Tour ID: 10064292

This is the ultimate Top End Adventure. Swim in the clear rock holes and waterfalls of Litchfield National Park, explore Kakadu National Park by small group 4 x 4, get up close and personal with a crocodile on a Yellow Water Cruise and hike your way through the rugged terrain to Twin & Jim Jim Falls. Travel to Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge) where you can cruise or walk the gorge and visit Top Didj Cultural Experience. Spend your nights in private campsites, cooking over the campfire and marvelling at the clear Southern skies where stars are plenty and stories flow free.

Day 1 - (Lunch, Dinner) Departing from Darwin around 7.00am we begin the short journey to Litchfield National Park to explore the waterfalls, spring-fed streams and rugged sandstone escarpments. Discover the intriguing cathedral and magnetic termite mounds before we head to Buley Rockhole for an invigorating swim. A short journey later we arrive at Florence Falls where you will enjoy a hike and another welcome swim followed by a picnic lunch.

Early afternoon we leave the highway behind and hit the dirt travelling along a typical outback track taking us deep into Kakadu National Park. Travel past billabongs and traverse water crossings bringing ample opportunity for wildlife spotting before a comfort stop and chance for refreshment. Early evening we arrive at our private campsite complete with comfortable permanent tents, you’ll have time to shower and refresh while your guides prepare dinner before enjoying an evening with your fellow travellers and some stargazing.

• Florence Falls • Wangi Falls • Outback tracks and 4 Wheel Driving

Day 2 - (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Awake for breakfast this morning before joining an iconic Yellow Water Cruise. A must do activity within Kakadu National Park, the award-winning Yellow Water Cruises is Aboriginal owned and centres 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.

On completion of your cruise we travel to Jim Jim Falls, where a walk through a monsoon forest and over boulders takes us to the waterfall and plunge pool, which are surrounded by 150 metre cliffs.

Spend the afternoon taking in the sheer beauty of your spectacular surrounds before we make our way back to camp for a hearty dinner and well-earned rest.

• Yellow Water morning cruise • Jim Jim Falls

Day 3 - (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

This morning we 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.

Visit the Bowali Visitor Centre, a Gun-djeihmi 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.

Lunch today is at the culturally significant Aboriginal art site, Ubirr, located within the 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 before heading to our private campsite at Jabiru.

Enjoy some free time late this afternoon where you can relax by the pool with a cold beverage until dinner is ready.

• Nourlangie Aboriginal art site • Bowali Visitor Centre • Ubirr art site

Day 4 - (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

It’s a relaxed start to the morning today with the chance of a sleep in before a leisurely breakfast. Then it’s time to head to Gunlom Falls made famous by the movie Crocodile Dundee! After a tasty picnic lunch, relax around the lower plunge pool before hiking to the top of the falls where you can enjoy the many rock holes and the amazing view on offer beyond the natural infinity pool. After lunch we travel toward the Katherine region arriving at our private campsite in the early evening.

• Gunlom Falls • Katherine Region

Day 5 - (Breakfast, Lunch)

It’s up early this morning to get into Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge) for a 2 hour dawn boat cruise (optional and own expense) or walk along the sheer rock walls that make the area so spectacular. A short dive later we arrive at Top Didj Cultural Experience and meet Indigenous artist Manuel Parrikal who will teach you about Aboriginal culture and the significance of his painting style in this interactive activity.

Our next stop is at Edith Falls for lunch and one final swim before heading back to Darwin via a comfort and refreshment break at the Adelaide River. Return to Darwin accommodation approximately 6.30pm.

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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    Two professional guides, travel in a late model air-conditioned 4WD vehicle, Yellow Water cruise, all meals (as listed on itineraries), camping equipment and fees including permanent tent with beds and mattress. All linen including pillow and pillowcase, fitted sheet, sleeping bag hire, towel, drinking water (please provide your own bottle) and Kakadu National Park Fee.

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  • Duration:

    5 days , 4 nights.

  • Departure:

    6:30 AM Mon, Wed, Sat

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  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    Pick up from various Darwin accommodations

  • What to bring:

    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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  • Child policies:

    Not suitable for children under 5 years. Child Rate applicable for 5-15 years.

  • Additional Information:

    Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility.
    *Access to Twin and Jim Jim Falls cannot be guaranteed during the tropical summer months (approx May to June). At this time they will be substituted with locations such as Gunlom, Maguk (Barramundi Falls), Yurmikmik or Gubara Springs.
    *Wangi Falls may not be accessible. During this time we will provide an alternative or spend more time in locations visited.

    The Twin Falls Boat Shuttle Fee of $12.50 is not included and is payable direct on day of cruise.

    Tour commentary is in English only, however multilingual translations for Italian, German and French are available onboard.

  • Destinations:

    Kakadu National Park, Katherine Gorge, Litchfield National Park, Ubirr, Jim Jim Falls, Twin Falls and Jabiru

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