Kakadu and Arnhem Land tour from Darwin

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    Take a dip in the cascading falls of Litchfield National Park | Photo credit: Tourism Australia

    Cool off in the cascading falls of Litchfield National Park | Photo credit: Tourism Australia

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    Get off road and travel by 4WD | Photo credit: Tourism Australia

    Get off road and travel by 4WD | Photo credit: Tourism Australia

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    Twin Falls, Kakadu National Park NT

    Twin Falls is only accessible by 4WD, boat and a trek! | Photo credit: Tourism NT/Sam Earp

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    Meet indigenous artists at the Injalak Art Centre | Photo credit: Tourism NT/David Kirkland

    Meet indigenous artists at the Injalak Art Centre | Photo credit: Tourism NT/David Kirkland

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    Witness stunning vistas as you look out across Arnhem Land | Photo credit: Tourism NT/Peter Eve

    Witness stunning vistas as you look out across Arnhem Land | Photo credit: Tourism NT/Peter Eve

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    Swim in the waters of Wangi Falls | Photo credit: Tourism Australia

    Swim in the waters of Wangi Falls | Photo credit: Tourism Australia

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    Cruise along the river and spot saltwater crocodiles

    Cruise along the river and spot saltwater crocodiles

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    Visit Jim Jim Falls in Kakadu National Park | Travel Nation

    Visit Jim Jim Falls in Kakadu National Park

Group Tours

Duration(in days): 5

From: Darwin

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£1,215

Inc. International flights (Per person, based on 2 sharing)

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    Encounter the Aussie outback in 4 days with  our Litchfield, Kakadu and Arnhem land tour from Darwin as part of a small group. This authentic indigenous experience will appeal to explorers of all ages and  it showcases the natural wonders, spectacular landscapes and cultural signficance of the 'top end' of Australia. Cool off in the waterfalls of Litchfield National Park, travel off road in a 4x4 through the outback of Kakadu and spend precious time in Arnhem Land learning about the fascinating history of the Aboriginal people from your knowledgeable local guide.

    This trip includes sleeping under the stars ina traditional sway! All guiding, touring, accommodation and meals are included in the price making this a great value way to see this region. This itinerary can be tailored to suit your requirements please contact one of our consultants to start planning your dream trip.

    This small group tour takes you off the tourist trail to the real Australia. Make friends as your share stories around the campfire and enjoy food cooked fresh off the barbeque.

    This itinerary can be tailored to suit your requirements please contact one of our consultants to start planning your dream trip.

    Highlights

    • Cool off in the cascading falls of Litchfield National Park
    • Go off-road as you travel through Kakadu National Park by 4x4 vehicle
    • Meet the locals as you learn more about the history of the Aboriginal people
    • Witness stunning vistas as you look out across Arnhem Land

     

    Day 1: Darwin to Arnhem Land

    Depart Darwin on day one. There’s no time to waste, so get cracking at 6.50 am and hit the road to Wulna Country, where your Limilngan-Wulna hosts – the land’s Traditional Owners – will greet you with a Cul Cul or ‘Welcome to Country’. Learn about their culture during bush tucker talks and didgeridoo and basket weaving demonstrations. Continue to the border of Kakadu and Arnhem Land for a Guluyumbi cruise along the East Alligator River with a Bininj guide. Learn about the cultural importance of the East Alligator River to the Bininj people and take in the tranquillity and rugged beauty.

    Back on land, jump in a private vehicle and drive to Arnhem Land’s Mawurndaddja. This sacred complex (only recently opened to visitors) has a spectacular series of rock art that research indicates is over 50,000 years old. Spend the afternoon exploring this atmospheric site and learning about its history from your guide. Head to Kakadu for an overnight stay.


    Day 2: Kakadu National Park, Twin Falls & Jim Jim Falls

    After fuelling up with an early breakfast, head to Jim Jim Falls, Kakadu’s most iconic natural attraction. Take a challenging walk through monsoon forest and over boulders, then recharge with a cooling dip in the clear waters beneath the falls.

    After lunch head to Anbangbang, another incredible site that features ancient art on what was originally Warramal land. Sadly, there are no surviving Warramal people, so the care of the site is maintained by the neighbouring Mirarr and Djok communities. This afternoon, you have the option of taking a scenic flight over Kakadu or visiting the Bowli Cultural Centre.  


    Day 3: Kakadu National Park

    After breakfast, head to either Gunlom Falls or Maguk (Barramundi Gorge) for a swim in another pristine waterhole. Maguk flows down the steep walls of rugged gorge into a beautiful natural plunge pool, while the steep climb to the Gunlom Falls plunge pool is rewarded with sweeping views of Kakadu and the welcome shade of gum trees. Neither option will disappoint.

    After a relaxing morning, it’s time to hit the road. Stop in the old gold-mining town of Pine Creek for lunch before continuing for another 3 hours to your private campsite on the doorstep of Nitmiluk National Park. Once comfortable, have dinner with the group before settling in under the stars for the night.


    Day 4: Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge

    Spend the day exploring the deep Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge and greater Nitmiluk National Park, a wonderland of colours, ancient rock art, waterfalls and wildlife. While here, you can explore on foot or choose to take a cruise or rent a kayak to get a closer look. Keep in mind that these optional activities are seasonal and at your own expense. In the afternoon, travel to Edith Falls, a hidden oasis of clear, cool waters surrounded by bronze boulders. After a quick swim in the huge rock pools, continue to tonight’s camp located at the edge of Litchfield National Park, where dinner awaits.


    Day 5: Litchfield National Park to Darwin

    After breakfast, head to Litchfield National Park. A bit of a local secret, Litchfield is awash with tropical rainforest, gorgeous waterfalls and crystal-clear waterholes. Visit Florence Falls, Wangi Falls or Bluey Rockholes, then tuck into a picnic lunch. Enjoy a stroll through the steamy rainforests and refreshing dip in one of the park’s gorgeous swimming holes. In the afternoon, make the 2-hour drive back to Darwin.

     

    October to April is considered the ‘wet season’ so Darwin and Kakadu National Park will experience heavy rains, flash flooding, and many roads will be closed at some point. The included tour may operate a different programme at this time depending on the roads in the national parks. We recommend that you visit during May-September when roads are open and the sun is shining in Kakadu and Darwin, the town is buzzing with visitors during these months so booking ahead is worthwhile.

    This itinerary is purely a suggestion, and can be tailor-made to your requirements, so please contact us with your dates and requests and we’ll put together a bespoke quotation for you

    What's included
    • 4 nights under the stars in a traditional swag
    • All meals as part of the tour
    • All transport
    • All touring
    Not included
    • Flights
    • Any meals outside of the touring
    • Any additional tours or upgrades
    • Personal expenses
    • Tips & gratuities