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Venture North 5 Day Cobourg Peninsula

From $7,180 pp twin share
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Inclusions

  • Professional guide/driver
  • Luxury Toyota Landcruiser 4WD vehicle (max 6 passengers)
  • Corroboree Billabong cruise
  • All Kakadu, Arnhem Land, Victoria Settlement and Cobourg Peninsula permits and entry fees
  • Accommodation and camp fees (twin share)
  • Injalak Aboriginal guide fee
  • Cobourg Peninsula boat tour
  • All meals while on tour

Highlights

  • Wetland cruise
  • Maguk (Barramundi Gorge)
  • Ubirr
  • Mamukala Wetlands
  • Nawalandja Lookout
  • Indigenous guided rock-art tour of Injalak Hill
  • Cobourg Marine Park
  • Victoria Settlement
  • Cobourg Coastal Camp
  • and more!

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Venture North specialise in high quality, guided 4WD tours into rarely seen locations across the Northern Territory and hold an exclusive permit to operate a safari-style camp on the remote Cobourg Peninsula, north-western Arnhem Land.

Guided by Venture North's first class NT guides guests travel in luxury four wheel drives (maximum of 6 passengers) and experience some of the best Aboriginal culture, scenic locations and wildlife the Top End has to offer.

See more than just Kakadu. Discover Arnhem Land where you meet local Aboriginal people and see some of the oldest and most spectacular rock art in the world.

Visit Venture North's very comfortable Cobourg Coastal Camp overlooking the picturesque waters of the NT's only Marine Park. This exclusive camp is located in the Garig Gunak Barlu National Park (Cobourg Peninsula) and provides the perfect base to explore the surrounding regions. Soak up the unspoilt wilderness areas, abundant wildlife, Indigenous and European history, great fishing and much more.

Venture North have various scheduled departure tours and also provide tailor made group and individual tours including wilderness trips, cultural safaris, photographic expeditions, wildlife adventures and fishing tours throughout the Top End.

Touring opportunities like no other.

Inclusions

Day 1

1

Venture North Australia

44 to 46 Stuart Highway, Darwin, Northern Territory 0820 Australia

2

Wetland Cruises

Corroboree Billabong Road, Marrakai NT 0822

3

Anbinik Kakadu Resort

83 Jabiru Drive, Jabiru NT, Australia

Depart your Darwin accommodation at 6.45-7am for the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park. En route we will join a morning cruise on the picturesque Corroboree Billabong.

On this scenic cruise you have the opportunity to view a large variety of birdlife as well as salt water crocodiles in their natural environment. Learn more about the wildlife on the billabong from your knowledgeable guide who will make the cruise both fascinating and informative.

Continue to Kakadu via the old Jim Jim Road visiting White Lily Billabong before arriving at Maguk (Barramundi Gorge). Enjoy a scenic 1km walk along the edge of Barramundi Creek before arriving at the base of Barramundi Falls. Here you have the opportunity to swim or snorkel in the large plunge pool below the falls and discover an array of aquatic life. 

Day 2

4

Border Store

Ubirr Border Store - Injalak Arts, East Alligator NT 0886

5

Injalak Arts

The Border Store, 1 ubirr access road, NT, 0822, Australia

After breakfast we travel from Jabiru to the northern region of Kakadu National Park to Cahill’s Crossing on the East Alligator River and enter Arnhem Land. A 15 km scenic drive to Gunbalanya Aboriginal community provides some of the best driving views in the Top End with floodplains covered in bird life and water lilies running up alongside the Arnhem Land escarpment.

Upon arrival at Gunbalanya we will visit the Injalak Arts and Craft Centre. Here you have the opportunity to meet and watch traditional local artists in action before departing with our Aboriginal guide to be shown around the Injalak Hill art sites. Spend the morning experiencing some of the best Aboriginal rock art in Australia before returning to the Injalak Art Centre where we leave our hosts and journey on to the Cobourg Peninsula. The drive takes approximately 3-4 hrs with stops and creek crossings along the way.

