Kakadu Tours for Seniors

2-day kakadu tour

Travel Advice for Kakadu Tours for Seniors

 

Listed as a World-Heritage protected area by UNESCO, Kakadu is the largest National Park in Australia covering almost 20,000 square kilometres. 

This unique region is home to archaeological sites, complex ecosystems and is a habitat of many rare and endemic plant and animal species.

Adventures Beyond has tours that cater for all travellers, so even if you are mature of age and young at heart, we can give you expert advice to help you on your search for the best tour to book for an amazing journey to Kakadu.

 

The attractions of Kakadu and surrounding areas

Kakadu is a picturesque region that amazes travellers with its natural beauty and cultural heritage.

There are extensive waterways including breath-taking waterfalls and billabongs brimming with wildlife and water lilies.  The area is home to rare and endemic animals including flatback turtles, partridge pigeons and the distinctive Leichhardt’s grasshopper that are active at certain times of the day due to the extreme climate.

Over 5,000 Aboriginal art sites have been found in Kakadu that are decorated with Aboriginal rock art and paintings that tell the story of the Aboriginal people who have lived here for over 50,000 years. Many of the plants in this region are still used by the Aboriginal people for ceremonial body decorations, basket weaving and bush medicine.

 

Kakadu Tours for Seniors

Adventures Beyond offer a range of Kakadu adventure tour options from two to six-day durations.

A 2-Day tour is value for money, and gives you a snippet of Top End life including rock art viewing at Nourlangie (a flat walk to the art site), a stop at Warradjan Cultural Centre and an overnight stay at our private safari campsite with a tasting plate of barbequed buffalo, crocodile and kangaroo.

We offer 3-Day Kakadu and Litchfield Safari Tour that is a great adventure with accommodation in purpose built campsites with permanent safari tents.  You’ll create lasting memories visiting Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks, and see spectacular waterfalls and wetland areas.

Our favourite recommendation is the 5-Day Best of the Top End Tour (Kakadu / Litchfield / Arnhemland). This 4WD Safari package is perfect to experience the true delights of Kakadu – imagine yourself searching for crocodiles on a wildlife cruise, admiring the vast Australian skies while cooking over a camp fire, or having an indigenous experience with a traditional Aboriginal guide in Arnhemland.

 

Benefits of the 5-Day Tour:

  • Maximum of 16 passengers in tour group (Small group for a personalised tour)
  • Professional tour guide (Expert knowledge about the region and attractions)
  • Air-conditioned 4WD vehicle (Saving you the hassle of searching for your own terrain-suitable vehicle for self-touring)
  • Two-hour private crocodile and wildlife cruise (Explore the Mary River Wetlands on a pre-arranged cruise)
  • Camping fees, camp equipment, bedding (Saves you time organising and transporting gear)
  • 4 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners included (Saves you time and money sourcing and preparing food and refreshments in remote locations)
  • Indigenous and National Park fees (No special permits to arrange yourself, we do it all for you)
  • Reference books (Useful guide books for you to learn about the region)

Tour Highlights:

Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks

Mamukala Wetlands – bird-watching with sheltered platform

Injalak Art Centre – Aboriginal artists at work

Ubirr

Arnhemland

Bowali Visitor Centre

Gunlom and Edith Falls

Katherine Gorge

 

Other Special Considerations for Seniors

 

Travel insurance

Ensure you have appropriate travel insurance before you arrive in Australia. 

Within Australia, Medicare is a system that covers Australian residents for some health-care costs.

Visitors from countries with which Australia has a reciprocal health-care agreement are eligible for benefits specified under the Medicare program. Agreements are currently in place with Finland, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the UK – check the details before departing these countries.

For further details, visit www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/enablers/medicare/medicare-card/new-arrivals-and-visitors-to-australia.

For other nationalities, research suitable travel insurance policies that cover you for cancellations, delays and pre-existing medical conditions.

Medications

Painkillers, rehydration sachets, diarrhea prevention tablets, antihistamines for allergies, and skincare products are widely available at pharmacies (drug stores) throughout Australia.

You may find that medications readily available over the counter in some countries are only available in Australia by prescription.  

If you bring your own medication with you to Australia, travel with a copy of your doctor’s prescription which is especially important at customs/immigration entry into Australia.

MD Travel Health (www.mdtravelhealth.com) provides complete travel health recommendations for every country, updated daily. For Australia, you can also visit the government travel health website www.smartraveller.gov.au for advice.

 

Climate

Kakadu’s climate is monsoonal in nature, so it can be wet, humid or hot.   Keep protected from mosquitoes by wearing loose-fitting long-sleeved clothing and insect repellant.  Avoid heatstroke by maintaining adequate fluid intake, and resting in shady places when possible.  Take a wide-brimmed sunhat, and wear UV-protective sunscreen. Comfortable footwear is a must.

Are you ready to book one of the best tours of your life? Contact Adventures Beyond today for details on all Kakadu Tours!