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 those who are wanting a more comfortable camping adventure.
Prices as of 2nd April 2022 26th October 2022
Rate: $1775 Adult minimum age 15 years
Departs Wednesdays & Saturdays only
Departs 6.50 am – 7.15 am
Returns Day 4 approx. 6 pm
Meals 3 x Breakfasts, 4 x Lunches, 3 x Dinners
Luggage STRICT 15 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, reclining seats and map pockets to keep your book, drink and MP3 player in.
Welcome to the Northern Territory! Your adventure begins in the tropical city of Darwin early this morning at 7am. Set off from Darwin and head south to Litchfield National Park, a huge sandstone plateau with dozens of waterfalls. Explore Florence Falls, Wangi Falls and the Buley Rockholes. After a picnic lunch, stroll through steamy rainforests and cool off with a dip in one of Litchfield’s picturesque swimming holes. We then hit the road to Wulna Country, where your Limilngan-Wulna hosts – the land’s Traditional Owners – will greet you with a Cul Cul or ‘Welcome to Country’. Learn about their culture during bush tucker talks and didgeridoo and basket weaving demonstrations. Enjoy a camp dinner before climbing into bed at a private campsite in the Mary River region. (Lunch & Dinner)
After breakfast this morning, head onto the water on a wildlife cruise in the Mary River Wetlands, a network of waterways home to crocodiles and native bird species. Then head into Kakadu National Park proper and discover ancient Aboriginal rock art in Ubirr. Your leader 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. Tonight, relax by the pool at the Kakadu campground and enjoy a group dinner.(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
This morning 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. Later spend time exploring Kakadu’s other major Aboriginal rock art site – Nourlangie (Burrunggui), while your guide provides a glimpse into how the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people live. After lunch head south and stop to visit the historic gold-mining centre of Pine Creek and its Gold Mining Centre. Stop for a quick dip at Maguk or Gunlom Falls, 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 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 and linen are provided. The tents are fitted with lighting, fans and power points. Shared ablution facilities are nearby.
What to Bring:
Sturdy walking shoes, hat and sunscreen, towel and toiletries, swimwear, torch, camera and insect repellent. A small backpack is ideal for day use. Light comfortable clothing for day wear and some long sleeve clothing is good for evenings. In the cooler months you may require a jacket at night and early mornings.
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