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Kakadu Walking Adventure

Kakadu National Park is a World Heritage Area covering some 20,000 square kms. Waterfalls tumble from the red cliffs off the Arnhem Land escarpment into shady pools; tranquil wetlands teem with animal and birdlife, while 40,000 years of Aboriginal cultural heritage is on display in the numerous hidden rock art galleries. Get away from the crowds on our active, walking based itinerary, which includs a cruise on the Yellow Waters (a favourite haunt of saltwater crocodiles). It's when you go for a walk beyond the main tourist sites that Kakadu will reveal its true magic. Our collection of full-day bushwalks venture in to remote gorges and sparkling waterfalls, as well as ancient rock art seen by very few visitors. The upgraded semi-permanent campsites encourage travellers to relax in idyllic tropical surrounds. The itinerary varies to make the most of the season, choosing the best walks and waterfalls as the wet season floodwaters recede and access opens up. You will return to Darwin having enjoyed a complete adventure across the full range of tropical wilderness of Australia's Top End.

Brief Itinerary

  • DAY 1 Join Darwin, transfer to Kakadu, Yellow Waters Cruise, Djarradjin Billabong Semi Permanent Camp
  • DAY 2 Jim Jim and Twin Falls Walk (subject to seasonal access)
  • DAY 3 Nourlangie Massif and Barrk Walk (14km)
  • DAY 4 Maguk (Barramundi Falls) and Gunlom; semi permanent camp at Gunlom
  • DAY 5 Southern Kakadu Wilderness walk (up to 15km)
  • DAY 6 Litchfield National Park and return to Darwin where trip concludes

recommendations (22)

The Kakadu Walking Adventure met all our expectations and more. We have recommended to everybody we have seen who have expressed an interest in exploring Kakadu. We are still smiling one month later.
Top marks World Expeditions.

S. Thompson Cassilis, NSW Australia

This holiday has to rank as one of the best experiences of my life. The tour of Kakadu was a fantastic introduction to the local environment and people. The walks were amazing just the right length with a refreshing swim in a local billabong usually followed by lunch and the walk back. Our tour guides were fantastic, very patient and providing great information on the local flora, fauna and rock art. Food was great especially when eaten in the fresh air, with great company and friends. Waking up to the dawn chorus of dingos, birds and insects was just amazing. Thoroughly recommend this if you enjoy the natural world and enjoy exercise.

S. O'Malley Bwaumaris, VIC

Great trip with fascinating insights provided by our guides into local aboriginal culture, wildlife and rock art. Beautiful scenery and swimming at isolated waterholes. Fine (camping) cuisine! Ran like clockwork, great value for money. Highly recommended.

M. Patch Bondi Beach, Australia

An excellent walking and educational week. Cannot recommend highly enough. Guides, food, accommodation excellent.

I. Mackay Colac, VIC Australia

Spectacular environment, impeccably well informed guides and a great tour group. Do it!

T. Schwager Lane Cove, NSW

Our wonderful guides were very knowledgeable and managed to get us away from the crowds. I have come away with a deeper understanding and respect for Aboriginal culture and their connection to their country.

P. Nisbett South Australia

Most memorable part was the scenery, the indigenous rock paintings and swimming in the waterholes.

M. Kalisch ACT, Australia

Our Kakadu Walking Journey combined spectacular landscapes, history and art with just the right amount of vigorous walking, billabong swims and campsite relaxation. Oscar and Nicole provided seamless guidance and support, as well as a succession of extraordinary meals magicked up from the coolbox and campfire. A wonderful experience. Highly recommended.

L. Pullen Bruce, ACT Australia

This is a great way to see Kakadu! The walks to waterholes, the stunning scenery, learning about the indigenous culture, the wonderful guides and the amazing food make this an excellent trip. Our guides
(Rhys and Oscar) had such an impressive knowledge of the area, wildlife and culture - it was wonderful to finish a trip with such a great understanding of the region. This is my third World Expeditions
trip and they continue to impress.

