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5 Day 4WD Jabiru Dreaming Top End Safari

Darwin, Australia

From US$1,456.71

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Free cancellation
Free cancellation before 2 April.
  • 5 days (Approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Experience the wondrous landscapes of the Top End on this 5-day camping tour from Darwin. With a knowledgeable guide, travel in a 4WD vehicle to three popular national parks: Kakadu, Nitmiluk and Litchfield. View Aboriginal rock art, take a crocodile cruise, visit Katherine Gorge and cool off in waterfalls including Twin Falls, Jim Jim Falls, Gunlom Falls and Buley Rockhole on this small-group tour, limited to 16 people. Enjoy campfire evenings, complete meals and sleeping at private campsites in a ‘swag’ (bedroll) or a permanent safari tent. Note: This seasonal tour operates from June through October.
  • 5-day Kakadu, Katherine and Litchfield camping tour
  • Spot crocodiles on the Yellow Waters cruise
  • See Ubirr’s ancient Aboriginal rock art
  • Cool off in waterfalls including Twin Falls Gorge, Jim Jim Falls and Gunlom Falls
  • Explore sandy escarpments in Litchfield National Park
  • Small-group tour with maximum 17 people provides a more intimate experience

What's Included

  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Overnight camping accommodation or permanent tent (including bed linen or sleeping bag)
  • Dinner (4)
  • Lunch (5)
  • Breakfast (4)
  • Twin Falls boat shuttle (a $12.50 AUD fee is collected on day of travel)
  • Katherine Gorge cruise and kayak tour

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

  • 6:00 AM

What To Expect

From June through October, dip into emerald waterfalls, view ancient Aboriginal rock art and search for wetland wildlife on this 5-day excursion to Kakadu, Katherine Gorge and Litchfield. Travel off-road from Darwin aboard a 4WD vehicle built for the Outback terrain of Australia’s Top End, and soak up the rich cultural and natural history as you visit three national parks with a professional guide. Sleep in a safari tent or your swag under the stars and enjoy provided meals around the campfire on this small-group tour.
Day 1

Florence Falls, Wangi Falls, Outback Tracks and 4-Wheel Driving

4 Stops

1

Litchfield National Park

Departing from select Darwin accommodation before the short journey to Litchfield National Park. Explore the waterfalls, spring-fed streams, and rugged sandstone escarpments of Litchfield National Park and enjoy a picnic lunch.

4 hours Admission Ticket Free

2

Florence Falls

Enjoy a walk, swim and picnic lunch at picturesque Florence Falls.

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

3

Wangi Falls

You will have time for another refreshing swim at Wangi Falls.

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

4

Kakadu National Park

Early afternoon we leave the highway behind and hit the dirt travelling along a typical outback track taking us deep into Kakadu National Park. Travel past billabongs and traverse water crossings bringing ample opportunity for wildlife spotting before a comfort stop and chance for refreshment. Early evening we arrive at our private campsite complete with comfortable permanent tents, you’ll have time to shower and refresh while your guides prepare dinner before enjoying an evening with your fellow travellers and some stargazing.

8 hours Admission Ticket Free

Accommodation: Comfortable permanent tent accommodation

Meals: LunchDinner

Day 2

Yellow Water Billabong, Twin & Jim Jim Falls

2 Stops

1

Yellow Water (Ngurrungurrudjba) Cruises

Awake for breakfast this morning before joining an iconic Yellow Water Cruise. A must do activity within Kakadu National Park, the award-winning Yellow Water Cruises 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.

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

2

Jim Jim Falls

On completion of your cruise 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 a 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 camp for a hearty dinner and well-earned rest.

4 hours Admission Ticket Included

Accommodation: Comfortable permanent tent accommodation.

Meals: BreakfastLunchDinner

Day 3

Nourlangie Aboriginal art site & Ubirr art site

4 Stops

1

Nourlangie Rock

This morning 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.

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

2

Bowali Visitors Centre

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.

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

3

Ubirr

Lunch today is at the culturally significant Aboriginal art site, 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 before heading to our private campsite at Jabiru.

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

4

Jabiru

Enjoy some free time late this afternoon where you can relax by the pool with a cold beverage until dinner is ready.

8 hours Admission Ticket Free

Accommodation: Comfortable permanent tent accommodation.

Meals: BreakfastLunchDinner

Day 4

Gunlom Falls - Katherine Region

1 Stop

1

Gunlom Waterfall Creek

It’s a relaxed start to the morning today with the chance of a sleep in before a leisurely breakfast. Then it’s time to head to Gunlom Falls made famous by the movie Crocodile Dundee! After a tasty picnic lunch, relax around the lower plunge pool before hiking to the top of the falls where you can enjoy the many rock holes and the amazing view on offer beyond the natural infinity pool. After lunch we travel toward the Katherine region arriving at our private campsite in the early evening.

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Accommodation: Comfortable permanent tent accommodation.

Meals: BreakfastLunchDinner

Day 5

Katherine Gorge to Darwin

3 Stops

1

Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge

It’s up early this morning to get into Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge) for a 2 hour dawn boat cruise (optional and own expense) or walk along the sheer rock walls that make the area so spectacular.

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

2

Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery

Top Didj Cultural Experience is a unique and special encounter where you will meet Indigenous artist Manuel Parrikal who will teach you about Aboriginal culture and the significance of his painting style in this interactive activity. You will also get to try your own hand at creating an artwork based on Manuel's teachings.

