Designed for the active traveller, this exclusive itinerary explores beyond the regular tourist sites delving deep in to the stunning World Heritage wilderness area of Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks. Talks with traditional owners and rangers, swimming in spring fed, crystal clear waterfalls and gorges, walks beyond the regular tourist trails, visits to ancient rock art sites, and being witness to an astounding variety of wildlife are all a part of this magnificent journey to one of the most deeply cultural and stunning natural landscapes in Australia. We hope you can join us.
You will arrive in Darwin today and will be met and transferred to your accommodation. The afternoon will be at leisure in Darwin to explore the markets, foreshores, galleries and gardens. Overnight Darwin
This morning you will meet your Guide and transfer you to Kakadu National Park. We'll have a traditional welcome to country from the the Wulna Aboriginal elders, followed by a chance to discuss culture, tradition or walk by the billabong. We then continue to our semi-permanent camp site near Djarradjin Billabong for dinner under the stars and stories around the fire.
This morning we'll depart camp early and experience a cruise on the nearby Yellow Water billabong, home to an astounding variety of wildlife. Here you may encounter brumbies, wallabies and goannas drinking from the waterside, salt water crocodile and thousands of birds including Magpie Geese, Brolgas, Cormorants, Pelicans and Jabiru, Australia’s largest flying bird. The flat-bottomed boat is guided by an expert wildlife guide. In the afternoon we travel to nearby Ubirr, one of the greatest rock art sites of Kakadu. We will spend the afternoon being introduced to many styles and features of this exceptional art site. We then return to our semi-permanent camp site near Djarradjin Billabong
Today we take an excursion into West Arhem Land and visit the Injalak Arts Centre. We'll spend time in the community and head to Injalak Hill and experience the outstanding rock art galleries. We return to our group camp-site at Dajarradjin Billabong in the late afternoon.
We visit the Warradjin info centre, a place full of traditional owner information and stories. We'll also enjoy a talk from the Traditional Owner's (TBC) for our group while we are there. In the afternoon we'll head into the beautiful Maguk Falls for an afternoon walk, swim and explore of the crystal clear pools surrounding the pristine Falls. We'll continue to our semi-permanent camp at Gunlom in the far south of the park. This iconic waterfall and plunge pool is ringed by sandy beaches and pandanus palms, the perfect spot to relax.The sunset views from the swimming pool on top of the Gunlom Waterfall are some of the most published images of the NT. Our accommodation is another semi-permanent safari camp adjacent to the main campground. We are just a short stroll from the beach and plungepool.
This morning we'll visit the Yurmikmik Falls (3-4 hours/7km). We'll return to camp for lunch. In the afternoon, we'll head up the short but steep climb to the top of Gunlom Falls. We'll have time to soak up the beautiful pools and take in the view from one of the most photographed and iconic locations in the National Park. This evening we will enjoy an evening campsite talk with one of the local rangers or traditional owners. Overnight camp at Gunlom.
This morning we have the option to return to the top of Gunlom and explore back along the creek away from the standard tourist trail. We'll then pack up and make our way north to Darwin. We can expect to arrive back into Darwin around 4:00pm Evening is at leisure. Overnight Darwin.
Today This smaller National Park is home to iconic magnetic termite mounds and mysterious clusters of weathered sandstone pillars known as The Lost City. We'll enjoy a last scrumptious picnic lunch at at one of the many waterfalls and gorges and enjoy a plunge in the crystal clear waters. We'll return to Darwin in the afternoon and this evening we will enjoy a farewell meal at one of Darwin's many restaurants.
Our trip concludes today after breakfast. You will be transferred to the airport for your onwards flights.
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