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Explore Kakadu National Park on a 4-Day 4WD Top End Adventure Tour from Darwin (Standard Double/Twin Room)

Bicentennial Park, Darwin City NT 0800, Australia

Activity provided by Get Lost Travel - Northern Territory (Autopia Tours)

4 days (approx.) - English

Get Lost Travel - Northern Territory (Autopia Tours)

This Private Twin Ensuite Room fare price is (Per Person) for Adults or Children.

Highlights
  • Visit World Heritage-Listed Kakadu National Park
  • Explore Bowali & Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre
  • Adventure to Jim Jim or Twin Falls (conditions permitting)
  • Relax at Barramundi Gorge (Maguk) waterfall and serene plunge pool
  • Discover the spectacular Edith Falls or Butterfly Gorge
Description

—NEW FARE TYPE AVAILABLE FOR TRAVEL FROM 2023—

This Private Double/Twin Share Ensuite Room fare price is (Per Person) for Adults or Children. Children aged between 12 to 17 years old, must be accompanied by an adult or legal guardian at all times.

TOUR CODE: KO4-S

OPERATES: Mon, Thur (May-Oct)

DEPARTS: 06:30am

RETURNS: 18:30pm

TOUR DURATION: 4 Days / 3 Nights

MAIN PICKUP LOCATION & TIME: Travelodge Resort Darwin, 64 Cavenagh St, Darwin City NT 0800.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Visit World Heritage-Listed Kakadu National Park
  • See an apex predator up close, on a billabong cruise
  • Explore Bowali & Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre
  • Internationally Protected Mamukala Wetlands
  • Watch for Crocs and Barramundi at Cahills Crossing
  • Breathtaking sunset view over the Nadab Floodplain
  • Be guided through two world-class Aboriginal rock art sites Burrungkuy (Nourlangie) and Ubirr
  • Adventure to *Jim Jim or *Twin Falls (conditions permitting)
  • Relax at Barramundi Gorge (Maguk) waterfall and serene plunge pool
  • Enjoy the hospitality of a classic gold mining township
  • Discover the spectacular Edith Falls or Butterfly Gorge

*Seasonal access permitting, falls are rarely open before June. Highlights are a guideline, Kakadu’s diverse landscape and weather conditions mean a high amount of change and flexibility in the itinerary is expected. Your expert guides will ensure the most amazing adventure is had by all!

ITINERARY:

Join us on an exclusive 4wd safari adventure of a lifetime showcasing the very best Kakadu National Park has to offer. Discover some of the oldest and best-preserved Aboriginal Rock Art in the world, keep a lookout for some of our prehistoric friends (crocodiles) as we cruise the ancient wetlands by boat. Visit spectacular waterfalls and cool off in some of the most beautiful natural plunge pools imaginable. We’ll be exploring some truly spectacular countryside, amongst pockets of rainforest packed with endemic species of flora and fauna. This fully accommodated tour has you relaxing indoors in comfort each night after action-packed days of exploration, culture, and unmatched vistas. 

DAY 1: Darwin to Kakadu National Park

Start your adventure by departing from Darwin and head out to the floodplains of the Mary River to join Corroboree Billabong Wetland Cruises. Here we have ample opportunity to spot a huge range of Top End birdlife and not to mention some fresh and salty apex predators… crocodiles!
We journey on to Kakadu National Park where our home for the next two nights in Jabiru awaits, the Bowali Visitor Center offers a beautiful introduction to the Park’s landscape and wildlife and we take time to soak it in, before checking into our local accommodation. After some relaxation and time to catch a glimpse of the elusive Tingo we journey north to Cahills Crossing on the border of Kakadu and Arnhem Land, here we see crocodiles lining up along the East Alligator River where they and the locals hope to catch some barramundi! We then take you to one of the best-preserved collections of Aboriginal Rock Art in the world at Ubirr Sunset, this incredibly significant site showcases many styles of Rock Art and allows us to climb up high for a sunset that will blow you away looking out over the Nadab Floodplain. We head home back to Jabiru for a delicious dinner and our comfortable indoor accommodation. Meals: Lunch, Dinner. Accom: Anbinik Kakadu Resort Twin Share Room (with ensuite) or similar. Driving Distance: 420km. Hike Distance: 2km + 2km.

DAY 2: Jabiru Return

Jim Jim or Twin Falls are probably two of the most famous and stunning locations within Kakadu, depending on seasonal factors and cultural observations we will visit one of these amazing waterfalls situated at the bottom of an adventurous 4WD road. Please be aware, access to the falls is seasonal conditions permitting. Picnic lunches provided, we then hike out to the falls and enjoy plenty of time to cool off surrounded by thick monsoon forest. We head back home with a stop first at the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre where you have time to delve into the culture of Kakadu and gain deeper insight into how the World Heritage Listed Park is managed. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Accom: Anbinik Kakadu Resort Twin Share Room (with ensuite) or similar. Driving Distance: 250km. Hike Distance: 4km. 

