Day 1: Litchfield National Park
Today is all about swimming and waterfalls, as we head to Litchfield National Park. Litchfield covers an area of 1,500 sq km and is home to several stunning waterfalls. Today your guide will choose between (pending on the local and season conditions and openings) Walker Creek, Upper or Lower Cascades, Green Ant Creek, or Sandy Creek Falls; all of which have beautiful crystal-clear swimming holes to cool off in. After lunch, we will visit both Wangi and Tolmer Falls; two of the more famous falls in the park before making our way to our private campsite located just on the border of the National Park. (L,D)
Day 2: Litchfield National Park to Mary River Region
With the advantage of staying right on the doorstep to Litchfield National Park, we make an early start to beat the crowds and spend the morning exploring the world famous Buley Rockhole and Florence Falls, both of which are truly magical swimming locations. The park is also home to some of the most amazing termite mounds – learn about the difference between the Cathedral and Magnetic mounds. Your guide will give some insight to these amazing insects and a chance for a great photo opportunity.
After Lunch we say goodbye to Litchfield as we head to Wulna Country. The land’s Traditional Owners, the Limilngan-Wulna hosts, will greet you with a Cul Cul or ‘Welcome to Country’. Learn about their culture during bush tucker talks, didgeridoo and basket weaving demonstrations. In the late afternoon we make our way to the Mary River Region where you have the option to go and enjoy a refreshing drink at a local pub, located only a short distance from our camp. (B,L,D)
Day 3: Sunrise Wildlife Billabong Cruise, to Darwin
The Mary River Wetlands which have the highest concentration of Saltwater Crocodiles in the world, is also home to Corroboree Billabong. We start the day early with a wildlife cruise, as we watch the soft morning sun wash across the billabong. The cooler temperatures in the morning during the dry season means that the Crocodiles are a little harder to spot, but it is an opportune time to see the vast array of Top End bird species in this amazing wetland ecosystem. The Wetland View Top Centre offers further insights into life on the wetlands. The centre showcases the local aboriginal culture, as well as amazing 270-degree views of the Adelaide River and Floodplain from the viewing deck. At the Centre, the local Traditional Owners will share the local creation story of the ‘Turtle Dreaming’. After lunch, we start the journey back to Darwin, before one final stop to visit Fogg Dam Conservation area, to learn some history, and enjoy the views of the wildlife and wetlands from the viewing platforms.
Sturdy walking shoes, hat and sunscreen, towel and toiletries, water bottle, torch, insect repellent, camera and sleeping bag (can be hired on request for a cost of $35pp).
Accredited guide, meals and accommodation 2 nights permanent tented camp (with shared facilities).
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 recommended for all travellers on all tours. 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.
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