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5 Day 4WD Top End Adventure - Adventure Tours

Darwin

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Why You'll Love It

  • Explore the highlights of Australia's iconic Top End in rugged style on this five-day overland trip
  • Enjoy the flexibility of a private vehicle, the local knowledge of a passionate guide and the magic of camping under the great southern sky
  • Learn about the ancient culture and traditions of the Limilngan-Wulna people as they invite you into their community with a traditional 'Welcome to Country'
  • The Mary River Wetlands feature a wealth of wildlife, including the highest concentration of saltwater crocodiles
  • Discover the wonders of Kakadu National Park on a boat trip through the spectacular Twin Falls Gorge, and hike to the base of Jim Jim Falls
  • Two interactive Indigenous experiences, one in Kakadu and one in Arnhem Land delivered by local Indigenous guides

What's Included 

  • Meals: 4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Transport: All Terrain vehicle
  • Accommodation: 5 nights camping
  • Activities as detailed in the itinerary
  • National park entry fees

Itinerary

Day 1: Pudakul 'Welcome to Country' and Arnhem Land

Leave Darwin and travel into Wulna Country, where you'll receive a Cul Cul ('Welcome to Country') by the traditional owners of the land, the Limilngan-Wulna people. Learn about their ancient culture as you enjoy bush tucker talks, didgeridoo demonstrations and basket weaving. Next stop is the border of Kakadu and Arnhem Land to experience the Guluyumbi cruise. Enjoy your Binninj guide explain to you the importance of the East Alligator River. After the cruise we will enter Arnhem Land and go to an exclusive art site called Mawurndaddja. This site allows you to see first hand the history and culture of this region. See artwork that is many thousands of years old. This site is unique in the Top End and you will have it all to youself. After a cool drink and some nibbles in Arnhem Land we will head to your overnight camp in Kakadu where the group will have dinner. Note: Total driving time is about six hours (approximately 350kms) Total walking time is approximately one and a half hours (including stops for informative talks)  

Meal(s) included: Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 2: Kakadu National Park

Early this morning after breakfast, travel by 4WD to the Twin Falls. Experience this spectacular gorge aboard a boat cruise that’s operated by the national park, with a walk along the boardwalk afterwards. Unwind and relax on the sandy banks before heading to explore Jim Jim Falls. After a quick lunch break, take in the views of this natural wonder before taking a challenging walk to the base of the falls. Here you can choose to swim or relax on the beach, enjoying the spectacular scenery, before making the short drive to your overnight bush camp. Note: Total driving time is about four hours (approximately 120kms). Total walking time is approximately two and a half hours  

Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 3: Kakadu National Park to Nitmiluk National Park

After breakfast, head to either Maguk (Barramundi Gorge) or Gunlom Falls and cool off with a dip in the plunge pools. Stop off at the Lazy Lizard Hotel and shop at Pine Creek before heading further south after lunch. Journey for around three hours in a private vehicle to your campsite on the doorstep of Nitmiluk National Park. Once comfortable, have dinner with the group before relaxing in your tent for the night. Note: Total driving time is about five and a half hours (approximately 340kms). Total walking time is approximately one and a half hours  

Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 4: Nitmiluk National Park

Spend the morning at the magnificent Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park. Perhaps take a cruise along the gorge or rent a kayak and paddle downstream. These options are seasonal and at your own expense. In the afternoon, head off to Edith Falls where you can cool down with a refreshing swim in the huge rock pools. Continue on to the edge of Litchfield National Park. Settle down for the night in a snug camp and enjoy dinner with your group. Note: Total driving time is about four and a half hours (approximately 350kms). Total walking time is approximately three and a half hours  

Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 5: Litchfield National Park to Darwin

Once you’ve had breakfast, head into Litchfield National Park. Filled with waterholes, creeks and waterfalls, it’s the perfect place to soak up the tranquillity of the tropics. Visit the gateway of Florence Falls, the popular Wangi Falls and the refreshing waters of the Buley Rockholes. Enjoy a picnic lunch, stroll through steamy rainforests and cool off with a dip in one of Litchfield's swimming holes. In the afternoon, take the two-hour drive back to Darwin where your trip ends. Enjoy an optional night out with the group if you decide to stay in Darwin for the night. Note: Total driving time is about three and a half hours (approximately 250kms). Total walking time is approximately one hour Should any of the attractions of the standard itinerary not be open as a result of National Park decisions surrounding accessibility and safety, activities will be substituted.  

Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch


Pickups / Departures

Departure location : Select Darwin accommodation from 06:20am. The Youth Shack at 6.50am (69 Mitchell St, Darwin)

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Arrival location : Darwin accommodation early evening day 5.


Extras

A sleeping bag is required for this tour. You can bring your own or purchase one from Adventure Tours for AUD $35

What to bring
  • Water bottle (2L)
  • Hat and sunscreen
  • Towel and toiletries 
  • Towel and bathers for swimming
  • Camera and batteries or charger
  • Sturdy walking shoes
  • Sleeping bag or pre-purchase at time of booking
  • Pillow 
  • Torch or headlight

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5 Day 4wd Top End Adventure - Adventure Tours

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