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Kakadu Walking Adventure – World Expeditions

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  • Hike to waterfalls, rock art sites and remote gorges.
  • Take a wildlife cruise on the Yellow Waters.
  • Stay at semi-permanent campsites in idyllic tropical surrounds.

Fantastic guides, stunning scenery and more than enough exercise to burn off the delicious, tailored meals – what more could you want out of an adventure holiday? – S. Corscadden

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$2,295 per person (no single surcharge)

Waterfalls tumble from the red cliffs off the Arnhem Land escarpment into shady pools; tranquil wetlands teem with animal and birdlife, while 40,000 years of Aboriginal cultural heritage is on display in the numerous hidden rock art galleries. This is an active, 6-day itinerary that gets you away from the main tourist sites on a series of day-hikes to see remote gorges, waterfalls and ancient rock art.

INCLUSIONS

  • Transfers from Darwin
  • Meals – 5 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 5 dinners
  • Professional dedicated and friendly tour guides
  • National Park and camping fees.
  • 5 nights exclusive semi-permanent safari camps including tents, swags, stretcher beds
  • Wildlife cruise
  • Emergency communications & group first aid kit
  • WHAT TO BRING

    • You will receive a detailed gear list for the trip upon booking.

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    • Walking time: Up to 6 hours per day (walks can vary depending on conditions and the preferences of the group)
    • Walking distance: Up to 15 kilometres per day (walks can vary depending on conditions and the preferences of the group)
    • Difficulty: This trip requires a reasonable level of fitness and competent swimming ability. Some days involve steep walks for most of the day.
    • Child friendly: Yes.

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ITINERARY

Day One To Kakadu National Park
We pick you up from your accommodation between 7:00 and 7.15am, before heading to meet with Wulna Aboriginal elders for a traditional welcome to country; followed by morning tea, damper and a chance to discuss culture, tradition or walk by the billabong. We then get off the sealed roads and travel east by 4WD along the old Jim Jim Road, passing some of the great wetlands such as Red Lily Billabong. In the afternoon, after setting up at our permanent camp at Djarradjin Billabong in the heart of Kakadu. This evening we will experience a cruise on the nearby Yellow Water billabong, home to an astounding variety of wildlife. Here you may encounter brumbies, wallabies and goannas drinking from the waterside, salt water crocodile and thousands of birds including Magpie Geese, Brolgas, Cormorants, Pelicans and Jabiru, Australia’s largest flying bird. The flat-bottomed boat is guided by an expert wildlife guide
Day Two Jim Jim and Twin Falls (NB: Jim Jim and Twin Falls usually available after mid-July. Prior to this we may visit alternative waterfalls such as Gubara.)
Wake up to the dawn chorus of the multitudebirds of the Savannah and wetlands. After a leisurely breakfast, we drive to Jim Jim and Twin Falls, Kakadu’s most famous waterfalls. Our day is focussed on the stunning walking, when possible we go exploring for rock art along the creek above Jim Jim Falls. Our visits to Jim Jim and Twin falls aim for an active experience, walking beyond the reach regular tourist groups. Keep in mind the thundering torrent usually depicted in the postcards is a phenomenon that only occurs during the wet season and this flow declines gradually through the dry season until it is a gentle trickle. We return to our semi-permanent camp site near Djarradjin Billabong.
Day Three Nourlangie Massif and the Barrk Walk
This morning we will experience the extraordinary sunrise over the wetlands with the option to join the famous Yellow water cruise or just relax around camp. After another relaxed breakafast we drive to Nourlangie massif and begin our stunning walk traversing the crest of this quartzite plateau. The walk reveals the extraordinary diversity of habitats of the escarpment, from cool Monsoon Vine Forest to the rugged stone country on top. This is an active day so be prepared for walking and adventure. We return to our group camp-site at Dajarradjin Billabong
Day Four Barramundi Falls and Gunlom
Heading south we will explore some of the other stunning waterfalls and gorges of Kakadu. Barramundi Falls is reached via stunning walk through the monsoon forest, opening out to deep plunge pool lined with blonde quartzite cliffs. In the far south of the park we reach our semi permanent campsite near Gunlom. This iconic waterfall and plunge pool is ringed by sandy beaches and pandanus palms, the perfect spot to relax.The sunset views from the swimming pool on top of the Gunlom Waterfall are some of the most published images of the NT. Our accommodation is another semi-permanent safari camp adjacent to the main campground. We are just a short stroll from the beach and plungepool.
Day Five Southern Kakadu Wilderness Walk (up to 14km)
Over the day we will undertake full-day expedition by 4WD and on foot, deep in to Southern Kakadu, Buladjang Country. We aim to visit Koolpin Gorge or Motorcar Creek Falls areas and undertake a decent walk (up to 14 km), taking most of the day. The highlight is rock scrambling through spectacular gorges, your efforts are well rewarded by crystal clear, unspoilt rock pools of remarkable beauty and some outstanding views of the surrounding hills and woodland. The pace of the walk and the distance covered is up to the mood of the group on the day. On the way there are often limpid rock pools lined with ferns and Livistonia palms. Within the walls of the gorge birds and animals find water and shelter from the heat of the plains. It is a wonderful opportunity to explore this magical environment and, once again the day can be as strenuous as the group prefers. This is an area that only very few people are privileged to experience, and for many, this day is one of the highlights of the trip. Return to our semi permanent camp at Gunlom.
Day Six Litchfield National Park and Darwin
After our final night in the semi-permanent camp at Gunlom, we pack up and make our way north to Litchfield National Park. On our way we may enjoy a relaxing swim and lunch at at one of the many waterfalls and gorges, before continuing our way north. Expect to arrive back into Darwin around 5:00pm. (This itinerary is subject to change with any change in Community regulations as well as Governmental changes and natural circumstances beyond our control)