5 Day Kakadu and Litchfield Comfort Adventure Tour


    This 5-day tour is the perfect combination of a Top End adventure during the day and relaxing indoors in comfort each night.

    Join us on an exclusive 5 day Kakadu Tour from Darwin, visit Kakadu, Litchfield, and Edith Falls on tour. The adventure of a lifetime showcasing the very best of the Top End.

    Imagine traveling to the oldest and best-preserved Aboriginal rock art in the World. Cruising the ancient wetlands by boat, keeping a lookout for some of our prehistoric friends (crocodiles) as we go. Visiting spectacular waterfalls and cooling off in some of the most beautiful natural plunge pools imaginable. And that is just the start of your Kakadu 4WD Outback Adventure! Spectacular waterfalls and cool off in some of the most beautiful natural plunge pools imaginable. Explore the internationally protected Mamukala Wetlands, We’ll be traversing some truly spectacular countryside, amongst pockets of rainforest packed with endemic species of flora and fauna.

    No camping on this Kakadu and Litchfield adventure tour. We provide you with a fully accommodated tour staying in a resort in Kakadu and motels along the way. So you can relax indoors in comfort each night after action-packed days of exploration, culture, and unmatched vistas. Stay in only the best at Anbinik Kakadu Resort, Pine Creek motel, and Darwin Hotel.

    It’s the ultimate ‘get away from it all experience on our 5 day Kakadu tour from Darwin. Embark on our Kakadu Litchfield and Katherine Gorge Tour 4WD journey and take in the sights of some of the most remarkable Aboriginal rock art in the entire world. Have a close encounter with a freshwater crocodile in the wild, cruise through ancient wetlands on a small boat and discover some of Australia’s most beautiful wilderness areas − all in one unforgettable trip!

    Explore the floodplains of Ubirr, Twin or Jim Jim Waterfalls, Butterfly Gorge and Litchfield National Park on our 5 day Kakadu tours from Darwin.

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    Kakadu & Litchfield National Park (Twin Share)

    Adult( 18 - 99 ) $2250
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      Itinerary

      Day 1: Darwin to Kakadu National Park

      Start your adventure by departing from Darwin and head out to the Wetlands Region where the magnificent scenery of the top ends starts to be on show.

      Along the way, we have ample opportunity to spot a huge range of Top End birdlife, not to mention some fresh and salty apex predators… crocodiles! We journey on to Kakadu National Park where our home for the next two nights in Jabiru awaits.

      The Bowali Visitor Centre offers a beautiful introduction to the Park’s landscape and wildlife and we take time to soak it in, before checking into our local accommodation. After some relaxation, we journey north to *Cahills Crossing on the border of Kakadu and Arnhem Land.

      Here we embark on a cultural tour of a lifetime – cruising down the East Alligator River on the border of Kakadu and Arnhem Land to experience the Dreamtime stories of the area, majestic birdlife, and of course, hope to see crocodiles along where they and the locals aim to catch some barramundi! We will visit one of the best-preserved collections of Aboriginal Rock Art in the world at Ubirr rock upon sunset.

      This incredibly significant site showcases many styles of Rock Art and allows us to climb up high for a sunset that will blow you away looking out over the Nadab Floodplain. We head home back to Jabiru for dinner and a comfortable night’s accommodation.

      Meals included: Lunch, Dinner

      Overnight: Anbinik Kakadu Resort Twin Share Rooms (with shared bathroom) or similar

      Day 2: Jabiru Return

      Jim Jim or Twin Falls are probably two of the most famous and stunning locations within Kakadu. Depending on seasonal factors and cultural observations we will visit one of these amazing waterfalls situated at the bottom of an adventurous 4WD road.

      Please be aware, access to the falls is seasonal with conditions permitting, and at least a moderate to a high level of fitness and agility is required to undertake this walk.

