4WD Kakadu, Arnhem Land, Litchfield & Katherine Tour - 5 Days, 4 Nights

Explore the hidden gems of the Top End, from Litchfield National Park to Katherine Gorge and Kakadu.

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Duration
Duration
5 days 4 nights
Max Group Size
Max Group Size
17 people
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Included
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
5 years
Fitness Level
Fitness Level
Low/Medium
Meals
Meals
Included
AUD $1439
ValueAUD $1545SAVE AUD $106
Child up to 16 years: AUD $1419
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For travel dates from 01 April 2019 to 31 March 2020
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Next available: 25/05/2019
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What's Included

  • 4 Nights Accommodation (permanent tent with bed)
  • Travel in an air-conditioned 4WD
  • Meals (4 breakfast, 5 lunch, 4 dinner)
  • Yellow Waters Cruise
  • Top Didj Indigenous experience
  • Professional tour guide
  • All camping equipment
  • All linen including pillow and pillowcase, fitted sheet, towel
  • Sleeping bag
     

    WHERE WE VISIT

  • Litchfield National Park
  • Arnhem Land with an indigenous guide
  • Yellow Waters cruise in Kakadu National Park
  • Nourlangie and Ubirr art sites
  • Katherine Gorge
  • Katherine
  • Gunlom and Edith Falls
  • Injalak Art Centre
  • Florence and Wangi Falls
  • Nadab Lookout
  • Bowali Visitor Centre

    Top Didj Cultural Experience may be substituted with an alternative indigenous experience due to cultural reasons and accessibility issues.

What's excluded

  • $40 park fee not included in the tour price and must be paid direct to Wayoutback in advance of travel.

Why do we love this

We love that this trip takes you deep into some of the most beautiful areas of the Top End. It's not just sightseeing - there are some incredible cultural experiences thrown in as well. We also think the Yellow Waters Cruise (and crocodile spotting) sounds like tonnes of fun! 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Australia's Top End is rich in nature, history and culture and there's never been a better time to discover it than now! From Darwin to Katherine and to Kakadu and Litchfield in between, this trip is full of adventure, waterholes, waterfalls and incredible culture.

Immerse yourself in the fascinating history of Western Arhemland, take the iconic Yellow Waters Cruise in Kakadu and soak up the spectacular scenery at Litchfield National Park. This 5-day tour from Darwin is an outback opportunity you can't miss. 


Day 1 - Darwin to Kakadu National Park via Litchfield National Park
(Lunch, Dinner)
You'll be collected from your Darwin accommodation at approximately 7.00am and begin the short journey to Litchfield National Park.

Here you'll spend time exploring the waterfalls, streams and the rugged sandstone escarpments dotted throughout the Park. Discover intriguing Cathedral and Magnetic termite mounds and swim, hike and explore Florence and Wangi Falls. Once you've worked up an appetite, take a rest on the banks and enjoy a picnic lunch.

After lunch, leave the highway behind and hit the dirt track along the Marrakai Road. Enjoy the thrill of a real offroad adventure as you join Old Jim Jim Road and head deep into Kakadu National Park. As you travel past billabongs and traverse thrilling water crossings, there's plenty of opportunity for wildlife spotting. Kakadu National Park is known for its unique wildlife, so see how many different animals you can spot along the way. 

Later, after evening falls head to your private campsite at Cooinda for the night.  Tuck into a campfire dinner and enjoy some stargazing with your fellow travellers. 

Day 2 - Yellow Waters Cruise, Nourlangie and Ubirr Art sites
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Wake up early for a hearty breakfast this morning, before heading back into Kakadu National Park for the iconic Yellow Waters Cruise. This must do activity within Kakadu National Park. It's an award-winning Aboriginal owned experience that centres around a spectacular billabong system, home to some remarkable and diverse wildlife. You'll spot crocodiles and plenty of other remarkable wildlife.

Later, hit the road to nearby Nourlangie Rock. Home to World Heritage Rock Art, here you'll discover how local Aboriginal people lived in this area through changing times. Changes and stories are reflected in the rock art and in the ground, where archaeologists have uncovered over 20,000 years of Aboriginal occupation!

After lunch, visit the Bowali Visitor Centre and learn about the area through audio-visual presentations. Bowali is a Gun-djeihmi name for the local area and creek on land owned by the Mirarr clan. Make sure you check out the Marrawuddi Gallery which showcases Aboriginal art by artists from within Kakadu and the wider region. 

Later this afternoon continue your art discoveries at culturally significant Aboriginal art site Ubirr. Located in the East Alligator region of the Park, you'll be able to observe a wide range of ancient Aboriginal art which will be interpreted by your guide.
Learn the story of the Rainbow Serpent and climb the Nadab Lookout for panoramic views over the floodplain and beyond into Arnhem Land.

After learning about the area, it’s time to pick out a quiet spot to sit and watch the sunset over the Kakadu escarpment.

Once darkness falls, make the short journey to your private campsite for the night. 

Day 3 - Arnhem Land
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Today, a once in a lifetime experience awaits as you travel into remote Western Arnhem Land. Here, you'll witness Ancient Aboriginal Art brought to life by your indigenous guide at Injalak Hill.

This is a very special place in Arnhem Land, so take some time to appreciate the rich culture and take in the amazing views. 

Later, make your to the Injalak Art Centre where you'll goodbye to your Indigenous guide and say hello to some amazing art on offer.

Tonight return to camp for another hearty meal and talk about the day’s adventures with your guide. Settle around the cosy fire and enjoy the striking NT sky. 

