and wildlife, perhaps take a cruise or rental a kayak to get a closer look. Keep in mind that these optional activities are seasonal and at your own expense. In the afternoon, travel on to Edith Falls, a hidden oasis of clear, cool waters surrounded by bronze boulders. After a quick swim in the huge rock pools, continue to tonight’s camp located at the edge of Litchfield National Park, where dinner awaits.

Total driving time: about four and a half hours (approximately 350 km)
Total walking time: about three and a half hours

Accommodation – Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 Night)

Included Activities – Edith Falls

Optional Activities – Katherine Gorge Scenic Cruise – AUD95 – Katherine Gorge Canoe from – AUD82

Meals – Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 5: Litchfield National Park
After breakfast, head to Litchfield National Park. A bit of a local secret, Litchfield is awash with tropical rainforest, gorgeous waterfalls and crystal-clear waterholes. Visit Florence Falls, Wangi Falls or Bluey Rockholes, then tuck into a picnic lunch. Enjoy a stroll through the steamy rainforests and refreshing dip in one of the park’s gorgeous swimming holes. In the afternoon, make the two-hour drive back to Darwin where the trip ends on arrival. If you decide to stay an additional night in Darwin, perhaps enjoy an optional night out with the group to celebrate the end of a fantastic trip.

Total driving time: about three and a half hours (approximately 250 km)
Total walking time: about one hour

Included Activities – Buley Rockholes – Florence Falls – Litchfield National Park – Wangi Falls

Optional Activities

Meals – Breakfast – Lunch


4WD Broome to Darwin Overland

Month: July 2021

Embark on an epic tour through Western Australia and the Top End

Experience the wild and rugged beauty of Australia’s northwest tip on this 4WD journey through the Kimberleys. A region of breathtaking natural scenery, rich brooding landscapes and plentiful iconic wildlife, this is a taste of Australia at its most untamed. Explore the narrow rock passages winding through the Bungle Bungles, spot crocodiles sunning on the banks of Windjana Gorge and discover the gorgeous swimming holes of El Questro and Katherine. For a trip that brings you face-to-face with Australia’s vast horizons and immense wilderness, you really can’t go past this 4WD Broome to Darwin adventure.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Broome to Windjana Gorge
Welcome to Broome, an easy going town with a pretty striking strip of coastline. We set off into the West Australian wilds pretty early today, so consider arriving a day or two early if you fancy getting to know Broome better. After a bit of highway driving we reach the Fitzroy River, then it’s all off-road to the Napier Range. The main attraction here is a guided walk through Tunnel Creek, a vast cave system that extends 750 metres underground.

Note: Total driving time today is around five hours. Total walking distance is approximately three kilometres including walking through water in Tunnel Creek

Accommodation – Camping (with facilities) (1 Night)

Included Activities – Tunnel Creek exploration walk

Optional Activities

Meals – Lunch – Dinner

Day 2: Bell Gorge
Today we head to Windjana Gorge, once an underwater reef just 350 million years ago. During the wet season a river flows all the way through it, but during the dry it’s really more a series of ponds and billabongs. Set out on a bit of an explore, hopefully spotting a freshwater crocodile or two. The western Kimberley region is full of endless stunning gorges that have to be explored and this afternoon is no exception. Bell Gorge is home to a stunning cascade of water flowing from the previous wet season rains that fall in the King Leoplold Ranges. We enjoy an afternoon swim in the large plunge pool before making our way to camp along the Gibb River Road.

Note: Total driving time today is around 4.5 hours. Total walking distance is approximately 4 -6 kilometres including walking through water in Tunnel Creek

Accommodation – Camping (with facilities) (1 Night)

Included Activities – Bell Gorge – Windjana Gorge

Optional Activities

Meals – Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 3: Manning Gorge
We spend the morning exploring Manning gorge and enjoy a swim in the pools under Manning Falls. After stretching your legs on the hike in you will be rewarded with a swim in a large rock pool at the base of Manning Falls. Spend the afternoon exploring Adcock or Galvins gorge before heading back to camp to relax around the campfire.

