5 Day 4WD Top End Adventure
for your next holiday.
Aboriginal Rock Art Jim Jim Falls Kakadu National Park Litchfield
Maguk (Barramundi Gorge) Mary River Wetlands Top End Cultural
Gunlom Falls Nitmiluk National Park Twin Falls Wildlife boat
About this tour:
The highlights of this trip include 4WD adventures, learning about
Aboriginal culture, visiting Gunlom Falls as well as the breathtaking
Jim Jim Falls in Kakadu National Park. We visit Litchfield National
Park as well as the beautiful Katherine Gorge. Youll have the chance
to go croc-spotting on a wildlife boat trip your Leader will teach
you about the intricate ecosystem that is the Top End. This tour
starts and ends in Darwin and runs over five days and four nights.
01 April 2016 - 31 March 2017
PNTK5 - 5 Day 4WD Top End Adventure
Select Darwin accommodation from 06:20am
Default pick up: Melaleuca on Mitchell Street 06:50am (52 Mitchell
01APR16-31OCT16: Wed, Sun
01JUL - 26AUG: Fri
Darwin accommodation early evening day 5
Basix camping in permanent tents, with 1 night in
a semi-permanent tent (bush camping).
Basix accommodation consists of simple
permanent twin share tents with single sleeping platforms. Each
sleeping platform has a rubber sleeping mat. You will need to bring
your own sleeping bag or pre-purchase one from us. Please also provide
your own pillow if you wish.
AUD $1295 per person
All prices are in Australian Dollars(includes 10% GST) based on
Basix Option is not suitable for children
Levies included: National Park park fee.
Additional services - Sleeping bag purchase (Basix) AUS $ 35
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Day 1 Darwin to Kakadu
DEFAULT PICK UP: Melaleuca on Mitchell, 52 Mitchell St Darwin, 06:50am.
Leaving Darwin, we travel into Wulna Country and receive a Cul Cul
or unique Welcome to Country by the traditional owners of the
land, the Limilngan Wulna people. Theyll share with us their local
Aboriginal culture with bush tucker talks, didgeridoo demonstrations,
basket weaving and spear throwing^. Next stop is the Mary River
wetlands system, with the highest concentration of saltwater crocodiles
in the southern hemisphere. Get close (but not too close) to salties
and other wild creatures on a unique billabong cruise. We arrive
at history rich Ubirr in time for sunset. You will see vivid Aboriginal
rock art that dates back over 20,000 years. Then we head to our
overnight camp in Kakadu. (LD)
Day 2 Kakadu
Its an early start this morning as we travel to Twin Falls, getting
in some 4WD action along the way. The spectacular gorge is experienced
onboard a National Park operated boat cruise and a walk along the
boardwalk. Unwind and relax for a bit on the sandy banks before
we head to explore Jim Jim Falls. (Twin and Jim Jim Falls not available
year round; subject to seasonal availability^^). First we have a
quick lunch break and then take in the views of this 200m natural
wonder before taking the challenging walk to the base where you
can choose to swim or relax on the beautiful beach. This is really
a site to admire and not rush so we spend the whole afternoon enjoying
the spectacular scenery and waterholes before making the short drive
to our overnight bush camp. (BLD)
Day 3 Kakadu to Katherine Gorge
Depending on which way the wind blows and which way the water flows,
we head to either Maguk (Barramundi Gorge) or Gunlom Falls and cool
off with a dip in the plunge pools. The perfect way to revitalize
you inside and out, these spectacular waterfalls will leave you
breathless. Visit the historic gold-mining centre of Pine Creek
before heading further south and settling in for the night at our
private campsite on the doorstep of Nitmuluk National Park. (BLD)
Day 4 Katherine Gorge
We spend the morning at the majestic Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk
National Park. Relax and enjoy the serenity. Want to see more? Take
a cruise along the gorge or rent a canoe and paddle yourself downstream.
These options are seasonal and at your own expense. Next
we head off to Edith Falls where you can cool down with another
refreshing swim. Settle down for the night in a comfortable camp
with your group. (BLD)
Day 5 Litchfield to Darwin
Filled with waterholes and waterfalls, Litchfield National Park
is well deserving of all its hype and the perfect place to soak
up the tranquility of the tropics. Exploring Litchfield is the perfect
way to complete this tour, visiting Florence Falls, Wangi Falls
and the Buley Rockholes. Enjoy a picnic lunch, stroll through steamy
rainforests and cool off with a dip in one of Litchfield's picture
perfect swimming holes. As with all good things, this Top End tour
must come to an end. Hit the road and head back to Darwin to enjoy
an optional night on the town toasting your adventure with new friends.
Note: *Should any of the attractions on days 1-3
of the standard itinerary not be open as a result of National Park
decisions surrounding accessibility and safety, the above listed
activities will be substituted. The standard attractions will be
visited immediately as they begin to open. The opening and closing
of dry season activities varies from year to year.
TROPICAL SUMMER ITINERARY (may apply in shoulder
months; May, October)
Day 1 Mamakala wetlands | Ubirr |Overnight camp at Jabiru. (LD)
Day 2 Gubara and the Castle | Nawalundja lookout | Bowali Culture
centre | Waradjan Culture centre | Camp at Cooinda (BLD)
Day 3 Motorcar Falls and Boulder Creek Falls | Overnight camp
at Katherine (BLD)
Day 4 Katherine Gorge | Edith Falls | Overnight Camp at Litchfield
Day 5 Florence Falls | Wangi Falls | Bluey Rockholes | Return
to Darwin (BL)
Campgrounds (Campground share facilities).
