5 Day 4WD Kakadu, Arnhem Land and Litchfield Tour

    Designed for those seeking something special in the Northern Territory’s Top End with a focus on the indigenous culture, this is the safari for you.

    The ultimate Top End Adventure tour awaits on our Arnhem Land tour.  Spend a day in remote Arnhem Land where you will see Ancient Rock art with an Indigenous guide. Spend your nights in private campsites, cooking over the campfire and marveling at the clear Southern skies where stars are plenty. Explore Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks with a small group in a 4 x 4, visit the jewels of Kakadu the spectacular waterfalls.

    Spend five days and four nights exploring Katherine, Litchfield, and Kakadu National Parks and spend a day in Arnhem Land where you will see ancient Aboriginal art come to life as your indigenous guide shares his knowledge allowing you a deep insight into this ancient culture. Swim in pristine waterfalls and spot wonderful wildlife with a small group of like-minded people, staying in private campsites under clear southern skies.

    Visit Injalak Art Centre, in Gunbalanya, which plays an important role in the artistic and cultural life of traditional Aboriginal artists living in remote communities. The traditional owners of Arnhem Land are the Yolngu people.

    On this Arnhem Land tour, you have the benefit of two of our most experienced and knowledgeable tour guides.

    The perfect off-the-beaten-track adventure from Darwin to the most remote areas of Australia.

    Per person

    $2,145

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      Itinerary

      Day 1: Darwin to Kakadu National Park and Arnhem Land

      Departing from Darwin around 5.15am we begin the long drive today into Kakadu National Park and into Arnhem Land. Today is a once in a lifetime opportunity to interact with and learn about the world’s oldest continuous living culture unique to Australia.
      As we leave Kakadu we cross the notorious Cahill’s crossing (the most dangerous water crossing in Australia) and leave the bitumen roads behind to drive on dirt roads to enter Arnhem Land. The landscape here opens up to a vast wetland which is surrounded by towering escarpment country.
      We walk through a unique and remote landscape that offers rock art up 6000 years old and as recent as a couple of decades. Western Arnhem Land has some of the world’s best examples of indigenous rock art. We visit Injalak Arts and Craft Centre where artists can be seen painting and weaving.
      Our guests often comment on the remoteness and beauty of the landscape and really feel a sense of isolation.
      We sit in locations where the traditional owners have been inhabiting for centuries and listen to stories while guests have the opportunity to ask questions of the indigenous guides to get a rare insight into the unique and fascinating Western Arnhem Land indigenous culture.
      Afterward, head to our campsite at Jabiru where 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)

      Day 2: Kakadu National Park

      Awake for breakfast this morning before we travel to one of the many waterfall areas within Kakadu National Park. During the shoulder months we will visit Maguk and other waterfalls such as Gunlom Falls and Yurmikmik, and during the peak months of July to October we visit mainly Twin or Jim Jim Falls. Enjoy walking through monsoon forests, swimming in waterfalls and plunge pools, surrounded by escarpment and 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. Time-permitting we may also take in a second rock art site at 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.

      Day 3: Katherine

      This morning we begin traveling south to Pine Creek, a small town in the Katherine region made famous in 1970 by the discovery of gold, when pioneers were building the overland telegraph station.

      Enjoy a refreshment stop before moving on to Edith Falls, one of the most spectacular waterfalls and swimming areas in the NT. With both a top and bottom “pool” this afternoon you can enjoy this wonderful area.

      We will finish the day at our private camp near Katherine Gorge, relaxing with a cold beverage until dinner is ready.

      (B, L and D)

      Day 4: Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge

      It’s up early this morning to get into Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge) for a 2 hour boat cruise (optional and at your own expense, approximately $110) or walk along the sheer rock walls that make the area so spectacular. Those wanting to do a scenic helicopter flight will have arrange of options taking in Nitmiluk Gorge, the Arnhem Land escarpment and local wildlife.
      We will have lunch here at the gorge in the beautiful picnic grounds.

      A short drive later we arrive at Top Didj Cultural Experience and meet Indigenous artist Manuel Parrikal who will teach you about Aboriginal culture and the significance of his painting style in this interactive activity.

      We end the day arriving back at our private campsite in the early evening.

      (B, L and D)

      Day 5: Litchfield National Park

      Our final day sees us leave the Katherine region for Litchfield National Park to explore the waterfalls, spring-fed streams and rugged sandstone escarpments via a comfort and refreshment break at the Adelaide River.

      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 short hike and another final swim before heading back to Darwin accommodation at approximately 5.30pm.

      Litchfield National Park including Florence & Wangi Falls

      (B and L)

      Highlights
      What To Bring
      Important Booking Info
      • Swim in the pristine waterholes of Litchfield National Park
      • See indigenous art come to life in Arnhem Land with an indigenous guide
      • Spot crocodiles and other wildlife in Kakadu National Park
      • Witness 20,000-year-old indigenous art at the two main sights of Nourlangie and Ubirr
      • Cruise, hike, and 4WD into the majestic Twin and Jim Jim Falls

      Essential things to pack

      • Hat
      • Sunscreen
      • Walking shoes/boots
      • Torch
      • Insect repellent
      • Water bottle
      • Bathers
      • Camera
      • Sleeping bag (if you prefer to use your own)

      Important Booking Info

      • Safari is not suitable for children under 5 years of age.
      • 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.
      • This tour operates from April to October every year.
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