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Important commentary on Covid-19

For all travellers joining an Odyssey small group tour we ask for respect for all member of the group and yourself and the communities we are visiting and that:

  1. If requested by Odyssey Traveller you will undertake to take a Covid-19 test and share the result with Odyssey no more than 72 hours before a tour commences.
  2. You respect the communities you are visiting and the Covid-19 directions issued including social distancing.
  3. You will advise your program leader/Odyssey of any underlying change in your health whilst on tour and up to 14 days after the tour.
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Travellers should also familiarise themselves with our Peace of mind travel policy for Covid-19 as well as the terms and conditions applicable at the time of booking.

Darwin and Kakadu small group tour

Odyssey Traveller is pleased to announce that we are now offering a tour of Kakadu and the Northern Territory. Australia's largest national park, Kakadu is a place of rare majesty, a land of rugged red escarpments, lush rainforest, and thundering waterfalls; inhabited for over 60,000 years by the world's oldest living culture. Kakadu covers almost 20,000 square kilometres, and is a place of incredible ecological and biological diversity, home to one-third of Australia's bird species and one-quarter of its freshwater and estuarine fish species.

This, like all Odyssey Traveller small group tours is limited to 12 people.

This Odyssey Traveller small group tour is designed for mature and senior travellers, in couples or travelling solo. Our escorted tours are designed for mature travellers who want an in-depth and informed experience of their travel destination. Since 1983, we have specialised in bringing Australian travellers to the world: now, our goal is to let you again rediscover your own country.

Our Kakadu tour lasts for fourteen days, allowing you to delve into the vast array of ecosystems offered by the national park in a way not possible on your typical Kakadu day tour. Beginning and ending in Darwin, we spend six nights in Kakadu National Park, and three nights in Arnhem Land (to be confirmed according to current public health directives). On our tour of the Northern Territory's Top End, we also make trips to the historic town of Pine Creek, the sandstone formations of Litchfield National Park, the Territory Wildlife Park, and the Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve, within the Mary River Wetlands. Our Litchfield tour will take you to pristine Buley Rockhole and the iconic Cathedral Termite Mounds, which can also be seen in the southern part of Kakadu.

In 1981, Kakadu National Park was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the first Australian sites to achieve this recognition. UNESCO describes Kakadu as 'a living cultural landscape with exceptional natural and cultural values,' including its extreme biodiversity, the incredible collection of Aboriginal art, and diverse array of ecosystems. Our tour takes you through all three facets of Kakadu, learning about the geology and biodiversity of the park while paying homage to its vibrant Aboriginal culture and history.

Landforms of Kakadu:

At 19,804 km squared, Kakadu National Park protects a region roughly the size of Wales, a third the size of Tasmania, and half the size of Switzerland. It ranges from mangrove-fringed tidal flats bordering Van Diemen Gulf to the north, through floodplains to the spectacular cliffs of the Arnhem Land escarpment. The park protects four major river systems, including the East Alligator River, the West Alligator River, the Wildman River, and the entire South Alligator River, and an extraordinary range of environments.

Ecologically, Kakadu is regarded as having six distinct landforms:

  • the sandstone escarpments of the Arnhem Land plateau, also known as 'stone country', which reaches highs of 330 metres,
  • Southern Hills and Basins, located in the south of the park, consisting of alluvial plains and volcanic rock
  • lowlands, undulating plains consisting primarily of laterite soils
  • floodplains serving as drainage for the four rivers, rich in flora and fauna
  • estuaries and tidal flats, covered in mangrove swamps
  • and 'outliers', areas of the plateau which were once islands in an inland sea

The geological history of southern and northern Kakadu are distinct. The oldest known rocks in Kakadu are some of the oldest in the world, formed 2.5 billion years ago, while the Arnhem Land plateau was laid down 1.6 billion years ago.

The escarpment wall - spectacular sheer red cliffs separating the Arnhem Land plateau from the lowlands below - is one of the defining features of Kakadu National Park. Around 140 million years ago, most of Kakadu was under a shallow sea, with the escarpment wall forming sea cliffs. Some of the most dramatic points can be seen today at Gunlom, Jim Jim and Twin Falls.

The sandstone 'outliers' were separated from the plateau between 500 to 140 million years ago, thanks to the erosion of older sandstone into sea cliffs. They would have been islands in the inland sea.