DAY 3: Jabiru to Pine Creek

This morning starts bright and early as we take you to one of the best sunrise spots in the park, the Nawurlandja Lookout before cooking a delicious breakfast at Anabangbang Billabong. We then discover Burrungkuy (Nourlangie) Rock which houses fantastic Aboriginal Rock Art of the Bininj which we view at the Anabangbang Gallery before heading up for incredible views of Kakadu’s Escarpment from Kunwarddewardde Lookout. Another 4WD track awaits us as we travel south and enjoy a picnic lunch at the plunge pool of Barramundi Gorge (Maguk) Waterfall, one of the most picturesque and pristine waterfalls in Kakadu. After our 2km walk and lunch we head towards tonight’s accommodation in Pine Creek to relax and enjoy the local hospitality.  Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Accom: Pine Creek Motel Twin Share Room (with ensuite) or similar. Driving Distance: 270km. Hike Distance: 1km + 2km + 2km.

DAY 4: Pine Creek to Darwin

Our last day of this epic adventure takes us to one of two amazing waterfalls for exploration and swimming. Depending on the time of year and access conditions we will either be visiting Edith Falls or Butterfly Gorge, both offer relaxation in picture-perfect Top End surroundings with clear water and a welcome chance to cool off! We then begin the journey back up towards Darwin along the Stuart Hwy, stopping at Adelaide River, a town steeped in history, we visit the heritage-listed Adelaide River War Cemetery to learn of the World War II impact in this part of Australia. After this, the vibrant Mindil Markets await (at your own leisure) as we return to Darwin just in time for you to grab some delicious local food while you watch the sunset on an action-packed 4 days. Meals: Breakfast & Lunch. Driving Distance:360km. Hike Distance: 2km.

*This itinerary schedule is interchangeable during seasonal weather fluctuations or during park closures due to traditional landowner ceremonies.

INCLUSIONS:

  • 2 Nights’ Resort Private Double/Twin Room – with ensuite facilities (Kakadu x2)
  • 1 Nights’ Motel Private Double/Twin Room – with ensuite facilities (Pine Creek)
  • Includes: 3 x Breakfast, 4 x Lunch, 3 x Dinner
  • Aboriginal culture and rock art viewing
  • Kakadu Park pass entry fees
  • Billabong wetlands cruise
  • Cultural centre admissions
  • Accredited outback driver-guide
  • Air-conditioned 4WD off-road mini-coach travel
  • Comprehensive tour commentary
  • Select inner-city pickup and drop off points

EXCLUSIONS:

  • Any meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance is highly recommended
  • Personal expenses

WHAT TO BRING:

2-3L Refillable water bottle, hat, sunglasses & sunscreen, towel & toiletries, bathers or swimwear, comfortable sturdy hiking shoes (closed shoes), all-weather clothing (extreme conditions day/night), camera, flashlight, headlamp or torch, tropical strength insect repellent, 15kg overnight bag & small day pack, money for snack and meals.

CHILD POLICY:

Children aged between 12 to 17 years old, must be accompanied by an adult or legal guardian at all times. Not suitable for infants or children 11 years and under, due to safety requirements and the level of fitness required to complete the walks.

WEATHER:

The weather in the Northern Territory can fluctuate and be extreme. It is not unheard of for temperatures to reach over 50+ degrees Celsius in the dry season and in the evening the temperature drops dramatically. Please ensure you have checked the average temperatures for the time of year you are travelling and have packed adequate clothing. In the event of rain or inclement weather, your experience will still go ahead, unless contacted by the provider.

THINGS TO KNOW:

  • A moderate to advanced level of fitness is required to complete the walks. Walks can be up to 6km in length, often over steep and rocky sections and in direct sunlight. Length of walks may vary and will be at the guide’s discretion.
  • Itineraries may vary to adapt to seasonal changes and occasionally sites in the parks close or do not allow swimming. As safety is our top priority we plan accordingly to ensure our guests have the most fun and best experience possible while on tour.
  • Children aged between 12 to 17 years old, must be accompanied by an adult or legal guardian at all times. Not suitable for infants or children 11 years and under.
  • All accommodation upgrades are subject to availability and on request. 
  • This terrain is not suitable for mobility-impaired travellers, wheelchairs, walkers, or strollers.
  • Limited storage space on our vehicle, baggage kept to 1 x 15kg travel bag, 1 x 5kg day bag
  • Please notify the provider of any dietary requirements, medical conditions, and your travelling contact number at the time of booking.
  • Blackout Dates: 30MAY, 04JUL, 07JUL, 14JUL, closed over the wet season (01NOV-30APR).

Starting Location
Bicentennial Park, Darwin City NT 0800, Australia.
Itineraries are subject to change.
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