4
Introductory to Moderate
Activities
  • Day walks
Accommodation
  • 4 nights base camp
Meals
  • 4 Dinners
  • 5 Lunches
  • 4 Breakfasts

5 Days$2895AUD

Trip Code: LTT

Litchfield Tabletop Trek Trip highlights


  • Venture off the beaten path within the iconic Litchfield National Park with just a day pack
  • Enjoy the diverse habitat of the escarpment, from cool Monsoon Vine Forest to open savannah woodlands
  • Learn about the area with your expert guides
  • Spend evenings under the stars at your comfortable base camp
  • Take refreshing dips in the many fresh waterholes along the trail
  • Experience the iconic Florence and Wangi Falls

The Tabletop Track is an excellent, long distance bushwalk that allows you to experience the isolation of the Top End. Enjoy the changing landscape and walking opportunity's with great views as you follow palm-lined creeks, open woodland, unusual sandstone formations and lush rainforest with just a day pack. Admire large castle-shaped boulders as you follow the paperbark and pandanus-lined Wangi Creek. You will trek during the cooler months to ensure the best experience of the tropical environment. With crystal-clear creeks throughout, there are abundant opportunities for swimming and just relaxing in the warm and refreshing waters. Combine this trek with a Jatbula Trail or Kakadu Explorer trek for the complete Top End wilderness experience.

Activities:

Itinerary

We pick you up from your Darwin accommodation between 7:00 and 7:30am, before heading south on the Stuart Highway to the Territory Wildlife Park. This is the best place to see and interact with native wildlife from Tropical Northern Australia. We take the opportunity to explore their highlight attractions in the stunning bushland setting. Around lunchtime we take a refreshing dip in Berry Springs, one of the most beautiful spots to cool off and relax. In the early afternoon we transfer to Litchfield National Park and begin our trek for the day. The creeks and springs around this region have a constant supply of water, and therefore an abundance of remarkable flora and fauna. Along our walk we can see tall Carpentaria palms, fig trees and weeping paperbark trees, and along the forest floor we can spot geckos, lizards and frogs. Upon reaching the top of Tjaetaba Falls we take a moment to catch our breath at the lookout and admire this Aboriginal sacred site and the creek below before enjoying the revitalising plunge pool. In the afternoon we have a short transfer to our base campsite at Wangi Falls for the next 4 nights where our professional guides will delight us with an appetising meal around the campfire. It's not hard to understand why this area attracts both locals and travellers with its large, deep waterhole that allows for a natural shower right under the falls. Walking distance: 3km | Driving time: approx 2.5 hours

Meals:  L,D

Our walk today has us heading straight out of our picturesque campsite and towards the famous Florence Falls. Along the way we will admire the large castle-shaped boulders as we follow the paperbark and pandanus-lined Wangi Creek. Along the way we will enjoy a delicious picnic lunch prepared by our guides. We finish our trek in the afternoon with a relaxing swim in one of the stunning Top End waterholes before making our way back to our base camp for the evening. Tonight our guides will prepare another delightful meal before allowing for an early night to recoup under the stars. Walking distance: 17km

Meals:  B,L,D

Today’s trek allows us to visit the spectacular Florence Falls early in the morning before most people arrive. After marveling at the panoramic views of the gorge, open valley, and the waterhole from above there will be time to enjoy a tranquil dip in the crystal clear waters. We will then keep moving towards our goal for the day and really start to experience the remote wilderness the Top End has to offer. We will take in the changing landscape through unusual sandstone formations to lush rainforest. In the afternoon we will arrive at Walker Creek, where we can enjoy the opportunity to cool off and relax in the secluded creek bed. After our refreshing swim we will have a short transfer back to our basecamp at Wangi Falls. This evening you may like to venture the short distance to Wangi Falls for an evening dip - a truly stunning spot to watch the sunset on another adventurous day. Walking distance: 11km

Meals:  B,L,D

Our morning trek has us exploring a more commonly stark and dry area of the track. However we'll keep a keen eye out for the vibrant wildflowers that still dot the landscape such as the Pink Turkey Bush and Good's Grevillea. We might experience some recently burnt areas due to prescribed burns. This is important land management that local Aboriginal people have been putting into practice for thousands of years in the aim to stop wildfires during the spring and encouraged new growth. In the early afternoon we will have the opportunity to venture the short side track to Tjenya Falls and the surrounding waterholes for a picturesque lunch stop. After lunch we allow for plentiful time exploring arguably the best section of the Tabletop Trek. Our afternoon starts with an uphill section that satisfies us with expansive awe-inspiring views upon reaching the top. We'll spend the rest of the day following the creek line with plenty of rockpools tempting us in for a refreshing dip. As we stick close to the waterline today we enjoy the darts of colour from local birdlife such as the rainbow Bee-eater or Northern Rosella. Enjoy the melodic flow of cascading water intertwined with a thriving eco-system. This afternoon we walk right into our comfortable camp at Wangi Falls before enjoying our final night together as a group. Walking distance: 18.5km

