4WD Dragonfly Dreaming Top End Safari
- 3 Days
- 3 Days
- Prices From:
- US$ 715
The average Australia vacation rarely gives the Northern Territory the attention it deserves. Get a real taste of the Australian Outback on this short round-trip adventure from Darwin.
This 3-day trip through the Top End brings an extra layer of adventure to your Australia Vacation. Set out early from Darwin and explore Aboriginal legends and Kakadu National Park.
Depart early from Darwin, bound for Ubirr Rock, a superb example of Aboriginal rock art. A local guide helps put your sightseeing in perspective as you learn about legends such as that of the Rainbow Serpent, and take in views of Arnhem Land. Indigenous Australians have lived here for over 40,000 years, so there’s a lot to explore. Take a crocodile cruise on the Yellow Waters billabong to see some of Australia’s most feared predators (from a respectful distance!), as well as other wildlife unique to the region. Take in the views of Kakadu from Nawurlandja lookout, and stay overnight at Mount Bundy. Your final day is devoted to Litchfield National Park, characterised by waterfalls, impressive sandstone escarpments and magnetic termite mounts. Return to Darwin in the early evening.
- 3 Days
- 3 Days
- Prices From:
- US$ 715
Darwin to Cooinda
Departing from Darwin from 6.00am, we begin the short journey to Litchfield National Park. Explore the waterfalls, spring-fed streams and rugged sandstone escarpments of Litchfield National Park. Discover intriguing cathedral and magnetic termite mounds and swim, hike and explore Florence and Wangi Falls and enjoy a picnic lunch.
After lunch we leave the highway behind and hit the dirt travelling along the Marrakai Road before joining the Old Jim Jim Road taking us deep into Kakadu National Park. Travelling past billabongs and traversing water crossings bringing ample opportunity for wildlife spotting. Arrive at our private campsite complete with comfortable permanent tents at Cooinda where we spend the night enjoying dinner and some stargazing.
|Meal Plan||Lunch and Dinner|
Cooinda to Kakadu
Awake for breakfast this morning before joining an iconic Yellow Waters Cruise. A must do activity within Kakadu National Park, the award winning Yellow Waters cruise is Aboriginal owned and centres around a spectacular billabong system that is home to some remarkable and diverse wildlife. Spotting crocodiles is only one of the many wildlife viewing opportunities on this unique water system.
Departing camp we travel to nearby Nourlangie Rock. Here 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.
After lunch visit the Bowali Visitor Centre, a Gun-djeihmi name for the local area and creek on land owned by the Mirarr clan. See the audio-visual presentations and Marrawuddi Gallery showcasing Aboriginal art by artists from within Kakadu and the wider region.
Later this afternoon we arrive at the culturally significant Aboriginal art site, Ubirr, located within the East Alligator region of the park. Here you will view a wide range of ancient Aboriginal art which will be interpreted by your guide. Learn the story of the Rainbow Serpent and climb the Nadab Lookout for panoramic views over the floodplain and beyond into Arnhem Land. After learning about the area, it's time to pick out a quiet spot to sit while we watch the sun set over the Kakadu escarpment before making the short journey to our private and permanent campsite for the night.
|Meal Plan||Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner|
Kakadu to Darwin
Today the jewels of Kakadu National Park await. Departing early we travel to Twin and Jim Jim Falls. Explore Twin Falls Gorge which is accessed by 4-wheel drive track, a boat shuttle service and a rocky walking track and boardwalk. Once there relax on the sandy banks and admire the falls. There's more 4-wheel driving as we make our way to Jim Jim Falls where a walk through monsoon forest and over boulders takes us to the waterfall and plunge pool which are surrounded by 150 metre cliffs.
Spend the afternoon taking in the sheer beauty of your spectacular surrounds before we make our way back to Darwin and your accommodation after three magical days of adventure and wildlife, rich in cultural history and natural beauty.
|Meal Plan||Breakfast and Lunch|
Daily: 1 May - 31 October
LODGING PRICE INCLUDES:
- Professional guide
- Air-conditioned 4WD vehicle
- Meals described in the itinerary
- Twin or single lodge accommodation with private bathroom and all linen
- Drinking water (please provide your own bottle)
ALL PRICES EXCLUDE:
- Travel insurance
- International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
- Visa fees if applicable
- Gratuities unless otherwise stated
- Items of a personal nature
- Optional excursions
- Kakadu National Park entry fee is not included and is payable direct on day of departure
- Meals and beverages not specifically indicated
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.
27 Oct 2022