The 5 Day Kakadu and Top End Explorer is a less rushed tour and allows more quality time in the areas that are visited. It also has the additional highlights of many more destinations that we have listed below for you.
Day 1 - Darwin – Darwin to Kakadu
Departing Darwin, we travel into Wulna Country and experience a Cul Cul or Welcome to the Country from the traditional aboriginal owners the Limilngan - Wulna people. Soon after we are cruising the spectacular Mary River Wetlands, where we take a private river cruise, keep your camera handy this is your chance to photograph Saltwater Crocodiles and a wide variety of other wildlife. Examine and marvel at ancient Aboriginal rock art at Ubirr and climb to the top of a rocky lookout for panoramic views over the Nardab floodplain. Tonight we stay at a secluded campsite in Kakadu National Park.
Day 2 - Mary River to Kakadu
It's an early start this morning as we drive to Twin Falls in 4WD mode. The spectacular gorge is experienced onboard a national parks operated boat and boardwalk talk. You have some time to relax on the sandy banks before we move on to the mighty Jim Jim Falls, again on 4WD tracks. Standing at the base of these 200 metre talk waterfalls you will feel dwarfed, do the challenging hike to the base of the falls for a swim and to feel the imposing character of the massive plungepool. There is definately a spiritual feeling in this place. We overnight at our bush camp.
Day 3 - Kakadu to Katherine Gorge
Today we visit more amazing waterfalls, we travel to Maguk (Barramundi Falls) and cool off with a morning swim in the plunge pools. After lunch we take the hike to Gunlom falls for sweeping views over Kakadu and photo opportunities plus a swim in the waterhole at the top of the falls. This afternoon we visit historic Pine Creek, a gold mining centre in days gone by. The tour then heads for Nitmuluk National Park and our private campsite.
Day 4 - Kakadu National Park to Katherine Gorge
This morning you have the opportunity (seasonal) to take a cruise or paddle a canoe up the Katherine Gorge taking in the towering cliffs up to 70 metres high. Keep an eye out for Freshwater Crocodiles that live in the Gorge. Unlike their Saltwater cousins Freshwater crocodiles are quite shy. This These options are seasonal and at your own expense. Next we drive to Edith Falls for a refreshing swim before camping for the night.
Day 5 - Litchfield National Park to Darwin
Today you will explore Litchfield National Park. Visit Florence Falls, Wangi Falls and the Buley Rockholes and enjoy a picnic lunch before heading back to Darwin late afternoon. The group will usually get together at a local pub for one last meal and a few drinks together (own expense).
B = Breakfast
L = Lunch
D = Dinner
Itineraries are subject to change in accordance with the weather (seasonal) and the wishes of the traditional Aboriginal owners wishes. Alternate locations are used if required. The Aboriginal Limilngan-Wulan cultural experience is only available during the dry season (April to October) the region is subject to flooding in the wet season.
This operator requires you to phone and reconfirm at least 24 hours prior to departure. This is a condition of booking and something you must not forget to do.
On Tour Accommodation
Accommodation while on tour is camping in simple permanent tents at permanent campsites with facilities.
Experience tour guide, meals as per itinerary, croc and wildlife spotting cruise, accommodation transfers, camping fees & equipment.
What to Bring
Refillable water bottle, Pillow for camping if required, towel, toiletries, insect repellent, sun block cream, hat, torch, warm clothes in winter months, good hiking shoes (preferably ankle high) no open toed sandals or flip flops (thongs). Any snacks you can’t live without.
This tour is ideally for fit active people who have a degree of fitness aged between 18 to 55, you should be able to undertake a return hike of up to 8 kilometres with no problems. This tour is not suitable for children under the age of 12 years of age.
Passengers are required to assist the guide in the preparation and cleaning up of meals. This also helps you to get to know everyone.
If we can assist further please don’t hesitate to email. If you wish to book this tour please use our secure booking page to send your information to us safely.
Tour Code PNTK5
Price from April 2017 to October 2017
Cost per person $1195.00
Local fees are included
Sleeping bags can be hired at a cost of $30.00 per person which covers the cost of cleaning after every use.
Tour departs Darwin on selected dates below
April 2017 - Tuesday 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
April 2017 - Friday 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
May 2017 - Tuesday 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
May 2017 - Friday 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
June 2017 - Tuesday 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
June 2017 - Friday 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
July 2017 - Sunday 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
July 2017 - Tuesday 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
July 2017 - Friday 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th,
August 2017 - Sunday 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
August 2017 - Tuesday 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
August 2017 - Friday 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
September 2017 - Tuesday 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
September 2017 - Friday 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
October 2017 - Tuesday 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st
October 2017 - Friday 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
This tour is recommended for reasonably fit active people aged between 18 to 50 years of age who have no existing medical conditions. Passengers should be able to complete a return hike of up to 8 kilometres with no problems.
Compulsory Travel Insurance
This tour operator recommends all passengers to have compulsory travel insurance with heli medivac option, there are risks associated with adventure travel. Please note that travel insurance provided by credit card companies is not comprehensive travel insurance.