Darwin Tue, Wed, Fri, Sun at 6.30am until 31.3.13 Darwin Tue/Wed/ Fri/Sat at 6.30am from 1.4.14 - 31.3.14 Additional departure ex Darwin Sun at 6.30am 01 May 2013 - 30 November 2013
Darwin at approximately 5.30pm Day 3
3 Day 2 Night
Sleeping bag for hire @ $20.00
Sturdy shoes, camera, swimwear, sleeping bag, water bottle, insect repellent, toiletries & torch.
Due to limited space on the vehicle please restrict luggage to a day pack and one soft overnight bag/backpack (maximum 10kg). During the wet season Gunlom Falls may not be accessible and during this time we will visit the Yurmikmik region (either Motor Car Falls or Boulder Creek).
This Wayoutback 3 day adventures offers a value for money Top End experience which features wildlife, waterfalls, wetlands and Aboriginal art and culture. You will explore the landscape and waterfalls of Kakadu National Park (world heritage listed for both its cultural and natural values), and search for crocodiles and other wildlife on a billabong cruise in the Mary River Wetlands. Swim in plunge pools under waterfalls in Litchfield National Park and learn about the Aboriginal Dreamtime from your guide.
Tour Price Includes:
Professional guide, travel in an air-conditioned minibus, all meals (as listed on itineraries), camping equipment and fees, reference books, pillow, drinking water (please provide your own bottle) and park entry fee.
What you need to bring:
Torch, wide brimmed hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, water bottle (1.5 litres), walking shoes/boots, sleeping bag (or can be hired for $20), toiletries, swim wear, towel, camera, comfortable and casual clothing for 3 days. Note: 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.
Day 1 - (Lunch, Dinner)
You will be collected from your Darwin accommodation at approximately 6.30am where our Top End adventure begins as we travel to the Mary River Wetlands. This region is home to over 250 bird species and has the highest concentration of saltwater crocodiles in the Southern Hemisphere. Search for‘crocs’ and other wildlife as you cruise on Corroboree Billabong. Our entrance to Kakadu National Park is at the South Alligator River, a picturesque location for a picnic lunch. There’s the opportunity to purchase Aboriginal arts and crafts at the Bowali Visitor Centre before our late afternoon arrival at Ubirr. 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. As the day draws to a close we head to our private campsite at Cooinda for dinner and our overnight stay.
-Mary River Wetlands
-Corroboree Billabong cruise
-Bowali Visitor Centre
Day 2 - (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Our journey is towards the southern end of Kakadu where we spend the whole morning at Gunlom Falls (*seasonal). There’s a large plunge pool at the base of the waterfall to enjoy, however the climb to the top of the falls is a must! Relax in a natural infinity pool with a postcard backdrop of the Arnhem Land escarpment, take a dip in the sandy middle pool and swim under a waterfall in the rear pool. So many choices. Crocodile Dundee loved this magical place and you will too! After lunch and a final swim in the lower plunge pool we exit the national park and travel via Batchelor to our overnight campsite near Litchfield National Park.
-Plunge pools and waterfalls
Day 3 - (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today is spent exploring the waterfalls, spring-fed streams and rugged sandstone escarpments of Litchfield National Park. Marvel at the intriguing magnetic and cathedral termite mounds and swim, hike and explore Florence and Wangi Falls (seasonal). Discover the many rock holes and cascading waterfalls of Buley Rockhole before our early evening arrival back in Darwin.
Darwin Tue, Wed, Fri, Sun at 6.30am until 31.3.13
Darwin Tue/Wed/ Fri/Sat at 6.30am from 1.4.14 - 31.3.14
Additional departure ex Darwin Sun at 6.30am 01 May 2013 - 30 November 2013
ReturnsDarwin at approximately 5.30pm Day 3
Passenger Numbers Maximum 24