Darwin to Kakadu 4WD Adventure - 3 Days 2 Nights

Discover crocodiles, wildlife & waterfalls on this 4WD safari from Darwin to Kakadu National Park.

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Duration
Duration
3 Days 2 Nights
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
Start 6:30 am, end 5.30 pm
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Included
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
18 yrs
Fitness Level
Fitness Level
Medium
Meals
Meals
Included
FromAUD $549
ValueAUD $630SAVE AUD $81
Park fees included
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What's Included

  • All meals as indicated
  • Accommodation transfers
  • All transport in comfortable air-conditioned 4WD vehicles
  • Kakadu National park fees
  • Camping fees and equipment (excluding sleeping bags)
  • Wildlife & crocodile cruise along Adelaide River
  • Special permits into restricted areas of Kakadu 
  • Safari camping permits at Mardugal and Garnamarr
  • Expert guides full of local knowledge
  • Wet season shared accommodation (air-con dorms in private camp)
  • Drinking water 
     

    WHERE WE VISIT

  • Corroboree Billabong
  • Adelaide River
  • Warradja Cultural Centre 
  • Kakadu National Park
  • Jim Jim Falls 
  • Ubirr
  • Maguk (Barramundi Gorge) or Gunlom Falls 
  • Budjmi Lookout 

What's excluded

  • Sleeping bags can be hired for $15. 

Why do we love this

We love that this tour gives you special permits into restricted areas of Kakadu as well as safari camping permits at Mardugal and Garnamarr! This puts you right in the heart of the Top End.  

WHAT TO EXPECT



Please note: Territory Expeditions will not be running tours over the Christmas break. The trip of the year will be on the 4th December 2018 and trips will recommence Friday 1st Feb 2019.
 

This 3-day Outback camping safari offers a true off-the-beaten-track Aussie adventure. Experience the highlights of Kakadu National Park, uncover the fascinating history of the Northern Territory and witness breathtaking storms as the monsoon brings the jungle and the waterfalls to life before your eyes.

Let your expert guides lead the way as you trek through the jungle, dive into crystal clear natural pools and get up close and personal with giant saltwater crocodiles. You'll also see some of the oldest rock paintings in the word, take in sweeping panoramas and enjoy the stunning scenery of the timeless Kakadu National Park.

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Darwin to Kakadu National Park, wildlife cruise on the Mary River and Ubirr Rock

Start your journey through the Aussie outback with a bright and early pick up from your Darwin accommodation. Relax, sit back and enjoy the scenic drive as you head to Adelaide River to embark on a wildlife cruise. Witness the giant saltwater crocodile in its natural habitat, check out flying foxes and giant birds of prey, scan the thriving riverbanks for local wildlife and relax as the world passes you by.

Next, continue your adventure to Kakadu National Park with a beautiful drive across the Marrakai floodplains.

This afternoon, you'll check out Ubirr, a fascinating Aboriginal site with ancient rock paintings dating back over 20,000 years. Take in the unique scenery on the climb up to the rocky outcrop and be rewarded with majestic panoramas of the Arnhem Land sandstone plateau and views of the entire National Park.

As night falls, head back to your aircon safari camp to cook dinner over the fire, share stories under the stars and marvel a the powerful storms during monsoon season.


Day 2: Kakadu National Park, Twin Falls, Jim Jim Falls, Budjimi Lookout and the Arnhemland Escarpment
Your second day of exploring kicks off with some real off-roading as you journey through the jungle on the way to Twin Falls. Cross over Jim Jim Creek and cruise through Twin Falls gorge, admiring the towering cliffs, ancient rock paintings and waterfalls. Take the escarpment walk to the top of the falls for a swim away from the crowds, or just relax and enjoy a beautiful sandy beach and a dip in the plunge pool.

Climbing back into the 4x4, head through the rainforest on your way to the beautiful Budjimi lookout. Here, enjoy sweeping panoramas across the ancient Arnhem Land escarpment.

This afternoon, you'll trek through monsoonal vine forests and rocky outcrops to the 150 metre- high Jim Jim Falls, the iconic image of Kakadu National Park.

