4 Day Kakadu, Arnhem Land & Gunlom Falls

Explore the Kakadu National Park in the Top End on this 4 Day Kakadu, Arnhem Land & Gunlom Falls Adventure Tour with 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 Gunlom Falls and enjoy a short walk at Ubirr.


Accommodation

Superior: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel


Itinerary

Day 1 Darwin - Kakadu: Depart Darwin and travel along the Arnhem Highway, their major river systems and wetlands, into Kakadu National Park. Located 257 kilometres east of Darwin, this national park covers 20,000 square kilometres of landscape from rocky escarpment home to historic Aboriginal rock art dating back thousands of years, to floodplains abundant with wildlife. Visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre to view the informative displays depicting the traditions of the Aboriginal people in Kakadu. Join your local guide on a cruise of Yellow Water Billabong. Search for saltwater crocodiles and the colourful range of birdlife for which this region is renowned. After lunch, stop at Nourlangie, where your Driver Guide will lead you on a walk to view the rock art galleries.

Day 2 Arnhem Land by 4WD Adventure: There is an early start this morning as we travel by 4 Wheel Drive vehicle into Arnhem Land and the Mikinj Valley. We travel through spectacular scenery including sandstone outcrops, escarpments, forests and floodplains. Learn about traditional land ownership, bush skills and ‘bush tucker’. View Aboriginal rock art in its natural state. Most tours are accompanied by an Aboriginal Guide.

Day 3 Footprints of Kakadu: Sit back and relax as your guide takes you through the southern end of the World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park. The tour visits the world famous Gunlom Falls and the stunning Ikoymarrwa Rock Pool. Finish the day with drinks and canapes by a private billabong.

Day 4 Kakadu - Darwin : This morning join your Driver Guide to explore the World Heritage Area of Ubirr, where you’ll climb up through the ancient Aboriginal rock art galleries, believed to be 20,000 years old, to the lookout for a view over the surrounding wetlands. Join the Guluyambi Cruise along the East Alligator River. An Aboriginal guide will provide an insight into their culture, including local mythology, the river’s abundant food chain, as well as bush survival skills. With special permission of the local people, you are able to go ashore in Arnhem Land. Visit the Bowali Visitor Centre before returning to Darwin.

* Due to seasonal conditions, this itinerary may change without notice.


Highlights

  • Explore World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park
  • Cruise Yellow Water billabong
  • Visit Nourlangie Rock and see rock art
  • Arnhem Land 4WD adventure
  • Visit Mikinj Valley, Arnhem Land
  • Tour to Jim Jim Falls by 4WD
  • Discover the wonders of Litchfield National Park
  • See stunning Florence and Tolmer falls
  • Enjoy a swim or bushwalk at Wangi Falls

Inclusions

  • 3 nights Accommodation
  • Kakadu National Park Ticket
  • Yellow Water Billabong Cruise & lunch (Day 1)
  • Lunch (Day 2 & 3)
  • Guluyambi Cruise & lunch (Day 4)
  • Return airport transfers (flight information required at time of booking)

Times

Departs: 6.30am Daily (Jun to mid Oct) from 69 Mitchell St, Darwin
Returns: 7.30pm

Hotel pick ups are available. Please request at the time of booking


Additional Info

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: Due to seasonal conditions, this itinerary may change without notice.
Tour Code: DJ59
Operated By: AAT Kings