Kakadu, Katherine & Litchfield Family Adventure

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

Explorer
Family
From
NZD $1,800
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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, chasing waterfalls in the Litchfield National Park 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 Family Adventure including Australia
Start
Darwin, Australia
Finish
Darwin, Australia
Theme
Explorer, Family
Destinations
Australia
Physical rating
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Style
Basix
Ages
Min 5
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
PZFK
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Why you'll love this trip
  • As a family, learn about the ancient culture and traditions of the Aboriginal people of the Northern Coast Wetland region in an engaging and educational experience. 
  • Discover waterfalls, swim in plunge pools and marvel at 2 metre high magnetic termite mounds in the ever-surprising Litchfield National Park. 
  • 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 almost 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 at private semi-permanent tented campsites. However, this isn't the most basic camping experience, as you'll have stretcher beds to sleep on. Please bring your own sleeping bag. Alternatively you can hire a sleeping bag at an additional cost. Please ask your booking agent to request a sleeping bag for you if you like to take advantage of this option. Please note that facilities are shared with other nearby campsites, including toilets and shower blocks, which are a short walk from where we camp.
  • The sites we use are unpowered meaning that there is no electricity within your tent. The ablution blocks will have outlets to charge items if needed. We also have the ability to charge cameras/phones/ipads/kindles in the vehicle. However, we can only charge two or three at a time. Please bring your own USB charging cables.
  • On some days of the trip, you’ll spend many hours driving through very sparse areas of Australia. Sit back and enjoy landscapes that you would miss in any other form of travel. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Itinerary

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

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

Map of Kakadu, Katherine & Litchfield Family Adventure including Australia

Inclusions

Meals

3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle

Accommodation

Semi-permanent tents with shared facilities (2 nights), Safari Tents with shared facilities (1 night)

Activities
  • Pudakul Cultural Experience
  • Litchfield National Park - Highlights, including Florence Falls, Wangi Falls & Buley Rockholes
  • Kakadu National Park - Ubirr Rock Art Cultural Walk
  • Kakadu National Park - Burrungkuy (Nourlangie) rock art site
  • Nitmiluk National Park - Leliyn (Edith Falls) Upper Circuit Walk & Swim
  • Kakadu National Park - Warradjan Cultural Centre
  • Katherine - Hot Springs
Add on activities
  • Kakadu National Park – Sunset Yellow Water Cruise on the South Alligator River - Adult (from) - AUD129
  • Kakadu National Park – Sunset Yellow Water Cruise on the South Alligator River - Child (from) - AUD90
  • Nitmiluk National Park - Katherine Gorge Cruise - AUD119
  • Nitmiluk National Park - Katherine Gorge Canoe Hire - from - AUD94

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Important notes

START & END TIMES
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 should 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.

ROOMING
A Single Tent Supplement can be booked if you prefer not to share a tent on this trip, subject to availability. A triple rooming configuration is available upon request, and consists of the two single beds in the tent, plus an additional mattress placed on the floor. No double beds are available. Please speak to your booking agent for further information. 

MINIMUM AGE
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.

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

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

LONG TRAVELLING DAYS
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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Kakadu, Katherine & Litchfield Family Adventure
From
NZD $1,800