9 DAYS | 86 KM
Group size: maximum 8 guests
The Kakadu Escarpment country is a vast wilderness area in the Top End of Australia. The Kakadu Explorer trek takes us deep into this wild region.
Join us on this challenging 9 day off-track, full pack exploratory hike for a unique opportunity to explore the Kakadu Escarpment country, where few non Indigenous people have ever walked. We explore the most beautiful swimming holes, stay in spectacular camp sites and discover significant and inspiring Aboriginal rock art. This is a stunning trekking journey along two of Kakadu’s great creeks (so big you could almost call them rivers!), the Twin and Jim Jim. Your guides believe that this is the best trek they have done so far in their walking careers and are excited to take you into this incredible, remote, untouched wilderness area.
Our trek is unmarked and exploratory in nature giving us the freedom to discover this unique country with the aid of maps and a compass. There is no set itinerary; we are privileged to journey together through this beautiful country, exploring a remote wilderness where few venture.
Day 1 : Depart Darwin, Yellow Water Lagoon Cruise | 5hrs driving, 2 hr cruise
Day 2 to 8 : Follow Jim Jim and Twin Creeks to Twin Falls | approx 80kms + exploring over 8 days
Day 9 : Twin Creek Gorge, Twin Falls, return to Darwin | 6kms + 6hrs driving
8 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 8 dinners.
All delicious snacks on the trail.
2 experienced professional wilderness guides.
All national park permits and camping fees.
All camping equipment including mosquito net, sleeping mat and sleeping bag.
All catering equipment including cutlery, cups, plates, bowls.
Emergency satellite communication/navigation equipment.
Wilderness first aid equipment and supplies.
Transport from Darwin and return.
Yellow Waters Lagoon Cruise.
This is a small group off-track trek for experienced hikers – limited to 8 people.
Gear hire: Backpack $50.
NOTES TO CONSIDER
Our 9 day Kakadu Explorer adventure is a demanding walk, we advise you to do as much training as you can before your tour with us. The more you train for the walk the easier you will handle the terrain and the more you will enjoy this wonderful part of the world. It’s also important to come along with an open mind ready for an awesome experience whatever the weather, whoever the group.
We need to stress that this is a demanding hike – there is no vehicle support once you have been dropped at the start,
and you need to feel confident carrying a full pack weighing up to 20kg. The other factor in Kakadu is the heat and humidity – while we try to walk in the coolest parts of the day, you need to be prepared for temperatures in the high 20s/low 30s and relatively high humidity.
It is very important that you bring the right gear for the conditions. A comprehensive gear list is included on the itinerary. Quality backpacks are available for hire. If you are at all concerned about your ability to do this walk, please feel free to call one of us here at Trek Tours Australia for more advice.
WHAT YOU CARRY
On the 9 day Kakadu Explorer adventure you will need to carry all your equipment in a full trekking pack that is 70-90 litres in capacity. This includes sleeping bag, inflatable sleeping mat, mosquito dome, a proportion of the group’s food supplies and all personal items as specified in our gear list. Depending on the quality and quantity of personal gear and toiletries, your pack may weigh up to 20kg. A comprehensive gear list is available on the downloadable itinerary and details what equipment/clothing is included in the tour cost, what items are available for hire and what you will need to bring with you.
A pre-trip briefing and a full gear check with your guides the afternoon before your Kakadu Explorer trek departs will ensure you have the right mix of gear for your adventure. Please make your way to the NT General Store, 42 Cavenagh Street Darwin at 4PM the day before your trip, bringing your pack and what you intend to bring on your trek.
EXPERIENCE THE KAKADU EXPLORER
Our Kakadu Explorer Trek appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald “Traveller Magazine” 4th of Ocotber 2014: Trekking in Kakadu – Beyond Utopia