Top End & Kakadu Adventure

6 Days | Tour the Top End on a remarkable journey through Kakadu, Katherine and Litchfield

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Take in the treasures of Kakadu, Litchfield and Nitmiluk National Parks and more magical Top End moments on this six-day adventure. From your starting point in Darwin, you’ll soon sample the incredible sights of Kakadu National Park. Cruise down the Yellow Water Billabong and tour the fascinating First Nations rock art at Ubirr. Then it’s on to the contrast of Katherine, where the red expanses of the outback meet the flowing waters of the Katherine River. Finally, the wonders of Litchfield National Park await – all the idyllic swimming holes will leave you spoiled for (a refreshing) choice.

Trip overview

Map of Top End & Kakadu Adventure including Australia
Start
Darwin, Australia
Finish
Darwin, Australia
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Australia
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
PZSK
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Spot eagles, crocs and more of Kakadu National Park’s rich wildlife on an Indigenous-owned river cruise along Yellow Water Billabong.
  • Marvel at ancient First Nations rock art at Ubirr and Burrungkuy (Nourlangie) and learn more about the wildlife and histories of the respective areas.
  • Glide or walk along the spectacular Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge – a maze of waterways spanning over 12 km carved out of ancient sandstone.
  • Refresh yourself with incredibly scenic swims in the natural pools of Litchfield National Park, with stops at Wangi Falls and Buley Rockhole.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Country Needs People. Donations help them support Indigenous land and sea management in Australia. Intrepid will double your impact by dollar-matching all post-trip donations made to The Intrepid Foundation.

Is this trip right for you?
  • 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 6 short days!
  • Stay in comfortable beds every night of the trip, with hotel accommodation for three nights and a resort with shared facilities facilities for two nights.
  • Temperatures in the Top End can be extreme. During the day the weather can be very hot (and the Australian sun is very strong) so please bring appropriate clothing, use sun protection and drink plenty of water. In the evenings temperatures really drop so make sure you check the forecast and have a suitable sleeping bag and warm clothes for the climate.
  • As sunrise and sunset times as well as weather conditions vary throughout the year, 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’re looking for a shorter, camping-based trip in the Top End, you might like to consider the 4-day Kakadu, Katherine & Litchfield Explorer. Search trip code PZRK on our website. Alternatively, if it is more comfort you are after, search for Best of the Top End & Kakadu (PZKK).

Itinerary

Map of Top End & Kakadu Adventure including Australia

Inclusions

Meals

5 breakfasts, 3 lunches

Transport

Private vehicle

Accommodation

Hotel (3 nights), Twin/Double rooms with shared facilities (2 nights)

Activities
  • Kakadu National Park - Picnic Lunch at Cahills Crossing
  • Kakadu National Park - Guluyambi Cultural Cruise on the East Alligator River
  • Kakadu National Park - Ubirr Rock Art Site Walk
  • Kakadu National Park – Yellow Water Cruise on the South Alligator River
  • Kakadu National Park - Burrungkuy (Nourlangie) main gallery and shelter walk
  • Katherine – Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre
  • Nitmiluk National Park - Leliyn (Edith Falls) Upper Circuit Walk & Swim
  • Nitmiluk National Park - Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge walk
  • Katherine - Hot Springs
  • Litchfield National Park - Magnetic Termite Mounds
  • Litchfield National Park - Buley Rockhole
  • Litchfield National Park - Wangi Falls
Add on activities
  • Nitmiluk National Park - NitNit Dreaming 2 Gorge Cruise - AUD119
  • Darwin - Mindil Beach Markets Visit - Free

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Important notes

START & END POINT LOCATION & TIME
The trip starts in Darwin with a Welcome Meeting at 6 pm on Day 1 at our joining point hotel, and finishes back in Darwin on Day 6 at our finishing point hotel around 6 pm. Accommodation is not included on this day but can be booked on request.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
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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Kerrie · Traveled May 2024
A great trip that was spoiled by the hiring of a sub-standard vehicle.
Review submitted 09 Jun 2024
Top End & Kakadu Adventure
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USD $1,820