Learn about the cultural importance of these spectacular landscapes through the eyes of experienced knowledgeable guides including a local Bininj Guluyambi guide.. The Mawurndaddja rock art and occupation complex offers a unique insight into ancient Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture– with rock art spanning from the present time to many thousands of years of age. Take a cruise along the waterways of the North – uncovering a mix of culture and nature as you potter along rivers and billabongs alike. Cool off in the secret watering holes of Kakadu, swimming under waterfalls and marvelling in the hues of the surrounding terrain
Head into the heart of the Northern Territory’s rugged Top End on a short but sweet three-day tour.Learn about local mythology and customs from a Bininj (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) guide while Cruising up the spectacular East Alligator River, then uncover art from tens of thousands of years ago on a visit to Mawurndaddja. Take a dip in the secret waterholes of Kakadu. From the red soil to the orange sunset – this adventure will leave you with a lasting impression of the beauty and culture of the Australia’s rugged north.
Breakfast Included: 2 Lunches Included: 3 Dinner Included: 2
Darwin - Kakadu NP - Arnhem Land
Travel into Wulna Country, where you'll receive a Cul Cul ('Welcome to Country') by the traditional owners of the land, the Limilngan-Wulna people. Learn about their ancient culture as you enjoy bush tucker talks, didgeridoo demonstrations and basket weaving.
Next stop, head to the border of Kakadu and Arnhem Land to experience a Guluyumbi cruise along the East Alligator River. Travelling with a Bininj guide, understand more about the cultural importance of the East Alligator River to the region’s traditional custodians. Once the cruise wraps up, jump in a vehicle and cross straight into Arnhem Land for an unforgettable afternoon of exploration at an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art complex known as Mawurndaddja. This complex has a spectacular series of galleries with rock art spanning from the present time to many thousands of years of age. Your guide will explain the importance of this art, the methods used to perform this expressionism and the anthropological system used to date the art as you are guided through the site. Spend the afternoon exploring this historic ancient site before heading back to Kakadu and settling into this evening’s campsite.
Note: Total driving time is about six hours (approximately 350kms) Total walking time is approximately one and a half hours (including stops for informative talks)
Kakadu National Park
Early this morning after breakfast, travel by 4WD to the Twin Falls. Experience this spectacular gorge aboard a boat shuttle that’s operated by the national park, with a walk along the boardwalk afterwards. Unwind and relax on the sandy banks before heading to explore Jim Jim Falls. After a quick lunch break, take in the views of this natural wonder before taking a challenging walk to the base of the falls. Here you can choose to swim or relax on the beach, enjoying the spectacular scenery, before making the short drive to your overnight bush camp.
Note: Total driving time is about four hours (approximately 120kms)
Total walking time is approximately two and a half hours
After breakfast, head to either Maguk (Barramundi Gorge) or Gunlom Falls and cool off with a dip in the plunge pools. Stop off at the Lazy Lizard Hotel and shop at Pine Creek before meeting your transfer driver for the trip back to Darwin (Approx. 2.5 hours) where your trip will end upon arrival.