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Awe-Inspiring Five Day Kakadu & Litchfield Walking Tour
Journey to the spectacular top end of Australia and embark on a once-in-a-life-time five day/four night guided Kakadu and Litchfield Walking Tour for only $1,799 per person (twin share) instead of $2,750 - includes all meals and accommodation
The vast red earth of the Northern Territory is yours to behold as you walk the trails of the World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park and Litchfield National Park - a truly unique journey combining adventurous daily walks through a region most only ever dream of one day visiting
The tour to the vast and untamed Kakadu and Litchfield regions begins in Darwin where you will drive 250km to Jabiru- visiting cascading waterfalls and billabongs, sacred indigenous sites, World Heritage Listed natural wonders and more on this journey of a lifetime - before journeying onto Litchfied and finally making the 150km drive from Litchfield to Darwin to return
Your daily guided walks will take you to such incredible sites as Fogg Dam, the beautiful Mamukala Wetlands, Anbangbang Billabong and more
See the Ubirr rock art gallery, the incredible Bardedjilidji Walk and the Mangarre Rainforest Walk, board the Yellow Water Cruise and keep an eye open for giant crocs, egrets, sea eagles, swim in the Barramundi Gorge and much more
Check out the 'Itinerary' tab for more information
Four nights of twin-share accommodation staying three nights at the Anbinik Kakadu Resort in Jabiru and one night at The Batchelor Resort in the Litchfield National Park - see the 'Facilites' tab for more information
Comfortable mini coach transfers to and from a central Darwin location
Delicious daily continental style breakfasts - enjoy cereals and porridge, yoghurt, stewed fruits, toast with a variety of spreads and more
Fuel up with daily lunches including a mouthwatering spread of salad, hard boiled eggs, deli meat, tuna, wraps and bread
Feast on nightly two course dinners prepared by your guides - enjoy dining on a selection of mouthwatering cuisine including succulent salmon, juicy porterhouse steak, filling pasta dishes, side salads, delicious desserts of fruit salad, pavlova, ice cream, poached pears and more
Plenty of trail mix and fresh fruit to snack on throughout your daily walks plus the kettle is always ready to boil for a mug tea, coffee or milo and a biscuit
Qualified and knowledgeable guides for the duration of your walking tour
All entry fees throughout the duration of your trek
Travelling by yourself or don't want to share a room? Single traveller options are available for an surcharge of $350 (see 'Fine Print' for further information)
No need to worry about getting your preferred dates. The Booking Guarantee means that if you try to make a booking within 14 days from purchase and can't get your preferred dates in the validity period, you can get a full refund
How to Book Your Travel Dates! Once you purchase your preferred Luxury Escapes package, you will receive a travel voucher with the direct reservation details for the tour operator. When you are ready to finalise your travel dates and confirm your booking, contact the tour operator directly through the reservation email provided in the voucher
Click on the 'Fine Print' tab above to read all the terms and conditions relating to this offer
What We Like
Park Trek Walking Holidays are the experts in guided walking tours and have perfected the art of experiencing the great outdoors by foot - let the knowledgeable guides take care of you as you experience Australia like never before
Kakadu National Park is as breathtaking as it is big - this biodiverse nature preserve is home to over 2000 species of flora and fauna including saltwater crocs and flatback turtles and is the largest national park in Australia spanning some 20,000 square kilometers
Though not as big, Litchfield National Park is just as stunning - visitors can experience awe-inspiring waterfalls, rock formations as well as many species of native mammals and marsupials call this stretch of land home including the wallabies, kangaroos and sugar gliders
You can check all the conditions which apply to this deal by clicking on the "Fine Print" tab above
Valid for specific walks departing from June 2016 to July 2016
Tour Dates: 18 June to 22 June 2016, 24 June to 28 June 2016, 21 July to 25 July 2016, and 27 July to 31 July 2016
Information accurate as of 26 April 2016, and are subject to change. Please contact the tour operator to confirm availability
Please note, accommodation is strictly based on departure dates
Booking Guarantee: Make a booking within 14 days from the date of purchase and if you don't get your preferred dates within the validity period of the deal then we will give you a FULL refund. Please note that evidence of an attempted booking must be provided to our Support Team via email no more than 2 days after the 14 day period. At this point, we will escalate with management to try and secure your preferred dates and if they are still unavailable, a full refund will be payable
Strictly subject to availability and please book early to lock in your preferred dates. After the booking guarantee period, bookings for specific dates during the validity period will be accepted on a first in, best dressed basis
Voucher is valid for tour and accommodation only and does not include flights, these must be purchased separately
Bookings are essential and are subject to availability
Voucher is valid for one person ONLY (twin share). You must purchase and redeem TWO VOUCHERS per booking if travelling with someone, or a single traveller surcharge will apply
