4WD Kakadu & Litchfield 3D/2N
This 3 day Kakadu and Litchfield adventure tour offers a value for money experience with a touch of style and quality. Travelling with a maximum of 16 people in purpose built 4-wheel drive vehicles, stay in comfortable tent accommodation (lodge upgrade available) and swim in plunge pools under waterfalls in Litchfield National Park.
Learn about Aboriginal Culture from your guide at the Aboriginal art sites of Nourlangie and Ubirr and explore the landscape and waterfalls of Kakadu National Park – World Heritage listed for both its cultural and natural values. You’ll also experience true 4-wheel driving traveling along rocky tracks and take part in an iconic Yellow Waters Cruise.
- Swim in the pristine waterholes of Litchfield National Park
- Witness 20,000 year old indigenous art at the two main sights of Nourlangie and Ubirr
- Spot crocodiles and other wildlife on a Yellow Waters cruise in Kakadu National Park
- Sleep in our private permanent campsites complete with beds
- Travel in a small group with a maximum of 16 guests
- 4WD, hike and boat into the jewels of Kakadu National Park at Twin and Jim Jim Falls (Dry Season)
Max group size:
- - Our safaris are active participation based tours. We rely on the good will of all passengers to make them a success. This includes your assistance in the preparation of meals, washing up, gathering firewood and loading/unloading vehicles.
- - Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility.
- - Tour is not suitable for children under 5 years of age.
- - Twin Falls Boat Shuttle Fee ($12.50) is not included and payable direct on day of cruise.
- - Due to limited space on the vehicle, please restrict luggage to a day pack and one soft overnight bag/backpack (maximum 10kg). Excess luggage should be stored at your Darwin accommodation.
- - *Access to Twin and Jim Jim Falls cannot be guaranteed during the tropical summer months (approx. May to June). At this time they will be substituted with locations such as Gunlom, Maguk (Barramundi Falls), Yurmikmik or Gubara Springs.
- - * Wangi Falls may not be accessible during the summer period. During this time we will provide an alternative or spend more time in locations visited.
- - Travel insurance is highly recommended for all guests travelling on our tours.
Day 1 - Darwin to Kakadu National Park via Litchfield National Park
You will be collected from your Darwin accommodation at approximately 7.00am for the short journey to Litchfield National Park. Explore the waterfalls, spring-fed streams and rugged sandstone escarpments of Litchfield National Park. Discover the intriguing cathedral and magnetic termite mounds before we head to Buley Rockhole for an invigorating swim. A short journey later we arrive at Florence Falls where you will enjoy a hike and another welcome swim followed by a picnic lunch.
Early afternoon we leave the highway behind and hit the dirt travelling along a typical outback track taking us deep into Kakadu National Park. Travel past billabongs and traverse water crossings bringing ample opportunity for wildlife spotting before a comfort stop and chance for refreshment. Early evening we arrive at our private campsite complete with comfortable permanent tents, you’ll have time to shower and refresh while your guides prepare dinner before enjoying an evening with your fellow travellers and some stargazing.
Day 2 - Yellow Waters Cruise, Twin Falls, Jim Jim Falls
Awake for breakfast this morning before joining an iconic Yellow Water Cruise. A must do activity within Kakadu National Park, the award-winning Yellow Water Cruises 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.
On completion of your cruise 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 a monsoon forest and over boulders takes us to the waterfall and plunge pool, which are surrounded by 150 metre cliffs.
Spend the afternoon taking in the sheer beauty of your spectacular surrounds before we make our way back to camp for a hearty dinner and well-earned rest.
Day 3 - Bowali & Ubirr. Return to Darwin
This morning 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.
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.
Lunch today is 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 before returning to your Darwin accommodation in the early evening.