4 nights accommodation on a twin share basis (single supplement available at additional expense which can be organised at time of booking)
Five days touring Kakadu and Arnhem Land
Kakadu accredited guides
One-day Arnhem Land Injalak Hill Day tour
Overnight stay at Indigenous owned Hawk Dreaming camp and visit Cannon Hill
Famous Yellow Water sunrise cruise
4 dinners, 5 lunches, 4 breakfasts. Plus trail mix, nibbles, fresh fruit
All transport and guiding
Comfortable touring coach
Maximum of 10 guests
2017 tour dates
Saturday 17 to Wednesday 21 June 2017 – 5 PLACES LEFT
Walking: 4 km (easy) – approx. 2 hours for Nourlangie walk (1.5km), approx. 1 hour for the Anbangbang Billabong Walk (2.5km)
Our first stop is at the iconic Bark Hut for a bathroom stop and you can purchase coffee or a snack if you wish.
We then enter World heritage-listed Kakadu National Park head to the famous Nourlangie Rock Art site and Anbangbang Billabong.
At Nourlangie you can see how local Aboriginal people lived in this area through changing times. Environmental and social changes are reflected in the rock art and in the ground, where archaeologists have uncovered over 20,000 years of Aboriginal occupation. The walk here takes you through what was a wet season home for generations of Aboriginal people. The rock art here is simply astounding and you will see the world-famous Namarrgon, lightning man, (among many others) at Anbangbang gallery.
The beautiful walk around Anbangbang Billabong is not to be missed and you get a spectacular view of Nourlangie from this trail. A myriad of birdlife can also be spotted here from Jabiru to Brolga, magpie geese to spoonbills. (Of course no swimming).
After spending the day around Nourlangie we head to our accommodation for the night at Hawk Dreaming.
Accommodation: Hawk Dreaming.
About our accommodation – Hawk Dreaming
Hawk Dreaming is owned by the local Aboriginal owned Djabulukgu Association and it offers unique accommodation at the remote Hawk Dreaming Wilderness Lodge on aboriginal land. This exclusive location is on the homeland of the late Big Bill Neidjie OAM – Kakadu Man, the indigenous elder whose efforts were instrumental in the formation of Kakadu National Park. Located in a restricted and culturally significant area of Kakadu National Park known as Cannon Hill, where less than 1000 people a year gain access, this remote lodge features just 12 twin share ensuited tented tour cabins. At the lodge you’ll be the guest of the Bunitj Clan who are the traditional custodians of the land and cultural sites of the Cannon Hill region.
Meals: lunch and dinner
Walking: 7 km (easy – moderate) approx. 2.5 hours at Cannon Hill and approx. 1.5 hours for Ubirr walk (1km)
We head off this morning from the Hawk Dreaming Camp to the Top of Cannon Hill with a local guide. The area is renowned for both its abundance of rock art and its concentration of many of the landscapes that make up the Park.
It has woodlands, floodplains, billabongs and the East Alligator River running through it, while the towering sandstone escarpment houses the many ancient rock art sites. Scenically it is simply stunning. We walk from the Hawk Dreaming Camp up to the top of the escarpment and back down again to meet the vehicle.We then head to Ubirr – one of Kakadu National Park’s most famous Aboriginal rock art galleries which can be viewed by following an easy
We then head to Ubirr – one of Kakadu National Park’s most famous Aboriginal rock art galleries which can be viewed by following an easy 1 kilometre circular walking track. Climb the moderately steep 250 metre track to a rocky outlook with views across the floodplains. Important Dreamtime ancestors such as the Namarrgarn Sisters and a magnificent Rainbow Serpent are also represented in their respective galleries.After visiting Ubirr we head to our accommodation in Jabiru at Anbinik Kakadu Resort.
After visiting Ubirr we head to our accommodation in Jabiru at Anbinik Kakadu Resort.
Your guides will prepare pre-dinner nibbles and then put together a lovely two-course dinner to end the day.
