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Tour of the Week: 5-Day Kakadu Tour With Koolpin Gorge

This 5-Day Kakadu tour with Koolpin Gorge exposes you to five incredible landmarks in the national park. Throughout the adventure, you’ll have the chance to discover some of the region’s most breath-taking waterfalls and soak up the rich Aboriginal history that imbues the area.

On the first day, we take you straight to Kakadu, only stopping on the way at the picturesque White Lily Billabong for a cup of morning tea. Afterwards, we make our way to Gunlom Falls, one of the best-loved waterfalls in the park, and hike to the top to enjoy stunning views in every direction. If you’re feeling a bit sweaty, you can cool off in the rock pools or lie out on the sandy beach at the base of the falls.

The next day is the day for exploring Koolpin Gorge. Because the area is only accessible with a special permit, it remains uncrowded and relatively untouched by tourists. You can take a walk through the wilderness surrounding the gorge, stopping off at pretty rock pools along the way.

On the third day, you’ll get to experience the third major landmark – Maguk. We’ll spend the day here hiking, swimming, and exploring, before we take you on to Jim Jim Falls.

The fourth day means yet another natural wonder. We’ll hop in a 4WD and head to Twin Falls right after breakfast, where you can take an exciting walk along the top of the falls and cool off in the refreshing pools as you go. After the adventures at Twin Falls, we’ll move on to Jim Jim Creek to enjoy spectacular views from Budjimi Lookout and wander through lush vine forests.

On the final day, you’ll get to experience the rich and fascinating Aboriginal history of the area at Nourlangie Rock. Here, you’ll soak up myths and legends that have imbued the land for centuries, and discover some of the incredible rock art that is etched on the cave walls. We’ll stop off at the Bowali Information Centre, too. On the way back to Darwin, we’ll make a quick pitstop at Mamakala wetlands so you can enjoy the colourful birdlife in the area, and we’ll take a wildlife cruise on the Correborree Billabong.

This tour is the perfect introduction to Kakadu and Koolpin Gorge and, not only will you discover some of the major landmarks, you’ll also get to camp out under the stars and tuck into traditional Aussie BBQs each night.

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