3 Day 2 Night Kakadu & Litchfield Camping Tour
The Three Day Two Night 4WD Kakadu & Litchfield Camping Tour will take you off the beaten path and into some of Australia’s most stunning wilderness areas. You’ll get to see incredible wildlife, including kangaroos, crocodiles, and birds of prey. And, of course, you’ll also have plenty of opportunities to explore the amazing landscapes of Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks.
Places we visit
- Kakadu National Park
- Mary River Wetlands
- Cahills Crossing
- Ubirr Rock
- Barramundi Gorge
- Jim Jim Falls
- Magnetic termite mounds
- Litchfield National Park
- Florence Falls,
- Buley Rockhole
- Wangi Falls
- Aboriginal culture and rock art viewing
- Wildlife Cruise
- Guided walks and bush tours (up to 3km, grade 2-4)
- Spectacular waterfalls
- Crystal clear water holes
- 2 Nights bush camping
- Basic Swag or Safari Tent
- 2 x breakfast, 3 x lunch, 2 x dinner
- Park permit pass fees
- Accredited outback driver-guide
- Travel in air-conditioned off-road 4WD mini-coach
- Comprehensive commentary on tour
- Pick-up/ drop-off from selected inner-city Darwin points
Experiencing the best of Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks in the Top End of Australia.
During the 3 day camping adventure, you will be taken to explore some of the most magnificent natural landscapes these national parks have to offer. You'll find yourself surrounded by lush monsoon rainforests, standing in awe of glorious cascading waterfalls, and having the chance to cool off in pristine natural plunge pools.
Throughout the journey, you'll encounter a wide variety of native flora and fauna that are unique to the Top End region. One of the highlights will be a boat cruise along the ancient Mary River wetlands, where you'll have the opportunity to spot the world's largest reptile, the saltwater crocodile, in its natural habitat.
In addition to the stunning natural beauty, this tour also offers a rich cultural experience. You'll have the chance to explore and learn about the ancient traditions of the local Aboriginal people. At Ubirr, you'll come face to face with some of the oldest and best-preserved Aboriginal rock art in the world, providing a fascinating glimpse into the region's ancient history.
This camping tour ensures you are fully accommodated and comfortable after your action-packed days. Each evening, you'll be relaxing indoors in comfort, either in pop-up safari tents that offer privacy, and a little more comfort. If you're feeling adventurous, you can also try out the traditional swag experience, which allows you to sleep under the stars in an aussie swag.
Throughout the 3 day experience, knowledgeable guides will accompany you, sharing their expertise about the natural wonders, cultural significance, and history of the region. You'll have the chance to forge unforgettable memories, make new friends, and immerse yourself in the incredible beauty and heritage of the Top End.
Day 1: Darwin - Kakadu National Park
Our adventure departs from Darwin and heads to the Mary River Wetlands region for a Crocodile Cruise on the river. You’ll see a diverse range of birdlife native to the Top End, not to mention some of the region’s largest apex predators… the saltwater crocodile!
From here, we travel to Kakadu National Park, stopping in for a visit at the Bowali Visitor Centre, where you’ll learn more about the park’s wildlife, landscapes and the vibrant Aboriginal art, culture and history of this remarkable region.
We continue on to the notorious Cahills Crossing, one of the country’s most dangerous bodies of water and the only road access point between Kakadu National Park and Arnhem Land. We take a cruise together down the East Alligator River and get to experience and cultural immersion of indigenous Dreamtime stories whilst looking out for colourful birds and, of course, crocodiles.
We then arrive at the World Heritage Listed site, Ubirr and take a guided walk through this sacred site containing some of the most ancient and best-preserved Aboriginal Rock Art in the world.
We climb up high to the lookout over the Nadab Floodplain and watch the sun set majestically over the horizon. Then, after a massive day of adventures, we head back to our cosy campsite to cook up a feed together and enjoy a relaxing evening with our fellow travellers.
Day 2: Kakadu Waterfalls & Plunge Pools
Early to rise on day 2 as we travel south towards Kakadu National Park.
