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3 Day Kakadu and Litchfield National Park 4WD Expedition

  • Great walks in Kakadu
    Great walks in Kakadu
  • Fun at Buley Rockholes
    Fun at Buley Rockholes
  • Refreshing swim at Florence Falls
    Refreshing swim at Florence Falls
  • Freshwater 'shower' at Gunlom Falls
    Freshwater 'shower' at Gunlom Falls
  • Camp in the heart of Kakadu at Mardugal
    Camp in the heart of Kakadu at Mardugal
  • Spectacular storms over the floodplain
    Spectacular storms over the floodplain


  • Jim Jim Falls hike & swim
  • Ubirr, hike & rock art. Views over Arnhemland
  • Bowali Information Centre within Kakadu National Park
  • Litchfield National Park; Wangi Falls, Florence Falls & Buley Rockhole
  • Explore giant Termite mounds

Day 1: Darwin- Kakadu

  • Pick up at 6.30 from Darwin City YHA
  • Head towards Kakadu to join a wildlife cruise; a great opportunity to observe crocodiles and epic birdlife in a stunning natural environment
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch near the East Alligator River with the opportunity to spot some crocs and flying foxes!
  • Stop at inspiring Ubirr in the north of the Kakadu. Some of the best examples of northern Australian rock art can be found here.
  • Climb to the top and be rewarded with staggering 360º views over the Nardab floodplains and into Arnhem land. 
  • Camp at an exclusive safari camp in the heart of Kakadu. Enjoy sitting around an open campfire enjoying a cool beverage or a toasted marshmallow.

Fitness: 3 kms
Meals: Lunch & dinner.

Day 2: Kakadu

  • Rise early for a big day of spectacular waterfalls and some great walks!
  • After breakfast, it's on to Maguk (Barramundi Gorge), A 1km hike through a paperbark forest with some rock scrambling that leads to a plunge pool for a cool swim in a pristine environment.
  • Check out Gunlom Falls in the southern end of Kakadu; A hike to the top is rewarded with a swim in the naturally occurring infinity pools- take in the panoramic views of southern Kakadu.  The bottom plunge pool is a must see, a great place to relax on the beach.
  • Finish the day with a short hike and swim at Ikoymarrwa (Moline Rockhole) a special permit area with very few visitors.
  • Camp at Mary River Roadhouse on the Kakadu border.

Fitness: 4 kms
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Day 3: Kakadu - Litchfield - Darwin

  • Rise early to head to the amazing Litchfield National Park
  • Explore the intriguing Cathedral and Magnetic mounds that are prolific in this region.
  • Hike and swim at absolutely stunning icons throughout the park, such as Buley Rockhole’s, Florence Falls and Wangi Falls.
  • Arrive back in Darwin approx. 5:30pm

Fitness: 2 kms
Meals: Breakfast & lunch

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  • All meals whilst on tour
  • All camping fees and equipment
  • Accommodation pick- up
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This tour departs every Friday June-> August
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Things You Should Know

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  • Itinerary may be done in reverse at guides discretion.
  • All itineraries are subject to change without notice due to seasonal and extreme weather conditions, National Park road or attraction closures and cultural commitments from Traditional owners.
  • All tours must be reconfirmed 24 hrs prior to travel.
  • All tours are most suitable for ages between 18 and 45- the young and young at heart!
  • Min age recommended is 15 years of age, however will take children as young as 8 years.
  • Families and small groups are welcome


  • Good walking shoes or boots
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • A wide brimmed sun hat
  • Long sleeve light shirt for sun protection
  • 1 litre water bottle for drinking water
  • Swimmers/ bathers/ togs
  • Light comfortable clothing
  • A jacket (mainly for June, July and August nights)
  • Medication and other personal requirements
  • Towel
  • Torch/flashlight
  • A sense of humour!
  • Sleeping bag (can be hired for $20, please advise when booking)
  • Note: Luggage is strictly restricted to a soft bag of 10kg per person

 Cancellation and Amendment Fees


Due to the discount offered and the structure of this package - it is non-refundable once confirmed.


Each amendment (not cancellation) to the original booking, after confirmation will incur a fee of $25 per person and per amendment.

Amendments are subject to availability.

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Cancellations and Amendments

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please notify us immediately by email. You can find the email contact details on your booking confirmation. Cancellation and change fees are outlined below:


  • A minimum cancellation fee of $25 per booking will apply to all cancellations. This fee excludes tour operator fees which will vary at the discretion of the supplier/s involved.
  • Cancellations within 48 hours of the tour, activity, accommodation, transport item commencing will incur a 100% cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued.
  • No- shows/ failure to check- in for any tour, activity, accommodation, and/or transport item is considered a cancellation and a refund will not be issued.
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  • Booking changes and amendments must be made 5 business days prior to the confirmed date of commencement for the tour, activity, accommodation, or transport item.
  • Booking changes and amendments to any booking made within 48 hours of the tour, activity, accommodation, and/or transport item may result in full cancellation and rebooking of each item and will therefore be charged full cancellation fees.
  • Each change/ amendment after confirmation will incur a minimum fee of $25 per person, per change/ amendment. This fee is in addition to any fees imposed by the tour operator which will vary in line with the cancellation and change terms and conditions of the tour operator involved.

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  • If there is accommodation included in this YHA Experiences product and you are not already a member of YHA Australia, membership will be included as part as your first night’s stay
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Last updated 19th January 2021

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