5 Day Top End Camping Tour

Small group tour of Australia's Top End including Kakadu National Park, Litchfield National Park and Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge).

5 Day Top End Camping Tour

adults from $2400 per person

Join us for an unforgettable five day journey through Australia’s Top End, with our exclusive small group camping tour. Designed for those seeking an authentic and immersive experience, our tour combines the expertise of our guides with the comfort of quality camping equipment and delicious meals prepared with fresh whole food ingredients. Explore Kakadu, Nitmiluk and Litchfield National Parks with experienced guides who are passionate about sharing their knowledge about the rich Aboriginal culture and diverse ecosystems. From ancient rock art sites to refreshing waterfalls, each day offers a new discovery in pristine natural settings. Relax knowing our well-maintained vehicles ensure a smooth journey, while evenings spent under the stars with hearty campfire dinners create lasting memories.

All meals, activities and camping equipment are included, just pack your bags and let us take care of the rest. We can’t wait to share the beauty of Australia’s Top End with you.


Day One
  • Kakadu National Park
  • South Alligator River
  • Burrungkuy (Nourlangie) Rock Art Site
  • Anbangbang Billabong
  • Nawurlandja Lookout
  • Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre
  • Yellow Water Sunset Cruise

Overnight: Mardukal camping 

Day Two
  • Kakadu National Park
  • Ubirr Rock Art Site
  • Guluyambi Cultural Cruise East Alligator River
  • Cahills Crossing
  • Jabiru Township
  • Marrawuddi Art Gallery

Overnight: Mardukal Campground

Day Three
  • Kakadu National Park
  • Maguk (Barramundi Gorge)
  • Ikoymarrwa (Moline Rockhole)
  • Pine Creek Township

Overnight: Gorge View Campground

Day Four
  • Nitmiluk National Park
  • Katherine Gorge Nit Nit Cruise
  • Katherine Hot Springs
  • Leliyn (Edith Falls)
  • Adelaide River

Overnight: Mount Bundy Station

Day Five
  • Litchfield National Park
  • Batchelor Township
  • Magnetic & Cathedral Termite Mounds
  • Buley Rockhole
  • Florence Falls
  • Wangi Falls

Return to Darwin Accommodation

Private multi-day tour details

  • National Park entry fees
  • Camping fees
  • All camping equipment
  • Permits
  • Pick up from and return to Darwin accommodation
  • Transport in air conditioned, fully licensed, well maintained tour  vehicle with tinted windows for comfort and UV protection
  • Activities as per itinerary
  • Guided tour of each location on your itinerary
  • Breakfasts (except day one)
  • Freshly prepared picnic lunches
  • Dinners around the fire, except last day
  • Tent
  • Swag (Australian sleeping canvas covering with mattress included)
  • Pillow, pillowcase and swag liner
  • Camping chair
  • Bath towel
  • Hand torch
  • Crockery and cutlery
  • Purpose built off-road camping trailer
  • Any health or fitness requirements
  • (Please note our vehicles are not wheelchair accessible)
  • Dietary requirements, allergies or intolerances
  • Full name
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Local contact number (mobile not landline)
  • Home town and emergency contact name and contact number
  • Swimwear
  • Swim towel
  • Walking shoes
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Sun hat and Sunscreen 30+
  • Insect repellent
  • Day pack for walks
  • A light warm jumper for cool nights
  • Luggage approximately 15kg per person, preferably soft bag
  • Exclusions:
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Breakfast day one
  • Dinner last day
  • Incidentals eg fresh coffee at comfort stops
  • Flights to and from Darwin
  • Pre and post tour overnight accommodation
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Breakfast day one
  • Dinner last day
  • Incidentals eg fresh coffee at comfort stops
  • Flights to and from Darwin
  • Pre and post tour overnight accommodation
  • Travel insurance

This tour departs every second Tuesday from Mid May to Mid September. To check availability Click Here or click the Book Now button.

