3-Day 4WD Small-Group Litchfield And Kakadu Camping Adventure - Darwin

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Experience the rugged beauty of the Australian outback on a three-day 4WD camping safari to Litchfield and Kakadu national parks. Your outback safari takes you on a private cruise through the Yellow Water Billabong, to Kakadu’s peerless indigenous rock art at Ubirr, and to Florence, Wangi, Twin and Jim Jim falls for tranquil swims in some of Australia’s most beautiful waterfall plunge pools. Enjoy personalized attention on this small-group tour, limited to a maximum 16 passengers.

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Day 1: Darwin - Litchfield National Park - Kakadu (L, D)
Starting from your Darwin accommodation at approx. 7am you will journey to Litchfield National Park. Explore the waterfalls, spring-fed streams and rugged sandstone escarpments of Litchfield National Park. Discover intriguing cathedral and magnetic termite mounds and swim, hike and explore Florence and Wangi Falls and enjoy a picnic lunch. Continue along Marrakai Road before joining the Old Jim Jim Road deep into Kakadu National Park. Traveling past billabongs and traversing water crossings bringing ample opportunity for wildlife spotting. Arrive at camp with comfortable permanent tents at Cooinda and spend the night enjoying dinner and some stargazing.
Overnight: camping accommodation at Cooinda

Day 2: Kakadu - Yellow Water Cruise, Nourlangie and Ubirr Art sites - Kakadu (B, L, D)
A highlight at Kakadu National Park, the award winning Yellow Waters cruise is Aboriginal owned and showcases the spectacular billabong system home to some remarkable and diverse wildlife. Spotting crocodiles is one of the many wildlife viewing opportunities on this unique water system. Departing camp, travel to nearby Nourlangie Rock where you can see how local Aboriginal people lived in this area through changing times. After lunch visit the Bowali Visitor Centre. See the audio-visual presentations and Marrawuddi Gallery showcasing Aboriginal art by artists from within Kakadu and the wider region. later in the afternoon arrive at a significant Aboriginal art site of Ubirr, located within the East Alligator region of the park. Here you will view a wide range of ancient Aboriginal art which will be interpreted by your guide. Learn the story of the Rainbow Serpent and climb the Nadab Lookout for panoramic views over the floodplain and beyond. Its time to find a quiet spot to watch the sunset over the Kakadu escarpment before making heading to our private and permanent campsite for the night.
Overnight: camping accommodation in Kakadu

Day 3: Kakadu National Park Darwin (B, L)
Today the jewels of Kakadu National Park await. Departing early, travel to Twin and Jim Jim Falls. Explore Twin Falls Gorge which is accessed by 4-wheel drive track, a boat shuttle service and a rocky walking track and boardwalk. Once there relax on the sandy banks and admire the falls. Theres more 4-wheel driving as we make our way to Jim Jim Falls where a walk through monsoon forest and over boulders takes us to the waterfall and plunge pool which are surrounded by 150-metre cliffs. Spend the afternoon taking in the sheer beauty of your spectacular surrounds before heading back to Darwin and your accommodation.

Please note: Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, Operational logistics and accessibility. Waterfalls may be closed by park authorities due to water levels.

Inclusions for 3-Day 4WD Small-Group Litchfield And Kakadu Camping Adventure

  • Small-group tour
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Transport by air-conditioned 4WD
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • 2 nights accommodation

Exclusions for 3-Day 4WD Small-Group Litchfield And Kakadu Camping Adventure

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Twin Falls boat shuttle fee is an additional AUD$12.50 payable on day of departure (seasonal)
  • National Park fees

Itinerary:

Day 1: Darwin - Litchfield National Park - Kakadu (L, D)
You will be collected from your Darwin accommodation at approximately 7.00am for the short journey to Litchfield National Park. Explore the waterfalls, spring-fed streams and rugged sandstone escarpments of Litchfield National Park. Discover intriguing cathedral and magnetic termite mounds, swim, hike and explore Florence and Wangi Falls* and enjoy a picnic lunch.

After lunch we leave the highway behind and hit the dirt travelling along the Marrakai Road before joining the Old Jim Jim Road taking us deep into Kakadu National Park. Travelling past billabongs and traversing water crossings brings ample opportunity for wildlife spotting. Arrive at our private campsite complete with comfortable permanent tents at Cooinda where we spend the night enjoying dinner and some stargazing.

Overnight: camping accommodation at Cooinda

Day 2: Kakadu - Yellow Waters Cruise, Nourlangie and Ubirr Art site - Kakadu  (B, L, D)
Awake for breakfast this morning before joining an iconic Yellow Waters Cruise. A must do activity within Kakadu National Park, the award winning Yellow Waters cruise is Aboriginal owned and centres around a spectacular billabong system that is home to some remarkable and diverse wildlife. Spotting crocodiles is only one of the many wildlife viewing opportunities on this unique water system.

