Explore Arnhem Land and Kakadu

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    8 days, 7 nights
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    8 days
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    7 nights
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    June 2024 - September 2025
  • O​ne in a lifetime wilderness adventure
  • T​ravel across ancient & sacred lands
  • V​isually stunning scenery + Wildlife encounters

Tour Highlights

  • Journey through the heart of Arnhem Land on an exclusive touring route and immerse yourself in the world’s oldest surviving culture
  • Experience the Aboriginal owned and operated Maningrida Arts and Cultural Centre and the Djomi Museum
  • Two nights at Mount Borradaile, featuring the largest and best-known collection of rock art in the world, including the iconic Rainbow Serpent
  • Witness rock art at Ubirr and Noarlangie, home to an outstanding number of paintings dating back 20,000 years
  • Exclusive Barramundi fishing and wildlife cruises in the remote heart of Arnhem Land, Maningrida
  • Two nights at Barramundi Lodge, overlooking the Arnhem Land floodplains
  • Enjoy a cruise on Yellow Waters admiring the prolific birdlife and crocodiles in the incredible wetlands
  • Enjoy a bird’s eye view of the ancient escarpments, floodplains, and winding rivers of Kakadu National Park aboard a 30-minute scenic flight


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Your tour at a glance



Outstanding Value Inclusions

  • Small Group Size – 22
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) included. Complimentary beverages from a selected list included at lunch and dinner (when dining at licensed venues only).
  • 2 nights at Outback Spirit owned Barramundi Lodge
  • 2 nights at Davidson’s Arnhemland Safaris, Mount Borradaile
  • 3 nights of hotel accommodation
  • All attraction fees
  • All permit fees to enter Aboriginal Land
  • Escorted by experienced and professional Tour Driver/Guide
  • Travel aboard a 5-star 4WD Mercedes Benz Coach
  • Outback Spirit Explorer Pack (for first-time travellers only)
Your fare excludes:
  • A​irfares
  • T​ravel Insurance



Day 1 - Welcome to Darwin

On arrival into Darwin, enjoy a Darwin city tour before being transferred to the Hilton Garden Inn, located on The Esplanade. Gather for a tour briefing, along with dinner at the hotel restaurant.

  • S​tay: Hilton Garden Inn
  • I​ncluded Meals: Dinner

Day 2 - Darwin – Maningrida – Barramundi Lodge

This morning we fly to Maningrida and experience a Welcome to Country. We spend the next two nights at Barramundi Lodge, which is owned and operated by Outback Spirit. With special permission from traditional owners, the lodge has exclusive fishing licenses for numerous remote waterways, including the Tomkinson and Liverpool Rivers. The lodge features 12 beautiful safari suites and a restaurant overlooking the floodplains below.

  • S​tay: Arnhem Land Barramundi Lodge
  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Fishing & Wilderness Adventure – Arts & Cultural Centre

This morning, we enjoy an exclusive fishing and marine adventure on the Liverpool and Tomkinson Rivers – pristine waterways teeming with Barramundi. Our expert fishing guides will take you wherever the fish are biting aboard our sturdy Ocean Master vessels, the pinnacle for remote marine adventures. These boats feature an on-board restroom and shade canopy.

Today’s fishing adventure is also a wilderness tour, so if fishing isn’t your thing, you’ll still enjoy the stunning scenery and informative commentary.

We will also visit the Maningrida Arts and Cultural Centre and the Djomi Museum, to delve into the cultural and spiritual richness of the area. Maningrida Arts & Culture is a pre-eminent site of contemporary Indigenous cultural expression and art-making and the Maningrida Art Centre empowers local Indigenous artists to pursue successful global careers from their homeland and township bases.

Later this afternoon, we’ll enjoy a sunset drink on the deck before dinner and tell everyone about the one that got away.

  • S​tay: Arnhem Land Barramundi Lodge
  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Maningrida – Mount Borradaile

Departing Maningrida after breakfast, our travels take us through the stone country of west Arnhem Land. We’ll cross the Goomadeer and Liverpool Rivers before arriving at the turnoff to Davidson’s Arnhemland Safaris, Mount Borradaile. From here, we travel along a 40km bush track into the safari lodge, arriving in time for lunch. We’ll then check-in to our cabins, home for the next two nights.

This afternoon, the expert staff at Mount Borradaile will take you through 40,000 years of Aboriginal culture in an awe-inspiring landscape. The area contains some of the most stunning rock art galleries in the world. In terms of artistic quality, quantity, colourfulness, and state of preservation, it is virtually unrivalled.

The walls of the many rock shelters are decorated with innumerable pictures documenting traditional Aboriginal life over many thousands of years. Subjects range from now-extinct animals to 20th-century sailing ships and the iconic Rainbow Serpent. Later this afternoon, we return to the lodge for dinner.

  • S​tay: Davidson’s Arnhemland Safaris
  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 Mount Borradaile

Today, we jump into the open-back Toyotas and continue exploring the wonderland that is Mount Borradaile. We’ll visit the ancient ‘catacombs’, where the sandstone has been eroded by wind and water over 600 million years, resulting in a massive cave system that is full of Aboriginal art. Learn about the variety of techniques used in rock paintings as the styles evolved over thousands of years of occupation and storytelling. We’ll also wander through various occupation sites and view a range of artefacts from when these sites were in use.