By contrast, Kakadu's lowlands are a relatively young landscape, dynamic environments which are continually reshaped by sand and silt being eroded from rocks and being carried by wet season waters.

Ecosystems of Kakadu:

Each of Kakadu's landforms is home to its own distinct ecosystems, shaped by the dramatic seasonal changes. While settlers describe the landscape in terms of 'wet' and 'dry', the Bininj/Mungguy people recognise six distinct seasons:

  • Gudjewg, or monsoon season is the 'true' wet season. Lasting from December to March, gudjewg is defined by electrifying thunderstorms, heavy rain and flooding, and vivid green landscapes.
  • Banggerreng ('knock 'em down storm season') in April marks the point at which the rain ends and clear skies are seen, as the floodwater recedes into streams. The 'knock 'em down storms' refer to the violent, windy storms at the start of April, which flatten the spear grass of Kakadu's lowlands.
  • Yegge is a cooler but still humid season, lasting from May to mid-June, in which early morning mists hang over the plains and waterholes.
  • Wurrgeng, from mid-June to mid-August, is the 'cold weather time', in which humidity is low and the floodplains dry out.
  • Gurrung, mid-August to mid-October, is hot and dry, with temperatures reaching up to 37 degrees.
  • Gunumeleng is the pre-Monsoon season, lasting from mid-October to mid-December. Humidity is high, with storms building in the mid-afternoon. This season is often referred to as the 'build up' in the Kimberley.

In total, Kakadu is home to more than 2,000 plant species. The lowlands are dominated by Savannah woodlands, consisting primarily of eucalypts and tall grasses. Eucalypt forests here are among the largest tracts of virgin eucalyptus in Australia. Trees here are heavily influenced by the intense seasonality, growing during the wet season and developing a variety of coping mechanisms for the long dry. Other plants found here include the Billy Goat plum, which bears edible fruits noted for a high content of vitamin C, turkey bush, which bears pink-purple flowers during the drier seasons, and Swamp banksia, the only banksia found in the Top End.

The Southern hills and basins are home to a number of uncommon and endemic species, thanks to their ancient geology. The most notable plant here is the hills salmon gum, which develops a beautiful salmon-coloured bark after shedding the old, white bark. Other trees here include the freshwater mangrove, known as the 'itchy tree', and the silver-leafed paperbark. Water pandanus grows along freshwater streams, and yellow bladderwort along sandy creek banks.

Plants growing among the rugged escarpments of stone country must survive extremely hot, waterless conditions for much of the year. Reduction grasses are well adapted to these conditions, dehydrating in the absence of moisture, and springing to life within twenty-four hours of rain. Other plants, such as the Allosyncarpia evergreen and sandstone pandanus grow only in the sandstone areas of Kakadu and Arnhem Land.

The tidal flats are primarily lined with mangrove forests and samphire flats, with pockets of monsoon forest.

The floodplains and wetlands undergo dramatic seasonal changes, with the landscape flooded following wet season rains. In areas where the landscape is flooded for several months, grasses and sedge rushes dominate, while mangroves, pandanus and paperbarks are found on higher ground.

Kakadu is also home to a number of endemic animals. The park is home to over 77 species of mammals (nearly a quarter of Australia's land mammals), 271 species of birds (more than one-third of Australian bird life), 132 reptiles, 27 frogs, 314 fish species and over 10,000 species of insect. This includes over 75 threatened species - likely more than any other Australian nature reserve.

The extensive floodplains are listed as a Ramsar wetland of international importance. In the wet, saltwater crocodiles head inland, while the dry season sees an array of waterbirds, including magpie geese, green pygmy geese, the Burdekin duck, and the wandering whistling duck congregate on billabongs within the park. Kakadu is a major staging point for migratory birds, many of which come from the sub-Arctic region.

Mammals commonly seen within the park include eight species of macropod (kangaroo), most notably agile wallabies and antilopine wallaroos, and the 'stone country'-endemic black wallaroo. You will likely hear the howls of dingoes at night, or glimpse them as you travel through the park. Sugar gliders, northern quolls and bandicoots all hide through the day, but you may be able to spot one as it searches for food at night.

