Top End & Arnhem Land Adventure

Top End & Arnhem Land Adventure
Top End & Arnhem Land Adventure
Top End & Arnhem Land Adventure
Top End & Arnhem Land Adventure
Top End & Arnhem Land Adventure
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  • Intrepid Travel

The northernmost section of the remote Northern Territory, Australia's Top End packs an unbelievable punch. This is where the tropics meet the Outback, sandstone escarpments are decorated with ancient First Nations rock art, and the national parks are bursting with plunging waterfalls, monsoon forests and breathtaking waterholes. This five-day adventure spends ample time at Kakadu National Park, Nitmiluk National Park and Litchfield National Park and includes exclusive access to Arnhem Land. Spend time with the Traditional Owners of Wulna Country, take a croc-filled cruise along the East Alligator River, check out the spectacular Jim Jim Falls and swim in the breathtaking locations on this unforgettable adventure through Australia's far north.

Highlights
  • Rumble through the Top End’s best-known national Park, Kakadu, on an adventure, stopping to check out the spectacular Jim Jim Falls.
  • Enjoy the flexibility of a private vehicle, the local knowledge of a passionate guide and the magic of camping under the great southern sky.
  • The Mawurndaddja rock art and occupation complex offers a unique insight into ancient Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander culture– with rock art spanning from the present time to many thousands of years of age.
  • Hike through the rich greenery of Litchfield National Park, cooling off with swims in Florence Falls, Wangi Falls and Buley Rockholes.
  • See rocky red cliffs, monsoon forests, plunging waterfalls and some of the Top End’s best landscapes with visits to three national parks: Kakadu National Park, Nitmiluk National Park and Litchfield National Park.
  • Learn about the cultural importance of these spectacular landscapes through the eyes of experienced knowledgeable guides including a local Bininj Guluyambi guide
Included Activities
  • Guluyambi Cultural Cruise
  • Mawurndaddja rock art and occupation complex
  • Jim Jim Falls Walk
  • Maguk (Barramundi Gorge)
  • Edith Falls
  • Buley Rockholes
  • Florence Falls
  • Litchfield National Park
  • Wangi Falls
Transport
  • All Terrain vehicle
Accommodation
  • Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (3 nights), Camping (with shared facilities) (1 night)
Destinations
  • Australia
  • Australasia
Tour Types
  • Active
  • Singles
  • Camping
  • Wildlife
  • Cultural
  • Adventure
  • Explorer
  • Small Group

Location: Darwin – Arnhem Land

Welcome to Darwin, the Northern Territory’s tropical capital. There’s no time to waste, so get cracking at 6.50 am and hit the road to Wulna Country, where your Limilngan-Wulna hosts – the land’s Traditional Owners – will greet you with a Cul Cul or ‘Welcome to Country’. Learn about their culture during bush tucker talks and didgeridoo and basket weaving demonstrations. Continue to the border of Kakadu and Arnhem Land for a Guluyumbi cruise along the East Alligator River with a Bininj guide. Learn about the cultural importance of the East Alligator River to the Bininj people and take in the tranquillity and rugged beauty. Back on land, jump in a private vehicle and drive to Arnhem Land’s Mawurndaddja. This sacred complex (only recently opened to visitors) has a spectacular series of rock art that research indicates is over 50,000 years old. Spend the afternoon exploring this atmospheric site and learning about its history from your guide. Head to Kakadu for an overnight stay. <br/><br/>Included Activities:<br/>-<description>Guluyambi Cultural Cruise</description><br/>-<description>Mawurndaddja rock art and occupation complex</description>

Accommodation: Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities)

Meals: lunch,dinner,

Location: Kakadu National Park

After fuelling up with an early breakfast, head to Jim Jim Falls, Kakadu's most iconic natural attraction. Take a challenging walk through monsoon forest and over boulders, then recharge with a cooling dip in the clear waters beneath the falls. After lunch head to Anbangbang, another incredible site that features ancient art on what was originally Warramal land. Sadly, there are no surviving Warramal people, so the care of the site is maintained by the neighbouring Mirarr and Djok communities. This afternoon, you have the option of taking a scenic flight over Kakadu or visiting the Bowli Cultural Centre.<br/><br/>Included Activities:<br/>-<description>Jim Jim Falls Walk</description>

Accommodation: Camping (with shared facilities)

Meals: breaksfast,lunch,dinner,

Location: Kakadu National Park

After breakfast, head to either Gunlom Falls or Maguk (Barramundi Gorge) for a swim in another pristine waterhole. Maguk flows down the steep walls of rugged gorge into a beautiful natural plunge pool, while the steep climb to the Gunlom Falls plunge pool is rewarded with sweeping views of Kakadu and the welcome shade of gum trees. Neither option will disappoint. After a relaxing morning, it’s time to hit the road. Stop in the old gold-mining town of Pine Creek for lunch before continuing for another 3 hours to your private campsite on the doorstep of Nitmiluk National Park. Once comfortable, have dinner with the group before settling in under the stars for the night. <br/><br/>Included Activities:<br/>-<description>Maguk (Barramundi Gorge)</description>

Accommodation: Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities)

Meals: breaksfast,lunch,dinner,

Location: Nitmiluk National Park – Litchfield National Park

Spend the day exploring the deep Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge and greater Nitmiluk National Park, a wonderland of colours, ancient rock art, waterfalls and wildlife. While here, you can explore on foot or choose to take a cruise or rental a kayak to get a closer look. Keep in mind that these optional activities are seasonal and at your own expense. In the afternoon, travel to Edith Falls, a hidden oasis of clear, cool waters surrounded by bronze boulders. After a quick swim in the huge rock pools, continue to tonight’s camp located at the edge of Litchfield National Park, where dinner awaits.<br/><br/>Included Activities:<br/>-<description>Edith Falls</description><br/><br/>Optional Activities:<br/>-<description>Katherine Gorge Scenic Cruise</description><br/>-<description>Katherine Gorge Canoe from</description>

Accommodation: Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities)

Meals: breaksfast,lunch,dinner,

Location: Litchfield National Park – Darwin

After breakfast, head to Litchfield National Park. A bit of a local secret, Litchfield is awash with tropical rainforest, gorgeous waterfalls and crystal-clear waterholes. Visit Florence Falls, Wangi Falls or Bluey Rockholes, then tuck into a picnic lunch. Enjoy a stroll through the steamy rainforests and refreshing dip in one of the park’s gorgeous swimming holes. In the afternoon, make the 2-hour drive back to Darwin. <br/><br/>Included Activities:<br/>-<description>Buley Rockholes</description><br/>-<description>Florence Falls</description><br/>-<description>Litchfield National Park</description><br/>-<description>Wangi Falls</description>

Meals: breaksfast,lunch,

Included
  • Jim Jim Falls Walk
  • Accommodation
    -Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (3 nights), Camping (with shared facilities) (1 night)
  • Wangi Falls
  • Mawurndaddja rock art and occupation complex
  • Litchfield National Park
  • Buley Rockholes
  • Edith Falls
  • Maguk (Barramundi Gorge)
  • Guluyambi Cultural Cruise
  • Meals
    -4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Florence Falls

Dates Price Single Availability
29-Jun-2021
4 Nights
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Touring with Intrepid Travel

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Start:Darwin
Finish:Darwin
Group size:6 - 15
Suitable for: 12-99 years
Accommodation:Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (3 nights), Camping (with shared facilities) (1 night)
Physical rating:Medium
Meals:4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
Diets:Vegetarians
Tour operated in: English
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