After lunch, it’s time to explore the incredible wetlands of Cooper Creek. Admire the prolific birdlife and large crocodiles sunning themselves on the banks as you discover lagoons that seem as if they have sprung from a story book. As the sun seeks the horizon, setting over the floodplain, enjoy a glass of wine and nibbles before returning to the lodge for our final night with Davidson’s Arnhemland Safaris.

  • S​tay: Davidson’s Arnhemland Safaris
  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Arnhem Land – Kakadu National Park

This morning, we continue travelling through Arnhem Land. Our first stop is at the Injalak Art Gallery located in Oenpelli, which has over 200 active members, including artists, weavers, and craftspeople from Gunbalanya and surrounds.

We cross Cahill’s Crossing (keep an eye out for saltwater crocodiles) and into World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park. Kakadu covers almost 20,000 square kilometres and is renowned for its vast wetlands, exotic wildlife, millions of migratory birds and an estimated 5000 ancient rock art sites. The Bininj/Mungguy people have called Kakadu home for some 65,000 years.

Here, we visit Ubirr art site, home to some outstanding rock art. Enjoy a 1-kilometre circular track walk to take in the multiple sites. Those feeling fit can make the steep 250-metre climb to the top of the rocky escarpment for magnificent views across the Magela floodplain.

After lunch, we visit the cultural centre before checking into the Mercure Crocodile Hotel for our two-night stay. Tonight, we dine at the hotel.

  • S​tay: Mercure Crocodile Hotel
  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Kakadu National Park

It’s an early start today as we head to the airstrip, where you'll gain an aerial perspective on this incredible environment. Take to the skies on a 30-minute scenic flight over ancient escarpments, floodplains and winding rivers, exhibiting the results of 1.8 billion years of continuous erosion. Your flight includes live commentary from your pilot as you glide over these spectacular ancient lands.

After landing at Jabiru Airport, we depart for Burrungkuy (Nourlangie) rock art site, with more amazing rock paintings, which date back 20,000 years. There are several sites and galleries to see. You also have the opportunity to climb up to the Gunwarddehwarde lookout for majestic views.

We then visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre, where the Traditional Owners share their story through an interactive educational experience that brings to life tens of thousands of years of human life in Kakadu. The gift shop here has an extensive range of handcrafted, authentic, local-made arts and crafts.

Later this afternoon, we take to the water for the Yellow Water (Ngurrungurrudjba) wetlands cruise. This area is home to an array of birdlife and some impressive saltwater crocodiles. We return to the Mercure Crocodile hotel in time for dinner.

  • S​tay: Mercure Crocodile Hotel
  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Kakadu National Park - Darwin

Setting our sights for Darwin, we will cross the South Alligator River with its expansive wetlands which, for many years, were used for buffalo hunting. We’ll travel via Humpty Doo before arriving into Darwin, where our tour ends.

Here, there is the option of being transferred to your city centre hotel if you are staying longer, or the airport for your fight home.

  • Included Meals: Breakfast

P​lease note itinerary might change without prior notice.*

Dates and Prices


Book by 17 May 2024 and save $750 per person + return economy airfares and taxes up to the value of $1,500 per person*

  • 15 - 22 June 2024
  • 28 June - 05 July 2024
  • 1​1 - 18 August 2024
  • from $7995 $7,245 pp twin share
  • f​rom $10095 $9,345 pp solo traveller

B​ook by 30 September 2024 for 2025 travel and save $1,000 per person*

  • 1​2 - 19 July 2025
  • 2​5 Jul - 01 August 2025
  • 1​3 - 20 August 2025
  • 2​5 August - 01 September 2025
  • 0​7 - 14 September 2025
  • 1​9 - 26 September 2025
  • from $8995 $7,995 pp twin share
  • f​rom $11095 $10,095 pp solo traveller

Note that all pricing is subject to availability - call our travel advisors today on 1300 414 198 to book your space before they sell out.


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Arnhem Land Barramundi Lodge

Accommodation throughout this tour

  • H​ilton Garden Inn
  • Arnhem Land Barramundi Lodge
  • Davidson’s Arnhemland Safaris
  • Mercure Crocodile Hotel



We recommend that you take out Travel insurance for unexpected incidents - Ask our Travel advisors for details.

This tour departs from Darwin, speak with one of our team about flights to get you to Darwin.

Can I travel if I require special assistance or mobility aids? Passengers are required to have a reasonable level of mobility to be able to board and alight the coach unaided. Due to space restrictions aboard our coaches, we are unable to accommodate passengers who require the use of wheelchairs or walkers. Vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair ramps or lifters. Passengers requiring physical or mental assistance must be accompanied by a companion who is willing and capable of providing such assistance.

Passengers can bring a walking stick, however we recommended that it be telescopic/collapsible for ease of storage.

Can I bring a sleep Apnoea (CPAP) Machine? Please advise us in advance if you require a sleep apnoea machine, so we can request the most appropriate room for you. Your machine can be brought as additional luggage.


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