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Northern Territory Road Trip

An awesome 4WD road trip through the Outback

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Travellers in natural pool in Litchfield National Park

Group Size: Min 6 /  Max 20

Trip code: RANO

Duration: 5 days

Camping experience
Darwin pick up / drop off
Private 4WD transport

Wild, untamed, historic. The Top End is everything that’s best about Australia. Explore its highlights over 5 unforgettable days on this truly adventurous group trip. Head into the Outback in our rugged 4WD vehicle and get ready for days filled with gorge swimming, Aboriginal art, native wildlife, and hikes in spectacular red landscapes. We’re talking Kakadu, Nitmiluk and Litchfield National Parks as well as Katherine Gorge. Nights are spent stargazing round the campfire with your new mates, before bedding down in safari tents or authentic swags. What are you waiting for?

Trip Highlights

  • Take a 2-hour cruise through Katherine Gorge, soaking up views of towering sandstone cliffs, ancient landscapes, and basking crocs in Nitmiluk National Park
  • Marvel at the uniquely shaped Magnetic Termite Mounds in Litchfield National Park
  • Watch the sun go down from Ubirr, one of the Northern Territories’ most famous Aboriginal rock art sites
  • Spend the day hiking through lush rainforest, swimming in sparkling natural pools, and cooling off under cascading waterfalls in Kakadu National Park
  • Spend your nights sleeping under the stars in cosy safari tents or traditional swags
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  • 4 nights’ camping
  • 4 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 4 dinners
  • Accredited outback driver-guide
  • Air-conditioned 4WD off-road bus travel
  • Darwin pick up & drop off
  • Bed linen, mattress & pillow
  • Park passes and entry fees
  • Guided bush walks
  • Kakadu National Park
  • Bowali Visitor Centre
  • Cahills Crossing
  • Ubirr
  • Motor Car Falls, Jim Jim Falls, Twin Falls or Moline Rockhole
  • Warradjan Cultural Centre
  • Burrungkuy (Nourlangie) Rock
  • Kunwarddewardde Lookout
  • Nawurlandja Lookout
  • Anbangbang Billabong
  • Barramundi Gorge (Maguk) waterfall
  • Nitmiluk National Park
  • Katherine Gorge cruise
  • Edith Falls
  • Litchfield National Park
  • Magnetic Termite Mounds
  • Buley Rockholes or Wangi Falls
  • Florence Falls or Tolmer Falls
  • 24-hour emergency support

  • Flights
  • Airport transfers
  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Sleeping bag
  • Some meals
  • Optional activities

Day 1: Darwin to Kakadu. We’ll pick you up in our 4WD and head to the Wetlands Region where we’ll spend the next two nights camping in Jabiru. We’ll check out the Bowali Visitor Centre where we’ll learn about the park's landscapes, and Aboriginal culture, before journeying to the legendary Cahills Crossing. We’ll head to Ubirr, one of Kakadu’s most famous Aboriginal rock art sites for sunset, before an evening under the stars back on camp.

Day 2: Waterfalls & plunge pools. Spend the day hiking through amazing rainforest, swimming in natural pools, and cooling off under cascading waterfalls in Kakadu. We’ll visit one or more beautiful waterfalls and Warradjan Cultural Centre to learn about the culture and heritage of the local Aboriginal people. Then head back to camp for another night round the campfire.

Day 3: Kakadu to Katherine. Our first stop today is Burrungkuy (Nourlangie) Rock where we’ll see striking Aboriginal depictions of animals and ancestral beings from across the ages. Next up it’s Barramundi Gorge (Maguk), where we’ll tuck into a picnic lunch by the base of its stunning waterfall. Swim in the cool waters before continuing on to our safari campsite in Katherine.

Day 4: Katherine to Nitmiluk National Park. Head to Nitmiluk National Park where we’ve lined up a 2-hour scenic cruise on Katherine Gorge. Relax on deck and soak up the views before heading to Edith Falls, where we’ll share another delicious picnic lunch and swim in the huge plunge pool before an evening of stargazing on camp.

Day 5: Katherine to Darwin (via Litchfield). Head into Litchfield National Park where our first stop is the Magnetic Termite Mounds, one of the most fascinating natural attractions in the Northern Territory. Cool off with a dip in Litchfield’s natural plunge pools before a final stop at Florence or Tolmer Falls. Then climb back in the 4WD one last time and travel back to Darwin.

Please note: This itinerary is subject to change due to differing seasonal conditions. The falls are rarely open before late June

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We’d recommend that you spend the night before your trip in Darwin as we’ll pick you up early on day 1. Pick up is from a selection of Darwin city centre locations between 6:15 am and 7:20 am (details included in your pre departure briefing), including a number of hotels and resorts. 

The trip ends back in Darwin city centre at Travelodge Resort Darwin around 6:30pm on day 5. We’d recommend that you book your flight for the following day or later to allow for any delays. Airport transfers are not included. 

Accommodation
All accommodation is included on this trip. We’ll stay on private campsites in pristine bush settings. Campsites boast camp kitchens, and spacious twin safari tents with single beds, and bed linen supplied. If you’d like to really connect with your stunning natural settings, there’s an option to sleep under the stars in a traditional swag. You don’t have to tell us whether you’d like to go full Aussie with a night or two in a swag before your trip. You can decide while you’re away.  

This is a participation camping style trip, which means that our travellers participate in the preparation of meals, clearing up, and unpacking and loading the vehicle. Most of our travellers really enjoy the participation element of our trips and find it a great way to bond with the rest of the group.

Please note: While pillows, mattresses, and bed linen are included, you’ll need to bring your own sleeping bags. Alternatively they’re available for hire on the trip if you’d rather not pack your own.

Meals
4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 4 dinners are included on this trip. Please let us know in advance if you have any dietary requirements. While we can cater for different dietary requirements, snacking options are limited in the Outback and we’d recommend you bring some snacks.

This fantastic trip is an open-aged experience that caters for a mix of younger and older travellers. This means that you may travel with people who are outside your own age group. Such a mix of ages creates a great group dynamic and enhances the travel experience, as you get to know a range of people with different stories to tell!

You’ll need a moderate to good level of physical fitness as we’ll take on hikes of up to 11km over steep, rugged terrain.

All visitors to Australia (excepting those from New Zealand) will require a visa or Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) to enter. These must be applied for before departure, and if you’re planning on working in Australia whilst you’re out there you’ll need a Working Holiday Visa.

Both visas can be applied for online. Please feel free to contact us if you need any more information. Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay.

Please note: Visa rules are subject to change. You should check with the relevant embassies before travelling.

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