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Kakadu 5 day/4 night Field Guide Course 

Sample itinerary

Below is a rough itinerary for the trip through Kakadu, but please note that this is only an example as it is subject to seasonailty, animal behaviour and of course the weather:

Day 1: Today will be spent in the top half of the park, focusing on the complex wetland ecosystems and the ancient Indigenous rock art found in the Northern part of the park.
- Early pick up Darwin
- See a couple of huge Salties (Estuarine Crocodiles) at South Alligator River  
- Experience the Mamukala wetlands
- Enjoy a fully guided tour of Ubirr
- Visit Jabiru and the Bowali Visitors Centre
- Camp at Mardugal

Day 2:
On the second day of the tour students will continue to learn about Indigenous history and culture with a guided tour of Nourlangie, and then will finish the day with a sunset boat trip at Yellow Waters.
- Early rise and straight to Nourlangie after breakfast
- Observe the intricate wetland life at Anbangbang Billabong
- Climb Nawurlandja and see the spectacular views from the top
- Enjoy an afternoon relax and swim at Gubara 
- Visit Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre
- Head to Yellow Waters for a fully guided sunset boat cruise
- Camp at Mardugal

Day 3: On perhaps what is the most relaxing day of the trip, students will visit the world renowned Twin Falls and Jim Jim Falls, and depending on whether or not it is safe to do so, there might be an opportunity to swim in the refreshing plunge pools!
- Visit Jim Jim falls
- Enjoy the views from Budjimi Lookout
- See Twin Falls
- Head to the South of the Park to either Maguk or Gunlom (depending on conditions)
- Camp at Maguk or Gunlom

Day 4: Students would have noticed the dramatic changes to the landscape throughout the trip thus far, and today the focus will be on the geology, geography and flora of the park. At night time in the campground, there will be a ’Walk around the Sky’ Astronomy lesson and stories about Kakadu will be shared around the campfire.
- Head off on a 2km walk through monsoon forest observing the interesting flora and fauna found in this ecosystem, and end up at Maguk plunge pool and waterfall
- Observe the views at Gungurul and Bukbukluk lookouts
- Climb to the top of Gunlom for swim and to enjoy one of the best sunsets in the Park
- Camp at Gunlom

Day 5:
On the final day, students will go on the Yurmikmik walk to see Motor Car Falls and go for a swim before heading back to the cars for the drive back to Darwin.
- Sleep in!
- Yurmikmik walk
- Motor Car Falls
- Return to Darwin
- Late afternoon arrival in Darwin

For more information about Kakadu or to read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) please click on the links above this page. We also offer a number of other Short courses at Litchfield National Park, Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) and Uluru, and please visit the Other Short Courses page to see these options.

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