Hike in Kakadu National Park

Trip Code: PIXK

Why we love it

Explore the many wonders of Kakadu National Park on foot, from rock art sites to the amazing lookouts and walking trails., Experience the hospitality of the First Nations custodians of the land at a resort owned and operated by the Djabulukgu Association., Visit the Bowali Visitor Centre which contains a wealth of information about Kakadu National Park, it’s history, people, and wildlife., Cool off in some of the Northern Territory’s most beautiful waterholes, rivers and natural pools as you go swimming in the National Parks., Enjoy several included picnic lunches in the best secret spots, known only to a handful of people including our experienced tour leaders.

Is this trip right for me?

This is a walking trip so you need to have good physical fitness to fully enjoy it. The walks may not look like much, but due to the Northern Territory heat they are more challenging than you might think. On most days there will be a mix of walking and driving as we plan to visit several walking trails on any given day.

Important information

START & END TIME
Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6pm on Day 1 in Darwin and you are expected to arrive back into Darwin around 6pm on the last day. Please take this into consideration when booking onward travel.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
A single supplement is available for this trip but must be requested at the time of booking.

What to bring/pack

LUGGAGE LIMIT
Please keep your luggage size and weight to a minimum. One small soft-sided bag plus a day pack (no more than 15 kg in total per person) is essential due to limited space for luggage in our vehicles. We recommend against bringing hard/externally framed suitcases as they are difficult to store in the vehicle and can damage equipment and other travellers' belongings., WEATHER
Be prepared for a variety of weather, with the possibility of wet and humid conditions and hot days. It is not necessary to ‘dress’ for evening meals; casual, comfortable clothing is sufficient.

Essential items
● Comfortable daypack (25–35 litres) with rain cover
● Water bottle(s) or hydration bladder (2+ litres recommended)
● Comfortable and well worn in hiking shoes or boots

Personal items
● Blister kit, rehydration salts, mosquito repellent, sunscreen and first-aid kit including any personal medication
● High-factor sunscreen and high UV sunglasses
● Hand sanitiser
● Toilet paper and small ziplock bags for rubbish
● Lightweight quick drying towel and swimwear

Clothing
● Several pairs of walking socks
● T-shirts (lightweight, quick-drying fabric)
● Long-sleeved trekking shirts
● Shorts
● Rain jacket
● Long-sleeve shirt with collar (for sun protection)
● Long-legged pants (or shorts with long gaiters)
● Warm jacket and hat
● Warm fleece/gloves/beanie in winter

Optional items
● Waterproof cover for day pack
● Walking poles
● Flip flops/comfortable ‘evening’ shoes

Miscellaneous
● LED head torch with spare batteries
● Camera and spare batteries for camera
● Waterproof bags for rain protection while walking

WALKING SHOES
Waterproof walking boots with full ankle support are recommended for walking trips. Make sure your footwear is well worn in and comfortable. We also recommend hiking socks with at least one spare pair, as you will find these minimise the chance of getting blisters. The key to preventing blisters and avoiding unnecessary pain is to eliminate friction., https://www.intrepidtravel.com/packing-list, WATER BOTTLE
Please bring your own water bottle to refill along the way. Although it can be difficult to avoid bottled water when travelling, please use the water dispensers which are provided on some of our vehicles and at some of our accommodation. Your leader will advise whether tap water is safe to drink in your destination, if it is you can simply refill with tap water. When unable to avoid bottled water it is better to buy the largest available and distribute into your smaller bottle for the day.

Physical rating

3

This is a walking trip so you need to have good physical fitness to fully enjoy it. The walks may not look like much, but due to the Northern Territory heat they are more challenging than you might think. Please make sure you read the daily itinerary in detail.

Joining your group

Travelodge Resort Darwin, 64 Cavenagh St, Darwin City NT 0800, Darwin, AUSTRALIA

Joining instructions

Finishing your trip

Darwin, , Darwin, AUSTRALIA

Meals & dietary information

Breakfasts included: 5

Lunches included: 5

Dinners included: 

While travelling with us you'll experience the vast array of wonderful food available in the world. Your group leader will be able to suggest restaurants to try during your trip. To give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat, generally not all meals are included in the trip price. This also gives you more budgeting flexibility. As a rule our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. If you have dietary requirements and/or food allergies, please let your booking agent know prior to departure.

Climate & seasonal information

Temperatures in the Top End can be extreme. During the day the weather can be hot (and the Australian sun is strong) so please bring appropriate clothing, use sun protection and drink plenty of water. In the evenings temperatures really drop, so ensure you have base layers and warm clothing.

Note: Given the unpredictable nature of weather and travel in the tropics, we are sometimes forced to make late itinerary changes due to unexpected heavy rain and/or storms and road closures. In the event of this occurring, itinerary changes may need to be implemented after commencement of you trip. In this event, your Tour Leader/Driver has full authority to change the itinerary and/or order of activities and substitute alternative destinations and activities as necessary. No refunds are available due to itinerary changes and missed activities caused by extreme weather conditions and/or road closures.

In case of emergency

While we always endeavour to provide the best possible holiday experience, due to the nature of travel and the areas we visit sometimes things can and do go wrong. Should any issue occur while you are on your trip, it is imperative that you discuss this with your group leader or our local representative straight away so that they can do their best to rectify the problem and save any potential negative impact on the rest of your trip.

We recognise that there may be times when your group leader/local partner may not be able to resolve a situation to your satisfaction - if this is the case, please ask the leader to speak to their direct manager.

You may also choose to provide details in your online feedback, which we ask you to complete within 30 days of the end of your trip. Please do be aware that it is very difficult for us to provide any practical help after the trip is completed, so informing us while still travelling will give us the opportunity to resolve the issue in real-time.

For general contact details please use the following page: http://www.intrepidtravel.com/ourtrips/contact/

In case of a genuine crisis or emergency, you can reach our local office on the number below.

Intrepid's Local Operator: 1300 544 882

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