5 Day Private Tour of Kakadu National Park

Tailor-made private 5-day tours of World Heritage Listed Kakadu National Park.

A Sugarbag Safaris private 5 day Kakadu tour is the perfect way to explore Kakadu National Park. You can travel as a family, a couple or a small group of friends, all at your own pace in the comfort of a luxury 200 Series Toyota LandCruiser.

With over 24 years experience leading tours in Kakadu National Park 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!

Operating June to September.

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 in the Darwin CBD at 7.00am.
  • Travelling towards Kakadu, our first stop is at 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 Aboriginal Rock Art site. Here we wander through ancient sandstone outcrops, passing occupation sites with paintings revealing traditional foods, local stories, and the changes seen over countless generations.Climbing to the top of Ubirr, you get to see the fantastic panoramic views of the massive flood plains and Stone country of Kakadu and Arnhem Land.
  • Set up Camp in the heart of Kakadu. (LD) Managed Camping Area

Day 2 – Kakadu National Park

  • 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.
  • Next, we visit Burrungkuy (Nourlangie Rock) and the Anbangbang shelter. In this shelter, you can learn about the local creation ancestors painted on the walls and the stories behind the artists who created one of the last significant paintings in the area. After a short walk to the Kunwarddewardde Lookout, you can see where the stories tie into the surrounding landscapes.
  • Campfire cooked dinner. (BLD) Managed Camping Area

Day 3 – Kakadu National Park

  • This morning we walk through the Savanah Woodlands to Nanguluwurr art site. Here you will see examples of many different styles painted around the area. X-ray style, creation ancestors, contact art and some of the oldest paintings found in Kakadu.
  • Next, we head off towards Maguk (Barramundi Gorge). The walk into the Gorge follows Barramundi Creek, through a majestic paperbark trees forrest. As we cross the creek, heading towards the waterfall, keep an eye out for the many the different species of fish that call Kakadu home, (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.
  • Camping under the stars and dinner cooked on the campfire. (BLD) Managed Camping Area

Day 4 – Kakadu National Park

  • We spend today 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)

This has to be one of the best starts to exploring Ubirr ever.
We got to watch this Joey, Wilkins` Rock Wallaby, having a bit brekky, while Mum and Dad were hanging off to the side.
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Motorcar Falls was looking awesome today, and we got to have it all to ourselves.
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How amazing is this?
Middle of the school holidays, and we have all this to ourselves. Jarrangbarnmi is definitely one of the highlights in Kakadu National Park.
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Katherine river looks amazing from up here.
Thanks @helispirit for the cracking flights, was amazing to see all 13 gorges.
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“Shake your tail-feather”
My first Rainbow Pitta at Ikoymarrwa, what a great start to the day.
I love these little guys. 🌈 #seekakadu #pittairis #sugarbagsafaris 🤠
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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.
Alyurr or Leichhardt’s Grasshopper can usually be found in the stone country of Kakadu and Arnhem Land during the wet season. 🦗⛈#leichhardtsgrasshopper #alyurr #namarrkon #seekakadu #sugarbagsafaris 🤠
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What a find, the Black-headed Python is my all time favourite snake. This has to be one of the best ways to start the day. 🐍 #aspiditesmelanocephalus #blackheadedpython #seekakadu #sugarbagsafaris 🤠
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star rating  Want to swim in pristine Kakadu waterholes with only one or two other people and then towel off for a picnic lunch served on a colourful cloth with Indigenous designs?... read more

Amanda S
August 1, 2021

star rating  Awesome 5 days touring Kakadu with Hamish and sleeping in swags under the stars. His local knowledge was superb and he provided a fascinating insight into the area, its history... read more

Chasefloow
July 9, 2019

star rating  Hamish made our visit to the NT a most memorable adventure Hamish from Sugarbag Tours has an amazing knowledge of all aspects of the NT bush. Whilst visiting... read more

S-J
May 1, 2021
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