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

3

Edith Falls

Enjoy lunch and a swim at the beautiful Edith Falls.

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Accommodation: Not included

Meals: BreakfastLunch

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A maximum of 16 people per tour
  • Please restrict luggage to 22 lbs (10kg). Excess luggage can be stored at your Darwin accommodation
  • Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility
  • Access to Twin and Jim Jim Falls cannot be guaranteed from May to June. During this time we will visit Gunlom Falls, Maguk or the Yurmikmik Region (Motor Car Falls or Boulder Creek) or spend more time in locations visited
  • Please bring hat, sunscreen and insect repellent, water bottle (1.5 liters), walking shoes/boots and swimsuit
  • All camping equipment provided including sleeping bad, swag, pillow, pillow case, towel and sheet.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
Operated by Wayoutback Australian Safaris

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 30 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 30 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 7 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 7 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Any changes made less than 13 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • For a 25% refund, you must cancel 8–13 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • Any changes made less than 29 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • For a 50% refund, you must cancel 14–29 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during 5 Day 4WD Jabiru Dreaming Top End Safari?

A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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Q:What is the social distancing policy during 5 Day 4WD Jabiru Dreaming Top End Safari?

A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 5 Day 4WD Jabiru Dreaming Top End Safari?

A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Not happy!
Miroslaw_D, Jul 2019
Every day we drive 5 or more hours but driver/guide never made any information or comments where we were and what we see. Nobody expected anything like this.Acomodation was just acceptable, however in tents were only beds and watch, wallet,mobile,tablet,glasses had to be put on the floor. It was my first and last tour with Wayoutback Australian Safaris.
Response from Host, Jul 2019
I'm sorry to hear that your tour with us did not meet your expectations. I have reviewed the passenger feedback from your tour and while there were some requests for additional commentary while driving the general consensus was that your guide displayed a good to excellent knowledge of top end culture, history and ecology. As advertised our tents are fitted with beds and mattresses but no other furniture as this space is generally required for luggage. I have noted your comments regarding storage of small items and shared them with our operations team for consideration. Once again I am sorry that you found this tour did not meet your expectations and appreciate you bringing these concerns to our attention.
Fantastic! Great driver/guide...
SusanE_M, Dec 2016
Fantastic! Great driver/guide! Excellent meals, thanks Joe! Amazing sights!
A wonderful trip. However the info...
Richard K, Sep 2016
A wonderful trip. However the info from both viatour and the supplier was inadequate. Proper trip notes as provided by tour operators such as explore and exodus would be of great assistance
Each person in our family loved this...
Athina S, Jul 2015
Each person in our family loved this trip. There were 4 families in total 17 people in our tour group. We didn't know each other but all got along. All children were roughly similar ages 8-15. The tour guide - Adam - made this a unique experience for us, with all of his knowledge, humor and energy !! The camping, assisting with meals, lighting the fire and sitting around was wonderful. Kakadu was amazing. So much to see and learn. Katherine Gorge my personal highlight was exceptional. We took the Boat tour option which covers 3 gorges of the 13. Had we walked or canoed, children would have found it hard going as it is quite hot and the distance is quite far. Also there is no swimming ! The additional highlight of the boat tour is that the guides are very informative and seek out crocodiles for us to see. A must !! The numerous waterfalls we visited across the 5 days with stunning vistas and swimming opportunities are definitely not to be missed.. So very beautiful ! Kids loved every second of the swimming and jumping off ledges. Our final day was also great fun, we stayed at a working Cattle station, where there was a whip display that we could also get involved in... and did ! There were many laughs to be had ! our final day at Leichfield National Park was a waterfall extravanagza... great way to finish. So much to see and do. We really have had an amazing time, lots of adrenaline, lots of learnings and cultural enrichment and of course a stack of memories we have forever with us ! Thank you.
This tour was sensational. We learnt...
Anne R, Sep 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.
Trip was great Guide was very...
Robyn H, Jun 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
This was one of my to do thing in my...
Lionel G, Jun 2014
This was one of my to do thing in my bucket list, and I am more than pleased that I went. Apart from having my sons with me on this adventure I had a great group of people with me from all walks of life and ages. Me at 70 the oldely to a young lady from Switzerland and all ages between. Our tour guide Tom was knowledgeable and mixed in as one of us at all times not forgetting our safety and imparting his knowledge of the area to us.
We had great tour guides and luxury...
ison123, Nov 2013
We had great tour guides and luxury camping facilities, long days but worth it when you get to the waterfalls and swimming places, walks and rock climbing was great food great and plenty of it, met people from Germany, Spain and Switzerland they were so friendly weather great and they even dropped us back to collect our luggage and took us to our hotel very much appreciated, had a great time do it before you get too old so you enjoy it!
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I found this trip absolutely...
JACKY J, Sep 2013
I found this trip absolutely fabulous!! We had a very small group so we all pitched in and had a good time. Luke, our tour guide is really dedicated, seems to love what he is doing and is very keen to introduce people to all the places he loves.He went above and beyond with his cooking, every meal was really tastey, fresh and very well presented. As i am abit older Luke had to help me over some of the rougher tracks, but never once made me feel that this was any trouble and always assured me i could take my time and was in no way slowing the group down. I felt very comfortable at all times and was encouraged to go see things i might have missed if not assured i was able to go!! Thank you all.

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