Top End: Wayoutback Dragonfly Dreaming 3d/2n 4WD Darwin to Darwin

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Top End: Wayoutback Dragonfly Dreaming 3d/2n 4WD Darwin to Darwin

from 720.00

Experience Kakadu and Litchfield in comfort, travelling in purpose-built four-wheel-drives and sleeping in permanent tents with beds or air-conditioned lodge accommodation. Explore Twin & Jim Jim Falls, 4WD on rocky tracks, swim in waterfalls and search for crocodiles on a wildlife cruise.

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Highlights of this fantastic three-day tour include:

Litchfield National Park
Kakadu National Park
Remote 4-Wheel Drive Tracks
Jim Jim & Twin Falls*
Florence Falls
Wangi Falls*
Buley Rockhole
Magnetic and Cathedral Termite Mounds
Nourlangie Aboriginal art site
Bowali Visitor Centre
Ubirr art site and sunset
Yellow Waters morning cruise

What's included

Transfers to/from central DRW accomm^
Professional guide
Travel in an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle
Camping equip including twin-share permanent tents with beds and mattresses or lodge accomm
All linen including pillow and pillowcase, fitted sheet, sleeping bag and bath towel
Drinking water (please provide your own bottle)

Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility.

*Twin and Jim Jim Falls may not be accessible between the shoulder periods of May-Jun and October. During this time we will visit Gunlom Falls, Maguk or the Yurmikmik Region (Motor Car Falls or Boulder Creek). Wangi Falls can close during the Tropical wet season and will be substituted during this time.

Safari is not suitable for children under 5 years of age. Pax 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Participants should have a good to moderate fitness level for this tour and be aware that walks often take place over uneven ground. Customers need to prepare for hot to very hot temperatures and high humidty in Summer.

Tents are on a twin-share basis. Single pax will be paired with a traveller of the same gender. Toilets and showers are a short walk from your tent and you will have to participate in assisting the guide with meals and cleaning up on occasion. Accommodated option is ensuite and participation is still required.

At pick up, please be dressed in comfortable walking clothing and footwear, have a water bottle, hat and sunscreen in easy reach. 

Please refer to Extras section for details on National Park fees and optional additional payments

Travel Insurance is highly recommended.

Itinerary

Day 1 : Darwin to Kakadu via Litchfield National Park

Departing from Darwin from 6.00am, we begin the short journey to Litchfield National Park. Explore the waterfalls, spring-fed streams and rugged sandstone escarpments of Litchfield National Park. Discover intriguing cathedral and magnetic termite mounds and swim, hike and explore Florence and Wangi Falls* and enjoy a picnic lunch. After lunch we leave the highway behind and hit the dirt travelling along the Marrakai Road before joining the Old Jim Jim Road taking us deep into Kakadu National Park. Travelling past billabongs and traversing water crossings bringing ample opportunity for wildlife spotting. Arrive at our private campsite complete with comfortable permanent tents or 3-star lodge at Cooinda where we spend the night enjoying dinner and some stargazing.  

Meal(s) included : Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 : Kakadu National Park

Awake for breakfast this morning before joining an iconic Yellow Waters Cruise. A must do activity within Kakadu National Park, the award winning Yellow Waters cruise is Aboriginal owned and centres around a spectacular billabong system that is home to some remarkable and diverse wildlife. Spotting crocodiles is only one of the many wildlife viewing opportunities on this unique water system. Departing camp we travel to nearby Nourlangie Rock. Here you can see how local Aboriginal people lived in this area through changing times. Environmental and social changes are reflected in the rock art and in the ground, where archaeologists have uncovered over 20,000 years of Aboriginal occupation. After lunch visit the Bowali Visitor Centre, a Gun-djeihmi name for the local area and creek on land owned by the Mirarr clan. See the audio-visual presentations and Marrawuddi Gallery showcasing Aboriginal art by artists from within Kakadu and the wider region. Later this afternoon we arrive at the culturally significant Aboriginal art site, Ubirr, located within the East Alligator region of the park. Here you will view a wide range of ancient Aboriginal art which will be interpreted by your guide. Learn the story of the Rainbow Serpent and climb the Nadab Lookout for panoramic views over the floodplain and beyond into Arnhem Land. After learning about the area, it’s time to pick out a quiet spot to sit while we watch the sun set over the Kakadu escarpment before making the short journey to our private and permanent campsite (or lodge accommodation) for the night.  

Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 : Kakadu National Park to Darwin via Twin and Jim Jim Falls*

Today the jewels of Kakadu National Park await. Departing early we travel to Twin and Jim Jim Falls. Explore Twin Falls Gorge which is accessed by 4-wheel drive track, a boat shuttle service and a rocky walking track and boardwalk. Once there relax on the sandy banks and admire the falls. There’s more 4-wheel driving as we make our way to Jim Jim Falls where a walk through monsoon forest and over boulders takes us to the waterfall and plunge pool which are surrounded by 150 metre cliffs. Spend the afternoon taking in the sheer beauty of your spectacular surrounds before we make our way back to Darwin and your accommodation after three magical days of adventure and wildlife, rich in cultural history and natural beauty.  

Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch

Dietary Requirements

Please advise dietary requirements and/or medical conditions well in advance of travel.

Extras

Customers are required to pay their National Park Fee via credit card when reconfirming their tour. 
Travel from April 1 to 31 October - $40 per person
Travel from 1 November to March 31 - $25 per person

Twin Falls boat shuttle fee of $12.50 is collected on day of travel and not included in price.  

Those with specific dietary requirements may need to bring food supplements and snacks. Please inform us of dietary requirements at time of booking and confirm details with reservations when reconfirming tour.

Luggage Limit

Soft bag with max 10kg + day pack

What to bring

Wide-brimmed hat
Sunscreen
Sunglasses
Walking shoes/boots
Swimwear
Swimming towel
Insect repellent and fly net (if insects bother you)
Camera
Water bottle (1.5 litres)
Torch
Sleeping bag (if you prefer to use your own, otherwise one is provided)
Toiletries
Comfortable and casual clothing for three days in a soft bag

Voucher Information

Departs: Daily, except January 1. Open dated tickets: Open date tickets are subject to availability, please allow 14 days notice to book. Please book using the contact details below. Reconfirmation of fixed dated tickets: Please call the Wayoutback Reservations Team (1300 551 510 or +61 8 8997 0300) or email reservations@wayoutback.com.au during business hours between 72 and 24 hours prior to departure to confirm pick-up location and time. Extras / local payments: Clients are required to pay the following fees locally:

Travel from April 1 to May 14 - $25 per person

Travel from May 15 - October 31 - $40 per person Travel from 1 November to March 31 - $25 per person Seasonal Twin Falls Boat Shuttle Fee - $12.50 per person

Payments can either be made by credit card at time of reconfirmation or by cash only on day of departure. Luggage: Luggage limit 10kg per person in a soft bag. Remaining luggage to be stored in your Darwin accommodation. Dietary: Please advise any dietary requirements or medical conditions when reconfirming reservation. Most common dietary needs are catered for if advised no later than 48 hours prior to departure but due to the remote nature of the tour, dietary needs and allergies must be discussed directly with Wayoutback ahead of departure in case you need to provide your own supplementary food. Fitness: Participants should have a good to moderate fitness level for this tour and be aware that walks often take place over uneven ground. Customers need to prepare for hot and humid temperatures in summer and warm to hot temperatures during the day in winter. What to bring: Torch, wide brimmed hat, sunscreen, insect repellent and fly net (if insects bother you), water bottle (1.5 litres), walking shoes/boots, sleeping bag (if you prefer to use your own, otherwise one will be provided), toiletries, swimwear, camera, comfortable and casual clothing for three days. At pick up, please be dressed in comfortable walking clothing and footwear, have a water bottle, hat and sunscreen in easy reach.

Travel voucher must be presented to your guide at the start of the tour

 

See here our T&C's.