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Top End Safari 2021

About the Tour

27 day tourStarts 01 June 21

Cost: $4,650.00

Solo Cost: $4,200.00

Starting at Paronella Park, this safari will take you through spectacular North Queensland and the Northern Territory, ending at Litchfield National Park. This safari will have you mesmerised by the incredible Paronella Park, exploring the amazing geological wonder of the Undara Lava Tubes, staying at Adels Grove and cruising along Lawn Hill Gorge. Spot a crocodile in Karumba or even in Kakadu National Park and enjoy a full day 4WD tour and sunset Yellow Water Cruise admiring bird life and spotting crocodiles. Visit the historic Mataranka Homestead, stay at some well-known iconic pubs including Daly Waters and enjoy so much more on this 27-day tour of the Top End.


Meet at Paronella Park and enjoy a dinner together –Paronella Park was built when one man had a dream and built his castle beside Mena Creek Falls. Discover bridges, tunnel and amazing range of tropical plants


Today we will enjoy a guided tour of Paronella Park in the morning and again a night tour giving a totally different perspective of the Park.


After a late start we head off to Innot Springs where you can enjoy a bath in the hot springs, powered site


We head off to Undara and stay in the Caravan Park for 2 nights, powered sites, happy hour and camp fire if permitted


Enjoy a guided tour of the Lava Caves where you can enjoy this natural geological wonder 


Travel to Croydon and stay in a free camp overnight, no power, happy hour


Travel to Karumba and stay 2 nights in Karumba Gulf Country Caravan Park, powered sites


Enjoy a sunset cruise, crocodile and bird spotting 


Travel to iconic Burke & Wills Roadhouse and stay one night, power

DAY 10

Stay at Gregory Downs for one night, no facilities, camp fire if permitted

DAY 11

Travel to the beautiful Adels Grove, some dirt road getting into there, camping here for 3 nights, no power, camp fire if permitted and happy hour

DAY 12

Enjoy a half day tour of the incredible Lawn Hill National Park and cruise of Lawn Hill Gorge, camp fire if permitted and happy hour

DAY 13

Relax today, maybe take in a tour of Riverleigh Fossill

DAY 14

Travel to Burke & Wills Roadhouse and stay one night, power

DAY 15

Travel to Mount Isa staying 2 nights, free time to stock up and relax

DAY 16

Free day in Mount Isa

DAY 17

Travel the Barkly Highway staying at free camp Avon Downs for the night, no facilities, happy hour and camp fire if permitted

DAY 18

Travel to Three Ways Roadhouse staying the night, power, toilets, showers

DAY 19

Today we travel to iconic Daly Waters Pub, enjoy a dinner and show at the pub, power, toilet and shower facilities

DAY 20

We travel to Mataranka Homestead staying one night.  The movie “We of the Never Never” was filmed here and remnants of the old homestead are still there.   Enjoy a soak in the hot springs. We will all get together for a dinner at the Homestead that night, dinner and show included. Powered site, toilet and shower facilities

DAY 21

Travel to Katherine and stay 2 nights at the Katherine Holiday Park

DAY 22

Free day to stock up, relax and explore

DAY 23

We travel to Kakadu National Park and stay at Cooinda Campground for 3 nights, powered site, toilet and shower facilities.  We all have dinner together at night, dinner included

DAY 24

Enjoy a 4WD coach tour of southern Kakadu taking in Gunlom Falls and Ikoymarrwa Rock Pool

DAY 25

Tonight we experience the Yellow Water Cruise, enjoy spotting birdlife and crocodiles and just the spectacular scenery

DAY 26

We travel to our last stay for the night at Litchfield Tourist Park, on the doorstep of Litchifield National Park, the perfect place to explore after the safari.  We will all enjoy a farewell dinner together here, dinner included.

