5 Day – Kakadu Private Tours

Sugarbag Safaris offers tailor-made private 5 day tours of Kakadu National Park.

A Sugarbag Safaris private 5 day Kakadu tour is the perfect way to explore the World Heritage Listed Kakadu National Park as a couple, family, special-interest group or just as an independent traveller, all at your own pace in the comfort of a luxury Toyota LandCruiser.

With over 22 years’ experience leading tours in Kakadu and the Top End of the Northern Territory, your guide and the owner of Sugarbag Safaris, Hamish, brings a wealth of knowledge about the region and will work with you to create that perfect itinerary suited to your specific interests. Then all you have to do is keep your eyes open, so you don’t miss a thing!

Just some of the 5-day Kakadu tour highlights.

Hike into Jim Jim Gorge and be rewarded with spectacular views and a well-deserved swim.

Wonder through the ancient sandstone outcrops of Ubirr while viewing some of the best Aboriginal Rock Art in the world.

Get away from the crowds at Jarrangbarnmi (Koolpin Gorge) one of Kakadu’s restricted access areas.

Explore Corroboree Billabong on a wildlife boat tour of the Mary River wetlands with Wetland Cruise’s

Drift off to sleep in your comfy custom-made swag, under the spectacular star-filled night sky.

Day 1 – Darwin to Kakadu National Park

  • Pick up Darwin CBD 6.30am.

Travelling towards Kakadu, our first stop is Corroboree Billabong, for a wildlife boat cruise. While cruising the Mary River wetlands, you get the chance to see saltwater crocodiles, and a fantastic variety of birdlife in their natural habitats, all while learning about the vital ecosystem they share.
  • After lunch, we’re 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 flood plains and Stone country of Kakadu and Arnhem Land.
  • Camping under the stars and dinner cooked on the campfire. (BLD) Managed Camping Area

Day 2 – Kakadu National Park

  • Today we’re up early before taking to the dirt roads, for our 4WD adventure into Jim Jim gorge. We make our way over to Jim Jim Gorge, following the walking track through monsoon forest brings you to the base of the falls, a great chance for a refreshing swim surrounded by the towering cliffs of the Jim Jim Gorge.
  • After lunch, we visit Burrungkuy (Nourlangie Rock), one of the significant Aboriginal rock art sites in Kakadu.
    Here you can learn how 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.
  • Camping under the stars and dinner cooked on the campfire. (BLD) Managed Camping Area

Day 3 – Kakadu National Park

  • After 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 the different species of fish, (Barramundi, Long Tom, Black Bream and Archer Fish. Just to name a few) at the end of the walk you can cool off in the plunge pool below the falls.

After lunch, we head down to the southern end of Kakadu to Gunlom, this waterfall and swimming spot made famous in the movie Crocodile Dundee.
  • Camping under the stars and dinner cooked on the campfire. (BLD) Managed Camping Area

Day 4 – Kakadu National Park

  • Today we spend the day exploring Jarrangbarnmi (Koolpin Gorge) — This area is a restricted access area and only available to a few tour companies. It is as special as it is remote! Experience the rugged beauty of this restricted access area in Kakadu’s south. Spectacular rocky cliffs, cascades and deep waterholes, diverse and rare flora and fauna, a stunning place of high cultural significance.
  • Tonight, eating dinner around the campfire, before sleeping under the stars. (BLD) Managed Camping Area

Day 5 – Kakadu National Park

  • After Breakfast, we head down to the southern end of Kakadu to the beginning of the Yurmikmik walks.
    The walk follows a historic vehicle track through open savannah country. At the end of the walk, you are rewarded with a swim in the secluded Motor Car Falls at the base of the Arnhem land plateau.
  • After lunch, we visit the restricted access area of Ikoymarrwa (Moline Rockhole) this secluded spring-fed waterfall is an excellent place for a swim before we head back to Darwin via the Stuart HWY stopping at the Historic towns of Pine Creek and Adelaide River. (BL)

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    September 2, 2019

    star rating  We had an amazing time with Hamish from Kakadu safaris. He is extremely knowledgeable about birds, plants, animals and aborginal culture and history, such an interesting trip. He... read more

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    August 13, 2018

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

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