These 5 Day Kakadu Katherine Gorge Litchfield Tours explores Kakadu National Park Wetlands, Katherine Gorge, Litchfield Waterfalls the best highlights of the Top End on this 5 day Northern Territory tour with Kakadu National Park Wetlands, Aboriginal cultural centres and rock art, wetlands cruise, Katherine Gorge cruise, and Litchfield National Park waterfalls Tour
Option B – Exclude Katherine Gorge but more time for Lost City in Litchfield National Park, and Jim Jim and Gumlon Falls in Kakadu (both 4WD access)
Day 1 – Explore Litchfield National Park, one to view spectacular features such as Magnetic Termite Mounds and majestic waterfalls. Discover permanent waterfalls such as Tolmer, Wangi and Florence Falls and watch, walk or swim in a number of these. Also swimming opportunity at beautiful Buley Rockhole We travel via Adelaide River for Pine Creek, an historic gold mining and railway town significant to Northern Territory development. Enroute we pass numerous World War II airfields critical to the defence of Australia in WWII. Adelaide River is where Crocodile Dundee’s downed water buffalo resides in a local bar. Day finishes in Katherine at approximately 5.30pm. Overnight Katherine L,D
Day 2 – This morning we take the short drive to Nitmiluk National Park to enjoy a 2 hour (or optional more) river cruise in spectacular Katherine Gorge. Options also for a helicopter flight to remote gorges and rock art sites, or a canoe hire and paddle on the Gorge ! After lunch, we travel to Edith Falls and an afternoon swim and relax by this beautiful waterhole. Overnight Edith Falls. BLD
Day 3 – Today, take a morning walk to the top of Edith Falls to the swimming holes, or simply relax by the waterside. Later, we’re back on the highway, and travel a few hours via Mary River Roadhouse, to enter World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park, and arrive at Cooinda. Afternoon visit the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre or simply relax by the pool at Cooinda Lodge. Alternatively take an optional scenic flight from Cooinda airstrip. We view the stunning sunset over Yellow Waters, and the spectacular evening return of 1000s of Magpie Geese to their rest for the night. Optional evening wetlands cruise. Dinner & overnight Cooinda. BLD
Day 4 – Board the informative morning Yellow Waters wetlands cruise amongst extraordinary birdlife & crocodiles in this World Heritage listed wetlands. Now we are ready for Jim Jim Falls – a 60km 4WD drive and 1km walk to the Jim Jim Falls Plunge Pool. This walk takes you through monsoon forest and over boulders to a deep plunge pool surrounded by spectacular 150 metre high cliffs. After an energetic day, return to dinner & overnight at Cooinda. BL
Day 5 – Today commences with a spectacular walk amongst the stunning Nourlangie Rock art – a highlight of Kakadu. We visit the Bowali Visitor Centre, and gain an appreciation of the special nature of this World rated National Park. After a look at the township of Jabiru, take the picturesque drive to Ubirr Rock. Walk through amazing Aboriginal Art galleries, then to a spectacular lookout over the wetlands. Optional viewing and/or visit to nearby Ranger Uranium Mine, or scenic flight. Return to Darwin late afternoon, and tour completion. BL
Become part of the re-creation of country and culture. Discover new understandings from times beginning. This is a small group adventure learning journeys … connecting and re-creating with the land and locals.
- Small boutique group in modern 4 wheel drive vehicles – Landcruisers or similar
- Professional and experienced driver / guides
- 2 hour cruises on Katherine Gorge & Yellow Waters
- Long established relationships with local Aboriginal people enriches experiences
- Experience the high energy of rock art, sacred sites and songlines
- Delicious meals, including vegetarian, unless noted in itinerary. 1 meal own purchase at Cooinda Lodge.
- All camping gear which is modern and easy to use
- Comfortable sleeping options (self inflating mattress or stretcher). Bring your bedding or available from us.
- All World Heritage and National Park entry and accommodation fees
Aboriginal Art community visits for “direct from artist” purchases
- Contributions of tour price supports Outback Kids and nature care programs.
- You – and Your involvement in a creation much bigger than most can imagine
‘If you respect the land, then you will feel the land. Your experience will be one that you cannot get anywhere else in them world.’ Brian Baruwei – Wurrkbarbar clan. Aboriginal traditional owner
Darwin to Darwin Tour – 5 days Kakadu Katherine Gorge Litchfield Tours from Darwin Northern Territory Tours.
Includes all meals, motel accommodation option, comfy camping accommodation, all park entry fees, Yellow Waters cruise, professional guide.