Basix accommodation consists of simple permanent
twin share tents with single sleeping platforms. Each sleeping platform
has a rubber sleeping mat. You will need to bring your own sleeping
bag or pre-purchase one from us. Please also provide your own pillow
if you wish.
Our four 15 seat and one 17 seat, 4 litre Intercooled Turbo Mitsubishi
Canters are purpose built with a pod that carries 12 and 14 passengers
respectively with the driver and 2 passengers seated in the cab.
They are fully air conditioned with reclining seats, footrests,
luggage storage area and kitchen space complete with a 100 litre
fridge. They can carry 210 litres of fuel, 120 litres of water and
come with window tinting, bull bars, spot lights and are built for
Maximum Walks: Hikes up to 6-8kms per day. A reasonable level of
fitness is required as there will be some walking to view places
of interest. Suitable for soft adventures with a passion for bushwalking
and exploring. Passengers must be fit and active.
B = Breakfast | L = Lunch | D = Dinner
Booked and paid E-Ticket, Sturdy walking shoes, swimming gear, hat
and sunscreen, towel and toiletries, warm clothing in winter, water
bottle, torch, insect repellent, camera, travel pillow, and sleeping
bag (can be purchased at time of booking).
Experienced guide, national park entry, meals as indicated,
accommodation transfers, Aboriginal cultural experience^, wildlife
cruise, and camping fees/equipment for 4 nights
^^Itineraries may vary and/or
attractions be substituted for any cause including seasonal conditions,
weather extremes, and traditional owner/national park requirements.
Note that the opening dates of waterfalls (including Jim Jim Falls)
and attractions vary each year and can change on a daily basis in
the wet and shoulder seasons. Visit this website to see live updates
on which areas of the park will be open: http://kakaduroadreport.wordpress.com/
or contact our Reservations team. Due to National Park rules and
road laws, we cannot guarantee the opening of Jim Jim Falls and
other attractions at any time. Alternative activities will be substituted
at the tour guides discretion, dependent on local conditions. Day
2 and 3 of this itinerary are subject to change order without notice.
See terms and conditions of travel for full details.
^The Aboriginal Wulna-Limilngan
cultural experience is only available during the dry season (approximately
Apr-Oct) as site is subject to flooding (contact our Reservations
team for availability). Participants may be absent due to cultural
commitments with minimal prior notification and Adventure Tours
Australia reserves the right to amend the itinerary in these circumstances
with no obligation to refund
Children aged 8-12 are eligible
for a 10% off child rate. Must quote promo code 10699 at time of
A STRICT luggage limit of 10kg
in a soft bag applies. Excess should remain in storage at your Darwin
This tour requires a sleeping
bag in the shoulder months of May and October. You may bring your
own or pre-purchase a sleeping bag from us. During the warmer months
a linen pack will be provided with a set of sheets; this should
From October to March it is likely
that you will experience temperatures of over 35 degrees Celsius,
and sometimes well into the 40s. Be prepared to endure extra physical
stress due to the heat at these times, especially while on walks.
These extreme temperatures can also place stress on the air-conditioning
units within our vehicles which can make travelling uncomfortable.
Your tour guide will assist with regular breaks and information
to assist keeping hydrated. Please come prepared for all extreme
Travel Insurance is compulsory
for all travellers on all tours and details must be presented to
your tour guide before departure.
The default pick up point is where
we will meet you for your tour, unless you or your travel agent
requests an alternative location (contact our Reservations team
for more information). It is your responsibility to contact us with
your preferred pick up point well ahead of departure. We do not
take responsibility for missed tours if we have not been advised
of an alternative in advance and you are not at the default location
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner.
Safaris must be reconfirmed 48 hours prior to
departure to confirm pick-up location and time.by phone direct with
the tour operator - (Details of the tour operator is on your E-Ticket).
The relationship between ATA and Intrepid Australia
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Intrepid Travel and Adventure Tours Australia have been leading
brands in the adventure travel business. With Intrepid's global
product range and Adventure Tours' local knowledge, the two brands
joined force in 2011 to provide the ultimate range of Australian
product with Intrepid running all of it's local trips under the
Adventure Tours Australia name. Today we're proud to bring Aussie-made
trips to the world, both here with Adventure Tours and overseas
through the Intrepid brand.
Special Dietary requirements and allergies
Passengers with special meal requirements or food allergies MUST
ensure they or their travel agent inform Intrepid/ATA of this at
the time of booking.
Food for the trip is purchased prior to commencement and special
requirements cannot be catered for after departing. If you have
not notified us prior to departure, you may be asked to pay for
any additional food yourself.
Due to the nature of our trips food is basic but plentiful.
We provide the below substitutes, please bring your own staples
if you require specific foods not listed below:
No Pork (Alternative to Ham provided)
No Dairy (soy milk provided)
Vegetarian (additional veg and vegie burgers provided)
Vegan (supply of additional fruit and veg provided)
Gluten Free (cereal, bread, wraps, pasta, snack bars, sweet
and savoury biscuits provided)
*Religious dietary requirements and specifically prepared/sourced
produce is not able to be catered for.
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