Tour code: 5703WT403
Explore Litchfield and Kakadu national parks with an expert guide on a three-day 4WD camping tour from Darwin. Visit Florence and Wangi waterfalls, take a wildlife cruise in the Mary River wetlands, discover Twin Falls Gorge and Jim Jim Falls, and admire Kakadu’s indigenous rock art at Ubirr. Swim in some of Australia’s most beautiful waterfall plunge pools and camp under the stars in a comfortable swag (bedroll tent) for an authentic experience of the Australian Outback in a small group with numbers limited to 16 participants.

Highlights

  • 3-day Litchfield and Kakadu national parks small-group camping tour by 4WD
  • Enjoy a 2-hour private crocodile cruise in the Mary River wetlands
  • Admire ancient indigenous rock art at Ubirr
  • Take a short bushwalk to Barramundi Gorge falls
  • Go for a swim and bushwalk at Jim Jim Falls
  • Enjoy personalized attention on this small-group tour, limited to 16 passengers
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

All the highlights of Kakadu and Litchfield national parks are included. The days are packed with activities including hiking, wildlife spotting, and swimming in spectacular waterfalls. At night, sleeping in a swag under the starry skies is an absolute must — an experience you’ll never forget.

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What You Can Expect

3-Day 4WD Small-Group Litchfield and Kakadu Camping Adventure

Crocodile Wildlife Cruise

Experience the rugged beauty of the Australian Outback on your three-day camping safari. Leave busy Darwin to discover the waterfalls, wetlands, Aboriginal rock art and monsoon rainforest of Litchfield and Kakadu national parks. Swim in naturally formed rock pools at Florence, Wangi and Jim Jim waterfalls among others, look for wildlife on a wetlands cruise, see examples of both modern and ancient Aboriginal art, and learn about local indigenous cultural traditions. Your knowledgeable guide shares informative commentary on the wildlife, history and geology of the places that you visit.

Travel in a sturdy air-conditioned 4WD and sleep overnight in a private permanent tent or a comfortable swag — a classic Outback bedroll tent with mattress, bedding and pillow. Two breakfasts, three lunches and two dinners are included, along with hotel pickup and drop-off in Darwin.

Itinerary

Day 1: Darwin — Litchfield National Park — Mary River (L, D)
Departing Darwin at around 7am, enjoy the short 1.5-hour trip by air-conditioned 4WD to Litchfield National Park. Accompanied by your professional guide, explore Litchfield's beautiful sandstone escarpments and waterfalls. Enjoy swims in plunge pools at the Florence and Wangi waterfalls, and follow streams meandering along the base of towering sandstone cliffs. After lunch in Litchfield National Park, spot saltwater crocodiles, buffalos, waterbirds and other wildlife on your private two-hour cruise through the Mary River wetlands. You're bound to spot crocs, as Mary River has one of the highest concentrations of salties in the world. Next, enjoy a scenic drive by 4WD along the Marraki Road to your Mary River campsite. Enjoy a swim and dinner around the campfire before turning in for the night.

Overnight: camping accommodation at Mary River

Day 2: Litchfield National Park — Twin Falls Gorge — Jim Jim Falls — Kakadu National Park (B, L, D)
Start the day early with breakfast at your campsite before traveling to Twin Falls Gorge by 4WD, boat shuttle, walking track and boardwalk. Rest on the gorge's sandy banks and admire the falls, before continuing to Jim Jim Falls by 4WD. Enjoy a walk through monsoon forest and a short climb over boulders to reach the falls, and take a refreshing swim in the picturesque plunge pool surrounded by sandstone cliffs. Spend the afternoon at this lovely Kakadu highlight, then relax on the return trip by 4WD to your Darwin accommodation. Tonight, you have the option to sleep out under the stars in a traditional swag.

Overnight: camping accommodation at Cooinda

Day 3: Kakadu National Park – Darwin (B, L)
After breakfast at your campsite, take a short hike to Nawurlandja lookout and witness spectacular views of the escarpment country, Norulangie and Anbangbang Billabong. Next, enjoy the scenic drive to Ubirr in the East Alligator region of Kakadu National Park. Hear the Aboriginal Dreamtime story of the Rainbow Serpent, interpreted by your guide, as you admire the ancient rock art at Ubirr, a collection of rocky outcrops dotting the flat flood plain. See ancient impressions of turtles, possums and wallabies depicted on the rock walls, and admire the views over the surrounding flood plain into neighboring Arnhem Land. After lunch visit the Bowali visitor centre, see audio visual presentations and Marrawuddi gallery showcasing Aboriginal art by artists within the Kakadu region. This afternoon, relax as your guide returns you back to Darwin.

Please note: During the wet season from November to March, the itinerary is subject to change due to limited access to areas within national parks.

Customer Reviews

Regina S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

What a fantastic tour, beautiful places and a great guide! He made us feel realy good on the trip, and we, my friend and I, would like to say 'thank you' to him. The parks are wonderful. But it is as much important, that the guide fits for a really good trip!

Josephinz

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

So fun and enjoyable to explore the TOP END deeper in wet season. Huge billabongs, beautiful lotus, variety of lovely birds, adorable wallabies and amazing Abroginal Rock Art. Leigh is a wonderful tour guider for the culture and for fun.
Never miss the Yellow River Cruise in the early morning. Respect every culture and all the creatures even though we don't know.

Space Turtle

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Excellent guide! So good food, good explanations, good experiences!

Charles S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We had a great time. The trip was well planned, with lots of fun and interesting things to see and do. The accommodation and food were better than I had expected. Our tour guide, Mel, was brilliant!

Marie K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Absolutely fantastic and would recommend to All

ROCHELLE P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Fantastic tour, we had a bus full of young fun loving people and we had a ball. Mel was our driver/guide and she showed us all of the amazing waterfalls and swimming holes, she told us about the termite mounds and other features of the outback. The food was fresh and plentiful. Dinner the first night was a BBQ with steaks, sausages and salads with lots of wine. We never felt rushed and had plenty of time to explore the beautiful water holes and waterfalls. I would definitely recommend this tour but take the Aerogard, good walking shoes and sunblock. There is a lot of climbing up rocky hills at Litchfield.

Akiko K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

I enjoyed the amazing wild nature. I recommend this camping adventure tour if you like camping and want be in the wild. Kal was a great tour guide. When I got dehydrated, he helped me. Thanks a lot!

Lin Zhi, Jaclyn T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Awesome adventure with 4WD bringing into really away from main stream camps..

Ruth M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

this safari was just what we expected and much more Brad: the cook, guide, and "full of information" guy.
The company top class the indigenious experience amazing and so informative.
I highly recommend this adventure to all .

Marlene S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

The vehicle was comfortable, the food was tasty and plentiful, the scenery amazing and the guide (Jarred) was lovely. I would thoroughly recommend this tour as it was a great 'taste test' of the top end and the tour managed to fit in a lot: Indigenous rock art, basket weaving, spear throwing, bush walking, swimming in waterfalls and a boat tour of a billabong teaming with birds, crocodiles, and beautiful scenery. The 'camping' was comfortable with proper beds, toilets and hot showers. Our group was a great group of happy, friendly people with a cross section of ages and nationalities. Everyone was happy to pitch in to help when needed, which ensured that a good time was had by all. We are already planning another trip to the top end, so we can explore some of the places we visited more fully. Thanks to our guide Jarred for a wonderful experience too. Cheers Marlene and Peter (Perth)

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