3 Day Kakadu & Litchfield Tour
Explore the wild bushland and impressive natural waterfalls of Kakadu and Litchfield on our three-day off-road adventure. You’ll have the chance to observe the Top End’s wildlife with a wetlands cruise, hike to incredible swimming holes and waterfalls, and travel in a 4WD through some of Australia’s most rugged landscapes. Along the way, you’ll hear the Aboriginal Dreamtime stories and admire the ancient rock art at Ubirr. Sleeping in tents, you’ll relish this Aussie Outback experience as you admire the astounding night sky.
Returns to Darwin: approx. 5:30pm
Please note: this tour is suitable for passengers aged 15 – 49 years
What to bring:
Comfortable walking shoes, 1.5 litre water bottle, insect repellent, sunscreen, weather-appropriate clothing (including a rain jacket and a long-sleeved cotton shirt), sleeping bag, camp pillow / small cushion, swimmers, towel, hat and a torch or headlight.
Please note: we have limited space on our 4WD transportation and therefore luggage is limited to one medium-sized soft bag or backpack (max 10kgs) and a day pack per person. Large backpacks or suitcases cannot be accommodated and should be left at your accommodation in Darwin for the duration of the tour.
Sleeping bags can be hired for $30 to be paid on the day of your tour. Please select the upgrade option when you book.
Twin Falls Boat Shuttle Fee – $12.50 to be paid on the day of the tour
Note: Our tour itineraries to Kakadu are flexible and may change due to the nature of the Top End, meaning it may not be possible to visit some of the locations mentioned here when you travel. Your guide will take into consideration a range of factors including weather conditions, water levels, and road access to plan a tour that will provide you with alternative locations if some are not accessible. If you are booking this tour to visit certain attractions as outlined in the itinerary, please include it in the note section at the time of the booking.
Day One (lunch & dinner)
We depart nice and early from Darwin, ready to make the most of day one of this adventure tour of Kakadu and Litchfield. Things kick off with a Mary River Wetlands Cruise for an introduction into the incredible array of wildlife that call this area home. Keeps your eyes peeled for crocodiles and buffalo in the water, and some of the 250 bird species that nest in the Top End.
Next up, we enter Kakadu National Park and stop for a picnic lunch in a scenic area along the South Alligator River, before our journey takes us through the bush and deeper into the park. We arrive at Ubirr Rock in the afternoon, where your guide will interpret the ancient Aboriginal rock art that decorates the walls and enlighten you with stories from the Dreamtime. We climb to the Nadab Lookout for incredible views over the floodplains all the way to Arnhem Land before we set up camp in our private campsite.
Day Two (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Rise and shine ready for a day of exploring Kakadu! Today we journey off-road in search of waterfalls and discover the spectacular natural scenery that makes this place so special. We start off with an off-road journey to Twin Falls, where we take a boat shuttle and enjoy a short hike on a rocky track to reach the tranquil swimming hole. After a refreshing swim, we make our way to Jim Jim Falls, where we walk through the monsoon forests to arrive at the base of the towering 150-metre-high cliff. Enjoy another swim or relax on the boulders before we jump back on the bus and head out of Kakadu toward Litchfield where we spend the night in our private campsite.
Day Three (breakfast and lunch)
We awake in Litchfield National Park, ready to spend the final day exploring this astonishing wilderness. Admire the weird magnetic and cathedral termite mounds dotted about the park and explore more picturesque waterfalls including Florence and Wangi Falls. Enjoy another swim at Buley Rockholes, before we head back into Darwin in the evening.
|Adina Apartment Hotel Darwin Waterfront||7 Kitchener Dve, Darwin||6:25am|
|Air Raid City Lodge||36 Cavenagh Street, Darwin||6:20am|
|Argus Apartments||6 Cardona Court, Darwin||6:20am|
|Alatai Apartments||McMinn Street, Darwin||6:20am|
|Ashton Lodge||48 Mitchell Street, Darwin||6:40am|
|Cavenagh Hotel||12 Cavenagh Street, Darwin||6:20am|
|Chilli’s Backpackers||69 Mitchell Street, Darwin||6:40am|
|Culleen Bay Apartments||26-32 Marina Blvd, Darwin||6:15am|
|Darwin City B&B||4 Zealandia Cres, Darwin||6:15am|
|Darwin City Point Hotel||84 Mitchell Street, Darwin||6:40am|
|Darwin Executives Suites||43 Knuckey Street, Darwin||6:35am|
|Discovery Parks||11 Farrell Cres, Winnellie||6:50am|
|Doubletree Hilton||122 The Esplanade, Darwin||6:35am|
|Doubletree Hilton Esplanade||116 The Esplanade, Darwin||6:35am|
|Down Under Hostel||4 Harriet Place, Darwin||6:20am|
|Down Under Hostel on Mitchell St||88 Mitchell St, Darwin||6:40am|
|Down Under Hostel||4 Harriet Place, Darwin||6:20am|
|Free Spirit Caravan Park||901 Stuart Highway||7:10am|
|Frogs Hollow Backpackers||27 Lindsay St, Darwin||6:20am|
|Frontier Hotel||3 Buffalo Crt, Darwin||6:20am|
|Gecko Lodge||Mitchell Street, Darwin||6:15am|
|H Hotel||81 Smith St, Darwin||6:35am|
|Hidden Valley Tourist Park||25 Hidden Valley Rd||6:50am|
|Hilton Hotel Darwin||32 Mitchell St, Darwin||6:35am|
|Luma Luma||26 Knuckey St, Darwin||6:20am|
|Mantra on Esplanade||88 The Esplanade, Darwin||6:35am|
|Mantra Pandanas||43 Knuckey St, Darwin||6:20am|
|Marina View Apartments||26 Marina Blvd, Darwin||6:15am|
|Marrakai Luxury All Suites||93 Smith St, Darwin||6:40am|
|Mercure Novotel AIrport Darwin||1 Sir Norman Brearley Drive||7:10am|
|Mindil Beach Casino Resort||Gilruth Ave, Darwin||6:15am|
|Novotel Atrium||100 The Esplanade, Darwin||6:35am|
|Oaks Elan Soho Suites||31 Woods, Darwin||6:20am|
|Oasis Tourist Park (Pick up across the road on Stuart Hwy)||Stuart Highway||7:30am|
|Palms City Resort||64 The Esplanade, Darwin||6:35am|
|Palms Motel||100 McMinn St, Darwin||6:20am|
|Parap Village Apartments||39-45 Parap Rd, Darwin||6:10am|
|Quality Hotel Darwin Airport||225 McMillans Rd||7:10am|
|Rydges Darwin Central Hotel||21 Knuckey St, Darwin||6:35am|
|The Vibe Hotel, Darwin Waterfront||7 Kitchener Dr, Darwin||6:25am|
|Travelodge Darwin Resort||64 Cavenagh St, Darwin||6:20am|
|Youth Shack||69 Mitchell Street, Darwin||6:40am|