4 Days 4WD Top End Safari ( Apr to Oct)

4 Days 4WD Top End Safari ( Apr to Oct)

You'll have the chance to go croc-spotting on a wildlife boat trip, view aboriginal art and the rolling floodplains at Ubirr, and the opportunity to enjoy an opytional helicopter flight over the National Park; truly taking in it's beauty and size. You'll sleep in permanent tents with furnishings, and sit back whilst your evening meals are professionally catered at local restaurants.

Tour Highlights

  • Litchfield National Park
  • Mary River cruise
  • Ubirr Rock
  • Kakadu National Park Fee
  • Bowali Visitor Centre
  • Edith Falls
  • Pine Creek Gold-Mining Centre
  • Maguk (Barramundi Gorge)
  • Gunlom Falls
  • Top Didj Indigenous Experience

Tour Info

Code AD-PNTY4C
Style
  • Adventure Tour
  • Camping
Duration 4 Days
Departures
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Note

permanent campsites lease contact us for new Itinerary from April 2018.

Vehicle 4WD
Suitability 8+ Years
Start Darwin @ 06.20 am
Finish Darwin @ 05.30 pm
Travel Insurance Required

Flush with waterfalls, swimming holes and some pretty gigantic termite mounds, Litchfield National Park encapsulates all that's wonderful about the Top End. We'll start off here checking out Florence Falls and the Buley Rockholes, then break for a picnic before travelling on to Wangi Falls for a final swim and leisurely stroll through monsoon forest. Leaving Litchfield, it's on and into Mary River National Park. The species of saltwater crocodile found in Australia are the biggest in the world, and the Mary River wetlands are absolutely full of them. See how many you can spot on an afternoon river cruise. All tents are twin-share and come with a proper bed.

Note: Total driving time today is around five-and-a-half hours. There are also a few short, easy walks.

* Accommodation

Permanent, furnished tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 night)

* Included Activities

Litchfield National Park

Mary River cruise

** Meals Included Lunch & Dinner

: Ubirr & Barramundi Gorge

In giving Kakadu National Park World Heritage-listing, UNESCO described it as a 'living cultural landscape with exceptional natural and cultural values'. Indigenous people have lived here for more than 50,000 years, to which the ancient rock paintings of Ubirr can attest. Your guide will explain the significance of these artworks during an interpretative cultural walk that finishes on a rocky escarpment overlooking the Nardab floodplain. In the afternoon we head to either Maguk (Barramundi Gorge) or Gunlom Falls (seasonal choice). Swimming spots don't get a whole lot more inviting than either of these spectacular sites.

Note: Total driving time today is around five hours. Total walking time is up to three and- a-half hours, depending on the trails taken.

* Accommodation

Permanent, furnished tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 night)

* Included Activities

Ubirr Rock

Kakadu National Park Fee

** Meals Included - Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Given that Kakadu covers approximately the same amount of land as Slovenia, the

sky's a pretty good place to see it all from. This morning you'll have the option of

taking a scenic flight over the billabongs, bushlands and floodplains that make up

this ruggedly beautiful region. After a stop in at the Bowali visitors centre we head for

the historic gold-mining town of Pine Creek which offers a very different side to

Australian history. Back on the road again, there's time for a dip in Edith Falls before

pulling into our private campsite near Nitmuluk National Park.

Note: Total driving time today is around five-and-a-half hours. Total walking time is up to an hour-and-a-half.

* Accommodation

Permanent, furnished tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 night)

* Included Activities

Bowali Visitor Centre

Edith Falls

Pine Creek Gold-Mining Centre

Maguk (Barramundi Gorge)

Gunlom Falls

Optional Activities

Flight (Fixed Wing Aircraft) over - Kakadu - from - AUD150

** Meals Included - Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Back in the day (ok, it was 23 million years ago), the Katherine River flowed all the way from Arnhem Land to the Timor Sea. These days, the waters have subsided significantly: the Katherine River now flows along hemmed in on both sides by cliffs 70 metres high. It's the highlight attraction of Nitmiluk National Park though, and you'll have the opportunity to cruise through it by canoe or boat. Following lunch, we visit a private property next to an indigenous art gallery for some coaching in the ancient arts of boomerang throwing, fire making and traditional painting. Then it's back to Darwin where the adventure winds up.

