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Top End Safari

Dates 1 June - 28 June 2021

Cost   Couple: $4,650 Solo: $4,200

Summary

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, staying at Adels Grove and cruising along Lawn Hill Gorge. 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.

Highlights

  • Paronella Park – personalised tour
  • Relax at Innot Hot Springs
  • Enjoy a cave tour at Undara Lava Tubes
  • Spectacular Adels Grove – half day tour including a river cruise
  • Sunset tour at Karumba
  • Mataranka Homestead
  • Daly Waters Pub
  • Southern Kakadu – 4WD day tour
  • Yellow Water Cruise
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • All site fees and permits
  • Campfires and happy hours 

Itinerary


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 3
We head off to Innot Springs for a relaxing afternoon (powered site)
Day 4
We head off to Undara and stay in the caravan park for two nights (powered sites, happy hour and campfire if permitted)
Day 5
Enjoy a guided tour of the Lava Caves
Day 6
Travel to Croydon and stay in a free camp for one night (no power, happy hour)
Day 7
Travel to Karumba and stay two nights in Karumba Gulf Country Caravan Park (powered sites)
Day 8
Enjoy a sunset cruise and keep an eye out for crocodiles and birdlife
Day 9
Travel to iconic Burke & Wills Roadhouse and stay one night (power)
Day 10
Stay at Gregory Downs for one night (no facilities, campfire if permitted)
Day 11
Travel to the beautiful Adels Grove - some dirt road during the drive. The group will camp here for three nights (no power, campfire if permitted and happy hour)
Day 12
Enjoy a half day tour of the incredible Lawn Hill National Park and cruise of Lawn Hill Gorge, campfire if permitted and happy hour
Day 13
Relax today, maybe have a tour of Riverleigh Fossill
Day 14
Travel to Burke & Wills Roadhouse and stay one night (power)
Day 15
Travel to Mount Isa and stay there for 2 nights; free time to stock up and relax
Day 16
Free day in Mount Isa
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 4WD coach tour of southern Kakadu - Gunlom Falls and Ikoymarrwa Rock Pool
Day 25Tonight we experience the Yellow Water Cruise, enjoying the wildlife and watching out for crocodiles.
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

  • Members who book this safari AND Kimberley and Beyond 2021 will be eligible for a 5% discount on both safaris
  • Approximately 3,705 kilometres travelled
  • This safari ends approximately 2 weeks before Kimberley and Beyond 2021 commences
  • Not suitable for pets due to NP rules

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