5-Day 4WD Camping Adventure Including Kakadu, Katherine Gorge And Litchfield National Parks - Darwin

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Explore Australia’s Top End on a Northern Territory camping tour through Kakadu, Katherine Gorge and Litchfield national parks. This five-day excursion to the Top End’s three most popular national parks takes you hiking to waterfalls, swimming in rock pools and spotting crocodiles on a private wildlife cruise. Experience the Top End’s unique indigenous culture, spend evenings around the campfire and sleep under the stars at private campsites in a traditional Australian swag (bedroll) or a permanent safari tent. This small-group tour is limited to 16 people, ensuring a personalized experience with your guide, and operates seasonally from June to October.

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Please see the Itinerary below for details on the tour.

Inclusions for 5-Day 4WD Camping Adventure Including Kakadu, Katherine Gorge And Litchfield National Parks

  • 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
  • Overnight camping accommodation or permanent tent (including bed linen or sleeping bag)

Exclusions for 5-Day 4WD Camping Adventure Including Kakadu, Katherine Gorge And Litchfield National Parks

  • Twin Falls boat shuttle (a $12.50 AUD fee is collected on day of travel)
  • Katherine Gorge cruise and kayak tour
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • National Park fees

Itinerary:

Day 1: Darwin – Kakadu National Park (L, D)
After pickup from your Darwin accommodation by 4WD, your tour will take you to Kakadu National Park. Join the 2-hour Yellow Waters cruise spotting crocodiles, birds and other wildlife. After lunch at Mamukala, journey to Ubirr in Kakadu's East Alligator region for an interpretive viewing of Ubirr's ancient Aboriginal rock art. Hear Aboriginal legends of the Rainbow Serpent and climb Nadab Lookout to take in views into Arnhem Land. Spend the evening at a private campsite, dining around the campfire and sleeping in a traditional Australian bedroll (known as a swag) or a permanent safari tent.

Overnight: campsite in Kakadu National Park

Day 2: Twin Falls – Jim Jim Falls, Kakadu National Park (B, L, D)
After breakfast at your campsite, take a journey by 4WD, boat, walking track and boardwalk to Twin Falls Gorge. Bring your camera to take photos of the waterfall plunging down the red rock cliffs, and relax after your journey on the gorge's sandy banks. See more waterfalls after a trip by 4WD to Jim Jim Falls, and take a walk through tropical rainforest to cool off in the waterfall and plunge pool. Spend another night at your Kakadu campsite, dining and sleeping under the southern stars.

Overnight: campsite in Kakadu National Park

Day 3: Gunlom Falls, Kakadu National Park – Nitmiluk National Park (B, L, D)
Following breakfast at the campsite, spend the morning relaxing in the plunge pools at Gunlom Falls (Waterfall Creek Falls). Hike to the top of the falls for spectacular views, and continue hiking to the rear of the falls for a cooling swim under the waterfall. After lunch at the falls, enjoy the drive to Nitmiluk National Park, stopping for another swim in the plunge pool at Edith Falls. Spend the evening at a private campsite near Katherine, dining around the campfire and sleeping under the stars in a swag.

Overnight: campsite in Nitmiluk National Park

Day 4: Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk National Park – Litchfield National Park (B, L, D)
After an early start, travel to Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park. Enjoy a boat cruise through the scenic gorge or paddle a canoe (both activities are optional and at extra cost) or go for a stroll along the sandy riverbanks. Learn about the region's spiritual significance to the local Jawoyn Aboriginal people, and enjoy lunch at the gorge. After lunch, travel north to Litchfield National Park and spend the night at a campsite.

Overnight: campsite in Litchfield National Park

Day 5: Litchfield National Park Darwin (B, L)
The final day of your Top End tour is spent swimming in waterfalls and streams in Litchfield National Park. Hike along sandstone escarpments for wonderful views, and cool off in the Florence and Wangi waterfalls. Enjoy a farewell lunch surrounded by the cascading waterfalls of Buley Rockhole, then relax on the drive back to Darwin, where you'll arrive in the early evening.