Together we spend the day absorbed in the striking natural beauty of the region, hiking through thick, luscious tropical monsoon rainforests, cooling off in crystal clear plunge pools and waterholes surrounded by glorious cascading waterfalls and steep rocky escarpments and cliffs.
Depending on seasonal weather conditions and accessibility permitting, we generally visit Twin Falls or Jim Jim Falls. Alternatively, we stop at Barramundi Gorge (Maguk) or another waterfall, such as Yurmikmik (Motor Car Falls). Your guide will ensure you get the best experience wherever you end up.
If time permits, we visit Nourlangie Rock, another important indigenous rock art site where archaeologists estimate works date back over 20,000 years. We delve into the important social, cultural and environmental changes that evolved in this area over time before making our way back to camp for a a warm hearty meal and a well-deserved rest.
Day 3: Litchfield National Park to Darwin
We set off together and travel south through Pine Creek, a small pioneering town outside of Kakadu National Park in the Katherine region, famous for its gold discovery in the 1970s. We stop off briefly for a refreshment break by the Adelaide River before journeying to Litchfield National Park.
Our afternoon is immersed in Litchfield’s natural water wonderland and an oasis of waterfalls, spring-fed streams and rocky sandstone escarpments. We spend time cooling off with a refreshing soak in picturesque plunge pools, rock holes and waterfalls at either Buley Rockholes, Wangi Falls or Florence Falls.
We then venture out to explore some of the largest and most impressive Magnetic and Cathedral Termite Mounds in the Top End before making our way back, arriving at your accommodation in Darwin by approximately 7:00 pm.
What to bring?
- Refillable water bottle
- Sun protection
- Towel & swimwear
- Sturdy & comfortable shoes for hiking
- Clothing suitable for all weather
- Soft luggage (max 15kg) & small day pack
- Insect repellent
- Flashlight or headlamp
- Rechargeable power bank
Departure Times & Locations
When booking you will be prompted to select your hotel and given a pick-up time. If your hotel does not appear in the list please meet the tour at the default departure point.
6:25 – Frontier Hotel Darwin – 3 Buffalo Ct Darwin City
6:30 – Travelodge Resort Darwin – 64 Cavenagh St Darwin City
6:35 – H on Smith Hotel – 81 Smith St Darwin City
6:40 – The Cavenagh Hotel – 12 Cavenagh St Darwin City
6:45 – Tourist Precinct Mini Bus Zone – 69 Mitchell St Darwin City
6:50 – H on Mitchell Hotel Apartment – 105 Mitchell St Darwin City
6:53 – DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade – 116 Esplanade Darwin City
6:55 – Mantra on the Esplanade Darwin – 88 Esplanade Darwin City
Walks & Hikes
Hiking included in this tour requires a medium/ high level of fitness and a doctor’s certificate is required for people over 70 years (30-days prior to travel). The walks vary from each day from 2km to 4km, often over steep rocky areas and in direct sunlight with high humidity. An approximate total of 9.5km walk is included throughout the 3 day tour. Hiking is always embarked on at the guide’s discretion to ensure safety of passengers.
Traveling with Children
Children between the ages of 8 to 17 years old must be accompanied at all times by an adult or legal guardian and must stay in private twin rooms. This tour is not suitable for infants or children 7 years and under.
Luggage & Storage
Our vehicles have limited storage space, therefore baggage must be kept to 1 x 15kg travel bag and 1 x 5kg day bag.
A swag is a type of portable sleeping unit for one, commonly used when camping in Australia. It is essentially a compact and durable sleeping bag combined with a basic shelter, designed to provide comfort and protection while camping.
The single swag option as (Per Person) for Adult or Child 8years and over. Sleeping bags can be hired from us onboard for $40.00, this includes cleaning costs after each use. You are welcome to bring your own.
Safari Tent Option
Private 2 Person Tent. Great for couples. Solo passengers who book this fare option will be paired in a tent with another traveller, where possible with the same gender but not guaranteed.
Our default meeting point for this tour will be Travelodge Resort Darwin.
6:30am – Travelodge Resort Darwin – 64 Cavenagh St Darwin City