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This tour takes in many "off the beaten track" places in between Cairns and Darwin. The itinerary is designed to offer flexibility to the group and not a strict "point to point" drive. You will take in all the "must see" places from Cairns to Darwin including The Gulf Savannah Way, Lawn Hill National Park, Hells Gate, Kakadu National Park and Litchfield National Park. Please note This is a mix of motel/cabins plus camping for your accommodation sections of the trip.

Highlights of The Trip
  • Kakadu National Park
  • Yellow Water River Cruise
  • Litchfield National Park
  • Gunlom Falls
  • Limmen National Park (proposed)
  • Cape Crawford and the Lost City.
  • Hells Gate
  • Lawn Hill National Park
Itinerary
DAY 1 (D) CAIRNS, MT SURPRISE.
Early morning pick up from your City accommodation, we travel via Kuranda Range through Mareeba onto the Atherton Tableland and on to the historic town of Herberton where we explore the History Centre. (Lunch at own cost today) We follow the Kennedy Highway through Mt Garnet and onto Mt Surprise for our night stay in accommodation

DAY 2 (BLD) MT SURPRISE, KARUMBA.
Leaving Mt Surprise following the Gulf Development Road to Georgetown. Here we visit the Terrestrial Centre, then onto visit the sites of Croydon another historic town still following the Gulf Development Road to Normanton with its Purple Pub. We arrive in Karumba for a sunset dinner cruise overnighting at our accommodation.

DAY 3 (BLD) KARUMBA, ADEL'S GROVE
First up today we visit the Barramundi Discovery Centre to experience the majestic Barramundi then start our travels on the Savannah Way passing Leichhardt falls on the way to Burketown and our 2 night stay at Adel's Grove Camping.

DAY 4 (BLD) LAWN HILL NATIONAL PARK.
Today we visit Lawn Hill National Park with time to explore this wildlife haven. Perhaps try some canoeing (own cost) or just relax. Then back to Adel's Grove.

DAY 5 (BLD) LAWN HILL, HELLS GATE.
Today we have a late start with time for a swim before leaving after morning tea to make our way to Hells Gate Roadhouse for our first night camping.

DAY 6 (BLD) HELLS GATE, CAPE CRAWFORD.
Shortly after leaving this morning, we cross the Northern Territory Boarder and the Calvert and Robinson Rivers among others on our way to Borroloola for a supply stop and onto our 2 night camp at Cape Crawford Hotel. (Laundry Facilities)

DAY 7 (BLD) CAPE CRAWFORD, LOST CITY
During today we take a short helicopter flight and visit the stunning Lost City where we walk with a local guide to learn about this area.

DAY 8 (BLD) CAPE CRAWFORD, LIMMEN NATIONAL PARK
On the road again on the Savannah Way we visit some of the sites in this area and our overnight camp in the new Limmen National Park. (Basic Facilities)

DAY 9 (BLD) LIMMNEN NATIONAL PARK, ROPER RIVER.
Today we cross more of the gulf country rivers systems on our way to Roper Bar for our camp tonight

DAY 10 (BD) ROPER RIVER, EDITH FALLS.
This morning we follow Roper Highway through to the Stuart Highway where we will visit the Elsey Cemetery renowned in "We of the Never Never " and on to Bitter Springs for a swim in the thermal water to relax and visiting Mataranka on the way. Traveling onto Katherine to collect supplies and lunch (at own cost). We then make our way to beautiful Edith Falls National Park where we can set up our camp and relax in the water or take a walk to the higher pool. (Laundry facilities)

DAY 11 (BLD) EDITH FALLS, KAKADU.
Another short travel day. Traveling through Pine Creek turning onto Kakadu Highway to make camp at Gunlom Falls in Kakadu National Park where we can walk up a steep climb to beautiful pools above the camp ground. We can swim at the top pools and also at a pool near the camp ground for a cooling afternoon. (National Park facilities)

DAY 12 (BL) KAKADU, GUNLOM FALLS, GAGUDJU.
After an early morning swim we continue along the Kakadu Highway to Warradjan Aboriginal Culture Centre to discover some of the Aboriginal heritage of the area. After this we will visit Nourlangie Rock to view some art and spectacular scenery then we return to Gagudju Cooinda Lodge for our budget air conditioned rooms. Dinner at own cost (laundry facilities)

DAY 13 (BLD) GAGUDJU COOINDA LODGE.
Early rise this morning to do a Yellow Water boat cruise. After the cruise we leave to explore more of the park including Jabiru, Ubirr and the boarder store before returning to our accommodation.

DAY 14 (BLD) KAKADU, BATCHELOR.
Today we visit Bowali Visitors Centre then cross the South Alligator River one of the major rivers of Kakadu on our way to the Stuart Highway traveling on to Batchelor to stay in our budget air conditioned accommodation and a camp cooked meal.

DAY 15 (BLD) BATCHELOR, LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK.
We have the day in Litchfield National Park today, visiting Florence and Tolmer falls then continuing on to Wangi Falls to set up camp in close proximity of the relaxing pool

DAY 16 (BL) LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK, DARWIN.
Start today with a cool swim before dismantling camp for the last time and finish the circuit on the dirt road to Berry Springs (road closure depending) and arrive in Darwin where we say goodbye..

 

Cairns Gulf Savannah Darwin Tours
Cairns Gulf Savannah Darwin Tours
Cairns Gulf Savannah Darwin Tours
Cairns Gulf Savannah Darwin Tours
Cairns Gulf Savannah Darwin Tours
Cairns Gulf Savannah Darwin Tours
Cairns Gulf Savannah Darwin Tours
Cairns Gulf Savannah Darwin Tours
Cairns Gulf Savannah Darwin Tours
Tour Details

16 Day Cairns Gulf Savannah Darwin Camping/Motel Tour

Tour Price For 2017

  • Twin Share $4,600 per person
  • Single $4,900 per person

Tour Includes

  • Meals as indicated
  • Guided tours & activities
  • Air-conditioned 14 seat 4WD vehicle
  • 15 nights accommodation
  • Cabin/Motel, Tent, Sleeping Bag & Stretcher Bed

Tour Code: OC16CD

2017 Departure Dates
  • August 22

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1-800-994-620