Tour ID: 10005205
Jump in a 4WD and come on an adventure that only these types of vehicles can access in the Top End as we leave from Darwin on this tour. Dust of your hiking shoes at Jim Jim Falls and be blown away by the beauty of this waterfall inside the Kakadu National Park. Followed by a visit to Litchfield National Park for a hiking experience you won't forget.
• Kakadu National Park
• Litchfield National Park
• Jim Jim Falls
• Aboriginal Rock Art
• 4WD Adventure
• Maguk (Barramundi Gorge)
• Mary River Wetlands
• Twin Falls
Day 1 – Darwin to Mary River
DEFAULT PICK UP: Melaleuca on Mitchell, 52 Mitchell St Darwin, 06:50am
Leaving Darwin, we journey south to the beautiful Litchfield National Park where we visit the stunning waterfalls that flow all year round. Take a refreshing swim and enjoy lunch before we travel into Wulna Country and receive a Cul Cul or unique 'Welcome to Country' by the traditional owners of the land, the Limilngan –Wulna people. They'll share with us their local Aboriginal culture with bush tucker talks, didgeridoo demonstrations, basket weaving and spear throwing^. We finish the day in the spectacular Mary River region, where the exotic birds are not the only wildlife to see. Keep a watch for lurking crocodiles on an afternoon wildlife cruise! Climb into your sleeping bag for a well-earned rest at our secluded Mary River camping spot. (LD)
Day 2 – Mary River to Kakadu
Today we head to Kakadu National Park, World Heritage listed for its stunning natural features and for being the centre of the world's oldest living culture. Get ready for some 4WD action today as we make our way to Jim Jim Falls, the crown of Kakadu and certain to be one of our trip highlights. Once we get there, we'll take in the stunning views of this 200m natural wonder before continuing on to Twin Falls. (Twin and Jim Jim Falls not available year round; subject to seasonal availability^^). See the beauty of the gorge and admire the breathtaking waterfalls from a national park operated boat before your Guide takes you to on a boardwalk experience. Tonight we stay at our permanent camp at Kakadu National Park. (BLD)
Day 3 – Kakadu to Darwin
Discover ancient Aboriginal rock art at Ubirr before climbing to the top of a rocky lookout for fabulous views over the Nardab floodplain. Next we head to Maguk (Barramundi Gorge) where a hike is rewarded with a reviving swim in the plunge pools. On the way back home, the scenery will continue to amaze you as we journey back to Darwin in the afternoon. (BL)
Seasonal itinerary changes
^^TROPICAL SUMMER ITINERARY (applies from November to May)
Day 1 – Litchfield National Park | Cathedral Termite Mounds | Wildlife cruise |Overnight camp. (LD)
Day 2 – Mamukala Wetlands (seasonal)| Ubirr or Nourlangie Rock (seasonal) | Walk to Gubara Springs | Overnight camp Kakadu. (BLD)
Day 3 – Gunlom Falls or Motor Car Falls (seasonal) | Warradjan Culture Centre | Return to Darwin. (BL)
B = Breakfast | L = Lunch | D = Dinner
* Experienced tour guide
* National Park entry fee
* wildlife cruise
* Pudakul Aboriginal cultural experience
* meals as indicated
* accommodation transfers
* permanent campsites
* 2 nights camping fees and equipment
$35 Sleeping bag hire can be paid on the day.
6:00 AM Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun
Early evening on Day 3.
Tours depart from Melaleuca on Mitchell, 52 Mitchell St, Darwin at 6:50am. Hotel pick up times, if available, will be confirmed at the time of booking. Please add your accommodation details in the space provided on the booking form.
* Sturdy walking shoes (ankle high)
* swimming gear
* hat & sunscreen
* water bottle (1.5L)
* insect repellent
* sleeping bag (can be purchased for $35).
Children under 7 years not permitted on this tour. Children 8-12 years may travel at the child price.
Our Basix trips are amazing experiences at a great price. Each trip has an expert local leader, and plenty of free time for optional extras. We camp at permanent campsites with swags and sleeping bags and nearby shared bathroom facilities. Tents may be permanently erected twin or quad share, you may need to erect your own pop up tent or roll out a swag (Aussie bedroll) to sleep under the stars. We provide simple camp mattresses and recommend either BYO travel pillow or use rolled up towel or clothing. We travel in a range of private vehicles from 4WD trucks in the Top End, to comfortable overland vehicles through the Red Centre. The perfect option for a ‘no frills’ trip.
Depending on the tour/campground there will be a sheltered BBQ area for preparing meals and you must be prepared to assist with food preparation, dish washing, collecting firewood etc - plus helping keep the campsite clean and tidy for the next group of travellers. The interactive nature of these tours is a key component to getting more in touch with nature and the Australian culture – the more you put in the more you get out! These tours tend to appeal to active travellers who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty.
· Please note during summer the itinerary can change due to high temperatures.
· Itineraries may vary and/or attractions be substituted for any cause including seasonal conditions, weather extremes, and traditional owner/national park requirements.
· A STRICT luggage limit of 10kg applies in a soft bag or backpack (please store excess luggage at your Darwin Accommodation)
· Travel Insurance is compulsory for all travellers on all tours and details must be presented to tour guide before departure.
Darwin, Kakadu National Park, Litchfield National Park, Mary River Wetlands, Ubirr and Jim Jim Falls
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