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Wayoutback Desert Safaris - 5 Day Jabiru Dreaming Top End 4WD Safari (WT05)
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May to October
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday
Kakadu, Katherine Gorge (Nitmiluk N P), Katherine, Litchfield National Park, Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge)
Hotel Pick up
Those wanting a genuine outdoor adventure with a reasonable amount of walking, swimming and hiking.
Australia's Northern Territory is known for its spectacular landscapes, World Heritage Listed National Parks and remote towns and this safari will show you the highlights it is renowned for. Spend 4 days and 3 nights exploring Kakadu and Nitmiluk National Parks (Katherine Gorge), travelling on outback tracks, swimming in pristine waterfalls, croc and wildlife spotting on a private boat cruise and gain an insight into the Indigenous culture that makes this place so unique.
Day 1 – (Lunch/Dinner)
After collecting you from your Darwin accommodation we head towards Kakadu National Park for 4 Days and 3 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.
● Private Mary River Wetlands cruise ● Ubirr ● Mamukala Wetlands
Day 2 – (Breakast/Lunch/Dinner)
Today, the majestic Twin and Jim Jim Falls await. It's all adventure to get here - after a 4-wheel drive, boat shuttle, rocky walking track and boardwalk we arrive at Twin Falls Gorge. Relax on the sandy banks and soak up the view of the waterfall and surrounding cliffs. Another 4-wheel drive and we arrive at the 150 metre cliffs of Jim Jim Falls for a walk through monsoonal forest and over boulders to the waterfall and plunge pool. Sit back and take it all in before retiring back at camp for another hearty dinner, more stories and the clear southern skies.
● Remote 4WD Tracks ● Twin and Jim Jim Falls
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.
● Gunlom Falls ● Edith Falls ● Katherine Region
Day 4 - (Breakfast/Lunch)
It's up early this morning to get into Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge) before the masses for a boat cruise, canoe (optional) or walk along the sheer rock walls that this place so spectacular . Spend some time exploring the spiritual home of the Jawoyn Aboriginal people before enjoying lunch and travelling north to Litchfield ParkNational 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 back in 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 culture and restaurants to satisfy any taste
**Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility.
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.
Breakfast day 1 and dinner day 3.
**$12.50 Twin Falls boat shuttle fee (seasonal) which is collected on day of travel.
Twin $235 (low) $315 (high)
Single $465 (low) $ 625 (high)
Twin Falls boat shuttle fee of $12.50 is collected on day of travel and not included in price.
Luggage is restricted to 10kg per person in a soft bag or backpack.
*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.
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.
Children 5- 15 years
**Not suitable for children under 5 years
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