5 Day Camping Tour departing from Darwin Arnhemland Dreaming
This 5 Day Kakadu 4WD tour is the ultimate Top End adventure for those seeking indigenous culture. Explore Kakadu National Park by small group four wheel drive and get close to a Saltwater Crocodile on a private river cruise. Spend a day in remote Arnhemland and view ancient rock art with an indigenous guide. Travel to Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park where you can paddle, cruise or walk the gorge. Swim in the clear rock holes and waterfalls of Litchfield National Park and spend your nights in private campsites cooking over the campfire and being amazed by the clear southern skies with more stars than you have ever seen before.
Kakadu tour - Day 1
You will be collected from your Darwin accommodation at around 7.00am for the short journey to Litchfield National Park. Explore the waterfalls, spring-fed streams and rugged sandstone escarpments of Litchfield National Park. Check out intriguing cathedral and magnetic termite mounds and swim, hike and explore Florence and Wangi Falls* and enjoy a picnic lunch.
After lunch we hit the dirt travelling along the Marrakai Road before the Old Jim Jim Road taking us deep into Kakadu National Park. Travelling past billabongs and traversing water crossings with ample opportunity for wildlife spotting. We arrive at our private campsite complete with comfortable permanent tents at Cooinda where we spend the night enjoying dinner and some stargazing.
Litchfield National Park
Kakadu tour - Day 2
We awake for breakfast this morning before joining an iconic Yellow Waters Cruise. A must do activity within Kakadu National Park, the award winning Yellow Waters cruise is Aboriginal owned and centres around a spectacular billabong system that is home to some remarkable and diverse wildlife. Spotting crocodiles is only one of the many wildlife viewing opportunities on this unique water system.
Departing camp we travel to nearby Nourlangie Rock. Here you can see how local Aboriginal people lived in this area through changing times. Environmental and social changes are reflected in the rock art and in the ground, where archaeologists have uncovered over 20,000 years of Aboriginal occupation.
After lunch we visit the Bowali Visitor Centre, a Gun-djeihmi name for the local area and creek on land owned by the Mirarrclan. See the audio-visual presentations and Marrawuddi Gallery showcasing Aboriginal art by artists from within Kakadu and the wider region.
Later this afternoon we arrive at the culturally significant Aboriginal art site of Ubirr, located within the East Alligator region of the park. Here you will view a wide range of ancient Aboriginal art which will be interpreted by your guide. Learn the story of the Rainbow Serpent and climb the Nadab Lookout for panoramic views over the floodplain and beyond into Arnhem Land. After learning about the area, it’s time to pick out a quiet spot to sit while we watch the sun set over the Kakadu escarpment before making the short journey to our private and permanent campsite for the night.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Yellow Waters Crocodile and Wildlife Cruise
Bowali Visitor Centre
Nourlangie anf Ubirr Rocks
Kakadu tour - Day 3
You will have a once in a lifetime experience today. We travel into remote Western Arnhemland where you will witness ancient Aboriginal Art brought to life by your indigenous guide at Injalak Hill. Be amazed at the stunning views across the escarpment before traveling to the Injalak Art Centre where you view some amazing art on offer or simply watch the indigenous artists at work. Tonight we return to our camp for another great dinner and to talk about the days adventures.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Injalak Hill and rock art
Injalak Art Centre
Kakadu tour - Day 4
We spend the morning at Gunlom Falls. We take time out at the lower plunge pool before we climb to the top of the falls to the crystal clear pools there for a swim. From here the view is incredible as you soak in the water and look out over Kakadu from this birds eye view location. For the more energetic hike to the rear waterfall where the reward is swimming underneath the waterfall.
After we enjoy a tasty lunch we drive to the Katherine Region stopping at Edith Falls for a swim before spending the night at our private campsite near Katherine Gorge.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Kakadu tour - Day 5
We are up early this morning to discover Nitmiluk National Park, go for a boat cruise, canoe (optional) or a hike along the steep rock walls of Maguk (Katherine Gorge). See if you can spot a freshwater crocodile while exploring the spiritual home of the Jawoyn Aboriginal people. This afternoon we drive north back to Darwin We arrive into Darwin around 5.30pm.
Tour Code WTA05
Departing from Darwin
1st June 2017 to 31st October 2017
Departs 7.00am Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Tour Returns Day 5 approximately 5.30pm
Maximum Passengers 17
Cost Adult Camping $1460.00
Cost Child 8-15 Camping $1460.00