5 Day Jabiru Dreaming
This 5 Day Jabiru Dreaming Tour is full of Adventure. Explore Kakadu National Park with a small group in 4WD vehicle, participate in an authentic indigenous cultural experience, get up close and personal on a Mary River Wetland Cruise and hike your way through the rugged terrain to Twin or Jim Jim Falls*.
2 May 2021 -31 October 2022
Departs Darwin 7 am
May to October departs Monday, Wednesday & Saturday
Returns Darwin 6.30 pm on Day 5
Child: $1895 (5-15 yrs)
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Departing from Darwin around 7.00am we begin the short journey to Corroborree Billabong on the Mary River Wetlands, home to the largest concentration of saltwater crocodiles in the world. Enjoy viewing plenty of crocodiles plus a huge variety of birds and other local wildlife in their natural environment. Our boat design allows you to get up close to the animals with plenty of opportunities to take amazing pictures as we cruise around this nature lovers paradise.
From here we travel past billabongs and head into Mamukala Wetlands for a quick stop for bird spotting before entering the northern end of Kakadu National Park to our campsite, setup with permanently erected tents, hot shower and toilet facilities. Having lunch at camp we will then visit the Bowali Visitor Centre, a Gundjeihmi 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.
In the late afternoon travel for 30 minutes to the culturally significant Aboriginal art site, 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 sunset views over the floodplain and beyond into Arnhem Land. Afterward head back to our campsite at Jabiru where you’ll have time to shower and refresh while your guides prepare dinner before enjoying an evening with your fellow traveller sand some stargazing (Lunch / Dinner)
Awake for breakfast this morning before we travel to one of the many waterfall areas within Kakadu National Park. During the shoulder months we will visit Maguk and other waterfalls such as Gunlom Falls and Yurmikmik, and during the peak months of July to October we visit mainly Twin or Jim Jim Falls. Enjoy walking through monsoon forests, swimming in waterfalls and plunge pools, surrounded by escarpment and cliffs.
Spend the afternoon taking in the sheer beauty of your spectacular surrounds before we make our way back to camp for a hearty dinner and well-earned rest. Time-permitting we may also take in a second rock art site at 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. (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
This morning we begin travelling south to Pine Creek, a small town in the Katherine region made famous in 1970 by the discovery of gold, when pioneers were building the overland telegraph station. Enjoy a refreshment stop before moving on to Edith Falls, one of the most spectacular waterfall and swimming areas in the NT. With both a top and bottom “pool”this afternoon you can enjoy this wonderful area. We will finish the day at our private camp near Katherine Gorge, relaxing with a cold beverage until dinner is ready. Camp overnight at our private campsite.
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It’s up early this morning to get into Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge) for a 2 hour boat cruise (optional and at your own expense, approximately $110) or walk along the sheer rock walls that make the area so spectacular. Those wanting to do a scenic helicopter flight will have arrange of options taking in Nitmiluk Gorge, the Arnhem Land escarpment and local wildlife. We will have lunch here at the gorge in the beautiful picnic grounds .A short drive later we arrive at Top Didj Cultural Experience and meet Indigenous artist Manuel Parrikal who will teach you about Aboriginal culture and the significance of his painting style in this interactive activity. We end the day arriving back at our private campsite in the early evening (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Our final day sees us leave the Katherine region for Litchfield National Park to explore the waterfalls, spring-fed streams and rugged sandstone escarpments via a comfort and refreshment break at the Adelaide River. Discover the intriguing cathedral and magnetic termite mounds before we head to Buley Rockhole for an invigorating swim. A short journey later we arrive at Florence Falls where you will enjoy a short hike and another final swim before heading back to Darwin accommodation approximately 6.30pm (Breakfast / Lunch)
*Top Didj Cultural Experience may be substituted with an alternative indigenous experience due to cultural reasons and accessibility issues.
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