5 DAY KAKADU 4WD TOUR
$1,200 + $40 park fee
Schedule Group Tour
This is the ultimate Top End Adventure Tour to Kakadu & Litchfield National Park. Swim in the clear rock holes and waterfalls of Litchfield National Park, explore Kakadu National Park by small group 4 x 4, get up close and personal with a crocodile on a Yellow Waters Cruise and hike your way through the rugged terrain to Twin and Jim Jim Falls*.
Travel to Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge) where you can paddle, cruise or walk the gorge and take part in an indigenous cultural experience that makes the Top End so unique. Spend your nights in private campsites, cooking over the campfire and marvelling at the clear Southern skies where stars are plenty and stories flow free.
Tour Departs: Darwin, from 6.00am
Tour Finishes: Darwin, Day 5, 5:30pm
Tour Style: Classic 4WD
Maximum: 17 Travellers
Transportation Style: Air Conditioned 4WD Truck
Tour Type: Open Aged
Accommodation Style: Permanent Tents with Beds
Meals Included: 4 Breakfast - 5 Lunch - 4 Dinner
Professional guide, travel in an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle. Yellow Waters cruise and Top Didj Indigenous Experience. All meals (as listed on itineraries), camping equipment, including permanent tent with beds. All linen including pillow and pillowcase, fitted sheet, sleeping bag hire, towel and drinking water (please provide your own bottle).
• Swim in the pristine waterholes of Litchfield National Park
• 4WD, hike and boat into the jewels of Kakadu National Park at Twin and Jim Jim Falls
• Spot crocodiles and other wildlife on a Yellow Waters cruise in Kakadu National Park
• Witness 20,000 year old indigenous art at the two main sights of Nourlangie and Ubirr
• Canoe, hike or cruise the majestic Katherine Gorge
• Learn directly from an indigenous artist at a hands on cultural experience in Katherine
Day 1 - Darwin to Kakadu National Park via Litchfield National Park
(Lunch, Dinner) You will be collected from your Darwin accommodation at approximately 7.00am for the short journey to Litchfield National Park. 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 brings ample opportunity for wildlife spotting. Arrive at our private campsite complete with comfortable permanent tents at Cooinda where we spend the night enjoying dinner and some stargazing.
Day 2 - Yellow Waters Cruise, Nourlangie and Ubirr Art sites
(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner) 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 of Ubirr, located within the East Alligator region of the Park. Here you can 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 our private and permanent campsite for the night.
Day 3 - Twin and Jim Jim Falls
(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner) Today the jewels of Kakadu National Park await. Departing early we travel to Twin and Jim Jim Falls. Explore Twin Falls Gorge which is accessed by 4-wheel drive track, a boat shuttle service and a rocky walking track and boardwalk. Once there relax on the sandy banks and admire the falls. There’s more 4-wheel driving as we make our way to Jim Jim Falls where a walk through monsoon forest and over boulders takes us to the waterfall and plunge pool which are surrounded by spectacular 150 metre cliffs.
Day 4 - Kakadu National Park to Katherine via Gunlom Falls
(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner) Today, the pace relaxes as we head into Gunlom Falls for a full morning to enjoy all this spectacular area has to offer. Relax around the lower plunge pool before hiking to the top of the falls where an amazing view is on offer while you can enjoy the many rock holes. For the energetic, keep going to the rear fall where you will be rewarded with a swim under the waterfall. After a tasty lunch, it's all aboard as we travel on to the Katherine Region. Later today stop at Edith Falls for a refreshing dip in the plunge pool before retiring to our private campsite near Katherine for dinner, good company and a well deserved rest.
Day 5 - Katherine Gorge, Indigenous Cultural experience. Return to Darwin
(Breakfast / Lunch) It's up early this morning to get into Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge) before the masses arrive where you can take a boat cruise, canoe (optional and own expense) or walk along the sheer rock walls that make this place so spectacular. Spend some time exploring the spiritual home of the Jawoyn Aboriginal people before enjoying lunch. Afterwards, we visit the award winning* Top Didj Cultural Experience. Interact with Top End Aboriginal artist Manuel Pamkal and ask questions about aboriginal culture while being enlightened on the significance of his painting style, weapons used and how he lives off the land. Later on it’s time to sit back and relax for your journey back to Darwin where your guide will deliver you at your chosen accommodation.
THE FINE PRINT
WHAT TO BRING
Torch, wide brimmed hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, water bottle (1.5 litres), walking shoes/boots, sleeping bag (if you prefer to use your own), toiletries, swim wear, towel, camera, comfortable and casual clothing for 5 days.
Our safaris 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.
Twin Falls boat shuttle fee of $12.50 is collected on day of travel and not included in price.
Luggage is restricted to 10kg per person in a soft bag or backpack.
Please call our Reservations Team (1300 551 510) at least 48 hours prior to departure to confirm pick-up location and time.
*Twin and Jim Jim Falls may not be accessible between the shoulder periods of May-Jun and October. During this time we will visit Gunlom Falls, Maguk or the Yurmikmik Region (Motor Car Falls or Boulder Creek) or spend more time in locations visited.
*Multi Tour discount or Family and Friends Four or more discounts not available in conjunction with each other.
National Park Fees are not included in the tour price and must be paid direct to Wayoutback in advance of travel when booking your tour through an agency. When booking direct on our website, fees are paid at the time of booking.
Travel insurance is highly recommended for all guests travelling on our tours.