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Darwin: Top End 3-Day Camping Safari to Litchfield & Kakadu

Product ID: 25552
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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.
About this activity
Duration 3 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pick-up service

All Darwin hotels.
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 14 days in advance for a 50% refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Sleep in permanent tents at remote campsites
  • Travel by air-conditioned 4WD from Darwin
  • Enjoy an all-inclusive adventure tour led by a professional guide with meals included
  • Cool off in the refreshing plunge pools of Jim Jim, Florence, and Wangi Falls
  • Enjoy a real adventure traveling along rugged roads and hiking up rocky paths
  • Enjoy the Yellow Waters Cruise
Full description
Calling all adventurers! Led by a fun and friendly professional guide, travel by air-conditioned 4WD into the sublime wilderness of the Top End. Meet like-minded travelers from all over the world and hike, climb and explore the delights of the Kakadu National Park and Litchfield National Park.

Camp in the tropical Top End, make dinner on a campfire and sleep under the southern stars. Take in the gorgeous Ubirr sunset, 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 Yellow Water Billabong 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 basic motel 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.

Wet Season Itinerary: 01 November 2017 - 31 March 2018

Day 1 (Lunch, Dinner) 
Departing Darwin at 7:00, the first stop on your adventure is Ubirr Rock, one of the main cultural sites within the park. At Ubirr you can view a wide range of Aboriginal rock art which will be interpreted by your guide. Here you will learn about the Rainbow Serpent and climb the Nadab Lookout for excellent views over the surrounding floodplain and beyond into Arnhem Land. In the afternoon visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre to learn about the 40,000 years of aboriginal occupation within the park. In the evening, enjoy dinner and an overnight stay at the private campsite located at Cooinda. 

Day 2 (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) 
Get up early to enjoy a crocodile cruise on the Yellow Waters billabong. A must do activity within Kakadu National Park, the award winning Yellow Waters cruise 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. Later, enjoy a half-day hike and swim at the beautiful Gubara Springs* and/or Gunlom Falls*, and walk to the top of the Nawurlandja lookout with spectacular views over Kakadu. In the late afternoon, drive to Mount Bundy, close to Litchfield National Park, and spend the night at the private permanent campsite with your fellow travellers. 

Day 3 (Breakfast, Lunch)
Enjoy the short journey to Litchfield National Park. Explore the waterfalls, spring-fed streams and rugged sandstone escarpments of Litchfield. Discover intriguing cathedral and magnetic termite mounds and swim, hike and explore Florence and Wangi Falls (water level dependent) as well as Buley Rockhole, before returning to Darwin in the early evening.
Includes
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned four wheel drive transportation
  • All meals
  • Camping equipment and fees
  • Pillow
  • Drinking water (please provide your own bottle)
  • National Park entrance fees
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Twin Falls boat shuttle fee of $12.50 AUD

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Flashlight
Not allowed
  • Open-toed shoes
Know before you go
• 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 Darwin accommodation
• Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics, and accessibility
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.9 / 5
based on 8 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.7/5
Organization
4.8/5
Value for money
4.7/5
Safety
4.8/5

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Wayoutback Australian Safaris

Product ID: 25552