Days
3
Price from
800AUD
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Join an exclusive small group tour on a 4WD vehicle, and get access to some of the best attractions that the Top End has to offer.

Recognised for their cultural significance and stunning landscape, this tour includes the opportunity to swim under waterfalls, hike through ancient landscapes and explore the wetlands on a wildlife cruise. Camping is in permanent safari tent accommodation with the option to sleep under the stars in swag. Travel by 4WD vehicle.


Start
Darwin, Australia
Finish
Darwin, Australia
Destinations
Kakadu & Top End
Style
Powered camps
Theme
Code
3KLD
Physical rating
3/5 – Average level of fitness required
Ages
Not suitable for travellers 7 years and under
Group size
Min 5, Max 16

Why you’ll love this trip 

  • Join an exclusive small group tour on a 4WD vehicle, and get access to some of the best attractions that the Top End has to offer.
  • Take advantage of exclusive permits into Moline Rockhole within Kakadu National Park.
  • Spot some crocs and birdlife, on a Corrobboree Billabong Boat Cruise.
  • Chill out in a variety of stunning waterfalls in Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks.  

 

Is this trip right for you?

  • You’ll spend both nights of the trip sleeping in our exclusive outback Powered Camps. While conditions can be basic and facilities are minimal, this is all part of your adventure. You will need to pitch-in and help the guide out preparing meals and cleaning, to ensure that you can spend more time at all of the attractions. 
  • This trip requires a moderate level of fitness, as it involves some walking, allowing you to truly enjoy the surrounding nature. Some hikes are longer and more challenging than others. Please bring sturdy, comfortable walking shoes, minimal clothing, and some swim wear – there are some great waterholes to chill-out in. 
  • Temperatures in the Top End can be extreme. During the day the weather can be hot (and the Australian sun is strong) so please bring appropriate clothing, use sun protection, a hat and drink plenty of water. In the evenings temperatures are warm-to-mild. There may be some mosquitoes after rains, so bring some repellent and light full-length clothing. 
  • This trip has a strict luggage limit of 10kg in the luggage compartment, and an additional smaller bag that can be put under the seat. Excess luggage cannot be carried, however it can be stored at most Darwin accommodation providers. 

 

Itinerary

Pick-up start from 6.30am.  

Our first stop is a cruise along the Corrobboree Billabong, home to one of the most concentrated number of saltwater crocodiles in the world. It’s also an opportunity to see many of the 280 species of birds that call the Top End their home. We continue on to the World Heritage listed National Park of Kakadu. The park is about half the size of Switzerland, so there’s a lot to see! We’ll stop near East Alligator River for the chance to spot more of those prehistorical predators (crocodiles, not alligators) and maybe some flying foxes too.

Later in the afternoon we take a short walk up to Ubirr, seeing some of the amazing First Nations rock-art, and continue to the top of the escarpment to view the unlimited panoramic views across to Arnhem Land and the Nardob Floodplains.

We overnight at our exclusive camp at Mardukul Billabong, which is inside Kakadu National Park.  

Accommodation 

Swag camping (with shared facilities) (1 night) 

Included Activities 
  • Cruise on the Corroborree Billabong  
  • Cahill’s Crossing 
  • Ubirr Rock-art 
Meals Included 
  • Lunch 
  • Dinner 
Special Information 

Total walking time: about 1.5 hours (including stops for informative talks). Total driving time: about 4 hours (approximately 380 km)

A big day ahead of us with our first stop at Maguk (Barramundi Gorge). After a 40-minute walk along a creek bed, you’ll be rewarded with a swim in a stunning plunge pool surrounded by steep rocky cliffs. We then let our 4WD truck do all the work as we drive to the Southern end of the park to Gunlom Falls – a large emerald-coloured waterhole hidden by the surrounding eucalypt and melaleuca trees.  

We finish the day with a swim at Ikoymarrwa (Moline Rockhole) which requires permits and limited access to others, but unlimited access to Territory Expeditions passengers! 

It’s then a three-hour drive as we head to our exclusive camp at the border of Litchfield National Park. 

Accommodation 

Powered camps (with shared facilities) (1 night) 

Included Activities 
  • Maguk (Barramundi Gorge) 
  • Gunlom Falls 
  • Ikoymarrwa (Moline Rockhole) 
Meals Included 
  • Breakfast 
  • Lunch 
  • Dinner 
Special Information 

Total walking time: about 3 hours (including stops for informative talks). Total driving time: 4 hours  (approximately350km)

Today is about enjoying as many waterholes, and features that Litchfield National Park has to offer in one day! Learn of the differences between the Cathedral and Magnetic Termite mound. Your experienced guide will keep it flexible to make the very most of what this amazing park has to offer, based on the weather conditions on the day. Your time in Litchfield National Park may include the stunning Tolmer, Green Ant and Florence Falls; and some chill-out time in waterholes such as Wangi Falls and Buley Rockhole. It’s only a short one-hour drive back to Darwin to celebrate an amazing three days in the Top End. 

Return to Darwin approximately 5.30pm 

Included Activities 

Various walks and swims as listed 

Meals Included 
  • Breakfast  
  • Lunch 
Special Information 

Total walking time: about 1.5 hours (including stops for informative talks). Total driving time: about 2 hours (approximately 180 km)

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Important notes

  • Tour commences in Darwin on Day 1 from 6.30 am and finishes in Darwin Day 3 at approx 5pm. Onward travel from Darwin must be booked for the following day.
  • Strict luggage limit of 10 kg applies in Kakadu. Excess luggage can be stored at Darwin accommodation.
  • This trip requires a sleeping bag. BYO or arrange to hire one ($20 pay on board)

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