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This 4 Day Kakadu Katherine Litchfield Tour visits the Big 3 attractions of the Top End. Cruise the croc-inhabited waters of the Mary River Wetlands, view the ancient rock art galleries at Ubirr and Nourlangie and marvel at the beautiful Maguk and Katherine gorges. This tour is great for families and older travelers that still want to experience a Top End adventure.
Prices as of April 1st 2019
Normal Rate: $1295 Adult
$1165.50 Child (8 – 12 yrs)
April to May: Saturdays
June-September: Wednesdays & Saturdays
Meals 3 x Breakfasts, 4 x Lunches, 3 x Dinners
Luggage STRICT 10 kg in Soft Bag/Backpack & Day Bag (No Suitcases)
Fitness Level: Moderate
Vehicle: Custom-built, 21 seat 2WD trucks with a PA system and built-in storage. These vehicles allow our small groups extra space to kick back and relax as the Australian outback drifts by. They are fully air-conditioned and are fitted with adjustable air-vents, reclinable seats and map pockets to keep your book, drink and MP3 player in.
Leaving Darwin, we head down the Stuart Highway towards Litchfield National Park. There we will see delightful freshwater waterfalls and swimming holes, as well as some impressively sized termite mounds. We will visit Florence Falls and Buley Rockhole, enjoy a picnic lunch before another refreshing swim at Wangi Falls, which is surrounded by an idyllic monsoon forest. Our final tour for the day is a cruise of the vast waterways of the Mary River. This is brimming with crocs and native birds and a must-see for the Top End. From there we arrive at our campsite for the night and enjoy dinner. (Lunch & Dinner)
After breakfast this morning, head to Kakadu National Park and discover ancient Aboriginal rock art in Ubirr. Your guide will lead an interpretive cultural walk through the numerous rock galleries, before you climb to the top of a lookout for views over the Nardab floodplain. This afternoon you have the option to take a scenic flight over Kakadu (at your own expense). The flight takes in views over the Arnhem Land escarpment, vast flood plains and billabongs. We will then further our understanding of the local Aboriginal culture with a visit to the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre. Tonight, relax by the pool at the Kakadu campground and enjoy a group dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
This morning we spend time exploring Kakadu’s other major Aboriginal rock art site – Nourlangie (Burrunggui), while your guide provides a glimpse into how the local Aboriginal people live. We then head to either Maguk (Barramundi Gorge) or Gunlom Falls and cool off with a dip in the plunge pools. After lunch we head south and stop to visit the historic gold-mining centre of Pine Creek before continuing on to Katherine, where you’ll settle in for the night at a private campsite near Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge). (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Depending on the season, head out on a morning cruise along the inky waters of Katherine Gorge, or canoe between red rock walls that are up to 70 metres high (both of these activities are optional and at your own expense). This 23 million-year-old landscape was formed by the Katherine River, which flows from Arnhem Land out to the Timor Sea. After lunch we head to the beautiful Edith falls for one last refreshing swim in the huge plunge pool before we hit the road back to Darwin, where your adventure comes to an end on arrival. (Breakfast & Lunch)
Nights 1,2 & 3 We stay overnight in Safari Tents at our conveniently located private wilderness camps. The Safari Tents on the 4 Day Kakadu Katherine Litchfield Tour are comfortable permanent twin share tents with proper beds (spring mattreses!); pillows, linen and a towel are provided. The tents are fitted with lighting, fans and power points. Shared ablution facilities are nearby.