Kakadu adventure tours | Custom-made personalised canoeing trip with fishing and bird watching private tour on the Ord River in Australia


  • A Ord River personalised tailor made tour May 2008 - (All Credits to Photographer and M Gerom) (©)


    Explore the Top End of Australia - remote pristine water holes and rock pools to ancient 20,000 year old rock art in Kakadu and beyond from Darwin Northern Territory, Australia
    Top End of Australia - A top 5 Australian tourist destination | A must see when holiday in Australia
    | Kakadu National Park | Litchfield National Park | Nitmiluk National Park | Arnhem Land |

    Are you inspired nature and ancient Australia culture to visit Darwin and the Top End but driven by adventure then look no further and let us assist you in booking a custom made personalized tour to visit and explore the well known Australian destinations and the remote Australian destination not known. We will help you find a Australian personalized tour we will look at the places you want to see on your Top End and Kakadu Bucket List and also the places we know and are allowed with permits to access to let you have the best experience possible on your Australian holiday and vacation.

    A personalised custom-made canoeing trip with fishing and bird watching private tour on the Ord River in Australia: To us here at Kakadu Adventure Tours means a packaged private tour, package private vacation, or package private holiday comprises transport, local Top End personal tour guide with experience and local knowledge, support for tour operator, food and accommodation from cabins, hotels or tents from the nearest city or town to the focal iconic tourist destination such as Kakadu National Park Australia.

    Ord River custom-made personalised canoeing trips with fishing and bird watching in Australia
    The Ord River is a 320-kilometre (200 mi) long river in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. It rises in the Albert Edward Range and follows an easterly and northerly course for 300 miles (500 km) to Cambridge Gulf.

    A Ord River personalised tailor made tour May 2008 - (All Credits to Photographer and M Gerom)
    A Ord River personalised tour Nov 2008 (©)

    Let Rob and Marg help you plan a personal custom-made private to Kakadu and the Top End of Australia and even to Uluru or the Kimberley and beyond
    Let Rob and Marg help you plan a personal custom-made private tour to Kakadu and the Top End of Australia and even to Uluru or the Kimberley and beyond

    Sample 5 Day East Kimberley Adventure and Canoeing itinerary personalised private tour

    Itinerary - Start and Finish Katherine (The town of Katherine is south of Darwin 332klm)
    Departs On Request – September to May (weather permitting) Cost: $1485.00 AUD Per Person

    All Inclusive Using top quality equipment and qualified, accredited guides, this trip covers up to 55 kilometres of river and approximately 1200 kilometres of road. Fed by Lake Argyle and the Argyle Dam all year, the river winds through rocky escarpment that will show its true colours on sunset. Wildlife encounters, comfortable ‘swag style’ camping, great dining, fantastic service, - it all adds up to being a unique experience. A trip you may never forget.

    Day 1 - You will be met at your Katherine accommodation between 7-7:30 am (0700- 0730). From here you will journey along the Victoria Highway to Western Australia stopping along the way to view the mighty Victoria River which originates on Riveren Station and travels approximately 720 kilometres through a mixture of grassy plains, rolling savannas, rocky spinifex country, mesas and plateaux before draining into the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf and ultimately the Timor Sea to the north. Most of the catchment lies less than 450 metres above sea level. After another short drive, you will be able to stretch your legs at Gregory’s Tree which is located 15km northwest of Timber Creek. This large boab tree stands at the campsite of the early explorer Augustus Charles Gregory’s North Australian Expedition which was undertaken between October 1855 and July 1856. Inscribed in the tree by Gregory are the expedition dates. The tree also has special significance to the local Ngaringman Aboriginal people and is registered as a sacred site. After a short trip into Kununurra to grab some fresh supplies (no fruit & veg can be taken over the WA border), we travel back to the Lake Argyle Tourist Village. Here we will unpack and prepare for our canoeing adventure on the Ord River. Accommodated in a comfortable Villa style unit overlooking the spectacular Lake Argyle, you will be able to relax and watch the sun go down, shedding its light on the stunning red escarpment of the Carr Boyd Ranges whilst enjoying some nibbles and your favourite glass of wine.