Meals:  B,L,D

For our final day on the picturesque Tabletop Trek we walk straight out of our campsite to depart on our morning walk. Completing the final section of the Tabletop trek today we will have the opportunity to enjoy the best the Top End has to offer from monsoon forest to savannah woodlands. The divide between dry grasslands and lush forest is quite a contrast but it allows us an insight into the harshness of the landscape and how life can really thrive when given the right conditions. Our lunch spot today on top of Tjaetaba Falls allows for a cool and relaxing spot to marvel at all we have achieved over the last 5 days. We enjoy our final swim in the stunning crystal clear waters of the Top End before making our way back towards Darwin. We will have the chance to stop off at the interesting Termite Mounds site where we can learn the important role these tiny insects play in the surrounding environment. We aim to drop you back at your accommodation between 3.30-4.30pm. This evening your group may like to meet at one of Darwin's great eateries for a celebratory dinner! Walking distance: 8.5km | Driving time: approx 1.5-2 hours

Meals:  B,L


Map

Elevation

The map and elevation chart are for illustrative purposes only and meant to provide general guidelines.


Inclusions

  • 4 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 4 dinners
  • Professional wilderness guides
  • All National Park and camping fees
  • Base camp including tents, stretcher beds and comfortable sleeping mats for sleeping
  • Emergency communications and group first aid kit
  • Transport from Darwin
  • All dining and catering equipment

  • Airfares
  • Accommodation in Darwin before and after the trip
  • Items of a personal nature, such as laundry and postage
  • Backpacks
  • Sleeping Bag (can be hired)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Travel insurance
  • Face masks and hand sanitiser

Accommodation


Suitability

Introductory to Moderate

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This trip is for almost anyone with a reasonable level of fitness and competent swimming ability. This adventure is designed for the enthusiastic and adventurous in search of something different. This trip has been graded at an introductory to moderate level. However, some days will be quite active involving steep walks for most of the day, with some sections requiring scrambling. These adventures are best prepared for with some regular moderate exercise. As always with adventure travel, you should enjoy a healthy lifestyle before undertaking this trip. Please bear in mind that because you will be traveling into a remote wilderness, creature comforts are limited. Your level of fitness can also help you acclimatise to the warm temperatures and humidity which can be up to high 30s, so we suggest a bit of swimming, walking, jogging or cycling to get yourself ready for the Territory! The best preparation for your trek is multi day bushwalking involving uneven ground, relatively steep ascents and descents and in variable weather conditions.


Departure dates


Notes

H
High Season
Note:
High season supplement applies from 15 June to 15 August, and for any trips that overlap with a public holiday.

Priceper person from

$2895AUD

Options & Supplements*
  • Sleeping Bag HireAUD$30
*Prices listed are per person

Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed Litchfield Tabletop Trek trip notes which contains all the essential information you need to know before booking. Once you’ve booked, we will supply you with a Pre-Departure document which contains a detailed gear list and other important information to help you prepare for your adventure ahead.


Frequently Asked Questions

You can expect to carry between 5-7kg in your day pack on this supported trek.

We operate the trip from June to August when walking conditions are at their best. During the cooler months, from June to August, the temperatures range from 30 degrees Celsius during the day dropping to 10 degrees Celsius at night. Conditions on the trail start to heat up in mid-August with temperatures rising to over 40 degrees Celsius from October to late November.

You must arrive in Darwin the day before your trek begins. The trip commences with a COMPULSORY pre-departure briefing in the afternoon on the day before departure. It is ESSENTIAL that you make your travel arrangements to enable you to attend this briefing.

Only freshwater crocodiles can be found on top of the escarpment which are considered safe to swim with.


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Positive Impact Travel

By joining this trip you are directly supporting positive impact projects in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We’ve offset the carbon emitted by this trip by purchasing credits that support important projects that address the UN’s seventeen SDGs, like reducing poverty, affordable and clean energy, reducing hunger, clean water and climate action.

Proceeds from this adventure purchase carbon credits through the world’s largest and most awarded carbon project developer, South Pole, which are invested into projects accelerating the transition to renewable energy sources in developing countries.

Supported projects are based on internationally recognised standards and are third-party audited. They entail a series of positive impacts on the ground, which benefit local communities and ecosystems, that are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.