F. O'connell WA, Australia

Holly & Oscar were nothing short of first class. They had a wonderful knowledge of the region, the wildlife and the culture. Their work ethic was first class - they worked seamlessly as a team to ensure that everything happened on time and with minimum fuss. I felt confident in their driving skills and marveled in their culinary skills-particularly given the relatively limited equipment at their disposal. Our group covered a wide age range and Holly & Oscar related effortlessly to every person on the trip. Our group had a wide range of abilities - Holly & Oscar looked after us all and allowed the slower and quicker members to travel at their own pace. One of the group got heat stroke and again Holly & Oscar's care for that person was excellent.

John Melbourne, Vic

Fantastic guides, stunning scenery and more than enough exercise to burn off the delicious, tailored meals - what more could you want out of an adventure holiday?

S. Corscadden WA, Australia

Trip highlight: walking to and enjoying the swimming holes at several locations on several days. We have had nothing but positive experiences with both World Expeditions (3 trips) and UTracks (2 trips).

C. Turnbull NSW, Australia

Kakadu Walking Adventure is a great way to visit Kakadu - combining bush walking, swimming in billabongs, boat trips and great campfire dinners. I experienced indigenous culture, shuddered at huge
crocodiles gilding by and relaxed by a campfire at night watching the stars above. The guides were impressive with their ability to provide information on culture and nature, then whip up a tasty meal. They also demonstrate great leadership in building a cohesive team.

Yvonne Green ACT, Australia

Our guides Peter and Ang were professional at all times while being personable, knowledgeable and passionate about this nature tour. I felt safe in their hands - their driving, cooking and following their lead into the outback. Their contribution to the success of the trip should not be undervalued. I had a fab time thanks also to the others in the group. We really became instant friends and had fun, shared stories and photos and iconic experiences. Thanks World Exp for the opportunity.

Leah Houghton New Zealand

World Expeditions don't just impress, they go above and beyond your wildest dreams when it comes to adventure holidays. I have been honestly surprised by the wonderful hospitality, food, accommodation,
equipment...EVERYTHING on both my World Expeditions trips so far (Kilimanjaro and Kakadu). I can't wait to travel with World Expeditions again!

Margaret Gordon NSW, Australia

One of the best experiences of my life. Thank you World Expeditions. Most memorable part: experienced, sensitive guides who made me feel welcome and at ease.

Anna Daniels VIC, Australia

The scenery is amazing - everything was so big and ancient and demanding of respect. We were so happy on this trip. My children - ages 13 and 15 were absorbed and interested and they happily contributed to the running of camp - to the delight of the guides. We couldn't get enough of those waterholes and each one was so memorable. The views after a hard climb were so grand. Loved this experience and am so grateful to the guides who made it so comfortable, fun and interesting.

D. Hicks NSW

The trip leaders, very nice and very co-operative. They made the whole trip so relaxing. I did not have to worry about anything except enjoying the walk.

Tiffany Chan USA

Just a note to commend World Expeditions for its well-organised tour of the north. The guides packed such a lot in - we especially appreciated the "welcome to country" presentation by local Aboriginal community member Graham and his delightful 19 year old daughter. It was so good to have that foundation at the beginning of the trip.

Our guides were terrific. Dan had made such an effort at educating himself about the region, and passed all his good information on in campfire and roadside talks. Josh and Will ably abetted him. Food was excellent, and we really appreciated the lads' carrying delicious lunches up into the escarpment for us. Congratulations to World Ex.

Gail Abbott Sydney, Australia

Our tour guide Chris went above and beyond for us. Our thanks to him for being so fantastic!

G. Commins Dubbo, NSW

Chris was outsading as the tour leader. Incredibly knowledgeable about the area, a great guy and he was a great leader as he guided us through each challenge letting us enjoy the experience. Fantastic food and preparation!

Alex Threlfall Abbotsford

My son (10 year old) and I had a wonderful time - thankyou.

Patricia Kelly St Lucia, QLD

 

Inclusions

*5 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 5 dinners *Professional wilderness guide *5 nights exclusive semi-permanent safari camps including tents, swags, stretcher beds *Wildlife cruise *All National Park and camping fees *Emergency communications and group first aid kit *4WD transport from Darwin

 

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  • Duration: 6 days
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Pricing: AU $2,295.00

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