4 Day 4WD Arnhem Land Dreaming Top End Tour

    Designed for those seeking something special in the Northern Territory’s Top End with a focus on indigenous culture, this is the safari for you. Spend four days and three nights exploring Litchfield and Kakadu National Parks – including Twin and Jim Jim Falls – 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.

    The ultimate Top End Adventure tour awaits for those seeking an Indigenous experience. Explore Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks with a small group in a 4 x 4 Get up close and personal to a crocodile on a boat cruise and visit the jewels of Kakadu – Twin Falls and Jim Jim Falls. 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.

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

    Highlights on our Litchfield National Park, Kakadu National Park and Arnhem Land tour include:

    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 on a Yellow Waters cruise 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

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

    Per person

    $1,499

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      Itinerary

      Day 1: 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)

      Day 2: Yellow Waters Cruise, Twin Falls, Jim Jim Falls

      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)

      Day 3: Nourlangie Aboriginal Art Site and Ubirr art site

      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 heading to our private campsite at Jabiru.

      Enjoy some free time late this afternoon where you can relax by the pool with a cold beverage until dinner is ready. (B, L and D)

      Day 4: Arnhem Land. Return to Darwin

      Today, a once in a lifetime experience awaits. Travelling into remote Western Arnhem Land you will witness Ancient Aboriginal Art brought to life by your indigenous guide at Injalak Hill. Take in the amazing views across the escarpment before travelling to the Injalak Art Centre where you say goodbye to your Indigenous guide and hello to some amazing art on offer or simply watch the indigenous artists at work. Travel back into Kakadu National Park before returning to cosmopolitan Darwin and tales of the days adventures whilst reflecting on the profound effect this magical place has on people. (B and L)

      Highlights
      What To Bring
      Important Booking Info

      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

      • Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility.
      • Safari is not suitable for children under 5 years of age.
      • Luggage is restricted to 10kg per person in a soft bag or backpack.
      • Single travellers will be paired in a tent with another customer of the same gender.
      • *Access to Twin and Jim Jim Falls cannot be guaranteed during the tropical summer months. At this time they will be substituted with locations such as Gunlom, Maguk (Barramundi Falls), Yurmikmik or Gubara Springs.
      • *Wangi Falls may not be accessible. During this time we will provide an alternative or spend more time in locations visited.
      • Travel insurance is recommended.
      • This tour requires a certain level of participation from guests. This may include assisting and cleaning afterwards with the preparation of meals, collecting firewood and sweeping out tents.
      • Choose to stay in permanent tents complete with beds and linen or upgrade to air-conditioned lodge accommodation. Let us know at the time of booking what you would prefer.
      • From April 2019 – Book this 4 Day Arnhem Land, Kakadu and Litchfield  Top End Safari Tour and a 3 Day 4WD Goanna Dreaming Red Centre Tour4 Day 4WD Uluru Red Centre Wallaby Dreaming Tour or 5 Day Kangaroo Dreaming 4WD Red Centre Safari in the same booking transaction and receive $50 per person discount per tour.  Select products as indicated only; not available on Family and Friend Fares and not combinable with any other offer. Ask us for more details.

      • You can take advantage of our great group rates on this Arnhem Land 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. 

      • National Park fee is included in the tour price. 
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