Note: Total driving time today is around one hour. Total walking distance is approximately 6-8 kilometres.

Accommodation – Camping (with facilities) (1 Night)

Included Activities – Galvans Gorge – Adcock Gorge – Manning Gorge

Optional Activities

Meals – Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 4: Gibb River Road to El Questro
Fording rivers and weaving through gorges, travel by 4WD along the wild Gibb River Road – a 600-kilometre stretch that winds right through the heart of the Kimberley. Pass through remote and extraordinary country as you travel through this historic part of Australia. Cross the Pentecost River to reach the famous El Questro Station, where you’ll spend the night camping under the stars.

Note: Total driving time today is around 6 hours. Total walking distance is approximately 2 kilometres.

Accommodation – Camping (with facilities) (1 Night)

Included Activities – Gibb River Road

Optional Activities

Meals – Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 5: El Questro Station
Wake up with the knowledge of not having to pack up camp before spending the day exploring the amazing sights of El Questro Station. Enjoy a relaxing swim at Zebedee Springs before tackling the hike into either Emma Gore or El Questro Gorge where you will be rewarded with a stunning waterfall and a swim. Tonight enjoy another night at the El Questro campsite, where you might choose to enjoy a well-earned drink at the station bar with your travel mates.

Note: Total driving time today is only around 45 minutes. Total walking distance is up to 6 kilometres.

Accommodation – Camping (with facilities) (1 Night)

Included Activities – Emma Gorge – Zebedee Springs

Optional Activities

Meals – Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 6: Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungle Range)
Say goodbye to El Questro and hello Bungle Bungles. Today we drive through the rugged landscape of Carr Boyd and the Durack Ranges into Purnululu National Park. This park is home-ground of the Bungle Bungles, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dominated by massive sandstone karsts that rear hundreds of metres above the surrounding grasslands. We arrive at our bush camp in time to sit back and watch the sun set over the Osmond Ranges. If you’ve had enough of tent camping by now, you might want to spend tonight sleeping out beneath the stars snuggled up in a swag.
Note: Total driving time today is approximately 5 hours. Total walking distance is approximately 5 kilometres.

Accommodation – Camping (with basic facilities) (1 Night)

Included Activities

Optional Activities

Meals – Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 7: The Bungle Bungles
After breakfast prepare for a full day of activities. Explore the remarkable rock formations of the Bungle Bungle Range. Hike to the constricted, red gap of Echidna Chasm and the immense Cathedral Gorge. You’ll also have the opportunity to experience another perspective of the Bungles in a helicopter flight (at your own expense). As the sun goes down, head back to your overnight bush camp.

Note: Total driving time today is around an hour. Total walking distance is approximately five kilometres.

Accommodation – Camping (with basic facilities) (1 Night)

Included Activities – Cathedral Gorge Walk (Bungle Bungle) – Echidna Chasm Walk

Optional Activities – Helicopter Flight – Bungle Bungles – from – AUD350

Meals – Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 8: Bungle Bungles and Lake Argyle
This morning you will once again experience some serious 4WD action as you wind your way out of the Bungle Bungles. Take some time to have a look around the picturesque town of Kununarra. In the late afternoon, travel down beside the Ord River to make camp at Lake Argyle. You have the choice of relaxing in the famous infinity pool overlooking the magnificent Lake Argyle or appreciating it from the water by choosing to do a cruise (own expense). This vast body of water has been forged by the Ord River Dam. The biggest manmade lake in Australia, Lake Argyle is 18 times the size of Sydney Harbour!

Note: Total driving time today is around 5.5 and a half hours. Total walking distance is 1 kilometre.

Note: Total driving time today is around 5 and a half hours. Total walking distance is one kilometer.

Accommodation – Camping (with basic facilities) (1 Night)

Included Activities – Lake Argyle

Optional Activities – Lake Argyle Sunset Cruise – AUD100

Meals – Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 9: Lake Argyle to the Katherine region
Not long after breakfast say goodbye to WA as from here we cross the state border into the Northern Territory. The day is spent enjoying the last views of the Boabs you have fallen in love with as we make our way towards our last camp for the night just outside of Nitmiluk National Park in the Katherine Region.

