For 6 days trek through the remote and ancient stone country of Kakadu. A chance to encounter endemic sandstone species of birds, mammals and reptiles.
Your guide will pick-up you up at 7 am approximately in a 4WD vehicle from your Darwin accommodation, where you will be transferred into Kakadu National Park. Here we will set camp for the evening and prepare for an early start. We camp over night.
The walk follows Koolpin Creek and then crosses a plateau to join up with Twin Falls Creek. Expect to be walking over rock plateaus, through woodland and camp in areas very few people have camped before. The walk is untracked, utilising map and compass navigation along the way. It covers highland creek country, hillsides dotted with dry land eucalypts, escarpment country overlooking Kakadu and beyond and pockets of paperbark forests where the temperature drops and you find yourself sitting in a cool comfortable environment.
You will hike approximately 10 kilometres per day in untracked, remote areas, completely dependant of your campsite destinations, which can be reached between 12 pm and 2 pm each day. On arriving at camp you are free to relax, swim, read and enjoy the beauty of your surrounds. Each campsite has its own water source.Each day will also present to you a new set of challenges (nothing too big mind), there will be flat open country on the top of the escarpment where we can easily see where the creeks flow. Something new around every corner. We will also be introduced to some of the aboriginal art along the trail. Some of the art is easier to get to than others.
Arriving at the top of Twin Falls, you will be able to take some amazing photos of the gorge area before heading out to the vehicle where you will be met by your driver (approx. 2pm) and transferred in a 4WD vehicle back to your Katherine accommodation (arrive approx. 8pm).
We are a LOCALLY BASED company, proud to have lived and operated in the region for 15+ years. We have a high standard of guiding and often train and support other operators. We are a very personable operation which really focuses on our GUESTS experience in fine detail. We cater to those who wish to really experience the Top End, to get out there and get up close to nature. We are a local Katherine Tour Operator guiding the Famous Jatbula Trail in Nitmiluk National Park and offering some really wild walks – The Dreaming Place Trail from the Manyallaluk Aboriginal Community to Nitmiluk Gorge, and a new walk from Koolpin Gorge to Twin Falls in Kakadu National Park. Sleeping under the stars on your comfortable Thermarest matress, watching the sunset over the Arnhemland Escarpment and enjoying the company of a small group of friends. Departures are listed, so go on in and have a look, see if there is something there to suit you.
The Area – Katherine Region. Katherine is 324 kilometres south of Darwin, Northern Territory. The walk is located within the boundaries of Kakadu National Park, following the Arnhemland Escarpment across to Twin Falls. The local Flora and Fauna is prolific and the scenery is varied and beautiful. Koolpin Creek and Twin Falls Creek flow all year round and during the long ‘Dry’ season, become the only water sources for all manner of wildlife. The Katherine Region is a terrific place to visit and base your Northern Territoryexperience from. We are close to The Kimberley, GregoryNational Park, ElseyNational Park, Manyallaluk, Kakadu Heritage Area and of course, right on our doorstep, is the magnificent Katherine/Flora/Daly River System.