      We hike out to the huge plunge pool and accompanying beach area where you can enjoy plenty of time to cool off surrounded by a thick monsoon forest framed by magnificent rock escarpments. We head back home with an opportunity to stop at the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre where you have time to delve into the culture of Kakadu and gain deeper insight into the stories, flora, and fauna of this World Heritage Listed National Park.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

      Overnight: Anbinik Kakadu Resort Twin Share Rooms (with shared bathroom) or similar

      Day 3: Jabiru to Katherine

      This morning we discover Burrungkuy (Nourlangie) Rock, Kunwarddewardde Lookout, and have the potential to explore the surrounding areas of Nawurlandja Lookout and Anbangbang Billabong. Burrungkuy (Nourlangie) Rock features incredible Aboriginal Rock Art and Dreamtime stories of the Bininj people.

      Another 4WD track awaits us as we travel south and enjoy a picnic lunch at the plunge pool of Barramundi Gorge (Maguk) Waterfall, one of the most picturesque and pristine waterfalls in Kakadu. Please note at least a moderate level of fitness and agility is required here with flat pathways combined with rocky crossings leading you to the plunge pool through the monsoon forest.

      After our 2km walk, swim, and lunch, we head to Nitmiluk National Park before heading into tonight’s accommodation in Katherine to relax and enjoy the local hospitality.Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

      Overnight: Pine Creek Motel Twin Share Rooms (with ensuite) or similar

      Day 4: Pine Creek to Darwin

      It’s an early start today to reach Nitmiluk National Park Katherine Gorge for a 2-hour boat tour (your own expense, around $120) or a hike along the sheer rock walls (1.4km to 4.8km return).

      If you are interested in doing a scenic helicopter flight there are a range of options available to take in the spectacular views of Nitmiluk Katherine Gorge, the Arnhem Land escarpment, and local wildlife. We will then be making our way towards the beautiful Edith Falls for further relaxation in picture-perfect Top End surroundings with a picnic lunch, clear water, and a welcome chance to cool off!

      We’ll have you back in Darwin in time for you to meander down the famous Mindil Markets or spend a relaxing night at your accommodation reflecting on all the adventures you’ve had and new friends you’ve made. The guide will drop you off at H on Smith, so say goodbye as you will meet a new guide tomorrow.

      Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

      Accom: H on Smith Hotel (either Twin Share or Private Suites)or similar Darwin Hotel

      Overnight: Darwin Hotel Twin Share Rooms (with ensuite) or similar

      Day 5: Darwin to Litchfield Return

      Make sure you check out of your accommodation early, your luggage can be stored at the hotel reception. A new adventure awaits us today as we embark on a ​​sightseeing day trip to Litchfield National Park. Leaving Darwin, we travel south towards the world-class Litchfield National Park, surrounded by thick pockets of tropical rainforest, offering a cool escape from the heat of the Top End.​

      Before heading into the National Park, we take a slight detour to the Adelaide River visiting the Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve and wetlands. The traditional lands of the Limilngan-Wulna people (who are active in the reserve’s management) are one of the most spectacular places to explore the diverse wildlife of the Top End, home to numerous species of birds, turtles, water pythons, and of course the iconic Saltwater Crocodile. Alternatively, guests will have an opportunity to jump on board the 1-hour Jumping Crocodile Cruise (optional extra, strictly subject to availability on the day) payable directly to the cruise company.

      From here we travel south the some incredible monolithic Magnetic Termite Mounds and then have an opportunity to cool off in one of Litchfield’s beautiful natural plunge pools like Buley Rockholes or Wangi Falls. Visit a thundering waterfall like Florence Falls or Tolmer Falls and marvel at the sheer beauty carved out amongst the rocky escarpment. Fully relaxed and rejuvenated after a day in the stunning tropical national park we make our way back to Darwin.

      Meals included: none (opportunity to purchase lunch on tour, in Batchelor or BYO as we will have eski onboard.)

