5 Day 4WD Top End Explorer

 

The highlights of this trip include 4WD adventures, learning about Aboriginal culture, visiting Gunlom Falls as well as the breathtaking Jim Jim Falls in Kakadu National Park. We visit Litchfield National Park as well as the beautiful Katherine Gorge. You’ll have the chance to go croc-spotting on a wildlife boat trip and you’ll sleep under the stars of the top end in either a tent or in a swag (Aussie bedroll). This tour starts and ends in Darwin and runs over five days and four nights. 


Highlights

Tour Style
Tourcode: PNTK5
Max Passengers: 16
Price from:
AUD $965.00EUR €670.00GBP £575.00
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Adventure Tours Australia: 5 Day 4WD Top End Explorer
 
Fitness
Moderate 
Vehicles
4WD
Accommodation
4 nights camping
Tour Code PNTK5
Duration 5 days
Tour Style Explorer
Route Darwin to Darwin
Maximum Passengers 16
Price (adult) AUD $965.00EUR €670.00GBP £575.00
Valid 31 March 2014 - 30 March 2015
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Itinerary: day by day

Day 1 – Darwin to Kakadu

DEFAULT PICK UP: Adventure Tours Australia Shop, 52 Mitchell St Darwin, 06:50am.

Leaving Darwin, we travel into Wulna Country and receive a Cul Cul or unique ‘Welcome to Country’ by the traditional owners of the land, the Limilngan –Wulna people. They’ll share with us their local Aboriginal culture with bush tucker talks, didgeridoo lessons, basket weaving and spear throwing. Next stop is the Mary River wetlands system, with the highest concentration of saltwater crocodiles in the southern hemisphere.

Get close (but not too close) to ‘salties’ and other wild creatures on a unique billabong cruise. We arrive at history-rich Ubirr in time for sunset. You will see vivid Aboriginal rock art that dates back over 20,000 years. Then we head to our overnight camp in Kakadu. (LD)

Day 2 – Kakadu

It’s an early start this morning as we travel to Twin Falls, getting in some 4WD action along the way. The spectacular gorge is experienced onboard a National Park operated boat cruise and a walk along the boardwalk. Unwind and relax for a bit on the sandy banks before we head to explore Jim Jim Falls. First we have a quick lunch break and then take in the views of this 200m natural wonder before taking the challenging walk to the base where you can choose to swim or relax on the beautiful beach. This is really a site to admire and not rush so we spend the whole afternoon enjoying the spectacular scenery and waterholes before making the short drive to our overnight bush camp. (BLD)

Day 3 – Kakadu to Katherine Gorge

With more amazing waterfalls to experience we head to Maguk and cool off with a dip in the plunge pools.After lunch we take a hike to the top of Gunlom Falls after working up a sweat on the climb your efforts are rewarded with a swim in a beautiful waterhole with breathtaking views of the escarpment country. Visit the historic gold-mining centre of Pine Creek before heading further south and settling in for the night at our private campsite on the doorstep of Nitmuluk National Park. (BLD)

Day 4 –Katherine Gorge to Mt Bundy Station

We spend the morning at the majestic Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park. Relax and enjoy the serenity. Want to see more? Take a cruise along the gorge or rent a canoe and paddle yourself downstream. These options are seasonal and at your own expense. Next we head off to Edith Falls where you can cooldown with another refreshing swim. We camp for the night at Mt Bundy Station - once the largest cattle station in the Top End and still an active working station. (BLD)

Day 5 – Litchfield to Darwin

Filled with waterholes and waterfalls, Litchfield National Park is well deserving of all its hype and the perfect place to soak up the tranquility of the tropics. Exploring Litchfield is the perfect way to complete this tour, visiting Florence Falls, Wangi Falls and the Buley Rockholes. Enjoy a picnic lunch, stroll through steamy rainforests and cool off with a dip in one of Litchfield's picture perfect swimming holes. As with all good things, this Top End tour must come to an end. Hit the road and head back to Darwin to enjoy a night on the town toasting your adventure with new friends. (BL)

B = Breakfast | L = Lunch | D = Dinner

Travel Insurance is compulsory for all travellers on all tours and details must be presented to tour guide before departure. Please refer to terms and conditions for more details.

Departures

Departure location : Select Darwin accommodation from 06:20am. Default pick up: Adventure Tours Australia shop at 06:50am (Shop 2/52 Mitchell St, Darwin).

Arrival location : Darwin accommodation early evening day 5.

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Included

  • Experienced tour guide
  • national park entrance fees
  • meals as indicated
  • accommodation transfers
  • 4 nights camping fees & equipment

What to bring

  • sturdy walking shoes (ankle high)
  • swimming gear
  • hat & sunscreen
  • toiletries
  • towel
  • water bottle
  • torch/flashlight
  • insect repellent
  • camera
  • pillow
  • sleeping bag (can be purchased for AUD$30)

Notes

  • Itineraries may vary and/or attractions be substituted for any cause including seasonal conditions (including the opening and closing of Twin and Jim Jim Falls and other natural attractions), weather extremes, traditional owner and national park requirements. See terms and conditions for full details.
  • *The Aboriginal Wulna-Limilngan cultural experience is only available during the dry season (Apr-Oct) as site is subject to flooding (contact our customer service team for availability). Participants may be absent due to cultural commitments with minimal prior notification and Adventure Tours Australia reserves the right to amend the itinerary in these circumstances with no obligation to refund.
  • From October to March it is likely that you will experience temperatures of over 35 degrees Celsius, and sometimes well into the 40’s. Be prepared to endure extra physical stress due to the heat at these times, especially while on walks. These extreme outside temperatures can also place stress on the air-conditioning units within our vehicles which can make travelling uncomfortable. Your tour guide will assist with regular breaks and information to assist keeping hydrated.
  • A STRICT luggage limit of 10kg applies on all Kakadu tours. Excess baggage should be stored at your Darwin accommodation.
  • This tour requires a sleeping bag. You may bring your own with you or pre purchase a sleeping bag from us.
  • Travel insurance is compulsory for all travellers on all tours and details must be presented to your tour guide before departure.
  • It is your responsibility to advise Adventure Tours Australia if you have any special dietary requirements or medical conditions (including allergies) well ahead of departure.
  • It is your responsibility to contact Adventure Tours with your preferred accommodation pick up point. Please contact our inside sales teams for information on other available pick up points. If we do not hear from you, we will assume you will make your way to our default pick up point as listed on this document. We will not be responsible for missed pick-ups (and a missed tour) if we do not receive notification from you or your travel agent, and if you are not at the default pick up point at the appropriate time.