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5-Day Tour of Australia's Top End from Darwin

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    Day 1 (L, D)

    You will be collected in early morning from your Darwin accommodation for a short journey to Litchfield National Park. Discover intriguing cathedral and magnetic termite mounds and swim, hike and explore Florence and Wangi Falls. Enjoy a picnic lunch before leaving the highway behind and hit the dirt traveling deep into Kakadu National Park. Arrive at your private campsite at Cooinda for the night.

    Day 2 (B, L, D)

    After breakfast, join an iconic Yellow Waters cruise. The award winning cruise is Aboriginal owned and centers around a spectacular billabong system that is home to some remarkable and diverse wildlife, including crocodiles. Departing camp, travel to nearby Nourlangie Rock. Here you can see how local Aboriginal people lived in this area through changing times. After lunch, visit the Bowali Visitor Centre where you can see the audio-visual presentations and Marrawuddi Gallery showcasing Aboriginal art. Later, visit the culturally significant Aboriginal art site of Ubirr. Here you will view a wide range of ancient Aboriginal art which will be interpreted by your guide. After learning about the area, it’s time to pick out a quiet spot to sit and watch the sun set over the Kakadu escarpment before making the short journey to your private campsite.

    Day 3 (B, L, D)

    Today, a once-in-a-lifetime experience awaits. Traveling into remote western Arnhem Land you will witness ancient Aboriginal art brought to life by your indigenous guide at Injalak Hill. Take in the amazing views across the escarpment before traveling to the Injalak Art Centre where you say goodbye to your indigenous guide and hello to some amazing art on offer, or simply watch the indigenous artists at work. Tonight return to camp for another hearty meal and talk about the day’s adventures with your guide.

    Day 4 (B, L, D)

    Head into Gunlom Falls for a full morning to enjoy all this spectacular area has to offer. Relax around the lower plunge pool or hike to the top of the falls where an amazing view awaits. After a tasty lunch, it's all aboard as you travel on to the Katherine Region. Later today, stop at Edith Falls for a refreshing dip before retiring to your private campsite near Katherine.

    Day 5 (B, L)

    Rise early this morning to get into Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge) before the masses for a boat cruise, canoe (optional and own expense), or walk along the sheer rock walls before enjoying lunch. Afterward, visit the award winning Top Didj Cultural Experience. Interact with Top End Aboriginal artist Manuel Pamkal and ask questions about Aboriginal culture whilst being educated on the significance of his painting style, weapons used, and how he lived off the land. Later, it’s time to sit back and relax for your journey back to Darwin. Returns to original departure point at approximately 5:30pm on day 5.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Darwin City hotels
    Departure Time
    7:00 AM
    Duration
    5 days
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Darwin city only
    • Professional guide
    • Travel in an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle
    • Meals as per itinerary (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)
    • Camping equipment, including permanent tent with beds and mattress
    • All linen including pillow and pillowcase, fitted sheet, sleeping bag, swag, towel
    • Drinking water (please provide your own bottle)
    • 4 nights accommodation in private campsites
    • National Park fees for tours departing from 01 April 2019
    Exclusions
    • National Park fees for tours departing until 31 March 2019
    • Katherine Gorge cruise and kayak tour
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Minimum age is 5 years
    • Top Didj Cultural experience may be substituted with an alternative indigenous experience due to cultural reasons and accessibility issues
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Please restrict luggage to 22 lbs (10kg). Excess luggage can be stored at your Darwin accommodation.
    • Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 17 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 30 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 14 and 29 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel between 8 and 13 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 75 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 7 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Reviewed July 6, 2019 via mobile

    We were a group of 4 women in our 30s. We had no expectations of what to expect and were extremely impressed by the whole experience. I will firstly start with Leigh (or Lee Lee as we liked to call him). What a legend. He...More

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    StaceyH_Feedback, . at Wayoutback Australian Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2019

    Dear Melissa, It's such a pleasure to read about your experience. As you described, our five day Jabiru Dreaming Safari covers a lot of ground and takes in all of the highlights of the top end. We know it's difficult for this spectacular location to...More

    Reviewed June 27, 2019

    This tour was a great adventure in NT . There was wildlife, small hikes up to the water holes and Annie drove the truck, feed us and look after us Thank youMore

    Date of experience: June 2019
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    StaceyH_Feedback, . at Wayoutback Australian Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2019

    Dear Jeff, I'm so glad to hear about your great experience on our 5 day Top End safari. It's fantastic to hear that you enjoyed it and that you were so well looked after by Annie. Thank you for sharing and enjoy the rest of...More

    Reviewed June 21, 2019 via mobile

    Tour exceeded our expectations. Our tour guide Darren was so knowledgeable and passionate and taught us so much about this beautiful part of the world. We left with a new found understanding and appreciation about indigenous culture. The scenery was amazing, highlights we're swimming in...More

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    StaceyH_Feedback, . at Wayoutback Australian Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2019

    Dear Steve, This is such a great review of our Jabiru Dreaming Safari. If we can leave all of our passengers with a memorable experience and a greater understanding of Top End history and culture then I'd say we're ticking all the boxes. Our guides...More

    Reviewed June 15, 2019

    A warning: This tour packs a LOT into its five days. Be prepared to sacrifice a few hours of sleep with some 5am starts. But it’s worth it. You’ll see and swim in beautiful waterfall pools - so warm you just walk in. Every climb...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
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    StaceyH_Feedback, Wayoutback Australian Safaris at Wayoutback Australian Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2019

    Dear Liz, Thank you for sharing your fantastic review, it's always a pleasure to hear about our passengers experience on tour. You are correct in saying our itineraries pack a lot into a few days. We know that most of our passengers will see this...More

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