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Kakadu, Katherine & Litchfield Family Adventure

4 Days | Take the family on an outback adventure from Darwin to Kakadu National Park

5 out of 5 based on 6 reviews submitted.
USD $1,088
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Gather the family and journey into the Northern Territory's rugged Top End on this short but sweet four-day adventure. The kids will love spending time with the Traditional Owners of Wulna Country to learn about their culture, going bird and croc spotting in the lush Mary River and seeing traditional rock art in Ubirr. Climb high to look down on the Nardab Floodplain, cool off in the refreshing swimming holes of World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park and discover the towering rock walls of Katherine Gorge. From fascinating wildlife to legendary landscapes, this family holiday will be hard to top!

Trip overview

Map of Kakadu, Katherine & Litchfield Adventure including Australia
Darwin, Australia
Darwin, Australia
Explorer, Family
Physical rating
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Min 5
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
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Why you'll love this trip
  • As a family, 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.
  • The kids will love discovering the wonders of Kakadu National Park and spotting ancient rock art dating back thousands of years.
  • 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.
  • With all meals included on this family adventure, you can spend more time admiring the incredible landscapes and less time worrying about cooking!

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.
  • 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.
  • Our leaders are the classic do-it-all Aussie – they know the best spots to watch the sunset, can drive you to your next destination, take you on a guided hike or even whip up dinner for the group on some trips. While they won’t always do all these jobs on every trip, be aware they will be juggling many things on your tour and may have less time to spend with you. They will always be working hard to ensure you and your group have a fantastic time exploring Australia.
  • 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 2023 to 31 March 2024.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 April 2024 - 31 December 2024

Map of Kakadu, Katherine & Litchfield Adventure including Australia



3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners


Private 4WD vehicle


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

  • 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
  • Nitmiluk National Park - Katherine Gorge Canoe Hire - from - AUD94

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Important notes

The tour commences in Darwin on Day 1 at 7am am 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.

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

A single supplement is NOT available on this trip. A triple rooming configuration is available upon request, and consists of the two single beds in the tent, plus a swag rolled out between the beds. Please speak to your booking agent for further information. Please note that if you are a family of 3, night 2 will be triple share as described above. All tents have single beds. No double beds are available.

Minimum age for children on this trip is 5 years old. However, please read the trip notes carefully to decide whether the strenuous nature of this trip is suitable for your family.

Please note that these trips are for adults and children travelling together and there must be at least one child under 18 with you.

A discount of 10% applies on this trip to children under 17 years of age at time of travel.

This trip involves long travelling days. Please see the daily itinerary for more information. Take into consideration the weather when you are thinking of travelling and ensure you and your family are well hydrated in the tropical heat.

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5 out of 5 based on 6 reviews submitted.
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Jenna · Traveled June 2023
Incredible, myself and my 5 year old loved this tour
Review submitted 03 Jul 2023

Lara · Traveled April 2023
What a great family holiday! Camping without the hassle Accompanied by a great guide Enjoyed by all ages And the Northern Territory is simply stunning
Review submitted 14 Apr 2023

Axel · Traveled April 2023
Great trip with the family, and our guide, Rick, really knew his stuff and made the trip fantastic.
Review submitted 17 Apr 2023

Genelle · Traveled October 2022
Overall the trip was really good. All the kids on the trip were around the same age (teenagers). We went to lots of waterfalls and swimming holes as well as seeing some great Indigenous rock art. Rick our guide was very knowledgable and easily substituted some of the sites we were visiting due to the weather. Would highly recommend
Review submitted 14 Oct 2022

Jason · Traveled July 2022
What an incredible trip ! As a seasoned traveller, very impressed with this tour . Our guide Emma was brilliant with the kids and adults alike. Everything was professionally run, ensuring we were comfortable throughout. A great mix of activities, from swims in stunning water holes, to aboriginal rock art, wetland cruises etc . Just the right size group, we all got along famously. Highly recommended.
Review submitted 12 Jul 2022
Kakadu, Katherine & Litchfield Family Adventure
USD $1,088