Top End Adventure
Escape to the spectacular Outback in the Northern Territory for 5 days of adventure. The Top End is famous for its beautiful national parks, native wildlife, freshwater swimming holes, waterfalls and abundance of wildlife. Experience Aboriginal culture, the rugged scenery of the Outback and bonfires under a million stars. Visit Kakadu National Park, Katherine Gorge and Nitmiluk National Park with a range of activities on both land and water.
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Top End Adventure Departure and Price
|Departure Date 2018||Availability||Price from AUD per person|
|3 April||Departure Guaranteed||$1,495|
|13 April||Departure Guaranteed||$1,495|
|20 April||Departure Guaranteed||$1,495|
Pricing is in AUD per person, all pricing is 'from' the listed price
Pricing is correct for exchange rates on 24/10/17 and can change at any time.
Tour not family specific but will cater for families.
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- MEALS: 4 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 4 Dinners
- ACCOMMODATION: 3 nights Permanent tented camp (shared facilities), 1 night Camping (shared facilities)
- TRANSPORT: All Terrain vehicle
- Mary River cruise
- Pudakul Cultural Experience
- Jim Jim Falls Walk
- Twin Falls Walk
- Twin Falls Gorge River Cruise
- Maguk (Barramundi Gorge)
- Pine Creek Gold-Mining Centre
- Edith Falls
- Buley Rockholes
- Florence Falls
- Litchfield National Park
- Wangi Falls
- Flights or Travel to Darwin
- Accommodation in Darwin
- Drinks and other items of a personal nature
- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner when not specified
- Entrance fees and excursions not specified
- Travel insurance
- Sleeping Bag, Pillow, bedding, toiletries
This tour offers basic conditions and accommodation which is all part of the adventure. You will be sleeping in outback camping grounds and permanent tented sites. Everyone pitches in to help with meal preparation and cleaning.
Remember Australia is a BIG country, there will be some driving on this tour to cover the distances between sites, this is a good time to relax, read, chat or nap – it is your holiday after all!
This tour requires moderate fitness as there is a lot of walking involved, some hikes are longer and more challenging than others. Walking allows you to truly enjoy the surrounding nature.
Temperatures in the Top End can be extreme, days can be hot and evenings cool. You will require appropriate clothing for sun protection and drink lots of water. Nights may require layers and warm clothing with a sleeping bag at certain times of year.
As this tour spends very little time in Darwin, I would highly recommend allowing a few days before or after the tour to explore beautiful Darwin. There is so much to see and do in Darwin; you must explore the famous Mindel Markets on Thursday Nights, go early to see the sunset and then try all the exotic food on offer. The Darwin Yacht Club is also a local favourite for dinner and sunset drinks.
The Darwin Museum offers fascinating history of the devastation of Darwin by Cyclone Tracey in 1974, Box Jellyfish and of course the famous ‘Sweetheart’ crocodile. Fish Feeding at Doctors Gully Aquascene is lots of fun the kids will love, Casuarina Shopping Centre offers air-conditioned shopping if you need a break from the heat, or just wander along the Esplanade amongst the tropical foliage.
Departure TimeCommences Day 1 Darwin 6:50am
Return TimeConcludes Day 5 Darwin 6:00pm
Dress CodeSturdy, comfortable walking shoes, comfortable sun safe clothing, warmer layers for night time
IncludedTop End AdventureLocal TaxesActivitiesTransport between destinationsDinnerLunchEntry FeesAccommodationPersonal GuideBreakfast
Not IncludedGratuitiesAirport TransfersFlightsDeparture Taxes
Day 1: Mary River Wetland and Ubirr
- Depart Darwin 06:50am
- After meeting your group and leader this morning, leave Darwin and travel into Wulna Country, where you'll receive a Cul Cul ('Welcome to Country') by the traditional owners of the land, the Limilngan-Wulna people.
- Learn about their ancient culture as you enjoy bush tucker talks, didgeridoo demonstrations and basket weaving.
