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

  • Aboriginal Art
  • Kakadu National Park
  • Katherine Gorge
  • Litchfield National Park
  • Maguk (Barramundi Gorge)
  • Mary River Wetlands
  • Optional helicopter flight
  • Ubirr

Tour Info

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

permanent campsites

Vehicle 4WD
Suitability Open Age
Start Darwin @ 06.20 am
Finish Darwin @ 05.30 pm
Travel Insurance Required

, Litchfield and Mary River

DEFAULT PICK UP: Melaleuca on Mitchell Street 52 Mitchell St Darwin, 06:50am

Leaving Darwin, we journey south to the beautiful Litchfield National Park where we visit waterfalls that flow all year round. Litchfield National Park is well deserving of all its hype and the perfect place to soak up the tranquility of the tropics. We explore Florence Falls, Wangi Falls and Buley Rockholes. Enjoy a picnic lunch, stroll through steamy rainforests and cool off with a dip in one of Litchfield's picture perfect swimming holes. We finish the day in the spectacular Mary River Wetlands where the exotic birds are not the only wildlife to see. Keep a watch for lurking crocodiles on an afternoon wildlife cruise. Enjoy an outback Aussie pub meal before climbing into your bed for a well-earned rest at our Mary River region camping spot.

Meals - (LD)

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Seasonal itinerary changes

SHOULDER SEASON ITINERARY (may apply in the months of April/May and Sep/Oct)*

Day one -Florence Falls | Wangi Falls | Bluey Rockholes | Wildlife Cruise |Overnight camp in Mary River Region. (LD)

Day two - Ubirr or Nouralangie |Gubara pools| Nawurlandja lookout | Bowali Visitors Centre | Camp in Jabiru (BLD)

Day three -Optional Kakadu Scenic Flight | Edith Falls | Overnight camp at Katherine (BLD)

Day four - Katherine Gorge (optional activities subject to seasonal conditions) | Return to Darwin (BL)

* Should any of the attractions on days 1-3 of the standard itinerary not be open as a result of National Park decisions surrounding accessibility and safety, the above listed activities will be substituted. The standard attractions will be visited immediately as they begin to open. The opening and closing of 'dry season' activities varies from year to year.

Today we head to Kakadu National Park where we discover ancient Aboriginal rock art at Ubirr. Here you guide will lead an interpretive cultural walk through the different rock art galleries before we climb 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 in the beautiful clear plunge pools. Tonight we relax poolside and enjoy a group dinner at the Bistro at our Jabiru campground.

Meals - (BLD)

This morning you have the option of a scenic flight over Kakadu (price from $150 pp) the sheer size of Kakadu means the only way to truly appreciate it is from the sky. The flight takes in views over the stunning Arnhem Land escarpment, vast flood plains and billabongs and gives you a true sense of the amazing diversity of the Kakadu ecosystems. We then spend time exploring Kakadu's other major Aboriginal rock art site Nourlangie or Burrungi as it is known to its local traditional owners. Here your guide will give you a snapshot of how the local Aboriginal people have lived in an area with 20 000 years of documented occupation which is reflected in some of the rock art. After lunch we head south stopping to visit the historic gold-mining centre of Pine Creek before travelling further on for a quick stop and swim at Edith Falls before continuing on to Katherine and settling in for the night at our private campsite on the doorstep of Nitmuluk National Park. Fall asleep listening to the chatter of the outback night.

Meals - (BLD)

Depending on the season, this morning we'll embark on a cruise along the inky waters of Katherine Gorge or take the chance to head out by canoe between red rock walls up to 70 m high (both activities are optional at own expense). Formed by the Katherine River flowing from Arnhem Land to the Timor Sea, this 23 million-year-old natural marvel is one of the Top End's true wonders. After lunch we experience a truly authentic indigenous cultural experience. This interpretive display will not only teach you about local indigenous culture but will also provide hands on experiences including fire making, boomerang and spear throwing and the chance to try painting your own indigenous artwork to take home as a unique souvenir. We then hit the open road and head back to Darwin to enjoy a night on the town toasting your adventure with new friends.

Meals - (BL)

Included

  • permanent campsites -3 nights permanent tents with furnishings
  • three nights camping fees and equipment including linen, pillows, and bath towels
  • Experienced tour guide
  • To Didj Cultural Experience
  • meals as indicated
  • catered evening meals
  • accommodation transfers

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.
  • Children aged 8-12 are eligible for a 10% off child rate. Must quote promo code 10699 at time of booking.
  • 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