Top End Rock Art & Wilderness

Immerse yourself in the ancient cultures and impossibly beautiful wilderness of Australia’s Top End.

Journey Overview

Immerse yourself in the ancient cultures and impossibly beautiful wilderness of Australia’s Top End. Venture into rugged terrain teeming with native wildlife and birds. Unearth the stories of ancient rock art. And stay on the coastal floodplains of the Mary River, on the edge of Kakadu National Park.

Journey Highlights

  • Get up close to the striking wilderness and culture of the Top End
  • Cruise through waters teeming with saltwater crocodiles, birds and barramundi
  • See Australia’s best Aboriginal rock art and meet local artists
  • Journey to another world in Arnhem Land

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Darwin

Welcome to Darwin and privately tour the city. Wander around the botanical gardens and Government House. Step back in time at Fannie Bay Gaol and East Point, site of the tragic WW2 bombing of Darwin.

Adina Apartment Hotel Darwin

Day 2: Kakadu

Journey to World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park. Pause at Fogg Dam Reserve, a major water bird feeding and roosting site. Take in the beautiful Leaning Tree Lagoon, a billabong strewn with delicate water lilies, and at Cooinda, board the Yellow Water cruise to the heart of a pristine tropical environment. See your first glimpses of the extraordinary Top End wildlife, including saltwater crocs.

Permanent Bush Camp | BLD

Day 3: Arnhem Land

Today, visit Gunbalanya Aboriginal community in Arnhem Land and have the opportunity to meet and watch traditional local artists in action. After visiting the arts centre, head up into Mikinj Valley to see amazing rock art with incredible views. This is only accessible with your guide and is not open to the public.

Permanent Bush Camp | BLD

Day 4: Mary River

Head to the southern end of Kakadu to a pristine waterfall, Maguk. Take the one-kilometre walk through sub-monsoon rainforest to the beautiful plunge pool for a refreshing dip. Conclude at Bamurru Plains for the night, located on a sprawling buffalo station mixing bush camping with the comforts of a luxury getaway.

Bamurru Plains | BLD

Day 5: Mary River

Rise early for an airboat ride across the Mary River catchment area. Glide along lily-fringed waterways, through pockets of river mangroves, to spot birdlife and crocs. Then, a choice of activity: river cruise, guided wilderness walk, quad biking or an open-top safari drive. Cool off in the pool and later a three-course dinner with bush-inspired dishes.

Bamurru Plains | BLD

Day 6: Darwin

Enjoy a leisurely morning before heading back to Darwin by air where the rest of the day is at leisure. Soak up the city’s laid-back vibe at your own pace.

Adina Apartment Hotel Darwin | B

Day 7: Depart Darwin

After breakfast, depart Darwin.


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Preferred Accommodation

Preferred Accommodation

This journey features the following Preferred Accommodations:

Adina Apartment Hotel Darwin Waterfront

Top End Rock Art & Wilderness

Previously known as the Medina Grand, the Adina Apartment Hotel is located on the fringe of Darwin’s waterfront precinct in the heart of ... Read more

Bamurru Plains, Mary River National Park

Top End Rock Art & Wilderness

The focus of a stay at Bamurru is on the environment around the camp and the wildlife and birdlife to which it is home. Each individual s... Read more

Journey Dates & Prices

As this suggested itinerary can be personalised to your specific requirements, it is not available for online booking.

Depending on your preferred dates and arrangements, final pricing will vary from low season to peak season travel.

Please call A&K on 1300 851 800 or send us a booking enquiry to book this journey.


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