Itinerary Inspiration - Australia - Top End Immersion
Wildlife, wilderness and Aboriginal Culture
Authentic Aboriginal culture
Privately outfitted tented safari
The incredible wildlife of Kakadu's wetlands
Small, intimate, excluisve
A rugged bush adventure with added comfort
- NT, Australia
- Great for adventure seekers, nature nuts and luxe lovers
- 6 days
- Designed as a framework for inspiration
This inspiration itinerary offers full immersion into Australia's 'Top End' with half spent under canvas in Kakadu & Arnhem Land learning the ways of Aboriginal land, and half spent exploring the floodplains of Kakadu from the comfort of a luxurious wilderness lodge.
Beginning in Darwin you'll spend a night at a luxurious waterfront hotel before heading 'out bush' on a privately outfitted tented safari through Kakadu and Arnhem Land. Your days will be determined by the wildlife and nature around you with each itinerary designed to provide the best experience at any one time. Visiting Fogg Dam, which has year-round water coverage and is an important feeding and roosting site, you'll see a astonishing variety of water birds including egrets, herons, ibis, royal spoonbill, cormorants, comb-crested jacanas, Australian darters and Jabiru storks. An airboat through the lilies and reeds of the Mary River Wetlands, and a cruise on the Yellow Water Billabong will undoubtedly provide close crocodile encounters. Throughout you will enjoy the company of a local guide who will weave magic into the stories of the land and share their traditional, quiet life with you. This is not a 'canned tourist performance' but an exploration of the land with the people whose ancestors have walked it for millennia.
For the second part of your journey you'll head to Bamurru Plains - a safari style lodge on the edge of the Kakadu's Mary River floodplains. Here you can explore the landscape on foot, by 4x4 or by fan boat, then retire to your luxurious accommodation to lounge in the pool and watch the wildlife amble past before dining on a gourmet menu of native ingredients.
This journey perfectly wraps up the comfort and style of a top notch lodge with the sense of adventure that comes from exploring the land as
early civilisations and frontier explorers would have done.
Arrive in Darwin to spend one night in a luxurious waterfront hotel.
You will be collected from your hotel in a private vehicle, then head 'out bush' on a privately outfitted tented safari to include visits to Fogg Dam
Reserve, the Mary River Wetlands aboard an airboat, a cruise on Yellow Water Billabong and visits to Gunbalanya and Injalak, Maguk Gorge and Gunlom
Falls. You will enjoy the company of a local Aboriginal guide who will weave magic into the stories of the land and share their traditional, quiet
life with you. This is not a 'canned tourist performance' but an exploration of the land with the people who's ancestors have walked it for millenia.
Transfer to Bamurru Plains which sits on the edge of the Mary River floodplains. Explore this region of exceptional natural beauty and unique biodiversity
on an airboat skimming through a wilderness of clear water and tall grass or on a 4x4 safari or walking safari through the savannah searching for
wallabies, buffalos and dingos in the company of an expert guide. Return to the lodge each night for gourmet dining and pure bush luxury.
Today brings your itinerary to a close. Transfer to the airport to begin your journey home or continue with your onward arrangements.