Top End and Arnhem Land Adventure

DURATION: 5 Days
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Tour Details

Duration: 5 Days

Departs: Tue (Apr–Sep)

From: Darwin CBD

Finishes: Darwin CBD

Tour Code: NTK5

Max People: 16

Itinerary

Day 1: Darwin to Arnhem Land and Kakadu National Park

We leave Darwin with a bright and early start, and head to Wulna Country, where your Limilngan-Wulna hosts – the land’s Traditional Owners – will greet you with a Cul Cul or ‘Welcome to Country’. Learn about their culture during bush tucker talks and didgeridoo and basket weaving demonstrations. We continue East along the Arnhem Highway to the Corroboree Billabong on the Mary River for a wildlife cruise to learn about the Top End’s wetlands and sight the variety of birdlife and the saltwater crocodiles. After lunch we continue to the border of Kakadu and Arnhem Land, Cahill’s Crossing, where the 4WD is utilised to traverse the croc-infested East Alligator River. Welcome to Arnhem Land. Learn about the cultural importance of the West Arnhem Land region as your Bininj guide takes you to restricted areas that First Nation ancestors have been visiting for thousands of years. Spend the afternoon learning about the region and its people’s history from your guide, before heading back to Kakadu for an overnight stay. (L,D)

Day 2: Kakadu National Park

Today we explore the magnificent Kakadu National Park in our 4WD. First up is the jaw-dropping Jim Jim Falls, which plunges down 200 metres,  we’ll base ourselves here for a picnic lunch, a walk around its surrounds and nice cool swim before returning to our camp. This afternoon, you have the option of taking a scenic flight over Kakadu or visiting the Bowli Cultural Centre. (B,L,D)

Day 3: Kakadu National Park to Katherine and Nitmiluk National Park

Depending on the season, we will start the day with a hike to Maguk (Barramundi Gorge) or Gunlom Falls and take a dip in the chilled, refreshing water of the natural plunge pools. Our next stop is the historic gold mining town of Pine Creek that offers a fascinating picture of life in the mining boom of the late 19th century. We then head to our campsite near Nitmiluk National Park for dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 4: Nitmiluk National Park to Litchfield National Park

Heading west through Nitmiluk National Park, the Katherine River is its most impressive at Katherine Gorge. This is the standout attraction of Nitmiluk National Park. You will have the opportunity to sign up to a boat cruise or hire a kayak to explore this magnificent scenery. In the afternoon we continue onto the beautiful Edith Falls and swim. (B,L,D)

Day 5: Litchfield National Park to Darwin

Today we drive north back up the Stuart Highway to Litchfield National Park, a favourite day out or camp for local Top Enders. Litchfield was declared a national park in 1987, it hosts an abundance of freshwater waterfalls and swimming holes, ancient gorges, hundreds of native birds as well as some impressively sized termite mounds. We will swim at Florence Falls, Buley Rockhole then the beautiful Wangi Falls, which is surrounded by an idyllic monsoon forest. Then its back on the Highway to Darwin as the adventure ends. (B,L)

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BRING:

Sturdy walking shoes, sleeping bag, hat and sunscreen, towel and toiletries, swim wear, water bottle, torch, insect repellent, camera.

INCLUDED:

Experienced guide, meals as indicated, national park entry fee and accommodation as below:
4 nights Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities).

TOUR NOTES:

B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner.

Itineraries may vary and/or attractions be substituted for any cause including seasonal conditions, weather extremes, and traditional owner/national park requirements.

Travel Insurance is compulsory for all travellers on all tours and details must be presented to your tour guide before departure. It is your responsibility to advise us if you have any special dietary requirements, allergies, or medical conditions well ahead of departure. From October to March it is likely that you will experience temperatures of over 35 degrees Celsius, and sometimes well into the 40s. Be prepared to endure extra physical stress due to the heat at these times, especially while on walks. These extreme temperatures can also place stress on the air-conditioning units within our vehicles, which can make travelling uncomfortable. Your tour guide will assist with regular breaks and information to assist keeping hydrated. In July and August, very cold temperatures can be experienced in the outback, especially overnight. Please come prepared for all extremes.

Please review our Terms and Conditions of Travel documentation for more information.