Accommodation: Anbinik Lakeview Resort
About our accommodation – Anbinik Lakeview Resort
Our last three nights will be spent in the Anbinik Lakeview Resort in Jabiru. Rooms are twin share/double (unless a single room has been requested at the time of booking). We use the Anbinik Suites with are one bedroom cottages with ensuite and (private) outdoor shower. Rooms are cleaned each day as are all of the facilities. Towels and soap are provided and each room has air-conditioning, a bar fridge, TV and tea/coffee making facilities. We cater for each of the three night’s dinners here. Continental breakfast and lunch making spread is set out each day so everyone can make their lunch (using plastic container and cooler bag provided) prior to the day’s activities. There is a guest pool at Anbinik which is open from 7am to 10pm and coin-operated laundry facilities (open 24 hours).
Walking: Approx 6 hours for the Barrk Sandstone Walk (12km)
Today after breakfast and lunch making we head off early to avoid the heat and embark on the 12km Barrk Sandstone Walk
We head back to the Nourlangie area where the Barrk Sandstone Walk takes you from Anbangbang Gallery to the top of Burrunggui (Nourlangie), across the top then down a gully to the woodland at the base.
The ground is rough in places and there are some steep slopes.
This afternoon there is an opportunity to take a scenic flight over the Kakadu Escarpment. If you would like to do a flight in the afternoon, please advise your guides in the morning so they can make a booking for you and ensure the day’s activities run on time so you make your flight.
Kakadu Air runs 30 min scenic flights from $150 per adult.
Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Overnight at Anbinik
Walking: 2 km (easy) – approx. 1 hour walking (swim at the end)
Today we have a slightly earlier start, make our lunches and then head off for a morning jam-packed with Top-End wildlife on board the Yellow Water Cruise. On board you will see giant crocodiles, a vast range of resident birdlife including jacana, egrets, jabiru, sea eagles, magpie geese and many other native species. Float through Paperbark forests and see pandanus and fresh water mangroves that line the shore. The surface of the billabong is dotted with beautiful pink and white waterlilies.
After this amazing and memorable cruise, we head about an hour south down the Kakadu Hwy and into Maguk (Barramundi Gorge) for a walk and swim. This short 2km return walk takes you up to the lovely plunge pools and waterfalls of Maguk. The walk meanders by the Barramundi Creek through monsoon forest before leading you to the pristine waters of the plunge pools.
Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Overnight at Anbinik
Today after breakfast we are picked up by Top End Day Tours for an amazing and memorable Arnhem Land experience. With its stunning scenery of billabongs, birds, escarpment and ancient Aboriginal rock art, Arnhem Land is truly a place where you can escape and experience this unique untouched haven of the Northern Territory.
Experience first-hand an ancient living culture of more than 50,000 years and some of the region’s most amazing Aboriginal art galleries.
Today we tour with a traditional Aboriginal guide and walk up Injalak Hill. Your guide will show you rock art and significant cultural sites on Injalak Hill with breathtaking views across the flood plains and Arnhem Land escarpment.
On our return back to Jabiru, we visit Injalak Art & Craft Centre to browse or purchase goods from this non-profit Aboriginal organisation and watch local Aboriginal people painting and weaving pandanus baskets.
For many, this is a once in a lifetime visit to Arnhem Land and we hope it is a memorable one.
We will return to Darwin at approx. 7pm and drop you back at central Darwin Hotels.
Meals: breakfast and lunch
A single supplement is available at the time of booking. If you want to have a room to yourself the total single supplement amount payable is $350 for the four nights.
I love your organisation and fantastic guides
Denice – Kakadu and Litchfield
Thank-you for your organising, looking after us, and showing us the best of Kakadu and the Top End with its spectacular scenery, rock formations, rock hole swimming and the different way of life and cultures. We had a great time with our friendly group and very much enjoyed our holiday.
All the best, and keep up your great organisation of Park Trek.
Noel – Kakadu and beyond
I enjoyed my time with you on the Kakadu & Beyond tour. It was everything I had expected it to be – and more. The organisation was superb. The guides were fantastic leaders and I felt I was in very safe hands. Anyway, I shall be back!