Jun - Oct
The ultimate Top End Adventure tour awaits for those seeking an Indigenous experience. Explore Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks by small group 4 x 4, get up close and personal to a crocodile on a boat cruise, visit the jewels of Kakadu, Twin & Jim Jim Falls and spend a day in remote Arnhem Land where you will see Ancient Rock art with an Indigenous guide and spend your nights in private campsites, cooking over the campfire and marvelling at the clear Southern skies where stars are plenty.
Price: $1125 AUD Adult / $1105 AUD Child)
Kakadu National Park Pass is not included and will need to be paid in cash on entering Kakadu.
Departs: 7am Mon / Wed / Sat (1 June 2016 – 31 October 2016)
Returns: 5.30pm to Darwin on day 4
4 Day 4WD Arnhem Land Dreaming Top End Price Includes:
Professional guide, travel in an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle, all meals (as listed on itineraries), camping equipment and fees including permanent tent with beds and mattress. All linen including pillow and pillowcase,fitted sheet, sleeping bag, towel and drinking water (please provide your own bottle) and national park fees.
What you need to Bring:
Torch/ flashlight, 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 4 days.
Day 1 – (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 bringing 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 – (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Awake for breakfast this morning before joining an iconic Yellow Water Cruise. A must do activity within Kakadu National Park, the award winning Yellow Water 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 theis 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 locoal 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 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 our private and permanent campsite for the night.
Day 3 – (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 150 metre cliffs.
Spend the afternoon taking in the sheer beauty of your spectacular surrounds before we make our way back to camp for our last night in the wilderness.
Day 4 – (Breakfast, Lunch)
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 days adventures whilst reflecting on the profound effect t his magical place has on people.