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5 Day Top End Explorer

from $1,295.00

The highlights of this trip include 4WD adventures, learning about Aboriginal culture, visiting Twin Falls as well as the breathtaking Jim Jim Falls in Kakadu National Park. We visit Litchfield National Park as well as the beautiful Katherine Gorge. You’ll have the chance to go croc-spotting on a wildlife boat trip and spend a night under the stars at our private campsite. This tour starts and ends in Darwin.

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  • Tour Style Aboriginal Culture, Camping Tour, Family Friendly, Short Breaks
  • Fitness Level Challenging
    6/8
  • Group Size Small Group
    16
All about the 5 Day Top End Explorer.

The highlights of this trip include 4WD adventures, learning about Aboriginal culture, visiting Twin Falls as well as the breathtaking Jim Jim Falls in Kakadu National Park. We visit Litchfield National Park as well as the beautiful Katherine Gorge. You’ll have the chance to go croc-spotting on a wildlife boat trip and spend a night under the stars at our private campsite. This tour starts and ends in Darwin.

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What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

Inclusions

Experienced Guide
Aboriginal Cultural Experience * The Aboriginal Cultural Experience is only included during the Dry Season - read Important Notes for more detail. During the shoulder seasons an alternative itinerary is provided if necessary.
Meals - 4 x Breakfasts, 5 x Lunches, 4 x Dinners
Explorer Camp & Camping Accommodation
National Park Entry Fees

  1. Day 1 Mary River Wetlands & Ubirr

    Leaving Darwin, we travel into Wulna Country and receive a Cul Cul or unique ‘Welcome to Country’ by the traditional owners of the land, the Limilngan-Wulna people. They’ll share with us their local Aboriginal culture with bush tucker talks, didgeridoo lessons, basket weaving and spear throwing. Next stop is the Mary River wetlands system, with the highest concentration of saltwater crocodiles in the southern hemisphere. Get close (but not too close) to ‘salties’ and other wild creatures on a unique billabong cruise. We arrive at history rich Ubirr in time for sunset. You will see vivid Aboriginal rock art that dates back over 20,000 years. Then we head to our overnight camp in Kakadu. (LD)

  2. Day 2 Kakadu National Park

    It’s an early start this morning as we travel to Twin Falls, getting in some 4WD action along the way. The spectacular gorge is experienced onboard a National Park operated boat cruise and a walk along the boardwalk. Unwind and relax for a bit on the sandy banks before we head to explore Jim Jim Falls. First we have a quick lunch break and then take in the views of this 200m natural wonder before taking the challenging walk to the base where you can choose to swim or relax on the beautiful beach. This is really a site to admire and not rush so we spend the whole afternoon enjoying the spectacular scenery and waterholes before making the short drive to our overnight bush camp. (BLD)

  3. Day 3 Kakadu National Park to Nitmiluk National Park

    With more amazing waterfalls to experience we head to ether Maguk or Gunlom Falls (seasonal choice) and cool off with a dip in the plunge pools. After lunch we pass through the historic gold-mining centre of Pine Creek before heading further south and settling in for the night at our private campsite on the doorstep of Nitmuluk National Park. (BLD)

  4. Day 4 Katherine Gorge & Edith Falls

    We spend the morning at the majestic Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park. Relax and enjoy the serenity. Want to see more? Take a cruise along the gorge or rent a canoe and paddle yourself downstream. These options are seasonal and at your own expense. Next we head off to Edith Falls where you can cool down with another refreshing swim. Settle down for the night in a comfortable camp with your group. (BLD)

  5. Day 5 Litchfield National Park

    Filled with waterholes and waterfalls, Litchfield National Park is well deserving of all its hype and the perfect place to soak up the tranquility of the tropics. Exploring Litchfield is the perfect way to complete this tour, visiting Florence Falls, Wangi Falls and the Buley Rockholes. Enjoy a picnic lunch, stroll through steamy rainforests and cool off with a dip in one of Litchfield’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 enjoy a night on the town toasting your adventure with new friends. (BL) N.B. Please ensure you read the itinerary notes provided in the Important Notes tab (above).

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What to Bring

It is essential that you bring a torch, broad-brimmed hat with sun visor for all round sun protection, sunscreen, swimming costume and towel, good walking/trekking shoes and a personal 1.5L water bottle.

It is also recommended that you bring insect repellent, warm clothes for the evening (particularly if travelling in Winter), personal toiletries and first aid, with any personal medication required.

You will also need to bring a sleeping bag. 10ºC sleeping bags are available for sale at $35pp - these must be requested with our office prior to travel and can be kept following your trip or donated to local indigenous communities.

Notes

  • Your tour vehicle may be branded as Adventure Tours Australia, Western Exposure or Wild Expeditions, but this tour is operated by Adventure Tours Australia.
  • The Aboriginal Wulna-Limilngan cultural experience is only available during the dry season (April/May to October) as site is subject to flooding. Participants may be absent due to cultural commitments with minimal prior notification and Wild Expeditions reserves the right to amend the itinerary in these circumstances with no obligation to refund.
  • Travel Insurance is compulsory for all travellers on all tours and details must be presented to tour guide before departure.
  • Itineraries may vary and/or attractions be substituted for any cause including seasonal conditions (including the opening and closing of Jim Jim and Twin Falls and other natural attractions), weather extremes, traditional owner and national park requirements. Please note that the opening dates of waterfalls and attractions vary each year and can change on a daily basis during the wet and shoulder seasons. For an up to date access report please contact our customer service team or visit kakaduroadreport.wordpress.com
  • It is your responsibility to advise Wild Expeditions if you have any special dietary requirements or medical conditions (including allergies) well ahead of departure.
  • During the shoulder seasons (Apr, May, Sep and Oct) it is likely that you will experience temperatures of over 35 degrees Celsius with high humidity. Be prepared to endure extra physical stress due to the heat at these times, especially while on walks. These extreme temperatures can also place stress on the air-conditioning units within our vehicles which can make travelling uncomfortable. Your tour guide will assist with regular breaks and information to assist keeping hydrated. Please come prepared for all extremes.
  • The default pick up point is where we will meet you for your tour, unless you or your travel agent requests an alternative location (contact our Reservations team for more information). It is your responsibility to contact us with your preferred pick up point well ahead of departure. We do not take responsibility for missed tours if we have not been advised of an alternative in advance and you are not at the default location on time.
  • Due to vehicle weight restrictions, a STRICT luggage limit of 10kg applies for all tours in Kakadu National Park. Please arrange storage of excess luggage at your Darwin accommodation.
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