8. From Darwin: 3 Day Kakadu and Litchfield 4WD Camping Tour
Join us on an exclusive 4wd safari adventure of a lifetime, showcasing the very best Kakadu & Litchfield National Park has to offer. Discover some of the oldest and best-preserved Aboriginal Rock Art in the world, and keep a lookout for some of our prehistoric friends (crocodiles) as we cruise the ancient wetlands by boat. Visit spectacular waterfalls and cool off in some of the most beautiful natural plunge pools imaginable. We’ll be exploring some truly spectacular destinations onboard this outback camping adventure. Day 1: Darwin - Kakadu National Park Start your adventure from Darwin heading to the Wetlands Region for a Crocodile Wildlife Cruise on the Mary River, a great opportunity to spot a huge range of Top End wildlife! We journey on to Kakadu National Park, visiting the Bowali Visitor Center, which offers an introduction to the Park’s landscape and wildlife. After relaxing at camp, we journey north to *Cahills Crossing the border of Kakadu and Arnhem Land. We visit one of the best-preserved collections of Aboriginal Rock Art in the world at Ubirr rock upon sunset. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy sunset overlooking the Nadab Floodplain. After a big day, we head to camp to prepare dinner and get to know our fellow travelers. Meals: L, D. Camp: Kakadu National Park Safari Tents or Basic Swags. Driving Distance: 420km. Hike Distance and Grading: 1km loop Grade 2-3. Day 2: Kakadu Waterfalls & Plunge Pools We rise early on day 2 and make our way South to Kakadu National Park. We’ll spend the day soaking up the spectacular natural beauty, hiking through lush monsoon rainforests, swimming in pristine plunge pools surrounded by steep escarpments. Visit Twin Falls or Jim Jim Falls (seasonally accessible), alternatively, we stop at Barramundi Gorge (Maguk) or other waterfalls such as Yurmikmik (Motor Car Falls). Time permitting, we stop at Nourlangie Rock, a rock art site where archaeologists uncovered works dating back over 20,000 years old. Explore the evolving cultural and environmental changes to the area, before making our way back to camp for a dinner and a well-earned rest. Meals: B, L, D. Camp: Kakadu National Park Safari Tents or Basic Swags, Driving Distance: 150km. Hike Distance and Grading: 1.5km - 4km. Day 3: Litchfield National Park to Darwin. Travelling south through Pine Creek, a small pioneering town in the Katherine region outside of Kakadu National Park, famous for its discovery of gold in the 1970s. We stop for a quick refreshment break at the Adelaide River before our journey leads us to Litchfield National Park. Immerse yourself in Litchfield’s natural oasis, spring-fed streams and rugged sandstone escarpments. Spend time at Buley Rockholes, Wangi Falls or Florence Falls for a refreshing soak in picturesque rock pools and waterfalls. Be impressed by the Magnetic Cathedral Termite Mounds before making our way back to Darwin. Meals: B, L. Driving Distance: 500km. Hike Distance and Grading: 1 - 2 km.