Departure/Pickup Instructions Hostel/Hotel Pick up
Departure Time 6.00AM
Returns/Ends At Approx 5.30pm
Suitable for Those wanting a genuine outdoor adventure with a reasonable amount of walking, swimming and hiking.
Itinerary Day 1 (Lunch / Dinner)
After collecting you from your Darwin accommodation we head towards Kakadu National Park for 5 Days and 4 nights of adventure, fun and exploration. First stop is the Mary River Wetlands, home to over 250 bird species and boasts the highest concentration of Saltwater crocodiles in the Southern Hemisphere! Here, we join our private boat for a two hour cruise spotting 'crocs', birds and other wildlife. Driving further into Kakadu National Park, we stop in at the Mamukala Wetlands to check out the birdlife that gather around the waterhole . See how many species you can count from the viewing platform before enjoying lunch and travelling to Ubirr located within the East Alligator Region of Kakadu National Park. View a wide range of Aboriginal rock art which will be interpreted by your guide, learn about the Rainbow Serpent and climb the Nadab Lookout for excellent views over the surrounding floodplain and beyond into Arnhem Land. Tonight, stay at our private campsite where dinner, laughs and maybe a few cold beverages will top off the day.
Kakadu National Park
Private Crocodile and Wildlife cruise
Day 2 (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Today, a once in a lifetime experience awaits. Travelling into remote Western Arnhem Land you will witness Ancient Aboriginal Art brought to life by your indigenous guide at Injalak Hill. Take in the amazing views across the escarpment before travelling to the Injalak Art Centre where you say goodbye to your Indigenous guide and hello to some amazing art on offer or simply watch the indigenous artists at work. Travelling back into Kakadu National Park, stop at the Bowali Visitor Centre before spending the night at your private campsite complete with campfire, dinner and tales of the days adventures whilst reflecting on the profound effect this magical place has on people.
Injalak Hill Rock Art
Injalak Art Centre
Bowali Visitor Centre
Day 3 (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Today, the pace relaxes as we head into Gunlom Falls for a full morning to enjoy all this spectacular area has to offer. Relax around the lower plunge pool before hiking to the top of the falls where an amazing view is on offer whilst you enjoy the many rock holes. For the energetic keep going to the rear fall where you will be rewarded with a swim under the waterfall. After a tasty lunch, it's all aboard as we travel on to the Katherine Region. Later today stop at Edith Falls for a refreshing dip in the plunge pool before retiring to our private campsite near Katherine for dinner, good company and a well deserved rest.
Day 4 (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
It's up early this morning to get into Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge) before the masses for a boat cruise, canoe or walk along the sheer rock walls that make this place so spectacular (optional and own expense). Spend some time exploring the spiritual home of the Jawoyn Aboriginal people before enjoying lunch and travelling north towards Litchfield National Park. Tonight, we camp close by the park, ready for our final day tomorrow exploring, hiking and swimming. Enjoy dinner around the campfire before retiring for our last night in the magical Top End.
Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park
Day 5 (Breakfast / Lunch)
We enjoy our final day with little travel and lots of time to relax and explore the waterfalls, spring-fed streams and rugged sandstone escarpments of Litchfield National Park. Swim, hike and explore Florence and Wangi Falls. Enjoy a farewell lunch and discover the many rock holes and cascading waterfalls of Buley Rockhole before our early evening arrival into Darwin after 5 days and 4 nights packed with spectacular sunsets, majestic waterfalls and loads of indigenous culture. Tonight, it's back to civilisation where cosmopolitan Darwin awaits with its vibrant bars, friendly locals and restaurants to satisfy any taste.
Litchfield National Park
**Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility.
Inclusions Professional guide, travel in an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle, all meals (as listed on itineraries), camping equipment and fees, sleeping bag hire, pillow, reference books, drinking water (please provide your own bottle) and park entry fee.
Exclusions Breakfast day 1 and dinner day 3.
**$12.50 Twin Falls boat shuttle fee (seasonal) which is collected on day of travel.
Note Twin Falls boat shuttle fee of $12.50 is collected on day of travel and not included in price.
*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.
Luggage is restricted to 10kg per person in a soft bag or backpack.
Travel Insurance is compulsory for all travellers. This clause is included as a duty of care to protect our travellers & all levels of the travel distribution chain, but excludes those nationals of countries where local law prohibits a compulsory service that is not included in the tour price. Whilst Travel Insurance is strongly recommended for these nationals, we will not apply these booking conditions where law prohibits it. However, all travellers will be expected to sign a waiver before commencing their tour acknowledging that they are aware of the increased risks associated with Adventure Travel & that they understand that Wayoutback will not be held responsible for any loss, damage, delay, accident or injury sustained whilst on tour with us.
Please call our Reservations Team at least 48 hours prior to departure to confirm pick-up location and time.
What To Bring Wide brimmed hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, water bottle (1.5 litres), walking shoes/boots, swim wear, towel and camera.
Child Policies Children 5 - 15 years
**Not suitable for children under 5 years