Tour Availability and Special Offers
Latest update: 23 March.
Rain, rain and more rain — it's wonderful! Exceptional rain in Kakadu, the Kimbeley, Pilbara and Central Australia means that this will be the best year for bushwalking that we've seen for a long time.
Our latest Newsletter went onto the website on 1 March.
For the latest updates to this website, see our What's New page.
For more information about each trip, click on the trip name. Some require Adobe Acrobat Reader.
We give advance purchase discounts of up to 20%.
To see our list prices, click on Trips in the top menu, then click on an area of interest on the map or in the list on the left. To see all our discounts, see our General Information sheet.
Alternatively, our regularly updated PDF trip list has them all.
Major Update 23 March.
Note. Some of the trip notes may not yet have been updated. Other than the dates, they should still give a good picture of the trip. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Prices. Some of the 2017 prices listed on this website have not been updated. Many of our costs have risen so many of the prices will have to rise. Anyone booking and paying a deposit before a price rise is announced
- will lock in the old price on any trip where we use our own transport.
- will lock in a price midway between the old and new prices on any trip where we use charter transport.
Credit cards. Our bank has changed the rules. We can no longer accept credit cards.
How to Book
For information about how to book, see our updated How to Book page. This has links to all the necessary forms including our advance purchase and other discounts.
Now through April
New Trip — Definite departure. This is the only trip still available before May.
- The Green Centre: 13-29 April.
Super Special Offer — $500.
Special conditions apply. Please don't even think about booking until you've read the trip notes, link above, carefully. The notes were revised and updated on 23 March.
Maximum of six, two places left.
Only two trips remain available.
- Kakadu Highlights No. 4: 7-14 May.
Definite departure. We had to cancel the original section two due to insufficient bookings. The new trip notes, link above, went onto the website on 21 March.
- Kimberley Highlights No. 1: 14 May - 1 June.
Definite departure. Three sections, any of which can be done on its own. The original sections 4 & 5 will not run this year. The trip notes, link above, were completely revised on 21 March.
For another view of the trip, have a look at the Kimberley Highlights photo gallery that Richard Lukacz, one of our clients last year posted on his OneDrive.
Special offer 1 — save an airfare. We can provide transport from Darwin to Kununurra at the beginning of the trip at no extra charge. We should be able to provide transport back at the end as well. Please ask if you are interested.
Special offer 2 — save on another trip. Anyone booking section three of this trip can take $200 off the list price of the Litchfield Explorer, link below.
June and Beyond
All trips still on the trip list remain available. The following already have bookings.
- Litchfield Explorer: 4-10 June.
Unless there is a cancellation, this is now a definite departure. The new trip notes, link above, went onto the website on 21 March.
Special offer 1. Anyone booking section three of Kimberley Highlights No. 1 can have free transport from Kununurra to Darwin if they wish to do section one of this trip.
Special offer 2. Save $200. Book section three of Kimberley Highlights No. 1, link above, and take $200 off the list price of this one.
- Karijini National Park: 4-17 June.
Visit one of Australia's most spectacular gorge systems in the Pilbara region of WA. Two sections, either of which can be done on its own.
Richard Lukacz, one of the clients on our 2015 trip, posted these beautiful photos on his OneDrive. Well worth a look if you'd like a better idea of what the trip is like.
We now need only one more booking to guarantee departure.
Special note. Exceptional rain early this year means that this will an exceptionally good year to visit.
- Prince Regent: 11 June - 1 July.
In and out by light aircraft and helicopter. Russell has been dreaming about going back since his last trip there in 1992.
We had to change our original dates due to prescribed burning in the area.
- Kakadu Circle No. 2: 25 June - 8 July.
Definite departure. Two sections, either of which can be done on its own.
- Carr Boyd Special: 1-5 July.
Definite departure. This trip was created on behalf of a family of four coming from overseas. We might be able to extend it by a day or two if you wanted a longer trip. Suits people looking for a relatively leisurely pace. Helicopter in and walk out.
- Kakadu Family Walk No. 2: 2-8 July .
Definite departure. If you are interested in this trip, we strongly recommend that you also have a look at our Walking With Children In Kakadu web page.
If the last family confirms a tentative booking, this trip will be full.
- Bungles - Carr Boyd: 2-15 July.
Definite departure. This trip was created on behalf of a small group from southern Australia. They have already been joined by others. It includes a helicopter flight to the start of the Carr Boyd section.
There are now only two places left on section one.
Special offer — save an airfare. We can provide transport from Darwin to Kununurra at the beginning of the trip and from Kununurra back to Darwin at the end for no extra charge.
Section one is now full. Section two still has three places available.
- Twin to Jim Jim Circle: 9-22 July .
A single long walk taking you to the upper reaches of the two largest creeks on the Kakadu plateau.
- Kakadu Circle No. 3: 10-25 July.
Two sections, either of which can be done on its own.
- Kakadu Highlights No. 7: 14-27 August.
Definite departure. Two sections, either of which can be done on its own. We changed the original dates to suit a group of four.
Note. When a trip is described as a definite departure that assumes that there will not be cancellations.
New and Different
Compassionate Communication Bushwalking Retreat: 2-9 September
To the best of our knowledge, no one else anywhere in the world offers a trip quite like this one. Have a look at the trip notes, link above, and see if it's for you.
As of 21 March, we have more or less finalised five overseas trips for 2017.
- Madagascar in September, probable guide Bruce Swain or Sébastien Heritier.
The new notes, link above, went online on 9 February.
- New Caledonia in September-October, probable guide Cassie Newnes.
- Western Cape, South Africa about four weeks, beginning in September or October, guide Russell Willis.
- Japan in October-November, guide Rod Costigan.
- South African Great Walks about 7 weeks, October-November, guide Bruce Swain.
There will be others.
- Sweden & Norway in autumn or winter.
- Chile and/or Argentina late this year or early next.
We haven't done northern Chile for a long time so I might do that for a change. Or we might stick with Patagonia.
If you think you might be interested in any of the above, please send us an email and let us know your comments, suggestions questions or other thoughts.
Note. None of the discounts which apply to our Australian trips apply to any of our overseas trips.
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Last Update 21 March. Click here to download a pdf copy of our full 2017-18 program.
If none of the available trips fits your dates or where you wish to go, please ask about our charters. We can go almost anywhere in the NT and Kimberley with almost any size group, provided you give us enough notice.