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5 Day 4WD Kakadu & Litchfied Tour

Back to Darwin Tours

$2,199.00

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

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

 

Tick off the Top End on our 5 Day Kakadu & Litchfield Tour! Over five days, you’ll travel with our local guide in an all-terrain vehicle through some of Australia’s most incredible Outback landscapes.

Visit towering waterfalls, swim in revitalising swimming holes and observe the Top End’s rich bird and animal life in their natural habitat. You’ll appreciate the history and culture of the region’s Traditional Custodians and be amazed by the ancient rock art.

You’ll need a sense of adventure and a reasonable level of fitness for the hikes through Kakadu & Litchfield’s monsoon forests. But at night, you can rest comfortably in motel accommodation, ready for another day of exploring!

Includes:

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

This trip is the ultimate adventure through the Top End. You get to explore both Kakadu & Litchfield national parks and visit some of the most amazing locations in the Northern Territory.” – Liz – One Stop Adventures Travel Expert

 

 

Description

  • Swim in natural plunge pools at Maguk, Buley Rockholes and more
  • Dramatic waterfalls at Florence Falls, Jim Jim Falls, Edith Falls and more
  • Fascinating history and culture of the Traditional Custodians
  • Millenia old rock art at Ubirr & Nourlangie
  • Wildlife spotting cruise on the Mary River
  • Incredible natural scenery and wildlife of the Top End
  • Comfortable motel/resort accommodation

5 Day 4WD Kakadu & Litchfield Tour

Day 1 – Darwin to Kakadu National Park

This epic 5 Day Kakadu & Lichfield Tour sees you quickly enveloped in the full majesty of Australia’s Top End having left Darwin. You arrive first at the Mary River, whose year-round pools provide a vital habitat for the region’s wildlife, including its saltwater crocs, as you’ll no doubt discover on your Corroboree Billabong Wetland Cruise.

Entering Kakadu National Park, the wildlife spotting continues at Mamukala Wetlands, which has some of the Northern Territory’s best birding and makes for an ideal place to enjoy a picnic lunch.

Reaching the settlement of Jabiru, you’ll pop by Bowali Visitor Centre for the lowdown on the region’s geography and Aboriginal history before travelling to the Rock Art Site at Ubirr. You’ll be glad of your 4WD as you make the croc-lined passage of Cahills Crossing on the East Alligator River and end the day witnessing the sunset over the Nabob Floodplains.

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

 

Day 2 – Jim Jim or Twin Falls

The second day of your tour begins with an exclusive cultural experience led by Kakadu’s traditional guardians – members of the Bininj Aboriginal community. Then, with seasonal and cultural observations permitting, you’ll trek for around four kilometres to either Jim Jim Falls or Twin Falls. Two of the most charming and unforgettable of the region’s cascades, it’s here that you’ll enjoy your second picnic lunch of the tour.

The afternoon hours are dedicated to a visit to the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre. Created by the region’s Aboriginal communities themselves, it seeks to provide a greater understanding of the Aboriginal way of life through its display of artefacts, photographs and artworks together with stories told by elders from the community.

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

 

Day 3 – Kakadu National Park to Pine Creek

Day 3 begins with the chance to discover if everything you’ve heard about the Northern Territory’s legendary sunrises is true with an early morning visit to Nawurlandja Lookout followed by breakfast at Anbangbang Billabong.

It faces Burrungkuy (Nourlangie), an upthrust of sandstone from the Earth’s surface that’s home to some of the best rock art paintings ever found – the Anbangbang Gallery. Its images run on and off for 1.5 km, providing an extraordinary insight into Aboriginal culture from prehistoric times to the arrival of the first Europeans.

Views of the Kakadu Escarpment can then be had after a brief climb to Kunwarddewardde Lookout. You’ll head off-road by 4WD to Maguk (Barramundi Gorge) before ending the day with a 2 km hike amid the area’s stunning landscapes.

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

 

Day 4 – Pine Creek to Darwin

Leaving Kakadu National Park, one of the many highlights that await on day 4 is the trip to either Leliyn (Edith Falls) or Butterfly Gorge. Tumbling 175 m down a series of mesmeric cascades, Edith Falls makes for a very special addition to any tour. Butterfly Gorge has its own charms, thanks to its series of alluring croc-free pools.

Heading back towards your night’s rest stop in Darwin, you’ll also have the opportunity to pay your respects at Adelaide River War Cemetery. It became the final resting place of more than 400 personnel killed during the Second World War.

Fitness: 2km
Meals: Breakfast & lunch
Accommodation: Motel-style twin share rooms with private bathroom facilities

 

Day 5 – Litchfield National Park

The tour’s final day begins at Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve, whose observation platforms offer great vantage points for checking out all manner of bird, snake and croc species.

Continuing on to Litchfield National Park, the afternoon is devoted to further natural attractions. These include north-south orientated magnetic termite mounds rising 2 m above the ground.

You’ll also have the chance to admire some of the park’s many waterfalls, such as Tolmer Falls, whose crevices are used by rare ghost bats. Their natural pools are perhaps the finest places to swim anywhere in Australia and make for a great end to the day before your return to Darwin.

Fitness: 2km
Meals: none. Option to purchase lunch on tour

The Top End 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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