Aboriginal history of Kakadu:

The traditional owners of Kakadu are the Bininj/Mungguy people, who have lived in this country for up to 60, 000 years. Kakadu is believed to be one of the first areas settled by the indigenous people of Australia, with excavations by University of Queensland researchers at the Madjedbebe rockshelter in Kakadu suggesting that the area was inhabited 65, 000 years ago. These archaeological sites revealed stone axes, seed-grinding tools, stone points (likely used as spear tips), and ochre - the oldest ground-edge stone axe technology in the world.

'Bininj' is the name for Aboriginal peoples of the north of the park, and Mungguy in the south. In the time before European settlement, twelve languages were spoken in the Kakadu area. Today, only three - Gun-djeihmi, Kun-winjku and Jawoyn - are spoken on a regular basis, and most Aboriginal people in the area speak two or more languages. The Bininj/Mungguy people further divided into 19 clan, or family groups. All people, plants, animals, songs, dances, ceremonies and land are divided into two kinship groups, or 'moieties': Duwa or Yirridja. The two 'moieties' are in turn divided into eight 'skin' groups, which govern the way people relate to one another.

Like Aboriginal peoples elsewhere, the Bininj/Mungguy shaped the landscape in which they lived. They managed the country with fire, lighting fires year-round, but particularly during yegge and wurrgeng. Fire promoted suitable habitats for a range of different plants and animals, and protected food resources such as yams from later, more dangerous, natural fires. They knew the plants that surrounded them intimately: in 1985, Kakadu elders were able to name 420 scarp species, including several not yet known to science, and detailed the behaviour of each (Gammage, The Biggest Estate on Earth, 288-289).

The Bininj/Mungguy built stringy-bark shelters near billabongs, rock shelters in 'rock country', and houses on stilts in the wet season. Their regular diet included an array of fruits, including kakadu plum (anmorlak), red bush apple (andjarduk), and blackcurrent bush (andjurrugumarlba). The roots of water lilies were ground into a paste and baked in ground ovens to form cakes. The Bininj/Mungguy also fished barramundi, saratoga, and freshwater mussel out of Kakadu's extensive waterways.

Kakadu National Park is home to an extensive collection of ancient Aboriginal rock art. The park boasts over 5, 000 known rock art sites, with some archaeologists believing that there might be up to 15, 000 total sites in the park. Some of these rock paintings are up to 20, 000 years old, constituting one of the longest historical records of any group of people in the world. As UNESCO points out, 'it provides a window into human civilisation in the days before the last ice age' (which ended around 11, 700 years ago).

For the Bininj/Mungguy, the first paintings were done by creation spirits, who then taught the Bininj how to paint. They painted by crushing minerals - including ochre, charcoal, haematite, limonite, goethite, kaolin (pipeclay) and huntite on stone palettes, mixing it with water to create a paste, and using human hair, reeds and feathers as brushes.

The styles of painting found in Kakadu National Park evolved over the site's long history. The earliest paintings, during the last ice age, include naturalistic portrayals of animals (including some now extinct), and human figures - simple stick figures with boomerangs, heavily ornamented figures, and northern running figures, small figures common to Kakadu. The 'Estuarine Period', from the Ice Age to 2000 years ago, saw the beginning of x-ray art, which portrays the internal organs and bone structures of animals. More recently, rock art has depicted the arrival in Australia of Macassan fishermen from Sulawesi and other parts of the Indonesian archipelago, with depictions of their ships, guns and knives among spears and spear throwers, and the arrival of Europeans to Australia by ship.

Other artworks depict creation ancestors important to the Bininj/Mungguy, including Namarrkon, who is responsible for the violent lightning storms that occur each summer, and the Rainbow Serpent, who created the waterholes and rock passages of Kakadu, creating a habitat for all beings.

While a number of rock art sites are closed off to visitors due to their spiritual importance to the Bininj/Mungguy, extraordinary collections can be seen at Nourlangie Rock and Ubirr Rock.

Today the Bininj/Mungguy work collaboratively with Parks Australia to manage Kakadu National Park. Thanks to the Bininj/Mungguy, every Kakadu park ranger has been trained in traditional Aboriginal land management practices, such as seasonal burning to prevent devastating bushfires later in the year.

Tour Kakadu with Odyssey Traveller:

Odyssey Traveller's trip to Kakadu includes several nights hotel/lodge and safari camp accommodation - we will not be camping. The tour price also includes breakfast, lunch (most likely a picnic lunch) and dinner.

