Kakadu & Arnhem Land tour

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As a company our objective is simple, we offer our passengers as much access to the places we visit as possible; whilst providing the basic essentials for a comfortable adventure. We take small group tours in a 4x4 truck with ample luggage space. Our trucks are especially chosen so they’re small enough to reach Aboriginal rock art sites, waterholes and campsites; places larger tour trucks aren’t able to access. We run a fridge and freezer to ensure fresh, quality meals and a drinks esky to allow for a refreshing drink at the end of the day. Adam’s guiding career began in the Kimberley and now, almost 10 years later, his passion and knowledge of northern Australia is stronger than ever. He has taken over 100+ tours and 1,000+ satisfied passengers on tour throughout Australia's Top End.We are a young family living in Darwin and we enjoy the direct relationship we have with all our passengers.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Wetland Cruises - Corroboree Billabong, Darwin, Top End, Northern TerritoryA crusie on Corroboree Billabong to spot local wildlife including birds and Saltwater crocodiles.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Kakadu National park, Jabiru, Kakadu National Park, Top End, Northern TerritoryWe visit Yellow Waters; one of Kakadu's best-known billabongs and home to a variety of wildlife.We will spend time at the Warradjan Aboriginal Culture Centre. This is a chance to learn about one of the longest continuous cultures on our planet, and an opportunity to read about their practices and traditions. We will also visit Jim Jim Falls and Maguk (Barramundi Falls) for walking and swimming, as well as Ubirr to see the rock art galleries and sunset of the floodplains. We'll take a look at the controversial Ranger Uranium mine which sits 8km east of the township known as Jabiru. The mine has been active for over 30 years but operations are coming to an end in January 2021. It's unknown what impact the mine's closure will have on the town of Jabiru which relies on the mine to survive.We'll make a stop at the Mamukala Wetlands & Bird Hide. This is a fantastic place to see some of the 280 species of birds found in the national park.Duration: 3 daysStop At: Jim Jim Falls, Kakadu National Park, Top End, Northern TerritoryWe will take the dirt track into Jim Jim Falls, and then take the walk to the swimming hole where we can cool-off under Kakadu’s highest waterfall.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Maguk Falls, Kakadu National Park, Top End, Northern TerritoryWe will walk into Maguk (Barramundi Gorge) to enjoy a swim under the waterfall. We will set up camp here.Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Ubirr, Kakadu National Park, Top End, Northern TerritoryWe'll wander round the aboriginal rock art galleries as well as enjoy the breathtaking sunset from the lookout over the Nardab floodplain. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Injalak Arts, Gunbalanya, Northern TerritoryMeet Aboriginal artists at Injalak Arts & Crafts Centre in Oenpelli where you’ll experience men painting and pandanus women weaving baskets. There will be an opportunity to purchase art directly from the art centre source.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Guluyambi Cultural Cruise, Kakadu National Park, Top End, Northern TerritoryAn Aboriginal guide provides guests with an insight into their culture and local mythology, the river’s abundant food chain, traditional uses for many plants and animals as well as bush survival skills. Disembark on the Arnhem Land side of the river for a display of traditional hunting and gathering implements. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Arnhem Land, Northern TerritoryWe will take a morning walk along the edge of the East Alligator River to look for the Chestnut-quilled Rock-Pigeon and the Black Wallaroo, both of which are only found in the Arnhem Land escarpment. We'll continue our journey north through Arnhem Land and into Garig Gunak Barlu Park where we’ll conquer the dirt road to reach the remote and picturesque Cobourg Peninsula. Along the way you'll have the chance to spot local wildlife including the world's only remaining wild herds of Banteng buffalo.We will set up camp in Garig Gunak Barlu National Park where we will spend three nights.You'll be taken on a guided tour through the ruins of the historic Victoria settlement, you'll learn about the Makassar people who visited the area and traded with the local aboriginals.After the tour on Port Essington we'll get back on the boat and spend time spotting the rich sea life in the protected pristine waters of the marine park. We'll be able to admire the colourful rocky cliffs, sandy white beaches and sparkling waters which attract fisherman from all over the world. We'll even have our own opportunity to make a catch for dinner! Later, we'll return to camp and watch an unforgettable Arnhem Land sunset.We'll explore the sites of Garig Gunak Barlu Park by land. We'll make a stop at Smith Point Beacon, a stone structure which sits on the northern most point of mainland Northern Territory. We'll take a look inside the information centre and learn more about the early Macassan trepangers who visited the coastline as far back as the seventeenth century in search of Trepang (sea cucumbers). From the information centre we'll take a trip to see the wetlands; the area was the first in Australia to be recognised as a Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention.We'll also take a walk around Caiman Creek spotting animals and bird-life, and collect local shellfish and mussels before returning to camp. Duration: 3 daysStop At: Bowali Visitors Centre, Jabiru, Kakadu National Park, Top End, Northern TerritoryWe'll take a look around the Bowali Visitor Centre in Jabiru which doubles-up as the headquarters of Kakadu National Park. This is a chance to learn more about the park and the work they do, as well as view their exhibits.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve, Humpty Doo, Top End, Northern TerritoryFogg Dam is a remnant from the early rice project days and a great place to see loads of wildlife.Duration: 1 hour

What’s included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Entry/Admission - Wetland Cruises - Corroboree Billabong
  • Entry/Admission - Kakadu National park
  • Entry/Admission - Jim Jim Falls
  • Entry/Admission - Maguk Falls
  • Entry/Admission - Ubirr
  • Entry/Admission - Injalak Arts
  • Entry/Admission - Guluyambi Cultural Cruise
  • Entry/Admission - Arnhem Land
  • Entry/Admission - Bowali Visitors Centre
  • Entry/Admission - Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve

What’s not included

  • We ask that you provide your own sleeping bag