6-Day Kakadu Wilderness and Litchfield Park

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Overview

Tap into the nature and history of the 'Top End' with six days in the Northern Territories starting in Darwin.

Your trip starts with a Kakadu tour where you'll be introduced to the importance of Kakadu National Park and the nature that surrounds it with a guide. You'll have a day to relax and explore a little yourself after your cruise along the river to see what wildlife, watch out for the crocs!

Arriving back in Darwin, your time in the Northern Territories will be finished with a day in Litchfield Park with an Indigenous guide. Your survival skills will be tested as you are shown the ways of the wild by someone with generations of experience behind them, finished with a bush barbie.
Culture & Arts
Outdoors & Nature
Sightseeing

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Destination:

Australia

Start:

Point Stuart, Australia

Finish:

Darwin, Australia

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Darwin

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Arrive in Darwin

Arrive in Darwin and transfer by 4WD to Wildman Wilderness Lodge. This private transfer will meet your flight time.

Day 2

Full-Day Kakadu Tour

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Full-Day Kakadu Tour

Our first stop is South Alligator. Then we continue into Kakadu National Park to Ubirr Rock, famous for its indigenous rock art sites, which you will see. From the top, there is a panoramic view of the surrounding floodplains and escarpments. Have a picnic lunch and then take a short walk to Cahill's crossing to spot one of the many crocodiles. The last stop of the Kakadu tour is the Mamukala observation platform with views over the wetlands and an incredible variety of birdlife.

Day 3

One-Hour Billabong Cruise

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One-Hour Billabong Cruise

You are likely to glide past prehistoric looking crocodiles, an amazing array of birdlife and an abundance of wildflowers. It is an ever-changing living ecosystem which fascinating. Every cruise is different and offers a unique experience. Our experienced guides are accredited and provide fascinating insights into the flora and fauna of the region. This tour departs daily from the Wildman Central Lodge in the morning and returns approximately 1 hour later.

Day 4

Drive back to Darwin

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Drive back to Darwin

This morning is at leisure on the campsite before you depart for Darwin. When you arrive, you'll check into the Hilton, then have the rest of the day free to explore the city. There are many things to do in Darwin and most of them are outdoors! You may wish to check out one of the outdoor markets or follow the art trail to get acquainted with the city.

Day 5

Day Tour in Litchfield National Park

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Day Tour in Litchfield National Park

Learn the real story on this private day tour to Litchfield National Park. Explore the area with an Indigenous guide with countless generations of history. See and refresh yourself at iconic waterfalls, experience the dramatic stone country as it comes alive in tropical summer. Enjoy a flame-grilled lunch of ocean-caught barramundi, marinated kangaroo and crocodile eye fillet. Be treated to expert natural and cultural interpretation from guides with unrivalled knowledge of the area.

Day 6

Departure from Darwin

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Departure from Darwin

Depending on your departure time, you may have time in the morning to explore some more of the city. You'll be transferred to the airport in time for your flight.

Included in Price

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • 3 activities
  • 5 breakfasts and 1 lunch
  • Airport transfer
  • Entrance fees
  • Ground transportation
  • Licensed English speaking guides

Not Included in Price

  • Alcohol beverages
  • Domestic flights
  • Entry visas / airport departure tax
  • Gratuities
  • International flights
  • Laundry
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Trekking permits
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Local Designer Reviews

Overall Rating

4.6 out of 5

Eva S.

Jan 14, 2024

We had an amazing experience. We felt that we had someone in our corner at all times just in case something happened and Kate and Jo did exactly that.

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Aug 23, 2023

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Sudima Auckland – Wouldn’t stay there again. The staff and location were great but the rooms are very sparse, small and had a very tiny sink area. The first room they gave us was an accessible room which was substandard and seemed to have not been used in a while (there was noticeable dust in the bathroom and the phone was broken). The only other available room which was apparently offered at our rate was on the first floor. We ended paying to upgrade to a better non-accessible room which -- although it wasn’t much money and the front desk gave us a discount – we really should’ve have had to pay to get a decent room off the ground floor on a busy boulevard.
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Xplor Tours/Wellington Highlights Half Tour – This was our least favorite of the tours. The guide was over 20 minutes late. The tour van was not ideal for sightseeing – windows were too small. More of a transport passenger van. Guide was just ok. Would give a “so so” recommendation.
Queenstown - Air Milford/Milford Sound Fly/Nature Cruise/Fly – The group was too big for the long bus ride to Milford – spent a long time waiting for a family to arrive and then had to make a diversion to get a baby seat they didn’t bring. A lot of chatter by a group making it hard to hear the tour guide. Must say the driver was very patient, informative and managed to keep us moving on time. Would have preferred a smaller group. However, we were ultimately glad we took a ride to Milford since we were able to stop at places we normally wouldn’t have seen close up by air (e.g., Mirror Lakes). The Milford Sound cruise was fine. The airplane ride back was fantastic! With a smaller group for the bus ride, would highly recommend.
Auckland:
Bush and Beach/Best of Both Worlds – It seems we were put on a different tour than originally on our proposed itinerary (which listed a Time Unlimited small group in a luxury Mercedes van). We were in a bigger group and vehicle rather than in a luxury Mercedes van, and lunch, snacks and refreshments were not provided as indicated on the proposed itinerary; rather we were brought to café/bakery to buy our own. And we had to transfer from one bus/group to another after the morning City tour during the lunch hour rather than getting lunch. (*Can you confirm that our cost was adjusted?) Nonetheless, the morning City tour was fine and the guide was informative (although his driving was a bit jerky). The afternoon beach and rainforest tour was great, and the guides were very informative and considerate. Would highly recommend the beach and rainforest tour, and would recommend the City tour with smoother driving.
Airport Transfers: All transfers were on time and very professional, helpful and friendly, with one slight exception. The Aug 3 pick up from Sudima Auckland for our Rotorua flight was more akin to an Uber ride. The car was a small blue Toyota and the driver wasn’t very friendly. Felt like he was a last minute hire by Hallmark.

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Aug 9, 2023

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Jan 21, 2023

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Mar 21, 2020

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