The tour takes in the highlights of Kakadu: the plunge pool (one of the national park's most popular swimming holes) and stunning waterfalls of escarpment country; Barramundi Gorge (Maguk) in the Mary River wetlands. Our Kakadu tours make the most of the many indigenous culture opportunities offered by the park, seeing Aboriginal art and learning about the traditional culture of the Bininj/Mungguy people.

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The Australian Outback: A Definitive Guide

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Explore learn and consider what is the outback in this article. For mature and senior travelers considering joining a small group package tours into the outback to see, learn and explore about this unique place, not only the landscape but the Aboriginal approach to living. On each of the tours for couples and the single traveler you learn something different but fascinating, from Outback Queensland, the Flinders, Broken Hill and the Kimberley and the wildflowers all contribute to this question, what is the outback?

FAQs

No. Katherine Gorge is in Nitmiluk National Park, which borders Kakadu National Park to the south.

The major roads through Kakadu National Park – the Kakadu Highway and the Arnhem Highway – are fully sealed, as are tracks to important sites including Ubirr Rock, Nourlangie Rock, and the Yellow Water Billabong.

Many less trafficked routes through the park are not sealed, open only to 4WD vehicles. We will travel in appropriate vehicles for the outback roads, so that you can get off the beaten track on our tour.

Yes. There are several options, ranging from camping to hotel stays. We will stay in a comfortable hotel in Jabiru.

Kakadu has a tropical climate, marked by defined wet and dry seasons. The Bininj/Mungguy people mark six distinct seasons:

  • Gudjewg, or monsoon season is the ‘true’ wet season. Lasting from December to March, gudjewg is defined by electrifying thunderstorms, heavy rain and flooding, and vivid green landscapes.
  • Banggerreng (‘knock ’em down storm season’) in April marks the point at which the rain ends and clear skies are seen, as the floodwater recedes into streams. The ‘knock ’em down storms’ refer to the violent, windy storms at the start of April, which flatten the spear grass of Kakadu’s lowlands.
  • Yegge is a cooler but still humid season, lasting from May to mid-June, in which early morning mists hang over the plains and waterholes.
  • Wurrgeng, from mid-June to mid-August, is the ‘cold weather time’, in which humidity is low and the floodplains dry out.
  • Gurrung, mid-August to mid-October, is hot and dry, with temperatures reaching up to 37 degrees.
  • Gunumeleng is the pre-Monsoon season, lasting from mid-October to mid-December. Humidity is high, with storms building in the mid-afternoon. This season is often referred to as the ‘build up’ in the Kimberley.

Our tours leave from July to September in order to avoid the worst of the humidity, and begin again in February, so that you can explore Kakadu in the lush wet season.

Lightweight, long layers are ideal for protecting you from the sun and mosquitos on your trip through Kakadu. Make sure to bring a broad-brimmed hat and sunscreen to further protect you from the sun. In wurrgeng (June-August) you’ll want warm layers for cooler nights.

Since we’ll be doing a lot of walking, you’ll want comfortable shoes. Take a look at our guide to selecting shoes and socks for walking tours, and our guide to women’s walking shoes.

The journey from Darwin to Kakadu takes about three hours total, though our tour will stop to see sights along the way.

On our way from Darwin to Kakadu we make day trips to the Territory Wildlife Park and the Fogg River Conservation Reserve; and on our way back we stop in at the historic town of Pine Creek and the stunning Litchfield National Park.

It is a one and a half hour drive from Kakadu National Park to Katherine along the Stuart Highway.

Yes. Both parks are open all year round. While the wet is less popular than the dry, you’ll find a different sort of beauty, as the park comes alive with flora, fauna, and gushing waterfalls.

Absolutely. Darwin is a very safe city. The main danger to tourists is posed by saltwater crocodiles – make sure to ask locals before you swim, or keep to the popular swimming spots to avoid the dangerous ‘salties’.

Tour Notes
  • Most travel will be on sealed roads in a mini-coach.
  • This tour is limited to 12 participants.

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Overview: On arrival in Darwin, make your own way to our hotel. In the evening we meet for a program overview and welcome group dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel TBA

Overview: We travel from Darwin – via the Territory Wildlife Park (TWP) to South Alligator.

The well laid out TWP displays only Top End wildlife in its natural habitat & this affords us a chance to familiarise ourselves with the highly specialised animals of the Kakadu/Arnhem region before we get there. There is much to see and learn and this will take us the best part of a day.

