The Top End weather can be quite extreme at times. The majority of our tours operate in the dry season where it is a dry heat with very little humidity and day time temperatures are around 30 degrees centigrade and night time temperatures are usually in the teens. We have been operating in the Northern Territory for decades and we have a thorough understanding of its climate and weather systems, so we make every effort to make your trip comfortable.
On hotter days, you’ll appreciate the air-conditioned cars and the opportunity to take a cooling dip.
During the wet season, some areas are subject to flash flooding and afternoon storms can appear quite quickly. However, there is absolutely no need to let that keep you away. During the wet season we take you to the spots that really come alive as the waters rise!
We may need to alter our itineraries according to the conditions. However, we strive to do everything to give you a full itinerary, no matter the weather. If at any point the conditions are uncomfortable, let your guide know immediately and we will do what we can to help.
Offroad Dreaming will supply all of the equipment required for your camping adventure. This includes your tent and swag, sleeping mat, sleeping bag, cooking equipment and all the gear you’ll need.
Besides comfortable clothes, we recommend you bring:
Depending on which tour you’ve chosen, some bushwalking is generally involved. This is normally quite gentle and, if need be, we can make sure the pace is slow and the stops frequent. If you are worried about your mobility, get in contact with us and we will do our best to ensure that your tour is appropriate for your fitness and mobility level.
If you would like a more challenging experience, you will have plenty of opportunities to climb, walk, swim and generally get active.
Australia’s Top End is home to a huge array of endemic wildlife. On our tours, you may have the chance to see wallabies, goannas, frilled-neck lizards, countless bird species and, of course, the magnificent estuarine and freshwater crocodiles. We can’t guarantee that you will see any particular species. Different species are abundant in different spots throughout the year so we’ll keep our eyes open and point them out as we go along.
We ask that you respect the wildlife and never approach any animal.
In the interest of both your and the animals’ safety, please follow the instructions given by your guide.
Offroad Dreaming guides are all hand-selected and are accredited in the areas they will be taking you to. As well as Knowledge qualified, all our guides are first aid certified. Offroad Dreaming’s co-owner, Neville, personally guides many of our tours. Neville has over 20 years of experience as a guide and is a certified tour operator with Kakadu, Uluru and Kata Tjuta Knowledge qualifications, as well as being first aid certified and an OCHRE card holder.
At Offroad Dreaming, we are proud to run ecologically-sustainable tours and we do our best to limit our impact on the environment. We will share our knowledge and respect for the animals and environment with you during our tours so you can enjoy this spectacular place, knowing you’re leaving it in its natural condition.
We are a Sustainable Tourism Accredited Business – what that means: Sustainable tourism is defined by the UN World Tourism Organisation as “tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities.”
Our ambition is to reduce our negative social, cultural, and environmental impacts. Some of the ways we are doing this is through the use of energy efficient appliances and vehicles. All of our buses have window tinting to block out some of the sun’s heat. Our vehicles are new and regularly maintained, so are more eco friendly.
We are big on recycling, we have a weekly emptied recycle bin and purchase food as plastic free as possible. We compost leftover biodegradables and other food leftovers are fed to our team’s animals such as dogs and/ or chickens. Speaking of food, we buy wholefoods that are free from chemicals or genetically modified ingredients. Most of the food purchased is also preservative and additive free.
The plates, platters and cutlery we use are all reusable with no one time use plastics. We buy recycled serviettes and toilet paper. Our buses are set up with eskys (coolers) full of cold water so customers can refill their water bottles which we suggest you bring.
When it comes to cleaning buses and our workspaces, we use earth friendly products and use reusable, washable cloths. Natural light and airflow are used where possible in our depot. We use minimal paper and aim for a more electronic workplace.
Our buses are stocked with all natural,chemical free insect repellent and our guides use and encourage customers to use reef sunscreen and/or to apply it with enough time to absorb into the skin so our waterways stay as pristine as possible.
Our uniforms are made from cotton which is breathable and biodegradable.
Here in the Northern Territory, we aim to come together as an industry to protect and restore our natural environment, hold sacred Aboriginal cultures and learn from Aboriginal Territorians, and enrich our diverse local communities as we share our unique and stunning backyard with visitors from Australia and around the world. We strive for economic resilience as we work towards becoming a world leader in sustainable tourism.
We will have regular access to toilet facilities throughout the day on our single day tours.
Offroad Dreaming does not have a wheelchair accessible vehicle. If you or someone in your group is in a wheelchair, please let us know and we can try to get access to a wheelchair accessible vehicle. We require that you get in touch far in advance so we can source the accessible vehicle (at your cost). Walking aids can be catered for and on most tours we can try to ensure the itinerary is appropriate for your mobility level.
This is a great opportunity to get offline and into nature! There is no mobile reception throughout most of the Kakadu and Litchfield National parks – though some of the townships do have coverage.
If you have chosen a multi-day camping tour, we suggest you bring back-up batteries or portable chargers for your devices. We may have sporadic access to power sources, but we don’t suggest you rely on these. Please remember that there is no mobile reception or wifi in the majority of the places we visit.
We are generally able to cater for most dietary requirements if we are informed well in advance of the tour. Please choose from the drop down box when booking in the “special meal” section under your name. If you or someone in your group has particularly complex requirements, please get in touch in advance to discuss the options. Please note special meals are charged at $15 per person.
Our tours currently run only in English. We can hire a translator for any tour for most languages on request. Please get in touch to arrange this.
Swimming is only permitted in allocated swimming areas, which are clearly signposted by the local authorities. The swimming areas are allocated based on recent crocodile survey results conducted by Parks and Wildlife Rangers at each individual spot. This means that even if it is a designated swimming area you must be cautious, read signs and check for recent updates.
It is never possible to guarantee with 100% certainty that any Territory waterway is free of crocodiles. However, you can minimise risks if you follow the clear direction of official signage at all times. Please be aware that on any Offroad Dreaming tour, customers swim at their own risk.
In Northern Territory, a child seat is not required by law in a commercial vehicle. Infants can be strapped to parents in a carry pouch or harness and toddlers can use regular, existing seat belts. If, however, you’d prefer to use a car seat, please let us know in advance and we can arrange this for an additional cost ($75).
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