The track is generally well graded and relatively easy to navigate. Full-day walks average about 14 to 15 km. The walking on the Kakadu tour section is moderate with one optional more challenging walk. At Katherine Gorge, the walking becomes a little more challenging with many of the tracks being rough and rocky. At Litchfield and Mataranka the walking is easy to moderate, with a few optional challenging sections. All the hardest sections of the walking are scheduled for the mornings.
There are some great opportunities for fit walkers to challenge themselves. However, for the most part, the walking reflects the region’s laid back attitude, as walkers can enjoy themselves exploring places only accessed on foot. This trip operates with two professional guides ensuring that you have both a safe and enjoyable walking holiday. Knowledgeable of the Top End, including wildlife and the region, they can offer easier and harder walk options along the way. Please contact the office if you need further advice, or would like to speak with one of our guides.
Alcohol or drinks with meals are not included (except tea/coffee and juice with breakfast).
Pre and post-tour accommodation: There are many good hotels in Darwin, however, we pick up and drop off from one central hotel, the Mantra on the Esplanade, 88 The Esplanade, Darwin. The tour starts at 7.30 am at the Mantra or 7.50 am at the airport. We arrive back in Darwin on the last day at about 1.30 pm.
For what to bring please refer to Gear Advice on our FAQ section.
We only offer this holiday during the winter months, when daily temperatures are the lowest for this region. It can still be quite warm to hot on occasions but, as mentioned above, there is usually a refreshing waterhole close at hand for a swim.
See the Bureau of Meteorology for information about temperatures and rainfall ahead of time to ensure proper clothing.
We require that you have adequate travel insurance against potential losses, damage or injury, including cancellation costs and loss of luggage.
For all trips that require international travel, you must have purchased travel insurance that also includes medical evacuation coverage.
We also charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it to cover costs incurred from our suppliers and in the office. See the FAQ section for more information.
For nearly 30 years we have taken pride in providing seamlessly organised walking holidays, but we know, even with that in mind, that you’ll have many more questions. You will receive a very detailed information pack and itinerary approximately 6 weeks out from departure outlining all the fine detail and much more.
If you have any questions about walking Australia’s Timeless North walking trip, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants or to speak with one of our guides. You can get in touch with us via our contact form, email us at email@example.com, or call us on +61 3 9597 9767.