This tour covers both Kakadu and Arnhemland National Parks. This is a very active tour, which puts large emphasis on aboriginal culture while learning about the wildlife and landscape. The tour is physically active and involves camping, hiking and swimming at waterfalls. Camping in tents and swags. Travel by 4WD vehicle. TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:
Cruise the spectacular Corroboree Billabong for crocodile and wildlife spotting
Jim Jim Falls and hike to the top of Twin Falls, swim & hike
Ubirr, hike and rock art. Views over Arnhemland
Maguk (Barramundi Gorge) hike & swim
Budjmi Lookout hike
Visit to Warradjan Cultural Centre within Kakadu National Park
Aboriginal guided interpretation through Long Tom Dreaming (Injalak Hill)
Day 1. Pick up from your nominated accommodation at 06.30am
We start our Kakadu tour by heading straight for a wildlife cruise with crocodiles and bird watching.
Then we commence the drive toward Kakadu National Park.
Then on to the world famous Ubirr Rock in the north of the park.
Dinner tonight is a traditional Aussie BBQ with an opportunity to sample a complimentary tasting plate of kangaroo, buffalo and crocodile meat*
*Please note this complimentary tasting plate is subject to seasonal availability.
Fitness: 3kmsMeals: Lunch & dinnerDay 2.
After breakfast we do some 4 Wheel driving to Twin Falls. From here we take the escarpment walk to the top of the falls for a swim in the crystal clear pools away from the crowds.
After lunch, a 1km walk through monsoonal vine forest to the base of Jim Jim Falls for a relaxing afternoon swimming in the plunge pool and resting on the beach.
Tonight we camp at our exclusive safari camp at Garnamarr.
Showers and toilets available.
Fitness: 5kmsMeals: Breakfast, lunch & dinnerDay 3.
An early start, we head to Warradjan Cultural Centre to learn more about the local Aboriginal people of Kakadu.
Then to Barramundi Gorge (Maguk) for a 1km walk through towering paperbarks and crystal clear waters for a refreshing swim in the plunge pool.
Accommodation at Jabiru.
Tonight’s accommodation is at Aurora Kakadu Lodge. This is a resort style caravan park with a magnificent lagoon style pool. Upon arrival you will be given a tent, swag, dinner and breakfast vouchers. The camp site is unpowered so be sure to bring a torch.
Fitness:3kmsMeals: Breakfast & lunchDay 4.
You will be picked up from your accommodation at approximately 8:30am for the start of an unforgettable experience. This component of the journey is operated by award winning Lords Safaris.
Today we visit Aboriginal Lands (Arnhem Land) access to this area is restricted to a select group of tour operators.
While you are in Arnhem Land a traditional Aboriginal guide will show you excellent examples of rock art on Injalak Hill (Long Tom Dreaming), this area has some of the best rock art examples in Western Arnhem Land and some say Australia.
When we farewell our Aboriginal guide back at the Injalak Art & Craft Centre there is an opportunity to browse or purchase goods from this non-profit Aboriginal organization.
This afternoon we are privileged to have access into the valley, with its stunning scenery of billabongs and birds.
Returning to Darwin approximately 6.30pm
Fitness: 2kmsMeals: Breakfast & Lunch
*Accommodation Upgrades are available please enquiry at the time of reservation.