  • Destination
  • Included
    Corroboree Park Tavern
  • Not Included
Day One

Our journey begins early in the morning, with pick-up from your Darwin accommodation. As we leave the city behind, we embark on a scenic drive towards Kakadu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its vast landscapes and rich Aboriginal cultural heritage. Our first stop is at the South Alligator River, where we can observe the diverse birdlife and perhaps catch a glimpse of a saltwater crocodile basking on the riverbanks.


Continuing deeper into Kakadu, we visit the Burrungkuy (Nourlangie) Rock Art Site, renowned for its ancient Aboriginal rock art galleries depicting Dreamtime stories and daily life.


Nearby, Anbangbang Billabong offers a serene setting to spot water birds and soak in the natural beauty. Next, a short drive takes us to Nawurlandja Lookout, where we're treated to breathtaking panoramic views. We delve further into Aboriginal culture at the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre, gaining insights into the traditions and stories of the local Indigenous people.


As the day draws to a close, experience the magic of Kakadu's wetlands with a Yellow Water Sunset Cruise. Glide along the tranquil waters, surrounded by lush landscapes and abundant wildlife, with the setting sun painting the sky in hues of orange and pink. Our overnight stay is at Mardukal Campground, nestled in the heart of Kakadu, where you can relax and reflect on the day's adventures under the starlit skies.

Day Two

After a hearty campfire breakfast we head north to explore Ubirr, another significant Aboriginal rock art site where intricate artworks adorn rock shelters, telling stories of creation and daily life spanning thousands of years. A walk through this multi level art site takes us to Nadab Lookout, to enjoy the sweeping views over the floodplains and Arnhem Land escarpment.


After lunch, we embark on the Guluyambi Cultural Cruise on the East Alligator River with a local Aboriginal guide who shares cultural insights and traditional stories. This unique experience also offers the opportunity to step into Arnhem Land, as well as a visit to Cahills Crossing.


Afterwards, we visit Jabiru Township for a glimpse of modern life in Kakadu and explore the Marrawuddi Art Gallery, showcasing contemporary Aboriginal art from the region, before returning to Mardukal Campground for another night immersed in the natural beauty of Kakadu.

Day Three

Today's adventure begins with a visit to Maguk (Barramundi Gorge), where a short hike through monsoon forest leads to a pristine swimming hole surrounded by towering cliffs. Take a refreshing dip in the cool waters or simply relax amidst the tranquil surroundings.


We continue our way south, with a visit to Ikoymarrwa (Moline Rockhole), another hidden gem offering a quieter experience in Kakadu's rugged landscapes. En route, we stop at Pine Creek Township to stretch our legs and learn about the region's mining history before settling in for the night at Gorge View Campground, enjoying the serenity of our surroundings.

Day Four

Today we explore Nitmiluk National Park, home to the spectacular Katherine Gorge. Arriving early, we board the Nit Nit Dreaming Cruise, which navigates the tranquil waters flanked by towering sandstone cliffs and learn about the gorge's geological formations, cultural significance, and the Dreamtime stories of the Jawoyn people who have called this area home for thousands of years.


After the cruise, visit the nearby Katherine Hot Springs for a relaxing soak in the natural thermal pools, surrounded by lush greenery. Then, we continue to Leliyn (Edith Falls), where we can swim in crystal-clear pools fed by cascading waterfalls, offering a refreshing break.


Later in the afternoon, we journey to Adelaide River, where we'll spend the night at Mount Bundy Station, a historic cattle station offering a taste of outback hospitality and a chance to unwind after a day filled with natural wonders.