Day 4 - Kakadu National Park to Katherine via Gunlom Falls
(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Today, the pace relaxes as you head into Gunlom Falls. You'll spend a full morning here and enjoy all the spectacular area has to offer.

Relax around the lower plunge pool then work up a sweat with a hike to the top of the falls. You'll be rewarded with an amazing view here which you can enjoy while you can bathing the many rock holes. For the energetic, keep going to the rear fall where you can enjoy a swim under the waterfall.

After a tasty lunch, hop back on the bus and head into the Katherine Region. Stop at Edith Falls for a refreshing dip in the plunge pool along the way, then make your way to the private campsite near Katherine for dinner and a rest.

Day 5 - Katherine Gorge, Indigenous Cultural experience. Return to Darwin
(Breakfast/Lunch)
It's up early this morning as you head into Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge) before the crowds arrive!

Here you can go on a boat cruise, canoe (optional and own expense) or just take a walk along the sheer rock walls that make this place so spectacular. Spend some time exploring the spiritual home of the Jawoyn Aboriginal people before enjoying a tasty lunch in the natural surrounds.

Afterwards, it's time to immerse yourself in the area's history with the award-winning Top Didj Cultural Experience. Learn about aboriginal culture with Top End Aboriginal artist Manuel Pamkal and discover the significance of his painting style, weapons used and how he lives off the land.

Later on, it’s time to sit back and relax for your journey back to Darwin.  Your guide will deliver you at your chosen accommodation. You will arrive back at approximately 5.30pm. 


This is a 5-day tour, starting and finishing in Darwin. 

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4WD Kakadu, Arnhem Land, Litchfield & Katherine Tour - 5 Days, 4 Nights

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Torch, wide brimmed hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, water bottle (1.5 litres), walking shoes/boots, sleeping bag (if you prefer to use your own), toiletries, swim wear, towel, camera, comfortable and casual clothing for 5 days. 

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The minimum age for this tour is 5 years. 

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Breakfast

Cornflakes /Weetbix

Cows Milk

Fruit and Instant Coffee

Lunch

Wholegrain Wraps/Sandwiches

Cold Sliced meats

Salad

Dinner

Stirfry and Vegetables

BBQ (Sausages, steak or chops)

Pasta

Coleslaw / Salad / Potatoes

Snacks

Muesli Bars / Fruit

Please note: The menu is always changing this is only an example

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Dietary:

We have Gluten free foods on our Safaris with most being naturally gluten free such as rice, rice cakes, etc. We provide gluten free pasta. We do not provide specialist items such as Gluten Free muesli and bread. Generally speaking foods that naturally have gluten we do not provide a gluten free option of (ie bread). We have lots of fresh vegetables and fruit with meat dishes cooked separately to vegetable dishes to cater for those that choose not to eat meat. Also, with anyone who is Lactose Intolerant, we do not provide any milk substitutes. So, if you prefer to carry any, that’s not a  problem, we can store it for you.

If you want a specific food item we ask that you provide this yourself no matter your dietary requirement.

Allergies:

We find many people with allergies, particularly nut allergies. It is important for guests to know that whilst we will not purposely give them a food with their allergen in it, it is their responsibility to check the label if they are concerned. We do allow guests to provide their own snacks and we cannot control what other guests choose to bring themselves, therefore if someone has a nut allergy for example, we cannot guarantee that people on the vehicle will be not eating nuts and it is their responsibility to look after their health needs. Generally on our trips the only food source that will have nuts is Muesli bars. All allergies, no matter how small must be disclosed and noted prior to departure.

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Terms & Conditions:

  • Our safaris are active participation based tours. We rely on the good will of all passengers to make them a success. This includes your assistance in the preparation of meals, washing up, gathering firewood and loading/unloading vehicles.
  • Top Didj Cultural Experience may be substituted with an alternative indigenous experience due to cultural reasons and accessibility issues.
  • Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility.
  • Tour is not suitable for children under 5 years of age.
  • Due to limited space on the vehicle please restrict luggage to one day pack and one soft overnight bag/backpack. Excess luggage should be stored at your Darwin accommodation.
  • National Park Fees are not included in the tour price and must be paid direct to Wayoutback in advance of travel.


Cancellation Policy:


Cancellation by you

  • Due to the extensive planning and costs associated with touring, the following cancellation fees will apply in the event you should cancel for any reason.
  • 30 + days prior to departure – 25% of total price
  • 14 – 29 days prior to departure – 50% of total price
  • Within 14 days – 100% of total price
     
  • Due to the remote places we visit and the adventurous nature of our safaris, Travel Insurance is compulsory. We accept no responsibility for lost, stolen or damaged property.


Cancellation by WayOutback or Walking Country 

  • At times WAS/WC may have to cancel a tour or service. In the event we do have to cancel, every effort will be made to offer a suitable alternative. If the alternative is not suitable we will refund your tour price in full.
  • We reserve the right to cancel a tour and arrange an alternative operator (if possible) if group numbers are insufficient or combine safaris of differing standards in the event that low numbers are endangering a scheduled departure being cancelled. In this instance passengers will always be upgraded to a higher standard product. Passengers travelling on a tour with upgraded passengers will not be entitled to refunds in these instances.
  • WAS reserves the right to have multi-level pricing on products where it is necessary to ensure passengers travel plans are not disrupted. In circumstances where the cancellation is due to external factors beyond our control, any potential refund will be less any unrecoverable cost which we may have incurred.


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Wayoutback Australian Safaris
18 Harry Chan Ave, Darwin City NT 0800, Australia

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AUD $1439
ValueAUD $1545SAVE AUD $106
Child up to 16 years: AUD $1419
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