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Ready to explore the wonders of North Australia? Great, because Kakadu, Litchfield, and Arnhem are about to redefine your idea of fantastical! Here’s a recap: 20,000-year-old Aboriginal art, six-foot termite mounds, and million-dollar sunsets over boundless floodplains. But hold on, the magic is just beginning! Over six days, criss-cross Australia’s Top End region, diving into rock pools, strolling through rainforests, or cooling off beneath cascading waterfalls. Keep your eyes peeled for crocs and colorful birds, follow crystal-clear creeks, and stand atop dramatic escarpments. Your accommodations are strategically nestled close to two national parks—meaning that you’ll never be far from the action. Throw in delightful meals and logistics smoother than a kangaroo’s hop, and voila—you’re good to experience some of the most famous wilderness areas in Australia!

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  • Natural Wonders

    Experience some of the most remarkable wilderness areas in all of Australia (and that’s saying a lot!)

  • Aboriginal History

    Visit the lands that have been home to various indigenous peoples for over 50,000 years

  • Lodging Certified by UNESCO

    Stay in comfortable accommodations situated in Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks

Itinerary

Embark on an unforgettable 6-day adventure exploring the wonders of North Australia in UNESCO-protected Kakadu National Park, Litchfield National Park, and Arnhem Land—one of the largest wilderness areas in the country. With experienced local guides leading the way, you'll hike and visit the highlights of the region. Stay comfortably in twin-share accommodations within national parks that come complete with pools, indulge in delicious home-cooked meals. All transportation in a 12-seater mini-coach with a luggage trailer is covered, along with National Park entry fees and a carbon offset program.

  • Meet your guides and fellow hikers at 4.45 in Darwin, followed by a transfer to your first adventure location in the Litchfield National Park. The first hiking leg covers 6.6 km (4.1 miles), leading us to the iconic Wangi Falls and Walker Creek. At Wangi Falls, a beloved Litchfield attraction, we undertake a short ascent to the escarpment’s summit, offering breathtaking views, followed by a leisurely descent to the base for a refreshing swim. Continuing to Walker Creek, a trek alongside crystal-clear waters awaits. Immerse yourself in the tranquil ambiance, taking pauses for revitalizing dips in pristine waterholes and relishing the diverse wildlife, from wallabies to possums and a myriad of birds. As the day unfolds, we settle into our accommodation on the edge of Litchfield National Park, providing a perfect blend of relaxation and natural beauty. Unwind and enjoy free time before savoring a delightful two-course dinner prepared by your expert guides.

    Meals: Lunch and dinner
    Accommodation: Lodge-style rooms near the entrance of Litchfield National Park
    Hiking: 6.6 km (4.1 miles) – 2 hours walking

    A waterfall in the Litchfield NP.
  • A new day unfolds with a 5-km (3.1 miles) exploration in the heart of Litchfield National Park. After a hearty breakfast, our journey will take us to Tolmer Falls, Green Ant Creek, Florence Falls, and Buley Rockholes. Gaze upon Tolmer Falls from a viewing platform overlooking cascading waters. Traverse the Green Ant Creek walk, meandering through rainforest trails to another inviting plunge pool. The Florence Creek Walk connects Florence Falls and Buley Rockhole, both offering enticing swimming opportunities. Amidst cool monsoon rainforest, keep an eye out for diverse birdlife and intriguing wildlife. Litchfield National Park’s unique termites mounds, standing tall in empty expanses, will captivate you as we marvel at their structures. The evening brings a dining experience at your leisure (guest’s own expense). After dinner unwind at your accommodation before retreating to your bed.

    Meals: Breakfast and lunch
    Accommodation: Lodge-style rooms near the entrance of Litchfield National Park
    Hiking: 5 km (3.1 miles) – 2 hours

