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The Kakadu Challenge

Join Bob Murphy and Brett Goodes for a unique challenge and exploration of Arnhem Land and Kakadu National Park's best kept secrets whilst helping fundraise for the Western Bulldogs Community Foundation.

July 26, 2018  10:44 AM

Western Bulldogs Kakadu Trek Challenge

Escorted by Bob Murphy and Brett Goodes, take on this unique challenge and exploration of Arnhem Land and Kakadu National Park's best secrets whilst helping raise funds for the Western Bulldogs Community Foundation.

This six day challenge (6th-11th October 2019), will take you off the beaten track in areas that are rarely accessed by tour operators.

Features of the challenge include:

- Trip escorted by Western Bulldogs legend Bob Murphy and Indigenous Programs Manager Brett Goodes
- Experience rarely visited Arnhem Land
- Trek the diverse habitat of the escarpment, from cool Monsoon Vine Forest to the rugged stone country on top
- Stay in exclusive semi-permanent campsites away from the crowds
- View some of the most beautiful indigenous rock art galleries
- Learn about the area with your expert guides

Places are extremely limited. To register clickon the link below, or for more information, please click here.

                                                 

Overview

Kakadu National Park is a World Heritage Area covering some 20,000 square kms. Waterfalls tumble from the red cliffs off the Arnhem Land escarpment into shady pools; tranquil wetlands teem with animal and bird life, while 40,000 years of Aboriginal cultural heritage is on display in the numerous hidden rock art galleries. Get away from the crowds on our active, walking based itinerary, which includes a cruise on the Yellow Waters (a favourite haunt of saltwater crocodiles). It's when you go for a walk beyond the main tourist sites that Kakadu will reveal its true magic.

 

Our journey ventures into remote gorges and sparkling waterfalls, as well as visiting secret spots seen by very few visitors. The upgraded semi-permanent campsites encourage travellers to relax in idyllic tropical surrounds. The itinerary varies to make the most of the season, choosing the best walks and waterfalls as the wet season floodwaters recede and access opens up. You will return to Darwin having enjoyed a complete adventure across the full range of tropical wilderness of Australia's Top End.

 

Challenge Grade

This trip is for almost anyone with a reasonable level of fitness and competent swimming ability. This adventure is designed for the enthusiastic and adventurous in search of something different. This trip has been graded at an introductory to moderate level. However, some days will be quite active involving steep walks for most of the day. These adventures are best prepared for with some regular moderate exercise. As always with adventure travel, you should enjoy a healthy lifestyle before undertaking this trip.

Please bear in mind that because you will be traveling into a remote wilderness, creature comforts are limited. Your level of fitness can also help you acclimatise to the warm temperatures and humidity, so we suggest a bit of swimming, walking, jogging or cycling to trim yourself up ready for the Territory!