Gunlom Waterfall, Kakadu National Park
Jabiru, Kakadu National Park
Maguk, Kakadu National Park
Yellow Water Billabong, Kakadu National Park
Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk National Park

Kakadu's Ancient Secrets

5 day Small Group Tour - from £2233

Discover th untamed wilderness and wetlands of Kakadu National Park – an ancient landscape of billabongs and hidden canyons, teeming with wildlife.


  • Spot wildlife at Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks
  • Sunset walk at Ubirr
  • Cruise along the beautiful Mary and Katherine Rivers
  • Discover Aboriginal rock art and culture
  • View the breathtaking Gunlom and Wangi Falls

You can include this small group tour in a longer Australia holiday.

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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Litchfield National Park & Mary River

Welcome to Darwin! This morning meet your Journey Director and board your luxury vehicle to begin your journey of discovery in the Top End.
Travel across the Finniss River to Litchfield National Park. You’ll visit tumbling Florence Falls and you’ll also enjoy a swim to cool off at Wangi Falls, surrounded by tropical monsoon rainforest and hear about its importance in Aboriginal custom before stopping for lunch. After lunch you will travel back to Darwin where you will enjoy a waterfront welcome dinner with wine

Hotel: Hilton Hotel Darwin
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 - Kakadu

Get ready for a cross-country journey into the magnificent Kakadu National Park. Keep your eyes open for Crocodiles as you cross the South Alligator River, Brolgas, Magpie Geese and Jabiru as you traverse along the long grasses of the marshes and wetlands. Kakadu really is a diverse UNESCO world heritage site. After lunch the famous Yellow Waters Billabong boat cruise will be a highlight of your journey. You will see a myriad of different bird species, spot estuarine crocodiles and simply enjoy the stunning billabong and floodplains system. This afternoon check into the renowned Crocodile Hotel in the town of Jabiru and enjoy the wonderful Aboriginal Art Gallery within the hotel before getting to know your fellow travellers over dinner with wine.

Hotel: Mercure Crocodile Kakadu, Jabiru
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3 - Katherine Gorge

This morning you’ll visit Nourlangie to see its fascinating Aboriginal rock art for yourself. You’ll also hear first-hand from your Journey Director a detailed interpretation of the art and the rich Aboriginal culture as you explore the various outdoor ‘galleries’ with art that dates back some 20,000 years. You will continue driving through the ancient lands of Kakadu National Park through to the town of Katherine and further on to Nitmiluk National Park. Indulge in five-star luxury at Cicada Lodge, a stunning architect designed eco-lodge surrounded by nature, where each room has a private balcony that opens to the glories of Nitmiluk National Park. Cool off from the heat of the day while enjoy a swim in the pool as the sunsets before a beautiful dinner.

Hotel: Cicada Lodge, Nitmiluk National Park, Katherine
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 4 - Katherine

Today immerse yourself as you meet Manual Pamkal who will welcome you with a traditional welcoming tune on the didgeridoo. Manual was born and raised immersed in his rich traditional culture. He’ll share with you stories of growing up in the bush and teach you the fine art of rarrk painting using a special brush from a reed called Julk. Call up the inner artist within you and paint your own masterpiece to take home! You will enjoy lunch back on the deck of Cicada Lodge overlooking this natural surrounding before having a free afternoon to relax. This evening indulge on a special sunset dinner cruise along Katherine River. You’ll marvel at the gorges while you spot wildlife and learn about the history and culture of the local Jawoyn people. Enjoy the peaceful ambiance during the candle-lit three course dinner cook on board your boat.

Hotel: Cicada Lodge, Nitmiluk National Park, Katherine
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5 - Farewell from Darwin

A leisurely start to the day could see you relaxing at the lodge or embarking on a walk. Later, leave the wilderness behind and journey north along the Stuart Highway, stopping to cool off in the cascading waters of Edith Falls. Next, continue to Adelaide River War Cemetery and pay homage to the heroes who gave their lives in the service and defence of Australia. Bid farewell to this Inspiring Journey as you return to the tropical Northern Territory capital of Darwin.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

5 day Small Group Tour - from £2233

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All prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a double or twin room and include meals shown. Please call Freedom Destinations to confirm departure dates and availability.

Kakadu's ancient secrets

Your Touring Experience

First class touring with like minded travellers in a group size of no more than 22. Our experienced guides will make sure you don’t miss a thing.

Your Small Group Tour includes:

  • Sightseeing, walks and activities
  • 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach travel
  • En suite deluxe hotel accommodation
  • Daily breakfast and meals shown
  • Extra night options
  • Return airport transfers

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