    Termite mounds in the Litchfield National Park, Australia.
  • After breakfast, it’s time for a transfer from Litchfield to Kakadu (3.5-hour drive). As we pack up, anticipation builds for the wonders of Kakadu National Park—a World Heritage Site and arguably one of the most famous national parks in the world. We’ll first visit the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre in Kakadu, learning about the rich indigenous heritage. Here, artifacts and authentic art tell the stories of Kakadu’s traditional owners. In the afternoon, board the Indigenous-owned Yellow Water Cruise, winding through the renowned Yellow Water Billabong. Observing diverse wildlife, from whistling ducks to saltwater crocodiles, provides an enriching experience. After this adventure, we settle into our Kakadu accommodation and head out to a local restaurant for an evening of local flavors.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    Accommodation: Lodge-style rooms in the Kakadu National Park
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    Yellow water billabong, Kakadu National Park.
  • Embark on a cultural odyssey into Arnhem Land, a region rich in indigenous history. Our journey traverses Cahills Crossing, offering a chance to spot saltwater crocodiles. Arriving at the Injalak Arts Centre, we join our indigenous guide, proceeding to Injalak Hill for a walking expedition led by our local expert. Revel in captivating historical narratives, breathtaking views, and a lunch stop atop the rocky escarpment. Returning to the Arts Centre, browse or purchase art items from this non-profit Aboriginal organization. As the day unfolds, we recross Cahills, providing another opportunity for crocodile sightings. Our next destination is Ubirr, where an easy 1 km (0.6 miles) circular walk and a moderately steep climb unveil Kakadu’s rock art. Three main sites showcase Aboriginal life, dreamtime ancestors, and the iconic Namarrgon, lightning man. The day culminates in a mesmerizing sunset before returning to accommodation for another delicious dinner.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    Accommodation: Lodge-style rooms in the Kakadu National Park
    Hiking: 4 km (2.5 miles) – 3.5 hours

    Hikers and their guide looking at ancient Aboriginal rock art in the Kakadu National Park.
  • Prepare for a day of exploration with up to 16 km (9.9 miles) of hiking. Begin at the Nourlangie Rock Art site, unveiling 50,000 years of Aboriginal history in the area. The Barrk Sandstone Walk, spanning 12 km (7.5 miles), unfolds a journey through ancient Aboriginal landscapes. Witness astounding rock art, diverse birdlife, and a spectacular view of Nourlangie from Anbangbang Billabong. With potential exits based on group ability and weather conditions, we navigate rough terrain and steep slopes. The day concludes with pre-dinner nibbles and a two-course dinner prepared by our experienced guides.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    Accommodation: Lodge-style rooms in the Kakadu National Park
    Hiking: 16 km (9.9 miles) – 6 hours

    Two hikers in the wilderness area of Australia’s Top End region.
  • On our final day, after breakfast and lunch preparations, we bid farewell to Kakadu, packing up and heading towards Darwin. The morning unfolds with a stop at picturesque wetlands for a delightful 3 km (1.9 miles) walk, offering panoramic views and abundant birdlife. Enjoy lunch at the wetlands before our journey back to Darwin, concluding around 4:30/5 pm. Say goodbye to your guides, fellow adventurers, and Australia—or continue touring on your own.

    Meals: Breakfast and lunch
    Hiking: 3 km (1.9 miles) – 1 hour

    Jacana in the floodlands of Kakadu, Australia.
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Park Trek Walking Holidays
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Park Trek Walking Holidays
Park Trek Walking Holidays
Founded in 2000, Park Trek Walking Holidays invites you to a fusion of wellness and nature amidst Australia's iconic landscapes. With a legacy spanning over two decades, they are experts in small-group, day-pack-only guided walks, ensuring you connect with the wonders of Australia's finest trails while preserving the environment. As Advanced Eco-Certified Tourism specialists, Park Trek champions 'Leave No Trace' principles, sources local supplies and accommodations, and celebrates the local communities they encounter with their guests. Their local guides infuse cultural and historical insights into your journey, elevating your outdoor experience.
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Would do it again!!
Ruby M (source: TripAdvisor)

My family and I did Kakadu and Litchfield national park hiking tour. We had the most incredible experience. I would highly recommend to anyone considering doing this tour. Our guides Sam and Lorinda always made sure we were full of information. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking, I would do it again in a heart beat.

Kakadu Park Trek Walk
Denice P (source: TripAdvisor)

I have just returned from a Kakadu and Litchfield walk with Park Trek. This was my third trip with them. They have incredible knowledge of the areas they take people to and choose wonderful experiences for their travelers. The trips are fully catered and the food is good. They guides are tuned into their group and go out of their way to look after you. These are walking adventure trips to interesting places. At Kakadu the scenery and birds were fantastic. I saw all of my three favorite birds – pita, bee eater and azure kingfisher plus many more. The Yellow River Cruise was an inspiration.

