16 Day Darwin to Cairns Accommodated/Camping (C16DC)

Tour Highlights

Tour Highlights

  • Includes Driver Guide and Hostess Cook
  • Hire of sleeping bag and pillow included
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Litchfield National Park
  • Kakadu National Park
  • Yellow Water Cruise
  • Bitter Springs
  • Limmen National Park
  • Cape Crawford and the Lost City
  • Hells Gate
  • Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park

Itinerary

Itinerary

DARWIN, LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK Day 1

DARWIN, LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK - (LD)

Depart from the  Mirambeena Travelodge (our meeting point), at 7.30am and make our way to Berry Springs and start the dirt road circuit to Litchfield National Park (Road closure depending) for our camp at Wangi Falls and spend the late afternoon exploring and swimming.

LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK, BATCHELOR Day 2

LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK, BATCHELOR - (BLD)

Today we spend the day in Litchfield National Park, visiting some of the wonders of the park, being Tolmer Falls and Florence Falls. Travelling on to Batchelor to stay in air-conditioned accommodation with share facilities and a camp cooked meal.

KAKADU NATIONAL PARK Day 3

KAKADU NATIONAL PARK - (BLD)

Today we are on the way to Kakadu. Early on in our travel we cross the South Alligator River, one of the major rivers of Kakadu. We will visit a Bird Hide to see what birds are in the area. On to the Bowall Visitors Centre. Our accommodation is at Gagudju Cooinda Lodge with air-conditioned ensuite rooms for 2 nights.

KAKADU, GAGUDJU Day 4

KAKADU, GAGUDJU - (BL)

Early this morning we do the renowned Yellow Water boat cruise to see Crocodiles, bird life and the habitat of this region. After breakfast we explore more of the park including Jabiru, Ubirr and the Border Store, before returning to our accommodation. (Dinner at own cost)

KAKADU, GUNLOM FALLS Day 5

KAKADU, GUNLOM FALLS - (BLD)

Today is another short travel day. We visit Nourlangie Rock and view art and spectacular scenery. We visit Warradjan Aboriginal Culture Centre, to discover the Aboriginal heritage of the area. Our camp tonight is at Gunlom Falls. A walk this afternoon up the steep climb to beautiful pools. We can swim at the top pools also at a pool near the camp ground for a cooling afternoon. National Park facilities.

LELIYN (EDITH FALLS) Day 6

LELIYN (EDITH FALLS) - (BLD)

We follow the Kakadu Highway to Pine Creek, then the Stuart Highway to beautiful Leliyn (Edith Falls) in Nitmiluk National Park, where we set up camp and relax in the large pool with its beautiful scenery, or take a walk to the higher pools.

BITTER SPRINGS Day 7

BITTER SPRINGS - (BLD)

Today we travel onto Katherine where we will restock supplies. Heading to Bitter Springs and Mataranka, where we visit the Elsey Cemetery and Elsey  Homestead. Spend the afternoon relaxing at Bitter Springs swimming hole.

ROPER BAR, LIMMEN NATIONAL PARK Day 8

ROPER BAR, LIMMEN NATIONAL PARK - (BLD)

Today we visit Roper Bar where Leichardt’s Expedition crossed the Roper River. Through this isolated country we cross “The Gulf Rivers System. Tonight we set up camp at Munbililla Campground.

CAPE CRAWFORD Day 9

CAPE CRAWFORD - (BLD)

Today we are on our way to Cape Crawford, crossing more of the gulf country on the Savannah Way and taking a walk in the Southern Lost City. Our camp for the next 2 nights at Heart break Hotel.

CAPE CRAWFORD, LOST CITY Day 10

CAPE CRAWFORD, LOST CITY - (BLD)

During today we have an opportunity to take a 30 min helicopter flight (own cost) and view the Lost City and surrounding area. This is a stunning experience. The rest of the day is free to enjoy the pool.

HELLS GATE Day 11

HELLS GATE - (BLD)

Our objective today is Hells Gate, with a supply stop at Borroloola. We next cross the Calvert and Robinson Rivers and the border into Queensland. Basic facilities.

ADELS GROVE Day 12

ADELS GROVE - (BLD)

We leave Hells Gate and now travel the Queensland part of the Savannah Way to Adel’s Grove, where we will stay for 2 nights safari tents with share facilities . We arrive early afternoon where we can once again enjoy a swim and explore the surrounding area.

ADELS GROVE, BOODJAMULLA (LAWN HILL) NATIONAL PARK Day 13

ADELS GROVE, BOODJAMULLA (LAWN HILL) NATIONAL PARK - (BLD)

Today we visit Boodjamulla National Park, with time to explore this wild life haven. Perhaps try some canoeing (at own cost) or just relax, returning to Adel’s Grove.

KARUMBA Day 14

KARUMBA - (BLD)

Today we start our travels to Burketown, Leichardt Falls and then on to Karumba for a sunset Dinner Cruise. Overnight accommodation in Karumba with ensuite facilities.

MT SURPRISE Day 15

MT SURPRISE - (BLD)

First up today we visit Normanton and the Purple Pub, following the Gulf Development Road to Croydon. In Georgetown, time permitting, we have an opportunity to visit the Terrestrial Centre housing the Ted Elliott Mineral Collection (own cost).  On to Mt Surprise for overnight accommodation with ensuite facilities.

CAIRNS Day 16

CAIRNS - (B)

Today we follow the Kennedy Highway to Mt Garnett and arrive at the Historic Village. Herberton. (Lunch own cost). We make our way through the Atherton tablelands to Mareeba, and down the Kuranda Range. Your adventure ends with a transfer to Oz Tours selected locations.

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Dates / Rates

2019 Rates

Twin Share$4,830.00 per person
Single$5,145.00

Dates

  • 9 September, 2019

Map

Darwin
Litchfield National Park
Kakadu National Park
Yellow Water River Cruise
Gunlom Falls
Gunlom Falls
Limmen National Park
Cape Crawford and the Lost City
Cape Crawford and the Lost City
Hells Gate
Lawn Hill National Park
Lawn Hill National Park
Karumba Sunset Cruise
Croydon
Cairns