5 Day 4WD Kakadu & Litchfield Adventure – Accommodated

Operates: Monday & Thursday (May – October)

Departs: 6:30am

Returns: 6:30pm

Adults: $2199

Children: $2199

Minimum age 12 years.

This tour requires a moderate level of fitness. Prices are based on twin share. Solo travellers will be paired in a room with another traveller, of the same gender where possible but not guaranteed.

  • 2 nights resort accommodation (double/twin share with shared bathroom facilities)
  • 2 nights motel accommodation (double/twin share with private bathroom facilities)
  • Meals as indicated*
  • National park entry fees
  • Corroboree Billabong wetlands cruise
  • Air-conditioned 4WD mini-coach transport
  • Knowledge and experienced local guide

*Please include any dietary requirements when you book

Location Address Time
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade 116 Esplanade, Darwin 6:50am
Frontier Hotel Darwin 3 Buffalo Ct, Darwin 6:25am
H on Mitchell Hotel Apartment 105 Mitchell St, Darwin 6:50am
H on Smith Hotel 81 Smith St, Darwin 6:35am
Mantra on the Esplanade 88 Esplanade, Darwin 6:55am
The Cavenagh Hotel 12 Cavenagh St, Darwin 6:40am
Tourist Precinct Mini Bus Zone 69 Mitchell St, Darwin 6:45am
Travelodge Resort Darwin 64 Cavenagh St, Darwin 6:30am
  • Refillable water bottle (2 – 3 litres)
  • Hat, sunglasses & sunscreen
  • Towel & swimwear
  • Comfortable hiking shoes
  • Camera
  • Insect repellant (deet based) and/or fly net
  • Weather appropriate clothing (including a light jacket and long sleeved cotton shirt)
  • Small day pack

Please note: we have limited space on our 4WD transportation and therefore luggage is limited to one medium sized soft bag or backpack (max 15 kgs) and a day pack. Large backpacks or suitcases cannot be accommodated and should be left at your accommodation in Darwin for the duration of the tour.

5 Day 4WD Kakadu & Litchfield Adventure – Accommodated

5 Day Kakadu and Litchfield Adventure Itinerary

Delve into the natural beauty of the Northern Territory from Darwin on this 5 Day Kakadu and Litchfield Tour, and explore the region’s rich Aboriginal cultural heritage at the same time.

Day One (lunch & dinner)

We’ll depart Darwin bright and early to head to our first stop on this 4WD adventure, the banks of the Mary River. Here you’ll experience an introduction to the varied wildlife of Kakadu National Park with a Corroboree Billabong Wetland Cruise. It promises the chance of sighting the river’s apex predator – the saltwater croc.

Exploration of the region’s wetlands continues at the rich bird habitat of the Mamukala Wetlands, a perfect lunch spot. The afternoon sees you gain a greater insight into the whole region with a visit to Bowali Visitor Centre. You’ll then pass the famous Cahills River crossing to reach the Ubirr prehistoric rock art site and sunset over the Nadab Floodplains.

Day Two (breakfast, lunch & dinner)

There’s little let up on Day 2, which starts with an exclusive cultural experience with the UNESCO World Heritage Site’s traditional guardians. You’ll next head to either Jim Jim Falls or the two streams of Twin Falls (seasonal factors and cultural observations permitting).

You’ll lunch at the falls and continue on to Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre. Its artefacts, artworks and displays help to unravel the significance of Kakadu to its Aboriginal communities with talks given by community elders. There’s also some time to purchase keepsakes and souvenirs made locally.

Day Three (breakfast, lunch & dinner)

Day 3 starts before sunrise, so the spectacular Top End dawn can be experienced from Nawurlandja Lookout. It’s followed by a tasty breakfast at Anbangbang Billabong. From here you’ll discover Burrungkuy (Nourlangie), a part of the Arnhem Land escarpment containing some of the oldest and best-preserved Aboriginal rock art in Australia – the Anbangbang Gallery.

You’ll also get the chance to admire the escarpment from Kunwarddewardde Lookout before taking the 4WD track to Maguk (Barramundi Gorge) for lunch beside a lush waterfall and plunge pool. The day ends with a gentle 2 km walk through savannah woodland.

Day Four (breakfast & lunch)
Switching Kakadu for Nitmiluk National Park, day 4 kicks off with a visit to either the cascades of Edith Falls or the tranquil pools of Butterfly Gorge. We recommend bringing your swim wear as well as your cameras!

After a picnic lunch you’ll make the return journey to Darwin along the Stuart Highway, which follows the approximate route of nineteenth-century explorer John McDouall Stuart across Australia. You’ll stop at the Adelaide River War Cemetery in order to learn how this tiny Northern Territory settlement played such an important role in the Second World War.

Day Five

Although back in Darwin you still have a day of adventure awaiting. It includes a trip to Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve, home to turtles, water pythons and crocodiles. You’ll spend the afternoon in Litchfield National Park.

You’ll be able to stand back-to-back with 2 m tall magnetic termite mounds, some thought to be 100 years old. The tour comes to a conclusion among the many dramatic waterfalls within the park, such as Wangi Falls and the popular bathing spots of either Buley Rockhole or Florence Falls. Your return to Darwin is also included.

Please note that due to the nature of the Top End, our Kakadu & Litchfield tour itineraries are flexible and may not be exactly as described here. Your guide will take into account a range of factors including weather conditions, water levels and road access to plan a tour that will offer you the best experience in the area, however some locations may be inaccessible when you travel. If you are booking this tour to visit a certain attraction described in the itinerary, please include it in the notes so your guide is aware of your expectations prior to travel.

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