This epic, tailored adventure across World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park and Arnhem Land winds through stunning floodplains and escarpments in search of the formidable saltwater crocodile, many of the region’s 280 bird species, adorable marsupials and mammals, and incredible flora. See spectacular landscapes and experience the world’s oldest-living culture as we take you on a journey into the Northern Territory’s Top End. You’ll experience some of the most picturesque scenery in Australia as we travel through Kakadu and off the beaten track into Arnhem Land. Enjoy exclusive access to the Top End on this small group, safari-style 4WD tour, all while staying at Lord’s private tented camp.
Darwin to Kakadu
This morning your guide will collect you from your accommodation in Darwin from 8.30am. We begin our journey south on the Stuart Highway before turning onto the Arnhem Highway, which leads west to World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park. Our first stop en route is Fogg Dam Reserve. The dam has year-round water coverage, which assures its position as an important feeding and roosting site for a wide variety of water birds and other animals. Next up it’s onto Mary River wetlands where we’ll enjoy a 45-minute airboat safari – a truly unique experience that travels through the seemingly endless floodplains of the Mary River wetlands system spotting crocodiles and countless birds. You’ll feel like you’re hovering above a blanket of lilies and reeds, adding to the natural beauty of your surroundings. Afterwards, enter into Kakadu via the Old Darwin Road. Our last stop for today is at Cooinda. Here you’ll experience one of Kakadu’s icons – Yellow Water Billabong – on a sunset cruise. This 10sq.km pristine environment supports a truly wonderful variety of plants, birds, crocodiles and Top End wildlife. The wildlife on this pristine billabong is too numerous to mention, you may see saltwater crocodiles, a jacana bird walking on water, the magnificent sea eagle or any one of the many other 280 species that call this billabong home. Here you can witness at close quarters the wealth of wildlife in this tranquil habitat and enjoy a stunning Top End sunset.
Jarrangbarnmi (Koolpin Gorge)
Arnhem Land and Injalak Arts
Jim Jim and Twin falls
Maguk, Barramundi Creek and return to Darwin