- Next stop is the Mary River wetlands system, which has the highest concentration of saltwater crocodiles in the southern hemisphere.
- Get close to these ‘salties’ and other wild creatures on a billabong cruise.
- Late in the afternoon arrive into Ubirr in time for sunset, seeing the vivid Aboriginal rock art that dates back over 20,000 years. In the evening head to your overnight camp in Kakadu where the group will have dinner.
- Total Drive 350km, 6hrs
- Total Walking 1.5hrs
- Meals: L,D
Day 2: Kakadu National Park
- Early this morning after breakfast, travel by 4WD to the Twin Falls.
- Experience this spectacular gorge aboard a boat cruise that’s operated by the national park, with a walk along the boardwalk afterwards.
- Unwind and relax on the sandy banks before heading to explore Jim Jim Falls.
- After a quick lunch break, take in the views of this natural wonder before taking a challenging walk to the base of the falls.
- Here you can choose to swim or relax on the beach, enjoying the spectacular scenery, before making the short drive to your overnight bush camp.
- Total Drive 120km, 4hrs
- Total Walking 2.5hrs
- Meals: B,L,D
Day 3: Kakadu to Nitmiluk National Park
- After breakfast, head to either Maguk (Barramundi Gorge) or Gunlom Falls and cool off with a dip in the plunge pools.
- Visit the historic gold-mining centre of Pine Creek and head further south after lunch.
- Journey for around three hours in a private vehicle to your campsite on the doorstep of Nitmiluk National Park.
- Once comfortable, have dinner with the group before relaxing in your tent for the night.
- Total Drive 340km, 5.5hrs
- Total Walking 1.5hrs
- Meals: B,L,D
Day 4: Katherine Gorge
- Spend the morning at the magnificent Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park.
- Perhaps take a cruise along the gorge or rent a kayak and paddle downstream.
- These options are seasonal and at your own expense.
- In the afternoon, head off to Edith Falls where you can cool down with a refreshing swim in the huge rock pools.
- Continue on to the edge of Litchfield National Park. Settle down for the night in a snug camp and enjoy dinner with your group.
- Total Drive 350km, 4.5hrs
- Total Walking 3.5hrs
- Meals: B,L,D
Day 5: Litchfield National Park / Darwin
- Once you’ve had breakfast, head into Litchfield National Park.
- Filled with waterholes, creeks and waterfalls, it’s the perfect place to soak up the tranquillity of the tropics.
- Visit the gateway of Florence Falls, the popular Wangi Falls and the refreshing waters of the Buley Rockholes.
- Enjoy a picnic lunch, stroll through steamy rainforests and cool off with a dip in one of Litchfield's swimming holes.
- In the afternoon, take the two-hour drive back to Darwin where your trip ends.
- Enjoy an optional night out with the group if you decide to stay in Darwin for the night.
- Total Driving 250km, 3.5hrs
- Total Walking 1hr
- Meals: B,L
- Tour Ends in Darwin
- Start planning your next amazing family holiday
The Top End is the ultimate Outback Tropical experience, beautiful waterholes and amazing wildlife.
The Top End is famous for its beautiful national parks, native wildlife, freshwater swimming holes, waterfalls and abundance of wildlife. Experience Aboriginal culture, the rugged scenery of the Outback and bonfires under a million stars.
- $99 per person required as deposit at time of booking - deposit can change depending on tour booked.
- Remainder of booking required 30 days prior to departure
- All cancellations must be submitted in writing
- Full Cancellation details will be supplied upon booking.
- No-shows: No-shows will be charged in full, as it is normal practice for suppliers to charge for services under these circumstances.
- Min 1 Passenger, Max 16 passengers
- 1. Tour commences in Darwin on day 1 at 6:50am and finishes in Darwin day 5 at approx 6pm. 2. Onward travel from Darwin must be booked for the following day. 3. Strict luggage limit of 10kg applies in Kakadu excess luggage can be stored at Darwin accommodation. 4. This trip requires a sleeping bag during the cooler months of May to October.