DAY 27

Today we say farewell to our new found friends and continue our independent travels


Approximately 3705 km

Not suitable for pets 

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Days 27
Dates 01 June 21 to 28 June 21
Location North Queensland
Start Innisvale QLD
End Darwin NT
Suitable for Campers, motorhomes, caravans
Cost $4,650.00
Solo Cost $4,200.00
Max Vehicles 20



  • Paronella park, including day and night tour
  • Innot hot springs
  • Undarah Lava Tubes - including a cave tour
  • Karumba - includes half day tour
  • Adels grove - includes half day river criuse
  • Mataranka Homestead
  • Kakadu - includes full day tour
  • All site fees and permits
  • lots of happy hours and more

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A safe way to travel, enjoy an adventure seeing new places with a wonderful comeraderie amongst the group.
Joe & Fiona - Qld Outback Wandering 2020

Another great time as usual, looking forward to the next adventure
Dick & Helen - Qld Outback Wandering 2020

Our third tagalong trip and looking forward to 2 trips with Renee & Andrew in 2021. Ideal way of seeing things in towns and centres you did not know existed.
Harry & Merle - Qld Outback Wandering 2020

Well organised safaris run by Renee & Andrew - loads of fun and laughs along the way
Allan & Margaret - Qld Outback Wandering

Renee & Andrew's attention to detail is excellent, seeing that everything and everyone is look after. The happy hour with its laughter and banter that comes with it. The slow travelling to enjoy the scenery, plenty of free time for self exploring.
Bruce & Thelma - The Great Tasmanian Adventure 2020

We recommend Xpedition Tagalongs, great time was had by our group, will certainly be going again. Andrew & Renee are great leaders and fun to be with, we were in safe hands at all times. This is our 3rd tagalong, they just get bigger and better
Allan & Lesley - The Great Tasmanian Adventure 2020

Everyone was made to feel welcome and included.
Ron & Alys - The Great Tasmanian Adventure 2020

Andrew & Renee ran the safari in a professional manner, showing consideration to all participants. Andrew went above and beyond to help with any vehicle problems. The campsites and planned events were organised in advance and therefore access was seamless. It was a stress free, fun and friendly event which, as a solo traveller, I enjoyed immensely
Jenny H - The Great Tasmanian Adventure 2020

Couldn't want for better tour guides than Andrew & Renee. Well planned, organised and lots of fun. Highly recommend Xpedition Tagalong Tours for an interesting safari.
Chris & Wendy - The Great Tasmanian Adventure 2020

Wow! What a wonderful way to see Tasmania. Andrew & Renee have included so any "not to be missed" places to visit while travelling, with safety, in a group. We are now looking forward to our next tagalong trip. Book your next adventure now!
Brian & Liz - The Great Tasmanian Adventure 2020

A big thank you again to our hosts and leaders Andrew & Renee, they just make our journeys so much fun and enjoyable. Would never have been able to do this safari on our own even if we had all the maps money could buy. Lots of research and effort goes into all safaris and again "thank you". Hopefully we have made a few friends along the way.
Max and Gerda

This was our sixth safari, hopefully many more. The enjoyment of camping in places and travelling on routes, one may not pick if on their own. Happy hour with people who become friends with common interests. Guided by a dedicated couple, who compliment each other with vasts depth of relevant knowledge
Lauri & Mary

Andrew and Renee are the perfect Tagalong tour group leaders. Their relaxed, inclusive, friendly manner belies the constant attention to detail, competence and experience that lies beneath. Uluru and Beyond met all my expectations and then some. I can now say that I have done the Red Centre.
Viveinne Page - Uluru and Beyond Safari 2018

We spent 30 days with Andrew and Renee covering thousands of kilometres, beautiful scenery. Exceptional stopovers we would have never seen. They were always available to help and this helped bring everyone together.
Trevor and Vicki Picket - Uluru and Beyond Safari 2018

As first time safari participants, we weren't sure what to expect, but we were very impressed with how organised our expedition leaders, Andrew and Renee, Led from the front. enjoyed travelling in a convoy for the first time.
Alan and Kathy - Uluru and Beyond Safari 2018

Awesome leaders! Had a great time going to the tip and back. Felt very comfortable following behind. Will be looking out for more tips to do in the future
Jeremy Lepherd - Cape York 2017

The trip to the Cape was awesome with hosts Andrew and Renee making it an effortless adventure. Can't wait till the next one, cheers guys
Ben Oliver - Cape York 2017