Explore the gorgeous landscape and waterfalls of the Kakadu National Park in a small group and led by a fun and friendly professional guide. Travel along rocky 4-wheel drive tracks, see crocodiles and wallabies, and camp out under the southern stars.
What to Expect
Calling all adventurers! Led by a fun and friendly professional guide, travel by air-conditioned minibus into the sublime wilderness of the central Australian outback. Meet like-minded travelers from all over the world, and hike, climb, and explore the delights of the Kakadu National Park, Twin Falls Gorge, and the Mary River Region.
Camp in the red rocked desert, make dinner on a campfire, and sleep under the southern stars. Peruse Aboriginal arts and crafts, take in the gorgeous Maguk sunrise, reaching the remote Twin Falls Gorge by 4-wheel drive, boat, and a hike. Cool-off in the refreshing plunge pool by the Jim Jim Falls, cruise along the Mary River, and witness an array of wildlife from crocodiles to wallabies.
You have the choice of camping in the permanent tents of the private campsites or staying in deluxe hotel accommodation. This all-inclusive tour is a great way to fulfill your sense of adventure without the normal stresses of touring in a foreign country. With such details as meals, transportation, and camping equipment already organized and included, you can really get into adventure mode and have fun on this trip from Darwin.
Day 1 (Lunch, Dinner)
You will be collected from your Darwin accommodation at approximately 07:00 for the short journey to Litchfield National Park. Explore the waterfalls, spring-fed streams and rugged sandstone escarpments of Litchfield National Park. Discover intriguing cathedral and magnetic termite mounds and swim, hike and explore Florence and Wangi Falls* and enjoy a picnic lunch. After lunch leave the highway behind and hit the dirt traveling along the Marrakai Road before joining the Old Jim Jim Road taking you deep into Kakadu National Park. Travel past billabongs and traversing water crossings, bringing ample opportunity for wildlife spotting. Arrive at your private campsite complete with comfortable permanent tents at Cooinda where you will spend the night enjoying dinner and some stargazing.
Day 2 (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Awake for breakfast this morning before joining an iconic Yellow Waters Cruise. A must do activity within Kakadu National Park, the award winning Yellow Waters cruise is Aboriginal owned and centers around a spectacular billabong system that is home to some remarkable and diverse wildlife. Spotting crocodiles is only one of the many wildlife viewing opportunities on this unique water system. Departing camp, travel to nearby Nourlangie Rock. Here you can see how local Aboriginal people lived in this area through changing times. Environmental and social changes 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, a Gundjeihmi name for the local area and creek on land owned by the Mirarr clan. See the audio visual presentations and Marrawuddi Gallery showcasing Aboriginal art by artists from within Kakadu and the wider region. Later this afternoon arrive at the culturally significant Aboriginal art site of Ubirr, located within East Alligator region of the park. Here you will view 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 while you watch the sun set over the Kakadu escarpment before making the short journey to your private and permanent campsite for the night.
Day 3 (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today the jewels of Kakadu National Park await. Departing early you will travel to Twin and Jim Jim Falls. Explore Twin Falls Gorge which is accessed by 4-wheel drive track, a boat shuttle service and a rocky walking track and boardwalk. Once there relax on the sandy banks and admire the falls. There’s more 4 wheel driving as you make your way to Jim Jim Falls where a walk through monsoon forest and over boulders takes you to the waterfall and plunge pool which are surrounded by 150 meter cliffs. Spend the afternoon taking in the sheer beauty of your spectacular surrounds before you make your way back to Darwin and your accommodation after three magical days of adventure and wildlife, rich in cultural history and natural beauty.
- Professional guide
- Air-conditioned four wheel drive transportation
- All meals
- Camping equipment and fees
- Reference books
- Drinking water (please provide your own bottle)
What's Not Included
- Personal expenses
- Twin Falls boat shuttle fee of $12.50 AUD
- National Park entrance fees
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
Know Before You Go
• Refund Policy: No Refund within 7 days of travel, 25% within 8-13 days of travel, 50% within 14-30 days of travel.
• Due to limited space on the vehicle please restrict luggage to a daypack and one soft overnight bag/backpack (maximum 10 kilogram). Excess luggage should be stored at your Alice Springs accommodation.
• Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility.