Kakadu adventure tours | Explore Umbrawarra Gorge Nature Park, Butterfly Gorge Nature Park, Kakadu, Katherine and Litchfield

 

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    Explore the Top End of Australia - remote pristine water holes and rock pools to ancient 20,000 year old rock art in Kakadu and beyond from Darwin Northern Territory, Australia
    Top End of Australia - A top 5 Australian tourist destination | A must see when holiday in Australia
    | Kakadu National Park | Litchfield National Park | Nitmiluk National Park | Arnhem Land |

    We we help you find a Australian personalized tour we will look at the places you want to see on your 'Bucket List' and also the places we know and are allowed with permits to access to let you have the best experience possible on your Australian holiday and vacation.

    A personalised tailor made Kakadu, Katherine, Litchfield and Umbrawarra Gorge Nature Park and Butterfly Gorge Nature Park private camping tours:
    We can plan a 3 to 7 day intinerary which visits Katherine Gorge, to the rather remote Umbrawarra Gorge Nature Park and Butterfly Gorge Nature Parks, the waterfalls in Litchfield and the rock art of Kakadu. We can tailor make the walks to minimal access of 1klm ot longer hijes of 3klm at most destinations. This particular tour is a rather soft tour and one suited for families or couples wanting a slower paced private advenutre charter.

    Umbrawarra Gorge Nature Park
    The Umbrawarra Gorge Nature Park, located about 115 kilometres from Katherine, protects a beautiful isolated gorge with steep red cliffs and a creek that meanders through the gorge in the early to mid dry season. A walking track winds alongside the creek to a large pool with a small sandy beach and the rest of the gorge can only be reached by wading, swimming and rock hopping. Permits must be obtained for rock climbing and abseiling. No water is available, so please bring your own supplies and camping fees apply. Please note that during the tropical season, especially after rain, the road may be closed. How to get to Umbrawarra Gorge the turnoff is about 3 km south of Pine Creek and then 22 klm can on a very dusty and corrugated unsealed road.


    How to get to Umbrawarra Gorge Nature Park
    The Park is located about 245 km from Darwin and about 115 km from Katherine. Drive along the Stuart Highway to about 3 km south of Pine Creek. Then turn south west onto an unsealed road. The next 22 km can become very dusty and corrugated. This section contains steep dips and creek crossings. Drive with care. It is best to visit in the dry season, (May to September) when the river level has dropped and the gorge is accessible. Roads - the Park can be reached by all vehicles in the dry season (May - September). 4wd access recommended due to the corrugations. During the wet season (October - April), especially after rain, the road is often closed. Umbrawarra supports significant colonies of the Short-eared Rock-wallaby and the Rock Ringtailed Possum. Keen bushwalkers will almost certainly catch a glimpse of some of these native marsupials.




    Butterfly Gorge Nature Park tailor made private tours with Kakadu Adventure Tours

    How to get to Butterfly Gorge Nature Park is approximately 130 km from Katherine and 200 km from Darwin along the old Stuart Highway scenic route and the turn off is near Hayes Creek.

    This gorge is tucked away at the base of a low sandstone plateau. The sheer rock faces, edged by dense vegetation and rocky spinifex country, offer shaded riverine walks and beautiful scenery.
    The Park is close to Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park, approximately 130 km from Katherine and 200 km from Darwin along the old Stuart Highway scenic route. The final 17 km into the Park is a four-wheel drive track. Caravans cannot be taken into this Park.

    Cool crevices in the rock face of beautiful Butterfly Gorge provide shelter for thousands of Common Crow Butterflies. The rock pools provide a chance for a refreshing swim and are shaded by paperbarks up to 50 metres tall. This quiet gorge is tucked away at the base of a low sandstone plateau. The sheer rock faces, edged by dense riverine vegetation and rocky spinifex country, offer shaded riverine walks and stunning scenery. Past logging industries removed many of the melaleucas and the timber was used to build the Stokes Hill Wharf in Darwin. The park protects a part of the Douglas River that eventually flows into the Daly River, about 50 kilometres downstream. The gorge and main swimming area are a 10 minute walk from the car park and you can swim across the main pool and through the narrow gorges to reach the upper pools. More enthusiastic walkers may climb up the rocky slopes to reach the top of the gorge with views of the rock pools. Butterfly Gorge Nature Park is usually open from May to October each year.

    Butterfly Gorge Nature Park Swim across the main pool and through narrow gorges to reach the upper pools of the quiet gorge, surrounded by thousands of common crow butterflies.

    Camping is not allowed at Butterfly Gorge, however you may camp nearby at Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park. There is no kiosk at the Gorge.

    It is only possible to visit the Park during the dry season (May - September). Each year during the wet season, heavy rains close the park. Consult maps and check road conditions on 1 800 246 199 prior to your visit.

    Butterfly Gorge recreational Activities
    Butterfly Gorge is 4 x 4 driving: The track to Butterfly Gorge is only accessible by 4wd vehicles. Swimming A swim across the main pool and through the narrowest of gorges will get you to the upper pools. A little climbing and swimming leads to one of the most beautiful and peaceful gorges in the Northern Territory. Walking Tracks The gorge and main swimming area is a 10 minute walk from the carpark. Continue on from the main pool via some rocky sections. More enthusiastic walkers may climb up the rocky slopes to reach the top of the gorge with views of rockpools. Please remember - Do not walk alone - and beware of slippery rocks. Did you know there is a Butterfly Gorge Walk in another location in Nitmiluk National Park and folks get confused.

    Butterfly Gorge Nature Park tailor made private tours with Kakadu Adventure Tours

    Let Rob and Marg help you plan a personal custom-made private to Kakadu and the Top End of Australia and even to Uluru or the Kimberley and beyond
    Let Rob and Marg help you plan a personal custom-made private tour to Kakadu and the Top End of Australia and even to Uluru or the Kimberley and beyond

    Visit Kakadu, Katherine, Litchfield and Umbrawarra Gorge Nature Park and Butterfly Gorge Nature Park from Darwin Australia

    Site accessibility: 4WD

    One type of bush tent (graphics copyright RBerude) One type  of vehicle used for Australian chartered tours

    To us here at Kakadu Adventure Tours means a packaged private tour, package private vacation, or package private holiday comprises transport, local Top End personal tour guide with experience and local knowledge, support for tour operator, food and accommodation from cabins, hotels or tents from the nearest city or town to the focal iconic tourist destination such as Kakadu National Park Australia. Custom made and Tailor made tour itineraries - When we work with our premium experienced local Top End tour operators there are much to consider in a tour itinerary. We have to try to get the most out of every day but not too much so you're exhausted for the ext 2 days. We consider the abilities of all guides and what a guide is responsible for and capable of such as setting up camp, preparing meals, guided walks and driving long distances. So a balance of remote and well known sites especially on a Kakadu tour is ideal along with a combination of small hike to water holes and longer hikes to those truly amazing tourist designations you only hear about.

    Map of Umbrawarra Gorge Nature Park and Butterfly
    The map is copyright and credit: NTTC

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    Kakadu Waterfalls To See
    Jim Jim Gorge Waterfall, Twin Falls Gorge, Graveside Gorge, Maguk Falls Barramundi Gorge, Gunlom Waterfall and Rockpool and Koolpin Gorge and rock pool. Some smaller rockholes and waterfalls are year round such as Gubara Falls and Gubara Pools Walk and Motorcar Falls and Moline Rock Hole all accessed via a 4WD tracks. Further a tract to Katherine Gorge Canoes and Cruises, Leliyn (Edith Falls) in Nitmiluk National Park, or Wangi Falls, Buley Rock Hole, Tolmer Falls, Florence Falls, Tolmer Falls, Lower Cascades in Litchfield National Park. Further down the track plan you own custom made charter to Douglas Hot Springs or Tjaynera Falls at Sandy Creek and Surprise Creek in Litchfield National Park. Not to forget the amazing Magnetic Termite Mounds of Litchfield National Park. Not to forget Yellow Waters wildlife billabong cruises at Cooinda or the Abouriginal at Ubirr and Nourlangie rock art sites

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