3 Day Buffalo Dreaming 4WD Kakadu Tour

Wildlife, waterfalls, wetlands and Aboriginal art and culture


This adventure offers a value for money Top End experience visiting Kakadu, including Twin & Jim Jim Falls (seasonal) and Litchfield National Parks. Utilising private campsites with basic tents, this safari is perfectly suited for those looking for a tour on a budget.

Highlights of this fantastic three-day tour include:

Mary River Wetlands
Kakadu National Park 
Litchfield National Park
Florence Falls
Wangi Falls*
Buley Rockhole
Magnetic and Cathedral Termite Mounds
Crocodile and Wildlife cruise
Bowali Visitor Centre
Twin and Jim Jim Falls*

Booking Conditions

Age Restriction: 18+

Fitness Requirement: Must be able to walk 6km in hot environment

What's included

  • Transfers to/from central DRW accomm^
  • Travel in an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle
  • Twin-share pop-up tent
  • Drinking water (please provide your own bottle)
  • National Park Entry Fees included for all tours departing after 01 April 2019

What To Bring

  • Wide-brimmed hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Walking shoes/boots
  • Swimwear
  • Swimming and/or bath towel
  • Insect repellent and fly net (if insects bother you)
  • Camera
  • Water bottle (1.5 litres)
  • Torch
  • Sleeping bag (if you prefer to use your own and not hire one)
  • Toiletries
  • Comfortable and casual clothing for three days in a soft bag


Day 1 : Darwin to Kakadu via Mary River region
You will be collected from your Darwin accommodation at approximately 6.30am where our Top End adventure begins as we travel to the Mary River Wetlands for our cruise. This region is home to over 250 bird species and has the highest concentration of saltwater crocodiles in the Southern Hemisphere. Search for the mighty crocs who rule this waterway, buffalo, birds and other wildlife. Our entrance to Kakadu National Park is at the South Alligator River, a picturesque location for a picnic lunch. There’s the opportunity to purchase Aboriginal arts and crafts at the Bowali Visitor Centre before our late afternoon arrival at Ubirr. Here you will view a wide range of ancient Aboriginal art which will be interpreted by your guide. Learn the story of the Rainbow Serpent and climb the Nadab Lookout for panoramic views over the floodplain and beyond into Arnhem Land. As the day draws to a close we head to our private campsite for dinner and our overnight stay.
Meals :Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 : Kakadu to Litchfield National Park via Twin and Jim Jim Falls*
This morning the jewels of Kakadu National Park await. After breakfast and departing camp we travel off road to the majestic Twin and Jim Jim Falls* for a day of adventure and exploration. Travelling into Twin Falls by 4WD track, a boat shuttle and finally a rocky track and boardwalk, we will be rewarded by the beauty of this remote waterfall deep within Kakadu National Park. Afterwards we stay off the beaten track where a walk through monsoon forests and over boulders leads us to Jim Jim Falls. Surrounded by 150 metre cliffs, we spend some time soaking up the natural beauty of this majestic location. This afternoon we depart Kakadu National Park and travel towards Litchfield National Park where we will stop along the way at our private campsite. Tonight, enjoy a hearty meal with your fellow adventurers.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 : Litchfield National Park to Darwin
Today is spent exploring the waterfalls, spring-fed streams and rugged sandstone escarpments of Litchfield National Park. Marvel at the intriguing magnetic and cathedral termite mounds and swim, hike and explore Florence and Wangi Falls*. Discover the many rock holes and cascading waterfalls of Buley Rockhole before our early evening arrival back in Darwin.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch


Darwin                                                From central accommodation from 06.00am

Darwin                                                5.30 pm approximately   

Looking for departures November to April? See the 3 Day 4WD Dragonfly Dreaming Top End Safari WT403 which departs all year round.

AUD $40
Some of our tours require a local fee for National Parks that need to be paid directly to your guide while on tour.

Optional Excursions

Optional Activities (Available to sign up on tour with your guide)

  • 4WD Tours

Available Extras

Seasonal Twin Falls boat shuttle fee of $12.50 is collected on day of travel and not included in price.  

Sleeping bag hire is a $30 local payment or you can bring your own. Must be pre-booked

Those with specific dietary requirements may need to bring food supplements and snacks. Please inform us of dietary requirements at time of booking and confirm details with reservations when reconfirming tour.

No Credit Card or Booking Fees!!

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This 3-day tour is filled with adventure and fun. You will explore the amazing scenery of the Northern territory while spotting Native Australian wildlife. You will have the opportunity to swim in plunge pools under the waterfalls, spot crocodiles, and learn more about aboriginal culture.

Recent Independent Reviews

  • On Trip Advisor

    My partner and I had an amazing time on our Buffalo Dreaming 4WD Top End Safari tour! Our tour guide Candice made the experience, she was always making sure everyone was ok and always having a laugh with people. Taught us a lot about the places we visited to! Highly recommend this tour to anyone :)

    On Trip Advisor

    Superb value and a wonderful adventure in Kakadu and Lichfield National parks: two nights camping in comfortable tents, meals and snacks provided, a wildlife cruise, hikes and climbs to infinity pools and a gorge swim and huge distances covered.

    On Trip Advisor

    I’ve just returned from the best few days I’ve had in a long time! Everything about this tour was fantastic - the group (down to luck), the guide, the food, and all of the experiences. Steveo was knowledgeable, friendly, and incredibly enthusiastic throughout our time in Kakadu and Litchfield. There were always options for experiences - walk or relax, swim or walk - and we all had the best time. Thanks so much Steveo and Wayoutback - my only regret is not booking onto the Darwin to Alice tour!

    On Trip Advisor

    I did two tours with wayoutback. The first one I did was in Darwin which was the 3 day buffalo dreaming tour. The second one was the Alice Springs/Uluru Cockatoo tour.

    The Darwin tour was great. We had great weather even though it was the rainy season. Our guide Rowdy knew all the great places to go, even when things were closed. Was a bit disappointed that we couldn't go to Litchfield as the road had washed away the night before and no one knew (not wayoutback's fault as their head office didn't find out till 1400 on the day we tried to go there). Our guide quickly came up with an alternative plan to fill the day. We slept in permanent tents which had fans in them. Be prepared as Darwin is hot and humid.

    I enjoyed my Uluru tour even more. Our guides Rowen and Hayden were great. We slept in swag under the stars and I loved it (we only one snake). We had some slight changes to the order of the itinerary but we did everything and we were always well informed of what we were doing that day. Uluru is just amazing to see. Alice Springs is also very hot, but not as humid.

    Both tours had basic food but always enough. After a hike they would have snacks available. Be prepared for a lot of time in the bus.

    On Trip Advisor

    I completed a 3 day buffalo with the tour guide janner! Janner was absolutely amazing he had a trainee with him Brent who was just as amazing! These two gentlemen went out of their way to make everyone feel at home! What a blast this trip was. Would recommend to anyone! Thanks guys