Limited Availability specialty tour
NT Wildlife and environment Tour
Woodlands, Savannah, monsoonal forests, floodplains, billabongs & Mangroves …
An experience for those keen to appreciate the diversity and beauty of the animals and environments of the Top End … with respect.
Maximum of 10 guests
Darwin Wildlife Tour
best tour we have done
… It was fabulous from go to whoa. Rob was a brilliant guide with his knowledge and enthusiasm being very contagious. Nothing was too much trouble and he created a very close knit group with our fellow travelers … to not do a tour with ethical adventures would be a mistake as it really doesn’t get any better than this …
Margie & Joe – Melbourne
Wildlife and environments of the Top End
Your NT wildlife and environments tour begins with an early start to catch the magnificent outback sunrise on the floodplains of the mighty Adelaide River. This region is a mecca for NT wildlife and also the perfect place to snack on tea, coffee, and hot, homemade ham and cheese croissants.
Wander through the monsoonal forest learning about native bush foods , medicines and natural resources.
Peer through the paperbark trees out onto the wetland beyond as the water birds go about their business.
Relax and admire the antics of the abundant wildlife that frolic, scamper and glide all around.
The area boasts over 230 species of birds, as well as one of the largest snake populations in Australia to keep them company.
A short journey later and find yourself on a private river cruise on the mighty Adelaide River where you will get up close to crocodiles in their natural state (NOT feeding them chicken or getting them to jump) and learning of the broader Riverine ecosystem and ebb and floe lifecycle dominated by the monsoonal floods.
Enjoy a light lunch during the cruise overlooking mother nature at her wildest.
Making landfall a few hours later it is time to make our way back to the coast for a meander through the mangroves of the northern coastline.
Mangroves are the protectors of the coast and nursery to local favorites such as mud crabs, prawns and barra. Fortunately the NT is blessed with healthy, vibrant examples of this type of ecosystem and there is plenty of opportunities to look closely at the intricate web of life found here before calling it a day.
What Comes next ?
Have you thought of Litchfield ?
☑ Pick-up + drop-off
☑ Morning snack
☑ Degree Qualified local guide
☑ Home-made snacks + refreshments
☑ Environmental interpretation
☑ 3 hour wildlife river cruise
☑ Insect repellent + sunscreen
☐ Water bottle
☐ Comfortable walking shoes
time to dine
Homemade Double Smoked Ham & Colby Cheese croissants
Lunch – Fresh Salad and smoked Salmon
Dietary considerations can be accommodated with prior agreement.
piCKUP & DROPOFF
We pick up from ALL private and commercial accommodation in the greater Darwin region (Palmerston by prior arrangement).
The operation of this tour is subject to ethical adventures COVID-19 Health & Hygiene Policy found within the terms and conditions. Please read this prior to booking.
*The cruise is provided by our partner ‘Adelaide River Tours’. This is a private cruise for this tour only.
Due to the nature of the environment and the intimate touring conditions, we do not accept children on this one day tour from Darwin under the age of 8 years old on public tours. We also suggest a minimum agility and fitness level comparable to being able to skip for 5 metres without suffering heart pain or muscle soreness. We also advise all participants to read our Terms and Conditions prior to booking and recommend travel insurance when visiting the Northern Territory.
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A wonderful surprise, found at very short notice. Ethical Adventures ticked all the boxes for me. Small groups, informative & nothing was too much trouble! Rob is a delightful tour guide, who cares about the environment. He was very knowledgeable in describing birds, various areas, and environmental issues. Highly recommended!
Hi Eva, Thanks for your review. It was a pleasure to share the morning sunrise and the NT wildlife and environments with you. I look forward to your return to the Top End. All the best, Rob
A well-organised small group that ensured we were introduced to some wonderful aspects of the Northern Territory's natural environment by a passionate tour leader. I was also very impressed by how much care had been taken to ensure that my dietary requirements were met.
Hi Janet, Glad you loved the day out amongst the NT Wildlife and also the food items included ... gotta keep the stomach happy :)Take care and all the best,Rob