6 Day Top End Expedition
The ultimate Top End Experience.
Kakadu National Park
Immerse yourself in Indigenous Culture
Nitmiluk National Park
Our popular and unique Kakadu & Beyond 4WD Tour!
Go beyond the normal and experience the best of the NT’s Top End.
Lots of Walking & Swimming
True Small Group Tour
Maximum 9 Passengers
Wildlife & Cultural Cruises
Aboriginal Rock Art
Maguk, Gunlom, Edith, Litchfield
Departs Mon, 6.45am
Other days as required.
June to September
Explore Kakadu, Nitmiluk & Litchfield National Parks in depth as you immerse yourself in Indigenous culture, spectacular & refreshing waterfalls and view an array of wildlife & mesmerising scenery. The Ultimate Top End Expedition!
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Barunga Festival Special Itinerary.
Make your long weekend a week long cultural
immersion and Top End exploration!
Saturday June 6th, 2020
Day 1 - Darwin to Kakadu - Ubirr & Guluyambi - LD
7:00am pick up from your Darwin accommodation. Travel across the Marrakai floodplains of the Adelaide River and towards Kakadu. After a brief stop for a ‘tourist’ photo snap at the entry to Kakadu we make our way towards Ubirr. View ancient Aboriginal rock art at Ubirr and take in the spectacular scenery as we climb atop the rocky outcrop for majestic views of the Arnhemland sandstone plateau. Join the Guluyambi Cultural cruise on the East Alligator River to gain an amazing insight into local customs and dreamtime stories from the local Indigenous guide. We may even see a few Crocodiles! Travel to our overnight campsite..
DAY 2 - Kakadu - Jim Jim & Twin Falls - BLD
Time for a a spot of real 4 Wheel Driving today as we travel out towards Jim Jim and Twin Falls. After crossing the Jim Jim creek, we arrive at Twin Falls and cruise through the gorge, admiring the towering escarpment from the sandy beach. En route back to Jim Jim, we have an early lunch and walk to the Budjimi lookout for spectacular views of the escarpment walls. Arriving at Jim Jim Falls, walk through the monsoon forest and enjoy an invigorating swim in the plunge pool. Return late afternoon back to our camp at Djarradjin Billabong.
Day 3 - Kakadu - Warradjan Cultural Centre & Maguk - BLD
Visit one our favourite waterfalls, Maguk (Barramundi Gorge). Nestled amongst the sandstone escarpment at the end of a paperbark lined creek. The rock pools above and the plunge pool below the falls provide a refreshing swim option. Arriving at Gunlom we take a hike to the top of the escarpment and enjoy a refreshing swim in the infamous Gunlom infinity pool. Watch our last magical Kakadu sunset before a quick scramble back down the ridge before it gets too dark and enjoy another hearty meal.
Day 4 - Kakadu to Katherine - Edith Falls & Cultural Tour - BLD
After breaking camp, enjoy a refreshing swim in the Gunlom plunge pool before setting off towards Katherine. Exiting Kakadu from the south we call in at the old gold mining town of Pine Creek and take in some of its history. We continue towards Katherine and detour into the northern sector of Nitmiluk National Park, for a walk and swim at Edith Falls. Continue through to Katherine for our afternoon Top Didge Cultural Tour. Late afternoon set up camp at Nitmiluk Gorge.
Day 5 - Katherine to Litchfield - Nitmiluk Gorge Cruise - BLD
This morning there are a couple of options for you! Note these options must be decided at time of reservation as canoes are limited.
Option 1: 2Hr Nit Nit Dreaming Gorge Cruise – discover the cultural significance of the first 2 gorges to the traditional landowners – the Jawoyn people. Enjoy a journey of discovery through the magnificent Nitmiluk Gorge. Free time for other optional activities such as hiking to lookout or helicopter ride. Cruise cost covered in tour price.
Option 2: Half Day Canoeing – View the 1st Gorge by Boat transfer to the 2nd gorge. Explore the 2nd gorge by canoe for a couple of hours before returning via boat transfer. Canoeing is covered in tour price.
After lunch we travel back north towards Litchfield to our last night’s camp.
Day 6 - Litchfield to darwin - BL
A Short drive to Litchfield National Park this morning so we beat the crowds and explore, relax and swim in some fantastic easily accessible waterfalls. A fantastic way to finish off our Top End expedition. We return you to your Darwin accommodation around 5pm. (Saturday departures may get back a little earlier, so you can check in and get down to the Mindil Beach sunset Markets).
- All tours must be reconfirmed 24 hrs prior to travel.
- Itinerary is subject to change without notice due to seasonally extreme weather conditions, National Park road closures and cultural requirements of Traditional owners.
- Tour is most suited to fit, active people aged between 18 and 55. Higher/younger ages may be considered on Family friendly departures.
- Itinerary may be done in reverse at guides discretion.
- Travel insurance is highly recommended to cover curtailment, delays and missed connections.
- Full Terms & Conditions can be found here.
What We Provide
- All National Park Entry Fees
- All Meals as Indicated
- Air Conditioned 4WD Vehicle
- Guaranteed Small Group
- Experienced Local Guide
- 3-6 km Return Hikes
- Accommodation Transfers
- Fresh, Tasty & Healthy Food
- Camping Equipment
- Cruises and Activities as listed in itinerary.
What You Need To Bring
- Good Walking Shoes
- Swimwear & Towel
- Light Comfortable Clothing
- Sunscreen & Insect Repellant
- Hat & Personal Drinking Bottle
- Medication & Personal Toiletries
- Sleeping Bag
- A Sense of Humour & Adventure
- A Positive Attitude!