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5 Day 4WD Kakadu Koolpin Safari

FROM: $1762
Min. Age
12 years+

Departure Times

Departs: 8:00am approx. - Friday
Returns: 5:00pm approx. - Tuesday

Pricing Options

$1762 AUD / Person - Adult (16+) (Between: 01 Apr 2024 and 31 Mar 2025)
$1582 AUD / Person - Child (12-16 years) (Between: 01 Apr 2024 and 31 Mar 2025)

Trek through Kakadu National Park and Koolpin Gorge for 5 days on this premium 4WD camping experience catered to the avid adventurer! 

  • 5 days traversing through the Top End highlights on a small group 4WD tour
  • 4 nights camping in the Outback at Safari campsites with meals included
  • Explore significant cultural sites, hike, swim and spot wildlife on a sunset cruise
  • Visit Kakadu NP, Jim Jim Falls, Ubirr and special access to Koolpin Gorge!

This 5 Day 4WD Kakadu and Koolpin Safari has been designed with adventure enthusiasts in mind. Set out from Darwin ready to explore the great Outback wilderness in a 4WD travelling through rugged terrain. Special access has been granted to restricted locations, allowing you to discover untouched destinations. Swim in natural plunge pools, spot wildlife on a river cruise and get off the beaten track and back to nature, all while learning about the significant history of the traditional owners of Kakadu National Park along the way.


  • 5 days reconnecting with nature in the Aussie Outback
  • 4 nights sleeping in exclusive safari campsites 
  • Meals included with campsite accommodation
  • Small group setting of only 12 people per trip
  • Private 4WD vehicle transport on dirt tracks
  • 2 hour sunset cruise on the famous Yellow Waters
  • Visit Ubirr rock art with views over the Nardab Floodplains
  • Bowali Cultural Information Centre 
  • Special permit access to Koolpin Gorge (Jarrangbarnmi)
  • Hike through paperbark forests 
  • Swim in pristine freshwater plunge pools
  • Depart from Darwin with pick-up / drop-off
  • National Park fee payable on arrival

Kakadu at sunset with birds flying over river

Sample Itinerary

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Day 1 | Darwin to Kakadu

Be picked up by your tour guide from your nominated accommodation in Darwin early morning and begin the journey out towards Kakadu National Park. Stop for a refreshment break at the famous Australiana Bark Hut before continuing on. Enjoy the sights of East Alligator River and keep an eye out for crocs and flying foxes. Travel to the iconic Ubirr which houses some of the...

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Day 1 | Darwin to Kakadu

Be picked up by your tour guide from your nominated accommodation in Darwin early morning and begin the journey out towards Kakadu National Park. Stop for a refreshment break at the famous Australiana Bark Hut before continuing on. Enjoy the sights of East Alligator River and keep an eye out for crocs and flying foxes. Travel to the iconic Ubirr which houses some of the best displays of Aboriginal rock art in the Northern Territory. Climb to the lookout spot where you'll be rewarded with 360º of awe-inspiring views across the sweeping Nardab floodplains. After a big day of traveling and sightseeing, settle in at your exclusive safari camp at Mardukal Billabong, relax in front of the campfire and enjoy a beverage and maybe even some marshmallows. 

Meals: Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Exclusive Safari Camp at Mardukal Billabong

group of people standing on rocky lookout over outback

Day 2 | Kakadu

Wake up fresh and start the day with breakfast before setting off to do some 4 wheel driving to Jim Jim Falls. Trek for 1km through the gorge, taking in the staggering 200m high sandstone cliffs, which open up into an stunning natural plunge pool. Cool off with a well earned swim in the freshwater, or simply sit and relax on the beach as you admire your Outback surroundings. in the afternoon, visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre to learn more about the traditional owners of Kakadu through interesting displays. As the sun begins to dip behind the horizon, enjoy a 2 hour Sunset Cruise along the Yellow Waters. Soak in the scenery with a chance to spot crocodiles and an array of birdlife in their natural environment. Return to your camp for a well-earned dinner. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Exclusive Safari Camp at Mardukal Billabong

Day 3 | Kakadu

After a hearty camp breakfast, its off on another adventure to explore Maguk (Barramundi Gorge). Hike through the beautiful paperbark forest and scramble across some rocks to arrive at an incredible plunge pool for a refreshing swim. This pristine watering hole is abundant with black bream and barramundi (hence the name), and offers an escape back into nature unlike any other. This evening you'll be staying at a private camp at Goymarr (Mary River Roadhouse). Here you'll have the opportunity to upgrade your accommodation for an additional cost. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Private Camp at Goymarr (Mary River Roadhouse)

tour group relaxing in natural plunge pool outback Aus

Day 4 | Kakadu

Today is a special treat as you spend the day discovering the hidden gem, Jarranbarnmi (Koolpin Gorge). Travel to this restricted access area that is known for its important cultural and environmental sensitivity. Territory Expeditions is the only tour provider allowed to visit the land frequently, grateful to the traditional land owners for the exclusive opportunity. Listen to fascinating dreamtime stories that paint a colourful picture from the Jawoyn ancestors. Hike up to the gorge surrounded by untouched wilderness. This walk requires a decent level of fitness, but the you'll be rewarded with some of the most breathtaking rock pools, waterfalls and scenic landscapes in the national park. Only 40 people are allowed to visit this remote location per day. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Private Camp at Goymarr (Mary River Roadhouse)

Day 5 | Kakadu to Darwin

Up early, this morning you'll visit Old Goodparla Homestead, one of the first cattle stations of the Kakadu Region before it was declared a national park. History preserved in time, this is an interesting chance to see just how the European settlers lived and struggled during the early years, providing a unique glimpse into their way of life. Next stop is Ikoymarrwa (Moline Rockhole), another special permit area with a spring that flows all year round. You'll have one final opportunity to swim here, before heading back towards Darwin this afternoon. Travel through the historic town of Pine Creek with arrival back into the city around 5:00pm.  