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

Not wheelchair accessible

Minimum age is 5 years

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

A maximum of 16 people per tour

Please restrict luggage to 22 lbs (10kg). Excess luggage can be stored at your Darwin accommodation

Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility

Access to Twin and Jim Jim Falls cannot be guaranteed from May to June. At this time they will be substituted for the Aboriginal Art Site of Nourlangie and Barramundi Gorge

Please bring hat, sunscreen and insect repellent, water bottle (1.5 liters), walking shoes/boots and swimsuit

All camping equipment provided including sleeping bad, swag, pillow, pillow case, towel and sheet.

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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  • Fantastic! Great driver/guide! Excellent meals, thanks Joe! Amazing sights!

  • A wonderful trip. However the info from both viatour and the supplier was inadequate. Proper trip notes as provided by tour operators such as explore and exodus would be of great assistance

  • This tour was amazing!

  • Each person in our family loved this trip. There were 4 families in total 17 people in our tour group. We didn't know each other but all got along. All children were roughly similar ages 8-15. The tour guide - Adam - made this a unique experience for us, with all of his knowledge, humor and energy !! The camping, assisting with meals, lighting the fire and sitting around was wonderful. Kakadu was amazing. So much to see and learn. Katherine Gorge my personal highlight was exceptional. We took the Boat tour option which covers 3 gorges of the 13. Had we walked or canoed, children would have found it hard going as it is quite hot and the distance is quite far. Also there is no swimming ! The additional highlight of the boat tour is that the guides are very informative and seek out crocodiles for us to see. A must !! The numerous waterfalls we visited across the 5 days with stunning vistas and swimming opportunities are definitely not to be missed.. So very beautiful ! Kids loved every second of the swimming and jumping off ledges. Our final day was also great fun, we stayed at a working Cattle station, where there was a whip display that we could also get involved in... and did ! There were many laughs to be had ! our final day at Leichfield National Park was a waterfall extravanagza... great way to finish. So much to see and do. We really have had an amazing time, lots of adrenaline, lots of learnings and cultural enrichment and of course a stack of memories we have forever with us ! Thank you.

  • A tour in 35 degrees of humid heat was always going to be a challenge and to some extent the scenery also was predictably 'Bush' without huge variety. So overall things like meals and campsite comfort were quite important and to some extent this was a weakness in this tour. Nathan our guide was exceptionally knowledgeable and worked hard re driving and early starts, etc. However he was also lacking in some of the sensitivity and awareness of whether the balance of events was suiting everyone. Perhaps you would call it Aussie straightforwardness but with all European clients ( and I speak as an ex guide ) perhaps he needs a little more 'caring' attitude at times. Personally I didn't mind it, so despite some food supply problems and lack of generous relaxed meals ( and e.g.no courtesy drinks supplied despite the relatively high trip cost ) I JUST found myself happy overall. Others told me they were not!

  • This tour was sensational. We learnt a lot about aboriginal cultural . Saw the most amazing landscapes and sunsets. Our guide was fantastic with a great sense of humour and a good knowledge of the places we visited, very accommodating. We live in a wonderful country. I would highly recommend this.

  • Amazing tripp..With a the best guide you can have.

  • Trip was great Guide was very experienced and informative about culture, wildlife and vegetation. My husband and I are in our late 50's and most of our group were of a similar age Fitness however within the group was qite different The tour guide however adjusted trip so alternatives were available on each walk sothat all of us were catered for

  • This was one of my to do thing in my bucket list, and I am more than pleased that I went.
    Apart from having my sons with me on this adventure I had a great group of people with me from all walks
    of life and ages. Me at 70 the oldely to a young lady from Switzerland and all ages between.
    Our tour guide Tom was knowledgeable and mixed in as one of us at all times not forgetting our safety
    and imparting his knowledge of the area to us.

  • We had great tour guides and luxury camping facilities, long days but worth it when you get to the waterfalls and swimming places, walks and rock climbing was great food great and plenty of it, met people from Germany, Spain and Switzerland they were so friendly weather great and they even dropped us back to collect our luggage and took us to our hotel very much appreciated, had a great time do it before you get too old so you enjoy it!

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