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5-day Arnhem Land Dreaming 4WD Tour

Cultural immersion with locals

Witness the beauty of the Top End in this five day adventure visiting Kakadu, Litchfield and Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Parks and the awe-inspiring Arnhem Land. Travel by custom-built 4WD, sleep in comfortable permanent tents, swim in waterfalls and discover Aboriginal culture.

Highlights of this fantastic five-day tour include:

Kakadu National Park 
Arnhem Land
Yellow Waters cruise 
Remote 4WD Tracks 
Litchfield National Park
Florence Falls 
Wangi Falls
Nourlangie Aboriginal art site
Bowali Visitor Centre
Ubirr art site and sunset
Injalak Hill Rock Art 
Injalak Art Centre 
Katherine Gorge (Nitmiluk) National Park
Indigenous Cultural experience  
Gunlom Falls
Edith Falls
Boat or Canoe Katherine Gorge (optional)

Booking Conditions

Age Restriction: 5+. See note for pax over 60

Fitness Requirement: Must be able to walk 6km in hot environment

What's included

  • Transfers to/from central DRW accomm^
  • Professional guide
  • Travel in an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle
  • Camping equipment including twin-share permanent tents with beds and mattresses
  • All linen including pillow and pillowcase, fitted sheet, sleeping bag and bath towel
  • Drinking water (please provide your own bottle)
  • National Park Entry Fees included for all tours departing after 01 April 2019

What To Bring

  • Wide-brimmed hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Walking shoes/boots
  • Swimwear
  • Swimming towel
  • Insect repellent and fly net (if insects bother you)
  • Camera
  • Water bottle (1.5 litres)
  • Torch
  • Sleeping bag (if you prefer to use your own, otherwise one is provided)
  • Toiletries
  • Comfortable and casual clothing for five days in a soft bag

Itinerary

Day 1 : Darwin to Kakadu via Litchfield National Park
Departing from Darwin from 6.00am, we begin the short journey to Litchfield National Park. Explore the waterfalls, spring-fed streams and rugged sandstone escarpments of Litchfield National Park. Discover intriguing cathedral and magnetic termite mounds and swim, hike and explore Florence and Wangi Falls* and enjoy a picnic lunch. After lunch we leave the highway behind and hit the dirt travelling along the Marrakai Road before joining the Old Jim Jim Road taking us deep into Kakadu National Park. Travelling past billabongs and traversing water crossings bringing ample opportunity for wildlife spotting. Arrive at our private campsite complete with comfortable permanent tents at Cooinda where we spend the night enjoying dinner and some stargazing.
Meals :Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 : Kakadu National Park
Awake for breakfast this morning before joining an iconic Yellow Waters Cruise. A must do activity within Kakadu National Park, the award winning Yellow Waters cruise 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. Departing camp 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. After lunch 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. Later this afternoon we arrive 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. After learning about the area, it’s time to pick out a quiet spot to sit while we watch the sun set over the Kakadu escarpment before making the short journey to our private and permanent campsite for the night.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 : Arnhem Land
Today, a once in a lifetime experience awaits. Travelling into remote Western Arnhem Land you will witness Ancient Aboriginal Art brought to life by your indigenous guide at Injalak Hill. Take in the amazing views across the escarpment before travelling to the Injalak Art Centre where you say goodbye to your Indigenous guide and hello to some amazing art on offer or simply watch the indigenous artists at work. Travel back into Kakadu National Park and return to camp for another hearty meal and talk about the day’s adventures with your guide.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 : Kakadu National Park to Katherine
Today, the pace relaxes as we head into Gunlom Falls for a full morning to enjoy all this spectacular area has to offer. Relax around the lower plunge pool before hiking to the top of the falls where an amazing view is on offer while you enjoy the many rock holes. For the energetic, keep going to the rear fall where you will be rewarded with a swim under the waterfall. After a tasty lunch, it's all aboard as we travel on to the Katherine Region. Later today stop at Edith Falls for a refreshing dip in the plunge pool before retiring to our private campsite near Katherine for dinner, good company and a well deserved rest.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 : Katherine Gorge to Darwin
It's up early this morning to get into Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge) before the masses for a boat cruise, canoe (optional and own expense) or walk along the sheer rock walls that make this place so spectacular. Spend some time exploring the spiritual home of the Jawoyn Aboriginal people before enjoying lunch. Afterwards, we visit the award-winning *Top Didj Cultural Experience. Interact with Top End Aboriginal artist Manuel Pamkal and ask questions about Aboriginal culture whilst being educated on the significance of his painting style, weapons used and how he lived off the land. Later on, it’s time to sit back and relax for your journey back to Darwin where your guide will drop you at your chosen accommodation.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch

Pickups

Departs                                             
Darwin                                                From central accommodation from 06.00am

Returns                                             
Darwin                                                5.30 pm approximately

AUD $40
Some of our tours require a local fee for National Parks that need to be paid directly to your guide while on tour.

Optional Excursions

Optional Activities (Available to sign up on tour with your guide)

  • 4WD Tours

Available Extras

National Park Entry Fees included for all tours departing after 01 April 2019.

Boat cruise or canoe at Katherine Gorge is an optional activity and not included in price.

Those with specific dietary requirements may need to bring food supplements and snacks. Please inform us of dietary requirements at time of booking and confirm details with reservations when reconfirming tour.

 

No Credit Card or Booking Fees!!

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