This 3-day outback camping safari is a once in a lifetime opportunity for a true off-the-beaten-track Aussie adventure. Experience the highlights of the spectacular Kakadu National Park, uncover the fascinating history the Northern Territories and witness breathtaking storms as the monsoon brings the jungle and the waterfalls to life before your eyes.
Let our expert guides lead the way as we trek through the jungle, dive into crystal clear natural pools and get up close and personal with the giant saltwater crocodile. Uncover the fascinating history of the incredible Northern Territories region, 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.
Day 1: Darwin to Kakadu National Park, wildlife cruise on the Mary River and Ubirr Rock
We start our 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 we head to Adelaide River to embark on an incredible wildlife cruise. Witness the giant saltwater crocodile in it’s 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.
We continue our adventure to the stunning Kakadu National Park with a beautiful drive across the Marrakai floodplains. This afternoon we check out the awe-inspiring Ubirr, a fascinating Aboriginal site with ancient rock paintings dating back over 20,000 years. Take in the spectacular scenery on the climb up to the rocky outcrop and be rewarded with majestic panoramas of the Arnhem Land standstone plateau and sweeping views of the entire National Park. As night falls, we head back to our aircon safari camp to cook dinner over the fire and share stories under the stars or to shelter in our comfortable accommodation and marvel at the breathtaking storms in the monsoon season at the Top End.
Day 2: Kakadu National Park, Twin Falls, Jim Jim Falls, Budjimi Lookout and the Arnhemland Escarpment
Our second day of exploring kicks off with a spot of real off-roading as we set out through the jungle on our way to the spectacular cascading Twin Falls. We cross over the Jim Jim Creek and cruise through the Twin Falls gorge, admiring the towering cliffs the deep colours of the ancient rock and the breathtaking waterfalls. Take the escarpment walk to the top of the falls for a swim in the crystal clear waters away from the crowds, or just relax and enjoy a beautiful sandy beach and a dip in the spectacular turquoise plunge pool.
Climbing back into the 4x4, we journey on through the rainforest on our way to the beautiful Budjimi lookout, where we enjoy sweeping panoramas across the ancient Arnhem Land escarpment. This afternoon, we trek through monsoonal vine forests and rocky outcrops to uncover the beauty of the 150 metre- high Jim Jim Falls, the iconic image of Kakadu National Park.
Enjoy an invigorating swim in the cool blue waters of the plunge pool, rest on the sandy beaches and marvel at the spectacular waterfall. After dark, we head back to our 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
Our final day’s adventuring gets off to an early start as we head to the Warradjan Cultural Centre to learn more about the local Aboriginal people of Kakadu National Park and uncover the fascinating history of the Northern Territories region.
Next up, we climb back in the 4x4s and make our way to the spectacular Maguk (Barramundi Falls), an incredible rocky waterfall surrounded by lush jungle. The walk to the waterfall passes through a lush towering paperback forest, home to some of Kakadu’s most fascinating flora and fauna, before turning into a dry and arid lunar landscape before you turn a corner and discover the breathtaking Maguk Falls. Snap some amazing pictures, cool off in the blue waters, get your aching muscles massaged by the waterfall and enjoy the amazing views from the top.
Relax, sit back and reminisce on 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 in this stunning wetland area, before we head back to Darwin at around 5:30pm.
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
Wildlife and crocodile cruise along the Adelaide River
Entry fees for Kakadu National Park
Camping fees and equipment (excluding sleeping bags)
Wet season shared accommodation: air-con dorms in private camp
Meals and snacks as specified, including traditional Aussie BBQ
Drinking water (please bring your own water bottle)
What to Bring
- Kit bag
- Comfortable clothing for 3 days
- Waterproof jacket
- Day pack
- Insect repellent
- Swim wear
- Walking shoes
- Water bottle
- Sleeping bag (can be hired for $30)