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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 Yellow Water Billabong, 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.


  • 3-day Litchfield and Kakadu national parks small-group camping tour by 4WD
  • Enjoy a cruise on the famous Yellow Water Billabong
  • 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 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.


Day 1: Darwin - Litchfield National Park - Kakadu (L, D)
You will be collected from your Darwin accommodation at approximately 7.00am for the short journey to Litchfield National Park. Explore the waterfalls, spring-fed streams and rugged sandstone escarpments of Litchfield National Park. Discover intriguing cathedral and magnetic termite mounds and swim, hike and explore Florence and Wangi Falls and enjoy a picnic lunch. Continue along the Marrakai Road before joining the Old Jim Jim Road deep into Kakadu National Park. Traveling past billabongs and traversing water crossings bringing ample opportunity for wildlife spotting. Arrive at camp, complete with comfortable permanent tents at Cooinda and spend the night enjoying dinner and some stargazing. 

Overnight: camping accommodation at Cooinda

Day 2: Kakadu - Yellow Water Billabong - Arnhemland (B, L, D)
A must do activity within Kakadu National Park, the award winning Yellow Waters cruise is Aboriginal owned and showcases the 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. Departing camp, travel to nearby Nourlangie Rock. Here you can see how local Aboriginal people lived in this area through changing times. After lunch visit the Bowali Visitor Centre. See the audio-visual presentations and Marrawuddi Gallery showcasing Aboriginal art by artists from within Kakadu and the wider region. Later this afternoon arrive at the culturally significant Aboriginal art site of 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. It’s time to pick out a quiet spot to sit while watching the sun set over the Kakadu escarpment before making the short journey to our private and permanent campsite for the night. 

Overnight: camping accommodation in Kakadu

Day 3: Kakadu National Park – Darwin (B, L)
Today the jewels of Kakadu National Park await. Departing early, 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 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 heading back to Darwin and your accommodation.

Please note: Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, Operational logistics and accessibility. Waterfalls may be closed by park authorities due to water levels.

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!


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


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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