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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 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

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.
Please see the Itinerary below for details.


Day 1: Darwin – Kakadu National Park (L, D)
After pickup 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, Kakadu National Park (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, Kakadu National Park – Nitmiluk National Park (B, L, D)
Following breakfast at the campsite, spend the morning relaxing in the plunge pools at Gunlom Falls (Waterfall Creek 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: campsite in Nitmiluk National Park

Day 4: Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk National Park – 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: campsite in 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

angeban China

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Athina S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 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.

Anne R

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.

Robyn H

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

Johannes v

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Amazing tripp..With a the best guide you can have.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

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!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 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.

Lionel G

4 star rating: Recommended June 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.

Chris M

3 star rating: Worth doing November 2014

A tour in 35 degrees of humid heat was always going to be a challenge and to some extent the scenery also was predictably 'Bush' without huge variety. So overall things like meals and campsite comfort were quite important and to some extent this was a weakness in this tour. Nathan our guide was exceptionally knowledgeable and worked hard re driving and early starts, etc. However he was also lacking in some of the sensitivity and awareness of whether the balance of events was suiting everyone. Perhaps you would call it Aussie straightforwardness but with all European clients ( and I speak as an ex guide ) perhaps he needs a little more 'caring' attitude at times. Personally I didn't mind it, so despite some food supply problems and lack of generous relaxed meals ( and courtesy drinks supplied despite the relatively high trip cost ) I JUST found myself happy overall. Others told me they were not!

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