We then drive out along the Arnhem Highway to Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve. Here as the sun sets, many kinds of water birds can be seen in close proximity to the road. A little over an hour will get us to the Aurora Kakadu South Alligator for evening meal.

Accommodation: Aurora Kakadu South Alligator or similar

Overview: Early river bird-watching walk, with the possibility of seeing crocodiles, then on to Jabiru via Mangarre Forest Walk, Mamukala Bird Observation Hide and Bowali Visitor Centre.

The township of Jabiru was built in 1980 to accommodate staff and families of the Ranger Uranium Mine, but is now the centre of tourism in Kakadu. The Kakadu Park HQ and Bowali Visitor Centre on the Kakadu Highway are a five minute drive from the town. There is quite a bit of wildlife to be seen around the town as a result of a prohibition on cats. The rare Partridge Pigeon can often be seen feeding along the roadsides while the Black-footed Tree-rat and Sugar Glider are also frequently seen.

Accommodation: 6 six nights at Gagadju Crocodile Holiday Inn Hotel or similar

Overview: This will be our introduction to the unique sandstone ecosystems that have made Kakadu famous. Many of the endemic wildlife, such as Chestnut-quilled Rock Pigeons, Banded Fruit-doves, Black Wallaroos and Oenpelli Pythons call this escarpment country home. In addition to this, we are visiting one of the most amazing human history sites in northern Australia. We learn how the art galleries & occupation sites here bear witness to one of the world’s oldest continuous cultures.

Accommodation: Gagadju Crocodile Holiday Inn Hotel or similar

Overview: We will be driving to a valley in central Kakadu and walking 3kms to a rainforest clad stream where we will see for the first time the amazing Gondwanan Manbinik Trees Allosyncarpia ternata. These giants are seen nowhere else in the world, but have relatives in Malasia, New Caledonia and South America. They are of great significance to the Bininj people, but have mystified biogeographers with their very limited distribution.

The walk takes us along an almost level, rocky track, fording creeks as we go. At the end of the walk there will be time to relax and have a swim in a series of flowing escarpment pools.

On our return, we may have time to walk (approx 1.6kms) into another famous rock art gallery at Nangaluwurr.

Accommodation: Gagadju Crocodile Holiday Inn Hotel or similar

Overview: The northern sector of Kakadu is normally isolated by floodwater at this time of year, however the Bininj (Aboriginal) owned Guluyambi Tour wildlife cruise provides specialised boat access to one of the most beautiful visitor locations and offers exclusive use on the day. Wildlife species such as Agile Wallabies and Short-eared Rock Wallabies are often seen in the vicinity of the Ubirr Artsite. Ubirr Lookout offers a 360 degree panorama of the East Alligator Plains and outliers and is an unforgettable experience. Local Bininj guides will be with us for the day.

Accommodation: Gagadju Crocodile Holiday Inn Hotel or similar

Overview: Today we take a drive through to Cooinda via Mirray Lookout and the Warradjan Cultural Centre. This will be followed by a Yellow Water Sunset Boat Cruise.

Cooinda it is a world-class tourist destination, primarily for the famous Yellow Water Cruise (of the Yellow Water billabong), which now reveal to visitors the amazing wildlife diversity – including the saltwater crocodile in its natural habitat. An experience not to be missed!

The massive South Alligator River system falls completely within the boundaries of Kakadu. At the centre of the system are extensive floodplains, which become inundated during the wet season. These rich wetlands have been described as ‘the engine room of Kakadu’. Each wet season, vast amounts of silt & alluvial material are deposited here, nourishing the aquatic ecosystem & greatly increasing the carrying capacity for wildlife. We return to Jabiru in the late afternoon.

Accommodation: Gagadju Crocodile Holiday Inn Hotel or similar

Overview: Today we have a free day to relax, catch up with your diary or take a walk around Jabiru.

Optional Scenic Escarpment Flights are also available for those who are interested (not included in your package). Kakadu Air offers one hour waterfall flights along the main escarpment, taking in prominent places such as Namarrkurn (Lightning Dreaming), Barr’marlam (Jim Jim Falls) & Gungurdul (Twin Falls). At this time of year, there is much water flowing over the escarpment edge, offering spectacular views from above.

Accommodation: Gagadju Crocodile Holiday Inn Hotel or similar

Overview: Today we will transfer to Jabiru Airport for a flight to Max Davidson’s Safari Camp at Mt. Borradaile in Arnhem Land with Kakadu Air. Please note: Luggage is restricted to 10kg per person. Large luggage will be safely stored at Jabiru Hotel.

