18 yrs +
May - Oct
The 3 Day Buffalo Dreaming Tour Departs Daily from 1st April to 31st October
Departs Daily 1st May to 31st October
Rates 2020 $645
Includes Kakadu National Park Fee
Recommended 18 – 45 yrs
Maximum 17 passengers
Departs Darwin 6 am
Returns Darwin 5.30 pm Approx.
This 3 Day Buffalo Dreaming Tour from Darwin offers a value for money Top End experience which features wildlife, waterfalls, wetlands and Aboriginal art and culture. On this Northern Territory tour to Kakadu National Park and Litchfield National Park, you will explore the landscape and waterfalls of the national park and search for crocodiles and other wildlife on a billabong cruise on the Mary River Wetlands. Swim in plunge pools under waterfalls in Litchfield National Park and learn about the Aboriginal Dreamtime from your guide. Utilising private campsites with basic tents, this budget safari is perfect for those looking for an adventure safari without breaking the bank.
Day 1 – Crocodile and Wildlife Cruise, Bowali Visitor Centre & Ubirr
You will be collected from your Darwin accommodation at approximately 6.00am where our 3 Day Buffalo Dreaming Tour begins as we travel to the Mary River Wetlands for our cruise. This region is home to over 250 bird species and has the highest concentration of saltwater crocodiles in the Southern Hemisphere. Search for the mighty crocs who rule this waterway, buffalo, birds and other wildlife. Our entrance to Kakadu National Park is at the South Alligator River, a picturesque location for a picnic lunch. There’s the opportunity to purchase Aboriginal arts and crafts at the Bowali Visitor Centre before our late afternoon arrival at Ubirr. 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. As the day draws to a close we head to our private campsite for dinner and our overnight stay. (Lunch, Dinner)
Day 2 – Twin and Jim Jim Falls
This morning the jewels of Kakadu National Park await. After breakfast and departing camp we travel off road to the majestic Twin and Jim Jim Falls* for a day of adventure and exploration. Travelling into Twin Falls by 4WD track, a boat shuttle and finally a rocky track and boardwalk we will be rewarded by the beauty of this remote waterfall deep within Kakadu National Park. Afterwards we stay off the beaten track where a walk through monsoon forests and over boulders lead us to Jim Jim Falls. Surrounded by 150 metre cliffs, we spend some time soaking up the natural beauty of this majestic location. This afternoon we depart Kakadu National Park and travel towards Litchfield National Park where we will stop along the way at our private campsite. Tonight, enjoy a hearty meal with your fellow adventurers. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
*Jim Jim & Twin Falls
Day 3 – Termite Mounds, Florence Falls, Wangi Falls & Buley Rockhole
Today is spent exploring the waterfalls, spring-fed streams and rugged sandstone escarpments of Litchfield National Park. Marvel at the intriguing magnetic and cathedral termite mounds and swim, hike and explore Florence and Wangi Falls*. Discover the many rock holes and cascading waterfalls of Buley Rockhole before our early evening arrival back in Darwin. (Breakfast, Lunch).
Professional guide, Kakadu Park Pass, travel in an air-conditioned 4WD Truck, all meals (as listed on itinerary), camping equipment, pillow and drinking water (please provide your own full 1.5 drinking bottle to commence the tour).
Sleeping bag hire $30 per person or you may bring your own / $12.50 Twin Falls boat shuttle (to be paid in cash on day when shuttle is operating)
What you need to bring:
Torch, wide brimmed hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, water bottle (1.5 litres), walking shoes/boots, sleeping bag if not hiring one, toiletries, swim wear, towel, camera, comfortable and casual clothing for 3 days.
* If Jim Jim or Twin Falls are closed due to water levels or Park maintenance the tour will visit alternative areas such as Gunlom, Maguk or the Yirmikmik region (Boulder Creek or Motor Car Falls).
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