Guided Walking Holiday
JABIRU | UBIRR | JIM JIM FALLS | NITMILUK NATIONAL PARK | KATHERINE GORGE | LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK | BATCHELOR
Experience Kakadu National Park, Litchfi eld and Katherine Gorge (Nitmiluk National Park) on this active yet relaxed 8 day tour. Staying in a range of comfortable accommodation, from motel-style rooms to apartments and cabins, this tour is a wonderful way to explore this remote and spectacular area.
- See amazing Aboriginal rock art that tells their history in a unique and interesting way
- Kakadu National park for amazing wildlife and habitats
- Amazing gorges and pristine swimming holes
Day 1 : Darwin to Jabiru (3km walk)
Depart Darwin early this morning for Mamukala Wetlands in the World heritage-listed Kakadu National Park. A short walk to spot wetland birds in this refuge then drive to Jabiru, where you stay four nights.
Day 2 : Bardedjilidji Walk, Ubirr rock art site, Guluyambi Cultural Cruise (10km walk)
Today explore the Ubirr area of Kakadu National Park. Head to the Ubirr rock art sites and learn more about the local Aboriginal stories and history. In the afternoon take extended Guluyambi cruise. After a short cruise up the East Alligator River join an Aboriginal guide and on foot visit remote and restricted rock art sites in Arnhem land before returning by boat.
Day 3 : Nourlangie rock art site and Barrk Walk (14km walk)
Drive to the Nourlangie rock art site and see some of the most breathtaking Aboriginal rock art paintings in the area. Then embark on the Barrk Walk around the Nourlangie escarpment.
Day 4 : Jim Jim and Twin Falls (3km walk)
Head south and journey deep into Kakadu National Park, where you will have the opportunity to explore the trickling leftovers of the wet season. An exhilarating four wheel drive and ferry ride brings you to the bottom of the cascading Twin Falls. In the afternoon continue to Jim Jim Falls.
Day 5 : Maguk (Barramundi Gorge), Nitmiluk NP (Edith Falls area) to Katherine (6km walk)
Walk to Maguk Falls and then Leave Kakadu behind and head south towards Nitmiluk National Park, in the Edith Falls area. After another short walk and swim in the Edith Falls continue to Katherine.
Day 6 : Katherine Gorge and Butterfly Gorge walk in Nitmiluk NP (12km walk)
A short drive will take you to Katherine Gorge. Your walk starts with a climb up the escarpment as far as Butterfly Gorge, a little haven for the local butterflies in amongst a little pocket of rainforest. From Butterfly Gorge you will make your way along the escarpment towards the Southern Rockhole. End a wonderful day with a short boat ride up the Katherine River back to Nitmiluk Visitor Centre.
Day 7 : Katherine to Litchfield NP (4km walk)
Today you make your way up north to Litchfield National Park. Leave the crowds behind as you make your way to Tjaynera Falls in the Sandy Creek area. A scenic walk will take you through savannah woodland to a usually un-crowded plunge pool surrounded by paperbark trees. Here you will have time to enjoy a leisurely swim before heading to the iconic Magnetic Termite Mounds. After this settle in at your cabin style accommodation in Batchelor for our last night.
Day 8 : Litchfield National Park and Return to Darwin (9km walk)
Today there are lots of options for various short walks to different waterfalls and billabongs around Litchfield National Park. One of these will be Wangi Falls. Walks will be amongst pockets of monsoonal rainforest, cycads, paper bark trees, savannah woodlands and rocky outcrops. Darwin is a short drive and arrival is around 6.30pm.