- Pick up and drop off at your accommodation in Darwin
- All transport in our comfortable air-conditioned 4WD vehicles
- Expert guides full of local knowledge
- Jumping Crocodile Cruise along the Adelaide River
- Entry fees for Kakadu National Park
- Camping fees and equipment (excluding sleeping bags)
- Wet season shared accommodation in dormitory rooms
- Meals and snacks as specified, including traditional Aussie BBQ
- Drinking water (please bring your own water bottle)
WHAT TO EXPECT
This 2-day camping safari trip showcases the highlights of the Northern Territory and Kakadu National Park. Enjoy incredible lightning storms and witness magnificent waterfalls as the monsoon brings this stunning region back to life.
Uncover the fascinating history and natural beauty of Australia’s Top End as we go off the beaten track and journey into the heart of the incredible Kakadu National Park. Come face to face with the prehistoric saltwater crocodile, and let our expert guides lead the way through tropical jungle, arid lunar landscapes, breathtaking waterfalls, and ancient rock art on this Outback adventure.
Day 1: Darwin to Mary River, via Adelaide River, Burrunggi (Nourlangie Rock) and Ikoymarrwa
We get off to an early start, with a pick up from your Darwin accommodation at 6:30am. Relax and enjoy the scenic drive out to Kakadu National Park, stopping en route at Adelaide River for our Jumping Crocodile Cruise. Come face to face with one of the world’s deadliest creatures as we cruise through croc-infested waters on our private boat. Make sure your cameras are at the ready and keep an eye on the skies as giant birds of prey also try to get in on the action!
Next, it’s time to head to the incredible Kakadu National Park. Our first stop is Burunggi (Nourlangie Rock), where we will uncover the secrets of the past and connect with our ancestors. This unique site is home to some of the world’s earliest rock paintings, dating back over 20,000 years, including the famous Aboriginal Dreaming, with pictures of Namandi spirits, ancient hand prints and even images of the earliest Europeans to make it to Australia’s shores. This is one of the most sacred and important sites in Australia providing us with an amazing insight into the history of the Northern Territory. Follow in the ancient footsteps of the Aborigines and check out the nearby Nawurlandja, where the sweeping panoramas of Kakadu National Park will blow you away.
That afternoon we drop into the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre, where we get a unique Aboriginal insight into the history of the region. Enjoy unique displays of photography, art and videos that depict the fascinating bond between nature and the oldest living civilization in the world. As night falls, we set up camp close to Mardugal Campground, enjoying a traditional Aussie BBQ with a taste of crocodile, buffalo, and kangaroo. You'll sit with your camp mates around a fire and share stories under the stars.
Day 2: Gunlom Falls, the Yurmikmik Region, Bowali Visitor Centre and Darwin
It’s another early start in Kakadu National Park with a full day of swimming, walking and sightseeing in the beautiful Yurmikmik Region. Today’s highlights include visiting Boulder Creek Falls, the lush waters and steep cliffs of Motor Car Falls and the cascading Kurrundi Falls.
Swim in plunge pools or hike to the top and admire the sweeping views. Weather permitting, we will also check out Gunlom Falls (when accessible), where the walk up leads to a natural infinity pool where you can cool down in the clear waters. After a long day of adventuring, sit back, relax and enjoy the scenic afternoon drive through the Australian outback as we head home to Darwin, where we arrive back in the early evening.
What to Bring
- Kit bag
- Comfortable clothing for 2 days
- Waterproof jacket
- Day pack
- Insect repellent
- Walking shoes
- Water bottle
- Sleeping bag (can be hired for $30)