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Kakadu, Katherine & Litchfield Adventure

4 Days | Escape on an outback safari from Darwin to Kakadu National Park

4.6 out of 5 based on 45 reviews submitted.
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Journey into the Northern Territory's rugged Top End on this short but sweet four-day tour. Spend time with the Traditional Owners of Wulna Country to learn about their culture, go bird and croc spotting in the lush Mary River and see traditional rock art in Ubirr. Climb high to look down on the Nardab Floodplain and then find refuge from the tropical heat in the swimming holes of World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park. Discover the towering rock walls of Katherine Gorge. The reds of the soil and orange of the sunsets will leave you with a lasting impression of the Territory’s beauty and biodiversity.

Trip overview

Map of Kakadu, Katherine & Litchfield Adventure including Australia
Start
Darwin, Australia
Finish
Darwin, Australia
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Australia
Physical rating
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Style
Basix
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
POSK
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Enjoy the flexibility of a private vehicle, the local knowledge of a passionate leader and the magic of camping under the great southern sky in comfortable permanent tents
  • Learn about the ancient culture and traditions of The First Peoples of Australia during a cultural experience in Litchfield National Park.
  • 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 river cruise
  • Discover the wonders of Kakadu National Park. See ancient traditional rock art and take an optional flight over astounding landscapes

Is this trip right for you?
  • Your accommodation on this trip is in permanent tented camps. However this isn't a basic camping experience, as you'll be treated to creature comforts, with proper beds with bedding and linen, electricity, and cooling fans inside your tent. Please note that facilities are shared, including toilets and shower blocks, which are a short walk from the campsite.
  • Throughout the year the exact order and nature of inclusions may vary depending on factors such as weather, driving times, group fitness, road conditions, so be prepared to be flexible. We will still show you the very best of what the region has to offer!
  • 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.
  • On some days of the trip, you’ll spend several hours driving through very sparse areas of Australia. Sit back and enjoy landscapes that you would miss in any other form of travel. Extra space can be tight, and conditions may feel a little cramped. Think of it as a great way to get to know your fellow travellers. The drive days can be long, but it’s as much about the journey as the destination, and half the fun is the camaraderie.
  • 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.

Itinerary

Map of Kakadu, Katherine & Litchfield Adventure including Australia

Inclusions

Meals

3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle

Accommodation

Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (3 nights)

Activities
  • Pudakul Cultural Experience
  • Litchfield National Park - Highlights, including Florence Falls, Wangi Falls & Buley Rockholes
  • Mary River - Mary River Wetlands Cruise
  • Kakadu National Park - Ubirr Rock Art Cultural Walk
  • Pine Creek - Gold Mining Centre
  • Kakadu National Park - Maguk (Barramundi Gorge)
  • Kakadu National Park - Bowali Visitor Centre
  • Kakadu National Park - Burrungkuy (Nourlangie) rock art site
  • Nitmiluk National Park - Leliyn (Edith Falls) Upper Circuit Walk & Swim
Add on activities
  • Kakadu National Park - Scenic Flight - from - AUD150
  • Nitmiluk National Park - Katherine Gorge Cruise - AUD119

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Important notes

START & END TIMES
The tour commences in Darwin on Day 1 at 7am and finishes back in Darwin on the final day (Day 4) at approximately 6pm. We recommend you arrive a day earlier, and onward travel must be booked for the following day.

LUGGAGE LIMIT
A strict luggage limit of 10kg applies on this trip. Excess luggage should be stored at your accommodation in Darwin.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
A single supplement is currently NOT available on this trip.

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Reviews

4.6 out of 5 based on 45 reviews submitted.
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Hilary · Traveled October 2023
My first trip to the Top End of Australia so it was important to choose a tour which covered as much as possible without skimping on the details. This tour to Litchfield, Kakadu & Katherine did not disappoint. Well done Rick for leading such a brilliant tour . Would not hesitate to recommend
Review submitted 14 Oct 2023

Joanne · Traveled September 2023
Good things… Lots of waterholes for swimming and guides keen knowledge about the environment. Not so good… Unclean accommodation and limited fresh food.
Review submitted 04 Oct 2023

Mike · Traveled September 2023
A great trip. Well organised and well delivered. Our courier Rick was an absolute star. The accommodation and food are totally adequate for what is essentially a camping expedition. Be prepared to muck in and you will have a great experience. I would thoroughly recommend this as a great way to immerse yourself in the wilderness of the Northern Territories.
Review submitted 11 Sep 2023

Janet · Traveled September 2023
It was -a very lonely trip for me. It comprised mostly families, couples and pairs who did not easily mix. Otherwise fantastics sights and accommodation. If you are single find a different company.
Review submitted 11 Sep 2023

Steve · Traveled August 2023
This trip is well worth it, we had a great time, our guide Rick was fantastic, all the destinations were awesome, waterfalls, gorges swims every day, great way to start the days with a swim in a different water hole.... very enjoyable and very relaxing, would highly recommend this trip to anyone.
Review submitted 29 Aug 2023
Kakadu, Katherine & Litchfield Adventure
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