Departing camp we travel to nearby Nourlangie Rock. Here you can see how local Aboriginal people lived in this area through changing times. Environmental and social changes are reflected in the rock art and in the ground, where archaeologists have uncovered over 20,000 years of Aboriginal occupation.

After lunch visit the Bowali Visitor Centre, a Gun-djeihmi name for the local area and creek on land owned by the Mirarr clan. See the audio-visual presentations and Marrawuddi Gallery showcasing Aboriginal art by artists from within Kakadu and the wider region.

Later this afternoon we arrive at the culturally significant Aboriginal art site of Ubirr, located within the East Alligator region of the park. Here you will view a wide range of ancient Aboriginal art which will be interpreted by your guide. Learn the story of the Rainbow Serpent and climb the Nadab Lookout for panoramic views over the floodplain and beyond into Arnhem Land. After learning about the area, it’s time to pick out a quiet spot to sit while we watch the sun set over the Kakadu escarpment before making the short journey to our private and permanent campsite for the night.

Overnight: camping accommodation in Kakadu

Day 3: Kakadu National Park – Darwin (B, L)
Today the jewels of Kakadu National Park await. Departing early we travel to Twin and Jim Jim Falls. Explore Twin Falls Gorge which is accessed by 4-wheel drive track, a boat shuttle service and a rocky walking track and boardwalk. Once there relax on the sandy banks and admire the falls. There’s more 4-wheel driving as we make our way to Jim Jim Falls where a walk through monsoon forest and over boulders takes us to the waterfall and plunge pool which are surrounded by 150 metre cliffs.

Spend the afternoon taking in the sheer beauty of your spectacular surrounds before we make our way back to Darwin and your accommodation after three magical days of adventure and wildlife, rich in cultural history and natural beauty.

Please note: Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, Operational logistics and accessibility. Waterfalls may be closed by park authorities due to water levels.

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

Minimum age is 5 years

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Please note: there are no single tents. Single travelers will be paired up with a traveler of the same sex in a shared tent.

Please bring a torch, wide brimmed hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, water bottle, walking shoes/boots, sleeping bag (if you prefer to use your own), toiletries, swim wear, camera, comfortable and casual clothing for 3 days

Due to limited space on the vehicle please restrict luggage to one day pack and one soft overnight bag/backpack. Maximum of 22lbs (10kg)

Permanent tent option provides: Linen, pillow, towel, pillow case, sheet and sleeping bag

Non-permanent tent option provides: Sleeping bag, mattress and self-erected tent

Maximum 16 passengers

Cancellation Policy
All sales related to this product are final and non-refundable. In case you wish to cancel the reservation you will be charged 100% cancellation fees.
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  • This tour was amazing!

  • Great experience. An unique opportunity to know first hand the Northern End. Small group we were 12 people, comfortable vehicle, decent camping facilities. Steph the guide was superb!!
    I would definitely recommend. it.

  • Great trip with a wonderful guide, Georgia! Amazing safari and great organization!

  • The tour was a great way to get a bite of two massive reserves in 3 days. Our 4WD bus held 15 passengers and was driven and guided by Jorga who was knowledgable and energetic. The days were well mapped out with a lot of driving to get to the locations. We especially enjoyed the two hour cruise where we spotted 14 crocs. and our frigid swim and rock climb at Jim Jim falls. We felt like we hit some great highlights and would not been able to do them as efficiently without our planners. The tent camps were clean and nice, the food was hot and cooked for us by Jorga and the company was nice. Great adventure!

  • I enjoyed the boat ride best, seeing the wild life, and also the ancient Aboriginal art. The camp sites let the trip down - the first one was ok but poorly lit at night. The toilets and shower hut at the second site were quite primitive. The toilets were like the ones from about a hundred years ago, with spiders etc. and some of us had to share our shower cubicle with cane toads!

  • Fantastic tour and great, knowledgable guide. Lots of swimming which was fantastic and the Yellow River cruise was amazing! Comfortable tents and good facilities. A great way to see the highlights of Kakadu and Litchfield! Highly recommended.

  • Sam was a great guide. We went in the rainy season, and the 4WD made sure we got through a few water crossings and didn't have to miss out on any of the attractions. It's a great way to travel the big distances we had to cover. All the attractions were beautiful in the wet season, although you are taking risks with the rain. The second campsite gave us a real feel for what farm life is like in the outback, bugs and cane toads and all. Have already recommended it to my friends.

  • Great time, Great people, Great places. Do it

  • Fun, relaxed, interactive, a great way to travel.

  • The tour was well organized, but over priced for what you get,the food was very bad.The 3rd day we just had leftovers!
    And the worst thing was the guide-he was rude to every single one of the group, didn and #39;t answer questions,just a jerk and very arrogant too.
    I will never book wayoutback tours again.

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