Kakadu adventure tours | Explore the Kakadu, Katherine, Litchfield and Tjuwaliyn Douglas Hot Springs


  • Douglas Hot Springs Park - Natural thermal hot springs


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    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
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    We we help you find a Australian personalized tour we will look at the places you want to see on your '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 tailor made Kakadu, Katherine, Litchfield and Tjuwaliyn Douglas Hot Springs and Douglas Hot Springs Park camping trip:

    We can plan a 3 to 7 day intinerary which visits Katherine Gorge, the rather pristine Douglas Hot Springs, the waterfalls in Litchfield and the rock art of Kakadu. We can tailor make the walks to minimal access of 1klm ot longer hijes of 3klm at most destinations. This particular tour is a rather soft tour and one suited for families or couples wanting a slower paced private advenutre charter.

    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. Custom made and Tailor made tour itineraries - When we work with our premium experienced local Top End tour operators there are much to consider in a tour itinerary. We have to try to get the most out of every day but not too much so you're exhausted for the ext 2 days. We consider the abilities of all guides and what a guide is responsible for and capable of such as setting up camp, preparing meals, guided walks and driving long distances. So a balance of remote and well known sites especially on a Kakadu tour is ideal along with a combination of small hike to water holes and longer hikes to those truly amazing tourist designations you only hear about.

    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

    Visit Kakadu National Park and explore Kakadu campgrounds from April till November this Dry Season from Darwin Australia

    Site accessibility: 4WD

    One type of bush tent (graphics copyright RBerude) One type  of vehicle used for Australian chartered tours

    The thermal hot springs at Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs is this park's biggest drawcard. You can experience a natural thermal hot springs treatment or head up or downstream for cooler pools. The park is on the traditional lands of the Wagiman people and contains sacred sites. The Wagiman women care for and work with Parks and Wildlife to manage the park and continue to perform ceremonies on the land. They ask that men do not go near the sacred site. Do not enter areas of the park closed for cultural and conservation reasons.

    Tjuwaliyn - Douglas Hot Springs Park

    Nearest hub: Darwin
    Driving distance from Darwin to Tjuwaliyn - Douglas Hot Springs Park Campground is Travel 200km south along the Stuart Highway from Darwin - see below

    How to get from Darwin to Tjuwaliyn: Travel 200km south along the Stuart Highway from Darwin, or 150km north from Katherine. Take the Dorat and then Oolloo Roads. Follow the signs to the park. The last 7km is unsealed road, though you can usually tow caravans and trailers. Opening hours: All year round, but roads may close during the Wet Season from October to April. Contact Phone: (08) 8976 0282

    Located 150 kilometres north of Katherine, these hot springs are surrounded by tropical woodlands and hold water up to 60 degrees Celsius. Swimming is only recommended downstream where warm and cooler waters converge. There's plenty of wildlife in the area and visitors are catered for in a large camping area with basic facilities. Just east of the Daly River is the area known as the Douglas Daly. It is home to the popular Douglas Hot Springs. In certain parts, the springs bubble at temperatures reaching 60 degrees Celsius and swimming is recommended in cooler pools downstream. There are plenty of camping and caravan facilities in the region, including the Douglas Daly Tourist Park where you can swim through The Arches, an amazing natural formation, into a waterhole that’s safe for swimming.

    What to see and do Tjuwaliyn - Douglas Hot Springs Park
    You can do all of the following activities at the park: •swimming – in designated areas only •camping •bushwalking.

    Walking in Tjuwaliyn Douglas Hot Springs
    • Walking: Follow the creekline along the Douglas River and explore the riverine habitat and enjoy the quiet pools, sandy beaches and cascades.
    • When to visit Tjuwaliyn Douglas Hot Springs
    • The most comfortable time to visit is in the dry season (May - September).
    • Heavy rains during the wet season (October - April) may cause road closures.

    Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs

    Safety: You can have a safe and comfortable trip to Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs by doing all of the following: •be aware that some parts of the river are very hot •observe park safety signs •carry and drink plenty of water •wear a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent •wear suitable clothing and footwear •carry a first aid kit •avoid strenuous activity during the heat of the day •make sure your vehicle is well-maintained and equipped •beware of theft, lock vehicles and secure valuables.

    Douglas River Esplanade, Douglas Daly Region
    The river starts where the Katherine and Flora Rivers meet encompassing the areas of the Douglas Daly and Daly River regions. Famed for its large barramundi, the Daly is one of the more popular waterways for recreational fishing, with two major fishing competitions held annually, the Barra Classic and the Barra Nationals. This Conservation Area protects part of the Douglas River and its riverine wildlife. Along the river, springs bubble to the surface from underlying groundwater aquifers forming quiet, shady pools, rushing cascades, thermal pools, sandy beaches and unusual limestone formations. If you are travelling south from Darwin, take the Old Stuart Highway scenic route from Adelaide River. If travelling north, take the scenic route just north of Hayes Creek, then take the Oolloo Road until you reach the Douglas Daly Park. The Conservation Area is around 140km from Katherine and 200km from Darwin. Once in the Conservation Area a dirt track provides Dry Season access for all vehicles (from May to September). Follow the creekline along the Douglas River and explore the riverine habitat and enjoy the quiet pools, sandy beaches and cascades. The most comfortable time to visit is in the Dry Season (from May to September). Heavy rains during the Wet Season (October to April) may cause road closures. Restrictions: No swimming due to the presence of saltwater crocodiles.

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    Map of Douglas Hot Springs from Darwin
    • The map is copyright and credit: NTTC

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    Kakadu Waterfalls To See
    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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