Day 3

6

Cobourg Fishing Safaris

cobourg peninsular

Awake to the sound of birds and enjoy a special ‘Cobourg-style’ cooked breakfast.

This morning will be spent exploring the Northern Territory’s largest Marine Park by boat. Cobourg is abundant in some amazing marine life including six species of marine turtle, dolphins, sharks, crocodiles, stingrays, mud crabs and plenty of fish.

As we cruise the Marine Park we will stop and visit the Victoria Settlement ruins. Established prior to Darwin as a military outpost by the British, this site represents the third failed attempt at settlement in Northern Australia. After surviving for 11 years between 1838 and 1849 it was abandoned. Stone ruins still stand on the shoreline of Port Essington and serve as a reminder of the hardships faced by the early colonists.

Day 4

Today we explore the eastern side of the Park this time by 4WD.

Cobourg is home to the first RAMSAR wetland (wetlands of international importance) in world with freshwater paperbark swamps and billabongs 100m from the coastline.

Continue on via the northern beaches, commonly used as turtle nesting areas and covered in a wide range of shells. Low tide provides opportunities to explore exposed coral reefs and rock pools which are home to a variety of marine life. 

Day 5

This morning we depart Cobourg early. Sit back and enjoy the bush scenery of Arnhem Land as we make our way back to Kakadu National Park. After numerous stops along the way we will enjoy lunch next to the banks of the mighty East Alligator River.

Terms & conditions

VENTURE NORTH AUSTRALIA:

TOUR EXCLUSIONS
Domestic or scenic flights (unless arranged). Pre and Post tour accommodation (unless arranged). Personal expenses such as laundry telephone fax charges or alcohol other than where specified. Personal or medical items.

LICENSED OPERATORS
Cobourg Fishing Safaris hold all required touring licenses while all Cobourg Fishing Safaris guides are accredited and hold current first aid certificates.

MEDICAL / HEALTH AND FITNESS
Please advise of any medical conditions or existing health and fitness issues. Walking and hiking into gorges is considered to be moderately graded. Water is carried at all times.

EMERGENCY CONTACT
Please provide an emergency contact in case of illness accident or any other mishap.
You are welcome to pass our contact details to relatives or friends.
Each vehicle carries a satellite telephone in case of emergency.

DIETARY REQUIREMENTS
Please advise any dietary requirements prior to travel allergies or meal preference (low fat non gluten etc ).

TRAVEL INSURANCE
We STRONGLY recommend that all guests obtain travel insurance in case of any unforeseen circumstances.
Venture North cannot be held responsible for tour program alterations due to flooding or acts of nature cultural reasons missed flight connections medical evacuations damage to personal belongings or loss of property.

ALCOHOL
Alcohol is BYO (Bring Your Own). We recommend placing an order with Vintage Cellars in Darwin at least 2 weeks prior to your charter. We can then send up your order by road (ensuring weight restrictions on your charter flight aren’t exceeded). There are no opportunities to purchase further alcohol at Cobourg so please plan carefully.

FISHING EQUIPMENT
We will supply all the latest fishing equipment (rods reels lures etc.) on a replace if lost or broken basis.

PERSONAL ITEMS
It is recommended that film sunscreen insect repellent is purchased prior to tour in some cases these items may not be available en route and can be very costly.

CANCELLATION POLICY
Prior to departure:
12 months or more there are no cancellation fees
1 month – 12 months a 20% cancellation fee applies
Less than 1 month – 2 weeks 50% cancellation fee applies
Less than 2 weeks a 100% cancellation fee applies
Upon confirmation of your touring program a 20% deposit (per person) is required. Final payment is due one month prior to travel. A Tax Invoice will be raised and forwarded to you. Travel insurance is STRONGLY recommended.

TOURISM TOP END:

Amendments: an amendment fee of $25.00 will be charged per itinerary change.
Cancellations: cancellation of bookings will incur a 12.5% administration fee calculated on the total booking cost.

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