Day Five
On our final day, we immerse ourselves in the natural wonders of Litchfield National Park, beginning by a quick stop at Batchelor Township, the quaint gateway to the park's natural treasures. Our first destination are the Magnetic and Cathedral Termite Mounds, intriguing formations crafted by nature's smallest architects. These mounds provide a fascinating glimpse into the intricate workings of local ecosystems.   We continue our journey to Florence Falls, where we can swim beneath the cascading waterfall or unwind on the rocks surrounded by lush monsoon forest. This tranquil oasis invites us to soak in the beauty and serenity of Litchfield National Park. Next, we refresh ourselves with a swim at Buley Rockhole, a series of picturesque cascading rock pools that offer the perfect spot for a revitalising dip to feel the cool, crystal-clear waters amidst the serene natural surroundings.   Next up is Wangi Falls, one of Litchfield's most iconic attractions. Enjoy a swim in the expansive plunge pool, take a walk to the viewing platform or simply relax in the shaded picnic area, soaking up the breathtaking scenery.   As the day winds down, we return to the tropical city of Darwin and drop you off at your accommodation.

Guidelines for your travel with us here in Australia’s Top End:

  Offroad Dreaming will host your visit through the Northern Territory.  Offroad Dreaming Guides will use their knowledge, training and experience, along with our exceptional customer service standards, to share some of the quality experiences and activities the Top End offers.  Our Guides are fully licensed and accredited, and first-aid qualified. They hold knowledge certification and Ochre cards where required.  All our Guides are hand selected, with appropriate experience and references.  We will work with you to find the right Guide for your group.

You will not need to bring any food with you.

We provide fresh snacks and meals based on whole food ingredients, which can be amended to cater for special dietaries when required. Chilled, filtered drinking water is provided. Please bring a refillable water bottle.

Itinerary Changes

Throughout the day, if you would like to amend the itinerary or spend more or less time at each location, please consult with your Guide, who can restructure the day as you go.


Please be aware of the walking distance of each trek and take a full water bottle with you each time. You will walk on bush tracks with loose dirt, sticks and stones. Suitable supportive footwear is recommended.

Travel Distances

Distances between locations in the Northern Territory can be vast. Itineraries are designed to minimise driving times as much as possible. Your drive will be broken up with regular comfort stops, and you are welcome to discuss additional stops with the Guide at any time. Some of our larger vehicles also have onboard toilet facilities.

The Vehicle

Offroad Dreaming has a variety of their own 2 Wheel Drive and 4 Wheel drive vehicles available for your transport. We will allocate you the most suitable vehicle depending on your group size and itinerary. We also work with other local vehicle providers when additional or extra sizes of vehicles are required. All vehicles are fully accredited, licensed, and insured to carry passengers and fitted with specific tour vehicle plates and are maintained to a high standard. Our vehicles are not wheelchair accessible.  Small walking aids can be stored in the back of the vehicle or trailer, depending on group size or vehicle.


Wildlife, such as wallabies, birds, snakes, frogs and lizards can be spotted and observed throughout the region, which is made up of Savannah Woodlands, Monsoon Forest and sandstone formations.  We do not approach wildlife but will have the opportunity to observe them in their natural habitat.  Most of our wildlife is not aggressive by nature and generally does not approach humans unless provoked.  Many species of snakes and spiders inhabit the Top End of Australia. Not all are venomous. Your Guide is trained to manage any health and safety requirements. Estuarine crocodiles do inhabit our waterways. Regular water surveys are carried out in designated swimming spots. Please observe swim safety signs at all times. Your Guide can also share safety updates.

Subject to change

Your itinerary may be subject to change due to cultural, seasonal and/ or environmental conditions. We aim to replace unavailable activities and locations with suitable alternatives.


Our Dry Season runs from May to October, the weather is typically dry with light winds. Day time temperatures are on average mid-30s and the humidity is low, with mild nights ranging from 15-25°C. November to April is the Wet Season in the Top End, tropical storms bring long-awaited rain and the bush comes alive. Days can be sunny and dry and not adversely affected, however, it is monsoon season and the rains can cause localised flooding, resulting in temporary road closures.  We are given advance notice of upcoming weather events and will make appropriate amendments to your itinerary.  In extreme cases, we may have to cancel.  Temperatures can range up to the high 30’s, and 40’s during the day.  Humidity levels often reach 80% or more, causing the temperature to feel hotter than it is.


Offroad Dreaming is contactable 24 hours for emergencies on Telephone number +61 (0)8 8931 2021