Best of the Top End & Kakadu

4 Days | Take in the enchanting scenery of the Top End

CAD $2,280
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Admire the magic of Litchfield National Park and cruise through Kakadu National Park on this four-day Top End adventure. Darwin will provide a gateway to the natural wonders of the Northern Territory, and it’s not long before you’re roaming the vast treasures of Litchfield National Park. Stop for a swim at Wangi Falls, settle in for a picnic next to Florence Falls and be drawn into the Magnetic Termite Mounds. A visit to Kakadu National Park comes with the majesty of Mikkinj Valley, the significance of Ubirr and a cultural weaving class, all setting the scene for a spectacular trip north.

Trip overview

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Darwin, Australia
Darwin, Australia
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Min 15
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Min 1 - Max 12
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Refresh yourself with incredibly scenic swims in the natural pools of Lichfield National Park, with stops at Wangi Falls and Florence Falls.
  • Take part in a cultural weaving class at the arts centre near Jim Jim Creek and hear fascinating stories about the significance of weaving to the local culture.
  • Marvel at ancient First Nations rock art at Ubirr and Burrungkuy (Nourlangie), and learn more about the wildlife and histories of the respective areas.
  • Visit the entrance Mikkinj Valley – named for its stunning red lilies – and enjoy a stop for lunch amongst the billabongs, wildlife and towering escarpment.
  • See Litchfield’s Magnetic Termite Mounds – an icon of the Northern Territory scenery standing 2 m tall and close to 100 years old.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Greening Australia. Donations help them tackle Australia’s complex environmental challenges, restoring landscapes at scale – in ways that work for communities, economies and nature.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Temperatures in Australia's Top End can be extreme, so you will need to be well-prepared with clothing for the weather. Depending on the time of the year, daytime can be very hot (and the Australian sun is very strong year-round) so always use sun protection and drink plenty of water. In the evenings temperatures can really drop, so bring sufficient warm clothing.
  • On some days of the trip, you'll spend many hours driving through very remote areas of Australia. Sit back and enjoy landscapes that you would miss in any other form of travel. The days can be long, but we want to fit as much of this amazing place in as we can in 4 short days!
  • As sunrise and sunset times as well as weather conditions vary throughout the year, we the order of activities may change to ensure you have the best experience possible. On occasion, the First Nations experiences may not be available should our guides have other cultural commitments, in which case we will include alternative activities.
  • If you are looking for a camping-based trip in the Top End you might like our 4-day Kakadu, Katherine & Litchfield Explorer trip. Search trip code PZRK on our website. 
  • Want to explore Australia's Northern Territory further? Consider adding on our Best of Uluru & Kings Canyon trip. See trip code PZKR on our website for details.


This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 April 2024 to 31 March 2025.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 April 2023 - 31 March 2024

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1 breakfast, 3 lunches, 1 dinner


Private vehicle


Hotel (3 nights)

  • Litchfield National Park - Wangi Falls
  • Litchfield National Park - Tolmer Falls
  • Litchfield National Park - Florence Falls
  • Litchfield National Park - Termite Mounds
  • Kakadu National Park - Guluyambi Cultural Cruise on the East Alligator River
  • Kakadu National Park - Ubirr Rock Art Cultural Walk
  • Kakadu National Park - Mamukala Wetlands
  • Kakadu National Park - Burrungkuy (Nourlangie) rock art site
  • Kakadu National Park - Weaving or damper making workshop

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Important notes

1. The trip starts in Darwin with a Welcome Meeting at 6pm on Day 1 at our joining point hotel.
2. The trip finishes on arrival in Darwin at our finish point hotel by 4pm. Accommodation is not included on this day but can be booked on request.
3. A Single Supplement can be booked if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip, subject to availability.

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Best of the Top End & Kakadu
CAD $2,280