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Top End Safari 2024

Dates 18 June - 14 July 2024

Cost   Couple: $5, 030 Solo: $4, 630


Starting at Paronella Park, this safari will take you through spectacular North Queensland and the Northern Territory, ending at Litchfield National Park. This safari will have you mesmerised by the incredible Paronella Park, exploring the amazing geological wonder of the Undara Lava Tubes, enjoying a cruise at Cobbold Gorge, and soaking in the hot springs at Talaroo. Spot a crocodile in Karumba or even in Kakadu National Park and enjoy a full day 4WD tour and sunset Yellow Water Cruise admiring bird life and spotting crocodiles. Visit the historic Mataranka Homestead, stay at some well-known iconic pubs including Daly Waters and enjoy so much more on this 27-day tour of the Top End.


  • Paronella Park – personalised tour
  • Pinnarendi Farm Stay
  • Relax at Talaroo Hot Springs
  • Enjoy a cave tour at Undara Lava Tubes
  • Cobbold Gorge full day tour
  • Sunset tour at Karumba
  • Mataranka Homestead
  • Daly Waters Pub
  • Yellow Water Cruise
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • All site fees and permits
  • Campfires and happy hours 


Day 1
Meet at Paronella Park and enjoy a dinner together –Paronella Park was built when a man had a dream of building his castle beside Mena Creek Falls. Discover bridges, tunnel and amazing a range of tropical plants
Day 2
Today we will enjoy a morning guided tour of Paronella Park in the morning as well as a night tour to experience a totally different perspective of the park
Day 3After a late strart, we head off to Pninarendi Station where we will gather for woodfired pizza in the afternoon
Day 4We travel to Talaroo Hot Springs and enjoy a soak in the springs, as well as a tour
Day 5Enjoy some free time at Talaroo and explore, take a tour, walk along the river, and have a swim
Day 6
We head off to Undara and stay in the caravan park for two nights (powered sites, happy hour and campfire if permitted)
Day 7
Enjoy a guided tour of the Lava Caves
Day 8
Travel to Forsayth, where we will stay for two nights
Day 9Enjoy a full day tour at Cobbold Gorge, we will be collected by a 4WD bus
Day 10Travel to Croydon, where we will stay at a free camp for one night. Explore the history of town
Day 11
Travel to Karumba and stay two nights in Karumba Gulf Country Caravan Park (powered sites)
Day 12
Enjoy a sunset cruise and keep an eye out for crocodiles and birdlife
Day 13
Travel to iconic Burke & Wills Roadhouse and stay one night (power)
Day 14
Today we travel to Julia Creek, where we will stay for one night
Day 15
Travel to Mount Isa and stay for two nights, free time to stock up and relax
Day 16
Enjoy a free day in Mount Isa. Here you can check out the outback at Isa Centre, the underground hospital
Day 17
Travel the Barkly Highway staying at Avon Downs free camp for the night (no facilities, happy hour and campfire if permitted)
Day 18
Travel to Three Ways Roadhouse for the night (power, toilets and showers)
Day 19
Today we travel to iconic Daly Waters Pub and enjoy a dinner and show that evening (power, toilet and shower facilities)
Day 20
We travel to Mataranka Homestead and stay for one night. The film We of the Never Never was filmed here and remnants of the old homestead remain. The group can enjoy a soak in the hot springs. We will all get together for a dinner at the homestead - dinner and show included (powered site, toilet and shower facilities)
Day 21Travel to Katherine and stay two nights at the Katherine Holiday Park
Day 22
Free day to stock up, relax and explore
Day 23
We travel to Kakadu National Park and stay at Cooinda Campground for three nights (powered site, toilet and shower facilities). The group will enjoy dinner this evening (dinner included)
Day 24Enjoy a sunrise on the Yellow Water Cruise, breakfast optional extra after the tour
Day 25Tonight we experience the sunset Yellow Water Cruise, enjoy spotting birdlife and crocodiles and just the spectacular scenery, a different experience to sunrise
Day 26We travel to our last stay at Litchfield Tourist Park, right on the doorstep of Litchfield National Park. We will enjoy a farewell dinner (included)
Day 27We farewell our new friends and head on our own travels.

Important Information

  • Maximum of 20 vehicles
  • Approximately 3,705 kilometres travelled
  • Not suitable for pets due to National Park rules

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