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

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What To Bring

  • Good walking shoes or boots
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • A wide brimmed hat
  • Long sleeve light shirt for sun protection
  • 1 litre water bottle for drinking water
  • Swimmers/ bathers/ togs
  • Light comfortable clothing
  • A jacket (mainly for June, July and August nights)
  • Medication and other personal requirements
  • Towel
  • Torch/flashlight
  • Sleeping bag (can be hired for $20, please advise when booking)
  • Note: Luggage is strictly restrict...

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What To Bring

  • Good walking shoes or boots
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • A wide brimmed hat
  • Long sleeve light shirt for sun protection
  • 1 litre water bottle for drinking water
  • Swimmers/ bathers/ togs
  • Light comfortable clothing
  • A jacket (mainly for June, July and August nights)
  • Medication and other personal requirements
  • Towel
  • Torch/flashlight
  • Sleeping bag (can be hired for $20, please advise when booking)
  • Note: Luggage is strictly restricted to a soft bag of 10kg per person

What's Included

  • 5 days touring Outback NT
  • 4 nights camping accommodation
  • Meals (4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners)
  • 4WD transport to Jim Jim Falls
  • Tour guide with informative commentary
  • 2 hour cruise on the Yellow Water Billabong
  • Bowali Cultural Information Centre
  • Ubirr lookout over Nardab Floodplains
  • Jarranbarnmi (Koolpin Gorge) hike and swim
  • Maguk (Barramundi Gorge) trek and plunge pool swim

What's Extra

  • National Park fee must be paid on board upon arrival - $40 Adult | $20 Child

Terms and Conditions

Important Information

  • Please note that the National Park fee must be paid on board upon arrival.
  • Minimum age recommended for our 2024 tours is 15 years of age, however will take children as young as 8 years of age.
  • 60-85 years of age require a medical certificate.

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Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip. 

You must reconfirm all booked tours and itineraries prior to travel as specified on your voucher or ticket. If applicable, notes such as dietary requirements, pick-up locations and additional fees should also be confirmed at this time. Reconfirmations cannot be actioned through Outback Tours/Mr Travel and must be done so directly through the Service Operator as specified on each ticket.

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If you are undertaking any scuba diving activities, please read and meet the scuba diving medical requirements and information before travel.

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All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices and extra costs. Extra costs may include EMC fees, Stingersuit/Wetsuit Hire, Luggage Storage, Insurance, Linen Hire, National Park Fees, Fuel Levies, Dietary Fees, etc. Bonds may also apply.

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It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to the actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We highly recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure. You should also ensure your travel insurance will cover special circumstances including weather events preventing guests from travelling to their tour departure destination and cancelled flights due to unforeseen circumstances. 

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You have 5 years to use the value of the voucher. Seasonal Price Rises will apply if travelling out the current seasons pricing. Vouchers can be exchanged for free up to the full value of the voucher excluding credit card fees and charges.


Client Cancellations

All cancellations forfeit 25% of the recommended retail price (RRP) - not the discounted/sale price. No shows or client cancellations made within 60 days of departure forfeit 100% of the total ticket price

Transfers between tours can be made at the suppliers' discretion, however, it should be noted that supplier fees may apply. Tour transfers also incur a $20 administration fee. 

It is compulsory that all cancellation requests are in writing and sent via email to: admin@mr-travel.com. Cancellations attempted via online chat or phone will not be actioned.

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All add-on activities (including but not limited to scuba diving, stand-up paddleboarding, helmet diving, guided snorkel tours, banana boat rides and waterslides) are subject to availability and price changing, and may not be available during your tour without notice. Guests are not eligible for refunds on the grounds of non-operating extra activities.

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Where a full refund is applicable, there is the option to transfer the whole cost of the tour to another tour or “Credit” to avoid the administration fee. A transfer fee of $20 will apply.

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Thank you for booking with our Australian travel experts here at Outback Tours/Mr Travel. If you would like any further advice, assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Happy travels! 

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Kakadu from Darwin?

The drive from Darwin to Kakadu is approximately 250kmand takes about 3 hours. 


How many people are on this tour?

Max group size is 12 people.

Does this tour cater to special dietary requirements?

Passengers with special meal requirements must ensure they or their travel agent inform Territory Expeditions of this at the time of booking. Food for the trip is purchased prior to commencement and special requirements cannot be catered for after departing. Vegetarians, Celiac or those with any special meal requirements may need to provide additional assistance to the leader for meal preparation

Is there phone reception in places we visit?

Mobile phone reception is available around all major service centers within Kakadu, Litchfield, Arnhemland and Mardugal campground. There is a Satellite phone on every vehicle for emergencies. It is encouraged to switch off and get back to nature!

How fit do I need to be for this tour?

This is an adventure tour with hikes between 2km to 8km per day through Gorges, on dirt tracks and rugged terrain. Therefore an intermediate level of fitness is required to participate in the tour. 

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