Darwin to Kakadu 4WD Adventure: 3 Days 2 Nights

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

Darwin, Australia
Duration
3 days 2 nights
Start time
06:30 am
Group size
16
Pick up & Drop off
Included
Minimum age
18 yrs
Fitness level
Medium
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Highlights

Explore the wilderness of Kakadu National Park on a 3 day Kakadu tour adventure! You'll see all the main attractions such as Jim Jim falls, the top of Twin Falls and Ubirr Rock. Combine small groups, great walks waterfalls and 4wds, this is a great Kakadu adventure tour.

Small groups (ensures minimal environmental impact)
All meals as indicated
Accommodation transfers
Kakadu National park fees
Camping fees and equipment
Great walks/hikes (getting away from the crowds)
Interpretation of the natural and cultural features of Kakadu
Swimming in idyllic locations
Ancient Rock Art
Great Lookouts = great photographs
Wildlife & crocodile cruise
Special permits into restricted areas of Kakadu which include Ikoymarrwa Rock Holes (Moline) and Old Goodparla (Home stead ruins of the first European settlement in what is now Kakadu)
Safari camping permits at Mardugal and Garnamarr which allows us to camp in the heart of Kakadu surrounded only by trees and a sky full of stars!

WHAT TO EXPECT

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.

 

Itinerary

 

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.

 

What’s Included

 

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
  • Sunhat
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Swim wear
  • Towel
  • Walking shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Flashlight
  • Sleeping bag (can be hired for $30)
  • Camera!

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First available date: 02-08-2017
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Terms & Conditions:

• Our tours are designed for 18-45 year old travellers with a good level of ftness and a spirit of adventure


• 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 tours must be reconfrmed 24 hrs prior to travel.


• Travel insurance is highly recommended to travellers who embark on any tours with Territory Expeditions.
 


Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations for regular departures:

Cancellation Inside 15-30 days will incur a 50% cancellation fee. Outside 30 days full refund is given.

Cancellations inside 14 days - 72 hours will incur a 75% cancellation fee.

Within 72 hours of departure of a public tour 100% cancellation fees will apply.

We strongly recommend appropriate travel insurance for guests in case of unforeseen circumstances occurring.


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Territory Expeditions
PO Box 2288 Humpty Doo Herbert NT 0836 Australia

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