Dragonfly dreaming: Darwin to Litchfield & Kakadu

Group Tours
Duration (in days): 3

From: Darwin

To: Darwin

From

£480

Exc. International flights (per person, based on 2 sharing) 
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Overview

Explore the outback of the Northern Territory on our small group tour from Darwin to Litchfield National Park and Kakadu. Litchfield is the first stop, famous for is flowing waterfalls and giant termite mounds. Take a cruise down Mary River and you’ll be able to spot saltwater crocodiles, the local celebrities of the NT! Swim in the famous Twin Falls and Jim Jim Falls in Kakadu National Park and learn about the history of Aboriginal culture through real paintings at Ubirr.

This trip includes stays in private campsites in permanent fixed tents with proper beds and bedding – so no roughing it here! All guiding, touring, accommodation and meals are included in the price making this a great value way to see this region.        

This itinerary can be tailored to suit your requirements please contact one of our consultants to start planning your dream trip.

Highlights

  • Spot giant termite mounds and swim in waterfall plunge pools in Litchfield National Park
  • Share stories around the camp fire with your fellow travellers
  • Spot saltwater crocodiles, birds and buffalos as your cruise along Mary River
  • Spend the day relaxing at Twin Falls & Jim Jim Falls in Kakadu National Park
  • Interpret ancient Aboriginal art with the help of your local guide
Itinerary

Day 1: Darwin to Litchfield National Park

Your tour leader will collect you from your hotel early this morning to embark on your 3 day ‘Top End’ adventure. First stop is Litchfield National Park, known for its cascading waterfalls and giant termite mounds. Cool off by swimming in the watering holes before enjoying a barbeque lunch with the rest of the group.

This afternoon you will head to the Mary River region and to the private campsite there to set up for the evening. Local wallabies will be there to greet you as you settle in your permanent tent, complete with proper beds and bedding. A cruise along the river gives the opportunity to spot saltwater crocodiles, birds and buffalos before returning to camp for stories under the stars!


Day 2: Litchfield to Kakadu National Park 

An early start today as you head out to Kakadu National Park in a 4wd ideal for the outback terrain. A rocky road, boat ride and short hike are rewarded as you arrive at Twin Falls Gorge, find a spot to relax as you enjoy this stunning natural wonder, there’ll be plenty of time for those waterfall pics!

Next stop is Jim Jim Falls, this time a walk through monsoon forest and scramble over boulders brings you to the waterfall and adjoining plunge pool, surrounded by 150m cliffs. Spend the rest of the afternoon swimming and relaxing in these unique surroundings before heading to the second campsite in Cooinda for early evening.


Day 3: Kakadu National Park to Darwin

After breakfast at the campsite you will head to Ubirr located in the East Alligator Region to witness ancient Aboriginal art and have it interpreted by a local guide. This artwork tells us about the history and culture of the Aboriginal people, one of the oldest living cultures on earth. Lookouts provide spectacular views across the floodplains and beyond to Arnhem Land.

A short hike through monsoon forest is followed by a cool off in the clear plunge pools at Barramundi Gorge before sitting back and enjoying the journey back to Darwin for early evening.


 

Info

October to April is considered the ‘wet season’ so Darwin and Kakadu National Park will experience heavy rains, flash flooding, and many roads will be closed at some point. The included tour may operate a different programme at this time depending on the roads in the national parks. We recommend that you visit during May-September when roads are open and the sun is shining in Kakadu and Darwin, the town is buzzing with visitors during these months so booking ahead is worthwhile.

This itinerary is purely a suggestion, and can be tailor-made to your requirements, so please contact us with your dates and requests and we’ll put together a bespoke quotation for you.

What's included: 

  • All transport
  • Accommodation in permanent tents
  • All touring
  • Meals as part of the tour

Not included: 

  • Breakfast on day 1 & dinner on day 3
  • Any additional touring
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips & gratuities
Accommodation

2 nights in Permanent tents on private campsites.

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