5 Day Kakadu Tour with Koolpin Gorge $1682 AVAILABLE!

5 Day Kakadu Tour with Koolpin Gorge $1682

Operates: Fridays (June – August)

Departs: 6:30am

Returns: 5:30pm

Adults: $1682

Children: $1557 (12 – 15 years. Minimum age 12 years)

Please note: Due to the remote nature of the areas we visit, the high daytime temperatures in the Top End and the difficulty of the hiking trails, this tour is restricted to travellers aged 12 – 65 years with a reasonable level of fitness.

  • Camping accommodation and equipment in permanent safari tents (option to swag camp)
  • National park and camping fees
  • Meals as indicated
  • Sunset wildlife and crocodile cruise
  • Friendly and informative guide

The Kakadu National Park ticket is not included: Adults $40 / Children $12.50 to be paid on the day of the tour.

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 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
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
Rydges Darwin Central 21 Knuckey 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 $20 to be paid on the day of the tour. Please let us know when you book if you require a sleeping bag.

5 Day Kakadu Tour with Koolpin Gorge $1682

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 iconic Australiana Bark Hut for morning tea. Once we arrive in Kakadu National Park, we’ll stop on the banks of the East Alligator River for some lunch (and crocodile spotting) before making our way to Ubirr Rock. Here you can admire some of Australia’s oldest and best examples of Aboriginal rock art as you learn more about the ancient culture from your guide. Take a walk to the top of the rock for spectacular panoramic views over the plains below, all the way to Arnhem Land.

In the evening we enjoy dinner around the campfire before bedding down in permanent safari tents in the heart of Kakadu National Park.

Day Two (breakfast, lunch & dinner)

Day two is packed full of fun, and we’ll start the adventures with a 4WD to Jim Jim Falls. Enjoy a short hike through the gorge and vine forests before arriving at the cool plunge pool. Here you can take a dip or relax on the sandy beach and admire the stunning views of the towering cliffs 200 meters above.  Back on the bus, we’ll make our way to Warradjan Cultural Centre where you have another opportunity to learn more about the traditional owners of Kakadu. Make your way through the interactive displays and artefacts for an incredible insight into the culture, history and life of the local Aborigines.

In the evening, enjoy the enchanting experience of a sunset cruise on the Yellow Water Billabong. As the sun sinks below the horizon, it illuminates the sky and waters in a magical, colourful glow. Keep a lookout for crocodiles, birds and other wildlife that come out to play in the cool of dusk. Once darkness falls, we’ll journey back to our safari camp at Mardukal.

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 morning hiking, swimming, and exploring. We’ll show you hidden hotspots before you tuck into lunch, and then we’ll head north to Gunlom Falls. The views from the natural infinity pool are unforgettable!

Our home for the night is at Goymarr (Mary River Roadhouse).

Day Four (breakfast, lunch & dinner)

Day four is an incredibly special day spent at Jarrangbarnmi (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’ll learn the historical and cultural importance of the area as you walk up the gorge through lush wilderness, discovering crystal clear rock pools as you go.

We’ll return to Goymarr at night to once again.

Day Five (breakfast & lunch)

On the last day, we’ll head to Old Goodparla Homestead, which was an early cattle station before Kakadu was a national park. It offers a window into the difficulties faced by European settlers as they attempted to farm the Australian Outback. Our final stop on day five offers your last chance for a swim at Ikoymarrwa (Moline Rockhole), another special permit location that flows all year. In the afternoon, we start the drive back to Darwin, stopping at Pine Creek before arriving in the early evening.

Due to the weather conditions and environment of the Top End, this tour itinerary is flexible and may not be exactly as described here when you travel. 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 and provide suitable alternatives if some locations are inaccessible. 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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