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4 Day Kakadu, Katherine & Litchfield

from $1,265.00

This tour visits the big 3 attractions of the Top End – Kakadu, Katherine and Litchfield. Learn the ancient traditions of the local aboriginal people on a 2hr interpretive cultural experience in Katherine that includes chance to try painting your own indigenous artwork. Cruise the croc-inhabited waters of the Mary River Wetlands and marvel at the beautiful Katherine Gorge and Maguk (or Gunlom Falls). This tour is great for families and older travellers that still want to experience some Top End adventure.

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  • Tour Style Aboriginal Culture, Accommodated, Family Friendly, Short Breaks
  • Fitness Level Moderate
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  • Group Size Small Group
    16
All about the 4 Day Kakadu, Katherine & Litchfield.

This tour visits the big 3 attractions of the Top End – Kakadu, Katherine and Litchfield. Learn the ancient traditions of the local aboriginal people on a 2hr interpretive cultural experience in Katherine that includes chance to try painting your own indigenous artwork. Cruise the croc-inhabited waters of the Mary River Wetlands and marvel at the beautiful Katherine Gorge and Maguk (or Gunlom Falls). This tour is great for families and older travellers that still want to experience some Top End adventure.

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Inclusions

Experienced Guide
Top Didj Aboriginal Cultural Experience *This Aboriginal Cultural Experience is only included during the Dry Season - read Important Notes for more detail. During the shoulder seasons an alternative itinerary is provided if necessary.
Wildlife Cruise
Meals - 3 x Breakfasts, 4 x Lunches, 3 x Dinners
Safari Camp Accommodation
National Park Entry Fees

  1. Day 1 Darwin to Mary River, via Litchfield National Park

    Flush with waterfalls, swimming holes and some pretty gigantic termite mounds, Litchfield National Park encapsulates all that’s wonderful about the Top End. We’ll start off here checking out Florence Falls and the Buley Rockholes, then break for a picnic before travelling on to Wangi Falls for a final swim and leisurely stroll through monsoon forest. Leaving Litchfield, it’s on and into Mary River National Park. The species of saltwater crocodile found in Australia are the biggest in the world, and the Mary River wetlands are absolutely full of them. See how many you can spot on an afternoon river cruise. All tents are twin-share and come with a proper bed. (LD)

  2. Day 2 Kakadu National Park: Ubirr & Barramundi Gorge

    In giving Kakadu National Park World Heritage-listing, UNESCO described it as a ‘living cultural landscape with exceptional natural and cultural values’. Indigenous people have lived here for more than 50,000 years, to which the ancient rock paintings of Ubirr can attest. Your guide will explain the significance of these artworks during an interpretative cultural walk that finishes on a rocky escarpment overlooking the Nardab floodplain. In the afternoon we head to either Maguk (Barramundi Gorge) or Gunlom Falls (seasonal choice). Swimming spots don’t get a whole lot more inviting than either of these spectacular sites. (BLD)

  3. Day 3 Kakadu to Katherine

    Given that Kakadu covers approximately the same amount of land as Slovenia, the sky’s a pretty good place to see it all from. This morning you’ll have the option of taking a scenic flight over the billabongs, bushlands and floodplains that make up this ruggedly beautiful region. After a stop in at the Bowali visitors centre we head for the historic gold-mining town of Pine Creek which offers a very different side to Australian history. Back on the road again, there’s time for a dip in Edith Falls before pulling into our private campsite near Nitmuluk National Park. (BLD)

  4. Day 4 Katherine Gorge to Darwin

    Back in the day (ok, it was 23 million years ago), the Katherine River flowed all the way from Arnhem Land to the Timor Sea. These days, the waters have subsided significantly: the Katherine River now flows along hemmed in on both sides by cliffs 70 metres high. It’s the highlight attraction of Nitmiluk National Park though, and you’ll have the opportunity to cruise through it by canoe or boat. Following lunch, we visit a private property next to an indigenous art gallery for some coaching in the ancient arts of boomerang throwing, fire making and traditional painting. Then it’s back to Darwin where the adventure winds up. (BL)

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What to Bring

It is essential that you bring a torch, broad-brimmed hat with sun visor for all round sun protection, sunscreen, swimming costume and towel, good walking/trekking shoes and a personal 1.5L water bottle.

It is also recommended that you bring insect repellent, warm clothes for the evening (particularly if travelling in Winter), personal toiletries and first aid, with any personal medication required.

Notes

  • Your tour vehicle may be branded as Adventure Tours Australia, Western Exposure or Wild Expeditions, but this tour is operated by Adventure Tours Australia.
  • The Aboriginal cultural experience is only available during the dry season (April/May to October) as site is subject to flooding. Participants may be absent due to cultural commitments with minimal prior notification and Wild Expeditions reserves the right to amend the itinerary in these circumstances with no obligation to refund.
  • Travel Insurance is compulsory for all travellers on all tours and details must be presented to tour guide before departure.
  • Itineraries may vary and/or attractions be substituted for any cause including seasonal conditions (including the opening and closing of Jim Jim Falls and other natural attractions), weather extremes, traditional owner and national park requirements. Please note that the opening dates of waterfalls and attractions vary each year and can change on a daily basis during the wet and shoulder seasons. For an up to date access report please contact our customer service team or visit kakaduroadreport.wordpress.com
  • It is your responsibility to advise Wild Expeditions if you have any special dietary requirements or medical conditions (including allergies) well ahead of departure.
  • During the shoulder seasons (Apr, May, Sep and Oct) it is likely that you will experience temperatures of over 35 degrees Celsius with high humidity. 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 extremes.
  • 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 on time.
  • Due to vehicle weight restrictions, a STRICT luggage limit of 10kg applies for all tours in Kakadu National Park. Please arrange storage of excess luggage at your Darwin accommodation.
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