Explore the national parks around the Top End of Australia
Delve into the spectacularly diverse ecosystems of Australia's Northern Territory on this 5-day Outback adventure. The Top End is famed for its exceptional national parks, rich representation of Aboriginal culture and hidden corners bursting with native wildlife, tranquil waterholes and tumbling waterfalls. Although the star of the show may be Kakadu National Park, a visit to Katherine Gorge and Nitmiluk National Park proves equally as incredible with a range of active adventures to be had on both land and water.
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Explore the highlights of Australia's iconic Top End in rugged style on this five-day overland trip
Enjoy the flexibility of a private vehicle, the local knowledge of a passionate guide and the magic of camping under the great southern sky
Learn about the ancient culture and traditions of the Limilngan-Wulna people as they invite you into their community with a traditional 'Welcome to Country'
The Mary River Wetlands feature a wealth of wildlife, including the highest concentration of saltwater crocodiles in the southern hemisphere. Get up close to the snappy beasts on a billabong cruise
Discover the wonders of Kakadu National Park on a boat trip through the spectacular Twin Falls gorge, and hike to the base of Jim Jim Falls
You'll spend some nights of the trip sleeping in outback camping grounds. While conditions can be basic and facilities are minimal, this is all part of the adventure. You'll need to pitch in with preparing meals and cleaning.
This trip requires a moderate level of fitness as it involves a lot of walking, allowing you to truly enjoy the surrounding nature. Some hikes are longer and more challenging than others. Please bring sturdy, comfortable walking shoes and comfortable clothing.
Temperatures in the Top End can be extreme. During the day the weather can be hot (and the Australian sun is strong) so please bring appropriate clothing, use sun protection and drink plenty of water. In the evenings temperatures really drop, so ensure you have base layers and warm clothing.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 April 2017 to 31 March 2018. View the itinerary for departures between 01 April 2018 - 31 March 2019
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1. Tour commences in Darwin on day 1 at 6:50am and finishes in Darwin day 5 at approx 6pm.
2. Onward travel from Darwin must be booked for the following day.
3. Strict luggage limit of 10kg applies in Kakadu excess luggage can be stored at Darwin accommodation.
4. This trip requires a sleeping bag during the cooler months of May to October.
Our 5 Day Top End Adventure trips score an average of 4.72 out of 5 based on 18 reviews in the last year.
If you like national parks, hiking, swimming and driving this trip is for you.
Review submitted 18 Jul 2017
I really enjoyed the itinerary as it included cultural sites as well as areas of natural beauty. The walking wasn't too challenging and very much worth the effort. The guide was passionate and knowledgeable about the area and obviously loves what she does. The camping was comfortable and the food was great. Highly recommended.
Review submitted 12 Jul 2017