Note: Total driving time today is around four-and-a-half hours. Total walking time is up to three-and-a-half hours, depending on the group's choice of optional activities.

* Included Activities

Top Didj Indigenous Experience

* Optional Activities

Katherine Gorge Scenic Cruise - AUD94

** Meals Included - Breakfast Lunch

Included

  • Permanent, furnished tented camp (with shared facilities) (3 nights)
  • three nights camping fees and equipment including linen, pillows, and bath towels
  • meals as indicated - 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Experienced tour guide
  • To Didj Cultural Experience
  • Transport - All Terrain vehicle
  • catered evening meals
  • Accommodation transfers - With in CBD

 

ACCOMMODATION 

ORIGINAL camping consists of twin share permanent tents equipped with proper beds, linen, pillows and towels. Bathroom facilities are shared and are located a short walking distance from camp. Private rooms and single supplements are not available on this trip. Please ensure you have selected your desired camping style correctly. 

Night 1: Mary River- Permanent tents with furnishings

Night 2: Jabiru - Permanent tents with furnishings

Night 3: Katherine - Permanent tents with furnishings

FINISH TIMES:

Our trips generally finish early evening. We recommend booking one night post accommodation in your end city and planning onward travel for the following day. We cannot accept responsibility for missed onward travel if we are delayed for some reason on the last day of travel.

PARTICIPATORY CAMPING:

To participate in this trip you must be prepared to assist with preparing meals, cleaning dishes, collecting firewood, setting up and packing up camp every day, in all conditions.

Dietary Requirements

Passengers with special meal requirements or food allergies MUST ensure they or their travel agent inform operation of this at the time of booking. Food for the trip is purchased prior to commencement and special requirements cannot be catered for after departing. If you have not notified us prior to departure, you may be asked to pay for any additional food yourself. Due to the nature of our trips food is basic but plentiful. We provide the below substitutes, please bring your own staples if you require specific foods not listed below:

  • No Pork (Alternative to Ham provided)
  • No Dairy (soy milk provided)
  • Vegetarian (additional veg and vegie burgers provided)
  • Vegan (supply of additional fruit and veg provided)
  • Gluten Free (cereal, bread, wraps, pasta, snack bars, sweet and savoury biscuits provided)
  • *Religious dietary requirements and specifically prepared/sourced produce is not able to be catered for.

Notes

  • Maximum 21 passengers , Moderate fitness required. 
  • Itineraries may vary and/or attractions be substituted for any cause including seasonal conditions, weather extremes, and traditional owner/national park requirements. Note that the opening dates of waterfalls (including Twin and Jim Jim Falls) and attractions vary each year and can change on a daily basis in the wet and shoulder seasons. Visit this website to see live updates on which areas of the park will be open: http://kakaduroadreport.wordpress.com/ or contact our Reservations team. Alternative activities will be substituted at the tour guides' discretion, dependent on local conditions. See terms and conditions of travel for full details.
  • Minimum age 8 Year.
  • Travel Insurance is compulsory for all travellers on all tours and details must be presented to your tour guide before departure.
  • A STRICT luggage limit of 10kg in a soft bag applies. Excess should remain in storage at your Darwin accommodation.
  • From October to March it is likely that you will experience temperatures of over 35 degrees Celsius, and sometimes well into the 40's. Be prepared to endure extra physical stress due to the heat at these times, especially while on walks. These extreme temperatures can also place stress on the air-conditioning units within our vehicles which can make travelling uncomfortable. Your tour guide will assist with regular breaks and information to assist keeping hydrated. Please come prepared for all extremes.
  • The default pick up point is where we will meet you for your tour, unless you or your travel agent requests an alternative location (contact our Reservations team for more information). It is your responsibility to contact us with your preferred pick up point well ahead of departure. We do not take responsibility for missed tours if we have not been advised of an alternative in advance and you are not at the default location on time.
  • B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner.

What to bring

  • camera
  • Sturdy walking shoes
  • swimming gear
  • hat and sunscreen
  • toiletries
  • water bottle
  • torch
  • insect repellent