Kakadu National Park tours from Darin 5 days
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4WD Kakadu National Park Tours
Darwin tours to Kakadu National Park
DurationDuration5 Days 4 Nights
Start & End TimeStart & End TimeStart 6:30 am, finish 5.30 pmi
Max Group SizeMax Group Size12
Pick-Up & Drop-OffPick-Up & Drop-OffIncluded
Minimum AgeMinimum Age18 yrs
Fitness LevelFitness LevelAdvancedi

What's Included

  • Get up to $10% cash back when you book with us
  • Pick up and drop off 
  • All transport in our comfortable air-conditioned 4WD vehicles
  • Expert guides 
  • Wildlife & crocodile cruise
  • Special Entry Permits for Koolpin Gorge
  • Camping fees and equipment (excluding sleeping bags)
  • Meals and snacks as specified
  • Drinking water


  • Corroboree Billabong 
  • Jim Jim and Twin Falls
  • Nourlangie Rock
  • Maguk (Barramundi Gorge) or Gunlom Falls 
  • Bowali Information Centre 
  • Kakadu National Park
  • Jarrangbarnmi (Koolpin Gorge)

What's Excluded

  • Sleeping bag can be hired for $15
  • National Park Fees paid on board $40 pp

Why Do We Love This

We love that this tour gets you off the beaten track and shows you a hidden side to Kakadu and the Top End.

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.

Get off the beaten track, immerse yourself in the outback and experience Australia’s tropical north at it’s best! Located 240km east of Darwin, the world heritage listed Kakadu National Park is an incredibly varied vista of waterfalls, wetlands, and wildlife that is home to over 2,000 different plant species.

This camping safari will take you deep into the heart of what is arguably Australia’s most jaw-droppingly beautiful national park. You'll be immersed into timeless Aboriginal culture, where little has changed in over 50,000 years. Swim under waterfalls, trek through the jungle, uncover some of the oldest rock art in the world and camp out under the stars, while listening to stories from your guides.  You'll leave with an understanding of the connection between Aboriginal culture and nature.

Day 1: Darwin to Kakadu National Park, the White Lily Billabong and Gunlom Falls

You're off to an early start today, with a pick up from your Darwin accommodation at around 6:30am. Kick back and relax as you take the scenic drive out to Kakadu, stopping en route at the White Lily Billabong to enjoy some incredible views with a delicious morning tea.

From there, drive onto Gunlom, where you'll set up camp at the base of a waterfall and spend the afternoon exploring, hiking and swimming! An easy walk to the top of the falls will reward you with sweeping vistas of the entire national park. You'll there you'll also find a series of crystal clear plunge pools just waiting to be swum in. What bliss!

Day 2: Koolpin Gorge, Kakadu National Park
Spend today exploring Kakadu’s best-kept secret - Koolpin Gorge! A short drive through the Outback takes you to a special restricted area of the park, where there are no marked paths, trails or tourists. You can appreciate the beauty of the area here and really immerse yourself in the nature that surrounds you. 

Later, your expert guides will lead you on an adventure through the wilderness. Climb over pink rocks and wading through little streams until you reach private beaches and waterfalls, with some of the best views the park has to offer! 

After dark, head back to your campsite at Gunlom, where you'll cook dinner over the campfire and share stories under the stars.

Day 3: Maguk (Barramundi Gorge), Kakadu National Park

Start your morning with a drive north to Maguk, stopping en route to take pictures and search for some of the 12,000 species of animals and insects that inhabit this park.

Maguk, which is also known as Barramundi Gorge, is a rocky fall in the southern area of the park. The walk to the falls passes through a tropical forest, home to some of Kakadu’s most unique wildlife, including the Saltwater crocodile!

Follow the path through a dry and rocky landscape, crisscrossing the creek and clambering over boulders until you reach the impressive Maguk Falls. Take pictures here, cool off in the blue waters, get your aching muscles massaged by the waterfall and enjoy amazing views from the top.

After a picnic lunch and lazy swim, head back through the forest and hit the road north to what is arguably Kakadu National Park’s main attraction, the spectacular Jim Jim Falls!

Day 4: Twin Falls, Jim Jim Falls, and the Yellow Waters, Kakadu National Park

Kick off the day with an early morning boat trip to Twin Falls, keeping an eye out for Pig-nosed turtles and Saltwater crocodiles as you go! Marvel at the towering cliffs and deep colours of the ancient rock as the boat gets up close to the plunging falls.

This afternoon, you'll journey through monsoon forests and rocky outcrops to the 150 metre-high Jim Jim Falls. Enjoy a relaxing swim in the plunge pools and soak up the spectacular waterfall surrounded by ancient cliffs.

Later, finish off an incredible day with an optional sunset cruise on the famous Yellow Waters. Once evening falls, set up camp for the night and enjoy cooking over the bonfire and your last night under the stars.

Day 5: Burrunggi, Gunhardewarde, the Mamakala Wetlands and Darwin
End your trip with a visit to Burrunggui, where history, art, culture and natural beauty collide. This area, which is also known as Nourlangie Rock, gives Kakadu National Park it’s UNESCO World Heritage listing and offers a unique insight into Australian history.

Follow your expert guides on a visual journey through the rocky outcrop, uncovering ancient rock art dating back over 20,000 years. Witness the arrival of Europeans, as told by Aborigines, with paintings of tall sailboats and European animals. Learn about the famous Aboriginal Dreamtime stories, with depictions of Namandi spirits and human figures with six fingers on each hand.

After exploring these incredible sites, wander up to Gunhardewharde lookout for one last sweeping panorama of the region, before stopping off at the Bowali Visitor Centre for souvenirs and Aboriginal arts and crafts.

Enjoy the scenic drive through the Outback, stopping off for photo opportunities and calling in at Mamakala Wetlands to view the incredible birdlife from a wooden platform over the Billabong. 

Finally, hit the road back to Darwin where you'll arrive in the early evening.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Comfortable clothing for 5 days
  • Day pack
  • Sunhat
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Walking shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Flashlight
  • Sleeping bag (can be hired for $15)
  • Camera

We supply all the necessary equipment to make your camping experience as comfortable as possible.

We provide swags, tents, camp chairs, cooking equipment, tables, lamps/lights, torches and eskies.

12-16 pax

Min age recommended for our 2021/22 tours is 15 years of age, however will take children as young as 8 years

The most important details are that breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included, and that the leader will prepare most of the meals. Additionally, the crew will have the opportunity to assist with daily activities such as setting up camp, helping prepare meals and clearing dishes. Budget for approximately AUD 100.00 for additional meals and expenses, such as ice-creams, souvenirs or the purchase of a refreshing ale for the evenings campfire. If purchasing alcohol, we recommend buying it in Darwin for better price and variety. There is a drinks esky provided on the vehicle.

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