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Kakadu & Arnhem Land tour

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

$77 Cultural & Theme Tours

Caño Negro Wildlife Tour by boat

The Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge and the Rio Frío are biological humid areas considered to be one of the richest in biological diversity in Costa Rica. Here you can find a great variety of resident and migratory birds plus three different species of monkeys, also iguanas, sloths, turtles and caymans.The tour starts when we pick up all “Nature Lovers” from the hotel in a very comfortable bus for a Transfer to Los Chiles, a culturally mixed village only 4-km from the Nicaraguan border. Here your boat waits for your river adventure, at that time we begin our floating safari through Tropical Rain Forest and pastures until we arrive at the marsh.  An experienced English - Spanish speaking guide leads the tour.Some birds are residents in the area and it is possible to see hundreds of them especially during the dry season.  Some of them are Anhinga or Snake - bird, Roseate Spoonbill, it is possible to see little groups of this bird eating in the surroundings of the river.  Wood Storks, the Jabiru, the largest bird in Central America and very endangered.  Also the Olivaceous Cormorant, that makes its nest in the area, it is also the most popular bird in the area.Along the river we can see howler monkeys, spider monkeys, white-faced monkeys, also the three-toed sloth and some reptiles like alligators, Jesus Christ lizard and turtles.Recommendations: light clothing, comfortable shoes, camera, binoculars, sun lotion and repellent.Level of Difficulty: LowAge Policy: 1 year old, however lifejacket must fit or parents can carry one to assure children safety and boarding. In case lifejacket does not fit, child will not board and one parent must stay to take care of him/her.

$201.82 Cultural & Theme Tours

Arnhem Land Injalak Hill Full-Day Tour from Jabiru

Small groups of up to 17 guests in an air-conditioned vehicle on this full day adventure in Arnhem land. Visitors experience a fascinating mixture of traditional and living culture. Tour includes Arnhem Land entry permits and royalties to enter Aboriginal lands From the small township of Jabiru, head north over Cahills Crossing and into Arnhem Land. A short drive further on you reach the Injalak Arts Centre where you collect your local Aboriginal guide and head out to Injalak Hill to begin a walk. The local guide will expertly lead the group along and up the rocky escarpment, imparting some valuable stories and insight into the Aboriginal way of life and the ancient rock art that adorns the rocks. Settle under a rock (in the shade) and have a picnic lunch whilst looking out over the flood plains and rocky escarpment, the breathtaking scenery that is Arnhem Land. Mid afternoon, cool off in the vehicle whilst being transported back across Cahills crossing to the Injalak Arts Centre. Here you have the opportunity to watch the local Aboriginal artists at work, painting and weaving pandanus baskets, and you are more than welcome to purchase any art items as a souvenir. Afternoon tea will be served at the Arts Centre.  Sit back in the air conditioned bus and enjoy the landscape as we transport you back to you hotel/accommodation in Jabiru. Please Note: Access to Arnhem Land is by invitation by the local Aboriginal people, and the traditional owners may deny access at any time.

$108.51 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Jabiru 30 minute Scenic Flight

Make your own way or request a free transfer to Jabiru Airport 30-35 minutes prior to your departure time. You will be met at the Kakadu Air reception by our friendly team ready to check you in for your flight.  A short safety briefing will be held before taking to the skies on your 30 minute scenic flight.  With a guaranteed window seat on all our flights sit back and take in the majesty of Australia's largest National Park whilst absorbing the informative commentary.  Highlights of this flight include The Archway, Arnhem Land escarpment's, East Alligator Valley, Mikinj Valley Billabongs and Magela flood plains. After your flight browse Jabiru's largest souvenir store with a 20% discount offered to all Kakadu Air passengers.

$180.85 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Jabiru 60 minute Scenic Flight

Make your own way or request a free transfer to arrive at Jabiru Airport 30-35 minutes prior to your departure time. You will be met at the Kakadu Air reception by our friendly team ready to check you in for your flight. A short safety briefing will be held before taking to the skies on your 60 minute scenic flight.  With a guaranteed window seat on all our flights sit back and take in the majesty of Australia's largest National Park whilst absorbing the informative commentary.  Kakadu enjoys two major climatic seasons, the "Wet" and the "Dry" season. Commencement and termination of Wet & Dry seasons by month for our flights are determined by the weather.  If you are visiting in a transitional period E.G November/ May and you have your heart set on a certain flight path, it is best to contact the Kakadu team direct to confirm. Dry season (approx June - November) Passing the Ranger Uranium Mine across to Dinosaur Valley, fly through Upper East Alligator Valley viewing deep fault lines, view the outliers created from erosion, then follow the twists and turns of the stunning East Alligator River, turning home over the mosaic Magela floodplains, with one last view of Jabiru Town to see the famous Crocodile HotelWet Season -  Heading south, passing the Ranger Uranium Mine, across Mt Brockman and along the escarpment to “Lightning Dreaming. After crossing Deaf Adder Gorge, we take in the beautiful Double Falls, a spectacular waterfall in Kakadu. Fly across the Arnhem Plateau until it drops away to reveal breathtaking Jim Jim and Twin Falls.

$730.63 Multi-day & Extended Tours

4 Day 4WD Kakadu Arnhem Land Experience

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 6.30pmFitness: 2kmsMeals: Breakfast & Lunch*Accommodation Upgrades are available please enquiry at the time of reservation.