Designed for those seeking the highlights of the Northern Territory's Top End with a focus on indigenous culture, this is a fun safari. See ancient Aboriginal art come to life, swim in pristine waterfalls, and canoe or cruise along Katherine Gorge.
What to Expect
Calling all adventurers! Led by a fun and friendly professional guide, travel by air-conditioned 4-wheel drive into the sublime wilderness of the central Australian outback. Meet like-minded travelers from all over the world, and hike, climb, and explore the delights of the Kakadu National Park, Twin Falls Gorge, and the Mary River Region.
Camp in the red rocked desert, make dinner on a campfire, and sleep under the southern stars. Peruse Aboriginal arts and crafts, take in the gorgeous Maguk sunrise, reaching the remote Twin Falls Gorge by 4-wheel drive, boat, and a hike. Cool-off in the refreshing plunge pool by the Gunlom Falls, cruise along the Mary River, and witness an array of wildlife from crocodiles to wallabies.
This all-inclusive tour is a great way to fulfill your sense of adventure without the normal stresses of touring in a foreign country. With such details as meals, transportation, and camping equipment already organized and included, you can really get into adventure mode and have fun on this trip from Darwin.
Day 1 (L, D)
After being collected from your accommodation in Darwin, head towards Kakadu National Park for a 5-day adventure. The first stop is the Mary River Wetlands, home to over 250 bird species and boasting the highest concentration of saltwater crocodiles on the southern hemisphere. Board a boat and cruise the waterways spotting crocodiles, birds, and other wildlife along the way.
Delve further into Kakadu National Park, stopping-off at the Mamukala Wetlands to check out the array of birdlife gathering around the waterhole. See how many species you can count from the viewing platform before enjoying lunch and traveling to Ubirr, located within the east Alligator region of Kakadu National Park.
Peruse a variety of Aboriginal rock art which will be interpreted by your guide, learn about the Rainbow Serpent and climb the Nadab Lookout for excellent views over the surrounding floodplain and beyond into Arnhem Land. Tonight, stay at the private campsite where dinner, laughs, and maybe a few cold beverages will top off the day.
Day 2 (B, L, D)
Journey deep into the remote Western Arnhem Land to witness ancient Aboriginal art brought to life by your indigenous guide at Injalak Hill. Take in the amazing views across the escarpment. Afterwards travel back into Kakadu National Park, stopping-off at the Bowali Visitor Center before spending the night at the private campsite complete with campfire, dinner, and great company.
Day 3 (B, L, D)
Today the pace relaxes as you head into Gunlom Falls for a full morning to enjoy all this spectacular area has to offer. Relax around the lower plunge pool before hiking to the top of the falls for an impressive view. For those feeling energetic, hike to the rear fall and take a rejuvenating swim under the waterfall.
After a tasty lunch, travel to the Katherine Region. Later visit Edith Falls for a refreshing dip in the plunge pool before retiring to the campsite for a well-deserved rest.
Day 4 (B, L, D)
Wake early in order to get into Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge) before the masses for a boat cruise, canoe, or walk along the sheer rock walls that make this place so spectacular. Spend some time exploring the spiritual home of the Jawoyn Aboriginal people before enjoying a tasty lunch and traveling back to Darwin, arriving at approximately 17:30.
- Professional guide
- Air-conditioned 4-wheel drive transportation
- Sightseeing and meals
- Camping fees and equipment
- Sleeping bag and pillow hire
- Reference books
What's Not Included
- National Park fees
- Personal expenses
Know Before You Go
• What you need to bring: Torch, wide brimmed hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, water bottle (1.5 liters), walking shoes/boots, sleeping bag (if you prefer to use your own), toiletries, swim wear, towel, camera, and comfortable and casual clothing for 3 days.
• Refund Policy: No Refund within 7 days of travel, 25% within 8-13 days of travel, 50% within 14-30 days of travel.
• Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics, and accessibility.
• Safari is not suitable for children under 8 years of age.