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Top End

The contrast and depth of wildlife and culture afforded in Australia’s Top End is an astounding feast for the senses. Nature lovers delight as they explore this unique region, from the breathtaking wetlands of the Mary River flood plains to the escarpment country of Arnhem Land.

Covering nearly 20,000 square kilometres in the very north of the Northern Territory, Kakadu National Park features expansive wetlands which are home to a diverse range of birdlife, aquatic animals and crocodiles.

The neighbouring Kimberley region in Western Australia is one of the remotest, wildest and most beautiful regions on earth, and is home to Purnululu National Park and the tiger striped domes of the Bungle Bungles. If you should have an extra day to spend in this region, use Broome as a base to visit the Horizontal Waterfalls and other geological wonders.

In the words of Pedro O’Connor, Epic’s Australia travel specialist and private guide:

This region of Australia is a magnet for travellers with a pioneering spirit who want to experience ‘real Australia’, meet fair dinkum, down to earth personalities with great life stories. Everything up here is BIG… big distances, big night skies, big boab trees, bloody big crocodiles and people with big hearts who are keen to share their piece of paradise.

The 20,000 year old aboriginal rock art cave painting are very humbling and offer insight into a past civilization in an environment far removed from modern day society. It is a privileged few who have laid on their back in the dust being mesmerised by these ancient works of art.’

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WHEN TO TRAVEL
Best Months
April - October
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5 Days
Top End
  • 5 DAYS TOP END
  • 12 days Arnhem Land, Kakadu & The Kimberley
5 DAYS TOP END 5 DAYS / Price on request / BEGIN: Arnhem Land / END: Darwin
Day 1
Darwin / Arnhem Land

Fly by private chartered light aircraft into Arnhem Land, steeped in aboriginal history, recorded in rarely seen rock art paintings for thousands of years in the caves of the granite escarpment. Privileged admission to a selection of these galleries allows you to sit and ponder from rock outcrops, where aboriginal elders have gazed upon their lands for eons – a truly humbling experience. Tonight your camp is set under the stars while you enjoy fire-side stories from your guide.

Days 2-4
Arnhem Land

Ever wanted to zoom across an inland sea on an air boat? These high powered V8 beasts are loud and fast, yet provide an exhilarating sensation of calmly floating along the waterways amidst abundant birdlife, buffalo and the densest population of estuarine crocodiles in the world. You have three days to enjoy this Australian safari environment by road and river.

Stay: Bamurru Plains

Day 5
Arnhem Land / Darwin

Return to Darwin via light aircraft to connect with your onward flight.

12 days Arnhem Land, Kakadu & The Kimberley 12 days/11 nights

Experience one of the most untouched places on the planet:

The Top End of Australia is known for its stark natural beauty, desert stretches, wetlands, rocky gorges and raging rivers fed by monsoon rains. Arnhem Land is a vast  unspoilt wilderness with ancient Aboriginal rock art and sacred sites to discover.

Kakadu National Park is a must-visit spot where epic travellers can explore the traditional lands of indigenous tribes, dotted with over 5 000 rock painting sites, breathtakingly diverse wetlands, and rich flora and fauna.

The Kimberley, a vast area extending into Western Australia includes the amazing Bungle Bungle Ranges and Cathedral Gorge among other treasures. In addition to the lure of its stunning scenery, epic travellers can enjoy an array of adventure activities and wilderness lodges.

Epic Top End: Arnhemland, Kakadu & The Kimberley

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