This Kakadu Top End Family Adventure is in Permanent Safari Tents and a great way to experience Kakadu, Katherine & Litchfield National Parks. Spend time with the Traditional Owners of Wulna Country and learn about their culture. Experience the waterfalls in Litchfield National Park and visit Ubirr Rock Art Site and look out over Nardab Floodplain. Spend time in the refreshing water holes of this World Heritage Park and discover the towering rock walls at Katherine “Nitmiluk” Gorge.
Accommodation – permanent twin tents with beds, mattresses, linen, power and fans.
Shared facilities are a short walk from the campsites
Departs The Cavenagh Hotel Darwin at 7am
Returns The Cavenagh Hotel Day 4 at approximately 6pm
Minimum age 5 yrs child age 5 to 18 yrs
Maximum 16 passengers
Departs Darwin Thursday and Saturdays in April to September 2024
Please note this tour does book out early – May and August are fully booked
Welcome to the Northern Territory! Your family adventure begins early this morning in the tropical city of Darwin (Gulumerrdgen in the language of the local Larrakia people, who are the traditional owners of the land on which Darwin is now located). Set off from Darwin and head south to Litchfield National Park, a huge sandstone plateau with dozens of waterfalls. Explore the stunning Florence Falls and cool off with a swim in the picturesque plunge pool. After a picnic lunch you’ll have time to explore the incredible Magnetic Termite Mounds before we hitting 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’. You and the kids will learn about their culture during bush tucker talks and didgeridoo and basket weaving demonstrations. Enjoy an authentic Aussie BBQ dinner before climbing into bed at a private campsite in the Mary River region.
After breakfast this morning, head into Kakadu National Park and discover ancient Aboriginal rock art in Ubirr. Your leader will guide you on an interpretive cultural walk through the numerous rock galleries, before you climb to the top of a lookout for views over the Nardab floodplain. Time permitting you will stop off to discover another rock art site at Burrungkuy (Nourlangie) before making your way to the campsite where the kids will have fun swimming in the campground pool and everyone will enjoy a delicious camp dinner. This evening you may like to go on the renowned Yellow Water River Cruise at sunset for a chance to spot an abundance of wildlife or simply relax at the campsite, the choice is yours.
Total driving time today is approximately 6.5 hours (approximately 550 km), and the total walking time is approximately 2 hours.
This morning head to the Warradjan Cultural Centre which was developed by the traditional owners of Kakadu as an interactive and educational experience, sharing the stories and culture of the Bininj/Mungguy people. You may see local artists painting or teaching the art of traditional weaving to visitors and you can even purchase their handicrafts in the gallery shop if you would like. Then it’s time to make your way down to Leliyn (Edith Falls) for a picnic lunch and refreshing swim before arriving to your private campsite for this evening in Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge). Enjoy freshly baked pizzas as you sit back and watch the sun set on another magnificent day in the Top End.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Special information: Depending on current park advice, weather, time and suitability of the group, you may visit either the upper or lower pools at Leliyn (Edith Falls) on this day.
Total driving time today is approximately 5.5 hours (approximately 400 km), and the total walking time is approximately 1 hour
Depending on the season, head out on an early morning cruise along the inky waters of Katherine Gorge, or canoe between red rock walls that are up to 70 meters 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. Then it’s time to head into Katherine where you will have the opportunity to pick up some lunch and enjoy a quick dip in the Hot Springs before the final drive back to Darwin, where your adventure comes to an end on arrival.
Total driving time today is approximately 5 hours (approximately 400 km), and the total walking time is approximately 1 hour.
The Kakadu Top End Family Adventure will arrive back into Darwin at approximately 6pm. Please take this into consideration when booking onward transportation. We recommend you spend an additional night in Darwin.