After dark, head back to the campsite at Garnamarr, at the base of the escarpment. Feast on a traditional Aussie BBQ with crocodile, buffalo and kangaroo and enjoy a late night camping in the outback. 


Day 3: Kakadu National Park, the Warradjan Cultural Centre, Maguk (Barramundi Gorge), the White Lily Billabong and Darwin
Your final day’s adventuring gets off to an early start today. Head to the Warradjan Cultural Centre to learn more about the local Aboriginal people of Kakadu National Park and uncover the history of the Northern Territories region.

Next up, climb back in the 4x4s and make your way to the spectacular Maguk (Barramundi Falls), an incredible rocky waterfall surrounded by jungle. The walk to the waterfall passes through a paperback forest, home to some of Kakadu’s native flora and fauna, before turning into a dry and arid lunar landscape moments before you reach Maguk Falls. Take pictures, cool off in the blue waters, get your aching muscles massaged by the waterfall and enjoy the views from the top.

Relax, sit back and reminisce about our incredible 3-day adventure on the scenic drive back to Darwin, with a short stop en route at the beautiful White Lily Billabong. Capture one last glimpse of Kakadu National Park and keep your eyes peeled for wildlife before you arrive back in Darwin at around 5:30 pm.
 

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    Luggage is strictly restricted to a soft bag of 10kg per person

    • Good walking shoes or boots
    • Sunscreen
    • Insect repellent
    • A wide brimmed sun hat
    • Long sleeve light shirt for sun protection
    • 1 litre water bottle for drinking water
    • Swimmers/ bathers/ togs
    • Light comfortable clothing
    • A jacket (mainly for June, July and August nights)
    • Medication and other personal requirements
    • Towel
    • Inflatable camping pillow or small cushion
    • Torch/flashlight
    • A sense of humour!
    • Sleeping bag (can be hired for $15, please advise when booking)

    Kakadu, Arnhemland and Litchfield are rough and rugged stone bush country. In many of the places we access and those listed in the itinerary, there are cleared walking tracks, but not boardwalks or handrails. Some of the walks are over slippery and uneven ground, and we will always advise caution when walking over these surfaces. A reasonable level of fitness & stable footing is required for most locations in these itineraries and to make the most of the experience. Territory Expeditions has designed these tours for the fit and active.

    To get the most out of this trip you need to be prepared for walks of between 3-8 km on some days. This may be on rough ground and perhaps getting feet wet in rivers and creeks. From Oct to March you will experience temperatures of over 35 degrees Celsius (and sometimes well into the 40’s) so be prepared to endure extra physical stress due to the heat at these times, especially while on walks.

    These extreme outside temperatures can also place stress on the air-conditioning units within our vehicles which can make travelling uncomfortable. Your tour guide will assist with regular breaks and information to assist in keeping well hydrated.

    You will be travelling in a vehicle specifically designed and built for Australian outback conditions. All our vehicles are 4WD, air conditioned for your comfort, have Ipod connections and large panoramic windows for uninterrupted sightseeing.

    Mobile phone reception is available around all major service centers within Kakadu, Litchfield, Arnhemland and Mardugal campground. There is a Satellite phone on every vehicle for emergencies.

    The most important thing to remember is your on holidays and that’s a great reason to not have a phone!!

     

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    Terms & Conditions:

    • Due to seasonal variations at certain times of the year some areas are inaccessible – therefore itineraries may differ without notice. If an area is inaccessible then a suitable alternative will be offered.

    • The supplier requires passenger participation including helping with food preparation, washing dishes and set up of the campsite.

    • The supplier’s tours are for the fit & active. Accommodation is camping style with dorm accommodation available on some tours. All tours are most suitable for ages between 18 and 45, however, those older than this range can be taken into consideration.


    Cancellation Policy:

    In the event that a booking is cancelled, the following fees will apply:

    • Cancellations made more than 30 days before departure: no fee
    • Cancellation made15-30 days before departure: 50% of the total cost
    • Cancellations made within 14 days - 72 hours before departure:  75% of the total cost
    • Cancellations made within 72 hours of departure: 100% of the cost


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    PO Box 2288 Humpty Doo Herbert NT 0836 Australia

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