Kakadu 4WD Safaris Top End Expedition

Kakadu 4WD Safaris
Top End Expedition

The Ultimate Top End 4WD Expedition! Explore Kakadu, Nitmiluk & Litchfield National Parks in depth as you immerse yourself in Indigenous culture, spectacular & refreshing waterfalls and view an array of wildlife & mesmerising scenery.
Limited Departures, so book early to avoid missing out on this Small group tour!


Starts: Darwin NT, Australia
Ends: Darwin NT, Australia

Departs Saturday’s June through October That’s so you can do it all in the week and get back to Darwin for the Mindil Markets on Thursday!

Limited Departures between June to October so book early to avoid missing out!

Highlights: Cultural Interaction, Lots of Hiking & Swimming, Wildlife.

Ubirr & Nourlangie Rock Art Guluyambi Cultural Cruise Jim Jim Falls & Twin Falls Maguk(Barramundi Gorge) & Gunlom Nitmiluk Gorge & Edith Falls Litchfield NP – Florence & Wangi Falls


Day 1 – Darwin to Kakadu (LD)

7:00am pick up from your Darwin accommodation. Travel across the Marrakai floodplains of the Adelaide River and on into Kakadu. Learn about the important wetland habitats as we visit Mamukala. View ancient Aboriginal rock art at Ubirr and take in the spectacular scenery as we climb atop the rocky outcrop for majestic views of the Arnhemland sandstone plateau. Join the Guluyambi Cultural cruise on the East Alligator River to gain an amazing insight into local customs and dream-time stories from the local Indigenous guide. We may even see a few Crocodiles! Travel to our overnight camp-site.

Day 2 – Kakadu (BLD)

Time for a spot of real 4 Wheel driving today as we travel to Jim Jim and Twin Falls. After crossing the Jim Jim creek, we arrive at Twin Falls and cruise through the gorge, admiring the towering escarpment from the sandy beach. Arriving at Jim Jim Falls, walk through the monsoon forest and enjoy an invigorating swim in the plunge pool. Late afternoon we make our way back to our camp-site.

Day 3 – Kakadu (BLD)

This morning we visit Burrunguy (Nourlangie Rock) to view more ancient rock art before making our way to the southern region of the Park. Visit one our favourite waterfalls, Maguk (Barramundi Gorge). Nestled amongst the sandstone escarpment at the end of a paperbark lined creek. The rock pools above and the plunge pool below the falls provide a refreshing swim option. Arriving at Gunlom we set up camp before hiking to the top of the falls for a swim in the renowned ‘Infinity’ pool and watch another breathtaking sunset. A quick scramble back down the ridge before it gets too dark and enjoy another hearty meal.

Day 4 – Kakadu to Katherine (BLD)

After breaking camp, enjoy a refreshing swim in the Gunlom plunge pool before setting off towards Katherine. Exiting Kakadu from the south we call in at the old gold mining town of Pine Creek and take in some of its history. We continue on towards Katherine and detour into the northern sector of Nitmiluk National Park, for a walk and swim at Edith Falls. Continue through Katherine and to our overnight camping at the Gorge.

Day 5 – Katherine to Litchfield (BLD)

Today is a day of options for you! We will spend most of the day in the Katherine region.

Note, the following options are mutually exclusive which means each passenger can select whichever option they prefer.

Option 1: Full day of Canoeing – This is a great way to explore the Nitmiluk Gorges according to your own itinerary and fitness level. Take in the diversity of the landscapes and habitats as you paddle your way through the gorges, a visual treat for any nature lover. Canoeing is covered in tour price.

Option 2: 2Hr Nit Nit Dreaming Gorge Cruise – discover the cultural significance of the first 2 gorges to the traditional landowners – the Jawoyn people. Enjoy a journey of discovery through the magnificent Nitmiluk Gorge. Free time for other optional activities such as hiking to lookout, helicopter ride, Top Didj cultural Tour or Katherine Hot Springs. Cruise cost covered in tour price.

Option 3: 4Hr Timeless Land Gorge Cruise – travel through time and 3 gorges as you marvel at the sheer rock face walls as the scenery becomes more striking as you head further into the Gorge. Freshen up with a swim and light refreshments. Free time for other optional activities such as hiking to lookout, helicopter ride, Top Didj cultural Tour or Katherine Hot Springs. Additional cruise cost $40pp

Option 4: 3.5Hr Bolung Dreaming Gorge Cruise – Visit a private Rock Art site reflecting on the ingenuity and knowledge that represents thousands of years of learning and observation adorning the gorge cliff faces. This cruise is not only educational but also interactive and can include basket weaving, didjeridoo playing, spear throwing and storytelling. There is also an opportunity for a refreshing swim. Free time for other optional activities such as hiking to lookout or helicopter ride. Additional cruise cost $140pp

Mid afternoon we travel back north towards Litchfield for our last night. Overnight Budget accommodation.

Day 6 – Litchfield to Darwin – (BL)

A Short drive to Litchfield National Park this morning so we beat the crowds and explore, relax and swim in some fantastic easily accessible waterfalls. A fantastic way to finish off our Top End expedition. We return you to your Darwin accommodation around 4pm so you can check in and get down to the Mindil Beach sunset Markets.

Tour Includes:

Pick up and drop off from and to your Darwin accommodation. All meals (as indicated) & fresh drinking water. 4 Nights Basic Camping at managed camp-grounds (Showers and Toilet facilities available). Camping gear (3 man tents – 2 person per tent, high density foam mats;sleeping bag hire optional). 1 Night Budget Accommodation (May be shared facilities) Air conditioned 4WD vehicle – Toyota Troop carrier (side-facing seats in the back). Experienced local guide. Guluyambi Cultural Cruise on the East Alligator River. 2Hr Nitmiluk Gorge Cruise OR Full Day Canoeing Cultural interpretation and commentary on local flora/fauna and geology.


Terms & Conditions

Kakadu 4WD Safaris strongly advises all passengers to have Personal Travel Insurance. No liability can be taken in case of sickness or injury while on tour. Kakadu 4WD Safaris accepts no responsibility for any personal injury or loss arising from any situation while in the care of Kakadu 4WD Safaris. By embarking on this adventure you the passenger agree to undertake all adventures and activities at your own risk.

In addition to WTC’s terms and conditions; Kakadu 4WD Safaris Cancellation Policy: Cancellations within 3 days of the start date incur a 50% fee. Between 3 and 7 days incur a 25% fee.Between 7 and 14 days incur a 5% fee. http://kakadu4wdsafaris.com.au/terms.html


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