Swim in plunge pools under waterfalls in Litchfield National Park. Learn about Aboriginal Culture from your guide at the Aboriginal art sites of Nourlangie and Ubirr and explore the landscape, waterfalls & wetlands of Kakadu National Park; World Heritage listed for both its cultural and natural values.
3 Day 4WD Kakadu & Litchfield Dreaming
Day 1 – Darwin via Litchfield to Kakadu National Park
You will be collected from your Darwin accommodation at approximately 7.00am for the short journey to Litchfield National Park. Explore the waterfalls, spring-fed streams and rugged sandstone escarpments of Litchfield National Park. Discover intriguing cathedral and magnetic termite mounds, swim, hike and explore Florence and Wangi Falls* and enjoy a picnic lunch.
After lunch we leave the highway behind and hit the dirt travelling along the Marrakai Road before joining the Old Jim Jim Road taking us deep into Kakadu National Park. Travelling past billabongs and traversing water crossings brings ample opportunity for wildlife spotting. Arrive at our private campsite complete with comfortable permanent tents at Cooinda where we spend the night enjoying dinner and some stargazing. (LD)
Day 2 – Kakadu National Park
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 visit the Bowali Visitor Centre, a Gun-djeihmi name for the local area and creek on land owned by the Mirarr clan. 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. (BLD)
Day 3 – Kakadu National Park to Darwin
Today the jewels of Kakadu National Park await. Departing early we travel to Twin and Jim Jim Falls. Explore Twin Falls Gorge which is accessed by 4-wheel drive track, a boat shuttle service and a rocky walking track and boardwalk. Once there relax on the sandy banks and admire the falls. There’s more 4-wheel driving as we make our way to Jim Jim Falls where a walk through monsoon forest and over boulders takes us to the waterfall and plunge pool which are surrounded by 150 metre cliffs.
Spend the afternoon taking in the sheer beauty of your spectacular surrounds before we make our way back to Darwin and your accommodation after three magical days of adventure and wildlife, rich in cultural history and natural beauty. (BL)
B = Breakfast / L = Lunch / D = Dinner
3 days / 2 night
Daily from Darwin at 6:00am
To Darwin early evening of Day 3
Permanent Tent with proper bed or Air-Conditioned Lodge Accommodation
Twin Share Lodge Accommodation $1,140 + $40 park fee
Maximum of 17 Guests with a minimum age of 5 years
$25 National Park Entry Fee payable at time of pickup
2 Breakfasts / 3 Lunches / 2 Dinners
Custom-made 4WD Air-Conditioned Truck
Due to limited space on the vehicle, please restrict luggage to a day pack and one soft overnight bag or backpack to a maximum 10 kilogrammes. Excess luggage should be stored at your Darwin accommodation
Moderate level of fitness required. Walks can extend to 4 hours duration in warm to hot conditions, so a reasonable level of fitness is required
|What to bring:||
Torch, wide brimmed hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, water bottle (1.5 litres), walking shoes/boots, toiletries, swimwear, beach towel, camera, comfortable and casual clothing for 3 days.
Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility.
Access to Twin and Jim Jim Falls cannot be guaranteed during the tropical summer months (approx May to June). At this time they will be substituted with locations such as Gunlom, Maguk (Barramundi Falls), Yurmikmik or Gubara Springs.
Wangi Falls may not be accessible during the summer period. During this time we will provide an alternative or spend more time in locations visited.
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As we are travelling in a remote area, you should ensure you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation at a minimum. We recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. Finally, to ensure you are covered in the event of unseasonal weather and conditions that may cause road and national park closures, please make sure your policy considers costs incurred by any unforeseeable tour cancellations.
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