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Kakadu, Litchfield & Arnhem Land - 6 Days

Be captivated by the extraordinary Top-End – 6-days, guided walk

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“My family and I had the most incredible experience. I would highly recommend to anyone considering doing this tour. Our guides always made sure we were well cared for and full of information. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking, I would do it again in a heart beat!” – Ruby, August 2022

Have you been inspired by the richness of Australia’s Top-End? Craved to know more about the unique cultures, history and landscapes of this region? Then join us on this 6-day adventure where you will walk the Top-End highlights, including picturesque gorges, lush green forests and billabongs teeming with wildlife, experience dramatic escarpment landscapes, all while learning about Aboriginal culture, art and history.

You will walk the highlights of three truly unique and varied regions – Litchfield National Park, Kakadu National Park and a special whole day tour into the remote and very special Arnhem Land. You will enjoy the Indigenous-owned Yellow Waters Cruise and a day with “Top-End Tim” in Arnhem Land. You will be captivated by highlights of this extraordinary landscape, including Wangi and Florence Falls, Ubirr, Nourlangie, Anbangbang Gallery.

This unique Top-End adventure will immerse you in the amazing natural and cultural highlights of this World Heritage Listed region. You will come away from this experience reenergised and inspired by landscape, culture, history and story. Come walk with us in Australia’s remarkable Top-End!

5195
6 days
30km
10
Darwin
Darwin
Grade 2 – 4
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  • Small group (10 or less), day-pack only walking tour with a magnificent variety of walks, sightseeing and opportunities to swim in wonderful waterholes!
  • Daily guided walks curated to immerse you in the region’s unique landscape, history, flora and fauna. Highlights include Ubirr, Nourlangie and Anbangbang in Kakadu, Litchfield and Arnhem Land.
  • Two Park Trek guides who are experienced, Kakadu accredited and safety gear equipped. Our guides play a versatile role ensuring a seamless and enriching tour experience, they are our story tellers, our chefs, and our legends in the field!.
  • Return transport ex-Darwin, and all tour transfers in our comfortable 12-seater mini-coach with luggage trailer.
  • 5 nights (3 in Kakadu, 2 in Litchfield) comfortable twin-share accommodation (limited single supplements at additional cost), with ensuites if available and sustainably provided.
  • 5 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 5 dinners, plus trail mix, nibbles, fresh fruit, snacks, tea and coffee, biscuits / cake and non-alcoholic drinks throughout.
  • We also include a whole day trip to Arnhem Land with Top End Day Tours, and the wonderful Aboriginal owned Yellow Waters Cruise.
  • All National Park entry fees.
  • Carbon offset program per our sustainability principles.

DAY 1 – Walker Creek and Wangi Falls

Distance: 6.5 km
Grade: 2 – 3 easy to moderate

Our first stop in Litchfield National Park is Wangi Falls and Walker Creek.

Wangi Falls is one of Litchfield’s most popular and accessible attractions. On this short walk you climb to the top of the escarpment for a great view, and then wander back down to the base of the falls to have a swim.

At Walker Creek we walk about 5km and hike alongside the crystal-clear water course. We can pause for a refreshing dip in one of the many pristine waterholes and enjoy the tranquility of this amazing national park. Spot local wildlife including wallabies and possums or listen to some of the curious bird calls from the variety of birdlife that inhabit this forest area.

One of Litchfield National Park’s most impressive sights is the hundreds of magnetic termite mounds standing up to two metres high in a wide swathe of empty ground. Up to 100 years old, these structures are unique to northern Australia. We will stroll through the area and marvel at what are enormous magnetic compasses, with their thin edges pointing north-south and broad backs east-west.

Next, we head to our accommodation which is located on the edge of Litchfield National Park. We unpack, settle in and have a bit of free time before a beautifully prepared two-course dinner.

Meals: Lunch and dinner

DAY 2 – Tolmer Falls, Greenant Creek, Florence Falls and Buley Rockhole

Distance: 5 kms
Grade: 2 easy

After breakfast and lunch making, we head out into Litchfield National Park to visit Tolmer Falls, Green ant Creek, Florence Falls, and Buley Rockholes. Walking to the lookout at Tolmer Falls you will stand on the viewing platform to see the water cascading over escarpments into a deep plunge pool. The Green ant Creek walk meanders through rainforest to another attractive plunge pool. Typically, un-crowded there is abundant birdlife to spot – look out for colourful red-winged parrots, double-bar finches or kingfisher.

The Florence Creek Walk links Florence Falls and Buley Rockhole (both offering beautiful swimming opportunities). We can start the walk at either end and follow the trail through cool monsoon rainforest. As you walk, look out for birdlife, including kingfishers, honey-eaters, fairywrens and pigeons. Other wildlife to spot includes brown bandicoots and northern quolls. Or you might see black flying foxes (bats) roosting in the trees.

This evening you will have some time to relax and enjoy a swim before dining out at our accommodation restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

DAY 3 – Litchfield to Kakadu – Warradjan Cultural Centre, Yellow Water Cruise and Mardukal Billabong

After breakfast, we pack up our gear, pack the trailer and head east towards Kakadu National Park.

Upon arriving into Kakadu National Park we will visit the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre, a must see for this region. Here we will take time to view artefacts and authentic art which illustrate the stories of the traditional owners of Kakadu and hear their stories and learn a little about bush tucker. We then take a short walk to the beautiful Mardukal Billabong.

