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Top End Explorer Tours

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Discover the diverse ecosystems of Kakadu National Park on a four-wheel drive safari to take in monsoon forests, waterfalls, billabongs, and wildlife.

Top End Explorer Tours is a small family-owned tour operation based in Jabiru, right in the heart of Kakadu National Park.

With many years of experience in small-group touring they take pride in sharing their knowledge about Aboriginal culture and Kakadu's diverse ecosystems with their guests.

Kakadu National Park protects an amazing variety of plants and animals - many of them rare or found nowhere else - as well as the values of one of the world's oldest cultures.

Join a small group (maximum of 7) of like-minded people and explore Kakadu National Park's awe-inspiring escarpment country and stunning waterfalls, observe its diverse flora and fauna, and learn about Aboriginal culture on an adventurous four-wheel drive safari with Top End Explorer Tours.

Tour itineraries are subject to weather conditions and other factors.

  • Information

    Tour types

    • Nature and wildlife
    • Adventure and Outdoors Tours
    • Cultural and Theme Tours
    • Food and Wine Tours
    • Walking and Biking Tours

    Activities

    • Birdwatching
    • Camping
    • Swimming
    • Walk

    Accréditations

    Advanced Ecotourism CertifiedRespecting Our Culture Indigenous Accreditation Program
  • Tours

    Jarrangbarnmi (Koolpin Gorge)

    Top End Explorer Tours is currently the only operator of day tours based in Kakadu
    with regular access to this spectacular sandstone gorge in the valley of the upper South Alligator River that is as special a place as it is remote!

    Join a small group of fit and active travellers on our exclusive 1 day 4WD adventure to hike in remote wilderness that is accessible to a strictly limited number of visitors only.
    Experience spectacular rocky cliffs and escarpments, cascades, deep rock pools and white sandy beaches. Marvel at the diverse endemic flora and fauna restricted to the Arnhem Land escarpment. Learn about local Jawoyn culture and the significance of this remote area.

    Parts of Jarrangbarnmi lie within 'Sickness Country' (Buladjang country). Bula, a powerful spirit, formed this landscape and then went to live under the ground. Jawoyn (local Aboriginal people) are very respectful when visiting this gorge, and ask visitors to also respect these important sites.

    Please note that a high level of fitness and agility is required -- not suitable for families with children under 8 years!

    We reserve the right to cancel all tours due to seasonal conditions or cultural reasons.

    Jim Jim and Twin Falls Day Tour - ex Cooinda

    Join Top End Explorer Tours on this adventurous four-wheel drive safari to the edge of the Arnhemland escarpment and experience two of the world renowned icons of Kakadu National Park.

    Be rewarded for hiking 900 metres into the gorge over the large boulders with a refreshing swim in the cool waters under the towering cliffs of Jim Jim Falls. The falls may or may not be flowing depending on the time of the year you're visiting.

    Your journey continues with an adventurous drive on the four-wheel drive track towards Twin Falls. A short boat trip and stroll along the edge of the creek lead us into Twin Falls Gorge.

    Access to Jim Jim Falls and Twin Falls is at the discretion of Parks Australia. Should Jim Jim Falls and/or Twin Falls be closed due to seasonal or cultural conditions, alternative touring will take place.

    The walks on this day tour are challenging, they rate from moderate to difficult, a good level of agility, balance and fitness are required to climb over rocks, which can be slippery with water and sand and have uneven surfaces.

    This tour is not suitable for families with children under five years of age.

    Jim Jim and Twin Falls Day Tour - ex Jabiru

    Join Top End Explorer Tours on this adventurous four-wheel drive safari to the edge of the Arnhemland escarpment and experience two of the world renowned icons of Kakadu National Park.

    Be rewarded for hiking 900 metres into the gorge over the large boulders with a refreshing swim in the cool waters under the towering cliffs of Jim Jim Falls. The falls may or may not be flowing depending on the time of the year you're visiting.

    Your journey continues with an adventurous drive on the four-wheel drive track towards Twin Falls. A short boat trip and stroll along the edge of the creek lead us into Twin Falls Gorge.

    Access to Jim Jim Falls and Twin Falls is at the discretion of Parks Australia. Should Jim Jim Falls and/or Twin Falls be closed due to seasonal or cultural conditions, alternative touring will take place.

    The walks on this day tour are challenging, they rate from moderate to difficult, a good level of agility, balance and fitness are required to climb over rocks, which can be slippery with water and sand and have uneven surfaces.

    This tour is not suitable for families with children under five years of age.

    Kakadu Early Dry - ex Cooinda

    Join Top End Explorer Tours on a four-wheel drive trip to some of Kakadu's hidden treasures in the early dry season (April and May). Explore lush monsoonal rainforest in the gorges along the Arnhem Land escarpment and the crystal clear creeks of their choice destinations during April and May.

    Your itinerary may include some of these special locations (depending on seasonal and cultural conditions).

    Learn about Kakadu's diverse flora and fauna on a bushwalk to Motor Car Falls in the Yurmikmik area. Cool down in the plunge pool at Motor Car Falls before completing the easy 6 kilometre bushwalk.

    Fancy a hike to the top of the Arnhemland escarpment at Gunlom. There's time to enjoy a splash in the picturesque rock pools above the falls after lunch, or unwind at the plunge pool after a short stroll to the sandy beach.

    An easy 2 kilometre return walk takes you through monsoonal rainforest and along the rocky and sandy banks of the creek at Maguk. The picturesque plunge pool and stunning waterfall make this destination one of their favourites.

    This tour departs with a minimum of two passengers and is not suitable for families with children under five years of age.

    Kakadu Early Dry - ex Jabiru

    Join Top End Explorer Tours on a four-wheel drive trip to some of Kakadu's hidden treasures in the early dry season (April and May). Explore lush monsoonal rainforest in the gorges along the Arnhem Land escarpment and the crystal clear creeks of their choice destinations during April and May.

    Your itinerary may include some of these special locations (depending on seasonal and cultural conditions).

    Learn about Kakadu's diverse flora and fauna on a bushwalk to Motor Car Falls in the Yurmikmik area. Cool down in the plunge pool at Motor Car Falls before completing the easy 6 kilometre bushwalk.

    Fancy a hike to the top of the Arnhemland escarpment at Gunlom. There's time to enjoy a splash in the picturesque rock pools above the falls after lunch, or unwind at the plunge pool after a short stroll to the sandy beach.

    An easy 2 kilometre return walk takes you through monsoonal rainforest and along the rocky and sandy banks of the creek at Maguk. The picturesque plunge pool and stunning waterfall make this destination one of their favourites.

    This tour departs with a minimum of two passengers and is not suitable for families with children under five years of age.

    Kakadu Private Charter

    Why not discover Kakadu National Park's most beautiful locations at your own pace.

    Whether you're travelling with young children, interested in Aboriginal culture, or you would simply like to visit some of Kakadu's attractions not incorporated in their scheduled day tours, Top End Explorer Tours can provide you with a tailor-made itinerary to suit your interests and needs and make it a day to remember.

    Please note that this booking system is not a complete representation of their availability. Their Kakadu Private Charter cannot be booked online, so please email them for a personalised itinerary and free quote.

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