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Kakadu’s Ancient Secrets

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Venture to Australia’s Top End, through the untamed wilderness and wetlands of Kakadu – an ancient landscape of billabongs, gorges and hidden canyons teeming with spectacular wildlife. Embark on an Inspiring Journey to the haunt of the Lightning Man, Aboriginal clans and the mighty crocs that roam Kakadu’s floodplains.


  • Spot wildlife at Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks
  • Sunset walk at Ubirr
  • Cruise along the beautiful Mary and Katherine Rivers
  • Discover Aboriginal rock art and culture
  • View the breathtaking Gunlom and Wangi Falls

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Your Small Group Tour

Day 1: Litchfield National Park & Mary River

Begin your epic Top End adventure in the sleepy city of Darwin, where you’ll meet your local Travel Director and Driver Guide and board the luxury 4WD vehicle. Your brush with Australia’s natural treasures begins in Litchfield National Park. Hear how the local Aboriginal people’s ancestral spirits have shaped the landscape, before embarking on a cross-country journey along the rugged Marrakai Track (seasonally accessible) to the Mary River Wetlands. Tonight, stay in private, permanent safari tents.

Hotel: Wildman Wilderness Lodge, Mary River
Meals: Lunch & Dinner

Day 2: Kakadu

Wake up with the wildlife of Mary River and head to Corroboree Billabong, where you’ll board a wildlife cruise in the company of a local guide to explore its floodplains and spot the creatures that find sanctuary in its lotus-covered waters. Journey into the tropical depths of the iconic Kakadu National Park next, stopping at Bowali Visitor Centre. Prime your adventurer legs this afternoon for a sunset walk at the rock art galleries of Ubirr. Perched atop Nadab Lookout, watch the sun dip into the lush Kakadu floodplains.

Hotel: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, Jabiru
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Katherine Gorge

Enjoy a leisurely start to your day or take to the skies on an early morning scenic flight over Kakadu and Arnhem Land (own expense) before venturing to Nourlangie to admire the ancient Dreamtime art of the Bininj and Mungguy people that is said to span 20,000 years. Continue cross-country to Gunlom Falls - hike to the top of the falls rewarded with a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear plunge pool. Enjoy lunch in the shade of rustling gum trees before you continue to Nitmiluk National Park, where you’ll stay tonight in a five-star eco-lodge.

Hotel: Cicada Lodge, Nitmiluk National Park, Katherine, 2 nights
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Katherine

The hypnotic rhythms of the didgeridoo take centre stage this morning as you meet Manuel Pamkal and share in his passion for the rich traditional culture into which he was born. Learn about life in the bush and experience first-hand the fine art of rarrk painting using a special reed brush, after which you’ll create your very own masterpiece to take home. Later, board a special Highlight Dinner cruise and learn about the history and culture of the local Jawoyn people.

Hotel: Cicada Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Farewell from Darwin

A leisurely start to the day could see you relaxing at the lodge or embarking on a walk. Later, leave the wilderness behind and journey north along the Stuart Highway, stopping to cool off in the cascading waters of Edith Falls. Next, continue to Adelaide River War Cemetery and pay homage to the heroes who gave their lives in the service and defence of Australia. Bid farewell to this Inspiring Journey as you return to the tropical Northern Territory capital of Darwin.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

5 Day Small Group Tour NOW - from £1,975

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*Early Bird Discount - Save 10% on new bookings until 31st January 2019 on departures between 28th April and 6th October 2019. More departure dates are available at a different price, please speak to a consultant for more information. Subject to availability, seasonal variations may apply.

Fitness Level Moderate: You’ll travel in 4WD vehicles. The walk to the top of Gunlom Falls is difficult in nature and may not be suitable for all guests. There is an easier walk with plunge pool access available as an alternative.

Your Small Group Experience

We are proud to partner with AAT Kings to provide first class touring across Australia. Our experienced guides will make sure you don’t miss a thing.

Your small group tour includes:

  • Sightseeing, walks and activities
  • Luxury air conditioned coach travel
  • En suite hotel accommodation
  • First class dining experiences
  • 4 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 4 dinners
  • Complimentary refreshments throughout the journey
  • Off the beaten track touring
  • Return airport transfers
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