4 DAY – KAKADU, KATHERINE AND LITCHFIELD PRIVATE CAMPING TOURS

Have you ever wanted to explore Kakadu, Katherine and Litchfield National Parks on a private tour with your family or a small group of friends?

Well then, this private, 4-day 4wd camping tour, could be what you are looking for. You can explore Litchfield, Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) and World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park in comfort, on this private 4-day tour.

You will be accompanied by a local accredited tour guide, who is experienced, passionate and eager to share his insights into the flora, fauna, history and culture of the areas you traverse; you’ll enjoy the best the Top End has to offer: amazing scenery, incredible walks, secluded swimming spots and unique wildlife.

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WHAT YOU GET:

  • Kakadu National Park entry fee
  • Katherine Gorge full day canoe hire
  • Dry bag for Katherine Gorge canoe day
  • Wildlife boat cruise on the Mary River’s Corroboree Billabong
  • Accredited, experienced and Eco-certified tour guide
  • Air-conditioned Toyota 4wd vehicle
  • Meals as indicated ( B,L,D )
  • Darwin CBD pick up and drop off
  • Camping fees and camping equipment – includes tent, custom-made swag, pillow, fresh fitted sheet, and pillow case

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Sturdy walking shoes (Teva® style sandals are great for canoeing)
  • 1-1.5 Ltr water bottle – we carry fresh drinking water so you can top up.
  • Wide brimmed hat and long sleeves (sun protection)
  • Swimming gear & sunscreen (swim shirt is a better option for swimming and won’t pollute the aquatic ecosystems)
  • Camera – remember to charge your batteries before you leave
  • Insect repellent (Long sleeved loose fitting clothes are also a great option)
  • Luggage is restricted to 15kg per person – Please bring small soft airline carry-on size bag

FITNESS

  • A good level of fitness and agility is required to participate in this tour.
  • Hikes between 3-9 km’s on uneven terrain in hot remote areas.
  • This tour is designed for the fit and active.

ACCOMMODATION

  • Managed Camping Area: Showers and toilets. Sleeping in swags, tents must be erected.
  • Private Camping: Showers and toilets. 240 power available. Sleeping in swags, tents must be erected.
  • Bush Camping: No facilities. Sleeping in swags, tents must be erected.

VEHICLE AND CAMP TRAILER

  • Luxury Toyota 200 Series Landcruiser
  • Due to very limited luggage storage space in the camp trailer, luggage is restricted to 15kg per person -Please bring small travel soft bag.

DAY 1 – DARWIN TO KAKADU NATIONAL PARK

  • Pick up Darwin CBD 6.30am.
  • Travelling towards Kakadu, our first stop is Corroboree Billabong on the Mary River, for a wildlife boat cruise. While cruising the wetlands you get the chance to see saltwater crocodiles and an – amazing variety of birdlife in their natural habitats, all while learning about the important ecosystem they share.
  • Off to Ubirr, we wander through ancient sandstone outcrops, viewing paintings depicting traditional Aboriginal people’s way of life over countless generations.
  • Climb to the top of Ubirr, where you get amazing panoramic views of the massive floodplains and Stone country of Kakadu and Arnhem Land.
  • Set up camp in the heart of Kakadu, tonight campfire cooking and sleeping under the stars. (LD) Managed Camping Area

DAY 2 – KAKADU NATIONAL PARK TO NITMILUK NATIONAL PARK

  • After an early breakfast, we head off towards Maguk (Barramundi Gorge). We walk into the Gorge following Barramundi Creek, through majestic paperbark trees. As we cross the creek, heading towards the waterfall, keep an eye out for the many different species of fish, (Barramundi, Long Tom, Black Bream and Archer Fish, to name a few). At the end of the walk, you can cool off in the plunge pool below the falls.
  • Next, we head to the southern end of Kakadu to Gunlom Waterfall, made famous in the movie Crocodile Dundee.
    After lunch, in the shady picnic area, it’s just a short walk down to pandanus lined plunge pool, where you can relax and have a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear water at the base of the Gunlom Escarpment.
    After Kakadu, we make our way south to Katherine and Nitmiluk National Park.
  • This evening, we set up camp in our private camp down near the Katherine Gorge. (BLD) Private Camping Area

DAY 3 – NITMILUK NATIONAL PARK (KATHERINE GORGE & EDITH FALLS)

  • After breakfast and packing up camp, you board the Nit Nit Dreaming Two Gorge Cruise.
    This scenic boat journey takes you through the first two and longest gorges of Nitmiluk. On this cruise, your guide will share their knowledge about plants, animals, Dreamtime stories and culture of the area, all while travelling between the towering sandstone cliffs etched out from the Arnhem land plateau over almost 2 billion years ago by the now Katherine River.
  • After lunch, we head towards Leliyn,(Edith Falls). This beautiful waterfall is also in Nitmiluk National Park. Once there, you can sit back and take in the natural beauty of the area, go for a refreshing swim in the plunge pool.
  • Tonight, we set up camp at Mt Bundy Station. (BLD) Managed Camping Area

DAY 4 – LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK

  • Our last day will be travelling through and absorbing the beauty of Litchfield National Park. Our first stop for the day will be to Wangi Falls for a morning swim; this is the largest of the swimming holes we will visit for the day.
  • Next, we back up on top of the Table Top Range to find a shady spot for a bite to eat. After lunch, we drive over to view Florence Falls from the decking on top of the escarpment, great place for a photo looking down to the waterfall and pool below.
  • Our last swim for the day is at Buley Rockhole, at these cascading pools you can move from pool to pool or pick one and relax there.
  • The last stop for the day is a visit to see the world-famous Magnetic Termite Mounds. After exploring Litchfield, it’s only a short drive back to Darwin. (BL)

Please note that seasonal closures might affect some areas, in this case, alternate areas will be used.

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My first Rainbow Pitta at Ikoymarrwa, what a great start to the day.
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My guys off on an adventure over Jim Jim and Twin Falls. I can’t wait to see their photos. 🚁 🤠
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Motorcar falls is still looking amazing, and was a great place to cool off today.
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I always love it when I get to show people these beautiful grasshoppers.
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Motorcar Falls was a tad on the chilly side this morning, starting to think the dry is just about here. #motorcarfalls #yurmikmik #seekakadu #sugarbagsafaris 🤠
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Motorcar Falls was pumping after the resent monsoonal rains. 🤠
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The perfect Christmas tree from Kakadu, decorated with a cloud of Leichhardt’s grasshoppers.
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star rating  Sugar Bag Safari (Hamish) treated us to a 5 star private tour of Kakadu National Park during a very hot summer day in 2019! Hamish's knowledge of the park's birds,... read more

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February 20, 2019

star rating  Short story - this was one of the most exceptional experiences of my life.

Hamish's knowledge of the local geography, flora and fauna, history and the Aboriginal... read more

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July 1, 2019

star rating  We really enjoyed our 4 day trip to Kakadu, Katherine Gorge and Litchfield Park with Hamish. He is a terrific guide with a huge knowledge of the area as... read more

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