Covering 85,000 square kms, the unspoiled beauty and habitat of Arnhem Land Aboriginal Reserve supports one of Australia’s last wilderness areas. Our flight takes us across the rugged escarpment and down the course of the East Alligator River (boundary of Kakadu and Arnhem Land) over the vast floodplain systems of Magela Creek & the East Alligator. The Safari Camp is situated in woodlands north of the main Escarpment beside an impressive sandstone feature called Mt Borradaile. Nearby is another striking feature, a column of stone towering nearly 200m high called Wurragak (Tor Rock). The Cooper Creek wetlands – the focus of our visit – are in close proximity to the camp.

We spend the next 3 days looking at spectacular rock art, wetland bird safaris and exploring the woodlands. During the wet season of Mt Borradaile, all the art sites, billabongs and creek systems are fully accessible by either boat or 4WD vehicle.

Accommodation: 3 nights at Davidson’s Safari Camp

Overview: Today marks the end of our stay at the Safari Camp and we fly back to Jabiru (Kakadu Air).

We now drive to Yurmikmik & walk to Boulder Creek for a relaxing swim in a small escarpment waterfall & pool. This is the home of the Gouldian Finch & the Hooded Parrot – two of Kakadu’s rarest birds. We visit the Mary River Ranger Station and learn how different the southern hills and basins are from the country we have just seen in the north. Then on to Moline Rockhole for a walk and a swim. Then it is on to our cabin accommodation at the Mary River Roadhouse. This establishment is owned by the third group of traditional owners of Kakadu, the Jawoyn. It is situated right on the south-western boundary of the Park. It is a good place to look for Northern Rosellas and many other birds.

Accommodation: Gagadju Crocodile Holiday Inn Hotel or similar

Overview: After breakfast, we start our three hour drive back to Darwin via Pine Creek and Adelaide River, with a visit to Tolmer Falls and a swim at Florence Falls in Litchfield National Park.

On the first section of the drive we will be looking for the rare Hooded Parrot, which is often seen feeding beside the road in pairs and small flocks.

The town of Pine Creek began with a gold rush in 1867 and at its peak, had a population of over 3000 people. Today, gold is still being mined in the area which is situated on the rim of a giant geological structure called the Pine Creek Geosyncline, which takes in much of Kakadu. This town had a great impact on the people of Kakadu at the time of the gold rush. We will learn the details of how it caused a serious decline in their numbers, from which they are still recovering today.

Litchfield National Park is a small but impressive park close to Darwin focused on another sandstone formation, which produces volumes of fresh water from aquifers in the horizontal geology. As a result, there are many waterfalls and streams, which provide safe swimming for visitors. This is a great way to end our trip, leaving only the one hour drive along the Stuart Highway back to Darwin for our farewell dinner and last night.

Accommodation: Hotel TBA

Overview: Our Kakadu journey ends today after breakfast at our hotel.

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Scan the Pityrodia bushes on the walk into Kubara Springs in the hope of seeing the spectacular Leichhardt’s Grasshopper.
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Experience the unique Ramsar wetlands of the South Alligator River while they are in ‘full swing’ by taking a Yellow Waters Boat Cruise.
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Escarpment walking trails to lookouts, waterfalls & rocky swimming holes.
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View some of the most amazing Arnhem Land rock art,walk into the remote Nangaluwurr Art Gallery
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Experience the eerie night chorus of the Northern Spadefoot Toad or observe the strange lifestyle of the aquatic Arafuran File Snake.

What’s included in our Tour

  • 13 nights accommodation.
  • Return flights with Kakadu Air to Max Davison’s Safari Camp.
  • 13 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 8 dinners.
  • Transport as per the itinerary in a vehicle equipped to travel the outback roads.
  • Field trips and sightseeing as indicated including applicable entry fees.
  • Services of an expert Tour Leader and services of local guides.

What’s not included in our Tour

  • Return airfares to Darwin.
  • Departure taxes where applicable.
  • Costs of a personal nature and any optional activities elected by participants.
  • Comprehensive Travel insurance.
Arnhem Land
Jacanau Kakadu
Wetlands Kakadu
Jim Jim Falls
Rock formations Kakadu
Aboriginal art Kakadu
Darwin
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