Kakadu, Katherine & Litchfield Tour - Sugarbag Safaris - AussieHikingTours.com


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Kakadu, Katherine & Litchfield Tour – Sugarbag Safaris

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  • The Top End’s best bushwalks, waterfalls and secluded swimming holes.
  • Explore Katherine Gorge, canoeing your way between the towering sandstone cliffs.
  • Saltwater crocodile cruise on the Mary River.

Great scenery, great company, great guide! Can’t wait to get back up there and sleep under the stars. – Natalie

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$1,150 per person

Travel with a small group of like-minded travellers through Australia’s Top-End, stopping for bushwalks, waterfalls, and swimming holes along the way. See a variety of native wildlife, including saltwater crocodiles during your cruise on the Mary River, and canoe your way through the famous Katherine Gorge. Sleep each night under the bright stars of an outback sky.


  • Pick up from Darwin CBD at 6:30am on day 1
  • Professional, accredited and experienced eco tour guide
  • Wildlife boat cruise on Corroboree Billabong
  • Kakadu National Park entry fee
  • Full day canoe hire at Katherine Gorge
  • 5 days of travel in an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle
  • All meals
  • Camping fees
  • Camping equipment – includes tent, custom made swag, and travel pillow
  • Maximum group size of 9 people


  • Sleeping bag (these can be hired from Sugarbag Safaris for an extra AUD$15 – paid on the morning of departure)
  • Sturdy, confortable enclosed walking shoes
  • Wide brimmed hat and long sleeves (sun protection)
  • Swimming gear & sunscreen (swim shirt is a better option for swimming and won’t pollute the aquatic ecosystems)
  • Sunglasses
  • Water bottle – 1.5 litres (we will bring fresh water so you can top up)
  • Camera
  • Torch
  • Toiletries, towel and torch/head lamp (flash light)
  • Insect repellant (long sleeved loose fitting clothes are also a great option)
  • Luggage is restricted to 10kg per person – please bring small soft bags


  • Walking time: 5 – 6 hours per day
  • Walking distance: 10 – 12 kilometres per day
  • Difficulty: Moderate. Requires a good level of fitness and agility. If you’re unsure, get in touch.
  • Child friendly: No. Minimum age for this tour is 18.
  • No extra costs apply to those travelling solo.


Kakadu Walking Adventure – World Expeditions ($2,295)
  • 6 days instead of 5
  • Stay in semi-permanent tents instead of regular tents
  • Park entry fees included
  • Slightly more walking
  • See slightly different parts of the top end (eg. no canoeing in Katherine Gorge)


Day One Pick up Darwin CBD 6.30am.
Travelling towards Kakadu, our first stop is Corroboree Billabong for a wildlife boat cruise. While cruising the Mary River wetlands you get the chance to see saltwater crocodiles and an amazing variety of bird life in their natural habitats, all while learning about the important ecosystem they share.
Next stop the “Bark Hut Inn”, an iconic Australian pub and roadhouse, hand-built back in the days of buffalo hunting.
Off to Ubirr, we wander through ancient sandstone outcrops, viewing paintings depicting traditional Aboriginal people’s way of life over countless generations.
Climb to the top of Ubirr, where you get amazing panoramic views of the massive floodplains and Stone country of Kakadu and Arnhem Land.
Set up camp in the heart of Kakadu, for campfire cooking and sleeping under the stars.
Day Two Today we’re up early before taking to the dirt roads, for our 4WD adventure into Jim Jim and Twin Falls.
Taking the Escarpment Walk to the top of Twin Falls, you’ll be rewarded with the amazing views of Twin Falls Gorge and then swimming in secluded fresh water pools.
After lunch we make our way over to Jim Jim Gorge, following the walking track through monsoon forest brings you to the base of the falls, another chance for a refreshing swim surrounded by the towering cliffs of the Jim Jim Gorge.
Back to our camp for dinner cooked on the campfire.
Day Three After breakfast we head off towards Maguk (Barramundi Gorge). We walk into the Gorge following Barramundi Creek, through majestic paperbark trees. As we cross the creek, heading towards the waterfall, keep an eye out for the many the different species of fish, (Barramundi, Long Tom, Black Bream and Archer Fish. Just to name a few) at the end of the walk you can cool off in the plunge pool below the falls.
Leaving Kakadu we head towards Leliyn (Edith Falls) in Nitmiluk National Park, here you can sit back and take in the natural beauty of the area or go for a refreshing swim in the plunge pool.
Camping under the stars and cooking around the campfire.
Day Four Today you and your new friends can explore Katherine Gorge at your own pace on your full day self guided tour, canoeing between the towering sandstone cliffs etched out over almost 2 billion years ago by the now Katherine River.
Tonight eating dinner around the campfire, before sleeping under the stars.
Day Five Our last day is spent travelling through and absorbing the beauty of Litchfield National Park. This area is full of amazing waterfalls, plunge pools, cascading creeks and the world famous Magnetic Termite Mounds.
After exploring Litchfield it’s only a short drive back to Darwin.