Note: Total driving time today is around 7 hours. Total walking distance is around 1 kilometre.

Accommodation – Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 Night)

Included Activities

Optional Activities

Meals – Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 10: Darwin
On the final day of the trip, stop at either the secluded gorge of Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) or take one last plunge for the trip into the cool waters of Edith Falls. In the afternoon, make your way to Darwin, where your adventure comes to an end. Please book any onward travel the following day.

Note: Total driving today is around four and a half hours. Total walking distance is approximately two kilometres.

Included Activities – Katherine Gorge

Optional Activities

Meals – Breakfast – Lunch


Corroboree Billabong Wetland Cruises

Month: July 2021

Corroboree Billabong  is just over 100km from Darwin and is the closest location to the city offering cruises over the spectacular Top End Wetlands.

Situated on the edge of Mary River National Park, this wetland habitat provides an ecologically sustainable environment and is a paradise for birds, fish, crocodiles and other wildlife. A visit to the Top End would not be complete without cruising these pristine wetlands and discovering a spectacular landscape that has not changed for thousands of years.

We explore these wetlands on our charter boat where you will get a close up look at saltwater crocodiles and also see a host of exotic birdlife. We see an amazing variety of bird species within a very short period of time with regular sightings of Jabiru, Ibis, Brolga, Jacana, Egrets, Herons, Kites, Sea Eagles, Shell Ducks, Swamp Hens, Stilts, Spoonbills, Terns, Whistling Ducks, Darters, Cormorants, Fly Catchers, Kingfishers, Rainbow Bee-eaters, Magpie Geese and many others.

Wetland Cruises are the original cruise operator on Corroboree Billabong and  have been operating here since 2001/.


See Crocs in the City at Croc Cove

Month: July 2021

Located in the heart of Darwin City, Crocosaurus Cove is home to the world’s largest display of Australian reptiles, and the famous Cage of Death, Australia’s only saltwater crocodile dive.

Located in the heart of Darwin City, Crocosaurus Cove is home to the world’s largest display of Australian reptiles and the famous Cage of Death, Australia’s only crocodile dive.

Discover each of Crocosaurus Cove’s nine interactive shows daily, and learn all about Australia’s incredible wildlife:

Watch our salties dine on their lunch during the Big Croc Feed Show, cuddle our snakes and lizards during our Meet the Reptiles Show, and feed our feisty juvenile crocs during our Fishing for Crocs activity. Capture a family photo with Fluffy the baby croc, or go for a dip in our Swim with the Crocs pool. There’s plenty of fun happening for the entire family!

Crocosaurus Cove is also home to the famous Cage of Death, Australia’s only crocodile dive. Swim with one of the largest saltwater crocs in the world, and marvel at his prehistoric features and mesmerising gaze. This is a truly up close and personal experience that must be done!

Don’t miss Crocosaurus Cove, Darwin’s ultimate urban wildlife experience!


Experience the Cage of Death

Month: July 2021

Get up close and personal with a 5m saltwater crocodile in the Cage of Death, Australia’s only crocodile dive.

One of those bucket list experiences, the Cage of Death brings swimmers up close and personal with our 5m+ adult saltwater crocodiles.

Marvel at their prehistoric features and mesmerising gaze as you are lowered right in to the crocodile’s enclosure via an overhead monorail, and spend 15 minutes alongside them. Regular feeding by our handlers while you are inside the cage ensures a heart-pumping experience that must be seen to be believed!

This is the ultimate bucket list experience, don’t miss this one!

The Cage of Death operates 12 times per day, and participants can go it alone, or bring a friend.

Prices include full day entry to Crocosaurus Cove.


5 Day Kakadu and Koolpin Gorge Safari 4WD Tour - Camping June - Sept

Month: July 2021

3-Day Kakadu 4WD Adventure – Camping tour offers visitors a chance to explore Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks.

This is a 4WD camping adventure tour for the fit and active. We take in Jim Jim, Gunlom, Maguk and the famous Ubirr.

