All about the 3 Day 4WD Kakadu and Litchfield Tour (Dragonfly Dreaming)

Experience Kakadu and Litchfield in comfort, traveling in purpose-built four-wheel-drives and sleeping in permanent tents with beds or air-conditioned lodge accommodation. Explore Twin and Jim Jim Falls, 4WD on rocky tracks, swim in waterfalls and search for crocodiles on a wildlife cruise.

Real Aussie Adventures is about adventure and getting involved. We don’t define by age but our trips are quite active. We get travelers from all over the world, people traveling by themselves, couples and groups.

We have a variety of sleeping options for this 3 day Kakadu and Litchfield tour. Twin share permanent camping is perfect for two people traveling together or for a single traveler who will then be paired with someone of the same sex. These are private permanent tents at the campsite complete with beds.

Or if camping isn't your style you can upgrade to the Lodge where you can choose the twin or double option if you are a couple of friends traveling or take the single lodge option if you are a solo visitor. Please enquire directly via the contact us button for the Lodge option at the time of booking.

At Real Aussie Adventures, you can take advantage of our great family rates on the Dragonfly Dreaming trip. We have specials for 2 adults and 2 children or 2 adults and 3 children traveling as a family. Please just enquire directly by clicking the contact us button to find out more before booking. All children over 5 years old are very welcome as we are family friendly on this trip.

Explore the 'Top End' in style on this comfort camping 3-day tour.

3 Day 4WD Kakadu and Litchfield Tour (Dragonfly Dreaming) Itinerary - 3 days

  • Day 1 Darwin to Kakadu National Park via Litchfield National Park May to October
    At an early start from Darwin at approximately 7am we make our way to the first stop of our trip, Litchfield National Park. Known for its great swimming waterfalls, you will get to hike and explore areas such as Florence and Wangi Falls*, where you will also enjoy a picnic lunch. Learn about the intriguing cathedral and magnetic termite mounds, which are abundant in the park, and view the beautiful spring-fed streams and sandstone escarpments.

    After lunch it's time to bid the sealed road goodbye, as our true four-wheel-drive adventure begins along Old Jim Jim Road taking us deep into Kakadu National Park. As we pass billabongs and cross several waterways, you have the opportunity to spot some of the great wildlife of the park including amazing birdlife, crocodiles and various reptiles.

    In the evening we spend time at our private campsite in Cooinda, enjoying dinner and stories from the day before retiring to your choice of permanent tent or air-conditioned lodge rooms nearby. (Must be pre-booked). (LD)
  • Day 2 Kakadu National Park May to October
    It's a beautiful start to the morning as we embark on a wildlife cruise on the famous Yellow Waters billabong. The Aboriginal-owned award-winning cruise gives us the opportunity to spot some remarkable and diverse wildlife including the iconic crocodile.

    We then head to Nourlangie Rock nearby where you can see how the local indigenous people lived in the area through the generations. The environmental and social changes of the area are evident in the rock art and surrounding areas where archaeologists have uncovered over 20,000 years of Aboriginal occupation.

    It's then onto the Bowali Visitor Centre which is named after the land owned by the Mirarr clan. The audio-visual presentations will give you in an insight into the Aboriginal art from artists within Kakadu and surrounding areas.

    Our final site for the day is Ubirr Rock, a significant cultural site within Kakadu National Park. Here you can view a wide range of Aboriginal rock art which will be explained and interpreted by your guide, including a famous story about the Rainbow Serpent. We climb the Nadab Lookout for excellent views over the surrounding floodplain and into Arnhem Land as the sun sets.

