Jabiru Dreaming 4WD Top End Safari

Visit the top three National Parks in the Top End - Kakadu, Litchfield and Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) - on this five day adventure. Travel by 4WD in a small group of maximum 17 people, sleep in permanent tents with beds and mattresses and discover icons including Twin & Jim Jim Falls

From $1240.00

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Departures/Pickups

Departs
Darwin: From central accommodation from 06.00am

Returns
Darwin: 5.30 pm approximately

Itinerary

Day 1 : Darwin to Kakadu via Litchfield National Park
Departing from Darwin from 6.00am, we begin the short journey to Litchfield National Park. Explore the waterfalls, spring-fed streams and rugged sandstone escarpments of Litchfield National Park. Discover intriguing cathedral and magnetic termite mounds and swim, hike and explore Florence and Wangi Falls* and enjoy a picnic lunch. After lunch we leave the highway behind and hit the dirt travelling along the Marrakai Road before joining the Old Jim Jim Road taking us deep into Kakadu National Park. Travelling past billabongs and traversing water crossings bringing ample opportunity for wildlife spotting. Arrive at our private campsite complete with comfortable permanent tents at Cooinda where we spend the night enjoying dinner and some stargazing.
Meals :Lunch, Dinner
Day 2 : Kakadu National Park
Awake for breakfast this morning before joining an iconic Yellow Waters Cruise. A must do activity within Kakadu National Park, the award winning Yellow Waters cruise is Aboriginal owned and centres around a spectacular billabong system that is home to some remarkable and diverse wildlife. Spotting crocodiles is only one of the many wildlife viewing opportunities on this unique water system. Departing camp we travel to nearby Nourlangie Rock. Here you can see how local Aboriginal people lived in this area through changing times. Environmental and social changes are reflected in the rock art and in the ground, where archaeologists have uncovered over 20,000 years of Aboriginal occupation. After lunch visit the Bowali Visitor Centre, a Gun-djeihmi name for the local area and creek on land owned by the Mirarr clan. See the audio-visual presentations and Marrawuddi Gallery showcasing Aboriginal art by artists from within Kakadu and the wider region. Later this afternoon we arrive at the culturally significant Aboriginal art site, Ubirr, located within the East Alligator region of the park. Here you will view a wide range of ancient Aboriginal art which will be interpreted by your guide. Learn the story of the Rainbow Serpent and climb the Nadab Lookout for panoramic views over the floodplain and beyond into Arnhem Land. After learning about the area, it’s time to pick out a quiet spot to sit while we watch the sun set over the Kakadu escarpment before making the short journey to our private and permanent campsite for the night.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 : Twin & Jim Jim Falls
Today the jewels of Kakadu National Park await. Departing early we travel to Twin and Jim Jim Falls. Explore Twin Falls Gorge which is accessed by 4-wheel drive track, a boat shuttle service and a rocky walking track and boardwalk. Once there relax on the sandy banks and admire the falls. There’s more 4-wheel driving as we make our way to Jim Jim Falls where a walk through monsoon forest and over boulders takes us to the waterfall and plunge pool which are surrounded by 150 metre cliffs. Spend the night at our campsite in Kakadu.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 : Kakadu National Park to Katherine
Today, the pace relaxes as we head into Gunlom Falls for a full morning to enjoy all this spectacular area has to offer. Relax around the lower plunge pool before hiking to the top of the falls where an amazing view is on offer while you enjoy the many rock holes. For the energetic, keep going to the rear fall where you will be rewarded with a swim under the waterfall. After a tasty lunch, it’s all aboard as we travel on to the Katherine Region. Later today stop at Edith Falls for a refreshing dip in the plunge pool before retiring to our private campsite near Katherine for dinner, good company and a well deserved rest.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 : Katherine Gorge to Darwin
It’s up early this morning to get into Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge) before the masses for a boat cruise, canoe (optional and own expense) or walk along the sheer rock walls that make this place so spectacular. Spend some time exploring the spiritual home of the Jawoyn Aboriginal people before enjoying lunch. Afterwards, we visit the award-winning *Top Didj Cultural Experience. Interact with Top End Aboriginal artist Manuel Pamkal and ask questions about Aboriginal culture whilst being educated on the significance of his painting style, weapons used and how he lived off the land. Later on, it’s time to sit back and relax for your journey back to Darwin where your guide will drop you at your chosen accommodation.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch

Details

Highlights of this fantastic five-day tour include:

Kakadu National Park
Yellow Waters cruise
Remote 4WD Tracks
Litchfield National Park
Florence Falls
Wangi Falls
Nourlangie Aboriginal art site
Bowali Visitor Centre
Ubirr art site and sunset
Twin & Jim Jim Falls *
Katherine Gorge (Nitmiluk) National Park
Indigenous Cultural experience
Gunlom Falls
Edith Falls
Boat or Canoe Katherine Gorge (optional)

Booking Info

Departs: Monday, Wednesday and Saturday June to October Open dated tickets are not available on this tour due to its popularity and short travel season Reconfirmation of fixed dated tickets: Please call the Wayoutback Reservations Team (1300 551 510 or +61 8 8997 0300) or email reservations@wayoutback.com.au during business hours between 72 and 24 hours prior to departure to confirm pick-up location and time. Extras / local payments: Customers are required to pay their $40 per person National Park fee to their guide on departure. Seasonal Twin Falls boat shuttle fee of $12.50 is collected on day of travel and not included in price. Local payments can either be made by credit card at time of reconfirmation or by cash only on day of departure. Luggage: Please no hard-shell or plastic suitcases. Luggage limit is 10kg per person in a soft bag. Dietary: Please advise any dietary requirements or medical conditions when reconfirming reservation. Most common dietary needs are catered for if advised no later than 48 hours prior to departure but due to the remote nature of the tour, dietary needs and allergies must be discussed directly with Wayoutback ahead of departure in case you need to provide your own supplementary food. Fitness: Participants should have a good to moderate fitness level for this tour and be aware that walks often take place over uneven ground. Customers need to prepare for hot temperatures during the day. What to bring: Torch, wide brimmed hat, sunscreen, insect repellent and fly net (if insects bother you), water bottle (1.5 litres), walking shoes/boots, sleeping bag (if you prefer to use your own, otherwise one will be provided), toiletries, swimwear, camera, comfortable and casual clothing for five days. At pick up, please be dressed in comfortable walking clothing and footwear, have a water bottle, hat and sunscreen in easy reach.

Travel voucher must be presented to your guide at the start of the tour

Extras

Customers are required to pay their National Park Fee via credit card when reconfirming their tour.
Travel from April 1 to 31 October – $40 per person
Travel from 1 November to March 31 – $25 per person

Twin Falls boat shuttle fee of $12.50 is collected on day of travel and not included in price.

Boat cruise or canoe at Katherine Gorge is an optional activity and not included in price.

Those with specific dietary requirements may need to bring food supplements and snacks. Please inform us of dietary requirements at time of booking and confirm details with reservations when reconfirming tour.