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Length of Tour: 3 Days

Tour Dates: Private touring year round.
However, for your comfort the cooler dry season temperatures found in June, July and August in the Northern Territory are ideal for touring.

Departure Months: Touring year round, however seasonal conditions may apply.

Community: Mary River, Kakadu and Arnhem Land

Cost: AUD$3,212.00 per person, twin share accommodation. Minimum 2 people. Additional person cost applies. Prices valid to 30th April 2017.
Includes: all morning teas, breakfasts and lunches as well as Park entry fees and Arnhem Land permits. Excludes evening meals and alcohol. Two night’s accommodation, twin share; Darwin hotel pick-up and drop-off; private guide.

Pickup Point: Darwin accommodation

Highlights Include:

  • Corroboree Billabong wetland cruise
  • Visiting Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre
  • Aboriginal community in Arnhem Land and art centre
  • rock art sites at Nanguluwur in Kakadu
  • waterfall and swimming at Maguk Gorge
  • spectacular scenery, birds and wildlife at Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve.

Overview:

Travel in the comfort of a luxurious fully equipped air conditioned 4WD vehicle.

Day 1: An 8 am pick-up from your Darwin accommodation this morning sees the beginning of your adventure to Kakadu and Arnhem Land. Your first stop is Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve, a vast open wetland area that is home to a large number of birds during the Top End dry season. Moving on, you cross the Marrakai Plains and the Adelaide and Mary Rivers before a morning tea stop at the Purple Mango Cafe. Leaving the Arnhem Highway your next stop is the Corroboree Billabong for a lunch cruise. Part of the Mary River Wetlands system, the billabong is home to many species of birds and of course, the mighty saltwater crocodile. Later, you head down the old Jim Jim 4WD dirt track into Kakadu National Park where you will have the opportunity to view birds and wildlife at waterholes along the way, before a stop at the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre. Your accommodation for the night is the Cooinda Lodge Kakadu. Enjoy the restaurant’s Australian cuisine, lounge by the pool or relax on the terrace. (L)

Day 2: Breakfast this morning in the restaurant, meet your guide and head out to your first stop for the day, Nanguluwur rock art and occupation sites. These sites are less well known and well away from the crowds but have excellent examples of rock art. The art includes the rare and ancient dynamic figures, x-ray style art and the contact period art which represents the Aboriginal peoples first contact with white man. After lunch head south along the 4WD track to Maguk Gorge (Barramundie Gorge) and spend the afternoon in this picturesque area. At the end of a monsoonal forest walk you can enjoy a swim in the refreshing natural plunge pool below a beautiful perennial waterfall. Accommodation is at the Cooinda Lodge Kakadu. (B,L)

Day 3:Today your journey heads to Arnhem Land, but first you stop for a cruise on the East Alligator River, the natural border to Arnhem Land. On the East Alligator River enjoy an Aboriginal guided cultural cruise offering fantastic views of the Arnhem Escarpment and cultural information of the region. After the cruise you cross into Arnhem Land and with special permission from the traditional owners, you will visit a small Aboriginal community and Art Centre. Here you will have the opportunity to meet Aboriginal artists and weavers and watch them at work and purchase genuine Aboriginal art and craft at wholesale prices. (Note you are under no pressure to buy.) From the community there are amazing views overlooking the Arnhem Land wetlands. After lunch time to begin the journey back to Darwin, with a break at the Bark Hut Inn. Enjoy a relaxing drive viewing wetlands and billabongs along the way, with an approximate arrival back in Darwin late afternoon. (B,L)

Please note: We reserve the right to amend this program as we deem necessary due to weather, seasonal road conditions, logistics, or for Aboriginal cultural reasons.

Comments:

  • Minimum 2 passengers / Maximum 6 passengers
  • Larger groups by arrangement

Please note this is not an Aboriginal guided tour.

For the discerning traveller, we also offer specially tailored itineraries, individually designed to meet your particular needs and interests, to or from anywhere throughout the Top End.

Combinations of 4WDs, light aircraft, helicopters, airboats, billabong and river cruises are utilized to enhance your complete personalised Top End experience.

The main mode of transport is luxurious air-conditioned 4WD vehicles. As tours often venture into remote areas the vehicles are fully equipped including radio or satellite telephones for emergencies, winches etc. The vehicles are licensed to carry 7 adult passengers, however, in the interest of passenger comfort and enjoyment we recommend a maximum of 4-6 adult passengers per vehicle.

Travel in comfort and style with sole use vehicle and sole use professional driver/guide to visit the Top End icons like Kakadu National Park, Litchfield National Park, Katherine Gorge (Nitmiluk) or any other Top End destination that may be of interest to you.

We use only the highest standard of available accommodation.