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3 Day Arnhem Land and Kakadu Adventure (POOAK) for your next Australian holiday.
Kakadu National Park Arnhem Land
Darwin and reutrning to Darwin

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About this tour: Uncover natural and spiritual charms in Australia's north.

Head into the heart of the Northern Territorys rugged Top End on a short but sweet three-day tour.. Learn about local mythology and customs from a Bininj (indigenous) 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 Australias rugged north.

3 Day Arnhem Land and Kakadu Adventure

Valid:
01 April 2018 - 31 March 2019 -Operating April till October

Tour Code:
POBAK - 3 Day Arnhem Land and Kakadu Adventure

Trip Style:
Basix

Tour Theme:
Explorer, Indigenous Culture, Short Breaks, Wildlife

Tour Departs From:
Tour Departs From: Default pick up 06:50am The Youth Shack Darwin (69 Mitchell Street)

Tour Finishes:
Tour Finishes: Central Darwin accommodation early evening day 3

Ages:
Min 12

Max People:
Group Size: Min 1, Max 15

Tour Departs:
01APR18-31MAY18: Tue Fri
01JUN18-31AUG18: Tue Fri Sun
01SEP18-31OCT18: Tue Fri

Themes:
Explorer, Short Breaks, Wildlife

Tour Accommodation:
Camping (with shared facilities) (1 night), Permanent, furnished tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 night)

Australia 4 tours is under the Australia 4 Wheel Drive Rentals  selfdrive and tours group based in Australia.

Price:
AUD $1150 per person (April-September)
Additional services - Sleeping bag purchase (Basix) AUD $35

All prices are in Australian Dollars (includes 10% GST) based on per person
Levies included: National Park park fee.

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Why we love this trip
Learn about the cultural importance of these spectacular landscapes through the eyes of experienced knowledgeable guides including a local Bininj (indigenous) Guluyambi guide.
The Mawurndaddja rock art and occupation complex offers a unique insight into ancient indigenous 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

Is this trip right for you?
This trip is part of a longer combination trip. There is a transfer back to Darwin on day three from Pine Creek. If you wish to travel on the five day itinerary, please search PNTK5 on our website.
You'll spend some nights of the trip sleeping in outback camping grounds. While conditions can be basic and facilities are minimal, this is all part of the adventure. You'll need to pitch in with preparing meals and cleaning.
This trip requires a moderate level of fitness as it involves a lot of walking, allowing you to truly enjoy the surrounding nature. Some hikes are longer and more challenging than others. Please bring sturdy, comfortable walking shoes and comfortable clothing.
Temperatures in the Top End can be extreme. During the day the weather can be hot (and the Australian sun is strong) so please bring appropriate clothing, use sun protection and drink plenty of water. In the evenings temperatures really drop, so ensure you have base layers and warm clothing.

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ITINERARY

Day 1: Darwin - Kakadu and Arnhem Land

We leave Darwin with a bright and early start, and head to the World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park. Firstly, we make our way to see the stunning rock art at Ubirr before climbing to the top of a lookout to see the sprawling Nardab Floodplain. 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 regions 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 indigenous 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 evenings 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)

 

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)

Accommodation Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 night)

Included Activities Guluyambi Cultural Cruise Mawurndaddja rock art and occupation complex

Meals Included Lunch Dinner

 

Day 2: Kakadu National Park

Early this morning after breakfast, travel by 4WD to Twin Falls. Experience this spectacular gorge aboard a boat shuttle thats 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

Accommodation Camping (with shared facilities) (1 night)

Included Activities Jim Jim Falls Walk Twin Falls Walk Twin Falls Gorge River shuttle

Meals Included Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

Day 3: Darwin

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 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.

Included Activities Maguk (Barramundi Gorge) Pine Creek Gold-Mining Centre

Meals Included Breakfast Lunch


Seasonal access to Jim Jim Gorge walk

What to bring on tour:
Booked and paid E-Ticket, Sturdy walking shoes, hat and sunscreen, toiletries, warm clothing in winter, water bottle (1.5L), torch, insect repellent/net, camera and batteries or charger, Second pair of shoes that can get wet, extra towel for swimming, Power pack for charging without electricity.

What's Included in tour:
Meals 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
Transport All Terrain vehicle
Accommodation Camping (with shared facilities) (1 night), Permanent, furnished tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 night)

Activities:
Guluyambi Cultural Cruise Mawurndaddja rock art and occupation complex Jim Jim Falls Walk Twin Falls Walk Twin Falls Gorge River shuttle Maguk (Barramundi Gorge) Pine Creek Gold-Mining Centre


Wildlife Cruise



Waterfall Gorge



Accommodation: Permanent, furnished tented camp (with shared facilities) (3 nights)
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Important notes
1. This trip starts in Darwin at approximately 6:50am and finishes early evening day three. Onward travel should be booked the following day.

2. Permits to Arnhem Land and Kakadu National Park will be arrange for you in advance.

Dietary Requirements
Passengers with special meal requirements or food allergies MUST ensure they or their travel agent inform Intrepid/ATA of this at the time of booking. Food for the trip is purchased prior to commencement and special requirements cannot be catered for after departing. If you have not notified us prior to departure, you may be asked to pay for any additional food yourself. Due to the nature of our trips food is basic but plentiful.

