Explore the Kakadu National Park in the Top End on this 4 Day Kakadu, Arnhem Land, Twin Falls & Jim Jim Falls Tour from AAT Kings. Visit Nourlangie Rock where you will see ancient Aboriginal rock art, cruise along the Yellow Water Billabong looking for saltwater crocodiles, and travel through Mikinj Valley and view spectacular scenery that includes sandstone outcrops, forests, flood plains and billabongs. You also get the opportunity to enjoy a swim in the rock pool at Jim Jim Falls, board a boat and cruise through the first part of the Twin Falls Gorge and enjoy a short walk at Ubirr.
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Day 1 Darwin - Kakadu: Depart Darwin and travel along the Arnhem Highway, across the Adelaide River and Marrakai Plains, into Kakadu National Park. The park covers 20,000 square kilometres of landscape varying from rocky escarpment, to the floodplains that are abundant with wildlife. Stop at Nourlangie where your Guide will lead you to see the ancient Aboriginal rock art. After lunch, join a Local Guide for a cruise on the famous Yellow Water Billabong. Search for saltwater crocodiles; see paper bark swamps, water lilies and the colourful range of birdlife for which this region is renowned. Visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre and view the informative displays depicting the traditions of the Aboriginal people in Kakadu.
Day 2 Arnhem Land by 4WD Adventure: This morning travel by 4WD vehicle into Arnhem Land and the Mikinj Valley. The spectacular scenery includes sandstone outcrops, escarpments, forests, floodplains and billabongs. You'll visit places inaccessible to most, including ancient rock art sites. Learn about traditional land ownership, bush skills, hunting, food gathering and bush tucker preparation. Meet Aboriginal artists at Injalak Arts and Crafts Centre in Oenpelli (conditions permitting).
Day 3 Jim Jim and Twin Falls: Travel by a small 4WD to Jim Jim Falls. Take a 900 metre bushwalk to the Jim Jim Falls plunge pool, where there is time for swimming, relaxing and enjoying the spectacular scenery. Afterwards, travel to a scenic rest area for a picnic lunch. Then board boats to cruise up the first part of the Twin Falls gorge. There is a 45 minute walk over slippery rocks with sand and along rock ledges. Relax and enjoy spectacular scenery at the base of the falls. (Today's touring is only suitable for people with a good level of fitness.)
Day 4 Guluyambi Cruise - Darwin: This morning stop at Ubirr for a short walk to view Aboriginal rock art. Later, join the Guluyambi Cultural Cruise and take in the pristine wilderness along the East Alligator River. An Aboriginal Guide will provide an insight into their culture, including local mythology, the river's abundant food chain, traditional uses for many plants and animals as well as bush survival skills. Disembark on the Arnhem Land side of the river to see a display of traditional hunting and gathering implements before heading back downstream. Visit the Bowali Visitor Centre before returning to Darwin.
* Due to seasonal conditions, this itinerary may change without notice.
Departs: 6.30am Daily (Jun - Oct) from 69 Mitchell St, Darwin
Hotel pick ups are available. Please request at the time of booking
Children: 15 years and under are charged at the child rate. Minimum child age is 8 years.
What to Bring: Comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, water bottle, camera and a jacket in cooler months
Luggage Allowance: One medium size suitcase per person plus an overnight bag
Fitness requirement: Low level of fitness required. Small amount of walking including a 10-15 minute walk on uneven ground with a gradual climb to the viewing point. There is wheelchair access, however, this is on uneven ground and is accessible for only a small part of the walk and must have a carer to assist.
Note: Day 3 touring is by small 4WD vehicle. Clients must have a reasonable level of fitness and agile on their feet to do the walks to Jim Jim Falls plunge pool and the base of Twin Falls and suitable footwear must be worn. There is no swimming allowed at Twin Falls. Due to seasonal conditions, this itinerary may change without notice.
Tour Code: DJ59
Operated By: AAT Kings