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AUTOPIA TOURS – 4 or 5 Day Kakadu Katherine Gorge 4WD Outback Adventure Tour – from $2260 p/P

TOUR DESCRIPTION

SEASON 01 May 2024 – 30 Oct 2024

HIGHLIGHTS
● Visit the World Heritage-Listed Kakadu National Park
● Explore Kakadu’s Aboriginal Cultural Centres
● On the border of Kakadu and Arnhem Land, guests will

experience a Guluyambi Cultural Cruise on the East Alligator River
● Watch for Crocs and Barramundi at *Cahills Crossing
● Breathtaking Aboriginal rock art and sunset views at
Ubirr Rock
● Be guided through two world-class Aboriginal rock art
sites Burrungkuy (Nourlangie) and Ubirr walk
(conditions/seasonality permitting)
● Adventure to Kakadu’s biggest waterfall *Jim Jim or
*Twin Falls (conditions/seasonality permitting)
● Relax and cool off at Barramundi Gorge (Maguk)
waterfall and serene plunge pool
● Enjoy the hospitality of Jabiru and Katherine
● Optional Katherine Gorge Cruise or helicopter flight
● Discover the cascading waterfalls of Edith Falls

*This itinerary is subject to change due to seasonal access permitting us from
entering certain areas pre and post the dry season. Please note the falls are
rarely open before late June. Highlights are a guideline only, Kakadu’s
diverse landscape and weather conditions mean a high amount of change
and flexibility in the itinerary is expected. Your expert guides will ensure the
most amazing adventure is had by all!

Twin Falls viewed from above during a helicopter tour.

Covering nearly 20,000 square kilometres, Kakadu National Park is teeming with wildlife, home to important Aboriginal rock art sites, and takes in diverse and exotic landscape.

TOUR DESCRIPTION

SEASON 01 May 2024 – 30 Oct 2024

Join us on an exclusive 4WD safari adventure of a lifetime showcasing the very best Kakadu National Park
has to offer. Discover some of the oldest and best-preserved Aboriginal Rock Art in the world, keep a
lookout for some of our prehistoric friends (crocodiles) as we cruise the river system by boat.
Visit spectacular waterfalls and cool off in some of the most beautiful natural plunge pools imaginable.
We’ll be exploring some truly spectacular countryside, amongst pockets of monsoon forest packed with
endemic species of flora and fauna. This fully accommodated tour has you relaxing indoors in comfort each
night after action-packed days of exploration, culture, and unmatched vistas.

Day 1: Darwin – Kakadu National Park

Start your adventure by departing from Darwin and head out to the Wetlands Region where the
magnificent scenery of the top ends starts to be on show. Along the way we have ample opportunity to
spot a huge range of Top End birdlife, not to mention some fresh and salty apex predators… crocodiles!
We journey on to Kakadu National Park where our home for the next two nights in Jabiru awaits. The Bowali
Visitor Centre offers a beautiful introduction to the Park’s landscape and wildlife and we take time to soak it
in, before checking into our local accommodation. After some relaxation we journey north to *Cahills
Crossing on the border of Kakadu and Arnhem Land. Here we embark on a cultural tour of a lifetime –
cruising down the East Alligator River on the border of Kakadu and Arnhem Land to experience the
dreamtime stories of the area, majestic birdlife and of course hope to see crocodiles along where they and
the locals aim to catch some barramundi! We will visit one of the best preserved collections of Aboriginal
Rock Art in the world at Ubirr rock upon sunset. This incredibly significant site showcases many styles of Rock
Art and allows us to climb up high for a sunset that will blow you away looking out over the Nadab
Floodplain. We head home back to Jabiru for dinner and a comfortable night’s accommodation.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accom: Anbinik Kakadu Resort (either Shared 6Packs, Cabins or Private Anbinik Suites) or similar
Driving Distance: 420km
Hike Distance and Grading: 1km loop Grade 2-3

