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5 Day Kakadu and Katherine 4WD Luxury Tour

Day 1 (L,D)

You will be collected from your Darwin accommodation at 7am for your private luxury 5 day 4WD Tour through Mary River, Kakadu and Nitmiluk National Parks.

We head south along the Stuart highway and along the Arnhem Highway into the Mary River wetlands region. Our destination today is Bamurru Plains, Australia's answer to the Okavango Delta, located on a 300km square private buffalo station, just west of Kakadu National Park, on the Mary River floodplains. Bamurru invites guests to share in a profusion of bird and wildlife right on their doorstep in a unique bush camp that exudes "Wild Bush Luxury" and brings a touch of style to the discovery pf a remote and beautiful wilderness.

En-route to the lodge, take a 1.5 hour cruise on the Wetlands. SpMary River Floodplainsecies of birds that can be found in the area include Gouldian Finch, Rufous Owl, Grey Goshawk, Great- Billed Heron, Black Bittern, Rainbow Pitta, Brolga, Jabiru, Kingfishers, Darters, Cormorants and Sea Eagles. 

After lunch we arrive at Bamurru Plains and you will now be looked after by their staff for the duration of your stay. Your Sacred Earth Safaris guide will be contactable by phone, if needed, but will not be on site at Bamurru.

After checking into your accommodation, you have the rest of the afternoon to relax and enjoy your surrounds or take a tour from your daily included activities).

Overnight accommodation- Safari bungalow with eco-friendly en-suite, a supremely comfortable bed (organic cotton linen, pillow menu) and decor reflecting the regions earlier indigenous, hunting and pastoral history. Each room has a cold water thermos, local flora and fauna reding materials, species list and binoculars.

Package includes chef prepared meals and beverages from a select open bar as well as daily guided wilderness safaris which may include airboat tours, open-top 4WD safaris, river cruises and wildlife viewing.

**packages withouKakadu birdlifet touring are also available and individual touring is available to book at the lodge itself **

Each of the 9 safari bungalows are built on stilts overlooking the floodplains frequented by  a myriad of birds and animal life. Mesh screen ceiling to floor walls provides an experience in which you can see, hear and almost touch the wildlife and wilderness around you. The alarm clock in the morning is the call of the Magpie Geese, after whom the camp is named, as the orange light of dawn spreads across the floodplains, all audible and visible without having to leave your bed.

Air conditioning can be provided, when booked in advance, though the lodges power is mainly solar generated, air conditioning requires extra generator capacity and a surcharge is applicable for this.

(2 night stay)

**An alternative to Bamurru Plains is Wildman Wilderness Lodge, which is also in the Mary River region **

Day 2 (B,D) 

Today is spent at Bamurru, with a range of activities available to you. Or simply relax.

Overnight accommodation- Bamurru Plains

Day 3 (B,L)


At 10am we depart Bamurru and 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.

Our first stop in Kakadu is Ubirr in the very north of the paNourlangie Rock artrk. Here we walk through galleries of ancient aboriginal rock art, which your guide will interpret. Also learn about bushtuckers and bush medicines before reaching the top of the plateau. Here we can relax and enjoy the panoramic view of the floodplains and Arnhemland escarpment.

Then onto 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.

Dinner this evening is at your own arrangement and expense (the hotel has a restaurant).

Overnight accommodation in Kakadu-Mercure Crocodile Hotel - Superior hotel room

Day 4 (B,L)

We start today at Maguk (Barramundi Gorge and falls). Termite mounds are abundant along the dirt road that takKakadu crocodilees us to the 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.

Departing Kakadu, we leave through the southern entrance and after a leg stretch at the historic mining town of Pine Creek, we head south to the township of Katherine.

Upon arrival into Katherine, we make our way out to Nitmiluk Gorge, home to 13 spectacular gorges, carved out of the rock by torrential summer rains, over millions of years.

Your accommodation this evening is at Cicada Lodge, where you will be drawn into the Dreaming world of the traditional owners, the Jawoyn People whilst still experiencing the highest levels of service and comfort. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted with a ‘Welcome to Jawoyn Country’ followed by an evening of tasting bush food canapés and drinks as the sun sets over the Katherine River.

Overnight accommodation- Cicada Lodge at Nitmiluk Gorge. Your package includes sunset drinks and canapes, arrival drinks and continental breakfast.

Day 5 (B,L)

This morning embrace the spirit of Nitmiluk as you fly back into the Dreamtime, to an authentic Indigenous art site.Nitmiluk Gorge

Landing beneath rock escarpments at your first out-of-the-way site you will feel a deep connection to the land, its history and the traditional landowners - the Jawoyn people, as your pilot/guide explains the rock art to you. Swimming at your very own pristine waterfall at the next landing site is a highlight on this trip, the rock pool is exclusively yours, guaranteed! 

There is no road access to these spectacular and secluded sites and you will certainly not find them on a map. As you return flying over a horizon that never ends you may even sight wild buffalo, donkeys and other wildlife.

**shorter helicopter flights are available as alternatives to the extended flight and other alternatives include a hands-on cultural experience for $75pp or a visit to Leilyn (Edith Falls) instead.

After lunch take the 2 hours cruise, viewing the beautiful scenery and discovering the customs of the traditional owners, the Jawoyn people. 

We head north again to Darwin, arriving at approximately 6pm and you will be dropped off at your accommodation.


B = Breakfast / L = Lunch / D = Dinner

This tour is only operated as a private charter (sole use of vehicle and driver guide) during the months of May- October only - please enquire for prices and further details.

**An alternative to Bamurru Plains is Wildman Wilderness Lodge, which is also in the Mary River region **


• Sole use of 4WD tour vehicle with professional driver guide and purpose built heavy duty trailer
• Meals as stated
• Accommodation, as listed

1.5 hour Mary River cruise

• Kakadu park entry Tickets

2 hour helicopter tour to a remote and exclusive rock art site
• 2 hour Nit Nit Dreaming cruise at Nitmiluk Gorge (Katherine Gorge)


• Pre & Post tour accommodation
• Travel insurance

Arrival / departure flights

• Alcohol 

Testimonial :

We had a great holiday ! Lot's of memories were made ! We loved David, he made it easy and took it all in his stride, the kids loved his stories which lead to endless questions for us to answer ! Doing the tour privately added so much less stress for us, i can imagine how much less we would have relaxed if we hired a car. The food, itinerary, OKA and laughs were all brilliant. We really hope to do another tour with you guys and i would not hesitate in recommending Sacred Earth. Everything i had hoped it would be, it was !!! Thanks you both. I will be in touch again when i need a fix of nature and vast skies. Rachel, travelled June 2015