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3 Day Kakadu Tour - Wildlife, Wetlands and Rock Art, Australia

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 3 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 9 people
Destination(s): Australia  
Specialty Categories: National Parks   Wildlife Viewing  
Season: May - October
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1800 Australian Dollar (AUD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2020 Australian Dollar (AUD)

With a small group of maximum of 9 passengers in a 4WD, experience Kakadu, the largest national park in Australia. View ancient Aboriginal rock paintings, swim in stunning waterfalls and cruise vast wetlands that are home to lot's of birds and huge crocodiles!

Highlights include:
- Cathedral termite mounds.
- Maguk (Barramundi Falls)and Gunlom waterfalls.
- 2 Hour Sunset Yellow Waters Cruise.
- Nourlangie Rock paintings site.
- Ubirr rock paintings site.

Day 1 (L).

You will be collected from your Darwin accommodation at 7.30 am for your 3 day Kakadu 4WD Tour. We head south along the Stuart highway and along the Arnhem highway into the wetlands region. Our destination is Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve. These wetlands have international significance because of their beauty and natural ecosystems. A great variety of fauna can be found here throughout the year as well as a large variety of birdlife. Then we make our way into World Heritage listed Kakadu National park.

After lunch, we then travel to the very north of the park to Ubirr, where we walk through galleries of ancient aboriginal rock art, which your guide will interpret. Also learn about bush tuckers and bush medicines before reaching the top of the plateau, where you can relax and enjoy the spectacular view over the floodplains and the Arnhemland escarpment. We finish the day with a look around the Bowali visitors information centre. Dinner tonight is at your own arrangement and expense and there are a couple of restaurants nearby to our accommodation.

Overnight accommodation – Anbinik Resort, fan- cooled Bush Bungalows with louvres, fridge, tea / coffee and private external en-suite- a few steps from your bungalow.

Or upgrade to an Anbinuk Suite (motel room style) with air-con, TV, fridge, tea / coffee, private outdoor deck and private en-suite (please note the shower is outdoor in your private courtyard), for an extra $70 per person twin share and $140 single, per night. Please enquire upon booking to avoid disappointment.

Or upgrade to a hotel room with en-suite at the Mercure Crocodile Hotel for an extra $125 per person twin share and $215 single, per night. Please enquire upon booking to avoid disappointment. Buffet breakfast is included with this option.

Day 2 (B,L).

After breakfast we make our way to Nourlangie Rock, an ancient Aboriginal shelter, where we will explore the area and the rock art. Your guide will lead you on an interpretive walk around the site, followed by Nawalandja lookout. The short hike to the lookout is rewarded by a magnificent view over the Arnhemland escarpment. Our next stop is Maguk (Barramundi Gorge and falls). Termite mounds are abundant along the dirt road that takes us to the Maguk car park and from there, we take a walk through a paperbark forest to reach the gorge. Once we reach the gorge and waterfall, we can have a refreshing swim in the plungepool.

Finally, late this afternoon, board the sunset Yellow Waters wetlands cruise. Yellow Waters billabong is located at the end of Jim Jim Creek, a tributary of the South Alligator River. This is the largest river system in Kakadu and contains extensive wetlands, including river channels, floodplains and backwater swamps. About one third of Australia's bird species are represented in Kakadu National Park, with at least 60 species found in these wetlands. There are also plenty of crocodiles in their natural habitat, and buffalo on the floodplains. Overnight accommodation – Anbinik Resort, fan-cooled Bush Bungalows or upgrade choice.

Day 3 (B,L).

Our first stop today is the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre, for an insight into the cultural heritage of the park. Then we travel to Gunlom (Waterfall Creek), in the very south of the park. After a scenic drive in, on an unsealed dirt road, we reach a large plunge pool at the base of the falls. You also have the option to take the walk to the top of the falls where pristine rockpools and a spectacular view await you. Departing Kakadu through the southern entrance, we now head north again, back to Darwin. We’ll arrive at approximately 6pm and you will be dropped off at your accommodation.

Member discount:
10% discount for InfoHub customer. Request a free gift certificate.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

This tour departs on Saturdays during the dry season (May-October). The cost is $1800 pp twin share, $1680 child (aged 10-15 years) and $2020 for own room. This tour can also be offered as a private tour (just your group)where you choose the departure date, accommodation and activities.

About This Supplier
Location: Australia
Joined InfoHub: May 2007

M16382 is a small, family owned and operated tour company, based in Darwin. We specialize in small group 4WD Kakadu tours, 4WD Kimberley tours, Pilbara tours, Uluru tours, Nullarbor tours,Outback South Australia and Flinders Ranges 4WD tours and personalized private charters throughout the Northern Territory, Kakadu,...

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