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Kakadu Walk

Kakadu National Park Walk

A 5-day Pack Free walk

Our 5-day pack free Kakadu guided walk explores the spectacular stone escarpment and dramatic scenery of Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory of Australia. This timeless place is the largest national park in Australia, covering almost 20,000 square kilometres and is home to over 2,000 plant species, amazing wildlife, hundreds of bird species and Aboriginal rock art paintings dating to prehistoric times.

This guided walking tour has been designed to explore the best National Parks of Kakadu in extra comfort staying in the best hotels in each rooms with splendid restaurant meals all served with Australian wines. You’ll explore Litchfield in the Top End of Australia. Kakadu National Park is made up of several regions including the East Alligator Region, Nourlangie Region, Jim Jim Falls region and Mary River region. Our journey will ensure you have the complete Kakadu experience as we enjoy the best walks in all four of these special and unique areas. No need to carry heavy overnight packs or cook your own food, this walk has been designed for those looking for an affordable multi-day walking experience with all the creature comforts.

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Pack Free Walking Experience

One of the biggest drawcards of this tour is that our guests won’t be asked to carry their clothes or overnight bags for the entire tour, these will be transported for you each day. With Life’s An Adventure, you will carry as little as your water bottle, camera and lunch each day!

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De Lago Resort

Lake Bennett

We’ve chosen the best accommodation in each location to minimise your travelling time to each walk. Our accommodation is on the banks of Lake Bennett and has the most amazing views in a beautiful, tranquil setting. The Lakeview Rooms have been extensively refurbished, and each has a beautiful private deck overlooking the lake.

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Mercure Crocodile Hotel

Jabiru

We spend one night in the Mercure Crocodile Hotel, the best hotel in the town of Jabiru. Enjoy the night in this idyllic retreat with its spacious rooms with comfy beds and ensuites. Dinners will be enjoyed in the charming Escarpment restaurant offering splendid dishes highlighting the tastes and flavours of Kakadu, all served with Australian wines.

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Cooinda Lodge

Cooinda Yellow Waters Region

We’ve chosen 2 nights at Cooinda Lodge for its close proximity to the amazing walks of southern Kakadu. This beautiful outback Lodge beside Yellow Water Billabong features a swimming pool to cool off after a day’s walk and modern air-conditioned rooms with ensuite. Dinners at the lodge are a true outdoor Australian alfresco dining experience. With a wonderful menu featuring an array of local produce such as barramundi and crocodile.

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Yellow Water Billabong cruise

Wow-Mazing Inclusion

During your stay at Cooinda enjoy a Wow-mazing experience of an amazing Yellow Water Billabong cruise. This indigenous -operated cruise meanders through the iconic Yellow Waters Billabong and tributaries of the South Alligator River. The birdlife in these wetlands is prolific and is home to over 60 species including a large number of Whistling ducks and magpie geese. You may be lucky enough to see the unique jabiru, jacana or brolga and there’s a good chance of spotting the many crocodile that live in the billabong too.

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Our CEO Guides

Chief Experience Officers

Our guides are truly exceptional at what they do. We call them our CEOs – Chief Experience Officers and it’s their job to ensure your tour exceeds your expectations. Our guide’s caring attitude and wonderful outgoing nature ensure your tour is relaxing, fun and informative.

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Local Produce and wines

Included on your tour

Mealtime is a special time on tour. Not only does it provide the opportunity to get to know your fellow travellers in a relaxed environment, but it also allows you to sample regional specialities. On tour we have many highlight dinners including a special outdoor campfire dinner at Hawk Dreaming Lodge and at Cooinda lodge enjoy outdoor dining under the stars with the choice of regional delicacies such as crocodile and emu.

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Personalised Tours

and personalised service

Our group sizes are small and intimate with a maximum of 12 people, we find this delivers more personalised service, a great social environment and has less impact on the environment.

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Genuinely all-inclusive

We provide a genuinely all-inclusive experience. When you travel with us you won’t need to keep putting your hand in your pocket to pay for additional items not included in your tour, such as meals, wine, activities, cruises.

NO Credit Cards Fees!

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Tour Itinerary

Tour Inclusions
Kakadu Walk

This is an all-inclusive tour with no hidden extras:

PACK-FREE WALKING

  • Pack Free Walk – Carry only a day pack

WOW-MAZING EXPERIENCES INCLUDED:

  • Wildlife cruise Yellow Waters Billabong

BEST ACCOMMODATION IN EACH AREA:

  • 1 night in lakeside De Lago Resort at Lake Bennett
  • 1 night in in the Mercure Crocodile Hotel – the best hotel in Jabiru
  • Deluxe 2 nights accommodation at beautiful Cooinda Lodge, Yellow Waters

SPECIAL WALKING EXPERIENCE:

  • 4WD tour and walk to Jim Jim Falls*
  • Walk all 4 regions of Kakadu National Park – you won’t miss the best!

