Spend a fun day exploring Litchfield National Park. You will see a landscape that has been formed by water and time with abundant waterfalls, monsoon rainforest, bush walking tracks, swimming holes and amazing magnetic and cathedral termite mounds.
3 Day 4WD Kakadu and Litchfield Tour (Dragonfly Dreaming)
Experience Kakadu and Litchfield in comfort, traveling in a purpose-built four-wheel-drive and sleeping in permanent tents with beds or air-conditioned lodge accommodation. Explore Twin and Jim Jim Falls (dry season), 4WD on rocky tracks, swim in waterfalls and search for crocodiles on a wildlife cruise.
In Kakadu National Park witness 20,000-year-old indigenous art at the two main sights of Nourlangie and Ubirr. Marvel at the pristine waterholes of Litchfield National Park and take a dip to cool off. Plus discover why the termites build their mounds so large in this region of the Northern Territory.
At Real Aussie Adventures, we are all about adventure and getting involved. We don’t define by age but our trips are quite active. We get travellers from all over the world, people traveling by themselves, couples and groups. On this tour, you will travel in a small group on an air-conditioned 4WD bus with a maximum of 17 guests plus our knowledgeable and fun tour guide. We recommend that you can walk for 6km over slightly rough terrain comfortably to partake in this tour. Our guides are there to help you over more rocky terrain, but you are expected to do the walks unaided.
We have a variety of sleeping options on this 3 day Kakadu and Litchfield tour to suit everyone who wants to explore the tropical Top End with us. 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. We also have hot showers and toilets close to the campsite so a little bit of comfort whilst still enjoying the Aussie camping experience. 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 or 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.
Explore the 'Top End' in style on this comfort camping 3-day tour.
3 Day 4WD Kakadu and Litchfield Tour (Dragonfly Dreaming)
Tour itinerary - 3 Days
Darwin to Kakadu National Park via Litchfield National Park
Departing from Darwin around 7.00am we begin the short journey to Litchfield National Park to explore the waterfalls, spring-fed streams and rugged sandstone escarpments. Discover the intriguing cathedral and magnetic termite mounds before we head to Buley Rockhole for an invigorating swim. A short journey later we arrive at Florence Falls where you will enjoy a hike and another welcome swim followed by a picnic lunch.
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. (L and D)
Kakadu National Park
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.
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. (B, L and D)
Kakadu National Park to Darwin
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.
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.
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 returning to your Darwin accommodation in the early evening. ( B and L)
Tour code: WT403
Adult (Adult/Twin Share Tent), 1st August 2020 – 30th November 2020
Child (Child 5-15 years) / Twin Share (Family Tent on Request) Travel 1st August 2020 – 30th November 2020
Adult. For travel from 1 May 2021
Child. For travel from 1 May 2021
- October- 14
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Seasonal Twin Falls Boat fee
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 7.00am
Important NotesThings you need to know about this tour
Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility.
Safari is not suitable for children under 5 years of age.
Due to limited space on the vehicle please restrict luggage to one day pack and one soft overnight bag/backpack. Excess luggage should be stored at your Darwin accommodation.
Waterfalls may be closed by Park Authorities at any time and itineraries may be amended to reflect this.
Travel Insurance is highly recommended.
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.
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 traveling 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 travelers choosing the camping fare will be paired in a tent with another customer of the same gender.
To read more about the walks and fitness level required for the tour read our blog here.
This tour requires a certain level of participation from guests. This may include assisting and cleaning afterward with the preparation of meals, collecting firewood and sweeping out tents.
You can take advantage of our great group rates on this Dragonfly Dreaming trip. We have specials for groups of 4 or more, so get together with your friends for an outback adventure. Please just enquire directly by clicking the contact us button to find out more before booking.
$12.50 Twin Falls boat shuttle fee for 2020, National Park fees are included in the tour price.
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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