      Driving Distance: 317 km
      Walking Distance: 1km / 2km

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      • Visit the World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park
      • Explore Bowali & Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centres
      • On the border of Kakadu and Arnhem Land, take a cultural boat cruise on the East Alligator River
      • Watch for Crocs and Barramundi at *Cahills Crossing
      • Breathtaking Aboriginal rock art and sunset views at Ubirr Rock
      • Be guided through two world-class Aboriginal rock art sites Burrungkuy (Nourlangie) and Ubirr walk (conditions/seasonality permitting)
      • Adventure to Kakadu’s biggest waterfall *Jim Jim or *Twin Falls (conditions/seasonality permitting)
      • Relax and cool off at Barramundi Gorge (Maguk) waterfall and serene plunge pool
      • Enjoy the hospitality of Jabiru and Katherine
      • Optional Katherine Gorge Cruise or helicopter flight
      • Discover the cascading waterfalls of Edith Falls
      • Be impressed by century-old magnetic termite mounds
      • Uncover the wonder of Litchfield National Park’s roaring waterfalls and hidden water holes
      • Take a dip in the pools of Florence Falls, Buley Rockhole, or Wangi Falls
      • 3L Refillable water bottle
      • Hat, sunglasses & sunscreen
      • Beach towel & toiletries
      • Bathers or swimwear
      • Comfortable sturdy hiking shoes (closed shoes)
      • All weather clothing (extreme conditions day/night)
      • 15kg overnight bag & small day pack
      • Tropical strength insect repellent
      • Mosquito or fly net (summer months)
      • Flashlight, headlamp or torch
      • Recharge power bank limited access
      • Money for snacks and meals
      • Camera
      • Solo passengers who book this tour as a Twin share you will be paired in a room with another traveler, where possible of the same gender but not guaranteed.
      • If you only have 4 days to travel to Kakadu and Litchfield check out our 4 day Kakadu Tour from Darwin.
      • Mandatory passenger details are required at the time of booking: date of birth, dietary, and phone number.
      • We will try to cater to most dietary needs and/or food allergies passengers MUST notify the tour operator of any special dietary requirements, or medical conditions at the time of booking.
      • A minimum moderate to advanced level of fitness is required to complete the walks. The length of walks will be between 2km to 4km each day, often over steep rocky sections and in direct sunlight and high humidity. An approximate 9.5km walk is included in this tour. Embarking on walks will be at the guide’s discretion to ensure the safety of guests. Therefore, a medium/high level of fitness is required and a doctor’s certificate is required for people over 70 years (30 days prior to travel).
        Children aged between 10 to 17 years old must be always accompanied by an adult or legal guardian and must stay in private twin rooms. Not suitable for infants or children 9 years and under.
      • All private rooms are subject to availability and on request.
      • Limited storage space on our vehicle, baggage kept to 1 x 15kg travel bag, 1 x 5kg day bag
        Not suitable for mobility-impaired travelers, wheelchairs, walkers or strollers.
      • Itineraries may vary to adapt to seasonal changes and occasionally sites in the parks close or do not allow swimming. As safety is our top priority, we plan accordingly to ensure our guests have the most fun and best experience possible while on tour.
      • Guests are asked to participate in the preparation of meals, clean up and vehicle unpacking/loading, so everyone can relax together after a long day touring. It’s also a great way to get to know and connect with your fellow travelers.
      • This tour is a combo package of our 4 day Kakadu tour, a night in Darwin and then a 1 Day Litchfield tour.
      What is a combo tour?

      This tour is a combo package of our 4-day Kakadu tour, a night in Darwin and then a 1 Day Litchfield tour.

      You will be on a 4 day tour, then stay one night in a hotel in Darwin then head out on our 1 Day Litchfield tour.

      Where will I sleep on tour?

      On the evening of day1 day2 we stay at Anbinik Kakadu Resort, on day3 we stay at Knotts Crossing Resort and on day4 we stay at H on Smith Hotel in the Darwin CBD.

      Can I book a Single room?

