Explore Kakadu and Arnhemland, two of the most culturally diverse National Parks in Australia. This tour has an in-depth look at the indigenous culture of Kakadu and Arnhemland. Operates in the Dry season (May to October) every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from Darwin.
This tour covers both Kakadu and Arnhemland National Parks. This is a very active tour, which puts large emphasis on aboriginal culture while learning about the wildlife and landscape. The tour is physically active and involves camping, hiking and swimming at waterfalls. Camping in tents and swags. Travel by 4WD vehicle.
– Cruise the spectacular Corroboree Billabong for crocodile and wildlife spotting
– Jim Jim Falls and hike to the top of Twin Falls, swim & hike
– Ubirr, hike and rock art. Views over Arnhemland
– Maguk (Barramundi Gorge) hike & swim
– Budjmi Lookout hike
– Visit to Warradjan Cultural Centre within Kakadu National Park
– Aboriginal guided interpretation through Long Tom Dreaming (Injalak Hill)
Day 1: Darwin – Kakadu
Pick up from your nominated accommodation at 6.30am. We start our Kakadu tour by heading straight for a wildlife cruise with crocodiles and bird watching. Fantastic photo opportunities. Then we commence the drive toward Kakadu National Park. A picnic lunch on the East Alligator rivers bank (not too close!) with the opportunity to spot some crocs and flying foxes. Then on to the world famous Ubirr Rock in the north of the park. Ancient rock art and staggering 360¬∫ views over the Nardab floodplain. Dinner and camping under the stars in the heart of Kakadu at our safari camp. Toilets and Showers at Garnamarr.
Meals: Lunch & dinner
Day 2: Kakadu
After breakfast we do some 4 Wheel driving to Twin Falls. From here we take the escarpment walk to the top of the falls for a swim in the crystal clear pools away from the crowds. Then we’ll find a shady spot by Jim Jim Creek for some lunch. A short climb up Budjimi Lookout will reward you with spectacular views of the ancient Arnhemland escarpment. After lunch, a 1km walk through monsoonal vine forest to the base of Jim Jim Falls for a relaxing afternoon swimming in the plunge pool and resting on the beach.
Tonight we camp at our exclusive safari camp at Garnamarr, at the base of the escarpment and enjoy a great Aussie BBQ including a taste plate of Crocodile, Buffalo and Kangaroo.
Showers and toilets available.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
Day 3: Kakadu
An early start as we head to the Warradjan Cultural Centre to learn more about the local Aboriginal people of Kakadu. We then make our way to Barramundi Gorge (Maguk) for a 1km walk through towering paperbarks and crystal clear waters for a refreshing swim in the plunge pool.
After a relaxing afternoon we drop you off at your accommodation in Jabiru where you can relax, regroup and get ready for 2 more days of adventure. Accommodation at Jabiru. Territory Expeditions has arranged tonight’s accommodation at Aurora Kakadu Lodge. This is a resort style caravan park with a magnificent lagoon style pool, which is surrounded by lush tropical gardens and is complemented by the Poolside Bar & Bistro. Upon arrival you will be given a tent, swag, dinner and breakfast vouchers. The camp site is unpowered so be sure to bring a torch. Upgrades are available please enquiry at the time of reservation.
Meals: Breakfast & lunch
Day 4: Kakadu – Arnhemland – Darwin
You will be picked up from your accommodation at approximately 8:30am for the start of an unforgettable experience. This component of the journey is operated by award winning Lords Safaris. Today we visit Aboriginal Lands (Arnhem Land) access to this area is restricted to a select group of tour operators. While you are in Arnhem Land a traditional Aboriginal guide will show you excellent examples of rock art on Injalak Hill (Long Tom Dreaming), this area has some of the best rock art examples in Western Arnhem Land and some say Australia. The view from the top of the hill is simply breathtaking, looking out across the floodplains and around the escarpment. When we farewell our Aboriginal guide back at the Injalak Art & Craft Centre there is an opportunity to browse or purchase goods from this non-profit Aboriginal organisation. This afternoon we are privileged to have access into the valley, with its stunning scenery of billabongs, birds, escarpment this is truly a place where you can escape and experience this unique untouched haven of the Northern Territory.
Returning to Darwin approximately 6.30pm
Territory Expeditions Provides:
– Small groups (ensures minimal environmental impact)
– All meals as indicated
– Accommodation transfers
– Camping fees and equipment
– Great walks/hikes (getting away from the crowds)
– Interpretation of the natural and cultural features of Kakadu
– Swimming in idyllic locations
– Ancient Rock Art
– Great Lookouts = great photographs
– Wildlife & crocodile cruise
– Special permits into restricted areas of Kakadu which include Jarrangbarnmi (Koolpin Gorge)
– Ikoymarrwa Rock Holes (Moline) and Old Goodparla (Home stead ruins of the first European settlement in what is now Kakadu)
– Safari camping permits at Mardugal and Garnamarr which allows us to camp in the heart of Kakadu surrounded only by trees and a sky full of stars!
Please note that while we operate successful trips in this region throughout the year, some changes may occur in our itineraries due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route.
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