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WALKING IS ONLY PART OF THE ADVENTURE

WALK ARNHEM LAND & KAKADU

NORTHERN TERRITORY

JOIN US FOR A GUIDED PACK FREE 5 DAY WALK

INCLUDED WOWS – ARNHEM LAND WILDERNESS SUNSET CRUISE, SEE THE WORLD’S LARGEST ABORIGINAL ROCK ART, WILDLIFE SIGHT-SEEING, WATERFALLS, BOUTIQUE ACCOMMODATION, WINES & LOCAL FOOD + MORE

SAVE UP TO $800 PER COUPLE OR $400 PER PERSON WITH OUR  WINTER ESCAPE SPECIALS*. HURRY – OFFER ENDS 30 APRIL 2024! – BOOK YOUR TRIP TODAY AND SAVE.

WALK SNAPSHOT

5 DAYS – 4 NIGHTS

PACK FREE GUIDED WALK – ONLY CARRY A DAY PACK

ALL TRANSFERS FROM DARWIN TO THE PARKS & RTN

ARNHEM LAND AND KAKADU NATIONAL PARK

4 NIGHTS DELUXE ACCOMMODATION

ARNHEM LAND WILDERNESS SUNSET CRUISE

TOUR TO JIM JIM FALLS

LOCALLY SOURCED MEALS & WINE INCLUDED

ECO FRIENDLY – ECO TOURISM ACCREDITED

FLEXIWALK – CANCEL FOR ANY REASON

DEPARTURE DATES

REGULAR DEPARTURES FROM JUNE TO AUGUST 2024

PRICES FROM $6099 PP*

TOUR PRICES

Winter Escape savings of up to $800 per couple or $400 per person are available on all 2024 departures when you pay in full at time of booking.

Hurry – Offer ends 30 April 2024!

Private group walks are available and require a minimum of 10-12 guests. You can choose a departure date subject to availability. See details and prices below.

2024 DEPARTURES
May – Sept 2024
WINTER ESCAPE
Normal Price… $6499
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FIRST TIME PASSENGERS:
Winter Escape………. $6199
SAVE $300 per person
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TRAVELLED WITH
LIFE’S AN ADVENTURE BEFORE:

Winter Escape………. $6099
SAVE $400 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. Offer ends 30 April 2024. Normal Price requires $300 deposit only, with final payments due 8 weeks prior. Past passengers $100 extra savings also available on normal price fares. Based on twin share – see details about Single Supplement extras. See full ticket conditions below under Discount information.

PRIVATE GROUPS
10 – 12 participants

Departure date of your choice

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.

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: $3160
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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

FLEXIWALK – CAN CANCEL FOR ANY REASON

Our FlexiWalk is a new optional Add-On that allows guests to cancel their tour last minute and not be penalised. Exclusively designed by Life’s An Adventure, this product gives our guests certainty in a time of uncertainty. 

Click here for full conditions on our FLEXIWALK Option.

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.

EARLY BIRD & SPOT SPECIAL CANCELLATIONS

Refunds or 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 initial booking. Flexiwalk Add-On option not available on these tickets.

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.

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 card fees apply.
  • 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.

CREDIT FOR CANCELLED ACTIVITIES

If a tour activity has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances a credit for this missed activity can be applied to any future bookings. Click here.

BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS

Before you book please read our Booking Terms and Conditions. Click here.

CHECK OUT THE WOW-MAZINGS YOU'LL EXPERIENCE

On this once-in-a-lifetime experience you will venture deep into the northern expanse of Arnhem Land, arriving into this very special Aboriginal Sacred site, where the exclusive Davidson Arnhem Land Safari Lodge awaits. This remarkable destination remains inaccessible by mainstream tourists, travelling in our 4WD bus we are granted the rare privilege of staying in this exceptional setting for 2 nights.

With a history spanning more than 50,000 years, you’ll be captivated by the unspoiled magnificence of this region, boasting the world’s biggest collection of magnificent rock art. Notably, within a mere 15-minute drive from the lodge, lies a breathtaking six-meter rainbow serpent rock-art, leaving a lasting impression.

Prepare to marvel at extraordinary rock catacombs, pristine natural swimming pools atop towering escarpments, lush rainforests, meandering valleys, and enigmatic caves. During your stay you’ll be intimately connected with the ancient heritage of the area, engaging all your senses during walks and activities. Cruise through a labyrinth of canals created by paperbark trees and wetlands with rich red escarpment as a backdrop.

This landscape is teeming with an incredible variety of bird life, including an impressive assembly of 275 bird species. Among them are elegant egrets, gatherings of vibrant Cockatoos, poised cormorants, vivid kingfishers, graceful brolgas, and majestic sea eagles, creating a symphony of life in this region.

Afterwards, we head back into Kakadu exploring the Nourlangie Region, Jim Jim Falls region and Mary River region. You will only visit Kakadu once and this is an experience not to be missed!

When you walk with Life’s An Adventure you can be sure that our aim is to deliver a tour beyond your expectations. When comparing other tours in this region be sure you check that you don’t you have to carry your own gear and that your accommodation is not a long distance from where you are walking. We believe our tours deliver exceptional value for money, with all the creature comforts you are after.

Join the Arnhemland & Kakadu Ultimate 5 Day walk with Life’s an Adventure and enjoy a Pack Free walk with your overnight bags transported for you, leaving you free to walk with as little as water and a camera.

