Fly or train to Darwin by your own arrangements. The Ghan departs Adelaide on Sundays 1220 arriving Tuesday 1730, or Wednesday 1220 arriving Friday 1830. Flights operate numerous times daily with most major airlines. We can arrange this travel for you, including additional overnight accommodation in Darwin, if required.
Day One: Darwin – Mt Borradaile, Arnhem Land
Depart Darwin early morning flying over the East Alligator River and into Arnhem Land. Touch down outback style at the Borradaile airfield before being taken into the camp for a welcome and cuppa. Here your hosts Max Davidson and his team will ensure an adventure that makes clichés a reality. Two days at Mt. Borradaile offer numerous activities set amidst some of Arnhem Land’s most stunning scenery. An afternoon tour will leave you amazed at the sheer volume of water that the Wet produces, as you follow dry season roads in your boat!
Accommodation is at Max Davidson’s Mt. Borradaile Camp. There are no en-suites here but modern bathrooms are not far away.
Flight time 1 hr
Day Two: Mt. Borradaile
Mount Borradaile’s 700km² lease is renowned for its abundance of high quality cave paintings with fine examples from the Freshwater, Contact and Estuarine periods, including the majestic Rainbow Serpent – one of the most potent symbols of aboriginal spiritualism. Expert commentary will explain why Borradaile is such a significant place. Lunch is served with a view, and more exploration to follow.
Another draw card for the Wet is that you won’t be sharing the experience with the masses.
It’s time to rest, in dreamtime; accommodation is at Mt. Borradaile Camp.
No flight today
Day Three: Mt Borradaile – Jim Jim Falls/Twin Falls, Kakadu – Bullo River Station
Following breakfast, depart skyward for an aerial exploration of Kakadu (including the Jim Jim and Twin Falls). Arrive at Bullo River Station in the Territory for late lunch and an exploration of this station situated on the estuarine Bullo River, not far from the Queens Channel.
Accommodation is at Bullo River Station’s guesthouse.
Flight time 2.5 hrs
Day Four: Bullo River Station
Today 500,000 acres of rivers, gorges and wetlands are yours to explore – with the care and expertise of your hosts at Bullo River Station. 4WD, boats and helicopters will be employed to get you to some of the station’s prettiest and most dramatic locations. Enjoy!
This time of year is also optimal for barramundi fishing – once landed; the challenge is set for your chef to create your own impossibly fresh barra delight.
Another night enjoying the premium hospitality at Bullo River Station.
No flight today
Day Five: Bullo River Stn – Five Rivers – King George Falls – Darwin
Spend an outback morning with your wonderful hosts on the station. Following lunch reboard your aircraft, tracking over Wyndham and the Five Rivers lookout, continue to the almighty King George Falls on the isolated Kimberley coastline. This time of year these falls are thundering, as the King George River abruptly ends with an 80m freefall into the sea. Cross the border back into the NT, arriving in Darwin approximately 1600.
Flight time 3hrs total