Kakadu - June 2015 - AUSJEEPOFFROAD.COM - AJOR


Go Back   AUSJEEPOFFROAD.COM - AJOR > LOCATIONS | EVENTS | TRIPS > Organise a Trip in your state > Northern Territory


Portal Register Forums Trading Your Jeep New Garage Mark All Read

Post New Thread  Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 29-04-2015
marcopiat's Avatar
marcopiat  marcopiat is offline
CrawlerStar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Port Douglas
Posts: 316
What Jeep do I drive?: None
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Kakadu - June 2015

Going to head off from Port Douglas for a 4 week trip to Kakadu via Savannah Way incl Roper Bar, departing on June 1st. Any other Jeep owners heading out that way? We are fairly-well up-to-date with planning but any tips are appreciated. JKU Rubicon towing off-road fwd folding camper.
__________________
'13 JKU Rubicon, '13 BMW 125i, Cannondale MTB, Specialized Roubaix road bike & a restored "fixie"

Sponsored Posts
  #2  
Old 29-04-2015
Fathead's Avatar
Fathead  Fathead is offline
Full Flexer
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 530
What Jeep do I drive?: JK
Likes: 57
Liked 115 Times in 82 Posts
Default

Dont know much about the in between, but lived in kakadu for a year so happy to provide some information/ideas re kakadu itself if that helps

sent from a clown with a jeep and phat fingers
  #3  
Old 30-04-2015
marcopiat's Avatar
marcopiat  marcopiat is offline
CrawlerStar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Port Douglas
Posts: 316
What Jeep do I drive?: None
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fathead View Post
Dont know much about the in between, but lived in kakadu for a year so happy to provide some information/ideas re kakadu itself if that helps

sent from a clown with a jeep and phat fingers
Thanks Fathead. I've read up on what to see & do in Kakadu so I think we have that sorted. Probably more wanting to know the better campgrounds to stay at. We'll have around 7 days in Kakadu, don't need to cram all the attractions into a few days so thinking of spending 3-4 nights up the top then 3-4 nights around the southern part - would like to base ourselves each time somewhere nice. If you or anyone else are able to pass on any knowledge that would be gold..always good to hear any local's tips!

Cheers
__________________
'13 JKU Rubicon, '13 BMW 125i, Cannondale MTB, Specialized Roubaix road bike & a restored "fixie"
  #4  
Old 30-04-2015
Fathead's Avatar
Fathead  Fathead is offline
Full Flexer
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 530
What Jeep do I drive?: JK
Likes: 57
Liked 115 Times in 82 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by marcopiat View Post
Thanks Fathead. I've read up on what to see & do in Kakadu so I think we have that sorted. Probably more wanting to know the better campgrounds to stay at. We'll have around 7 days in Kakadu, don't need to cram all the attractions into a few days so thinking of spending 3-4 nights up the top then 3-4 nights around the southern part - would like to base ourselves each time somewhere nice. If you or anyone else are able to pass on any knowledge that would be gold..always good to hear any local's tips!

Cheers
kakadu is a great place and if your into fishing take a rod and lures and make sure you visit cahills crossing. cahills is the vehicle access between kakadu and arnhemland and it works a bit like a dam and barrier when the tide come in. at that time of year there should be lots of small barra, but if you can fish the downsteam of cahills about an hour before the water crosses over you may have a change of monster. PS what out for crocs. they will see you but you ont see them and they are big and everywhere

Gunlom (used to be called UDP falls) is a great campsite. green grass type site with hot showers and flushing toilets. not sure about power. its also only a nice short walk to the bottom main pool. but i would suggest that you follow the path and go to the top pools. the hike is well work it. about half way into gunlom is motorcar falls. its one of my favorite places. if you plan to visit motorcar falls, park int he tour guide parking bay (2nd on the right when you are driving IN). this will cut about half hour off the walk

cooinda (yellow waters) has nice camp grounds and fuel and there are places to stay (camp/power/caravan etc) in jabiru itself. jabiru is a good base as most of the northern stuff (ubir, noralangi rocks, coodinda, maguk (barramundi gorge) is between 40-60km form their.

you can do twin falls and jim jim falls in a day trip from jabiru or cooinda, but its a long day. when we were last at twin falls it only had long drops and and no power. also there are no camping facilities at jim jim (but there not that far from each other)

if i think of anything else ill pop it up. and if you have any specific question, im happy to help (if i can)
Sponsored Posts
  #5  
Old 30-04-2015
marcopiat's Avatar
marcopiat  marcopiat is offline
CrawlerStar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Port Douglas
Posts: 316
What Jeep do I drive?: None
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Good stuff mate. All sounds good. I'm hoping to catch a Barra so definitely will have my gear. Campgrounds you mention sound good too. No worries about power as long as the sun is shining we're self sufficient.

Going to take notes on camping sites on the way there and back along the Savannah Way for our future reference and anyone else on here that might be interested.

Thank you very much
__________________
'13 JKU Rubicon, '13 BMW 125i, Cannondale MTB, Specialized Roubaix road bike & a restored "fixie"
Likes: (1)
Post New Thread  Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off





All times are GMT +10. The time now is 05:57 PM.




AJOR does not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of AJOR or any entity associated with AJOR, nor should any advice be substituted as technical advice replacing that of a mechanic. You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use AJOR to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, religious, political or otherwise violative of any law. You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by AJOR. The owner, administrators and moderators of AJOR reserve the right to delete any message or members for any or no reason whatsoever. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless AJOR, the administrators, moderators, and their agents with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s). The use of profile signatures to intentionally mislead or misdirect any member on this forum is not acceptable and may result in your account being suspended. Any trip that is organised through the AJOR forum is participated at your own risk. If you or your vehicle is damaged it is your responsibility, not that of the person that posted the thread, message or topic initiating the trip, nor the organisers of AJOR or moderators of any specific forum. This forum and associated website is the property of AJOR.





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

AJOR 2002 - 2017 AUSJEEPOFFROAD.COM. All corporate trademarked names and logos are property of their respective owners. Ausjeepoffroad is in no way associated with DaimlerChrysler Corporation or Fiat Jeep.
www.midlifemate.com wayalife.com jkwrangler.com ausjeepforum.com jk-forum.com canadianjeepoffroad.com 20secondgorilla.com
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=