Single travellers will be matched with a same gender traveller sleeping in a twin share room with double and twin beds available, please advise at the time of booking. Single travellers can stay in a private room for a surcharge of $350, payable direct to the tour company
Please note, this tour is not suitable for children. Guests under the age of 18 are not permitted on the tour
Maximum Tour Capacity: The maximum tour capacity is 15 people. Minimum group size of 7 people required for tour to depart
Vouchers cannot be combined to extend stay
All surcharges are payable directly to the hotel
Offer only available for consecutive nightly stays
Return transfers are included; pick-up on day one and drop-off on day four will be from the Mitchell Street, Darwin location. Please note the specific location and times will be advised on booking, arrival times are approximate
Guests are required to bring only a soft bag with a max. weight of 15kg instead of a solid suitcase. Soft bags are more forgiving in terms of storage and easier for the tour crew to handle. Please also be aware that your luggage may get dust on it while travelling in the trailer
Please note, Park Trek Walking Tours are able to accommodate guests specific dietary requirements. Please inform the tour company at the time of booking of any dietary requirements you have
Please note, alcohol is not included however guests aged 18 years and older may bring their own or purchase from the hotel
Strictly no refunds for this voucher for amendments and change of date - fees are at Park Trek Walking Holidays discretion/policy
Additional expenses such as (but not limited to) flights are not included with this voucher
Travel insurance is strongly recommended. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this voucher
Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or on existing reservations
Any unused portion of the package is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for other services or cash
Voucher must be presented at check-in
Package cannot be split
The value and comparative savings has been determined based on the resorts published rack rates and the value of inclusions. Please be advised that rack rates may not be reflective of actual rates being charged, dependant on the timing and manner of your booking and therefore are only indicative of the level of saving
All activities, services and menu options are subject to availability
Redemption instructions can be found on your voucher
How to get there
Getting to Darwin is easy! With flights departing daily from most major cities
Park Trek Walking Holidays
Our Booking Guarantee is our commitment to you to ensure that you get to travel when you want to travel and not when you have to travel.
And why do we offer this?
Well it's quite simple, we love to travel just as much as you do and we understand that it's hard to find dates to suit your work, family and personal commitments, so we guarantee you that if you can't get the dates you want we will give you a full refund. Yes, that's right...a 100% money back guarantee if you aren't able to book the dates that you want! It can't get much better than that!
How does it work?
It's very simple - make your booking request within 14 days of purchase and if you don't get your preferred dates (within the validity period) you will receive a FULL Refund. If you aren't able to get your preferred dates you'll get a refund directly back to your credit card (or PayPal account). Please note, if you get your preferred dates and later change your mind on when you want to travel, the Booking Guarantee will not apply to your request for a change of dates.
What do I need to do?
Make a booking within 14 days from the date of purchase and if you don't get your preferred dates within the validity period of the deal then we will give you a FULL refund. Please note that evidence of an attempted booking must be provided to our Support Team via email no more than 2 days after the 14 day period. At this point, we will escalate with management to try and secure your preferred dates and if they are still unavailable, a full refund will be payable
Minimal effort for maximum peace of mind! Purchase with confidence and assurance.
Five Day Kakadu & Litchfield Walking Tour
Walking: 3km (easy) – approx. 2 hours
Meals: lunch and dinner
We pick up in Central Darwin at 8.45am and aim to depart at 9am.
Our first stop is at Fogg Dam where we stop for a view of the wetlands. Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve is one of several parks in the lower Adelaide River catchment that provides a haven for wildlife.
We’ll then head off and stop at Windows on the Wetlands Visitor Centre which is perched on Beatrice Hill, one of the highest points on the Adelaide River floodplain.
We head onwards to the Bark Hutt refreshment stop, where we’ll have lunch. After lunch we enter World heritage-listed Kakadu National Park and stop off at beautiful Mamukala Wetlands where we embark on an easy three-kilometre walk.
By late afternoon we will arrive into Jabiru and our accommodation at Anbinik Kakadu Resort where we unload and check into our accommodation. Guides will prepare pre-dinner nibbles and then put together a lovely two-course dinner to end the day.
Walking: 5 km (easy) – approx. 1 ½ hours for Ubirr walk (1km), approx. 1 ½ hours for the Bardedjilidji walk (2.5km), approx 1 ½ hours for the Mangarre Rainforest Walk (1.5km)
Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner
We depart for the day after breakfast and making lunches. Today we visit Bowali Visitor Centre, the spectacular Ubirr rock art gallery, Cahills Crossing (the entry into Arnhem Land) and we embark on the Bardedjilidji walk and the Mangarre rainforest walk.
