Litchfield National Park via Wallaroo Eco Tours

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by Tallulah_B on September 18, 2005

Wallaroo Eco Tours is an excellent local tour operator. The tours are limited to 13 people. The guide we had (John) had an incredible knowledge of the local flora and fauna, and we felt quite safe in his hands (even as crocodiles were leaping up near the boat). You start the tour by getting to hold a small crocodile at the tour office (you don't have to, but it's really amazing). The tour includes visits to three major watering holes/waterfalls where you can swim (high above sea level, so no threat of crocodiles!). A picnic lunch is included (make your own sandwiches--vegetarian options too).

Many operators offer jumping croc tours, but it's great to be with a small group of people so your view is not obscured by the crowds on bigger boats. There is also champagne and prawns offered at sunset. We stopped at a roadside picnic table and enjoyed tasty nibbles. Since the tour group is small and you spend the whole day together, it was a great chance for me traveling alone to meet other travelers. John was very good at anwering all our questions, and it felt like a very personalized tour. There is some walking involved to each waterfall but its not a "rigorous" tour by ay means.

Wallaroo Eco Tours
Litchfield National Park
Darwin, Australia

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