4-Day Kakadu National Park, Katherine and Litchfield National Park Camping Tour from Darwin

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4-Day Kakadu National Park, Katherine and Litchfield National Park Camping Tour from Darwin information and booking

from
$967
Duration
4 days / 3 nights
Departs from
Melaleuca on Mitchell Street Or Darwin city hotels
Returns to
Tour concludes in Darwin at approximately 6:30pm on day 4
Time of departure
6:50am
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Tour description provided by Viator

Venture deep into the Australian Outback on a camping tour through Kakadu, Katherine and Litchfield National Parks from Darwin. Travel by purpose built all terrain vehicles to remote outback areas. Swim in freshwater rock pools, canoe down Katherine Gorge, discover ancient rock art and learn the stories from the Dreamtime. Camp under the stars at permanent campsites, enjoy traditional Australian bush tucker and feel the heart of the Australian Outback.

What's included

  • Small-group tour
  • Meals as per itinerary (b=breakfast, l=lunch, d=dinner)
  • Complimentary wine included with dinner
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Transport by purpose built all-terrain vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • National park fees
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • All camping equipment including linen and towels.

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Itinerary

Day 1: Litchfield & Mary River (L,D)
Leaving Darwin, journey south to the beautiful Litchfield National Park to visit waterfalls that flow all year round. Litchfield National Park is well deserving of all its hype and the perfect place to soak up the tranquility of the tropics. Explore Florence Falls, Wangi Falls and Buley Rockholes. Enjoy a picnic lunch, stroll through steamy rainforests and cool off with a dip in one of Litchfield's picture perfect swimming holes. Finish the day in the spectacular Mary River Wetlands where the exotic birds are not the only wildlife to see. Keep a watch for lurking crocodiles on an afternoon wildlife cruise. Enjoy an outback Aussie pub meal before climbing into your bed for a well-earned rest at Mary River region camping spot.
Day 2: Kakadu National Park (B,L,D)
Head to Kakadu National Park and discover ancient Aboriginal rock art at Ubirr. Here your guide will lead an interpretive cultural walk through the different rock art galleries before climbing to the top of a rocky lookout for fabulous views over the Nardab floodplain. Head to Maguk (Barramundi Gorge) where a hike is rewarded with a reviving swim in the in the beautiful clear plunge pools. Relax poolside and enjoy a group dinner at the Bistro at Jabiru campground.
Day 3: Kakadu - Katherine (B,L,D)
This morning, there is the option of a scenic flight over Kakadu (from AU$150pp), the sheer size of Kakadu means the only way to truly appreciate it is from the sky. Spend time exploring Kakadu’s other major Aboriginal rock art site Nourlangie or Burrungi as it is known to its local traditional owners. Here your guide will give you a snapshot of how the local Aboriginal people have lived in an area with 20000-years of documented occupation which is reflected in some of the rock art. After lunch, head south for a quick stop and swim at Edith Falls before continuing on to Katherine and settling in for the night at a private campsite on the doorstep of Nitmuluk National Park.
Day 4: Katherine Gorge - Darwin (B,L)
Depending on the season, you may embark on a cruise along the inky waters of Katherine Gorge or take the chance to head out by canoe between red rock walls up to 70-meters high (both optional, at own expense). Formed by the Katherine River flowing from Arnhem Land to the Timor Sea, this 23 million-year-old natural marvel is one of the Top End’s true wonders. After lunch, experience a truly authentic indigenous cultural experience. This interpretive display will not only teach you about local indigenous culture but will also provide hands on experiences including fire making, boomerang and spear throwing and the chance to try painting your own indigenous artwork to take home as a unique souvenir. Hit the open road and head back to Darwin to enjoy a night on the town toasting your adventure with new friends.