    In the evening we spend time at our private campsite enjoying dinner and stories from the day before retiring to your choice of permanent tent or air-conditioned lodge rooms nearby. (Must be pre-booked). (BLD)
  • Day 3 Kakadu National Park to Darwin May to October
    Our final day is spent exploring two of the most popular jewels of Kakadu National Park, the big waterfalls of Twin & Jim Jim, only accessible by four-wheel-drive. To reach Twin Falls we travel over 4WD track and then take a boat shuttle (extra cost as part of your compulsory local payments) followed by a rocky walking track and boardwalk - but it's all worth the effort as we explore this remote waterfall of Kakadu. We then travel through monsoon forests and over boulders to get to Jim Jim Falls, surrounded by 150-metre cliffs. After an awe-inspiring day, we bid farewell to Kakadu and make our way back to cosmopolitan Darwin, arriving in the early evening. (BL)
  • Day 1 Darwin to Kakadu National Park November to April
    Departing Darwin at 7am, the first stop on our adventure is Ubirr Rock, a significant cultural site within Kakadu National Park. Here you can view a wide range of Aboriginal rock art which will be explained and interpreted by your guide, including a famous story about the Rainbow Serpent. We climb the Nadab Lookout for excellent views over the surrounding floodplain and into Arnhem Land. In the afternoon you will learn more about the 40,000 years of Aboriginal occupation in Kakadu at the Warradjan Cultural Centre. In the late afternoon enjoy a 90-minute wildlife cruise on the Yellow Waters billabong. In the evening enjoy dinner at our private campsite, sleeping in either permanent tents or air-conditioned accommodation at Cooinda. (Must be pre-booked). (LD)
  • Day 2 Kakadu National Park November to April
    Today we get to enjoy swimming beneath some of the beautiful waterfalls of Kakadu. Enjoy a half day hike and swim at the beautiful Gubara Springs* and/or Gunlom Falls*, followed by a walk to the top of the Nawurlandja lookout with stunning views over the park. After our day of waterfalls we travel to Mount Bundy, nearby Litchfield National Park where we spend the night in our private permanent campsite complete with tents and lodge rooms nearby. (BLD)
  • Day 3 Litchfield National Park to Darwin November to April
    It's a short drive into Litchfield National Park this morning where you will view the fascinating cathedral and magnetic termite mounds, waterfalls, spring-fed streams and sandstone escarpments. Visit Florence and Wangi* Falls as well as Buley Rockhole before returning to Darwin in the early evening. (BL)
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Real Aussie Says:
On our tour walking and hiking in Kakadu National Park requires a good level of fitness. This tour is great for families. We have a good family rate if you are 2 adults travelling with 2 or 3 children. This trip is ideal for your family as we have guides specially trained for guiding groups with children. We provide private permanent tents for you and you child to sleep comfortably in. We take children from age 5 upwards. Show your child the magic of Kakadu National Park on this tour. Also, this 3 day Kakadu and Litchfield tour is perfect for those new to camping, as you will be sleeping on comfortable beds and have access to hot showers and toilets at the campsite. This tour from Darwin is also perfect for those 35 and above. If you are over 50 looking for an adventurous tour that isn't just a coach tour for seniors - then our 3 day comfort tour will be ideal! To book our Twin-share permanent tent option please click below on the Book Now button, for all other options please choose the contact us option for more information.

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3 Day 4WD Kakadu and Litchfield Tour (Dragonfly Dreaming) Price information
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Tour code: WT403
$720
Special. Book 15 Sept to 31 Oct. For travel before 31st Oct 2017.
$820
Twin-share permanent tent - For travel from May to October
$1140
Twin/Double lodge (must be booked by two people travelling together) For travel from May to October 2017
$1460
Single Lodge For travel from May to October
$720
Twin-share permanent tent - For travel from November to March
$1040
Twin/Double lodge (must be booked by two people travelling together) For travel from November to March
$1360
Single lodge For travel from November to March
$3130
Family 2 Adults and 2 Children 5-15 years. Travel May to October
$3925
Family 2 Adults and 3 Children 5-15 years. Travel May to October
Local fees payable
$52.50
National park fee local payment - for travel May to October 2017
$25
National park fee local payment - for travel April 2017 and November 2017 to March 2018

Departure information

Starts

Daily at 7.00am from Darwin accommodation excluding 01 January

Ends
Darwin


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Important Notes

Things you need to know about this tour
  • Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility.
  • *Access to some of the waterfalls cannot be guaranteed all year due to limited road access. Possible waterfalls we will visit include Gunlom, Maguk (Barramundi Falls), Yurmikmik or Gubara Springs.
  • * Wangi Falls may not be accessible during the wet season. During this time we will provide an alternative or spend more time in locations visited.
  • Luggage is restricted to 10kg per person in a soft bag or backpack.
  • Most tents at our camps are twin share however some triple share tents are available for families with children under 18. These cannot be pre-booked and are allocated on a first-come first-serve basis. In the event where a triple tent is unavailable and an odd-numbered family is travelling with children under 18, one parent/guardian will need to share a twin tent with the child and the other guardian share a tent with another passenger of the same sex.
  • Single travellers choosing the camping fare will be paired in a tent with another customer of the same gender.
  • For 18-39 year old travellers please check out our 3 day Budget camping Kakadu and Litchfield tour.
  • For travel from November to April please refer to our Wet season itinerary and pricing. 
  • Travel Insurance is compulsory and evidence of cover is required to be sighted on morning of departure.

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