FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Sugarbag is one of the names given to the honey made by our little Australian native stingless bees. Sugarbag bees are one of those little things you can walk right past without noticing, but they play very important roles in nature, such as pollinating many of our native flowers.

The honey has its own unique flavour that can change throughout the year, it is a highly prized food for Aboriginal people who hunt it from wild nest; it’s real bush tucker!

Yes, Sugarbag Safaris is a certified Quality Tourism Accredited Business and with their commitment to the environment and respect for Aboriginal cultural have earned the Ecotourism and Respecting Our Culture (ROC) Certification through Ecotourism Australia.

Tours can cater for all ages and most fitness levels, the beauty of a private tour is we can tailor it to your needs, requirements and interests.

Tours can be from 1 person up to 6 people, with forward facing seats.

Sugarbag Safaris using a late model luxury Toyota Landcruiser 200 series GXL; it is licenced to carry 7 passengers.

Yes, I can cater for Vegetarians and most dietary requirements.

Please advise me of any dietary requirements or individual food allergies when booking.

No, you don’t have to camp while on tour, I can offer airconditioned accommodation all year round, from quaint homestay style up to the high-end resort.

No, you don’t need to bring a sleeping bag while on the camping tour, you will be provided with your own swag for the duration of the trip, each swag comes made up, with a fresh fitted sheet, sleeping bag and latex pillow.

A swag is an Australian bush bed, made from a foam mattress, bedding and pillow rolled up in a heavy-duty canvas, a swag is your home in the bush.

Your swag comes ready-made with a fresh fitted sheet, sleeping bag and latex pillow.

“Swags are the furniture of the bush, and neither man nor woman ventures out without one. Slung over the pack pony, hanging from the camel, or thrown into the back of the truck, with a quart-pot dangling from the strap, they stand for house and home and life’s achievement”

ERNESTINE HILL’THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN LONELINESS’ MELBOURNE 1940

Yes, on my camping tour I use tents. The tents are made from see-through material so you can look up at the stars as you fall asleep, giving you a real Aussie outback experience.

Sleep under the stars without the worry of bugs. Just simply roll your out swag inside and watch the stars as you fall asleep- keep an eye out for shooting stars!

Please leave your large bags at your Darwin accommodation, and bring only a small soft carry-on size bags – Max 10 Kg– we are constrained for luggage space.

  • sturdy walking shoes
  • 1-1.5 LTR personal refillable water bottle
  • wide-brimmed hat or cap
  • long sleeve shirts (sun protection)
  • shorts
  • T-shirts
  • light trousers and a long-sleeved shirt for nights (insect protection camping)
  • warm jacket (mid-year, June – August)
  • swimming costume (swim shirt – sun protection)
  • towel
  • sunglasses
  • toiletries
  • headlamp or torch (camping)
  • day pack (for hikes)
  • sunscreen
  • insect repellent.

Yes, please bring a 1-1.5 Litre bottle to take on your tour.

Tour vehicle carries fresh drinking water so you can top when needed.

May to September average daytime temperatures are usually around 30-32 degrees Celsius.

Late September to November average 35 and over degrees Celsius with high humidity.

Dry season nights on average are around 16-20 degrees Celsius (May-Aug) but it can get as low as 10-12 degrees Celsius in the middle of the year (June-July).

This might not sound cold to some but dropping from 32C during the day to 16C at night, most people feel it.

The late dry season nights can be above 20 degrees Celsius and quite humid (Sep-Nov).

As of April 2016

Kakadu National Park entry fee is AUD$40 (GST inclusive) and is valid for 14 consecutive days.

Adult pass | AUD$40
Child (5 – 15) AUS $20
Northern Territory resident | Free

If you are a Territorian you will be asked to produce a current NT driver’s licence or identification that includes your residential address.

Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge) and Litchfield National Park are both free to enter.

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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.
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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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What a great start to the day with the billy on the boil at Mt Bundy Station. 🐃 #mtbundystation #whilethebillyboils #sugarbagsafaris 🤠
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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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How amazing does this look? Jim Jim Falls turning it on. #jimjimfalls #r44 #seekakadu #sugarbagsafaris 🚁🤠
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Tolmer Falls in Litchfield was looking amazing after the recent rains.
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This has to be the best place to be when it starts raining at Ubirr. #seekakadu #wetseason #ubirr #sugarbagsafaris 🤠
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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

star rating  We booked Sugarbag Safaris to take us places that we couldn't get to on our own. Turned out to be so much more than expected. Hamish was able... read more

RubyK149
December 1, 2020

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
Quality Tourism Accredited Business
Kakadu National Park - Sugarbag Safaris
2009 - Winner Outstanding Interpretive Guide - Sugarbag Safaris
2016 Global Sustainable Tourism Council - Sugarbag Safaris