4.5 Day Darwin to Katherine via Kakadu
- Duration: 4 Days (approx.)
- Product code: 4DKK
Limited Departures between May to September so book early to avoid missing out!
Our journey today takes us across the Marrakai floodplains of the Adelaide River and on into Kakadu. Learn about the important wetland habitats as we visit Mamukala. View ancient Aboriginal rock art at Ubirr. Take in the spectacular scenery as we climb atop the rocky outcrop for majestic views of the Arnhemland sandstone plateau. We join the Guluyambi Cultural cruise on the East Alligator River to gain an amazing insight into local customs and dreamtime stories from the local Indigenous guide. We may even see a few Crocodiles! Travel to our overnight campsite at Garnarmarr campground. (LD)
Day 2 – Kakadu (BLD)
Time for a spot of real 4 Wheel driving today as we travel to Jim Jim and Twin Falls. After crossing the Jim Jim creek, we arrive at Twin Falls and cruise through the gorge, admiring the towering escarpment from the sandy beach. Arriving at Jim Jim Falls, walk through the monsoon forest and enjoy an invigorating swim in the plunge pool. Late afternoon we make our way back to our camp-site.
Day 3 – Kakadu (BLD)
This morning we visit Burrunguy (Nourlangie Rock) to view more ancient rock art before making our way to the southern region of the Park. Visit one our favourite waterfalls, Maguk (Barramundi Gorge). Nestled amongst the sandstone escarpment at the end of a paperbark lined creek. The rock pools above and the plunge pool below the falls provide a refreshing swim option. Arriving at Gunlom we set up camp and enjoy a refreshing swim in the Gunlom plunge pool A quick scramble back down the ridge before it gets too dark and enjoy another hearty meal.
Day 4 – Kakadu to Darwin (BL)
After breaking camp, hike to the top of the falls for a swim in the renowned ‘Infinity’ pool and spectacular scenic views. Enjoy another refreshing swim in the Gunlom plunge pool before setting off towards Katherine. Exiting Kakadu from the south we call in at the old gold mining town of Pine Creek and take in some of its history.
At Pine Creek you will transfer to the Greyhound Coach for your return to Darwin. Arrive back in Darwin at the Darwin Public Bus terminal at 5.20pm. You will have to make your own way back to Accommodation.