Tours depart Darwin from the CBD

Departs: Mondays

Age 8-65 years (recommended age 15+)

DAY 1 – DARWIN – KAKADU

Pick up at 6.30-6.45am from your nominated accommodation in Darwin

We start our Kakadu tour by heading towards Kakadu to join a wildlife cruise on Corrobboree Billabong. This is a great opportunity to observe crocodiles and the prolific birdlife in their natural habitat.

After the cruise, we commence our drive toward Kakadu National Park.

Stop & enjoy a picnic lunch near the East Alligator River with the opportunity to spot some crocs and flying foxes!

Then on to the world famous Ubirr in the north of the park. Some of the best examples of northern Australian rock art can be found here. Learn about the art from your guide and the meaning behind these special paintings. A climb to the top is rewarded with staggering 360º views over the Nardab floodplains and into Arnhem land.

Tonight, we camp at our exclusive safari camp at Mardugal Billabong in the heart of Kakadu. Enjoy sitting around an open campfire enjoying a cool beverage or a toasted marshmallow.

Fitness: 3 kms

Meals: Lunch & dinner

DAY 2 – KAKADU

After breakfast we do some 4 Wheel driving to Jim Jim Falls. A 1 km walk through the gorge surrounded by towering 200m high sandstone cliffs leads to the impressive plunge pool for a well-deserved refreshing swim, or simply relax on the beach whilst taking in the breathtaking views.

After lunch we make our way to Burrungkuy (Nourlangie Rock), here we learn about the dreamtime stories and the rock art of this region and its special significance to the traditional owners of this land.

A hike up to Gunwhardewharde lookout provides spectacular views across the woodlands to the impressive Arnhem Land escarpment, whilst taking in the vista of Burrungkuy and Anbangbang Billabong.

A visit to the Warradjan cultural centre is a great opportunity to gain some insight into the traditional owners of Kakadu through interactive displays and demonstrations.

We then return to our safari camp at Mardugal Billabong and relax around the campfire after some dinner.

Fitness: 5kms

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

DAY 3: KAKADU – DARWIN

After some breakfast we then make our way to Maguk (Barramundi Gorge). A 1km hike through a paperbark forest with some rock scrambling leads to the plunge pool for a cool swim in a pristine environment.

We then head to Gunlom Falls in the southern end of Kakadu. A hike to the top is rewarded with a swim in the naturally occurring infinity pools whilst taking in the panoramic views of southern Kakadu. The bottom plunge pool not to be missed is a must see, and a last chance to relax before contemplating the drive back to Darwin.

We return to Darwin via the historic town of Pine Creek arriving in Darwin at approximately 5.30pm ending our 3-Day Kakadu 4WD Adventure – Camping Kakadu tour.

Fitness: 3 kms

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch


3 Day Kakadu 4WD Adventure - Accommodated June - Sept

Month: July 2021

This 3 Day Kakadu 4WD Adventure – Accommodated tour is the perfect way to explore Kakadu National Park in comfort. Highlights includes the famous Jim Jim Falls, Ubirr, Maguk (Barramundi Gorge) or Gunlom Falls and a Sunset cruise on Yellow Waters

Departs: Tuesday

Age 8-65 years

DAY 1 – DARWIN – KAKADU

Pick up at 6.30-6.45am from your nominated accommodation in Darwin

We start our Kakadu tour by heading towards the world heritage listed Kakadu National
Park, with a stopover and the iconic Australiana Bark Hut for quick refreshment.

Stop & enjoy the sights of the tidal East Alligator River with the opportunity to
spot some crocs and flying foxes!

Then on to the world famous Ubirr in the north of the park. Some of the best examples of
northern Australian rock art can be found here. Learn about the art from your
guide and the meaning behind these special paintings. A climb to the top is
rewarded with staggering 360º views over the Nardab floodplains and into Arnhemland.

Tonight, we stay in a private room at the Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel in Jabiru.

Dinner tonight is at your own expense in the restaurant.

Fitness: 3 kms

Meals: Lunch included. Dinner is at your own expense.

