Immerse yourself in the scenic beauty and wilderness of Australia’s Top End with this luxurious, boutique five day package. Our experienced guide will lead you on the ultimate 4WD nature-based adventure, complemented with exquisite, premium accommodation. Enjoy authentic experiential touring in complete style and comfort.
Day 1–2: Darwin to Bamurru Plains
Depart Darwin for the eco-accredited Bamurru Plains, which has featured in nearly every luxury travel guide. This 300km2 property located just to the west of Kakadu National Park has access to the Sampan River, the coast and vast wetlands which are part of the Mary River Floodplain system.
We will spend two nights amidst wild bush luxury, accommodated in contemporary and stylish safari style bungalows each with its own spacious ensuite. During our stay we will undertake guided wilderness activities that may include croc-spotting river cruises, 4WD and floodplain safaris, quad bike touring, wildlife viewing or fishing for the acclaimed barramundi!
All meals and beverages from a select open bar are included.
2 nights in luxury safari bungalows at Bamurru Plains.
Day 3: Bamurru Plains to Kakadu National Park
After breakfast we leave Bamurru Plains and make our way into the World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park. Aboriginal people have lived here for over 50,000 years, to which the ancient rock paintings of Ubirr can attest. After lunch your guide will explain the significance of these artworks during an interpretative cultural walk that ends on a rocky escarpment overlooking the Nardab floodplain. In the afternoon we make our way to the Hawk Dreaming Wilderness Lodge. We then head out for an afternoon rock art tour in areas not open to the public before enjoying sunset overlooking the Arnhem land escarpment and the beautiful floodplains followed by a sumptuous dinner at the Lodge.
1 night safari bungalow with ensuite at Kakadu’s Hawk Dreaming Wilderness Lodge.
Day 4: Kakadu National Park to Nitmuluk National Park
This morning we embark on the Guluyambi Cultural Cruise through Kakadu’s spectacular East Alligator River. This is followed by a visit to the Bowali Visitor Centre to learn more about Kakadu and the local Bininj Aboriginal culture. We then head south for the historic gold-mining town of Pine Creek which offers a very different side to Australian history. Back on the road again, there’s time for a swim in Edith Falls before pulling into our luxury accommodation for dinner at Cicada Lodge located inside Nitmuluk National Park.
1 night Cicada Lodge private air conditioned room.
Day 5: Nitmuluk National Park to Darwin
Around 23 million years ago, the Katherine River flowed all the way from Arnhem Land to the Timor Sea. These days, the waters now flow between 70 metre-high cliffs, through a series of 13 different gorges. You will have the opportunity to either take a two hour cruise through the first two gorges or the option of a helicopter flight (additional costs may apply) which is easily the best way to truly see the grandeur and sheer scale of Katherine gorge. After lunch we make our way back to Darwin.
The itinerary and accommodation offerings of this premium tour can be easily altered to your requests and budget. For more information email or call us today.
All meals, twin share accommodation, entry fees, tours and most activities.
* Additional costs may apply
Itineraries may vary and/or attractions be substituted for any cause including seasonal conditions, weather extremes, and traditional owner/national park requirements.
Travel Insurance is compulsory for all travellers on all tours and details must be presented to your tour guide before departure. It is your responsibility to advise us if you have any special dietary requirements, allergies, or medical conditions well ahead of departure. From October to March it is likely that you will experience temperatures of over 35 degrees Celsius, and sometimes well into the 40s. Be prepared to endure extra physical stress due to the heat at these times, especially while on walks. These extreme temperatures can also place stress on the air-conditioning units within our vehicles, which can make travelling uncomfortable. Your tour guide will assist with regular breaks and information to assist keeping hydrated. In July and August, very cold temperatures can be experienced in the outback, especially overnight. Please come prepared for all extremes.
Please review our Terms and Conditions of Travel documentation for more information.