5 Day / 5 night Darwin and Kakadu Team Building Program
Day 1- arrival day (L)
You will be collected from Darwin Airport upon arrival into our beautiful tropical city.
This afternoon, we can offer either a city sights tour finishing in sunset drinks and nibbles, free time for your team to explore the city and it's attractions or we can offer a half day fishing tour on Darwin Harbour (4-5 hours) to kick off your team building. Darwin harbour is home to some of the best fishing locations in the Top End with target species such as Golden and Tricky Sanpper, Rock Cod, Jewfish, Coral Trout, Red Emperor, Stripeys and many more.
If you arrive on a thursday or a sunday, we also have the option of visiting the famous Mindil Beach markets for sunset, craft, entertainment and dinner.
Overnight accommodation- Darwin hotel
Day 2 (B,L,D)
We depart Darwin today at 6.30am for your 4 day Team Building experience in Kakadu and Katherine.
We head south along the Stuart highway and along the Arnhem Highway to the Mary River wetlands region, which is teeming with bird life. The wet season transforms the wetlands into an inland sea and replenishes the earth after the long dry and fish, crocodiles ad birds breed and flourish. As the flood waters subside, the dry season offers excellent opportunities for viewing birds and wildlife. As you cruise along the river, keep an eye out for Saltwater crocodiles, Water Buffalo, Wallabies and of course, birdlife.
Then we make our way into World Heritage listed Kakadu National park.Kakadu is the largest national park in Australia, has some of the world’s finest rock art and a variety of habitats, including floodplains and savannah woodlands.
After lunch, we travel to the very north of the park to Ubirr, where we walk through galleries of ancient aboriginal rock art, which your guide will interpret. Also learn about bushtuckers and bush medicines before reaching the top of the plateau, where you can relax and enjoy the spectacular view over the floodplains and the Arnhemland escarpment.
Dinner tonight will be served at the lodge bistro.
Overnight accommodation –Kakadu Lodge Cooinda, motel room (2 night stay)
Day 3 (B,L,D)
After breakfast we make our way to Nourlangie Rock, an ancient Aboriginal shelter, where we will explore the area and the rock art. Your guide will lead you on an interpretive walk around the site, followed by Nawalandja lookout. The short hike to the lookout is rewarded by a magnificent view over the Arnhemland escarpment.
After lunch you'll depart the lodge for a hands- on cultural safari. You'll search for wildlife, bush foods of plants and animals, useful plants for making baskets, mats and shelter as you safari through the wilderness. There are breaks for hands- on activities and photos.
Under the guidance of your bush wise Aboriginal guide, you'll hunt and gather food, experience various bush medicines and countless other authentic activities. It is possible to view many wildlife species on this safari with the highlight being an amazing wetland called Gindjala Good camp) where from roughly July to September you may watch on of the largest bird gatherings in Australia.
At sunset, you make a camp fire at a remote location / wildlife viewing point and your Aboriginal guide prepares a bush food dinner (you're welcome to assist) using traditional cooking methods. You'' then enjoy billy tea, fresh hot damper, bush foods and relax to an unforgettable Kakadu sunset of wildlife and remote wilderness.
You'll return to the lodge at approximately 8.30pm.
Overnight accommodation –Kakadu Lodge Cooinda, motel room
Day 4 (B,L,D)
We start today with a drive to Maguk (Barramundi Gorge and falls). Termite mounds are abundant along the dirt road that takes us to the car park and from there, we take a walk through a paperbark forest and along the river to reach the gorge. Once we reach the gorge and waterfall, we can have a refreshing swim in the plungepool.
We depart Kakadu and head south to Katherine.
This afternoon we take ahands- on cultural experience at Top Dij Art Gallery. Activities on offer include sitting down with resident artist, Manuel who will tell you tales of tribal life, language, the hunting and gathering techniques, ceremony, weapons used and aboriginal contemporary life. Experience your own Rarrk painting with Manuel which is yours to take home as a souvenir. You will also have an opportunity to participate in one of the traditional hunting activities (firelighting, spear throwing etc.).
Dinner tonight will be served at the poolside bistro
Overnight accommodation at Nitmiluk Gorge- fixed safari tents with shared bathrooms (no power or lighting) OR en-suite cabins
Day 5 (B,L,D)
You'll spend this morning canoeing through Nitmiluk Gorge, home to 13 spectacular gorges, carved out of the rock by torrential summer rains, over millions of years. Single and double canoes are available. Canoeing gives you the opportunity to get up close and personal to the gorge and explore at your own pace- you have the freedom to relax and enjoy your beautiful surrounds, with plenty of time to admire the scenery and wildlife, swim and bushwalk.
After lunch, sit back and relax as we drive you back to Darwin, with a comfort stop en-route. We arrive into Darwin at approximately 5.30pm.
Our final dinner as a group is n the hotel tonight and is a chance to reflect on what we have learnt over the past few days.
Overnight accommodation- Darwin hotel
Day 6 (B)
An airport transfer will be provided for your group back to Darwin Airport for your onward flight.
B = Breakfast / L = Lunch / D = Dinner
This tour is only operated as a private charter (sole use of vehicle and driver guide), during the months of May- October only
- please enquire for prices and further
The above itinerary is only a guide to what we can offer.
There are a host of other activities we can add into your program, including more waterfalls, helicopter ad scenic flights, helicopter lfights with remote waterfall swims, additional hikes, we can visit Litchfield National Park, airboat tours, swim with crocodiles, heli-fishing.....and more !
• Sole use of 4WD tour vehicle with professional driver guide and purpose built heavy duty trailer
• Meals as stated
• Return airport transfers
• Pre and post tour accommodation, as listed
• Tour accommodation, as listed
• Hands- on Cultural experience in Katherine
• Mary River wildlife cruise
• Kakadu park entry Tickets
• Animal Tracks Bush Safari
• 4 hour canoes at Nitmiluk Gorge (Katherine Gorge)
• Pre & Post tour accommodation
• Travel insurance
• Arrival / departure flights