      Due to the limited accommodation options in Kakadu National Park, we’re unable to offer single-room options. Solo travelers booking separately will be matched or paired in a twin share room at no extra cost, where possible with the same gender but not guaranteed.

      What kind of vehicle do we travel in for this Kakadu Outback Adventure tour?

      We have a couple of all-terrain 4×4 range of eco-tour buses, uniquely designed to handle the harshest of terrains and off-road tracks.

      • Isuzu N Series NPS AB-B16 Bus (21-seater)

      The maximum number of passengers we carry on this 4-Day tour is 16 people, with a minimum requirement of 6 people to guarantee the departure.

      Do you cater to special dietary requirements?

      Yes, please notify us if you have any dietary requirements or medical conditions at the time of booking, or at least a few days prior to departure, that way we can make any necessary arrangements. Most of the meals are prepared by our tour guides with basic camping-style options and others are provided by our accommodation providers onsite. Guests can participate in the preparation of meals, clean-up, and vehicle unpacking/loading as it’s a great way to get to know and connect with your fellow travellers.

      How much luggage can I bring on tour?

      We ask that guests you bring small overnight bags and hand luggage only as we have limited storage onboard our vehicles. Large suitcases and oversized luggage can be left at your hotel whilst you are on tour.

      How fit do i need to be for this tour?

      A minimum moderate to advanced level of fitness is required to complete the walks. The length of walks will be between 2km to 4km each day, often over steep rocky sections and in direct sunlight and high humidity. An approximate 9.5km walk is included in this tour. Embarking on walks will be at the guide’s discretion to ensure the safety of guests.

      Therefore, a medium/high level of fitness is required and a doctor’s certificate is required for people over 70 years (30 days prior to travel).

      Children aged between 10 to 17 years old must be always accompanied by an adult or legal guardian and must stay in private twin rooms. Not suitable for infants or children 9 years and under.

      Reviews

      This tour was very well planned with excellent tour guides. Accommodation was basic but clean and comfortable . The small group in a comfortable 4 wheel drive bus was a great way to travel the long distances.. information along the way and at attractions was excellent. I would recommend this tour to anyone with a moderate level of fitness as there were some longer walks and some rock hopping involved. All the walks were worthwhile for the sights and the beautiful swimming holes. .
      Nicola Croft
      Age Group: 30 - 70
      Our 5 day tour with Rick (who had deservedly won tour guide of the year for 2 years running) was fantastic. We got to see and do all that we expected in comfort and safety. We were fortunate to have a great group of travelers with us who all got along well and pitched in with doing all of the required chores for this type of camping holiday. The organization went smoothly and we were always kept well informed about daily events and expectations. My wife unfortunately was inflicted with a bronchial infection whilst on the tour in Katherine and Rick went out of his way and was very helpful in making sure she received the medical attention she needed to be able to continue the tour with minimum fuss. I would have no hesitation in recommending this tour to anyone interested in the great experiences that the top end has to offer.
      Richard and Deborah Souter
      Age Group: 64 - 65
      Great trip, loved Kakadu, our guides were great.
      Sue Hughes
      Age Group: 54 -
      We thoroughly enjoyed our 5 day top end Kakadu & Litchfield tour . Jay our guide was extremely competent and her knowledge was incredible. Our group all joined in together and that was great. A couple of the walks were pretty difficult but the scenery & the end results were always worth it. A most enjoyable holiday, really worth it!
      Tina Creagh
      Age Group: 70 - 75
      We 3 travellers would like to commend Real Aussie Adventure Tours for an amazing Top End experience.. From pick up to drop off at the end of 5 days we had a truly wonderful travel experience. Our 3 guides were exceptional!. Joe for the first day, Ben for the next 3 & a young lady for our Lichfield experience.. They enriched the whole experience with their knowledge of nature, indigenous culture & organisation. Thank you, we would;d recommend the whole experience to anyone who has yet to travel to the Top End.
      pip cassady
      Age Group: 66 - 70
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