    Day 2 – After a hearty cooked breakfast it is time to gather up all belongings and head to the base of the Argyle Dam. Here you will be fitted with Personal Flotation Devices (PFD) a requirement, to be worn whilst on the river. A safety brief and paddling instructions for kayaking and canoeing will be given before entering the water. At a relaxing rate, there will be stops along the river for a morning break, lunch and time to view the diverse river environment, bird and wildlife. This is probably the narrowest section of the river that you will paddle on. The escarpment is high, the water is still flowing from the dam and the trees provide a nice amount of shade. A fairly easy start to 3 days on the river. Approximately 4 pm (1600) you will step ashore for an overnight camping experience. There will be time to relax; fish or read all whilst your guide prepares the evening meal. After a fulfilling meal, enjoyed with your favourite bottle of wine or spirit, sleep in a bed-roll (swag) under a blanket of stars.

    Day 3 – After a hearty cooked breakfast, we pack-up camp and continue paddling down-stream. The river continues to change as you move into areas where the red cliffs will glow in the afternoon light and provide fantastic photo opportunities as the sun sets. Carlton Gorge will be a highlight of the day as you paddle through seeing small rock wallabies watching you from ledges high above. There will also be the chance for a small hike into a narrow canyon where a cool & shady pool awaits your arrival. Take the chance to swim and relax in the shade, camp is not far away. At the end of this satisfying day, you will find yourself in a bit of a routine and will have camp set-up quickly. Leaving yourself enough time to explore, relax, chat, check-out some animal tracks or just ‘find yourself’. Day

    Day 4 – Continue as per Day 3. You will find the scenery changing again, as the river widens, the escarpment starts to fade into rolling hills as you return to civilisation. You will find yourself paddling past large flat areas of land in the Kununurra Region where sugar cane, melons and other fruits are being grown. The day will finish at the Zebra Rock Gallery, here you can wander up to the shop and peruse the fine works of art that have been carved out of this 670 million year old rock. After all of the gear is pack you will be transferred in a 4WD to your evening accommodation in Kununurra where you will be able to shower, enjoy dinner with a glass of wine and sleep comfortably in your air conditioned room (unfortunately the stars won’t be able to follow you inside!)

    Day 5 – The return trip to Katherine begins. Stopping into Gregory National Park on the way will give you an insight into one of the most untouched National Parks in the Northern Territory. Plenty of time to stretch the legs and get a few more photos before heading home. There may be the opportunity to stop in and visit Jasper Gorge (time and road conditions permitting). Arrival time in Katherine will be approximately 5pm.


    A Ord River personalised tailor made tour May 2008 - (All Credits to Photographer and M Gerom)
    Ord River private charter tour Nov 2008 (©)

    Finding a custom made tour to Kakadu National Park Australia: - A trip crafted to your specifications. As above a customized made tour is an independent travel itinerary and travel plan designed, suited to your needs and desires and arranged just for you

    Finding a Kakadu Trip Planner in Australia: - A trip planner is us here which aims to help our clients plan their individual trips to different destinations that they are wishing or dedicated to travelling too.

    Rob and Marg's here at www.australia4tours.com (scheduled tours) and www.kakaduadventuretours.com policy for 25 years when booking your tour is No Booking Fees | No Amendment Fees | Best Price offered | Our Friendliest and Caring Service |

    A Ord River personalised tailor made tour May 2008 - (All Credits to Photographer and M Gerom)
    A Ord River personalised tour Nov 2008 (©)

    Kakadu and Waterfalls and ancient 20,000 year old Aboriginal roc art - All to explore and see in Kakadu National Park
    Jim Jim Gorge Waterfall, Twin Falls Gorge, Graveside Gorge, Maguk Falls Barramundi Gorge, Gunlom Waterfall and Rockpool and Koolpin Gorge and rock pool. Some smaller rockholes and waterfalls are year round such as Gubara Falls and Gubara Pools Walk and Motorcar Falls and Moline Rock Hole all accessed via a 4WD tracks. Further a tract to Katherine Gorge Canoes and Cruises, Leliyn (Edith Falls) in Nitmiluk National Park, or Wangi Falls, Buley Rock Hole, Tolmer Falls, Florence Falls, Tolmer Falls, Lower Cascades in Litchfield National Park. Further down the track plan you own custom made charter to Douglas Hot Springs or Tjaynera Falls at Sandy Creek and Surprise Creek in Litchfield National Park. Not to forget the amazing Magnetic Termite Mounds of Litchfield National Park. Not to forget Yellow Waters wildlife billabong cruises at Cooinda or the Abouriginal at Ubirr and Nourlangie rock art sites

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