5 day 4 night Top end and Arnhem land Adventure tour

$1,475.00

Transport:
All Terrain Vehicle
Difficulty:
Medium
Accom:
Tented Camping
Duration:
5 days, 4 nights
Food:
All Meals
Guided?:
Fully
Departs:
Darwin CBD at 6:50am
Returns:
Day 5 around 5:30pm
Visit KakaduLitchfield and Nitmiluk National Parks and the AMAZING Arnhem Land 

Kakadu, Litchfield and Nitmiluk National Parks is full of amazing waterfalls like the famous Jim Jim falls and Twin falls and gorges such as Katherine Gorge as well as wildlife and adventure. Take this amazing guided tour and make sure you get to see the best spots, bush walks and make the most out of your trip. Arnhem Land is a largely untouched place by travellers and is a hidden gem that should be experienced by all now that the traditional land custodians have invited this tour to their sacred land. Not only will this experience open your ears, eyes and mind to the beautiful and intriguing way of life that has existed for thousands of years you will also come away from with a greater prospective and knowledge of the real Australia.  The new Guluyumbi cruise with indigenous guide is a mind blowing experience!

. Check out the local Aboriginal Rock art and get to the top Ubirr Rock for 360 degree views of the Nardab floodplains.

Includes:

  • Friendly, informative guide
  • travel in air conditioned all terrain vehicle
  • permanent tent for camping
  • Meals as listed in itinerary

 

Clinton little face“This tour is the best for those travellers who want experience everything the Top End of Australia has to offer! The many waterfalls, amazing National Parks and hikes will make this a trip of a lifetime! Whilst very interesting and historic Aboriginal culture to learn about as well!”Paul  – One Stop Adventures Travel Expert.

Description

  • Comfortable 4 wheel drive vehicle.
  • Mawurndaddja rock art and occupation complex
  • Kakadu National Park
  • Arnhem Land
  • Jim Jim falls walk and Twin falls walk
  • Litchfield National Park
  • Edith Falls
  • Florence Falls
  • Wangi Falls
  • Massive Termite Mounds
  • Swim in the beautiful Waterfalls and swimming holes spotting Crocodiles and wildlife
  • Twin Falls Gorge River shuttle
  • Katherine Gorge
  • Nitmiluk National Park
  • Maguk (Barramundi Gorge)
  • Pine Creek Gold-Mining Centre
  •  See Aboriginal Rock Art and Learn the stories attached
  • Venture to the top of Ubirr Rock and get 360 degree views of the Flood Plains

Day 1 - (Lunch, Dinner)

Waking up early you will be at your pick up location to board the comfortable all terrain vehicle to start your small group adventure with new friends.  You will then make your way to the world heritage listed Kakadu National Park.  It is here where you will experience seeing the ancient aboriginal rock art at Ubirr and learn the amazing history about these sacred paintings.   Following this you will climb to the lookout where you will experience the stunning views of the majestic Nardab Floodplain.  Our next stop will be at the border of Kakadu and Arnhem land where we will board the Guluyumbi cruise along the East Alligator River.  Travelling with a Bininj guide you will immerse yourself in the cultural importance of the East Alligator River to the regions traditional owners.  Upon completion of the cruise,  we jump back in the all terrain vehicle and continue the day travels directly into the heart of Arnhem Land country to experience an unforgettable afternoon of exploration at an indigenous art complex known as Mawurndaddja.  This complex is a gallery that will showcase rock art spanning from present time to thousands of years old.  Here you will have a guide to explain the importance of the art as well as the methods of expressionism and the anthropological system used to date the art as you are guided through the site.  Spend the afternoon exploring this historic ancient site before heading back to Kakadu and settling into this evening’s campsite.

