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Reviews Average rating 4.50 (maximum 5) from 2 reviews
Duration Five days
Operates Wed, Sun (April - Oct)
Fri (July - Aug)
Destinations Kakadu, Katherine Gorge (Nitmiluk N P), Katherine, Litchfield National Park
Departs from Darwin
Departure/Pickup Instructions Pick up from Darwin hostels/hotels from 7.00 am
Departure Time Darwin 7.00am
Returns/Ends At 6:30pm
Suitable for Our tours are active so a reasonable level of fitness and swimming ability is needed. If you enjoy hiking through gorges, swimming in waterfalls and directly experiencing the environment then our tours are perfect for you. They are not suitable for children.
Itinerary Day 1 – Darwin to Kakadu
Leaving Darwin, we travel into Wulna Country and receive a Cul Cul or unique 'Welcome to Country' by the traditional owners of the land, the Limilngan –Wulna people. They'll share with us their local Aboriginal culture with bush tucker talks, didgeridoo demonstrations, basket weaving and spear throwing^. Next stop is the Mary River wetlands system, with the highest concentration of saltwater crocodiles in the southern hemisphere. Get close (but not too close) to 'salties' and other wild creatures on a unique billabong cruise. We arrive at history rich Ubirr in time for sunset. You will see vivid Aboriginal rock art that dates back over 20,000 years. Then we head to our overnight camp in Kakadu. (LD)
Day 2 – Kakadu
It's an early start this morning as we travel to Twin Falls, getting in some 4WD action along the way. The spectacular gorge is experienced onboard a National Park operated boat cruise and a walk along the boardwalk. Unwind and relax for a bit on the sandy banks before we head to explore Jim Jim Falls. (Twin and Jim Jim Falls not available year round; subject to seasonal availability^^). First we have a quick lunch break and then take in the views of this 200m natural wonder before taking the challenging walk to the base where you can choose to swim or relax on the beautiful beach. This is really a site to admire and not rush so we spend the whole afternoon enjoying the spectacular scenery and waterholes before making the short drive to our overnight bush camp. (BLD)
Day 3 – Kakadu to Katherine Gorge
Depending on which way the wind blows and which way the water flows, we head to either Maguk (Barramundi Gorge) or Gunlom Falls and cool off with a dip in the plunge pools. The perfect way to revitalize you inside and out, these spectacular waterfalls will leave you breathless. Visit the historic gold-mining centre of Pine Creek before heading further south and settling in for the night at our private campsite on the doorstep of Nitmuluk National Park. (BLD)
Day 4 –Katherine Gorge
We spend the morning at the majestic Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park. Relax and enjoy the serenity. Want to see more? Take a cruise along the gorge or rent a canoe and paddle yourself downstream. These options are seasonal and at your own expense. Next we head off to Edith Falls where you can cool down with another refreshing swim. Settle down for the night in a comfortable camp with your group. (BLD)
Day 5 – Litchfield to Darwin
Filled with waterholes and waterfalls, Litchfield National Park is well deserving of all its hype and the perfect place to soak up the tranquility of the tropics. Exploring Litchfield is the perfect way to complete this tour, visiting Florence Falls, Wangi Falls and the Buley Rockholes. Enjoy a picnic lunch, stroll through steamy rainforests and cool off with a dip in one of Litchfield's picture perfect swimming holes. As with all good things, this Top End tour must come to an end. Hit the road and head back to Darwin to enjoy an optional night on the town toasting your adventure with new friends. (BL)
Seasonal itinerary changes
SHOULDER SEASON ITINERARY (may apply in the months of April/May and Sep/Oct)*
Day 1 – Mamakala wetlands | Ubirr |Overnight camp at Jabiru. (LD)
Day 2 – Gubara and the Castle | Nawalundja lookout | Bowali Culture centre | Waradjan Culture centre | Camp at Cooinda (BLD)
Day 3 – Motorcar Falls and Boulder Creek Falls | Overnight camp at Katherine (BLD)
Day 4 – Katherine Gorge | Edith Falls | Overnight Camp at Litchfield (BLD)
Day 5 –Florence Falls | Wangi Falls | Bluey Rockholes | Return to Darwin (BL)
Inclusions Experienced tour guides, all meals as indicated, accommodation transfers, camping fees & equipment.
Exclusions Twin Falls boat transfer fee (dry season) $12.50
National Park Fees
Sleeping bag (can be purchased for $35)
What To Bring Sturdy walking shoes, hat & sunscreen, water bottle, towel & toiletries, torch, warm clothing in winter months, flynet, camera & film, pillow, sleeping bag (can be purchased for $35).
Child Policies 8-12 years (This tour is not suitable for children under 8 years).
Childrens Rate $1166.00
Read reviews of 5 day Top End Adventure (PNTK5) from other travellers:
Luke was a very good guide, knowledgeable and helpful and the the landscape and rock paintings where amazing!
Reviewed by: Helga, September 2013
Our experienced guide was very knowledgable. Good value for money.
Reviewed by: Harriett, June 2013
5 day Top End Adventure (PNTK5)
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