Average rating 4.50 (maximum 5)
from 10 reviews
Daily (July - August)
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat (April - June, Sept - Nov)
No Departures Dec - March
Adelaide River (township), Batchelor, Edith falls, Kakadu, Katherine Gorge (Nitmiluk N P), Katherine, Litchfield National Park, Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge), Pine Creek
We pick up from all Darwin hotels and hostels, pick ups start from 7 am.
All ages, including children from 6 years or older, with a reasonable level of fitness.
Day 1 Darwin/ Kakadu National Park
A colourful blend of frontier charm and a cosmopolitan attitude, Darwin is an exciting launch pad for a tour of Australia's Top End. After an early start from the tropical capital, venture deep into the wilderness of Kakadu National Park. Keep eyes peeled and cameras ready on a cruise down the river and spy crocodiles patrolling the waters. Be captivated by the ever-changing terrain and untamed natural beauty of Kakadu. Tour across the landscape, steeped in ancient Dreamtime history, learning how Indigenous tradition and culture has been maintained through the ages. Travel to Ubirr Rock to witness one of Australia's finest Aboriginal rock art collections and admire 360 degree-views of the region.
Day 2 Kakadu National Park/ Katherine
After breakfast, head out to explore more of the Kakadu wetlands before an energising swim in croc-free waters. Travel south to the historic gold mining centre of Pine Creek, stopping for another refreshing dip along with way - this time by the cascading Edith Falls. Settle in for the night at the historic Springvale Homestead camp and fall asleep listening to the dull chatter of the Outback at night.
Day 3 Katherine Gorge/ Mt Bundy Station
Cruise along the tranquil waters of Katherine Gorge on a boat tour or take the more adventurous option and head out by canoe. Formed by the Katherine River flowing from Arnhem Land to the Timor Sea, Katherine Gorge is simply breathtaking. Travel north across the sunbaked Outback to camp for the night at remote Mt Bundy Station - once the largest cattle station in the Top End. Enjoy some classic Northern Territory treats for dinner, perhaps a juicy crocodile or kangaroo steak.
Day 4 Litchfield National Park/ Darwin
Filled with waterholes and waterfalls, Litchfield National Park is well deserving of all its hype and the perfect place to soak up the tranquillity of the tropics. Exploring Litchfield is the perfect way to complete this tour, visiting Florence Falls, Wangi Falls and the Buley Rockholes. Stroll through steamy rainforests and cool off with a dip in one of Litchfield park'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 perhaps enjoy a night on the town toasting the adventure with new friends.
Pick up from Darwin hotel or lodge accommodation. All meals from lunch on day one to lunch on last day, all transportation, services of a knowledgeable and friendly guide, accommodation as specified (twin share), cruises as specified, all camping equipment including sleeping sheet and sleeping bag, pillow & towel.
Items of a personal nature, insurance, alcohol, souvenirs, items not listed above. We reserves the right to alter tours, vehicles and itineraries when necessary and without notice.
$150 single supplement applies for exclusive use of tent. No single supplement applies if you are happy to share with one other person of the same sex.
Intrepid booking Terms and Conditions can be found at http://www.intrepidtravel.com/booking-intrepid/booking-conditions/au
Those aged over 70 or with pre existing medical conditions will be required to complete a Self Assessment form.
What To Bring
Luggage is limited to a small soft bag and a day pack.
We suggest: shorts and t-shirts for daytime, lightweight long pants and long sleeved shirts for evenings, maybe a light sweater for cool evenings, hat, sunblock, comfortable walking shoes, swimming costume and towel, insect repellent, flash light, water bottle, extra film and all necessary personal items and medications. Please store large luggage and valuables in Darwin accommodation.
No childs rate available.
Age restrictions apply to this trip - minimum age 5.
Excellent itinerary: David and Rob were great, 5*, friendly, competent, extremely well informed, sensitive to our needs and kept us out of danger; and the group really 'jelled'. Food excellent - maybe even a bit too generous? Evening wine much appreciated. Beds comfortable. Wd have given 5 rating except no lights in cabins on 2nd night, no campsite layout maps - both management issues.
Reviewed by: Alfred, May 2013
The trip was fantastic! I strongly recommend the experience to anyone interested in Australian culture and nature. We came from Spain wanting to experience the Northern Territory and this travel made it possible. We had an amazing guide (Jeff) and we met great people on the tour!
Thanks for helping make our visit to Australia so great!!!
Reviewed by: sara, May 2013
Enjoyed the tour, especially the Alligator River cruise, the Rock art, the Katherine Gorge and the waterholes! The Aboriginal guides were terrific. Also our Tour Guides Ben and Jen were very knowledgeable and looked after us very well.
Not very impressed with the Bundy Station accommodation - you need gumboots due to all the magpie geese droppings lying around everywhere!
Reviewed by: Kevin, November 2012
We had a fantastic time, met some wonderful people. Our tour guide Guy was so knowledgable and very friendly, nothing was to much trouble.
Reviewed by: Joanne, November 2012
It was fabulous!
Reviewed by: Katherine, August 2012
Reviewed by: Annemie, August 2011
Ryan is a very capable and professional tour guide
Reviewed by: joanne, August 2011
We had a wonderful time. It was unforgettable experience that was well coordinated. Out guides were exceptional and wouldnt hesitate recommending this to others
Reviewed by: Toni, August 2011
Great experience, highly knowledgable and friendly guides. Early starts, travelling, walking the sites, I started to flag by the 4th day. Must commend the guides for their thoughtfulness in meeting my wife's dietary needs
Reviewed by: Barry, August 2011
I had a very enjoyable time-of course the tour guide 'Tristan' made it a very special trip due to his knowledge, thoughtful attitude and passion for flora and fauna.Very pleased with the clean and spacious tents and the variety of food we were treated to. Well done-I will highly recommend your company to others.
Reviewed by: Kendall, September 2010