Discover the natural beauty and cultural heritage of the Australian Outback on a 4-day camping tour to World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Parks, Katherine Gorge and Litchfield National Park from Darwin. Travel by 4WD-vehicle with a knowledgeable guide who shares commentary on the region, including indigenous Aboriginal sites and rock art. Swim in natural pools formed by waterfalls, canoe on the Katherine River, look for wildlife, sample authentic ‘bush tucker’ and admire the stunning landscape. Sleep under the stars with all meals, wine with dinner, transportation and camping gear included.

Highlights

  • 4-Day Camping tour of Kakadu National Park, Katherine Gorge, Litchfield National Park
  • Enjoy traditional bush cooking over a camp fire
  • See Ubirr Rock, one of Australia's finest Aboriginal rock art collections
  • Swim in natural swimming holes including the cascading Edith Falls
  • Cruise or canoe the tranquil waters of Katherine Gorge
  • Swim in the picture perfect waterholes at Litchfield National Park
  • Visit Florence Falls, Wangi Falls and Buley Rockholes

What You Can Expect

4-Day Kakadu National Park, Katherine and Litchfield National Park Camping Tour from Darwin

Kakadu National Park

Discover the Top End when you depart Darwin, visiting Kakadu National Park, Nitmiluk National Park and Litchfield National Park with your expert guide. Explore the natural wonders of these UNESCO World Heritage sites, admire Aboriginal rock art, and learn about Dreamtime stories and indigenous cultural traditions. Savor an Australian Outback-style barbecue at Mt Bundy Station, swim in scenic natural pools such as Wangi Falls and Buley Rockholes, cruise or canoe on the river at the Katharine Gorge, and take a rainforest walk.

Camp overnight in pleasant tree-shaded campsites with basic accommodations including permanent tent and bungalows with shared bathroom facilities, barbecue or fire pits and picnic areas. Expect some degree of ‘roughing it’ with lots of outdoor fun, and all meals, wine with dinner and transportation by 4WD included.

Itinerary

Day 1: Darwin to Kakadu National Park (L,D)
After an early start from Darwin travel to Kakadu National Park, a region of stunning natural beauty, vast landscapes and expansive wet lands. The region is extremely important to the indigenous people, many who still live in the park. Keep your eyes peeled and your cameras ready on a cruise down the river looking out for crocodiles patrolling the waters. Next, head to Ubirr Rock and what can only be described as a museum in the desert. See impressive rock art, thousands of years old and still vibrantly colored.

Overnight: Kakadu Permanent Campsite

Day 2: Kakadu to Katherine (B, L, D)
After breakfast head out to explore more of the Kakadu wetlands before an energizing swim in croc-free waters. Then travel south to the historic gold mining center of Pine Creek, stopping for another refreshing swim along the way at the cascading Edith Falls, a series of stunning cascades and natural pools. Swim in the waters and soak up the scenery before heading to your campsite for en evening under the stars.

Overnight: Springvale Homestead Permanent Campsite

Day 3: Katherine (B, L, D)
Head into Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park for a morning in the Katherine Gorge, which boasts soaring sandstone cliffs and clear blue waterways. Choose to either take a two-hour cruise along the gorge, or for the more adventurous, paddle a canoe on a guided trip through the gorge. After lunch, travel across the plains to Mt Bundy Station, established in 1911, a working cattle station that was one of the largest in the ‘Top End’. Relax and watch the sun go down before an authentic Outback barbecue dinner that includes roasted crocodile or kangaroo among other dishes.

Overnight: Mt Bundy Station Permanent Campsite

Day 4: Litchfield National Park to Darwin (B, L)
Today travel from Katherine to Darwin via Litchfield, the perfect place to soak up the tranquility of the tropics. Visit Florence Falls, Wangi Falls and Buley Rockholes, before walking through the rainforest and cooling off with a dip in a picture-perfect swimming hole. Later depart for Darwin, arriving early in the evening.

Customer Reviews

Loredana S

4 star rating: Recommended April 2014

Very well organised, the guide had a lot of knowledge.

Richard M

4 star rating: Recommended June 2012

A great way to see all the national parks outside darwin. The guides were excelent and had great knowlege of the area. The food was very good and well presented. The camping sites had everything you needed, note you dont need to bring pillows or towels as they have all being provided for and should make your travelling luggage lighter, allthough the camp site we stayed on our second night was very poor, the toilets were dirty and no hot water for showers, if this camp site had the same standard as the other 2, I would have gave this trip 5 stars as everything else on the trip was first class. The only other thing I like to point out is I was staying in a motel with the same name as a hotel in Darwin for my pick up, they went to the wrong place, I was a bit stressed as I phoned intrepid which was the number on my voucher and couldnt get through probably because of the time in the morning and had to leave a message. I was worried the tour group had missed me and I was worried where I was going to stay over the next 3 nights if they didnt show, but in the end thankfully the showed up. Would it not be better to give a direct contact number to the tour guide that has the pick up that morning should any problem like this arise.

Jenny S

3 star rating: Worth doing June 2012

Great guides/drivers - very informative and nice small group.
WOuld have loved to have tea provided during the day and perhaps a little more interesting food.
Would recommend.

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