- Pick up and drop off
- All transport in our comfortable air-conditioned 4WD vehicles
- Expert guides
- Wildlife and crocodile cruise along the Adelaide River
- Entry fees for Kakadu National Park
- Entry fees and special permits for Arnhem Land National Park
- Camping fees and equipment (excluding sleeping bags)
- One night special camping accommodation at the Kakadu Aurora Lodge
- Meals and snacks as specified, including traditional Aussie BBQ
- Drinking water
WHERE WE VISIT
- Corroboree Billabong
- Jim Jim and Twin Falls
- Maguk (Barramundi Gorge)
- Budjmi Lookout hike
- Warradjan Cultural Centre
- Kakadu National Park
- Aboriginal guided interpretation through Long Tom Dreaming (Injalak Hill)
- Sleeping bag can be hired for $15
Why do we love this
We love that this tour gives you access into restricted areas of Kakadu including Jarrangbarnmi. You really get to see NT's hidden secrets.
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.
Take in the best of the Aussie outback on this Kakadu and Arnhem Land National Park safari adventure from Darwin. Visiting two of the most culturally diverse and naturally beautiful national parks in Australia, this trip showcases the highlights of the Northern Territory and uncovers the incredible history of this region.
This tour gives you the opportunity to dive in some of Australia’s most beautiful waterfalls, hike through monsoon forests and camp out under the stars. Come face to face with the giant Saltwater crocodile and uncover the fascinating history of Australia’s beautiful Top End on this 3-day camping safari through Kakadu and Arnhem Land National Parks.
Day 1: Kakadu National Park, Wildlife and Crocodile Cruise, Marrakai Floodplains and Ubirr Rock
Your journey through the Aussie outback starts with an early pick up from your Darwin accommodation.
As you travel, sit back and enjoy the scenic drive. Your first stop is Adelaide River, where you'll embark on an incredible wildlife cruise. Witness the giant Saltwater crocodile in its natural habitat, check out flying foxes and giant birds of prey, scan the riverbanks for local wildlife and relax as the world passes you by.
Continue your adventure to Kakadu National Park with a beautiful drive across the Marrakai floodplains.
This afternoon, check out Ubirr, a fascinating Aboriginal site with ancient rock paintings dating back over 20,000 years.
Next, soak up the scenery on a climb up to the rocky outcrop where you'll be rewarded with panoramas of the Arnhem Land sandstone plateau and views of the entire national park.
As night falls, head back to the campsite to cook dinner over the fire and share stories under the stars.
Walk: 3 kms
Meals: Lunch / Dinner
Day 2: Twin Falls, Jim Jim Falls, Budjimi Lookout and Arnhemland Escarpment
Today, head off-road and through the jungle on your way to cascading Twin Falls. Crossover Jim Jim Creek and cruise through the Twin Falls gorge, admiring the towering cliffs, ancient rock and impressive waterfalls. Once you arrive, take the escarpment walk to the top of the falls for a swim in away from the crowds or take a dip in the turquoise plunge pool.
Later, it's back into the 4x4, as you journey on through the rainforest to the Budjimilookout. Enjoy sweeping views across the ancient Arnhem Land escarpment and trek through vine forests and rocky outcrops to the 150 metre-high Jim Jim Falls. Enjoy an invigorating swim in the cool blue waters and marvel at the spectacular waterfall.
After dark, head back to your 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 under the stars.
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 3: Warradjan Cultural Centre, Maguk (Barramundi Gorge) and Jabiru
It’s another early start with a visit to the Warradjan Cultural Centre this morning. Learn more about the local Aboriginal people of Kakadu National Park here and discover the oldest living culture in the world. The Aborigines have been living in the Northern Territory for over 50,000 years and the Cultural Centre provides a unique insight into their history and connection with Kakadu and Arnhem Land National Parks.
That afternoon, hit the road again and make your way to Maguk (Barramundi Gorge). Follow the path to the falls through towering paperback forests and across a dry and rocky landscape, crisscrossing the creek and clambering over boulders until you reach Maguk Falls. Snap some pictures, cool off in the blue waters, get your aching muscles massaged by the waterfall and enjoy the incredible views from the top. This is the perfect way to relax.
After your afternoon relaxing in one of the most beautiful spots in Kakadu National Park, it's time to check out your special accommodation at Aurora Kakadu Lodge. This resort-style caravan park is a haven in the jungle! With a magnificent lagoon style pool surrounded by lush tropical gardens and a poolside bar and bistro, you'll feel truly spoiled.
Enjoy a complimentary dinner tonight before a good night’s sleep in a traditional Australian swag. Just be sure you bring a flashlight as there is no electricity.
Walk: 3 kms
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 4: Aboriginal Lands at Arnhem Land National Park, Injalak Hill, Injalak Art & Craft Centre, Arnhem Land Valley & Wetlands, and Darwin
Enjoy breakfast at Aurora Kakdu Lodge before waving goodbye to this luxury outback experience. It's your last day today and one you won't forget in a hurry.
Pay a visit to the sacred Aboriginal Lands in Arnhem Land, where you have access to restricted area through special permits! Friendly, informative Aboriginal guides will take you to the rock art at Injalak Hill (Long Tom Dreaming). View some of the oldest rock art in the world, with paintings dating back nearly 20,000 years! Injalak Hill is famous for having some of the best examples of rock art in the Northern Territory and Australia.
Later, climb to the top of the nearby escarpment to enjoy sweeping panoramas of both National Parks and floodplains disappearing off into the distance.
After lunch you'll drop off your Aboriginal guides at the Injalak Art and Craft Centre where you can take the opportunity to check out the selection of local handicrafts and fine arts. With a fascinating history, no tourists and stunning scenery, this spot is truly special. That afternoon, visit Arnhem Land Valley where you can enjoy views of billabongs, birds and loads of Aussie wildlife. This is an untouched haven hidden away in the middle of the Northern Territory, and is a beautiful place to end your 4 day Outback adventure. As the light fades, hop back into your comfortable 4x4s to enjoy the scenic drive back to Darwin.
You will arrive back in around 7pm.
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch