- 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
- 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 (please bring your own water bottle)
WHAT TO EXPECT
Take in the best of the Aussie outback on this breathtaking Kakadu and Arnhem Land National Park safari adventure from Darwin. Visiting two of the most culturally diverse and spectacularly naturally beautiful national parks in Australia, this amazing trip showcases the highlights of the Northern Territories and uncovers the incredible history of this stunning region.
An adventurous must-do when in Darwin, this amazing tour allows 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 incredible 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
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 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.
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 sandstone plateau and sweeping views of the entire National Park. As night falls, we head back to our 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
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 under the stars.
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 3: Warradjan Cultural Centre, Maguk (Barramundi Gorge) and Jabiru
It’s another early start as we kick off our third day of adventuring with a visit to the Warradjan Cultural Centre to learn more about the local Aboriginal people of Kakadu National Park. The oldest living culture in the world, the Aborigines have been living in the Northern Territories for over 50,000 years. The Cultural Centre provides a unique insight into the culture and history of the Aborigines and the Kakadu and Arnhem Land National Parks.
This afternoon we climb back in the 4x4s and make our way to the spectacular 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 we reach 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.
After a refreshing swim in the crystal clear plunge pool and an afternoon relaxing in one of the most beautiful spots in Kakadu National Park, we head onto our special accommodation at the incredible Aurora Kakadu Lodge. This resort-style caravan park is a spectacular haven in the jungle, with magnificent lagoon style pool surrounded by lush tropical gardens and a poolside bar & bistro. Enjoy a good night’s sleep in a traditional Australian swag and be spoiled with a complimentary dinner and breakfast in this luxury outback experience! 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
Our last day of this incredible tour is definitely the most unforgettable, with a visit to the incredible Aboriginal Lands in Arnhem Land. We have special permits to access this stunning restricted area and friendly, informative traditional Aboriginal guides who take us to see the breathtaking rock art at Injalak Hill (Long Tom Dreaming). Come face to face with some of the oldest rock art in the world, with some paintings dating back nearly 20,000 years! Injalak Hill is famous for having some of the best examples of rock art in the Northern Territories and even Australia!
Step in the footsteps of our ancient forefathers and climb to the top of the nearby escarpment to enjoy sweeping panoramas of the timeless National Parks and spectacular floodplains disappearing off into the distance.
After lunch, we drop off our wonderful Aboriginal guides at the Injalak Art & Craft Centre. Take the opportunity to check out the amazing selection of local handicrafts and fine arts and give back to this great non-profit Aboriginal organization. With a fascinating history, no tourists and stunning scenery, Arnhem Land National Park is a beautiful place to end our incredible 4 day outback adventure.
This afternoon we are privileged enough to visit the spectacular Arnhem Land Valley. Enjoy breathtaking vistas of billabongs, birds and a plethora of local Aussie wildlife as you experience this untouched haven hidden away in the middle of the Northern Territories. As the light fades, we get back in our comfortable 4x4s to enjoy the scenic drive back to Darwin, where we are due to arrive back in around 7pm.
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
What to Bring
Comfortable clothing for 4 days
Wide brimmed Sunhat
1 ltr Water bottle
Sleeping bag (can be hired for $30)
Medication and other personal requirements
Jacket (mainly for June, July and August nights)
Sleeping bag (can be hired for $10, please advise when booking)
Note: Luggage is strictly restricted to a soft bag of 10kg per person