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  • Location: Darwin, Australia
  • Duration:  5 days (approx.)
Explore Australia’s Top End on a Northern Territory camping tour through Kakadu, Katherine Gorge and Litchfield national parks. This five-day excursion to the Top End’s three most popular national parks takes you hiking to waterfalls, swimming in rock pools and spotting crocodiles on a private wildlife cruise. Experience the Top End’s unique indigenous culture, spend evenings around the campfire and sleep under the stars at private campsites in a traditional Australian swag (bedroll) or a permanent safari tent. This small-group tour is limited to 16 people, ensuring a personalized experience with your guide, and operates seasonally from May to November.

Highlights

  • 5-day Kakadu, Katherine and Litchfield camping tour
  • Spot crocodiles on a private Mary River wetlands cruise
  • See Ubirr’s ancient Aboriginal rock art
  • Take a cruise through Katherine Gorge (extra cost)
  • Cool off in waterfalls including Twin Falls Gorge, Jim Jim Falls, Gunlom Falls and Buley Rockhole
  • Explore sandy escarpments in Litchfield National Park
  • Small-group tour with maximum 16 people provides a more intimate experience

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What You Can Expect

5-Day 4WD Camping Adventure Including Kakadu, Katherine Gorge and Litchfield National Parks

Kayaking on Katherine Gorge

Day 1: Darwin -- Kakadu National Park (L, D)
After being picked up from your Darwin accommodation by 4WD, your tour will take you to Kakadu National Park. Stop at Mary River Wetlands for a 2-hour cruise spotting crocodiles, birds and other wildlife. After lunch at Mamukala, journey to Ubirr in Kakadu's East Alligator region for an interpretive viewing of Ubirr's ancient Aboriginal rock art. Hear Aboriginal legends of the Rainbow Serpent and climb Nadab Lookout to take in views into Arnhem Land. Spend the evening at a private campsite, dining around the campfire and sleeping in a traditional Australian bedroll, known as a swag, or a permanent safari tent.

Overnight: campsite in Kakadu National Park

Day 2: Twin Falls -- Jim Jim Falls (B, L, D)
After breakfast at your campsite, take a journey by 4WD, boat, walking track and boardwalk to Twin Falls Gorge. Bring your camera to take photos of the waterfall plunging down the red rock cliffs, and relax after your journey on the gorge's sandy banks. See more waterfalls after a trip by 4WD to Jim Jim Falls, and take a walk through tropical rainforest to cool off in the waterfall and plunge pool. Spend another night at your Kakadu campsite, dining and sleeping under the southern stars.

Overnight: campsite in Kakadu National Park

Day 3: Gunlom Falls -- Katherine National Park (B, L, D)
Following breakfast at the campsite, spend the morning relaxing in the plunge pools at Gunlom Falls. Hike to the top of the falls for spectacular views, and continue hiking to the rear of the falls for a cooling swim under the waterfall. After lunch at the falls, enjoy the drive to Nitmiluk National Park, stopping for another swim in the plunge pool at Edith Falls. Spend the evening at a private campsite near Katherine, dining around the campfire and sleeping under the stars in a swag.

Overnight: Nitmiluk National Park

Day 4: Katherine Gorge -- Litchfield National Park (B, L, D)
After an early start, travel to Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park. Enjoy a boat cruise through the scenic gorge or paddle a canoe (both activities are optional and at extra cost) or go for a stroll along the sandy riverbanks. Learn about the region's spiritual significance to the local Jawoyn Aboriginal people, and enjoy lunch at the gorge. After lunch, travel north to Litchfield National Park and spend the night at a campsite.

Overnight: Litchfield National Park

Day 5: Litchfield National Park -- Darwin (B, L)
The final day of your Top End tour is spent swimming in waterfalls and streams in Litchfield National Park. Hike along sandstone escarpments for wonderful views, and cool off in the Florence and Wangi waterfalls. Enjoy a farewell lunch surrounded by the cascading waterfalls of Buley Rockhole, then relax on the drive back to Darwin, where you'll arrive in the early evening.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

This tour was sensational. We learnt a lot about aboriginal cultural . Saw the most amazing landscapes and sunsets. Our guide was fantastic with a great sense of humour and a good knowledge of the places we visited, very accommodating. We live in a wonderful country. I would highly recommend this.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Trip was great Guide was very experienced and informative about culture, wildlife and vegetation. My husband and I are in our late 50's and most of our group were of a similar age Fitness however within the group was qite different The tour guide however adjusted trip so alternatives were available on each walk sothat all of us were catered for

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