Kakadu and beyond tour
Doug C (source: TripAdvisor)

This was a very enjoyable trip. There was a variety of walks in regard to length and degree of difficulty. All went to very interesting attractions – e.g. Aboriginal rock art sites; gorges; waterfalls; wetlands; and savanna woodlands. Carl and Cindy were superb guides. They place safety and enjoyment as the key aims. People were able to walk at their own pace and choose whether or not to participate in some optional extras. The food was excellent, with Carl and Cindy’s meals being better than the two in a restaurant! Doug C

Things to know

  • What you get on this adventure:

      • Experienced, local hiking guides with extensive knowledge of the area
      • 6 days of hiking in the Kakadu, Litchfield, Arnhem Land areas
      • Yellow Waters Cruise
      • Comfortable twin-share accommodation in Kakadu (3 nights) and Litchfield (2 nights) for the duration of the tour
      • All transportation during the adventure in a comfortable 12-seater mini-coach with luggage trailer
      • 5 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 4 two-course dinners, along with trail mix, fresh fruit, snacks, tea and coffee, biscuits / cake, and non-alcoholic drinks
      • All National Park entry fees
      • Carbon offset program

    What’s not included:

      • Transportation to the meeting point in Darwin
      • Any accommodation before and after the tour (if applicable)
      • Single supplement — available for an additional fee
      • Breakfast on Day 1 and dinner on Day 2
      • Alcoholic beverages and other personal expenses
      • Guide gratuities — optional
  • To join our guided Kakadu, Litchfield, and Arnhem Land hiking trip, you should be reasonably fit and have some basic hiking experience. The trails are mostly on solid ground with occasional gentle hills and steps. During the 6-day adventure, most days involve easy and short hikes ranging from 1 to 4.4 miles (1.6 to 6.6 km), taking 1 to 5 hours each. However, on Day 5, there’s a longer and more strenuous 10-mile (16 km) hike, lasting up to 8 hours. Please note that you’ll be carrying a daypack during all hikes.

    Keep in mind, you’ll always have a guide adjusting the pace for everyone, and there will be regular breaks. While most hikes are short and easy, Day 5 requires some experience. We recommend a few full-day hikes in hilly terrain before the trip and regular cardiovascular activities, like jogging or long walks, to build stamina.

  • Here’s what you need to bring to carry in a 20L daypack with a load bearing harness:

      • Rain jacket
      • Fleece jacket
      • Wide-brimmed hat for sunny days
      • Beanie or wool hat for cold days
      • Water bottle or drinking bladder (minimum 2 liters)
      • High factor sunscreen
      • Lip balm
      • Blister pads and/or tape for rubbing and blisters
      • Antiseptic hand gel
      • Insect repellent
      • Sun glasses
      • Walking poles and gaiters — optional (but recommended)
      • Camera — optional (but recommended)
      • Binoculars — optional (but recommended)
      • Spare batteries for all devices/charger
      • Tupperware/container for packing your lunch

    You’ll also need a main bag (stays at accommodation) to carry items listed below:

      • 2 pairs of long and/or short pants (preferably loose-fitting, lightweight, and quick-drying)
      • 2 long-sleeved shirts
      • 4 T-shirts
      • Fleece jacket or wool sweater
      • Rain jacket or spray jacket
      • Swimming suit and towel (optional)
      • Hiking socks
      • Waterproof hiking shoes or boots
      • Thermal undergarments (if rain is expected)
      • Wool or fleece hat for cooler weather
      • Lightweight, quick-drying towel
      • Waterproof, reusable bag for worn clothing
      • Comfortable shoes and casual clothing for evenings
      • Underwear
      • Toiletries (shampoo/conditioner, body wash, deodorant, sanitary products, travel hairdryer, toothpaste, insect repellent, etc.)

    Please ensure your gear is in a soft bag, not a hard suitcase, to assist your Kakadu hiking guides in packing the trailer. Bring comfortable hiking clothing appropriate for the weather. You can expect hot daily temperatures and cooler evenings. Rain is not expected as the tour runs during the dry season in the Northern Territory. Your packing list may change depending on the season, but it is necessary to be prepared for different conditions. There’s no bad weather, only bad clothing (and equipment)!

