Top end Kakadu 4WD tour - 5 days

per person
  • Jim Jim.jpg
    Fun at Jim Jim Falls Beach
  • Koolpin Gorge pools.jpg
    Secluded Swimming at Koolpin Gorge
  • Koolpin Gorge.jpg
    Hike into Koolpin Gorge
  • Maguk Barramundi Gorge.jpg
    Floating Your Troubles away at Maguk Barramundi Gorge
  • Rock Pools top of Twin Falls.jpg
    Kicking Back in the Rock Pools above Twin Falls
  • Top of the escarpment.jpg
    Top of the world at Nourlangie

Territory Expeditions

Explore Kakadu National Park at its best and discover all the spectacular sights of the Top End, on this amazing outback adventure. Package includes 2 FREE nights at Darwin YHA.

Day 1 – Gunlom Falls

After a good night’s sleep at Darwin YHA, wake up early for the journey to Kakadu National Park. We travel the old Jim Jim Road, arriving at the beautiful White Lily Billabong in time for morning tea, before heading to Gunlom Falls for a hike to the top of the waterfall.  Enjoy spectacular views while you swim in the refreshing pools, sit back and relax on the sandy beach at the base of the falls or dive into the natural plunge pool. This place is so magical we set up camp for the night by the waterfall away from all the crowds. (L, D)


Day 2 – Jarrangbarnmi (Koolpin Gorge)

Spend the whole day exploring Jarrangbarnmi (Koolpin Gorge), a place so exclusive only 40 visitors a day are allowed to visit. Learn about why this gorge is so special to the Indigenous Dreamtime story – the name ‘Jarrangbarnmi’ comes from the local Aboriginal words ‘jarrang’, meaning flood or big water flow, and ‘barn’, meaning rift or gap – and be amazed by the tale of how this place was formed. It’s a challenging hike up through the gorge but you’re rewarded with jaw-dropping rock pools, waterfalls and rocky landscapes. After a spectacular day we make our way back to our camp at Gunlom Falls for a campfire dinner. (B, L, D)


Day 3 – Kakadu National Park

Take the entire day to hike, explore and swim in the beautiful waterholes of Maguk (Barramundi Gorge). Our guide will reveal a few secret swimming holes, including a secret underwater network of interconnected pools among the rocks that flow into a small lake. Tonight we stay at our exclusive safari camp at Garnamarr, at the base of the escarpment. (B, L, D)


Day 4 – Twin Falls and Jim Jim Falls

After breakfast we get our 4WD on and head to Twin Falls. Climb the escarpment to the top of the falls for a swim in the secluded crystal clear pools. A short climb up Budjimi Lookout rewards you with breathtaking views of the ancient Arnhemland Escarpment. After lunch, take a 1km hike through a monsoonal vine forest to the base of Jim Jim Falls to enjoy a relaxing afternoon of swimming and chilling out on the beach. All that exercise will work up an appetite and you’re in for a treat at our camp at Mardugal, with a Great Aussie BBQ including crocodile, buffalo and kangaroo. (B, L, D)


Day 5 – Nourlangie Rock and Corooboree Billabong

This morning we visit Nourlangie Rock, an ancient Aboriginal art site, before walking up to Gunwhardewharde lookout for dazzling views across Arnhemland as well as a stop at the Bowali Information Centre. On the road back to Darwin, we’ll witness the incredible birdlife at the Mamakala Wetlands then make one final stop at the stunning Corroborree Billabong for a wildlife cruise, which provides a great opportunity to get some happy snaps of the native Aussie animals. Then it’s sadly time to say goodbye to Kakadu National Park as we head back into Darwin. (B, L)


Kakadu National Park and its surrounds are a beautiful, remote and wild place. We’ll try to follow the itinerary but some sights are seasonal and can change at any time due to weather conditions and cultural significance. Access to Twin and Jim Jim Falls cannot be guaranteed. If we are unable to access the falls they will be substituted with something just as awesome. 


  • Includes 2 FREE nights multishare accommodation at Darwin YHA
  • 5 Day / 4 Night 4WD Kakadu Tour with an awesome tour guide
  • Pick up and drop off Darwin YHA
  • Tasty meals on tour
  • All local fees and charges
  • Camping in tents and swags
  • Small group, maximum 9 fellow travellers
  • Travel in a decked out, air conditioned 4WD
  • Authentic Indigenous cultural experiences
  • Adventure based itinerary for all you fit and active people

Tours depart

Departs Darwin YHA 6:30am
Arrives Darwin YHA on Day 5 Approximately 5:30pm
Tour Operates June to September
Tour Departs Tuesday
Please book for the date you want to jump on the tour


A sleeping bag is mighty useful for this tour. You can hire one from your guide for $15, or bring your own. Let us know when you book if you need a sleeping bag.


From 01/06/2018 until 30/09/2018
Options Nights Price (AUD) Select
Top End Kakadu 4WD Tour + 2 Nights Multishare Accommodation 6 $1125

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Things You Should Know


  • A sense of adventure
  • Luggage up to 10kg per person
  • Good walking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Hat
  • Water bottle
  • Swimming gear



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 A$25 per person and per amendment.

Amendments are subject to availability.

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