We provide the below substitutes, please bring your own staples if you require specific foods not listed below:
No Pork (Alternative to Ham provided) No Dairy (soy milk provided) Vegetarian (additional veg and vegie burgers provided) Vegan (supply of additional fruit and veg provided) Gluten Free (cereal, bread, wraps, pasta, snack bars, sweet and savoury biscuits provided) *Religious dietary requirements and specifically prepared/sourced produce is not able to be catered for.

Itineraries
^^Itineraries may vary and/or attractions be substituted for any cause including seasonal conditions, weather extremes, and traditional owner/national park requirements. Note that the opening dates of waterfalls (including Twin and Jim Jim Falls) and attractions vary each year and can change on a daily basis in the wet and shoulder seasons. Visit this website to see live updates on which areas of the park will be open: http://kakaduroadreport.wordpress.com/ or contact our Reservations team. Alternative activities will be substituted at the tour guides' discretion, dependent on local conditions. See terms and conditions of travel for full details.

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is compulsory for all international travellers and should be taken out at the time of booking. We recommend Australian citizens take out a domestic travel insurance policy which covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.

Default Pickup Point
The default pick up point is where we will meet you for your tour, unless you or your travel agent requests an alternative location (contact our Reservations team for more information). It is your responsibility to contact us with your preferred pick up point well ahead of departure. We do not take responsibility for missed tours if we have not been advised of an alternative in advance and you are not at the default location on time.

Safaris must be reconfirmed 48 hours prior to departure
Safaris must be reconfirmed 48 hours prior to departure to confirm pick-up location and time by phone direct with the tour operator - (Details of the tour operator is on your E-Ticket).

Trip may operate combined
Trip may operate combined with passengers travelling on a 4 day itinerary (PNTY4C)

Meal Abbreviations
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner.

 

Gunlom  Falls

Above on Day 3 head to either Maguk (Barramundi Gorge) or Gunlom Falls (above) and cool off with a dip in the plunge pools.

 

Tour Operator
The relationship between ATA and Intrepid Australia For over 25 years, Intrepid Travel and Adventure Tours Australia have been leading brands in the adventure travel business. With Intrepid's global product range and Adventure Tours' local knowledge, the two brands joined force in 2011 to provide the ultimate range of Australian product with Intrepid running all of it's local trips under the Adventure Tours Australia name. Today we're proud to bring Aussie-made trips to the world, both here with Adventure Tours and overseas through the Intrepid brand, so no matter which brand you have booked through, you're travelling with the best.

Vehicle:


All Terrain Vehicles
They are fully air conditioned with reclining seats, footrests, luggage storage area and with a removal water barrel often near the front door. There are no toilets on board but ample stops and breaks along the road.
Red Centre
Rosa Isuzu 600 Mitsubishi Canter o Isuzu NPS300 BCI Cruiser Isuzu FRD500 Mitsubishi Fuso Bus
Top End/West Coast
Isuzu 600 (West Coast) Isuzu 800 (Top End) Isuzu 750 (Top End) Isuzu 550 (Top End) Isuzu 500 (Top End).
All NT trips are scheduled to run in the all-terrain vehicles. The only times in the Red Centre we would us a Rosa is as a backup option or for private charters if requested.

Tour All Terrain Vehicles


Fitness Level:
Maximum Walks: Two and three day trips that include easy walking. Hikes up to 6-8kms per day. A reasonable level of fitness is required as there will be some walking to view places of interest. Suitable for soft adventures with a passion for bushwalking and exploring. Passengers must be fit and active.

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The Tour Difference

Scheduled tours operate.
As one of Northern Territory's leading small group safari company, the operator run tours to some of Australia's most famous landmarks including Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kakadu National Park.
From the tropical Top End to the spiritual heart of the Red Centre, from Aboriginal Culture to abundant wildlife - our experienced guides will help you discover the best of this unique and special state.
The tour operator is an award winning company specialising in active, small group safaris for the adventurous traveller.
We offer an extensive range of tours exploring the highlights and hidden delights of the Northern Territory, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia and Tropical North Queensland.
Their tours are nature-based with the emphasis on the unique scenery, wildlife and Aboriginal culture of each area and they cater for everyone from the fit and adventurous who want to get off the beaten track to those who prefer the sound of soft adventure and more comfortable facilities!

Fitness Ratings:
Alongside every ATA trip we have included physical ratings. These are designed to give you an idea of how demanding (or not) each trip is.
1 out of 5: Leisurely paced day trips. Minimal physical exertion required.
2 out of 5: Two and three day trips that include easy walking.
3 out of 5: Short participatory-level camping trips, walks thatll get your heart rate up and extended periods in the elements.
4 out of 5: Fairly basic camping on most nights, limited amenities and some long (and challenging) walks. A high level of fitness required.
5 out of 5: The hardest of the hardcore. Long trips to remote destinations with limited facilities. Excellent health and fitness is essential.

 

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Reichardt Road, Winnellie 0820
Darwin, Northern Territory Australia
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Email: info@Australia4tours.com

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