SUPERB MEALS & WINE:

  • 3 x delicious restaurant dinners featuring beautiful local produce served with Australian wine
  • 4 x buffet breakfasts
  • 5 x lunches

GUIDES & TRANSFERS:

  • Professionally guided and Kakadu accredited – Our CEO’s – Chief Experience Officers are passionate, well trained and enthusiastic with the ability to bring to life a depth of information
  • Transfers to/from Darwin to Kakadu in our 4WD bus
  • National Park Fees
  • Fresh fruit and trail mix to enjoy during your walk
Day 1: Litchfield National Park Walk
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SUGGESTED PRE-TOUR ACCOMMODATION: We suggest the Novotel Atrium Darwin ideally located on the esplanade overlooking Darwin Harbour.

MEET TIME: 6.45am meet in the foyer of the Novotel Atrium Darwin

TRAIL NOTES: Total walking: 7kms. Grade moderate.

TERRAIN: A combination of formal paved path and natural trail that can be rocky underfoot. Short, steep ascent and descent at Tolmer Falls.

WALK ITINERARY: Our journey begins at the Novotel Atrium Darwin where you will meet your guides. From here we travel to Litchfield National Park for the first of our walking adventures. This beautiful National Park is renowned for its stunning waterfalls which cascade from a sandstone plateau called the Tabletop Range.  Today’s walk takes us from Florence Falls to beautiful Buley Rockhole. Along the track, you will experience plenty of birdlife, including honeyeaters, kingfishers and pigeons. Besides birdlife, you might spot other wildlife as well including northern quolls and black flying foxes. Arriving at Buley Rockhole we stop for a refreshing dip in the crystal clear waters and watch the streams cascading over the rocks in this beautiful oasis. After lunch, we continue walking to the lookout at Tolmer Falls, where you can view water cascading into a stunning pool below and linger in the rock pools above the falls. Afterwards, we make a brief stop at spectacular Wangi Falls, surrounded by monsoon rainforest where you can enjoy a cool swim in the pool. Afterwards, we head to our accommodation at De Lago Resort, nestled on the shores of Lake Bennett. In the evening we enjoy a hearty dinner served with wine and chat about the day’s adventures.

Day 2: Kakadu Ubirr Walk - Jabiru
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TRAIL NOTES: Total walking: 3kms. Medium walk includes 250m climb

TERRAIN: A combination of formal paved path and natural trail that can be rocky underfoot. There is a short climb, over uneven rock, at Ubirr.

WALKING ITINERARY: Enjoy a hearty breakfast before we farewell Litchfield National Park. Our aim today, is to get you straight to Kakadu National Park so you can maximise your time in this special region with its spectacular sandstone escarpments and dramatic scenery. Kakadu National Park is made up of several regions including the East Alligator Region, Nourlangie Region, Jim Jim and Twin Falls region and Mary River region. Our journey will ensure you experience the best walks in each of these special and unique areas. Upon arrival in Kakadu, we will visit the Border Store which is run by Injalak Arts that have beautiful painting on bark, handprinted fabrics and weavings before enjoying lunch at Cahills Crossing with viewing platforms over the river.  From here we make our way to Ubirr to see the fascinating rock art. Our walk takes us through a series of natural rock galleries with paintings documenting ancient human interaction with the environment. A few galleries have an extra element of intrigue with some of the first interactions with non-Aboriginal people recorded, once we reach the top of the escarpment enjoy stunning views over Kakadu. Afterwards we return to Jabiru to our accommodation for the evening at the Mercure Crocodile Hotel, the best hotel in Jabiru. Tonight enjoy a dinner served with wine in the charming Escaprment restaurant featuring local Kakadu flavours.

Day 3: Nourlangie Region Walk
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TRAIL NOTES: Walk 1: 4.2km, 1.5 hours of walking. Easy grade.
Walk 2: 1.5km, 2 hours of walking. Moderate Grade

TERRAIN: The first walk of the day begins with an easy, flat trail along the billabong’s edge, followed by a ladder climb and a brief scramble over rocky terrain to reach the lookout point. The second walk begins with a wide, paved track before encountering steep and rugged sections, involving scrambling over broken slabs of rock.