Note: Total driving time is about six hours (approximately 350kms) Total walking time is approximately one and a half hours (including stops for informative talks)

Accommodation
  • Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Guluyambi Cultural Cruise
  • Mawurndaddja rock art and occupation complex
Meals Included
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 2 - (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Rising early for breakfast we then travel by 4WD to Twin Falls.  Here we experience the spectacular gorge aboard a boat shuttle that is operated by the national park, we will also walk along the boardwalk afterwards.  Here you will have time to unwind and relax on the sandy banks and soak up what is such a beautiful place in Australia before continuing on to Jim Jim Falls.

After a quick lunch break, take in the views of this natural wonder before taking a challenging walk to the base of the falls. Here you can choose to swim or relax on the beach, enjoying the spectacular scenery, before making the short drive to your overnight bush camp.

Note: Total driving time is about four hours (approximately 120kms)
Total walking time is approximately two and a half hours

Accommodation
  • Camping (with shared facilities) (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Jim Jim Falls Walk
  • Twin Falls Walk
  • Twin Falls Gorge River shuttle
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

 

Day 3 - (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

After breakfast, head to either Maguk (Barramundi Gorge) or Gunlom Falls and cool off with a dip in the plunge pools. Stop off at the Lazy Lizard Hotel and shop at Pine Creek before heading further south after lunch. Journey for around three hours in a private vehicle to your campsite on the doorstep of Nitmiluk National Park. Once comfortable, have dinner with the group before relaxing in your tent for the night.

Note: Total driving time is about five and a half hours (approximately 340kms)
Total walking time is approximately one and a half hours
Note: Total driving time is about five and a half hours (approximately 340kms)
Total walking time is approximately one and a half hours

Accommodation
  • Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Maguk (Barramundi Gorge)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4 - (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Spend the morning at the magnificent Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park. Perhaps take a cruise along the gorge or rent a kayak and paddle downstream. These options are seasonal and at your own expense. In the afternoon, head off to Edith Falls where you can cool down with a refreshing swim in the huge rock pools. Continue on to the edge of Litchfield National Park. Settle down for the night in a snug camp and enjoy dinner with your group.

Note: Total driving time is about four and a half hours (approximately 350kms)
Total walking time is approximately three and a half hours

Accommodation
  • Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Edith Falls
Optional Activities
  • Katherine Gorge Scenic Cruise - AUD94
  • Katherine Gorge Canoe from - AUD45
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 5 - (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Once you’ve had breakfast, head into Litchfield National Park. Filled with waterholes, creeks and waterfalls, it’s the perfect place to soak up the tranquillity of the tropics. Visit the gateway of Florence Falls, the popular Wangi Falls and the refreshing waters of the Buley Rockholes. Enjoy a picnic lunch, stroll through steamy rainforests and cool off with a dip in one of Litchfield's swimming holes. In the afternoon, take the two-hour drive back to Darwin where your trip ends. Enjoy an optional night out with the group if you decide to stay in Darwin for the night.

Note: Total driving time is about three and a half hours (approximately 250kms)
Total walking time is approximately one hour

Should any of the attractions of the standard itinerary not be open as a result of National Park decisions surrounding accessibility and safety, activities will be substituted. Please see 'climate and seasonal information'.

- Florence Falls
- Wangi Falls
- Bluey Rockholes

Included Activities
  • Buley Rockholes
  • Florence Falls
  • Litchfield National Park
  • Wangi Falls
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

*Itinerary subject to change depending on weather, road closures and tour guides discretion.

Onward travel should be booked the following day.
2. Permits to Arnhem Land and Kakadu National Park will be arrange for you in advance.

Departs: Darwin Tuesdays. Fridays and Sundays at roughly 6:50am

Returns: Darwin early evening on Day 5.

What you need to bring:

Torch, wide brimmed hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, water bottle (1.5 litres), walking shoes/boots, toiletries, swim wear, towel, camera, comfortable and casual clothing for 3 days. Due to limited space on the vehicle please restrict luggage to one day pack and one soft overnight bag/backpack (maximum 10kg). Excess luggage should be stored at your Darwin accommodation.


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