Dragonfly Dreaming Kakadu and Litchfield 4WD Tour

Small group adventuring in the Northern Territories


Experience Kakadu and Litchfield in comfort, travelling in purpose-built four-wheel-drives and sleeping in permanent tents with beds or air-conditioned lodge accommodation. Explore waterfalls, 4WD on rocky tracks, swim in waterfalls and search for crocodiles on a wildlife cruise.

Highlights of this fantastic three-day tour include:

Litchfield National Park
Kakadu National Park
Remote 4-Wheel Drive Tracks
Jim Jim & Twin Falls*
Florence Falls
Wangi Falls*
Buley Rockhole
Magnetic and Cathedral Termite Mounds
Nourlangie Aboriginal art site
Bowali Visitor Centre
Ubirr art site and sunset
Yellow Waters morning cruise

Booking Conditions

Age Restriction: 5+. See note for pax over 60

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

What's included

  • Transfers to/from central DRW accomm^
  • Professional guide
  • Travel in an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle
  • Camping equip including twin-share permanent tents with beds and mattresses or lodge accomm
  • All linen including pillow and pillowcase, fitted sheet, sleeping bag and bath towel
  • Drinking water (please provide your own bottle)

What To Bring

  • Wide-brimmed hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Walking shoes/boots
  • Swimwear
  • Swimming 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, otherwise one is provided)
  • Toiletries
  • Comfortable and casual clothing for three days in a soft bag


Day 1 : Darwin to Kakadu via Litchfield National Park
Departing from Darwin from 6.00am, we begin the short journey to Litchfield National Park. Explore the waterfalls, spring-fed streams and rugged sandstone escarpments of Litchfield National Park. Discover intriguing cathedral and magnetic termite mounds and swim, hike and explore Florence and Wangi Falls* and enjoy a picnic lunch. After lunch we leave the highway behind and hit the dirt travelling along the Marrakai Road before joining the Old Jim Jim Road taking us deep into Kakadu National Park. Travelling past billabongs and traversing water crossings bringing ample opportunity for wildlife spotting. Arrive at our private campsite complete with comfortable permanent tents or 3-star lodge at Cooinda where we spend the night enjoying dinner and some stargazing.
Meals :Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 : Kakadu National Park
Awake for breakfast this morning before joining an iconic Yellow Waters Cruise. A must do activity within Kakadu National Park, the award winning Yellow Waters cruise is Aboriginal owned and centres around a spectacular billabong system that is home to some remarkable and diverse wildlife. Spotting crocodiles is only one of the many wildlife viewing opportunities on this unique water system. Departing camp we travel to nearby Nourlangie Rock. Here you can see how local Aboriginal people lived in this area through changing times. Environmental and social changes are reflected in the rock art and in the ground, where archaeologists have uncovered over 20,000 years of Aboriginal occupation. After lunch visit the Bowali Visitor Centre, a Gun-djeihmi name for the local area and creek on land owned by the Mirarr clan. See the audio-visual presentations and Marrawuddi Gallery showcasing Aboriginal art by artists from within Kakadu and the wider region. Later this afternoon we arrive at the culturally significant Aboriginal art site, Ubirr, located within the East Alligator region of the park. 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. After learning about the area, it’s time to pick out a quiet spot to sit while we watch the sun set over the Kakadu escarpment before making the short journey to our private and permanent campsite (or lodge accommodation) for the night.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 : Kakadu National Park to Darwin via Twin and Jim Jim Falls*
Today the jewels of Kakadu National Park await. Departing early we travel to Twin and Jim Jim Falls. Explore Twin Falls Gorge which is accessed by 4-wheel drive track, a boat shuttle service and a rocky walking track and boardwalk. Once there relax on the sandy banks and admire the falls. There’s more 4-wheel driving as we make our way to Jim Jim Falls where a walk through monsoon forest and over boulders takes us to the waterfall and plunge pool which are surrounded by 150 metre cliffs. Spend the afternoon taking in the sheer beauty of your spectacular surrounds before we make our way back to Darwin and your accommodation after three magical days of adventure and wildlife, rich in cultural history and natural beauty. *During the Wet Season (Nov-Apr) Twin & Jim Jim Falls are inaccessible and an alternative itinerary will be offered.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch


Darwin                                                From central Darwin accommodation from 06.00am

Darwin                                                5.30 pm approximately

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)

  • River Cruises
  • Outback
  • Camping

Available Extras

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

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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On this 3-day tour, you will explore the Northern Territory. Spot the Native Australian wildlife while cruising through the beautiful landscape, learn more about the Aboriginal culture, and enjoy the amazing scenery at the Kakadu National Park.

Recent Independent Reviews

  • On Trip Advisor

    Dragonfly dreaming tour with Wayoutback in Kakadu - and Lichfield national park

    With Leigh as a guide, we had some great days exploring the Kakadu- and Lichtfield national park. Leigh gave the youngest some extra attention that made them feel appreciated and welcome. Thank you so much for your effort Leigh.

    On Trip Advisor

    I researched into this tour before I booked . I was very apprehensive at the beginning as I had never camped before (we booked permanent tents) and didn't know what to really expect . I sent numerous emails to wayoutback asking questions to reassure me. They always were very helpful and responded quickly.
    I went on the tour with my husband ,we are both in our late fifties and we both had the best experience ever . We loved it. We both firstly will have to praise our tour guide Sam . His professionalism and knowledge were second to none . Sam was font of all knowledge , the guide , the cook and more . We cannot praise him enough and he is a asset to the team. The itinerary was changed a little due to it being the wet season but didn't have any negative impact on the tour . The two campsites were fantastic although we enjoyed the second site better which was on a farm . We are now looking into doing another tour next year (Alice springs) . This tour experience will live with us for ever and again a great big thank you to Sam for making this a positive and amazing experience ...... His attention to detail in all aspects of the tour was infallible