WALK ITINERARY: After an early breakfast, we head off early to the Nourlangie Region for a dramatic walk in Kakadu’s Stone Country. Begin your adventure with the Anbangbang Billabong and Nawurlandja Lookout track, circling the picturesque billabong where birdlife thrives and wallabies seek refuge under paperbarks. Marvel at the views of Nourlangie Rock as you navigate through shaded areas and scramble to the Nawurlandja Lookout for breathtaking vistas. Spot jabirus along the shore before concluding your journey. Then, embark on the Nourlangie Art Site track, traversing steep and rugged terrain to discover ancient Aboriginal artwork at Anbangbang Rock Shelter. Delve into stories of Nabulwinjbulwinj and Namarrgon depicted in the captivating art. Continue to Gunnwarrdehwarrdde Lookout for panoramic views before descending stone steps and concluding your exploration.

The next two nights are spent at the beautiful outback resort of Cooinda Lodge beside Yellow Water Billabong. This wonderful lodge features a swimming pool and modern air-conditioned rooms with ensuite. Tonight we enjoy true outdoor Australian alfresco dining experience. Enjoy a wonderful menu featuring wonderful local produce such as barramundi and crocodile.

Day 4: Jim Jim Falls walking and 4WD experience. Yellow Waters cruise
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TRAIL NOTES: Total walking 3 kms. Medium grade. Easier option available.

TERRAIN: This natural walking trail can be rocky and sandy underfoot. There is some scrambling over large boulders.

WALK ITINERARY: Enjoy an early breakfast then we head out by 4WD to experience the remote and spectacular Jim Jim Falls, the crown of Kakadu National Park. Our walk is to the spectacular Jim Jim Falls gorge and plunge pools. Enjoy a leisurely walk to the river where you will see views of the Jim Jim Falls gorge, you can relax here taking in the amazing views down the gorge or continue on. For those that wish to swim in the plunge pools at the base of the falls, the second half of the walk requires scrambling and rock hopping and requires a good amount of agility. The closer you get to the end of the gorge the more impressive it becomes and worth the effort to get there. Sit down and relax on the sandy white beach, take in your amazing surroundings and the pretty plunge pool surrounded by enormous vertical cliffs and after all that rock scrambling definitely go for a swim. We also have the option to walk to the top of the escarpment overlooking Jim Jim Falls for magnificent views. Afterwards, enjoy the drive back to Cooinda taking in spectacular vistas of the Arnhemland Escarpment.  In the afternoon we enjoy a billabong cruise on Yellow Waters to see the amazing array of birdlife. Tonight enjoy a relaxing outdoor dinner in the lodge restaurant.

Please note: Today’s touring is subject to the opening of Jim Jim Falls. If for any reason these areas aren’t open alternative locations will be substituted.

Day 5: Maguk Walk and Motor Car Falls Walk
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TRAIL NOTES: Total walking 8.5kms.

TERRAIN: This natural walking trail can be rocky and sandy underfoot. There is a steep climb, which is rocky and uneven.

WALK ITINERARY: After breakfast, we set off to explore the Mary River region in the southern part of Kakadu National Park to walk. Today we enjoy a series of short walks with a refreshing waterhole swim. The reward for each walk. The first of our walks take us to Maguk previously known as Barramundi Gorge an awesome gorge with a big plunge pool. The walk follows Barramundi Creek through monsoon forests with lush thick vegetation and interesting plants, birds and lizards to admire. Here we will walk to the head of the falls for magnificent views, the pool at the top of the falls is flanked by tall vertical cliffs then head on down to the plunge pools for a relaxing swim to cool off. Afterwards we head to Motor Car Falls. Surrounded by forest this small waterfall remains one of Kakadu’s hidden gems and is a favourite in the tropical summer when Kakadu’s larger falls tend to be inaccessible. Although it’s a bit of a trek at 7.5 kms return, it’s well worth the effort. Especially if you want to sit under the spray of the waterfall by swimming across the pristine pool. We may even see wallaroos along the way! Afterwards we transfer back to Darwin.

FINISH TIME: Transfer back to Darwin arriving at approximately 8.30pm

Note: due to warmer weather in the Territory our guides will determine the best walking experiences for the day. Early morning starts will mean we will walk in the cooler part of the day. Some days include several short walks. Most walks include a swim to cool off during the walks.  All walks outlined above are subject to them being open. Note we start our walks in June to try and avoid this, however due to weather some walks may not be opened until later in the season. When walks are not opened alternative walks or activities will be substituted

Tour Availability

WINTER ESCAPE SPECIALS:
Choose from one of the dates listed below and save up to an amazing $400 per person when you book and pay in full at time of booking. Limited spots available!