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

    • 2 nights at the exclusive 4-star Davidsons Arnhemland Safari Lodge in northern Arnhemland
    • Deluxe 2 nights accommodation at beautiful Cooinda Lodge, Yellow Waters
    • Arnhem Land sunset cruise
    • 4WD tour and walk to Jim Jim Falls
    • 4 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 in our 4WD bus
    • National Park Fees
    • Fresh fruit and trail mix to enjoy during your walk
    • 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

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: 5kms. 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.

WALK ITINERARY: 

Our journey begins at the Novotel Atrium Darwin where you will meet your guides and jump onboard our 4WD bus. Enroute we stop for a short break in the Mary River region.

We continue to famous Ubirr Rock for our mid-morning walk. Our walk leads us along a path that guides us through a sequence of natural rock galleries leading to the top of the escarpment where we’ll be treated to breathtaking panoramic views that overlook the vast expanse of Kakadu National Park. From here we head to Cahill Crossing to enjoy lunch overlooking the river on viewing platforms.

Afterwards we leave the rest of the tourists behind as our Arnhem Land land adventure begins by traversing Cahill Crossing and making our way to the secluded northern reaches of Arnhem Land. This leg of our expedition leads us to Davidson’s Arnhem Land Safari Lodge, our exclusive retreat for the next two nights.

After settling in we head out for our afternoon walk, taking in consideration of the area’s sacred significance, we’ll be under the guidance of a knowledgeable local guide. This area is known for the world’s largest Rock Art collection and its rare collections of magnificent work needs to be seen to be believed.

We wander along a creek and up through eroded rock platforms to witness the spectacular six-metre Rainbow Serpent artwork, it will be one of the most amazing examples of rock art you are likely ever to see.

Tonight unwind and fully appreciate the picturesque surroundings of your unique lodging. Indulge in a delightful dinner, expertly served within the lodge’s restaurant, accompanied by a selection of fine wines.

Please note crossing Cahill crossing is tide dependent and our itinerary above may be adjusted to work in with the low tide times which allows us to cross the river.

TRAIL NOTES: 

Total walking: 8kms. Medium walk includes 250m climb. Combination of walks available – flexible for each person which ones you elect to partake in.

TERRAIN: 

A combination of formal paved path and natural trail that can be rocky underfoot.

WALK ITINERARY: 

After breakfast, we set out for today’s walk to explore major art sites, delving into catacombs of rock sculptures and astounding artworks.

Arnhem Land’s rock art spans an unbelievable timeline, from 50,000 years ago to just two centuries back, depicting European encounters and ancient creatures like Tasmanian tigers. Walking along the escarpment, surrounded by fig tree roots and pandanas palms, the excitement is tangible.

The rock art galleries, unparalleled in quality, quantity, colorfulness, and preservation, make this area magical. They tell prehistoric stories, transporting you to another era, depicting extinct animals such as a Tasmanian devil a rare sight since rediscovery and offering a window into the past.

Following our walk, we indulge in a refreshing swim at a nearby billabong nestled high on the escarpment, offering the reassurance of being crocodile-free. This untouched natural swimming oasis, perched on the escarpment’s heights, invites safe and serene aquatic enjoyment. The sandy bed and exceptionally clear water create an inviting space to take a cooling dip. It’s yet another exquisite location radiating pure beauty.

As the afternoon unfolds, we’ll embark on a captivating cruise aboard a shallow-bottomed boat, navigating through a mesmerizing labyrinth of canals, their banks adorned with majestic paperbark trees. Our journey will lead us into the embrace of magnificent open wetlands, their horizons framed by distant red escarpments that lend an awe-inspiring backdrop.

This panoramic scene encapsulates one of our most remarkable ecosystems, where the vast wetlands teem with an astounding array of egrets, magpie geese, cormorants, kingfishers, the stately presence of brolgas, and the free-spirited drift of sea eagles.

We finish our cruise with a glass of wine and nibbles as the sun sets over the floodplain. Later we head back to the lodge for a wonderful dinner served with wine.

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. We 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.

We 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.

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 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. 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.

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.

SAVE UP TO $800 PER COUPLE OR $400 PER PERSON WITH OUR WINTER ESCAPE SPECIALS*. HURRY – OFFER ENDS 30 APRIL 2024! – BOOK YOUR TRIP TODAY AND SAVE.

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PERSONALISED TOURS

Our tours are curated to be personal and intimate with a maximum group size of 12 – 16 guests. However, if you’d like to have a bigger group, contact us for more details.

CEO GUIDES

Our guides are CEOs – Chief Experience Officers – and their passion is to give you a world-class walk. We pride ourselves on employing a talented team of passionate CEOs who all have a passion for their tour. They’re committed to your safety and have a genuine desire to provide an enriching, immersive and wow-mazing walking experience.

21 TOURISM AWARDS

We don’t mean to boast but it is awesome to be recognised for having tours that people love walking on. We’ve won 21 Tourism Awards of Excellence including the Qantas Australian Tourism Award for Australia’s Best Adventure Company. Awards are great, but our biggest accolade which we value even more, is that our clients come back and travel with us time and time again.

GENUINE ALL-INCLUSIVE

Our walking tours are all genuinely all-inclusive – so once you pay for your tour there are no hidden extras. During your evening meals, you won’t need to put your hand in your pocket to pay for wine as it’s included in the price of the tour and if you tour has a stunning scenic chopper flight or eco wildlife cruise – it’s 100% part of your tour package. What’s more – there are No Credit Cards fees.

FLEXIWALK

Our FlexiWalk is a new optional Add-On that allows guests to cancel their tour last minute and not be penalised. Exclusively designed by Life’s An Adventure, this product gives our guests certainty in a time of uncertainty. 

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