- Professional tour guide
- Travel in an air-conditioned four wheel drive
- All meals (as listed on itineraries)
- Camping equipment and fees
- Drinking water (please provide your own bottle)
- For travel from 14 August 2017 to 31 October 2017
Park fees of $40
WHAT TO EXPECT
There’s no place better to experience an authentic outback safari than in the world heritage listed Kakadu National Park – located 240 kilometers east of Darwin in Australia’s tropical north.
Home to wetlands, waterfalls, wildlife and over 2000 plant species, this budget friendly, three day tour will uncover the wonders of the area’s pristine wilderness and provide you with historical information regarding Aboriginal art and culture.
DAY 1 – Lunch & Dinner
Be ready for collection from your Darwin accommodation at approximately 6:30am, where we will begin our Top End adventure and travel towards the Mary River Wetlands. This region is home to the largest concentration of saltwater crocodiles in the world as well as a huge variety of birds and other local wildlife in their natural environment. Our cruise will explore the region and allow you to get up close to the animals with opportunities to take lots of pictures before entering into the Kakadu National Park via the South Alligator River. This is a picturesque location perfect for our picnic lunch – it also has a visitor centre with plentiful Aboriginal art and crafts available for purchase. We will then head over to Ubirr where you will get the opportunity to view a wide range of ancient Aboriginal art interpreted by your guide. You can then enjoy spectacular panoramic views over the floodplain and beyond into Arnhem Land and learn the story of the Rainbow Serpent before heading to our private campsite for dinner and an overnight stay.
DAY 2 – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day two we venture off the beaten track for a day of adventure and exploration in the world heritage listed Kakadu National Park. After breakfast we depart camp towards the majestic Twin falls gorge, so remote it can only be accessed by a 4WD, followed by a boat shuttle and a finally a board walk. Marvel at its remote beauty and don’t forget to look out for the freshwater crocodiles and pig-nosed turtles breeding on the tiny beaches along the gorge. Next we journey through monsoon forests and over boulders to Kakadu’s main attraction – Jim Jim Falls. A spectacular falls surrounded by 150 metre red ochre cliffs. In the afternoon we depart Kakadu National Park in search of Litchfield National Park – home to stunning waterfalls, iconic termite mounds and sandstone pillars. Along the way we will stop at our private campsite and cook up a hearty meal, enjoyed together with your fellow adventurers.
DAY 3 – Breakfast, Lunch
Spend your last day swimming and hiking through the spring-fed streams, rugged sandstone escarpments and cascading waterfalls of Litchfield’s National Park. Admire the region’s magnetic and cathedral termite mounds – amazing architectural feats up to two metres high complete with arches, chimneys, tunnels and chambers. Discover the spectacular double falls at Florence and Wangi falls and dive into the refreshing Buley Rockhole pools, before an early evening arrival back in Darwin.
What to bring:
- Wide brimmed hat
- Insect repellent
- Water bottle (1.5 litres)
- Walking shoes/boots
- Sleeping bag (or can be hired for $30)
- Swim wear
- Comfortable and casual clothing for 3 days.