Ubirr is one of Kakadu National Park’s most famous Aboriginal rock art galleries. Climb the moderately steep 250 metre track to a rocky outlook with views across the floodplains.
The Bardedjilidji art walk is a 2.5km loop that provides a close up look at the habitats in the East Alligator area as it meanders amongst sandstone outliers, through small pockets of monsoon vine forest and paperbark woodland and past wetland areas.
The Mangarre rainforest walk meanders through the monsoon rainforest of the East Alligator River and features a viewing platform of the river (no swimming).
There is also the option of doing a 5pm flight over the Kakadu Escarpment today.
Two course-dinner prepared by your guides
Walking: up to 16 km (moderate to difficult) – approx. 2 hours for Nourlangie walk (1.5km), approx. 1 hour for the Anbangbang Billabong Walk (2.5km), approx 6 hours for the Barrk Sandstone Walk (12km)
Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner
We depart for the day after breakfast and making lunches. Today we visit the amazing Nourlangie Rock Art site, Anbangbang Billabong and embark on the 12km Barrk Sandstone Walk.
The Barrk Sandstone Walk takes you from Anbangbang Gallery to the top of Burrunggui (Nourlangie), across the top then down a gully to the woodland at the base. There is an option to do a smaller section of this walk if you are not up to walking the entire 12km loop.
At Nourlangie you can see how local Aboriginal people lived in this area through changing times. The rock art here is simply astounding and you will see the world-famous Namarrgon, lightning man, (among many others) at Anbangbang gallery.
The beautiful walk around Anbangbang Billabong is not to be missed and you get a spectacular view of Nourlangie from this trail. A myriad of birdlife can also be spotted here from Jabiru to Brolga, magpie geese to spoonbills. (Of course no swimming).
After spending the day around Nourlangie we head back to our accommodation for pre dinner nibbles followed by a two course-dinner prepared by your guides
Walking: 2 km (easy) – approx. 1 hour walking (swim at the end)
Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Today we have a slightly earlier start, make our lunches and then head off for a morning jam-packed with Top-End wildlife on board the Yellow Water Cruise. On board you will see giant crocodiles, a vast range of resident birdlife including jacana, egrets, jabiru, sea eagles, magpie geese and many other native species. Float through Paperbark forests and see pandanus and fresh water mangroves that line the shore.
After this amazing and memorable cruise, we head about an hour south down the Kakadu Hwy and into Maguk (Barramundi Gorge) for a walk and swim. This short 2km return walk takes you up to the lovely plunge pools and waterfalls of Maguk. The walk meanders by the Barramundi Creek through monsoon forest before leading you to the pristine waters of the plunge pools.
After a glorious and relaxing swim we board the vehicles and head further south to Litchfield where we check into our accommodation at The Batchelor Resort
Walking: 5 km (easy)
Meals: breakfast, lunch
Our last day on tour today. After breakfast and lunch making we pack up the trailer and visit Tolmer Falls, Florence Falls, Buley Rockholes and the magnetic termite mounds.
We walk to the lookout at Tolmer Falls where we stand on the viewing platform to see the water cascading over escarpments into a deep plunge pool, and continue walking to rock pools above the falls.
The Florence Creek Walk links Florence Falls and Buley Rockhole (both offering beautiful swimming opportunities). As you walk, look out for birdlife, including kingfishers, honey-eaters, fairy-wrens and pigeons. Other wildlife to spot includes brown bandicoots and northern quolls. Or you might be lucky enough to see black flying foxes (bats) roosting in the trees.
One of Litchfield National Park’s most impressive sights is the hundreds of termite mounds standing up to two metres high in a wide swathe of empty ground. Up to 100 years old, these structures are unique to northern Australia. Stroll through the area and marvel at what are enormous magnetic compasses, with their thin edges pointing north-south and broad backs east-west.
We’ll then head off and return to Darwin about 5pm
Anbinik Lakeview Resort
Our first three nights will be spent in the Anbinik Lakeview Resort in Jabiru. Here we stay in two bedroom cabins which has shared bathroom facilities for the two rooms in each cabin. Rooms are twin share/double (unless a single room has been requested at the time of booking).
Rooms are cleaned each day as are all of the facilities. Towels and soap are provided and each room has air-conditioning, a fridge, TV and tea/coffee making facilities. We cater for each of the three night’s dinners here. Continental breakfast and lunch making spread is set out each day so everyone can make their lunch (using plastic container and cooler bag provided) prior to the day’s activities.
There is a guest pool at Anbinik which is open from 7am to 10pm and laundry facilities (open 24 hours).
The Batchelor Resort
Our final night is spent at The Batchelor Resort. Here we are accommodated in motel-style rooms, each has its own ensuite and television. We cater for both night’s dinners plus breakfasts.