5 Day 4WD Jabiru Dreaming Top End Tour

    This is the ultimate Top End Adventure, visit the Top 3 National Parks in the Top End, Kakadu National Park, Litchfield National Park and Katherine Gorge (Nitmiluk).

    4WD, hike and cruise the jewels of Kakadu National Park on our 5 day tour. We spend time spotting crocodiles and other wildlife on the Mary River cruise, plus trekking Twin and Jim Jim Falls. You can witness 20,000-year-old indigenous art at the two main sights of Nourlangie and Ubirr.

    As we traverse the Northern Territory to Nitmiluk you can canoe, hike or cruise the majestic Katherine Gorge. Learn about indigenous art and take part in a hands-on cultural experience in Katherine. On the last day of your tour there are plenty of opportunities for you to swim in the pristine waterholes of Litchfield National Park.

    Travel in the comfort of our specialised off-road vehicle with a professional and knowledgeable tour guide. Spend your nights in private campsites, cooking over the campfire and marvelling at the clear Southern skies where stars are plenty and stories flow free.

    $ 1749
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      Itinerary

      Day 1: Darwin to Kakadu National Park

      Departing from Darwin around 7.00am we begin the short journey to Corroborree Billabong on the Mary River Wetlands, home to the largest concentration of saltwater crocodiles in the world. Enjoy viewing plenty of crocodiles plus a huge variety of birds and other local wildlife in their natural environment. Our boat design allows you to get up close to the animals with plenty of opportunities to take amazing pictures as we cruise around this nature lovers paradise.

      From here we travel past billabongs and head into the northern end of Kakadu National Park to our Wayoutback campsite, set up with permanently erected tents, hot shower and toilet facilities. Having lunch at camp we will then 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.

      In the late afternoon travel for 30 minutes to 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 sunset views over the floodplain and beyond into Arnhem Land. Afterward head back 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.

      Meals: Lunch and Dinner

      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.

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

      Day 3: Kakadu National Park

      This morning we begin travelling 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 waterfall 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.

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

      Day 4: Kakadu National Park to Katherine

      It’s up early this morning to get into Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge) for a 2 hour dawn boat cruise (optional and at your own expense, approximately $110) or walk along the sheer rock walls that make the area so spectacular.

      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.

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

      Day 5: Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge)

      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 approximately 6.30pm.

      Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

      Highlights
      What To Bring
      Important Booking Info
      FAQs
      • Discover Australian icons including Twin and Jim Jim Falls. Hike your way through the rugged terrain to Jim Jim Falls. During the shoulder months visit Maguk, Gunlom Falls or Yurmikmik.
      • Swim in the clear rock holes and waterfalls of Litchfield National Park.
      • Explore Kakadu National Park by small group 4 x 4
      • Get up close and personal with a crocodile on a Mary River wildlife Cruise.
      • Explore Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge) for a scenic cruise through the gorge
      • Hike and Swim at Edith Falls

      Essential things to pack

      • Torch
      • Wide brimmed hat
      • Sunscreen
      • Insect repellent
      • Water bottle (1.5 litres)
      • Walking shoes/boots
      • Sleeping bag (if you prefer to use your own)
      • Toiletries
      • Swim wear
      • Towel
      • Camera
      • Comfortable casual clothing for five days

      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.
      Do I bring all my luggage with me?

      Luggage is restricted to 20kg per person in a soft bag or backpack.

      Will I have to help out on the tour?

      In order for the tour to run smoothly and to get the maximum amount of time at the attractions, it is important for everyone to lend a hand. Collecting firewood, preparing food and washing dishes is the ideal opportunity to get to know everyone.

      Age

      Real Aussie Adventures is 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 travelling by themselves, couples and groups. This tour is great for families and children over age 5 and over.

      Fitness

      A good level of fitness is required for hiking to the various waterfalls in Kakadu National Park. We ask that you are able to walk 5-6km unaided over rocky ground.

      Where will i sleep?

      Sleep in our remote campsites in eco-tents with permanent beds to ensure a good nights sleep before you are off hiking during the day.

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