  • During the Kakadu, Litchfield, and Arnhem Land guided hiking trip, accommodations are thoughtfully chosen to enhance the overall experience. In Kakadu, lodge-style rooms in the heart of Jabiru offer a comfortable Queen bed, air conditioning, television, and a refrigerator. Communal bathroom facilities are conveniently located nearby.

    After a day of exploration, participants can unwind by the magnificent lagoon-style pool, surrounded by lush tropical gardens. The Poolside Bar & Bistro provides a perfect setting to relax and share experiences with fellow travelers.

    In Litchfield, lodge-style rooms near the park’s entry offer easy access to natural wonders. After an adventurous day, a refreshing swim in the nearby pool overlooking a beautiful natural lake awaits.

    For those preferring single accommodations, a single supplement option is available at the time of booking.

  • During the guided Kakadu, Litchfield and Arnhem Lands hiking adventure, you’ll savor hearty, home-style meals that showcase the region’s fresh produce, including local cheese, yogurt, fruits, vegetables, fish, and meats. These meals not only support local farmers but also minimize food miles. Your dietary preferences will be accommodated if specified when booking. Breakfast offers a continental spread with cereals, yogurt, fruit, and more.

    Lunches are diverse, usually featuring meat, salad, and bread. Dinners are casual two-course meals prepared by your guides, featuring dishes like classic roast lamb or curry, along with delightful desserts like apple crumble or seasonal fruit salad. In addition to the main meals, you’ll have snacks and antipasto during the trip, with fresh fruit for the trail, biscuits, and fruit cake for tea breaks. Pre-dinner nibbles include dips, cheese, and crackers. You’ll also find a self-serve trail mix selection at the start of each day.

    While the tour doesn’t include alcoholic beverages, you’re welcome to bring your wine or beer along, just be sure to pack bottled wine carefully to prevent breakages.

    If you have any dietary restrictions or preferences, please leave a note for your guide when booking, they can accommodate most dietary requirements.

  • Group sizes and prices:

      • For this group adventure, the maximum number of participants is 10 and the tour operates with two guides for a maximum 5:1 client-to-guide ratio.
      • The cost does not decrease as the group grows.

    Hiking in the Kakadu, Litchfield, and Arnhem Land areas can be arranged for larger and for private groups. Contact us to make arrangements.

    Min. age requirements:

      • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
      • Minors younger than 18 may be permitted to join the hike on a case-by-case basis, but must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.

    If your group has hikers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

  • To get to Darwin, the starting point of the adventure, most people fly into Darwin International Airport. From there, we recommend taking a shuttle service or a taxi to get to the city. If traveling from a distant location, we advise arriving one day prior to allow ample time for rest before the tour commences early on Day 1.

    On the first day, gather with your guide and fellow hikers at the Mantra on the Esplanade hotel (88 The Esplanade, Darwin). The meeting time is set for 6.45 am, for a departure at 7:00 am.

  • We highly recommend that you cover all your bases with both emergency medical and travel insurance. With medical insurance, if you have an accident or medical emergency on or off the trail, you’ll avoid paying out of pocket for costly expenses. This covers everything from hospital treatments to emergency air transportation and more.

    Travel insurance covers canceled flights, natural disasters and other scenarios that may interrupt your travel plans.

    We also expect you to respect local regulations and take measures to protect yourselves, your guides, and the communities you’re traveling to.

    If you need assistance selecting the right insurance for your group, let us know and we will be happy to help!

  • A 200$ non-refundable deposit is due upon booking to secure your place. The remaining amount is paid 2 months (60 days) prior to departure. Once the trip is confirmed by the guide, the cancellation policy stated below applies.

      • If Client cancels the Booking anytime prior to sixty (60) calendar days in advance of the trip contemplated by the booking, Client is entitled to a full refund, minus the deposit.
      • For cancellations thirty (30) to sixty (60) calendar days in advance, Client is entitled to a refund in the amount of fifty percent (50%) of the total amount paid when Booking.
      • After that deadline, Client is not entitled to any refund. Any reimbursable expenses arising out of the Booking incurred by Guide prior to the date of cancellation (including but not limited to plane tickets, car rental payments, and lodging or transportation fees) are non-refundable as soon as they are incurred by the Guide.
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