3 Day Kakadu and Litchfield Tour Safari Tent


    As you traverse this stunning landscape of Kakadu and Litchfield, rest assured that your comfort is our priority. Book here for the Upgrade to a Twin Share Safari Tent for a touch of comfort camping in the great outdoors. 

    Embark on an epic adventure through Australia’s Top End with our 3-day Kakadu and Litchfield Tour. Experience the wonders of this breathtaking region as you immerse yourself in its natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. Prepare for an unforgettable journey filled with stunning waterfalls, ancient rock formations, and encounters with unique wildlife.

    The journey begins in Kakadu National Park, where you’ll witness history come alive. Marvel at the ancient indigenous rock art that adorns the walls of Nourlangie and Ubirr, providing a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of the region. Explore the diverse landscapes of Kakadu, from lush wetlands to rugged escarpments, and discover why this UNESCO World Heritage-listed site holds such significance.

    Next, venture into Litchfield National Park, a hidden gem known for its pristine waterholes and cascading waterfalls. Take a refreshing dip in these natural pools surrounded by lush greenery, and feel a sense of serenity wash over you. Marvel at the intriguing termite mounds that dot the landscape and learn about their fascinating architectural feats.

    One of the highlights of this tour is the Mary River Wetlands wildlife cruise. Hop aboard and navigate through the meandering waterways, where an abundance of wildlife awaits. Keep your eyes peeled for the majestic birds that soar above and the fearsome crocodiles lurking in the water below. It’s an incredible opportunity to witness these incredible creatures in their natural habitat.

    This tour operates during the dry season from May to October when the weather is ideal for exploring the Top End. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to create lasting memories and connect with the wonders of nature and culture. Book your adventure now and embark on a journey that will leave you in awe of the magic of Australia’s Top End.

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      Day 1

      Start your adventure by departing from Darwin and head out to the Wetlands Region for a Crocodile & Wildlife Cruise on the Mary River Wetlands, a great 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 visiting the Bowali Visitor Centre which offers a beautiful introduction to the Park’s landscape and wildlife. After some relaxation at camp, we journey north to *Cahills Crossing on the border of Kakadu and Arnhem Land.  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. After a big day, we head back to our cozy camp and prepare dinner together,  enjoying an evening with our fellow travellers.

      Meals: Lunch, Dinner. Accom: Jabiru Campground – Permanent Tents (communal facilities). Driving Distance: 420km. Hike Distance and Grading: 1km loop Grade 2-3

      Day 2

      We rise and shine early on day 2 and make our way South to Kakadu National Park.

      Today we’ll spend the day soaking up the spectacular natural beauty of the area, hiking through lush monsoon rainforests, swimming in pristine plunge pools and waterfalls surrounded by steep escarpments and rocky cliffs.

      We generally visit Twin Falls or Jim Jim Falls when seasonally accessible, alternatively, we will stop in at Barramundi Gorge (Maguk) or other waterfalls such as Yurmikmik (Motor Car Falls). There are many factors affecting accessibility although your guide will ensure you get the best experience possible.

      Time permitting, we stop at Nourlangie Rock, another indigenous rock art site where archaeologists have uncovered works dating back over 20,000 years old. We explore the evolving social, cultural and environmental changes to the area over time before making our way back to camp for a hearty dinner and a well-earned rest.

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Accom: Jabiru Campground – Permanent Tents or Bush Swags (communal facilities). Driving Distance: 150km. Hike Distance and Grading: 1.5km – 4km.

      Day 3

      Travelling south through Pine Creek, a small pioneering town in the Katherine region outside of Kakadu National Park, famous for its discovery of gold in the 1970’s. We stop for a quick refreshment break at the Adelaide River before our journey leads us to Litchfield National Park.

      We spend the afternoon immersed in Litchfield’s natural oasis of waterfalls, spring-fed streams and rugged sandstone escarpments. We’ll spend time in any combination of Buley Rockholes, Wangi Falls or Florence Falls for a refreshing soak in picturesque rock holes and waterfalls.

      Discover the uniquely impressive Magnetic and Cathedral Termite Mounds before making our way back to Darwin, arriving back to your accommodation at approximately 7:00pm.

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch. Driving Distance: 500km. Hike Distance and Grading: 1 – 2 km.


      What To Bring
      Booking Info
      • Sleep in our comfortable twin permanent safari tents providing a little more comfort, privacy, and security on tour
      • 3L Refillable water bottle,
      • wide-brimmed hat,
      • sunglasses & sunscreen,
      • swimwear,
      • beach towels & toiletries,
      • comfortable sturdy hiking shoes (tread closed-toe shoes),
      • all-weather clothing (extreme conditions inc wind, heat, cold, day/night),
      • 15kg soft bag & small day pack,
      • tropical strength insect repellent,
      • mosquito or fly net (summer months), f
      • lashlight, headlamp or torch,
      • money for snack and meals,
      • bring your own sleeping bag & pillow (optional – if staying in a swag),
      • recharge power bank (limited access to power to charge phone or cameras),
      • camera.
      • ON SALE NOW- bookings from 11th April to 31st July for travel until March 31st 2024
      • Safari is not suitable for children under 8 years of age.
      • We will try to cater for 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 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).
      • Limited storage space on our vehicle, baggage kept to 1 x 15kg travel bag, 1 x 5kg day bag. Not suitable for mobility-impaired travellers, wheelchairs, walkers or strollers.
      • Book live here for Safari Tent. 2 Nights’ Permanent Safari Style Tented Campsites (2 x Jabiru). If you are happy to book basic swag book here: 3 Day Kakadu and Litchfield 3 Day Tour Basic Swag Camping
      Where will I sleep on tour?

      Share Tent fare option will be paired in a room with another traveller, where possible with the same gender but not guaranteed.

      2 Nights’ Permanent Safari Style Tented Campsites (2 x Jabiru)

      Book live here for Safari Tent. If you are happy to book basic swag book here: 3 Day Kakadu and Litchfield 3 Day Tour Basic Swag Camping


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