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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 as well as 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.



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!


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.

Hawk Dreaming Lodge

Hawk Dreaming Lodge

Located in a restricted area of Kakadu

Hawk dreaming is Kakadu’s best-kept secret. Situated in a remote and sacred aboriginal territory, the general public does not have access to this special restricted area so our stay here will be a special treat. Hawk dreaming offers a magical intimate stay in the beauty of stunning Kakadu wilderness. The accommodation offers glamping style safari tents with ensuite bathrooms. Our stay included a personal tour of ancient rock art sites and a memorable sunset over a beautiful billabong. Hawk dreaming wilderness lodge offers warm hospitality and a special place perfect for those who wish to experience the real Kakadu that lies beneath the tourist trail.


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.


Yellow Water Billabong cruise

Wow Factor inclusion

During your stay at Cooinda enjoy a 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.


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.


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.


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.


Genuinely all-inclusive with a COVID Booking Guarantee

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.

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Tour Itinerary

Tour Inclusions
Kakadu Walk

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

  • Pack Free Walk
  • Professionally guided – Our CEO’s – Chief Experience Officers are passionate, well trained and enthusiastic with the ability to bring to life a depth of information
  • Deluxe 2 nights accommodation at beautiful Cooinda Lodge, Yellow Waters
  • 1 night Hawk Dreaming Lodge, in a special and restricted area of Kakadu
  • 1 night in De Lago Resort at Lake Bennett
  • Wildlife cruise Yellow Waters Billabong
  • 4WD tour and walk to Jim Jim Falls*
  • Highlight sunset dinner and rock art tour at Hawk Dreaming Lodge – restricted area of Kakadu
  • 3 x delicious restaurant dinners featuring beautiful local produce served with Australian wine
  • 4 x buffet breakfasts
  • 5 x lunches
  • Transfers to/from Darwin to Kakadu
  • National Park Fees
  • Fresh fruit and trail mix to enjoy during your walk

Most of all. Walk all 4 regions of Kakadu National Park – you won’t miss the best!

Day 1: Litchfield National Park Walk
Kakadu Walk

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 – Restricted Hawk Dreaming region including Cannon Hill
Kakadu Walk

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 head 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 enjoy a short walk to Ubirr to see the rock art. From here we head to Hawk dreaming; Kakadu’s best-kept secret. Situated in a remote and restricted area of Kakadu, in the sacred aboriginal territory, Hawk Dreaming Lodge offers a magical intimate stay in the beauty of stunning Kakadu wilderness an area abundant with wildlife.  Upon arrival in the afternoon, our guide takes us on a discovery walk of Cannon Hill, home to significant rock art dating back many thousands of years. Later we arrive at our accommodation offering “glamping” style tents, with ensuites and deck.  Your stay includes a personal tour of ancient rock art sites (not accessible to the general public) dating back many thousands of years, a memorable sunset over a beautiful billabong, all without the crowds and with a relaxed authentic dinner with local produce. Hawk Dreaming wilderness lodge is a very special place and perfect for those who wish to experience the real Kakadu that lies beneath the tourist trail.

Day 3: Nourlangie Stone Country Walk
Kakadu Walk

TRAIL NOTES: Walking: 12 km. Grade: moderate. 6 hours. Easier option available 4kms.

TERRAIN: Today’s walk has no formed path but is a well-trodden foot track. It begins with a steep climb up a rocky valley. The track then flattens out into plateau heathland with sandy soil. It is criss-crossed by dry creek channels. You follow one small creek and climb up a series of rock slabs. The ground is rough in places and there are steep slopes. You may be walking through tall spear grass and there is prickly spinifex along the track.

WALK ITINERARY: After an early breakfast, we head off early to the Nourlangie Region for a dramatic walk in Kakadu’s Stone Country.  Burrunggui or Nourlangie is a large sandstone island standing above the surrounding woodland. This 12km walk starts with a short walk to view spectacular Aboriginal Rock Art Sites dating back to pre-historic times including the Namarrgon lighting man. From here we head through sandstone country experiencing a variety of habitats and magnificent contrasts between lowlands and escarpment. Marvel at the great lookout points across the Arnhem Land Escarpment and look out for the native black wallaroos and chestnut quilled rock pigeon. Pass through heathland, layered sandstone pillars, and open woodland. Lavender-flanked wrens flit around the shrubs while peregrine falcons hunt from the thermals created by hot air rising from the rocks. 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
Kakadu Walk

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
Kakadu Walk

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.


For those who want to extend their walking holiday for 2 nights, continue on and spend 2 additional nights in Katherine exploring the spectacular walking trails and gorge around this region. Click here to see the itinerary.


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

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

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

Earlybird Specials Save $200 per person when you book and pay in full on specific departures.

Earlybird Specials Save $200 per person when you book and pay in full on specific departures. Plus check out our COVID Booking Guarantee (see details below).

Private groups of 10 -12 people can choose the date of your choice subject to availability.

$ 3599 /p

Prices for those doing their first walk with us

May 2022 to Aug 2022

Earlybird Special Price*….$3599
Normal Price……………….. $3799

*Earlybird special prices available on specific departures when you book and pay in full at time of booking. See departures dates for specific dates. Normal Price requires $300 deposit only, with final payments due 8 weeks prior.

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$ 3499 /p

Guests that have travelled with us before

May 2022 to Aug 2022

Earlybird Special Price*….$3499
Normal Price……………….. $3699

*Earlybird special prices available on specific departures when you book and pay in full at time of booking. See departures dates for specific dates. Normal Price requires $300 deposit only, with final payments due 8 weeks prior.

Guests that have completed at least one Life’s An Adventure walk in the past. Email us for your special promotional code.

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$ 3499 /p

Your own Private Group of 10-12 guests

10-12 participants

Departure date of your choice
May 2022 to Aug 2022

Earlybird Special Price*….$3499
Normal Price……………….. $3699

*Earlybird special prices available on specific departures when you book and pay in full at time of booking. See departures dates for specific dates. Normal Price requires $300 deposit only, with final payments due 8 weeks prior.

Additional extra Past Passenger discount not available for groups.

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$ Xtras /p

The following extras can be purchased with your tour:

Solo travellers willing to share with someone of the same gender will pay no extra. Those wanting their own room at each accommodation will need to pay a single supplement cost. Subject to availability at time of booking. Note at Litchfield where there is limited accommodation, single supplements will need to stay at alternative accommodation.
5 day walk Single Supplement Price: $980

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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. In order to receive this discount please email us for your special “promo code” to use when booking. In your email, you should outline what Life’s An Adventure tour you have done with us in the past so we can cross-check.

EARLYBIRD CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations are not permitted for 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.
  • 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.

    Guests can meet this tour at our Life’s An Adventure Premises:
    29/6955 Arthur Highway, Port Arthur.
  • Phone: (02) 9975 4553
    After Hours: 0457 002 482
  • Email: walks@lifesanadventure.com.au
  • Monday - Friday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday - Sunday: Closed
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