The ultimate Top End experience, this 4 day tour showcases some of the Northern Territory's most popular destinations including Katherine, Kakadu and Litchfield. This remote yet extremely diverse region is home to the Kakadu National Park, Ubirr Rock, Katherine Gorge, Litchfield National park, Edith Falls, Katherine River and a rich Aboriginal culture.
Day 1 Darwin/Litchfield/Mary River: Leaving Darwin, we journey south to the beautiful Litchfield National Park where we visit waterfalls that flow all year round. Litchfield National Park is well deserving of all its hype and the perfect place to soak up the tranquility of the tropics. We explore Florence Falls, Wangi Falls and Buley Rockholes. Enjoy a picnic lunch, stroll through steamy rainforests and cool off with a dip in one of Litchfield's picture perfect swimming holes. We finish the day in the spectacular Mary River Wetlands where the exotic birds are not the only wildlife to see. Keep a watch for lurking crocodiles on an afternoon wildlife cruise. Enjoy an outback Aussie pub meal before climbing into your bed for a well-earned rest at our Mary River region camping spot.
Day 2 Mary River/Kakadu: Today we head to Kakadu National Park, World Heritage listed for its stunning natural features and for being the centre of the world's oldest living culture. Discover ancient Aboriginal rock art at Ubirr before climbing to the top of a rocky lookout for fabulous views over the Nardab floodplain. Don’t forget to bring your camera! Next we head to Maguk (Barramundi Gorge) where the hike is rewarded with a reviving swim in the plunge pools. Tonight we stay at our permanent camp in Kakadu National Park.
Day 3 Kakadu/Katherine: Get ready for some 4WD action today as we make our way to Jim Jim Falls, the crown of Kakadu and certain to be one of our trip highlights. Once we get there, we’ll take in the stunning views of this 200m natural wonder before continuing on to Twin Falls. See the beauty of the gorge and feel the powerful force of the waterfalls from a national park operated boat and boardwalk experience. Head south to the historic gold-mining centre of Pine Creek and settle in for the night at our private campsite on the doorstep of Nitmiluk National Park. Fall asleep listening to the chatter of the outback night.
Day 4 Nitmiluk National Park/Darwin: Depending on the season, embark on a cruise along the tranquil waters of Katherine Gorge or take the chance to head out by canoe (both activities are optional at own expense) and peer up at rock walls that reach up to 70m high. Formed by the Katherine River flowing from Arnhem Land to the Timor Sea, this 23 million-year-old natural marvel is truly breathtaking. Later in the day, head north across the sun baked outback, stopping for another refreshing dip along the way - this time by the cascading Edith Falls. Hit the road and head back to Darwin.
Departs: Darwin 6.50 am Tuesday, Friday during Apr-Jun & Oct / Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday during Jul-Sep
Returns: Darwin approximately 6.00 pm
Default meeting point: Adventure Tours Shop 52 Mitchell Street Darwin
Children: Tour is not suitable for children 7 years and under
What to Bring: Comfortable walking shoes, shorts, t-shirts, long pants and long sleeved shirt (for mosquito protection and extra warmth at night), swimmers, hat, towel, sunscreen, necessary medication, suitable clothing, camera and torch
Luggage: Personal luggage is limited to an overnight bag and a daypack. Most Darwin accommodations will be happy to store any excess luggage you may have, some do charge a small fee
Fitness Requirement: A good level of fitness is required.
Operated By: Intrepid Travel & Adventure Tours