Experience the beauty of the Top End’s vibrant wet season.
Take a different view of the Top End by beating the crowds to experience a two-day Wet Season get-away. Take a cruise along the Adelaide River to see the pre-historic salt-water crocodiles and bird life en-route. View spectacular storms roll-in during the afternoon and learn about the significance that the Wet Season has to First Nation peoples. View the thunderous waterfalls, swim in Litchfield NP’s waterholes and visit a few watering holes too.
- Darwin, Australia
- Darwin, Australia
- Kakadu & Top End
- Physical rating
- 2/5 - Trips that include easy walking
- Not suitable for children 7 years and under
- Group size
- Min 8, Max 15
Why you’ll love this trip
- Explore the highlights of Australia’s iconic Top End during the Wet Season on a family-friendly adventure
- Experience the vibrant eco-system with thunderous waterfalls and active flood plains
- Learn about the ancient culture and traditions of The First Peoples of Australia of the Top End and the significance of the Wet Season
- Get close and personal with a saltwater crocodile on a Jumping Croc Cruise
- Enjoy the flexibility of a private vehicle, the local knowledge of a passionate guide and accommodation near Litchfield National Park
- Re-fresh yourself in some of Litchfield National Park’s many swimming holes
- Enjoy a cleansing beverage in some of the Top End’s ‘other’ watering holes
We set off from Darwin heading South to the Adelaide River joining the Jumping Croc Tours Original. See the powerful beasts leap out of the water, and abundant birdlife en route. A short visit to the historical War Cemetery before a barra, buffalo or croc burger if you choose (at your own expense) surveying the floodplains from the ‘Windows on the Wetlands’ for any afternoon storms rolling in. We visit one of the Top End’s famous watering holes at Humpty Doo, before driving to our overnight accommodation near Litchfield National Park for our evening feast (included).
Please note: Due to the weather conditions we may need to replace some activities with a seasonal alternative.
After breakfast (included) the group visits the giant termite mounds, en route to our first stop of the day at Buley’s Rockhole; a series of easy-to-access rockpools connected by fast-flowing fresh-water streams. We take our time to re-fresh ourselves at these rock holes and Florence Falls, only stepping out of the cool water for a spot of lunch. We visit other Litchfield NP features such as Wangi and Tolmer Falls before a stop at our next watering hole at Berry Springs Tavern for a drink. It’s only a short drive before returning to Darwin in the late afternoon. Important notice: Some of the waterholes are quite deep so it’s critical that travellers are sufficient in swimming. The waterholes become an important way to cool down in hot and humid conditions during the wet season. If you are NOT a capable swimmer, we recommend you do NOT join this trip.
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