DAY 2 – KAKADU

After breakfast we do some 4 Wheel driving to Jim Jim Falls. A 1 km walk through the
gorge surrounded by towering 200m high sandstone cliffs leads to the impressive
plunge pool for a well-deserved refreshing swim, or simply relax on the beach
whilst taking in the breathtaking views.

Visit to the Warradjan cultural centre is a great opportunity to gain some insight into
the traditional owners of Kakadu through interactive displays and demonstrations.

Tonight we stay at Cooinda Lodge where you can enjoy a relaxing swim in the pool before
joining a 2hr Sunset Cruise on the famous Yellow Waters. Here we will have the
opportunity to see spectacular wildlife including abundant birdlife and crocodiles
in their natural habitat.

Return to Cooinda Lodge for dinner, which is at your own expense.

Fitness: 5kms

Meals: Breakfast & lunch. Dinner is at your own expense.

DAY 3: KAKADU – DARWIN

After some breakfast we then make our way to Maguk (Barramundi Gorge). A 1km hike through a
paperbark forest with some rock scrambling leads to the plunge pool for a cool
swim in a pristine environment.

We then head to Gunlom Falls in the southern end of Kakadu. A hike to the top is
rewarded with a swim in the naturally occurring infinity pools whilst taking in
the panoramic views of southern Kakadu. The bottom plunge pool not to be missed
is a must see, and a last chance to relax before contemplating the drive back
to Darwin.

We return to Darwin via the historic town of Pine Creek arriving in Darwin at approximately
5.30pm ending our Kakadu tour.

Fitness: 3 kms

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch.

Itinerary may be done in reverse at Guides discretion.

All 3 Day Kakadu 4WD Adventure – Accommodated itineraries are subject to change without notice due to seasonal and extreme weather conditions, national park road or attraction closures and cultural commitments from Traditional owners. All tours must be reconfirmed 24 hrs prior to travel.


3 Day Kakadu & Litchfield 4WD - Camping June - Sept

Month: July 2021

This 3 Day Kakadu & Litchfield 4WD – Camping tour offers visitors a chance to explore Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks. Swimming, camping, hiking and culture. Departing from Darwin.

Tours depart Darwin from the CBD

Price includes National Park Fee of $40/Adult and $20/Child to be paid on board

Departs: Fridays

Age 8-65 years (recommended age 15+)

DAY 1 – DARWIN – KAKADU

Pick up at 6.30-6.45am from your nominated accommodation in Darwin

We start our Kakadu tour by heading towards Kakadu to join a wildlife cruise on
Corrobboree Billabong. This is a great opportunity to observe crocodiles and the prolific birdlife
in their natural habitat.

After the cruise, we commence our drive toward Kakadu National Park.

Stop & enjoy a picnic lunch near the East Alligator River with the opportunity to spot
some crocs and flying foxes!

Then on to the world famous Ubirr in the north of the park. Some of the best examples of
northern Australian rock art can be found here. Learn about the art from your
guide and the meaning behind these special paintings. A climb to the top is
rewarded with staggering 360º views over the Nardab floodplains and into Arnhem
land.

Tonight, we camp at our exclusive safari camp at Mardugal Billabong in the heart of
Kakadu. Enjoy sitting around an open campfire enjoying a cool beverage or a
toasted marshmallow.

Fitness: 3 kms

Meals: Lunch & dinner.

DAY 2 – KAKADU

Early to rise for a big day of spectacular waterfalls and some great walks!

After some breakfast we then make our way to Maguk (Barramundi Gorge). A 1km hike through
a paperbark forest with some rock scrambling leads to the plunge pool for a
cool swim in a pristine environment.

We then head to Gunlom Falls in the southern end of Kakadu. A hike to the top is
rewarded with a swim in the naturally occurring infinity pools whilst taking in
the panoramic views of southern Kakadu. The bottom plunge pool not to be missed
is a must see, and a great place to relax on the beach.

We finish the day with a short hike and swim at Ikoymarrwa (Moline Rockhole) a special
permit area with very few visitors.

Tonight we camp at Mary River Roadhouse on the Kakadu border.