Day 2: Jim Jim or Twin Falls – Jabiru Return

Jim Jim or Twin Falls are probably two of the most famous and stunning locations within Kakadu. Depending
on seasonal factors and cultural observations we will visit one of these amazing waterfalls situated at the
bottom of an adventurous 4WD road. Please be aware, access to the falls is seasonal with conditions
permitting, and at least a moderate to high level of fitness and agility is required to undertake this walk. We
hike out to the huge plunge pool and accompanying beach area where you can enjoy plenty of time to
cool off surrounded by thick monsoon forest framed by magnificent rock escarpments. We head back
home with an opportunity to stop at the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre where you have time to
delve into the culture of Kakadu and gain deeper insight into the stories, flora and fauna of this World
Heritage Listed National Park.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accom: Anbinik Kakadu Resort (either Shared 6Packs, Cabins or Private Anbinik Suites) or similar
Driving Distance: 250km
Hike Distance and Grading: 4 km Grade 6

Day 3: Jabiru – Katherine

This morning we discover Burrungkuy (Nourlangie) Rock, Kunwarddewardde Lookout and have the potential
to explore surrounding areas of Nawurlandja Lookout and Anbangbang Billabong. Burrungkuy (Nourlangie)
Rock features incredible Aboriginal Rock Art and dreamtime stories of the Bininj people. Another 4WD track
awaits us as we travel south and enjoy a picnic lunch at the plunge pool of Barramundi Gorge (Maguk)
Waterfall, one of the most picturesque and pristine waterfalls in Kakadu. Please note at least a moderate
level of fitness and agility is required here with flat pathways combining with rocky crossings leading you to
the plunge pool through the monsoon forest. After our 2km walk, swim and lunch, we head to Nitmiluk
National Park before heading into tonight’s accommodation in Katherine to relax and enjoy the local
hospitality.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accom: Knotts Crossing Resort (either Shared Cabins or Private Suites) or similar
Driving Distance: 420km
Hike Distance and Grading: 1.5km Grade 3

Day 4: Katherine – Darwin

It’s an early start today to reach Nitmiluk National Park Katherine Gorge for a 2 hour boat tour (your own
expense, around $120) or a hike along the sheer rock walls (1.4km to 4.8km return). If your interested in doing
a scenic helicopter flight there are a range of options available to take in the spectacular views of Nitmiluk
Katherine Gorge, the Arnhem Land escarpment and local wildlife. We will then be making our way towards
the beautiful Edith Falls for further relaxation in picture perfect Top End surroundings with a picnic lunch,
clear water and a welcome chance to cool off! We’ll have you back in Darwin in time for you to meander
down the famous Mindil Markets or spend a relaxing night at your accommodation reflecting on all the
adventures you’ve had and new friends you’ve made.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Options: Scenic helicopter flights, Katherine Gorge Cruise (at guest’s own expense)
Driving Distance: 470km
Hike Distance and Grading: 2km Grade 2-4 depending on the walk embarked. Main pool (when open) is a
short walk with low grade. Upper pools requires a reasonably steep climb and descent, and at least a
moderate level of fitness and agility.

*Autopia Tours reserves the right to alter the route or itinerary schedule during seasonal weather fluctuations
and/or during park closures due to traditional land owner ceremonies.

INCLUSIONS
● 3 Nights’ Resort Accommodation (Kakadu Jabiru x2, Katherine x1)
● Includes: 3 x Breakfast, 4 x Lunch, 3 x Dinner
● Aboriginal culture and rock art viewing
● Cultural Boat Cruise on East Alligator River
● Kakadu Park pass entry fees
● Guided bush walks (~12km, grade 2-6)
● Accredited outback driver-guide
● Air-conditioned 4WD off-road mini-coach travel
● Comprehensive tour commentary
● Selected Darwin inner-city pick-up/drop-off points

EXCLUSIONS
● Any meals not indicated in the itinerary
● Travel insurance is highly recommended
● Hotel transfers pre/post tour itinerary to a nominated pickup point.
● Personal expenses

WHAT TO BRING
● 3L Refillable water bottle
● Hat, sunglasses & sunscreen
● Beach towel & toiletries
● Bathers or swimwear
● Comfortable sturdy hiking shoes (closed shoes)
● All-weather clothing (extreme conditions day/night)
● 15kg overnight bag & small day pack
● Tropical strength insect repellent
● Mosquito or fly net (summer months)
● Flashlight, headlamp or torch
● Recharge power bank limited access
● Money for snack and meals
● Camera

BLACK OUT DATES
● Closed over the wet season (01NOV-30APR)

 

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