  • 18 – 22 July 2024
  • 12 – 16 August 2034

DEPARTURE DATES:
We run regularly scheduled tours from June to August every year. This is the best time to travel as all Kakadu regions have generally been opened by this time. We will also consider opening up a new departure date if we have enough demand. Email us at walks@lifesanadventure.com.au

PRIVATE GROUPS:
Date of your choice is available for groups of 10 -12 people. Subject to availability.
Please contact us for more details on (02) 9975 4553 or email: groups@lifesanadventure.com.au

 


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Tour Prices

Winter Escape Specials - Save up to $800 per couple on selected departures

HURRY OFFER EXTENDED TILL 30 APRIL 2024 - LAST CHANCE!
Winter Escape savings of up to $800 per couple or $400 per person are available on 2024 departures when you pay in full at time of booking by 30 April 2024.
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PRIVATE GROUPS
Private groups of 10 - 12 people can choose the date of their choice. Subject to availability.


Winter Escape Specials From
$ 3999 /p

Save up to $400 per person on specific departures

JUNE – AUGUST 2024 DATES
WINTER ESCAPE DEALS

Normal Price…………..…… $4399
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FIRST TIME PASSENGERS:
Winter Escape Special…… 4099
SAVE $300 per person
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Winter Escape Special prices available on specific departures when you book and pay in full at time of booking. Limited spots available – offer ends 30 April 2024! See departure dates tab for specific dates. Normal Price requires $300 deposit only, with final payments due 8 weeks prior. Past passengers $100 extra saving also available on normal priced fares. Based on twin share – see details about Single Supplement and upgrade extras. See full ticket conditions below under Discount information.

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The following extras can be purchased with your tour:

SOLO TRAVELLERS WILLING TO SHARE
If you are a solo traveller willing to share a room, we will attempt to match you with another solo traveller of the same gender. If we can’t find you a match of the same gender by around 8 weeks prior to the tour, you will be charged the single supplement cost.

SOLO TRAVELLERS WANTING THEIR OWN ROOM
For those wanting to guarantee their own room, a single supplement cost will be charged at the time of booking. Subject to availability at time of booking.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: $765
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We strongly advise our clients travelling within Australia to take out Travel Insurance. We have partnered with Cover-More to provide travel insurance to our guests. To get a quote or purchase travel insurance directly with them CLICK HERE

 

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PRIVATE GROUPS
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PRICES
Prices are equal to Past Travellers’ discount rates.

Departure date of your choice is subjective to availability. A minimum group size of 10 required. Prices are equal to Past Travellers’ discounted rates. Additional Past Traveller’s’ discount not available for groups. Based on twin share – see details about Single Supplement and upgrade extras.

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Discount Information

PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT: Those who have travelled with Life’s An Adventure previously, receive a past passenger discount of $100. This discount will automatically be deducted from future bookings when you book online using the same email address used for past bookings.

EARLYBIRD CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations are not permitted for Super Earlybirds, Earlybird Deals or Spot Specials, however, transfers to another date are permitted 8 weeks or more prior to departure. We advise taking out travel insurance, in case unexpected circumstances prior to the trip, prevent you from joining this tour. Early bird or Spot Special discounts cannot be used in conjunction with another offer. To receive these special discounts, full payment must be made at the time of the initial booking.

Travel Insurance

We strongly advise our clients travelling within Australia to take out Travel Insurance. We have partnered with Cover-More to provide travel insurance to our guests. To get a quote or purchase travel insurance directly with them CLICK HERE

Exclusive Private Group Departures

Exclusive departure dates can be organised for groups of 10 or more subject to availability.

Additional Information

  • Prices are per person in Australian dollars and include GST.
  • A deposit of $300 per person is required to secure your booking. (unless taking advantage of Earlybird or Spot Specials in which full payment is required at time of booking).
  • Note: If you are booking within 90 days of your departure date – we will require full payment at the time of booking
  • Prices are based on twin share of rooms. If you are travelling solo you may be required to share with someone of the same gender. If this is not suitable you can request to pay a single supplement, however, limited single rooms are available per trip so are on a request basis.
  • No Credit Cards fees.
  • Payments must be made online via our NAB (National Australia Bank) secure payment page via credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or over the phone.
  • We advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc.

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  • Address: HEAD OFFICE: Shop 7, 1306 Pittwater Road
    Narrabeen NSW 2101.

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    Guests can meet this tour at our Life’s An Adventure Premises:
    29/6955 Arthur Highway, Port Arthur.
  • Phone: (02) 9975 4553
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  • Email: walks@lifesanadventure.com.au
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