Region Four – Australia’s Top End

DARWIN – KAKADU AND BEYOND

Day Twelve May 5
After saying so long to Alice Springs and the Red Center, we will board a morning flight bound for Australia’s Top End and the city of Darwin. After a bit of lunch and a brief rest in Darwin we will board our vehicle and head for the little village of Pine Creek a little over 2 hours south. Night at Pine Creek.

Day Thirteen May 6
We’ll spend the morning searching for parrots around Pine Creek and then travel into the interior for approximately 2 hours.  We’ll explore the gorgeous area around Gunlom Falls (weather and travel conditions permitting) as we keep an eye out for Northern Rosellas and Varied Lorikeets.  Picnic lunch and swim at Gunlom Falls. Night at Kakadu Lodge and Caravan Park Jabiru

Day Fourteen May 7
After a casual morning exploring in the vicinity of Kakadu Lodge we’ll make the trek to the Mary River where we will embark on a river cruise where we’ll enjoy the natural history of this iconic region by boat and perhaps some views of the legendary Salt Water Crocodile. Along the way we will look and listen for the characteristic melancholy calls of Red-tailed Black-Cockatoos and search for other parrots as well. Night at Mary River Wilderness Retreat

Maguk Gorge.jpg
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Day Fifteen May 8
We’ll continue enjoying the area surrounding Mary River as we continue our search for parrots. We may spot several parrot species in this region including flocks of Little Corellas and Sulphur-crested Cockatoos, and with a bit of luck Varied Lorikeets.  By afternoon we will head back to Darwin a 2 hr journey.  In Darwin we will visit scenic spots and search for any parrot species we still need to enjoy! Night in Darwin

Day Sixteen May 9
After breakfast in Darwin we will say our goodbyes as we take morning flights out and head for home or continue to other destinations.

Total Species for Region Four
1 Commonly Seen
2 Highly probable sighting
3 Possible sighting

2 Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo
1 Red-collared Lorikeet
3 Varied Lorikeet
2 Red-winged Parrot
3 Cockatiel
2 Northern Rosella
2 Hooded Parrot