This itinerary was created due to requests from past clients who refused to travel with other providers! It has been thoroughly researched and tested to bring you the best of the Northern Territory and Gulf Savannah! In 2021 we ran it in both directions and it blew everyone away, including us! It is a very unique itinerary visiting some of the most mind-blowing places in the Top End!
Departing from Cairns or Darwin, highlights include Kakadu & Litchfield National Park, The Lost City, Lorella Springs, Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park, Riversleigh Fossil Deposit, Burketown and the world famous Undara Lava Tubes! There is a helicopter flight over wetlands plus another flight over Australia’s largest aggregate saltpans! There are sunset dinner cruises, croc feeding, ancient landscapes and incredible wildlife to experience!
All itineraries are subject to change due to weather, road conditions, unexpected circumstances or driver’s decision based on what is best for the group. This itinerary is ONLY a guide. Whilst an itinerary is important, at Cockatours, we believe being flexible and having the ability to explore and deviate is also incredibly important.
Cockatours is a family-owned business who aim to create unforgettable experiences for everyone. We would love to share our experience and knowledge of the remote top end of Australia with you and show you places, experiences and wildlife you never thought existed! We run smaller tours with a maximum 15 people so it still feels private and we expect everyone to be friendly, considerate and work together as a team to create a positive experience for all.
As a small business, we have the ability to be flexible and use this as an advantage for creating great experiences and adventures. Tours are subject to change due to weather, road conditions, unexpected circumstances and the guide’s decision to best suit the group.
If you decide to join us on an adventure, please note the following:
T1 Day 14, T2 Day 4: Injalak Arts currently advises that Injalak Hill & the Arts Centre are currently closed to public due to Coronavirus. They advise that they are unable to confirm Hill Tour availability, and that “it is a decision made by the Northern Land Council respecting the wishes of the Traditional Owners”. We will not know if they will open to public until April next year, when rivers reside. As such, the prices have not been factored into this years tour, and it will be a bonus if we can attend. In the case it does not open, we will seek out an alternative in Kakadu. There is plenty to see there in the time we have!
Rossy may not be your guide this year. There are 2 vehicles running now. Rossy will be on some tours for training but will also be running private tours this year due to demand. All of our guides are excellent though, and you will fall in love with them!
Our 15-seater tour truck, Zeus, takes us on all our adventures. He is equipped with very comfortable seating perfect for off-road driving, a sound system with microphones for those who love karaoke and plenty of storage. The air-conditioning works extremely well and the tinted windows in the cab help keep the glare & heat out! Our trailer is our portable kitchen with even more storage which is perfect for any event; short/long term camping trips, weekend getaways, the list goes on! There’s even a large awning for those rare rainy days!
On camping tours, we take a maximum of 15 people and there is a fridge for clients in the trailer for your own snacks and drinks!
We are very particular about a few things that make a trip comfortable; good food and sleeping gear are two of those.
Our single or duo tents are 6.5 ft high, very spacious and easy to put up. The fly can also be removed, making it a big mozzie dome, for those starry nights so you can watch the stars go over head!
The mattresses are high-quality, high-density dunlop foam mattresses that stack (not rollable) and are comfy! We have sheets and micro-fibre blankets (NO yucky sleeping bags) for bedding and a mattress case as well. The pillows are real pillows and are covered with hygienic pillow covers as well as a standard pillow case. We even supply bath mats for the front of your tent! The chairs and mattresses vary between trucks due to storage space.
We have provided a handy camping checklist for you to help with your preparations. This list was built from suggestions from past clients!