5 Day Kakadu Tour with Koolpin Gorge

5 Day Kakadu Tour with Koolpin Gorge

5 Day Kakadu Tour with Koolpin Gorge Itinerary

Experience the five major landmarks in the Kakadu National Park on this five-day adventure. Explore Jim Jim Falls, Twin Falls, Koolpin Gorge, Maguk, and Gunlom Falls, as well as the incredible Aboriginal artwork that decorates the region and the sprawling beauty of the surroundings.

Day One (lunch & dinner)

We’ll head straight to Kakadu, stopping on the way at the White Lily Billabong for morning tea. Then it’s on to Gunlom Falls, where you can take a hike to the peak of the waterfall and marvel at the views below. Cool off in the pools if you wish, and discover the sandy beach at the base.

We’ll camp overnight at Gunlom right by the waterfall.

Day Two (breakfast, lunch & dinner)

Day two is packed full of fun, and we’ll start the adventures at Koolpin Gorge. This area is special permit access only, with visitors limited to 40 people per day, because of its cultural and environmental sensitivity. While here, you can walk up the gorge through lush wilderness, discovering crystal clear rock pools as you go. We’ll return to Gunlom at night to once again camp under the stars.

Day Three (breakfast, lunch & dinner)

In the morning of the third day we’ll head to Maguk (also known as Barramundi Gorge), where you’ll spend the entire day hiking, swimming, and exploring. We’ll show you hidden hotspots before you tuck into lunch, and then we’ll head north to Jim Jim Falls.

Our home for the night is the exclusive safari camp at Garnamarr.

Day Four (breakfast, lunch & dinner)

We’ll head to Twin Falls via 4WD first thing after breakfast, where we’ll then take the escarpment walk to the top of the falls and cool off in the pools. Then we’ll move on to Jim Jim Creek for some lunch and enjoy the views from Budjimi Lookout. Once we’ve refuelled, we’ll take a short walk through the lush vine forests and have a relaxing afternoon at the base of the falls. Overnight, we’ll stay at Mardugal after a traditional Aussie BBQ complete with crocodile, buffalo, and kangaroo.

Day Five (breakfast & lunch)

On the last day, we’ll head to Nourlangie Rock to learn about the fascinating aboriginal art history of the region. We’ll then walk up to Gunwhardewharde lookout for amazing views over Arnhemland and stop off at the Bowali Information Centre.

As we make our way back to Darwin, we’ll call in at the Mamakala wetlands so you can discover some of the colourful birdlife in the area, and we’ll finish off with a wildlife cruise on the Corroborree Billabong.

Operates: Tuesdays (June – September)

Departs: 6:30am

Returns: 5:30pm

Adults: $1150

Please note: this tour is suitable for passengers aged 18 – 49 years

Cancellation policy: Due to the nature of Kakadu Tours any cancellations under 7 days result in 100% cancellation fees. Please read the full terms and conditions by clicking here.

  • Camping accommodation and equipment
  • National park and camping fees
  • Kakadu National Park Ticket (valid for 14 days)
  • Meals as indicated
  • Wildlife and crocodile cruise
  • Friendly and informative guide

 

Location Address Time
Argus Apartments 6 Cardona Court, Darwin 6:30am
Argus Hotel Apartments 13 Shepherd St, Darwin 6:30am
Caltex Barrimah Stuart Highway, Berrimah 7:00am
Cavenagh Hotel 12 Cavenagh St, Darwin 6:30am
Chilli’s Backpackers 69 Mitchell St, Darwin 6:30am
Cullen Bay Serviced Apartments 26 Marina Blvd, Darwin 6:30am
Darwin Central Hotel 21 Knuckey St, Darwin 6:30am
Darwin City Edge (Vitina Studio) 38 Gardens Road, Darwin 6:30am
Dingo Moon Lodge 88 Mitchell St, Darwin 6:30am
Double Tree Hilton 116 – 122 The Esplanade, Darwin 6:30am
Frogshollow Backpackers 27 Lindsay St, Darwin 6:30am
Gecko Lodge 146 Mitchell St, Darwin 6:30am
Hilton Darwin 32 Mitchell St, Darwin 6:30am
Mantra on the Esplanade 88 The Esplanade, Darwin 6:30am
Mantra Pandanas 43 Knuckey St, Darwin 6.30am
Novotel Atrium 100 The Esplanade, Darwin 6:30am
Oaks Elan 31 Woods St, Darwin 6:30am
Palms City Resort 64 The Esplanade, Darwin 6:30am
Ramada Suites Zen Quarter 6 Carey St, Darwin 6:30am
The Bottle-O Pit Lane 2/2 Middleton St, Yarrawonga 7:00am
Travelodge Mirambeena Resort 64 Cavengh St, Darwin 6:30am
United Petrol Station in Parap 209 Stuart Hwy, Parap 7:00am
Value Inn 50 Mitchell St, Darwin 6:30am
Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront 7 Kitchnew Drive, Darwin 6:30am
YHA Darwin Melaleuca On Mitchell 52 Mitchell St, Darwin 6:30am
Youth Shack 69 Mitchell St, Darwin 6:30am
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Weather appropriate clothing (including a light jacket and long sleeved cotton shirt)
  • Hat
  • Swimmers
  • 1 litre refillable water bottle
  • Towel
  • Camp pillow / small cushion
  • Sleeping bag

Please note: we have limited space on our 4WD transportation and therefore luggage is limited to one medium sized soft bag or backpack (max 10 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.

Sleeping bags may be hired for $15 to be paid on the day of the tour. Please let us know when you book if you require a sleeping bag.

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