Kakadu, Katherine & Litchfield Explorer

4 Days | Striking natural colour and proud First Nations culture combine in the Northern Territory

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Get a taste of the Top End’s natural wonders on this four-day adventure. Chase the many magnificent waterfalls at Litchfield National Park and be drawn to the 2 m tall Magnetic Termine Mounds – an iconic feature of Northern Territory’s landscape. Learn from the traditional owners of the land at Kakadu National Park, and marvel at examples of First Nations rock art at Ubirr and Burrungkuy (Nourlangie). Wind your way through the staggering sandstone of Nitmiluk (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

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Darwin, Australia
Darwin, Australia
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Explore some of Litchfield National Park’s magical waterfalls, including Wangi Falls and Florence Falls, and swim in their refreshing natural plunge pools.
  • Gain insight into the First Nations customs and traditions of the Northern Coast Wetland region on a Culture Ecological Experience.
  • Tour through time and see incredible examples of First Nations rock art on short walks in Ubirr and Burrungkuy (Nourlangie).
  • Choose to go on an optional Indigenous-owned cruise through the Yellow Water Billabong or spend time hearing local stories at the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre.
  • Admire the sculpted sandstone of Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge on either a guided walk or on a cruise along the Katherine River.

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.
  • 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.
  • Group participation makes up a lot of this trip, so you'll be required to help with the preparation of meals and cleaning up. These are the kind of tasks that bring a group closer together.
  • 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 2024 to 31 March 2025.

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

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3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners


Private vehicle


Semi-permanent tents with shared facilities (3 nights)

  • Lambells Lagoon - Pudakul Aboriginal Ecological Experience
  • Litchfield National Park - Magnetic Termite Mounds
  • Litchfield National Park - Florence Falls
  • Litchfield National Park - Wangi Falls Loop Walk & Swim
  • Kakadu National Park - Nourlangie Rock Art Site Walk
  • Kakadu National Park - Ubirr Rock Art Site Walk
  • Kakadu National Park - Cahills Crossing
  • Nitmiluk National Park - Leliyn (Edith Falls) Upper Circuit Walk & Swim
  • Katherine - Hot Springs
Add on activities
  • Kakadu National Park – Yellow Water Cruise - AUD129
  • Kakadu National Park - Warradjan Cultural Centre - Free
  • Nitmiluk National Park - Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge walk - Free
  • Nitmiluk National Park - NitNit Dreaming 2 Gorge Cruise - AUD105

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Important notes

1. The trip starts in Darwin with a Welcome Meeting at 7 am on Day 1 at our joining point hotel.
2. The trip finishes in Darwin on Day 4 at our finishing point hotel around 6 pm. 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 tent on this trip, subject to availability. 
4. A sleeping bag is required for this trip. Please bring your own or request to hire one through us at time of booking

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Kakadu, Katherine & Litchfield Explorer
USD $1,133