Be amazed as you travel along rocky 4-wheel drive tracks and take part in an iconic Yellow Waters Cruise on this trip of a lifetime to the Top End. Travelling with a maximum of 17 people in purpose built 4-wheel drive vehicles, you have the choice to stay in our private campsites complete with permanent safari tents or alternatively update to comfortable Lodge Accommodation. You'll swim in plunge pools under waterfalls in Litchfield National Park, you'll spend a day in remote Arnhem Land where you will see Ancient Rock art with an Indigenous guide and you'll explore the landscape and waterfalls of Kakadu National Park (World Heritage listed forboth its cultural and natural values).
|Start||Darwin @ 6.00 am|
|Finish||Darwin @ 7.30 pm|
Departing from Darwin from 6.00am, we begin the short journey to Litchfield NationalPark. 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 we leave the highway behind and hit the dirt travelling along the Marrakai Road before joining the Old Jim Jim Road taking us deep into Kakadu National Park. Travelling past billabongs and traversing water crossings bringing ample opportunity for wildlife spotting. Arrive at our private campsite complete with comfortable permanent tents at Cooinda (or your Lodge Accommodation) where we spend the night enjoying dinner and some stargazing.
Meals : L & D
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 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.Departing camp 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.After lunch 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. Later this afternoon we arrive 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. After learning about the area, it's time to pick out a quiet spot to sit while we watch the sun set over the Kakadu escarpment before making the short journey to your lodge accommodation for the night.
Meals : B, L & D
Today, a once in a lifetime experience awaits. Travelling into remote Western Arnhem Land you will witness Ancient Aboriginal Art brought to life by your indigenous guide at Injalak Hill. Take in the amazing views across the escarpment before travelling to the Injalak Art Centre where you say goodbye to your Indigenous guide and hello to some amazing art on offer or simply watch the indigenous artists at work. Travel back into Kakadu National Park before returning to cosmopolitan Darwin and tales of the day's adventures whilst reflecting on the profound effect this magical place has on people.
Meals : B & L
2 x breakfast, 3 x lunch, 2 x dinner
Professional guide, travel in an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle, all meals (as listed on itineraries),Yellow Waters cruise, lodge accommodation on a twin or single basis,towel,drinking water (please provide your own bottle) and Kakadu National Park Fee.
WHAT TO BRING
Torch / flashlight, wide brimmed hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, water bottle (1.5 litres), walking shoes/boots, toiletries, swim wear, towel, camera, comfortable and casual clothing for 4 days.
Our tours are active participation based tours. We rely on the good will of all passengers to make them a success. This includes your assistance in the preparation of meals, washing up, gathering firewood and loading/unloading vehicles.
Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility.
Tour is not suitable for children under 5 years of age.
Due to limited space on the vehicle, please restrict luggage to a day pack and one soft overnight bag/backpack (maximum 10kg). Excess luggage should be stored at your Darwin accommodation.
Travel insurance is highly recommended for all guests travelling on our tours.
Multi Tour discount or Family and Friends Four or more discounts not available in conjunction with each other.
*Please note return time to Darwin is approximate and is not guaranteed. Please ensure you have booked a minimum of one night in Darwin after the tour and your departure from Darwin is not until the following day.