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4 Day 4WD Kakadu Adventure

Back to Darwin Tours

$1,950.00

Transport:
All Terrain Vehicle
Difficulty:
Challenging
Accom:
Twin-share
Duration:
4 Days, 3 nights
Food:
All Meals
Guided?:
Fully
Departs:
6:30am
Returns:
Approx 6:30pm

Explore Kakadu in style, travelling in an all-terrain vehicle and staying in twin-share accommodation

 

Natural plunge pools, millennia-old rock art, wild landscapes and an array of wildlife – Kakadu National Park has it all. Experience these highlights and much more on this 4 day, fully guided adventure through one of Australia’s largest national parks!

You’ll spend the days hiking through Kakadu’s monsoon forests, swimming in waterholes and learning about Kakadu’s rich Indigenous history and culture. At night, sleep comfortably in motel accommodation – no camping!

You’ll return to Darwin with unbeatable memories of Australia’s Top End and a deep appreciation for the region’s Traditional Custodians and their culture.

Includes:

  • Friendly, informative guide
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Twin-share motel/resort-style accommodation

“Kakadu is home to some of the most incredible, untamed landscapes in Australia, but not everyone loves camping. This trip is perfect for travellers who love the outdoors and adventure but want a comfy bed to come back to at the end of the day. “ Liz – One Stop Adventures Travel Expert

Description

  • Splash about in natural swimming holes including Maguk
  • Spectacular waterfalls including Jim Jim Falls or Twin Falls
  • Unbeatable Kakadu scenery
  • Wildlife spotting cruise on the Mary River
  • Learn about Kakadu's Traditional Custodians at cultural centres
  • Ancient rock art sites at Ubirr and Nourlangie
  • Comfortable motel and resort accommodation

4 Day Kakadu Adventure

Day 1 – Darwin to Kakadu National Park

You’ll begin your 4 Day Kakadu Tour by swapping the laid-back streets of Darwin for the wilds of the Northern Territory as you head to the Mary River. Boarding a Corroboree Billabong Wetland Cruise, you’ll get your first chance to snap saltwater crocs, which congregate here to form the world’s largest single population.

After discovering the secrets of this wetland habitat, you’ll delve into the heart of Kakadu National Park by moving on to Ramsar-listed Mamukala Wetlands for a picnic lunch amid a plethora of exotic bird calls.

Reaching Jabiru, you can explore the region’s Aboriginal heritage at Bowali Visitor Centre before heading to the Rock Art Site at Ubirr and an out-of-this-world sunset overlooking the Nabob Floodplains. You’ll also use the famous ford at Cahills Crossing, edged with yet more crocs.

Fitness: 4km
Meals: Lunch & dinner
Accommodation: Resort-style twin share rooms with shared bathroom facilities

 

Day 2 – Jim Jim or Twin Falls

Your second day in the Top End throws you into an exclusive cultural experience with the traditional custodians of the region, the Bininj Aboriginal people. Tugging on your walking boots, you’ll then hike for around four kilometres to one of Kakadu’s best-known attractions.

Arriving at either Jim Jim or Twin Falls in time for an idyllic picnic lunch, seasonal factors and cultural observances permitting, you’ll also be given time to enjoy the cooling plunge pools that lie at their bases.

The day ends with a fascinating insight into the historical and cultural importance of Kakadu for its Aboriginal people at the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre, where artefacts and artworks blend with the first-hand accounts of the community’s elders.

Fitness: 4km
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
Accommodation: Resort-style twin share rooms with shared bathroom facilities

 

Day 3 – Kakadu National Park to Pine Creek

Start day 3 by experiencing the majesty of the sunrise over the scenic viewpoint of Nawurlandja Lookout. Then tuck into a hearty breakfast at Anbangbang Billabong, whose still waters lie beneath the natural sandstone outcrop known as Burrungkuy or Nourlangie.

It’s to Burrungkuy that you head next. At its Anbangbang Gallery, you’ll come face to face with some of the oldest and best-preserved works of rock art discovered in Australia. Created by the Bininj over thousands of years, its 1.5 km length details everything from early beliefs to depictions of the first European sailing ships.

Fitness: 5km
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
Accommodation: Motel-style twin share rooms with private bathroom facilities

 

Day 4 – Pine Creek to Darwin

You shouldn’t depart Kakadu National Park or the adjoining Nitmiluk National Park without first setting eyes on Leliyn (Edith Falls) or Butterfly Gorge, which is exactly what you’ll do on the final day of your 4 Day Katherine Tour.

Depending on the season, you’ll either be able to walk among the cascades that together form Leliyn, or pass through the secluded gorge filled with butterflies. Your time here includes the opportunity to swim in their cool, clear waters.

Beginning your return journey to Darwin, you’ll make a thought-provoking stop at the town of Adelaide River. At its war cemetery, you’ll discover the hardships of life in this Top End settlement during the Second World War, facing attacks from the air which all but destroyed Darwin.

Happily rebuilt, the tour ends at the handicraft and street food stalls of Darwin’s beachside Mindil Market.

Fitness: 2km
Meals: Breakfast & lunch

Kakadu is a wild place! Sometimes locations may be off-limits due to road closures, flooding, cultural ceremonies and other reasons out of our control. You may not be able to visit everything exactly as described here. But rest assured your guide will make the most of the conditions on tour and take you to a similar alternative location if any are closed.

What to bring

  • 3 Litre refillable water bottle
  • Hat, sunglass and sunscreen
  • Comfortable walking / hiking shoes
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Insect repellant and/or fly net
  • Towel and toilettries
  • Swimwear

Accommodation is twin-share. Sole travellers will be paired with another traveller. Where possible, we'll pair travellers of the same gender together, but it will depend on the makeup of the group.


 

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