In the afternoon we hop on board the Indigenous-owned Yellow Water Cruise, where you will wind through the world-famous Yellow Water Billabong. Here we will navigate a distinct ecosystem and witness the rich wildlife; whistling ducks, magpie geese, jabirus and saltwater crocodiles.

Next, we head to our accommodation and settle in before heading out to a local restaurant for dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner (drinks at guests own expense)

DAY 4 – Top End Day Tours – Arnhem Land – Injalak Hill via Cahills Crossing

Distance: 5km
Grade: 2 easy

Today we embark on an unforgettable cultural day tour into Arnhem Land.

We head into Arnhem Land via Cahills crossing, be sure to keep a sharp eye out for saltwater crocodiles which frequent this area. This road takes us to the Injalak Arts Centre where we join up with our indigenous guide. Heading further into Arnhem Land we stop at Injalak Hill. Here we begin our walking journey up the Hill, expertly lead by our local guide. The guide will impart some fascinating historical information about the area, the rock art and culture.

Our lunch stop is atop the rocky escarpment, where the view out over the floodplains is simply breathtaking. Then it’s back to the Arts Centre for an opportunity to browse or purchase art items from this non-profit Aboriginal owned organisation, and see Aboriginal people painting and weaving pandanus baskets. With its stunning scenery of billabongs, birds and escarpments Arnhem Land is truly a place where you can experience this unique untouched region of the Northern Territory.

On our return back to Kakadu we again cross Cahills. If you didn’t spot a crocodile this morning you’re more than likely to see one this afternoon. Ubirr is our next destination for this afternoon. Here we embark on an easy 1km circular walk followed by a moderately steep climb to a rocky outlook, where we have the opportunity to view Kakadu rock art. There are three main sites of rock art to experience at Ubirr. You will see representations of the many animals the Aboriginal people hunted. Important Dreamtime ancestors such as the Namarrgarn Sisters and a magnificent Rainbow Serpent are also represented in their respective galleries.

We stay for the beautiful and iconic sunset before returning to your accommodation for a delicious meal prepared by your guides.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 5 – Nourlangie, Barrk Sandstone Walk and Anabangbang Billabong

Distance: 12km
Grade: 2 – 4 easy to difficult

We have an early start today after breakfast and making lunches.

Today we visit the amazing Nourlangie Rock Art site and embark on the 12km Barrk Sandstone Walk. At Nourlangie you can see how local Aboriginal people lived in and sensitively cared for this area through changing times. Environmental and social changes are reflected in the rock art and in the ground, where archaeologists have uncovered over 50,000 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. 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. There is midway exit point and depending on the heat and group ability, we may choose to exit the walk early or continue for the full loop.

After spending the day around Nourlangie we head back to our accommodation for pre-dinner nibbles followed by a two-course dinner prepared by your guides.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 6 – Mamukala Wetlands, Corroboree Billabong and Berry Springs

Distance: 3km
Grade: 2 easy

Our last day is a leisurely day stopping at a range of locations enroute back to Darwin. After breakfast and lunch making, we pack up the trailer and gear and head out on the road towards Darwin.

We visit the Marrawuddi Arts and Culture Centre in Jabiru and then make our way to the Mamukula wetlands. The wetland areas of Kakadu are beautiful all year round and there is a myriad of bird life here as they congregate to feed. An observation platform allows you to view the birdlife. It’s here we enjoy our lunch. We then make our way Corroboree Billabong for some more bird watching and then to Berry Springs, a picturesque spot with clear shady pools, here you can enjoy your final well-earned swim before saying goodbye.

We return to Darwin at approximately 5pm.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Each evening after our days walking, we return back to our accommodation for some time to refresh and cool down with a swim. Your guides will curate a beautiful nibbles platter for you, providing the perfect setting for a relaxing evening. During this time, they will also conduct a briefing, offering insights into the days experiences and outlining your upcoming adventures. Using a map of the area, your guides will illustrate the various regions and walks we are set to explore in the days ahead.

We stay in the heart of Kakadu and close to the entry of Litchfield National Park.

The first two nights are spent on the doorstep of the Litchfield National Park on Lake Bennett in private lakeview suites. Each suite has a balcony, an ensuite and a bar fridge.

In Kakadu we stay in one- and two-bedroom cabins in the heart of Jabiru. Each with air conditioning, an ensuite and kitchenette.  After a day’s touring return to the relaxation of the magnificent lagoon style pool, which is surrounded by the Poolside Bar & Bistro.

Pick up Darwin
Our pick-up point is Mantra on the Esplanade – 88 The Esplanade Darwin. We depart at 7am so please arrive around 6.45am, so we can introduce ourselves and pack your bags into the trailer. Please be ready in your hiking gear for our first day’s walking. We will drop you back to The Mantra on the Esplanade at the conclusion of the tour at approx. 5pm.

For guests flying out of Darwin on the last night of tour, please don’t book flights before 7pm.

Single Supplement: We have limited availability for Single Supplement on this tour. Please enquire about availability and additional cost for SS with our reservations team at time of booking. Please note; by booking a SS you will have your own room in a one or two bedroom cabin with shared bathroom and living areas. Not all our accommodations have a private ensuite option.

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