Fitness: 4 kms

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

DAY 3 – KAKADU – LITCHFIELD – DARWIN

Up early again to head to Litchfield National Park.

Today is spent exploring the wonders of Litchfield.

Learn about the intriguing Cathedral and Magnetic mounds that are prolific in this
region.

Hiking and swimming at Buley Rockhole’s, Florence Falls and Wangi Falls.

Return to Darwin approximately 5.30pm

Fitness: 2 kms

Meals: Breakfast & lunch

Itinerary may be done in reverse at Guides discretion.

All itineraries are subject to change without notice due to seasonal and extreme weather conditions, national park road or attraction closures and cultural commitments from Traditional owners. All purchases of 3 Day Kakadu & Litchfield 4WD – Camping tours must be reconfirmed 24 hrs prior to travel.


Litchfield National Park Nature Walk + Crocodile Cruise

Month: July 2021

This fare price is for a Litchfield National Park Nature Walk + Crocodile Cruise Day Tour. Departing at 7:30 AM. Returning at 6:00 PMDuration 10:30 Hrs

DEPARTS: 07:30am

RETURNS: 18:30pm

TOUR DURATION: 10:30 Hours

MAIN PICKUP LOCATION & TIME: Travelodge Resort Darwin, 64 Cavenagh St, Darwin City NT 0800.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Uncover the spectacular hidden waterfalls of Litchfield National Park
  • Explore the famous cascading plunge pools of Florence Falls, nestled in monsoon forest
  • Cool off in shallow pristine pools of Buley Rockhole or Wangi Falls
  • Get your heart racing with an apex predator close encounter on the Adelaide River, onboard the Spectacular Jumping Crocodile Cruise (optional extra)
  • Visit the impressive century-old Magnetic Termite Mounds located in the Litchfield National Park
  • Shhh…. there’s a secret in every tour!

ITINERARY:

Allow us to show you one of our favourite places on earth… Litchfield National Park.  Just over an hours drive from the city. We leave Darwin and make our way towards the world class Litchfield National Park surrounded by thick pockets of tropical rainforest, it offers cool respite from the Top End heat.

Stopping along the way you’ll have an opportunity to jump on the famous Jumping Crocodile Cruise (optional extra) on the Adelaide River, alternatively we visit the Fogg Dam Conservation Centre. The traditional lands of the Limilngan-Wulna people (who are active in the reserve’s management) are one of the most spectacular places to explore the diverse wildlife of the Top End, home to numerous species of birds, turtles, water pythons and of course the iconic Saltwater Crocodile.

We’ll visit some incredible monolithic Magnetic Termite Mounds and then have an opportunity to cool off in one of Litchfield’s beautiful natural plunge pools like Buley Rockholes or Wangi Falls. Visit a thundering waterfall like Florence Falls or Tolmer Falls and marvel at the sheer beauty carved out amongst the rocky escarpment. Fully relaxed and rejuvenated after a day in the stunning tropical national park we make our way back to Darwin. Meals: n/a, Driving Distance:  317 km, Walking Distance: ~1km / 2km.

*This itinerary schedule is interchangeable during seasonal weather fluctuations or during park closures due to traditional land owner ceremonies.

INCLUSIONS:

  • Litchfield National Park Nature Walk + Crocodile Cruise
  • Jumping Crocodile Cruise entry ticket
  • National Park entry fees
  • Best swimming rock pools
  • Guided nature walk
  • Australian wildlife sightings
  • Accredited outback driver guide
  • Air-conditioned mini coach travel
  • Comprehensive tour commentary
  • Inner city pick up and drop off service

EXCLUSIONS:

  • Any meals not indicated
  • Travel insurance recommended
  • Personal expenses

WHAT TO BRING:

Refillable water bottle – 1L, hat, sunglasses & sunscreen, swimwear & towel, comfortable walking shoes, all weather clothing, tropical strength insect repellent, money for snack and meals, camera.

CHILD POLICY:

Child fare prices apply from 6 to 12 years old. Not suitable for infants or children 5 years old and under, due to safety requirements and the level of fitness required to complete the walks.