3 Day Kakadu 4WD Tour
You will be collected from your Darwin accommodation at 8am for your 3 day Kakadu 4WD Tour.
We head south along the Stuart 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 you'll take a cultural tour at Pudakal Cultural Tours. This is a fully Aboriginal owned and operated family business and the 2 hour tour gives you an opportunity to engage with local Aboriginal people, the environment and wildlife, learn basket making, dilly bag making and the techniques used in the process. have go at throwing spear or blowing a didgeridoo, play the clapsticks and learn about our local bush food and medicine. You will be served with damper (bush bread) and tea after the experience.
After lunch, we make our way into World Heritage listed Kakadu national Park. Kakadu is the largest National park in Australia, has some of the world's finest rock art and a variety of habitats, including floodplains and savannah woodlands.
We 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
Upgrade to an Anbinik Suite (motel style room) 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 disapointment.
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.
(2 night stay)
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 ite, 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 rad that takes us to the Maguk car park and from here, 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 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. These 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 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 plungepool at the base of the falls. You also have the option to take the walk to the top of the falls, where pristine rock pools 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.
B = Breakfast / L = Lunch / D = Dinner
3 Day Kakadu 4WD Tour- Tour code SESTE3
In 2021, this tour departs from Darwin on saturdays from 1st May- 30th Sept
AUD $1899 PER ADULT, TWIN SHARE
$1735 PER CHILD TWIN SHARE
$2119 PER PERSON SINGLE
Subject to availability, including GST and valid until 30/09/2021
There are no departures on June 26th, July 3rd and July 10th 2021
Child age 8 - 15 years
**solo travellers must have single safari tent/ room, unless twin share of the same sex can be found. Solo travellers can also request single room and pay the single supplement**
Maximum 6 passengers
• Seat in 4WD vehicle, with professional driver guide
• Meals, as stated
• 2 hour Aboriginal cultural experience
• 2 nights Bush Bungalow accommodation
• Sunset Yellow Waters cruise
• Kakadu National Park entry fee
• Arrival / departure flights
• Travel insurance
• Pre and post tour accommodation in Darwin
• Upgrades to alternative accommodation while on tour- extra charge is involved and they're subject to availability
Itinerary is exclusive to Sacred Earth Safaris and is subject to availability, road, weather and cultural conditions.
Please enquire for private charter prices and details.
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